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Mars Needs Colonists Who Eat Meat And Sleep Late

Just waking up now? You could qualify<p>If you're a die-hard morning person, don't start packing your bags for Mars just yet. A recent study suggests that people who prefer to sleep in and stay up late may be better suited for Mars.<p>Our bodies have internal clocks that tell us how long a day is, and …

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Voyager 1 Leaves Solar System, NASA Confirms

NASA’s far-flung spacecraft passed into interstellar space last year.<p><b>It’s official: Voyager 1 has slipped from the solar system.</b><p><b>Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 traveled past Jupiter and Saturn and is now more than 11.66 billion miles (18.67 billion kilometers) from the sun, becoming the first</b> …

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This Concept Electric Motorcycle Recharges In 10 Minutes

The futuristic motorbike features six honeycomb-like, quick-swapping battery modules.<p>From designers Olegs Zabelins and Pavels Sevcenko, this concept for a streetfighter-style electric motorcycle is based around six easy-to-replace batteries. Rather than waiting for the vehicle to charge between …

World's Oldest Primate Fossil Discovered

Recovered from sedimentary rock strata deposited in an ancient Chinese lake roughly 55 million years ago, Archicebus achilles provides a key link in the history of human evolution.<p>A tiny, beady-eyed, long-tailed primate with hand-like feet is now the world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton. In …

NASA Is Building An Intergalactic GPS

For your next family trip to Mars<p>You're probably already used to getting great GPS coverage in many of the places you visit. Now get ready for GPS in space. NASA is working to build a navigation system that would work anywhere in our solar system and beyond, IEEE Spectrum reported.<p>Spacecraft now …

Penny-Sized Vacuum System Could Help Detect Chemical Weapons

From DARPA, some very tiny suction.<p>Five years ago, DARPA challenged researchers to create a vacuum system smaller than a cubic centimeter and powered by just a quarter-Watt of energy. This week, DARPA announced the program's success. Researchers at University of Michigan, MIT, and Honeywell …

Inconsistency In The Big Bang Theory Resolved

Previous measurements of lithium isotopes in the galaxy may not have been entirely accurate. Woops!<p>A team of scientists working at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has solved one of the vital inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory, reconciling observed data with our current theoretical models of how …

Sonic: Lost World gameplay footage shows off three very different levels

Sonic Team is trying to mix up both the level themes and gameplay of <i>Sonic: Lost World</i>, the upcoming Nintendo-exclusive title from Sega, according to the gameplay footage above courtesy of IGN.<p>The video includes segments from three different levels: Windy Hill, Desert Ruins 1 and Desert Ruins 2. …

Untold Stories of Japanese Developers project aims to share the culture's 'holistic' approach to games

John Szczepaniak is afraid the Japanese-English language barrier is preventing us from mining the history of the Japanese video game industry, and as consoles — and people — pass on, we're in danger of losing it altogether.<p>That's why he has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a book about …

Google: privacy fears over Glass will fade

Larry Page, Google's chief executive, said Google Glass will soon be integrated into everyday life.<p>Google chief Larry Page assured investors that privacy fears about the company's coming internet glasses will fade as people incorporate the eyewear into their lives.<p>"People worry about all sorts of …

Seattle groups launch coding scholarship for low-income women

A new scholarship is available for women who want to learn to code but can’t afford to enroll in a hacker bootcamp.<p>ASeattle-based women in technology group called WiT. To support members from low-income backgrounds, local tech companies agreed to step in with a $10,000 scholarship — enough to cover …

ZTE phone for Sprint clears FCC, shows signs it's the Vital

We're starting to get a pretty clear picture of the smartphones that Sprint has in its pipeline, which include an LG Optimus F3, a new Windows Phone from HTC, the Moto X, the Kyocera Hydro Edge and the Sprint-branded Vital. In a buildup to the debut of the latter, a ZTE-manufactured handset has …

Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

The National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its …

When Your Data Is Currency, What Does Your Privacy Cost?

There was considerable mouth-dropping from publications such as <i>The New York Times</i> at initial reports this week that NSA programs are gathering both telephone records and information gleaned from large tech companies like Google and Microsoft. But as those reports have settled in, reactions have …

What other countries can learn from Britain’s experience with China’s Huawei

Britain finds itself in an uncomfortable position: It doesn’t like the fact that Huawei, a large Chinese firm that manufactures telecoms equipment, is deeply embedded in what Britain calls its “critical national infrastructure,” which includes energy supply pipelines, transportation infrastructure, …

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