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Hello, it's me. On a flip-phone. Samsung unveils clamshell model

We all owe Adele an apology. After the internet mercilessly took the piss out of the flip-phone she used in her video for Hello (a decision the director said was thought through – “it’s so distracting to see an iPhone in a movie”), news has emerged that Samsung is releasing a flip model.<p>It's Meagan …

Mobile Technology

The Messaging App that's the 'Hot New Thing Among Jihadists'

Telegram is a free cloud-based messaging app that claims to be “faster and way more secure” than similar services like WhatsApp, and it has …

Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my 21.co bitcoin computer was on its way.<p>Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily …

An Interactive Guide To The Latest Artificially Intelligent Robots

Some are helpful. Some are creepy.<p>As our favorite companion robot Buddy can attest, artificial intelligence reached a fever pitch in 2015: Humanoids now greet customers in retail stores, intelligent speakers control your smart home, and digital assistants have taken over your scheduling. Some are …

Artificial Intelligence

Fresh Voices: Researchers Grow New Vocal Cords From Cells

Researchers say they’ve grown new sets of vocal cords from just a few cells, and think they might be able to create custom-grown replacements for people who have lost their own voices.<p>The highly specialized cells — taken from living people and from a cadaver — assembled themselves into the right …

Immune System

Seiko Will Reissue Ripley’s Futuristic Alien-Fighting Watch

In space no one can hear you tick.<p>In the movie <i>Alien</i>, futuristic alien butt-kicker Sigourney Weaver AKA Ripley wore a futuristic-looking chronograph. This piece, the Seiko 7A28-7000, was one of the first watches with a quartz chronograph movement and featured a unique pusher design with buttons that …

A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.<p>Pig bodies are a lot like human bodies, and Swiston wanted to know whether the device would be able to monitor vital signs from inside a body. It did.<p>It's …

Medical Technology

Messaging app Telegram blocks 78 'ISIS-related' channels

Telegram, a messaging app known for its emphasis on privacy and security, confirmed Wednesday it had shut down dozens of public channels that "were …

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Neuroscience

Why This Scientist Thinks Humans Won’t Go Farther Than Mars

A manned flight to Mars is more possible than ever before, so it’s not hard to imagine a day when humans will explore the rest of the solar system, …

Primordial goo from beginning of life on Earth used to prevent implant rejection

Primordial goo thought to have helped all life on Earth evolve has been used to reduce the risk of rejection among implant patients by scientists in …

Relativity's Long String of Successful Predictions

When he unveiled his general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein wasn’t exactly met with applause. Almost no one else could do the math necessary …

Technology may someday boost Soldiers’ cognitive ability

By <b>David Vergun</b><b>,</b> Army News Service<p><b>ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 15, 2015)</b> — New and complex technology for Soldiers can tax their mental ability, …

El Niño Expected to Strengthen, Bring Wild Weather Across US

El Niño is likely to strengthen by the end of the year, potentially bringing more precipitation than usual to much of the United States.<p>This year's …

Scientists have created transparent solar panels that could replace windows

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the …

Clean Energy

Upgraded Curiosity suggests water was repeatedly present on Mars – NASA

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has examined mineral veins in the Red Planet’s so-called “Garden City,” thanks to a new observation tool. Chemical …

There are 6 quintillion gallons of water hiding in the Earth's crust

Most of us think of the water cycle as something that occurs above ground: water falls from the sky, evaporates back into the atmosphere and then condenses into rain or snow once again.<p>But the water that's above ground is just a fraction of our planet's total water story.<p>Hidden in the Earth's crust …

Water