Michael Brumbaugh

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What do PCs, Samsung's Galaxy 8 and Toyota's concept vehicle have in common? Notable design

A focus on design has given a boost to HP and Dell in the PC market, may give Samsung's Galaxy S8 a lift and could even simplify Toyota's tech-happy …

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

The best tablets of the moment (Android and iOS tablets, April 2017)

In the world of tablets there is even more variety of screen sizes than in the smartphone, in which are already established sizes between 5 and 5.4 …

Samsung Galaxy S8 video trending on YouTube isn't flattering

Commentary: Look down this week's trending videos and you will see a parody that seems to be entertaining many.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It went off without a bang.<p>Which made everyone at Samsung happy.<p>The launch of the Galaxy S8 …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Microsoft software update breaks Windows 7 on some PCs

A certain patch prevents Windows 7 PCs with specific types of motherboards from booting.<p>A software patch from Microsoft isn't playing ball with certain computers running Windows 7.<p>The details are technical, but herein lies the tale.<p>Once upon a time (well, in March), Microsoft rolled out a patch for …

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Stephen Hawking

Microsoft's Cortana assistant can now replace Google Now on Android

Microsoft released a private beta version of its Cortana digital assistant for Android last month. While it includes similar features to the Windows 10 and Windows Phone version, Microsoft is taking its support of Android a step further with an updated app. In the latest beta version you can now …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

4 Ways Elevators Will Get Totally Insane In 2016

The company behind 1 WTC’s super-fast elevators tells us about the Star Trek elevators that will be coming as soon as next year.<p>On May 29, the One World Trade Center Observatory in New York will open up to the public. To get passengers to the 102nd floor as quickly as possible, 71 elevators …

Physics Database

| February 5, 2018 |<p>General theory of relativity — Einstein’s magnum opus — has introduced to modern physics many new concepts such as dynamic …

List of Free Science Books

Here’s an alphabetical list of all available free books. Note that many of the links will bring you to an external page, usually with more info about …

The world's largest 'gigayacht': It's the size of two football fields, has nine decks, two helipads and costs a cool $770MILLION

• <b>Double Century will rise 88 feet above the water and will be 656-feet long - and eclipse the current record holder</b>• <b><br>The world's biggest luxury yacht is</b> …

The U.S. Navy Needs to Radically Reassess How It Projects Power

From the May 4, 2015, issue of NR<p>A battle of the hawks is raging on Capitol Hill. Defense hawks say the nation’s security will be endangered if the …

Smartphone Futurology: The science behind your next phone's battery | Android Central

An introduction to lithium batteries<p>Rechargeable battery technologies have been constantly improving to keep up with the huge advancements in …

Russians and NASA Discuss Building a New Space Station

Space Exploration

Cheyenne Mountain Complex To Re-Open, Prompting EMP Attack And World War 3 Fears

Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a prominent icon of the Cold War, will soon be re-opened by the Pentagon. The “self-sufficient town” was buried beneath …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

New analysis may explain why the Earth and the moon are so chemically similar

It's a lunar mystery that has lingered for decades: If the moon is made of material from another planetary body that crashed into Earth, why is its chemical fingerprint so similar to that of our planet?<p>Nobody is 100% sure how the moon was created, but the giant-impact model is the most widely …

Researchers say tiny antennas inside microchips are possible

Antennas still need to be big: Big enough to work and create the electromagnetic waves needed to communicate. It's one of the physical limitations of electronics that means that anything in connected tech can only be <i>so</i> small. But that could well change in the future. Research published in <i>Physical</i> …

Physics

Russian Nuclear Submarine Goes Up in Flames

The disaster aboard the Orel is just the latest in a string of mishaps aboard Russia’s nuclear fleet.<p>It happened again: A Russian nuclear submarine …

US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions

AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia (AP) — Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in …

How can I protect my passwords and personal data without TrueCrypt?

<i>What can you recommend instead of TrueCrypt, which I use for encrypting passwords and personal data. I use the File Container approach, which is all I need and is easy to use. I haven’t encrypted a complete hard drive.</i><p><i>Microsoft offers BitLocker but that’s only available with the Enterprise and</i> …

Information Systems

New $1,300 Drone Sports 4K Video and Ultrasound Navigation

There are a few cases in which 4K video would be a noticeable improvement over plain old 1080p. An aerial fly-by of a Scottish moor, a sweeping pass …

Drones

IBM starts testing AI software that mimics the human brain

We haven't talked about Numenta since an HP exec left to join the company in 2011, because, well, it's been keeping a pretty low-profile existence. Now, a big name tech corp is reigniting interest in the company and its artificial intelligence software. According to <i>MIT's Technology Review</i>, IBM has …

Artificial Intelligence

Gravitational Lens Creates A Perfect Einstein Ring Across The Universe

Every now and then, the universe lines up just right for us puny humans on some speck of a planet in the no-where end of the galaxy to see something …

US marks 150th anniversary of American Civil War on day of Robert E Lee’s surrender

Across the US bells will ring to mark the end of the American Civil War, but scars remain from a conflict which claimed the lives of two per cent of the American population<p>Bells across America will peal to mark the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Robert E Lee’s Confederate army on April 9 …

War

Alex Garland Is Not God

“What is a director? Tell me what a director is.”Alex Garland poses this rhetorical challenge while sitting at the bar of West Hollywood’s London …