Nathan Westervelt (KG5BXK)

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"100,000 Galaxies Fail to Yield Signs of Advanced Technological Civilizations" --NASA's WISE Orbiting Observatory

After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE …

WSJ: Google's X lab is working on batteries that last longer

Google's X lab is developing better batteries that last longer, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company hasn't confirmed anything yet, but seeing as most of its products require batteries to work (phones, wearables, self-driving cars, etc), the report isn't hard to believe. This particular …

Take a Look at These 14 Peculiar ‘Barcodes.’ You’ll Gasp When You Recognize the Story Inside Each One.

They’re some of the most instantly recognizable stories of our time — and they’re composed of lush colors.<p>From the friendly browns of “Toy Story”…<p>Image via imgur<p>…to the aquatic blues of “Finding Nemo”…<p>Image via imgur<p>…the movies produced by Pixar are known both for their absorbing color palettes as …

The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

Android Lollipop Usage Set To Double Before Summer

Google has released the monthly update to the Android version adoption numbers on its Developer Dashboard, and the slow adoption of Lollipop continues. The good news is that the uptake has risen over the last quarter, and is expected to accelerate with the latest smartphone releases.<p>Google’s report …