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Star Trek copyright case returns to the neutral zone after reaching settlement

Filmmakers behind the <i>Star Trek</i> fan film <i>Axanar</i> can stand down from red alert status. A settlement has been reached between CBS, Paramount and the …

Star Trek

Scientists unleash graphene’s innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, …

Quantum Mechanics

Mercedes-Benz travels toward a fashionable, flexible horizon with new camper van

The compact camper van business has been treating Mercedes-Benz well. It introduced the Marco Polo and Marco Polo Activity vans at the 2014 …

Brewing beer on the moon - the next giant leap?

One of the major disappointments of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969 was the discovery of the complete absence of beer on the Moon. The situation may …

This device could make you King of Kindling

Would you rather risk hitting your hand with something sharp or something blunt? If you answered "blunt" – and you have some big pieces of wood to …

Gear & Gadgets

How to switch from Android to iPhone

Have you decided to drop your Android in favor of an iPhone? Here's how to switch phones and operating systems without losing your data (or mind) in …

Apple News

Laser system knows which tree is which

If you work in the forestry industry, then you'd better know that you're cutting down the right type of trees. With this is mind, researchers from …

Why blinking our eyes doesn't cause strobe vision

You might not realize it (you will now that we brought it up), but you blink about 15 to 20 times every single minute. When you do so, you eye …

The Brain

From Zera-to-compost in 24 hours flat

Composting your household organic waste is a highly-commendable thing to do, but compost heaps do have some limitations – they take a long time to …

Gardening

Smart biopsy needle helps doctors dodge the danger zone

One of the challenges in performing surgery on a brain tumor is the need to avoid damage to blood vessels, something that can cause bleeding and even …

Australian Universities

US sets up 10 official test sites for autonomous vehicles

Not that the industry has exactly been waiting for it, with numerous trials already taking place around the country, but the US Department of …

Driverless Cars

Pioneer adds analog synth to DJ groove toolkit

There was a time when the party or club DJ would just have to scratch, mix and spin to get the joint jumping and the bodies grooving. More recently, …

Analog

Intracranial pressure could be key to tackling astronaut vision loss

New research could lead to the creation of equipment designed to reduce the deterioration of astronaut vision over the course of prolonged trips …

Space

Cassini sees one of Saturn's moons making waves in its rings

As it nears the end of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been going in to get close-ups of Saturn's rings. On January 16 it captured the …

Astronomy

OBQ: Do electric cars really harm the environment less than gasoline-powered cars?

Electric vehicles are often touted as a more environmentally friendly than cars powered by gasoline. But all that electricity has to be produced …

Electric Vehicles

Fujifilm’s medium format GFX 50S detailed and priced

Since its announcement at Photokina last September we've known that Fujifilm was working on the GFX 50S, a new mirrorless medium format camera. Now …

Cameras

Line 6 turns guitar amplification on its head

For the most part, when searching for an amplification setup to help your electric guitar rock some noise, you're faced with a couple of choices. You …

Guitar

New molecule knocks out superbugs' immunity to antibiotics

One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, strains of bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most …

Antibiotics

Hennessey ends production of the 1,451-hp, 270-mph Venom GT

Since launching in 2010, the Hennessey Venom GT has lived among a very select handful of elite supercars with four-figure horsepower numbers and …

Sports Cars

Can technology deliver sustainability?

Can technology help make life on Earth more sustainable? Over time, products are use less energy and become more compact, meaning they use up fewer …

Environment

Global alliance formed to protect world against the next epidemic threat

The Ebola epidemic that broke out in 2014 might be a blip in most people's memories now, but for those directly involved in managing the crisis it …

Johnson & Johnson

Royal Navy gets new eyes in the skies

When the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth class carriers go into service in 2020, they'll be watched over by a new generation of eyes in the sky. In …

Royal Navy

John Cooper Works adds muscle and agility to the new Countryman

Introduced at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the new Mini Countryman is the biggest, beastliest vehicle in Mini's history. An all-new John Cooper Works …

Autos

Termites vs. plants: Mystery of desert "fairy circles" solved

The grasslands of the Namib Desert in Africa are pock-marked with patches where vegetation just won't grow. Dubbed "fairy circles," these strange …

Nature

HTC U Ultra vs. iPhone 7 Plus

Being offered online only (and incompatible with Verizon's or Sprint's networks) HTC's new U Ultra isn't likely to see even a small fraction of …

How to organize Gmail & keep your inbox empty

Ample storage space and extreme searchability are two of the driving factors behind Gmail's popularity. However, it's easy to abuse those luxuries …

Revved-up carbon purifies radioactive water

After the Fukushima nuclear plant accident occurred, hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water was left over. That water is still being …

New chemical front found in battle against anxiety

According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect over 18 percent of the population in the United States alone. So the …

Depression

Don't like blood? Neither does this potentially life-saving titanium

When a medical implant such as a stent or catheter is rejected by the body, blood platelets adhere to the device, forming a clot that encapsulates …

Titanium

Germ-killing dental implant has a heart of mouthwash

Typically, dental implants take the form of a false tooth with a titanium screw extending out the bottom. That screw goes into the bone, permanently …

Cosmetic Dentistry