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What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye? Science Explains

We thought it was just us.<p>If you've ever noticed tiny worm-like shapes or transparent blobs in your field of vision - you know, those things that …

Optical Illusions

Researchers develop 'liquid wire' that acts like spider silk

The properties of spider silk that make it so intriguing are also what makes it so difficult to recreate in a lab, but a team of researchers now believes they have cracked one puzzle about spider silk: how does it remain taut when even when stretched?<p>According to a new paper published in the …

Real hackers found ways to break into the website of hacker show 'Mr. Robot'

Last week, real-life hackers uncovered security vulnerabilities in the show's website that could have resulted in an attacker downloading a database or gaining access to personal information on fans of the show.<p>Both flaws were found soon after the launch of a promo for the show's upcoming second …

Information Security

Internal newsletters from the NSA are now publicly available

It’s been years since whistleblower Edward Snowden first pulled back the curtains on the NSA’s mass surveillance program, and we still haven’t seen the entire trove of documents he discovered. Today, a new cache is being made available to the public.<p>The Intercept has released the first of several …

This AI can recreate Nobel-winning experiments

Artificial intelligence developed by a group of Australian research teams has replicated a complex experiment which won the Nobel Prize for Physics …

Artificial Intelligence

3D printer uses lasers to create metallic objects in midair

This Harvard-made 3D printer can create complex metallic objects other printers can't. See, instead of spitting out one layer over another, the machine was designed to ooze out metal that immediately freezes solid. That allows it to print free-form patterns that look like they're suspended in air, …

Google's gigapixel Art Camera captures the subtle details

The ability to browse a museum's library of art online isn't a recent development, but Google's Cultural Institute is improving that activity. The company built a camera specifically for capturing works of art in a way that displays detail as if you were walking up to in a museum. In order to fully …

BitTorrent is launching a TV streaming service

With iOS, Mac OS and Apple TV apps going live this week and premium content set to arrive this summer, the file-sharing service wants to help you cut the cord.<p>Legacy file-sharing client BitTorrent is making a move into media with a new BitTorrent Live TV streaming app, laying the groundwork for a …

Smart TV

In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

Oracle and Google are in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company’s use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system. The case, first decided in favor of Google, bounced up to an appeals court and was reversed, then …

Oracle

Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate reality, as the Internet company responds to competitive threats posed by Facebook, Amazon and Apple.<p>As part of an onslaught of upcoming products, Google …

Virtual Reality