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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

Quantum Mechanics

New iPhone 6 Renderings Highlight Curved Display, Rounded Corners

Following a report from <i>Mac Otakara</i> yesterday claiming the iPhone 6 will feature a curved glass display and an all-aluminum rear shell, French website <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate] and designer Martin Hajek have partnered up to showcase renders visualizing such a device based off of the recent …

Heating Water To 600 Degrees Celsius In One Trillionth Of A Second

A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions.<p>It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have figured out how to heat about one billionth of a liter of water 600 degrees Celsius in one …

Chemistry

Rohm showcases colorful solid hydrogen-source fuel cell chargers at CEATEC

You know what makes a fuel cell charger in your pocket a little less frightening? <i>Colors</i>! CEATEC mainstay Rohm has arrived back in Japan with a new set of hydrogen-source fuel cell chargers, with the latest prototype lot boasting a litany of new hues that may very well match up with that iPhone 5c …

FreedomPop Takes Aim At Carriers With Its New, Free Phone Plan

Is your cell phone bill too expensive? So is mine. Wireless data startup FreedomPop has been trying to tackle that little financial truth for the better part of two years now, and it’s finally ready to take aim at traditional wireless carriers and their pricey monthly plans.<p>In exchange for a …

Thanks To Bluetooth, Setting Up Your Apple TV Is Now Just An iPhone Tap Away

It just got a lot easier to set up your Apple TV. Apple has detailed a new way to input login and WiFi network information when setting up a third-gen Apple TV with an iOS device. All you have to do is physically tap an iPhone against the Apple TV to instantly transfer settings over Bluetooth LE …

Best apps new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c owners should download right now!

There are almost a million apps on the iOS App Store. Sorting through them can be an incredible pain. That's why we've done it for you. These are the …

How's your iOS 7 battery life? [Poll]

It's been one week since Apple released iOS 7 - read our complete iOS 7 review - and half-a-week since Apple launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c - …

Debug 20.1: Ryan Nielsen on Tumult and Hype

Ryan Nielsen of Tumult talks to Guy and Rene about leaving Apple to go indie, creating Hype, App Store vs. own store, remote vs. office, and dealing …

Martha Stewart files lawsuit against Lodsys following patent infringement accusations

Lodsys, perhaps the poster child for patent trolls over the past few years, is happy to attack potential targets both big and small, and they've picked one that apparently isn't taking their attack lying down. As reported by <i>GigaOm</i><i>,</i> Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) has filed a complaint in a …

iMore for iOS 7 app coming soon!

Yes, we're working very, very hard on an updated iMore app for iOS 7. There's been a ton of work involved, redoing a lot of stuff to make it as iOS 7 …

Biting controversy: forensic dentistry battles to prove it's not 'junk science'

Should the practice that landed serial killer Ted Bundy on death row be banned?<p>In 1994, when Monica Reyes was strangled, beaten, and left dead in an Elizabeth, NJ drainage ditch, the only evidence investigators found to identify her killer was a bite mark on her back. There were no witnesses. There …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

These Magnetic Nanobots Could Carry Drugs Into Your Brain

The robots are coming from INSIDE the blood!<p>These tiny cages, each 100 microns long and 40 microns wide, may not look like much, but they are the new semi-trucks of targeted medicine delivery. Developed by a team of Chinese researchers, in conjunction with Swiss and South Korean institutes, the …

Ancient Fish With Strong Jawline Could Rewrite History Of Faces

As faces go, <i>Entelognathus primordialis</i>isn't much to look at, even for a fish.<p>But consider that the 419 million-year-old, armor-plated fish is the earliest known creature to have what humans might recognize as a face, according to research published Wednesday in <i>Nature</i>. That's mostly due to its bony, …

Mean, Sexist Gorilla Gets Kicked Out Of Dallas Zoo

Patrick, a male gorilla with a history of not playing nice with others, is being moved to make room for the zoo's newest gorilla bachelors.<p>Patrick, a 23-year-old, 430-pound gorilla, has some struggles with the ladies. The western lowland gorilla, a resident of the Dallas Zoo for 18 years, has …

Real television stars

It would teach the BBC if an unobserved asteroid vaporised the heart of its myopic empire<p>How often do you hear this: “I’d love another pint but I must hurry home to catch Embarrassing Bodies”? Giant fish, surgery, Ibiza, gambling – late-night telly is a wasteland scarred by repeat fly-tipped …

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

How To Make A Surface Shed Bugs Like Water Droplets

What if insects just couldn't climb into your house?<p>Can I just coat all the walls of my apartment with this? A team of biologists has found how to make a material that insects aren't able to walk on. The surface of the material is simply too slippery—the bugs can't get a grip with their creepy …

Apartment Building

Termites' powerful weapon against extermination? Their own poop | Reuters

ORLANDO (Reuters) - Scientists trying to understand why destructive wood-eating termites are so resistant to efforts to exterminate them have come up with an unusually repugnant explanation.<p>Termites’ practice of building nests out of their own feces creates a scatological force field that Florida …

Insects

Fish Fossil Has Oldest Known Face, May Influence Evolution

The 419-million-year-old fossil has the same jawbones as vertebrates.<p><b>Scientists have found the oldest face—and it's a fish. (Not a fishface, though.)</b><p>The 419-million-year-old fish fossil could help explain when and how vertebrates, including humans, acquired our faces—suggesting a far more primitive …

FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

Joint U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station.<p>Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, …

Space Exploration

Weekly Replay - GTA V, Wind Waker, and more

We know how busy life can get. Sometimes you miss out on the game industry's news, game reviews, and info on upcoming titles. That's why every week …

Multiplayer gameplay shown in Assassin's Creed 4 trailer

Ubisoft has released a new Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag trailer focused on the title’s multiplayer component, which shows a number of ways players …

Maia Steam early access release date set

Sci-fi colony building game Maia launches on Steam early access on 3rd December 2013, developer Simon Roth has announced.<p>"It's still quite far away, …

GTA5 sells more in first week than launch weeks of all other GTAs combined

As you'd expect, Grand Theft Auto 5 dominated the UK chart this week, storming to top spot as the UK's fastest-selling game of all time.<p>After five …

Sadira is a brand new Killer Instinct character

Sadira has been confirmed as the first brand new character for Xbox One launch game Killer Instinct. Boasting Wolverine-style claws which can be used …

Watch Lightning as Final Fantasy 7's Aeris

You can dress Final Fantasy 13 star Lightning up as Aeris/Aerith Gainsborough, the healer from Final Fantasy 7, in Lightning Returns.<p>Square Enix has …