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Suomalaisen Ekapelin menestystarina jatkuu – ilmestyy pian englanniksi, ranskaksi ja portugaliksi

Mikä Ekapeli?• Tietokoneella tai mobiililaitteilla pelattava oppimispeli, joka harjoittaa lukutaidon perusteita.<br>• Perusideana on yhdistää pelissä kuuluva …

Tim Cook encourages Apple to move forward after Trump win

The U.S. presidential election left people around the world anxious about the future, but Apple CEO Tim Cook rallied employees yesterday saying we all have to keep moving forward.<p>In an email to employees, Cook told employees that “Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed.” The Apple CEO invoked the late …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

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New Apple Patent Shows a Bendable iPhone Using Carbon Nanotubes

Joining the bending game<p>Future iPhones won’t suffer from the bendgate issues that plagued iPhone 6 Plus users, instead they’ll bend <i>on purpose</i>.<p>A …

Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Balance Like A Real Human

One of the primary challenges with bigger robots is making them move without falling over. Big, human-sized robots either can’t walk at all, or they …

Robotics

Scientists have figured out how much a pack of cigarettes a day affects your DNA

The dangers of smoking tobacco are undeniable—it kills more than 480,000 in the US alone each year. Scientists have known for a while that smoking tobacco causes significant damage to the body; as well as causing or worsening respiratory and cardiovascular issues, smoking can trigger genetic …

Mutations

An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

NASA just completed its $8.7 billion space telescope that will replace the Hubble

For over 20 years, NASA — together with the Canadian and European space agencies — has been working toward a giant space telescope that will replace the Hubble Space Telescope. That telescope is called the James Webb Space Telescope, and on Nov. 2, NASA administrator Charles Bolden announced that …

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

10 Reasons Why The Second Half Of Your Life Is Better Than Your First

<b>1. We are happier.</b><p>The happiest people, of any age, are 58-years-old, according to a <i>Daily Mail</i> survey. That's because they are "the highest percentage of people (who) were happy with the balance of work and leisure, as well as feeling good about their lifestyle."<p>Then, in a recent survey of more than …

Adobe's upcoming audio tool lets you synthesize speech in anyone's voice

Get ready for a whole new universe of scams and conspiracy theories. At its annual MAX event, Adobe showed off a tool it’s working on that’s basically Photoshop for audio, in that it can generate authentic-sounding speech in anyone’s voice based on a small sample.<p>You read that right: Feed Project …

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Canada investigates mysterious 'pinging' sound at bottom of sea in Arctic

Canada's military is investigating a mysterious "pinging" that is emanating from the sea floor in the Arctic.<p>The sound, which has also been described as a "hum" or a "beep", has apparently spooked the local wildlife in the Fury and Hecla Strait.<p>Paul Quassa, a member of the legislative assembly, …

Armed Forces

Are You Being Lied To? Science Says Watch Out for This Trick (or Try It for Yourself) | Inc.com

Nobody likes being lied to on principle, but as it turns out, your brain is pretty OK with it, so long as those lies get repeated a bunch of times. Research from Vanderbilt University indicates that you're more likely to accept statements as being true if those statements are frequently repeated, …

The Brain

World's tiniest pacemaker implanted without surgery - Futurity

A cardiac pacemaker about the size of a large vitamin does not require a surgical incision. It's delivered through a catheter to the inside of the …

Google enables super fast news for smartphones — if you don't mind ads

Google thinks you're going to be bored by the end of this sentence.<p>That's about the attention span, they say, of the average mobile user. If you …

Media Industry

California Institute of Technology - Caltech

Leslie J. Deutsch, PhD, Caltech's commencement organist, rehearses before Friday's ceremony. #caltech #Caltech2015 #caltechig #classof2015