Raymond Koenen

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What’s the youngest moon you can see?

In modern times, as astrophotographer Thierry Legault proved in 2013, it’s possible to capture a moon in a photograph at the instant the moon is new. …

Turn Your Ears Toward The Bugatti Chiron Running The 'Ring

The Bugatti Chiron doesn’t operate like other cars. It’s on a different plane of speedxistence. So it’s funny to see one testing on the Nürburgring, …

Sports Cars

Solving the mystery of evaporating black holes: What happens to its stuff when it vanishes?

For all their extraordinary power, black holes are not immortal.<p>They have a life cycle just like we do. Forty years ago Stephen Hawking, the world’s …

The Idea Of Creating A New Universe In The Lab Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Dark Matter

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Millions of Samsung users exposed to hackers over expired domain

Are you rocking a Samsung phone from 2014 or before? Chances are many of you are. After all, Samsung was (and continues to be) the #1 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Any vulnerability coming to Sammy handsets would affect a substantial amount of users, and the latest one could have hurt 2.1 …

Samsung

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Physics

Ask Ethan: Can The Universe Ever Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

It’s the most fundamental law of special relativity, and the realization that led Einstein to some of the greatest physics breakthroughs of all time: the idea that nothing can travel faster than light. That holds true even today, as all massless particles in a vacuum move exactly at the speed of …

Universe

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Galaxies

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone

If you've ever wanted to understand the fuss over <i>Crazy Taxi</i> but didn't want to spend money on a piece of gaming history, you now have your chance. Sega has made it free to play both the Android and iOS versions of the original title, giving you a solid excuse to check out its classic mix of …

5 things to know about ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyberattack

Experts are trying to figure out who’s behind a global “ransomware” software cyberattack that shut down hundreds of thousands of computers around the …

How I accidentally stopped a global Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack

I’ve finally found enough time between e-mails and Skype calls to write up the crazy events that occurred over Friday, which was supposed to be part …

Ransomware

NHS hack wasn't about making money. It was about disgruntled hackers making a point

“What happened?” was the most asked question following the intense media coverage of what global security expert Mikko Hypponen has described as the …

The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes

The WannaCry ransomware attack has quickly become the worst digital disaster to strike the internet in years, crippling transportation and hospitals …

Watch WannaCry attack worldwide in real time

It's not a new site, but at the moment it's probably one of the most mesmerizing on the internet.<p>MalwareTech, whose security analyst on Friday briefly slowed the worldwide attack of the WannaCry ransomware, has created a botnet tracker that shows the locations of unique IP addresses -- a computer's …

WannaCry

The Day the Dinosaurs Died: Scientists reveal species could have survived if killer asteroid had hit 30 seconds later

The dinosaurs may have survived if a huge asteroid that hit the earth had struck 30 seconds later.<p>The nine-mile wide asteroid that smacked into the …

Earth Science

Logan: Watch 11-Year-Old Dafne Keen's Amazing Audition With Hugh Jackman

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Now you can watch the video on YouTube.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Video of 11-year-old actress Dafne Keen's screen test with Hugh Jackman for her role in <i>Logan</i> has emerged, showing the young actress fearlessly and emphatically nailing her try-out for Laura.<p>In the screentest, she sits …

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

We've hit next-level physics.<p>For the first time ever, physicists have managed to directly detect a hydrogen bond within a single molecule - meaning …

Chemistry

There's now a vending machine in Singapore that dispenses Ferraris

Used car seller Autobahn Motors opened a futuristic 15-story showroom in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots, billing it as the "world's largest luxury car vending machine".<p>Customers on the ground floor choose from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see. The car arrives within …

An F-35 pilot explains why Russia and China's counterstealth can't stop him

Later, over Serbia, an F-117 was shot down, forever souring the image of so-called invisible aircraft that have for decades been on top of the US Air Force's agenda.<p>Today, Russia and China have built impressive arrays of very high frequency, or VHF, and other integrated radars that can spot even …

Someone Took The Time To Meticulously Recreate ‘Terminator 2’ In ‘GTA V’

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>‘s impressive engine has powered more tributes than Tenacious D. From the spot-on recreation of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, to the <i>Game of Thrones</i> intro, gamers and non-gamers alike have seen that just about anything can be recreated in <i>GTA V</i> with patience, know-how, and plenty of time. We even …

San Andreas

The mysterious 'Cold Spot' in the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> A recent astronomical observation of a "cold spot" in the universe is stirring the interest of scientists who are intrigued with an exciting and highly speculative theory that there may be more than one universe.<p>Now before you get incredibly excited about that prospect, I should caution …

Universe

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

“We don’t just have a skeleton. We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”<p>After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated …

How Much Gold Is In The James Webb Space Telescope?

If you want to image the Universe as deeply and powerfully as possible, you need your telescope to do four things:<p>Be as large as possible, to gather the greatest amount of light and obtain the highest resolutions that you can.<br>• Go to space, so that you eliminate the interference and turbulence from …

Hennessey’s New “Exorcist” Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Set to Terrorize Hellcats

An apt name for the fastest Camaro that comes with a warranty<p>We might not know exactly what Dodge has in store for us with the upcoming Demon, but it looks like Hennessey is making sure the Camaro faithful are well equipped. To expunge the SRT Demons and Hellcats from drag strips and local …

Sports Cars

What Is The Universe's Third Most Common Element?

In the earliest stages of the Universe, it was too hot to form neutral atoms or even atomic nuclei, as they’d immediately be blasted apart by a collision. By time the Universe had expanded and cooled enough that we could form stable nuclei, things were sparse enough that we wound up with 75% …

Universe

Metallica’s ‘Kill Em All’ Gets A Pop Punk Makeover Ahead Of The Grammys When This Guitarist Switches Over To Major Key

Metallica will take the stage with Lady Gaga at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, but before then they’re getting a slight makeover thanks to guitarist Ben Eller. He takes the memorable intros to songs on their debut album <i>Kill Em All</i> and ends up playing them in major key. This not only drags each song out of …

Pop Punk

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

University of California