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Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

To Be or Not to Be Signaling the Aliens: That Is the Question for SETI

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For more than 50 years, scientists have been listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, to no avail. Now some experts on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, think it's time for a sustained effort to send signals out to extraterrestrial …

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler's Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

Mysterious dark matter in inner Milky Way

It’s a tough measurement, but astronomers in Stockholm say they’ve proven dark matter exists in our part of the galaxy.<p>We knew there was dark matter …

Unexpected storm at a galaxy’s core

At the core of a galaxy called the Teacup, jets from a central supermassive black hole may be gradually destroying the galaxy’s ability to form new …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

Genetics

If Cupertino’s cooking up an Apple car, here are the features we want

If Apple really is working on a car, what would it look like? And what would we <i>want</i> it to look like and do?<p>The growing chorus of rumors about Apple’s possible automotive ambitions — and the hard facts about the car designers it’s already recruited — don’t prove Cupertino is working on a car. But if …

Tim Cook

Mophie Juice Pack Plus Review: Protection And Power Extends iPhone Battery

Not many case manufacturers have the market presence that people buying an iPhone 6 case would head to its website on the launch day to see if there is a case ready. Mophie is one such company, with its range of ‘external battery’ protective cases being prized by countless smartphone users. …

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

Apps

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Mobile Technology

Fuji's premium telephoto zoom packs some serious punch

Fujifilm may still be a relatively niche player in the mirrorless camera field, but that's not stopping the company from putting out some serious lenses to go along with its well-regarded X-series cameras. With the $1,600 XF50-140mm zoom, Fuji's hoping to provide a professional-level, …

Cameras

Six Things You Should Know About Amazon's Drones

Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes. With this request, the company has signaled that they are serious about transitioning the idea of thirty minute Prime Air deliveries from concept to …

Scribd Brings Its Unlimited Reading App to the Kindle Fire

Scribd has thrown down a gauntlet against the reigning ebook champion Amazon with the release of an app for enjoying its subscription ebook service on Amazon’s own Kindle Fire tablet.<p>While Scribd already has Android and iOS apps for its $8.99-per-month service, which launched last October, the …

A New 8-inch Samsung Tablet with Model Number SM-T330 Spotted

Earlier this month, Samsung added a bunch of new tablets to its portfolio which also includes an 8.4-inch Galaxy TabPro, including a budget Samsung …

Gear & Gadgets

PlayStation Vita Slim hits UK on February 7; US release unknown

Sony is trying to give its PlayStation Vita handheld a shot in the arm with a new Slim version. The fresh, slender games machine is already out in Japan, but is making its way to the UK on February 7.<p>Available to preorder now, the PS Vita Slim is, as the name suggests, smaller than its forebear. …

Sony's slimmer PlayStation Vita coming to the UK for around £180, pre-orders start today

Alright, so perhaps we took Sony's invite to its London PlayStation event a little <i>too</i> seriously when we speculated Vita TV news was on the agenda. Although it's not technically the "slimmest" PS device, Sony's brought us here to welcome the late-2013 PlayStation Vita iteration (aka the PCH-2000) to …

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Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

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3 New Health Foods You Should Try In 2014

Exotic (and delicious!) ingredients to add to your grocery list this year<p>If you're sick of cooking with kale and chia seeds all the time, you're in luck—2014 promises to bring a whole new crop of health foods to grocery stores and menus this year. Check out some of the best ways to keep your your …

10 Easy Ways to Burn Off Those Bad Holiday Decisions

An afternoon of skiing and a night filled with dancing sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold day, right? But is it enough to burn off those …

CrossFit

What Sleep Experts Do To Get A Good Night's Rest

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>These sleep experts have done the research, they’ve heard the up-all-week horror stories (as well as the surprise successes) -- so, we asked, what works for them?<p><b>Nap Proactively</b><p>The expert: W. Christopher Winter, medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center …

7 Caffeine-Free Ways To Boost Your Energy

<i>By Laura Tedesco for Prevention</i><p>When your energy level falls into the red zone, you probably reach for our culture's quick fix: caffeine. In fact, women in their 30s consume about 165 milligrams of the stuff each day, but by age 50, the daily average leaps to 225 milligrams, a recent USDA report …

Healthy eating, Healthy food and Healthy meals

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, on 11 July 2012 from White Sands missile range in New Mexico. Hi-C's image sequences show the twisting up or braiding of the magnetic field that …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Android 4.3 Update For Samsung Galaxy S3 Causing Performance Issues, Might Have Been Put On Hold

Samsung started rolling out the Android 4.3 Update for the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 in the UK and several other regions, along with several UK …

Android News

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Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

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