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Assembled iPhone 6 Logic Board Revealed in New Photo

With under four weeks to go until the expected introduction of the iPhone 6, increasingly complex parts are continuing to leak. Just weeks ago, photos showing two bare logic boards similar to but distinct from corresponding parts from existing iPhones surfaced, lending credence to rumors of two …

Great Venus and Jupiter conjunction of 2014

Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August …

NASA's own super-black coating ventures into space

Vantablack may be the darkest material in the world, but NASA aims to have the darkest material out of this world when it tests a nano-coating on the space station.<p>The announcement of Vantablack made quite a splash recently since its creators called it the "world's darkest material." It may hold …

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New Flying Reptile Found in "Unprecedented" Pterosaur Boneyard

Forty-seven pterosaur skeletons unearthed at Brazilian site, study says.<p>Nearly 50 skeletons of a new species of ancient flying reptile have been unearthed in southern Brazil, an "absolutely unprecedented" discovery, one expert says.<p>Varying ages of the newfound species, dubbed <i>Caiuajara dobruskii</i>, …

Towards more efficient solar cells

A layer of silicon nanocrystals and erbium ions may help solar cells to extract more energy from the ultraviolet (UV, high-energy) part of the solar …

Hi-Fi Roars Back to Life

LP sound quality in the digital age.<p>“Music is like a caged animal right now, and Pono is opening the door to let it out and be heard as it should.”<p>Beginning around 2000, some music no longer sounded as clear or rich as it once did. The problem wasn’t the artists; rather, it was the MP3, a …

NASA's Super-Black Material Arrives In Space

The material is so dark, you can't tell when it's been folded.<p>A sample of one of the world's blackest materials—so dark, it's impossible to see when it's folded—is now getting tested in space.<p>The material absorbs 99.5 percent of the visible light and 99.8 percent of the infrared radiation that hits …

Richard Dawkins: I once tried to commune with God – aged 13

'Angels at the altar' fantasy of now confirmed atheist revealed as leading scientist speaks at Edinburgh book festival<p>As a 13-year-old Richard Dawkins would fantasise about praying at an altar then seeing an angel dramatically appear in a burst of white light. Yes, one of the world's most strident …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

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Amazon’s Giant Arapaima On The Brink Of Extinction Due To Overfishing

The arapaima, a giant fish that used to dominate the Amazon river, has become a victim of overfishing and faces the threat of extinction in many …

Expanding waistlines will cause 3,500 more cancers each year, study finds

Scientists hope that linking 12,000 cancers each year to people being overweight will spark more action against obesity<p>Around 12,000 cancers a year are caused by people being overweight, according to a study which scientists hope will inspire more action to curb the obesity epidemic.<p>The study, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leak suggests huge QHD display and improved camera

If there's one thing that you're guaranteed to see at IFA, it's Samsung showing off the fourth version of the Galaxy Note. Unfortunately, any surprise factor the company might have been relying on has been lost if this credible-looking spec list is true. Indonesian retailer Erafone is claiming that …

This satellite offers military-grade imagery to the masses

Earth observation company Digital Globe has launched its WorldView-3 satellite into orbit. The satellite will be able to capture high-resolution …

Apple’s Phil Schiller dumps a bucket of ice cold water on his head

If you’ve been on the Internet at all over the last few days, you’ve probably heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge. The idea is simple. Someone challenges you online to dump a bucket of ice water all over your head. If you choose not to do so within 24 hours, you are asked to donate $100 to a …

Whisper Launches Nonprofit for Suicide Prevention

A response to the world's "excess inventory of loneliness."<p>On confessional sites like Whisper, Yik Yak and Secret, where everything from gossip to flirting flourishes under the cover of anonymity, sometimes users feel comfortable confessing their darkest secrets. For site managers, the toughest to …

Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites

<b>Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net's growth, says networking giant Cisco.</b><p>Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world.<p>In the last few days the number of possible routes …

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Apple and Samsung will sew-up the smartwatch market, others will fail, predicts analyst

Apple and Samsung will largely own the smartwatch market between them, predicts Jackdaw Research chief analyst Jan Dawson in a report being issued later today and seen by <i>Re/code</i>.<p>Dawson said that new players should “stay out of the market,” and existing players should scale back their plans.<p>“We do …

Lenovo Now Sells More Smartphones And Tablets Than PCs

Lenovo is the world’s largest PC manufacturer, although now it looks like the company is also becoming a major player in the mobile market.<p>Lenovo is …

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