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Physics students design real-world Star Wars deflector shields

<i>(Credit: LucasFilm)</i><p><b>Physics students at the University of Leicester designed a concept for fully operational deflector shields, but there's one</b> …

Physics

Vaccine seems to clear monkeys of HIV-like infection; humans next?

September 12, 2013|By Melissa Pandika<p>A new vaccine against simian immunodeficiency virus has proved effective… (Bernard Castelein / Oxford…)<p>Scientists have developed a vaccine that protected monkeys against simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, offering fresh hope that a similar vaccine can save …

Immune System

Scientists Find Life Buried Under An Antarctic Lake

Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have announced that they’ve confirmed the presence of life in samples of mud from the bottom of a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The team’s findings have been published in the journal <i>Diversity</i>.<p>The research team conducted their work at Lake Hodgson, on the …

Wonder Woman's Big 1984 Reveal Is Here, Thanks To Gal Gadot

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>Rami Malek stars as the legendary Queen …

Anthony Horowitz: where have all the bad guys gone?

If you ask me, Mike Myers has a lot to answer for. By taking the piss out of James Bond's Blofeld in the Austin Powers franchise, he made it almost impossible for a modern audience to relish a big-screen, larger-than-life villain. The collarless jacket, the scar, the Persian cat, the wheelchair – …

Even If Someone Chops Off Your Finger They Won't Be Able To Unlock Your iPhone 5S With The Fingerprint Scanner

If someone chops off your finger and then tries to use the fingerprint to unlock the phone, it won't work. The iPhone 5S's fingerprint reader relies on "the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal," Mary Branscombe at CITEWorld reports.<p>Via: Daring Fireball

iPhone

Hoodies Carved From Marble And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Friday 13th travellers take chance on flight 666 to HEL

Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travellers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki apparently were not too bothered. Friday's flight was almost full.<p>"It has been quite a joke among the pilots," said pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto …

South Korean fisherman kidnapped by North Korea escapes after 41 years

A South Korean fisherman who was kidnapped by North Korea more than four decades ago has managed to make a rare and daring escape back home to Seoul.<p>Jeon Wook-pyo, 68, had been fishing near the disputed Yellow Sea border when he was seized by a North Korean navy ship along with 24 others on …

Associated Press News

Mount McKinley's Gotten Shorter Again

Could Alaska's Mount McKinley be in danger of developing a Napoleon complex?<p>Well, it's still said to be the tallest peak in North America, so perhaps it won't need to worry about its height just yet. But for the second time in recent decades, the mountain's been shortened.<p>This week's announcement …

'Into the Wild' author reveals that poisonous plant led to Chris McCandless' death

Chris McCandless, a young man who gave up his possessions and hiked into the Alaskan wilderness to live in solitude — only to be found dead four months later — was immortalized in the 1996 book <i>Into the Wild</i> by Jon Krakauer and later by a movie of the same name (image above) directed and written by …

A Newly Discovered 'Failure' by Vincent Van Gogh

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After two years of research, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has confirmed that <i>Sunset at Montmajour</i> …

New camouflage coating uses squid protein to become invisible to infrared, night vision

Researchers at UC Irvine have created a new camouflage coating inspired by the pencil squid that is invisible to infrared cameras. The university developed the coating with military applications in mind — a tool to hide from enemies. Alon Gorodetsky, an assistant professor at Irvine who led the …

New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world's thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were …

The Crazy-Specific Colors Biologists Use To Describe Animals

Is this lizard opaline green? Perhaps more pistachio?<p>In field biology, describing a lizard as "green" just won't do when the exact shade could be the key to identifying a species. You need to be specific: There's pale green, grass green, citrine, and 48 other greens to choose from in the new <i>Color</i> …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

Fact: You Carry Around Enough Bacteria To Fill A Large Soup Can

BARF<p>How much bacteria do people carry around?<p>Enough to fill a big soup can. "That's three to five pounds of bacteria," says Lita Proctor, the program coordinator of the National Institutes of Health's Human Microbiome Project, which studies the communities of bacteria living on and in us. The …

Patent Suggests Google Is Designing A More Normal-Looking Google Glass

An unearthed Google patent, originally filed in March 2012, documents a new variant on the Google Glass headset. In the patent, Google described a Glass edition built into a traditional-looking set of eyeglasses. Perhaps soon, users with who already have spectacles won’t need to hack Google …

The first-ever naturally occurring gears are found on an insect's legs

Gears are a potent symbol of human industry, a sign of mechanical wonder or a cold assembly line. If you had to pick something to stand against the natural world, they'd be a pretty likely pick — except that as it turns out, insects discovered them first. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, …

Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly other life forms.<p>Equipped with an eight-track tape recorder, computers with 240,000 times less memory than an iPhone …

Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

<b>The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say.</b><p>They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack.<p>However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led …

Stem Cells

Prince William on royal baby boy: 'We could not be happier'

It's a prince!<p>The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to her first child, an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy at 4:24 p.m. local time (11:24 a.m. ET).<p>The palace revealed the news via press release at 8 p.m. local time following a hospital stay that lasted more than 14 hours at London's St. Mary’s Hospital, …

Prince William

Cory Monteith: Glee star died from alcohol and heroin

<b>Cory Monteith, star of the hit TV musical comedy Glee, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, a coroner in British Columbia has announced.</b><p>The 31-year-old Canadian, who played Finn Hudson on the show, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday.<p>The coroner said there was no evidence to …

Britney Spears

CVS, Walgreens, Stop & Shop Won't Sell Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Issue

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Rolling Stone</i> decided to make a profile of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the cover story of their …

Saudi princess Meshael Alayban charged with trafficking

<b>A woman described as a Saudi princess has been arrested in California and accused of human trafficking.</b><p>Meshael Alayban, 42, is accused of forcing a Kenyan woman to work 16 hours a day while paying her far less than what she was originally promised.<p>Authorities say Ms Alayban took the woman's …

Crime

Kremlin security agency to buy typewriters 'to avoid leaks'

<b>Russia's agency responsible for the Kremlin security is buying typewriters - a move reportedly prompted by recent leaks by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.</b><p>A 486,540-rouble (£9,860) order for electric typewriters has been placed by the FSO agency on the state procurement website.<p>The FSO has not …

Vladimir Putin