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See All The Satellites And Space Junk Circling Earth In Real-Time

Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison<p>From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth's orbit is actually crowded with a ton of stuff, from human-made satellites to many smaller pieces of debris whirling around at dangerously high speeds, as the film <i>Gravity</i> …

Britain’s night-long summer twilight begins to subside in July so that lucky starwatchers under a dark sky may be able to glimpse the Milky Way as it arches high across the E at our map times from the Scorpius-Sagittarius region in the S towards Cassiopeia and Auriga in the NNE. On the way, it …

Astronomy

Injecting Electronics Into Brain Not as Freaky as it Sounds

No need to wait for the cyborg future—it’s already here. Adding to a growing list of electronics that can be implanted in the body, scientists are working to perfect the ultimate merger of mind and machine: devices fused directly to the brain.<p>A new type of flexible electronics can be injected …

Singularity

What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don’t Work Anymore? (My TED Talk)

The antibiotic era isn’t actually very old. It begins, depending on how picky you are, with Alexander Fleming’s accidental recognition of the mold that makes penicillin. the first antibiotic, in 1928; or perhaps with the first human test of penicillin, in 1941; but definitely by 1944, when …

TED Talks

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

A Sleek Digitally Augmented Router Offers "Autocorrect For Your Hands"

The Shaper, now reimagined by an ex-Google designer<p>Last year, Alec Rivers, a recently minted computer science Ph.D. from MIT, had a problem. He and his co-founder Ilan Moyer had created a digitally augmented power tool and planned to sell it through their company. After drawing a shape in …

Woodworking

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

In a small, sparse makeshift lab, Melissa Malzkuhn practices her range of motion in a black, full-body unitard dotted with light-reflecting nodes. She's strapped on a motion capture, or mocap, suit. Infrared cameras that line the room will capture her movement and translate it into a 3-D character, …

Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

For the second time in as many days, a swimmer off North Carolina's Outer Banks has been attacked by a shark.<p>The Associated Press says that the latest victim was an 18-year-old man who was left in critical condition after the attack, which occurred Saturday afternoon on a beach near Waves, N.C. It …

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Breaks Up After Launch With Space Station Cargo

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke up in a fiery blast on Sunday just minutes after its launch with a robotic Dragon cargo capsule headed for the International Space Station. It was the third failure of a space station resupply mission in eight months.<p>The Falcon took off right on time after a seemingly …

Space Travel