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Don't Panic, But Our Universe Is Dying

Don't get too attached to the universe. It won't be around much longer.<p>The universe will long outlast Earth. However, in the cosmic sense, it is slowly dying -- something scientists have believed to be the case since the 1990s, but recently confirmed in a new study.<p>A team of international …

Universe

Apple rejects iOS apps that support the Pebble watch

Apple has begun rejecting iOS apps that support Pebble, the immensely popular and more affordable alternative to Apple Watch.<p>One developer received an email to say that their app, SeaNav US, was no longer welcome in the App Store because it mentions the Pebble — a third-party mobile platform — in …

The future of analytics

This year I’ll be attending IBM Vision for the first time. I’ve been to many conferences in my career, but one that is focused on the finance, risk …

A Strategy for Teaching Programming – Logic First

Programming is all about the creative logical thinking flow, and very little about the syntax. However, a lot of teaching materials take the reverse …

Teaching

Google's mobile search prioritizes sites optimized for phones

Google announced in February that it would start highlighting mobile-friendly sites on phone searches -- today, that update is finally here. Now, when you search Google on your phone, you're more likely to see results that are optimized for smaller screens, rather than desktop sites that require a …

You don't need to be a scientist to benefit from big data on climate and weather

The Commerce Department is partnering with five leading technology outfits to make 20 terabytes of environmental data available for easier access and …

7 awesome ways quantum computers will change the world

Creative commons<p>Superfast computers built on the bizarre principles of quantum physics are coming, and when they finally get here, they're going to …

Scientists Discovered the Biggest Object in the Universe — And It's Not What You Think

Space scientists claim to have identified the biggest single structure ever observed in the known universe. It's not an exceptionally huge galaxy, a …

Universe

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Supervoid May Explain Gargantuan Cold Spot Lurking In Distant Universe

The biggest thing in the Universe is a cosmic hole<p>If you’re wondering what the biggest structure in the universe is, astronomers have said it’s nothing, really.<p>That’s not false modesty on their part--astronomers now have evidence that the largest known structure in the Universe is a “supervoid,” or …

Universe

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15 billion years

The ‘optical lattice’ device is now three times more accurate than previous incarnations<p>Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.<p>The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium …

Physics

Two new maglev speed records set in a single week in Japan

Central Japan Railway Company's high-speed maglev train has been busy setting records and then breaking them again in the past week. Most recently, …

Japan

ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM switches through games with ease

The advent of 64-bit processors on mobile was seen to herald support for more RAM inside smartphones and tablets. But to this day, you can probably …

Mobile Technology

BRICWAVE Xpress With Apple MFi Certified ICs & Connectors

Don’t be held back by cords and too much STUFF! How? Do MORE with Less. Campaign On Kickstarter BRICWAVE Xpress is a small device that integrates a …

LG G Stylo Launched In South Korea

LG has announced another new smartphone, the LG G Stylo which is launching in South Korea and the device is equipped with a 5.7 inch HD display with …

Google Wireless Service To Be Announced This Week

We have been hearing rumors about the new Google Wireless service for some time and now according to a recent report, Google will announce their new …

Google

What Are the Largest Things in the Universe?

What's the largest thing... in the universe? The question is answered by basic philosophy - the universe itself. We do not know how large the …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum model helps solve mysteries of water

Water is one of the most common and extensively studied substances on earth. It’s vital for all known forms of life but its unique behavior has yet …

Atoms

Why the Hubble Space Telescope has been such a stellar success

When the Hubble Space Telescope was launched back in April 1990 the World Wide Web was just months old and iPads existed only on Star Trek.<p>At first …

Universe

How the Hubble Space Telescope Changed Our View of the Cosmos

WASHINGTON — For most of its 25 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has been amazing people around the world with its beautiful images.<p>But the …

Universe

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Astronomers build Earth-sized telescope to see Milky Way black hole

With its unprecedented resolution the EHT should be the first to see swirling gas on its final plunge over the event horizon into the Milky Way's supermassive black hole<p>An Earth-sized telescope will allow astronomers to glimpse the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Scientists across the …