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Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …

How a little-noticed factory fire disrupted the global electronics supply

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>It was an industrial mishap barely noticed outside the arcane world of electronics supply chains. On Sept. 4, a fire engulfed a substantial portion of an SK Hynix production plant in Wuxi, China. The plant produced between a tenth and a sixth of the world’s supply of …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Toshiba has invented a quantum cryptography network that even the NSA can’t hack

If you’ve got communications that absolutely cannot be intercepted—whether you’re a NSA whistleblower, the president of Mexico, or Coca-Cola—quantum cryptography is the way to go.<p>It harnesses the bizarro-world properties of quantum physics to ensure that information sent from point A to point B …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Would you eat a $325,000 test-tube burger?

A hamburger created from bovine stem cells will soon be served in London. The €250,000 (roughly $325,000) burger is the result of years of research led by Dr. Mark Post in the Netherlands, who hopes to show the world that so-called "in-vitro meat" could become a viable food source.<p>The burger was …

Video: X-flare erupts on sun May 13

NASA says it is the strongest solar flare so far this year.<p>A sunspot located behind the eastern limb of the sun erupted on May 13, 2013 at 02:17 UTC …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Carnivorous plant trims its tiny genome - Futurity

U. BUFFALO (US) — A carnivorous plant is slowly deleting noncoding or “junk” DNA from …

Big Pic: Watch The Moon Swallow The Sun In X-Ray

The Hinode telescope captures some amazing views of last week's annular solar eclipse.<p><i>SAO/NASA/JAXA/NAOJ</i><br>Last week's annular solar eclipse was only visible from cruises in the Pacific Ocean, but the international fleet of solar-observing spacecraft had a great view. The Hinode telescope, which …

$325,000 Burger? Dutch Scientist Tests Genetically Engineered Meat

A $325,000 project is aiming to test the viability of test tube meat by producing the first genetically engineered burger.<p>The New York Times reported …

Major Solar Flare: First 'X-Class' This Year (+Photo)

<b>Major solar flare: The sun emitted a major solar flare on May 12, the strongest of this year so far, according to NASA.</b><p>The flare, an X-Class, is the …

Brain readily spots grammatical errors - Futurity

U. OREGON (US) — Neuroscientists have captured hard evidence that people detect and process grammatical …

Lyme disease vaccine trials show promise - Futurity

STONY BROOK (US) — Clinical trials of a new vaccine for Lyme disease reveal strong …

Astronomers Spot A Planet Using Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.<p>A different algorithm for discovering planets recently proved its mettle, identifying a new planet that's like a bigger, hotter Jupiter.<p>A team of astronomers from Israel, the U.S. …

Hands-on with Google Glass: Limited, fascinating, full of potential - CNET

<i>Editors' note (August 12, 2013): Google has announced a new software update for Glass that allows voice commands for Path and Evernote.</i><p>The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What <i>is</i> it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you <i>want</i> to?"<p>The frothing …