Swadheen Satyakam

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Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn't contain their excitement when they spotted a …

Zoology

This is what Amazon’s homepage looked like when it launched 21 years ago this month

Long before it became the world’s go-to, online source for virtually anything, Amazon.com was strictly a bookseller. And before the arrival of its slick, obsessively considered menus, navigation bars, and search algorithms, the $250 billion operation’s homepage was much more basic. A screen capture …

Jeff Bezos

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

And may scare you too<p>Google is one of the companies at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence research, and being in that position means they have the most to worry about. The idea of a robot takeover may still be an abstract, science fictional concept to us, but Google has actually …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco has become one huge metaphor for economic inequality in America

The fog still chills the morning air and the cable cars still climb halfway to the stars, yet on the ground, the city by the bay has changed immeasurably since Tony Bennett left his heart here. Silicon Valley and the tech industry has led the region into a period of unprecedented wealth and …

Housing

Amgen Finds Anti-Heart Attack Gene - MIT Technology Review

When Sean Harper took over as Amgen’s head of research in 2012, one of his first moves was to get the biotech giant to pay $415 million to buy DeCode …

Biotechnology

Google's sticky car patent glues pedestrians in place after an accident

The patent claims that sticking pedestrians to the car in the event of a crash is safer than them bouncing off into traffic.<p>No stranger to wacky patents, Google's latest idea is to put a layer of what is essentially glue on the front of cars to help protect pedestrians who may be struck by …

Autonomous Vehicle

Honda Patents Engine With Multiple Stroke Lengths

This Honda patent could lead to a four-cylinder engine with a different displacement for each cylinder.<p>Honda's always had a knack for developing innovative engines, but even by its standards, this is pretty strange. Earlier this year, Honda was granted a patent in Japan for an engine that has …

Motorcycles

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …

India’s problem with the girl child

It is difficult to know exactly what Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel had in mind when—speaking at a public event on Saturday—she played up the …

Artificial, Womb-Free Births Just Got a Lot More Real

Scientists have grown a human embryo for two weeks in a petri dish.<p>For the first time, scientists have managed to grow human embryos to at least 14 days old inside a petri dish. Their work has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of what makes us human—and it's the next step on the road …

Biotechnology

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

The startup that turned learning languages into a game is trying to disrupt a $5 billion industry

At some point, most nonnative speakers who want to cash in on their English—to go to university abroad or land a job with a multinational corporation—will have to take a test, probably one with a long acronym: the TOEFL, the IELTS, the TOEIC. These grueling exams can cost $200 or more, a small …

The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses to Release Her Wall Street Transcripts

<i>The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a</i> …

Exclusive: Internet of Clothing Is Coming Through Huge Label Deal

Your clothes are going online.<p>Avery Dennison(avy), a packaging and labelling giant that puts labels onto products from brands like Nike(nke), …

Innovation Is Not About Digital, It's About Culture

Companies can outsource innovation. They can launch accelerators, incubators and hackathons. They can even invest in startups with options to own the company down the road. They might even form commercial partnerships which blend their products with those of newer, shinier players. But when it …

Innovation

Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

I pulled on my mask and dropped off the back of the boat into the warm water above Nursery Bommie, a dive site at Agincourt Reef more than 70km offshore from Port Douglas, in far-north Queensland, Australia. It is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular tourist reefs in the area.<p>As soon as I …

Global Warming

2016 April 17 - Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

<b>Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Witta Priester<p><b>Explanation:</b> What kind of clouds are these? Although their cause is …

How America Was Founded On Booze and Taxes

Running a country with huge debts, George Washington taxed the young country’s farmer distillers, leading to the Whiskey Rebellion.<p>Between the …

Income Tax

New vision: Gene therapy that hopes to restore sight to the blind to be tested on humans

A new gene manipulation technique that hopes to restore sight to the visually impaired will be tested on humans in the next three years.<p>Research …

The link between climate change and meat consumption is harrowingly real

Adjusting our diets will greatly reduce the costs associated with global warming. The public just needs to buy in<p>Annick de Witt<p>April 16, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public …

Diets

An Alien Spends Human History Underground in This Beautiful Animated Short

What’s a peaceful alien to do on a planet full of people intent on killing each other? Hide. For decades and decades.<p>That’s roughly the idea behind …

Swifter pace of universe expansion baffles physicists

A discrepancy in the measurement of how quickly the universe is expanding has been found by researchers at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, …

The bad smell hovering over the global economy

Attempts at economic stimulus have left a bad smell. Central banks are starting to think the unthinkable – helicopter money<p>All is calm. All is still. Share prices are going up. Oil prices are rising. China has stabilised. The eurozone is over the worst. After a panicky start to 2016, investors have …

Economics

9 Google Goals for your path to self-improvement

Google announced its new feature, Goals, on Wednesday. The tool makes it easier to track of whatever personal goal you are trying to achieve.<p>While …

Watch These Carbon Nanotubes Assemble Themselves

Teslaphoresis can help scientists build circuits without even touching them.<p>The flashiest discovery in science this week is a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.<p>The technology is coming out of Rice University, where scientists have developed a way to make carbon …