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The ultra-violent origins of gold

It seems supernovas aren’t enough. Nature has an even more extreme way of making heavy elements. And we may be on the point of observing the distortions of space-time caused in the process<p>As far as we can tell, the age of the universe is about 13.82bn years, and that of the solar system is about …

Microsoft will inform customers of state-sponsored hacks on their accounts

Microsoft pledged on Wednesday to notify people with Microsoft accounts (which include Outlook.com emails and OneDrive) if it believes those accounts have been targeted or hacked by people working on behalf of a nation or state. <br>In a blog post on the Microsoft website, Microsoft executive Scott …

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Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight and specific strength, and "superior stability" at high temperatures. Magnesium is …

Oculus VR's oddly shaped controller is a Touch delayed

Those of you hoping to reach out and touch computer-generated worlds will have to wait a little longer.<p>Oculus VR, the pioneering virtual-reality startup bought by Facebook for $2 billion last year, said in a blog post Thursday that it has delayed the release of its Touch controllers until the …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumor Roundup: 10 Leaked Features Reveal Spectacular Changes

When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphones in April 2015, the designs and features were drastically different from the Galaxy S5. Samsung did away with expandable storage, the removable battery and water resistance from the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6 in favor of …

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With Debt Round, Web Publisher LittleThings Plans For More Positivity-Fueled Growth

There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of LittleThings, but apparently it’s seeing rapid growth, thanks to a focus on positive and inspirational stories.<p>In fact, according to data from NewsWhip, LittleThings was responsible for the single most popular Facebook post of 2015. The story is …

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US internet speeds triple, but lag behind other countries

If you've noticed that your home internet speeds got much faster in recent years, you're not alone... although you might not want to cheer just yet. The Federal Communications Commission has released a report showing that average American broadband download speeds tripled between March 2011 and …

This simulation shows how much space junk is orbiting Earth

We’ve known for a while now that Earth is the Pig-Pen of our solar system. There are more than 20,000 pieces of space junk currently orbiting the …

E FUN to show off three budget Windows 10 2-in-1 tablets at CES 2016

The 8.9-inch display on the Flexx 9A and the 10.1-inch screen on the Flexx 10A will both have a resolution of 1280x800, along with 32GB of internal …

Get Your Financial House In Order In the New Year With This Checklist

Today’s the last day of 2015, with tax season not far behind. It’s the perfect time to take stock of your finances and get everything in order. This …

Want To Start A Solo Business In 2016? Here's Where The Growth Is

Looking to start a one-person business in 2016?<p>You’ll have plenty of company. Currently, 80.4% of U.S. firms are “nonemployer” businesses with no paid employees other than the owners. The country gained 4.4 million nonemployer firms between 2003 and 2013, bringing the total to 23 million, according …

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