The 5-nanometer limit is so ancient history. Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about.
Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers.
It might be the only Leica many of us can afford Leica is getting into the affordable camera game. Well, not really. But its newest camera comes with a price tag that’s more often associated with low-end
Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years. The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department.
Last year, around this time, I wrote about Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google and become the second trillion dollar company in the process. It generated lots of conversations. But I was wrong. Facebook’s
These guys created an app that stops college students from using their phones — and it's so successful they dropped out college
Richardson, a computer science major, noticed something that was bugging him. While in class, everyone was looking at their phones, texting, and doing whatever, with "no one paying attention to the teachers"
By Rachel Feltman Rachel Feltman Bio When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they pledged to inject a whole
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Whether we make the Earth uninhabitable ourselves or it simply reaches the natural end of its ability to support life, one day we will have to look for a new home. Hollywood films such as The Martian Interstellar
From rediscovered greats by Octavia Butler to the sixth novel from a prodigious talent, there’s a lot to get excited about this month It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen sixth
Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound hear
Astronomers now have a way to rank the likelihood of life on other planets — and Earth's score isn't what you might expect
The Kepler Spacecraft is focused on a tiny patch of sky in our Milky Way galaxy, hoping to detect planets as they transit in front of their stars. But if alien astronomers are doing the same, and detect
Edited embryos should not be used for pregnancy, they caution Following a three-day summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the use of human gene editing, scientists and bioethicists from around the world
Some of the leading lights of the tech industry have issued a call to action on clean energy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has partnered with philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates to spearhead
Declaring that the future of the planet is at stake, more than 150 world leaders assembled outside Paris on Monday to launch an ambitious attempt to confront climate change by reducing greenhouse gas After
The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists all
Now it's up to President Obama to decide whether Earth businesses can own pieces of asteroids According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what
Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals. order,
There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising. When I first
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. I worry about postelection, prerobot America. Will this really be a country that gets a neighbor to build wall
The rocket that will take the first humans to Mars just passed its design review and is ready for production On Thursday, NASA announced that its Space Launch System, which will be used to carry the first
One of the challenges of building a habitat on Mars is going to be materials. Transporting enough materials to build shelter will add to the shuttle payload, so a plan for a shelter can be built from that
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Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination. When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches
A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization. Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently