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Google Creates Elite Team To Fight Hackers -- And Maybe The NSA

Google said Tuesday it had created an elite team of researchers to find and report major Internet security flaws, potentially thwarting both Chinese hackers and U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>In a blog post, Google security engineer Chris Evans said the team, dubbed Project Zero, will hunt for bugs in …

Two Actual Physicists Wrote a Paper on How a Real TARDIS Would Work

“Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains in Spacetime” is the name of a scientific paper written by physicists Dr. Ben Tippett and Dr. Dave Tsang. …

Artist creates a Lego Atari 2600

Set in a recreation of an ‘80s basement made of scrap material, artist Chris McVeigh has created a representation of an Atari 2600 console using Lego bricks.<p>According to McVeigh, he wanted to capture a basement in the early '80s and did so by using scraps of material and warm lighting. Along with …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

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NASA Tests Largest 3-D Printed Rocket Part Ever

3-D printed engines could support human missions to deep space.<p>In NASA's latest exploration of combining 3-D printing and space travel, the agency ran tests on the largest ever 3-D printed rocket engine component at the Marshall Space Flight Center.<p>The engine part was a complex subscale injector, …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Is math real?

Here's a great video pondering the objective reality of mathematics, and running down all the different schools of thought on where mathematical …

The pleasure of talking about science

I've got a riddle for you: when is a documentary not a documentary? When it's an iPad app called <i>The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome</i> by Robin …

Giant Carnivorous Plant Found In Silicon Valley

The precise method by which Yahoo! digests and dissolves its prey.<p>Yahoo! is a carnivorous plant whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid, known as a pitfall trap.<p>Startups, such as Flickr, Tumblr, and Del.icio.us, are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf, …

This Bacterium Can Do Division, Compute Logarithms And Take Square Roots

MIT researchers engineered bacterial cells to function as living calculators.<p>A group of engineers from MIT have created analog calculators out of living cells, according to a paper published online in <i>Nature</i> yesterday. By tweaking the genes of bacterial cells, the researchers were able to create …