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48MP Sony IMX586 imaging sensor announced

The new Sony IMX586 chip is a stacked CMOS image sensor for smartphones. Sample shipment planned date is for September of this year, and OEMs that …

Cameras

A Floor Has Collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Injuring Scores of People

JAKARTA, Jan 15 (Reuters) – A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring …

These will be the world's 10 biggest cities in 2050

The human population is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050, there will be almost 10bn people on the planet.<p>We've been hearing this for years, but …

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

New approach can save up to 95 percent of energy used for pipelines

"Nobody knew that it was possible to get rid of turbulence in practice. We have now proven that it can be done. This opens up new possibilities to …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

Turning workers into 'super workers' with robotic suits

<b>If you've watched the Iron Man film franchise, you'll know that a powered suit gives inventor Tony Stark superhuman strength to fight the bad guys.</b><p>But away from the the fictional world of blockbusting movies, robotic exoskeletons offer more prosaic and useful help for humans.<p>The military has been …

Robotics

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Fossil Fuels

Samsung's new 360-degree camera has 17 lenses for VR streaming

​360 Round is aimed at specialist VR content creators.<p>Samsung has unveiled its 360 Round camera for recording high-quality 3D content for virtual …

North Korea wants to 'peacefully develop' outer space with use of 'many more' satellites

North Korea "will produce and launch artificial satellites" according to Kim In Ryong.<p>North Korea's deputy UN ambassador said Tuesday the country …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

Why haven't we evolved immortality? The answer is in our genes

If evolution works by selecting for the most advantageous genes, it begs the question: why haven't we evolved immortality? According to a decades-old …

We Finally Know Why Galaxies Across The Universe Have All Those Weird Shapes

This may change our understanding of cosmic evolution.<p>In 1926, famed astronomer Edwin Hubble developed his morphological classification scheme for …

Google's machine learning algorithm gets human help in quest for fusion power

The challenge Tri Alpha Energy faced was that the enormous experimental complexity of its plasma research involved so many variables that it was …

X-ray laser turns molecule into tiny ‘black hole’

When scientists focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse …

Donald Trump's foreign foray is fraught with potential pitfalls, but his hosts need it to go well as much as he does

He’s all yours. Donald Trump has crossed the ocean and here on the eastern seaboard of the US we have nine whole days to rearrange our nerve endings. …

Russian magnate sues AP over story on Trump campaign ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian billionaire with ties to Vladimir Putin sued The Associated Press on Monday for defamation over a story about his connections to a former Trump campaign chairman.<p>Aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska claimed in the federal defamation and libel lawsuit that the AP's March 22 …

The Age of Quantum Computing Has Arrived

Harnessing Quantum Mechanics<p>Marshall McLuhan, a media theorist of the past generation, once said, “The computer is the most extraordinary of man’s …

Cells that trim brain connections are linked to autism

Cells that prune connections between neurons in babies’ brains as they grow are thought to have a role in autism spectrum disorder. Now, a study …

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

Evolution

London rents fall for first time since 2009 amid post-Brexit vote slowdown

Year-on-year fall of 1.2% is good news for tenants looking to move or negotiate with landlords as recent new-build property comes onto rental market<p>Rents have fallen year on year in London for the first time since 2009 and are flat in much of the rest of the country in fresh evidence of the …

This Video Explains What Happens When the Universe Ends

Sure, everyone has at one time or another wondered what happens after death, but more specifically, what goes down when the universe ends?<p>According …

Year 7 girl begs school to ban 'distracting' fidget spinners in heartfelt letter

A Year 7 girl has written a letter to her Headteacher begging the school to ban 'distracting' Fidget Spinners from her classroom.<p>These toys have become an international trend and a must-have accessory at school after originally being designed for students with autism and ADHD.<p>Chris Hildrew, the …

Trump to call for corporate tax rate to be cut to 15%

Such a move could cost the US government up to $2tn (£1.57tn) over a decade.<p>US President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered aides to draft a tax …

Why Does The Proton Spin? Physics Holds A Surprising Answer

You can take any particle in the Universe and isolate it from everything else, yet there are some properties that can never be taken away. These are intrinsic, physical properties of the particle itself — properties like mass, charge, or angular momentum — and will always be the same for any single …

Physics

CERN Declares War On The Standard Model

Ever since the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, the Large Hadron Collider has been dedicated to searching for the existence of physics that go …

Physics

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles

If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also …

Quantum Physics

Turkmenistan, Belarus launch major potash fertilizer plant

GARLYK, Turkmenistan (AP) — Leaders of ex-Soviet nations Turkmenistan and Belarus have attended the launch of a huge potash fertilizer plant worth …

Natural Gas