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Russia Tries To Regain Control Of Space Capsule

Russia's space agency is trying to save an unmanned cargo ship that spun out of control on its way to the International Space Station.<p>The capsule, dubbed Progress M-27M, was launched Tuesday from Kazakhstan and scheduled to dock at the International Space Station six hours later to deliver 2.5 tons …

Space Exploration

Supernova missing link in gamma-ray burst mystery

Why do some supernovae produce gamma-ray bursts, while others don’t? The answer may lie in the swirling disk – and powerful jets – that some …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and impenetrable to hackers.<p>The vision is of a future network of quantum computers that can work together to solve problems beyond …

These Two Innovations Are Going To Change The Wireless World

Samsung<p><i>This post is sponsored by Samsung.</i><p>Smartphones are a big part of our lives. Studies even say we look at them as many as 150 times a day.<p>But even though we love our phones (maybe even too much), until recently they lagged behind tablets and laptops on Wi-Fi speed and the ability to download …

NASA Delays 'Flying Saucer' Test Launch Until Wednesday

Bad weather has delayed the first test flight of NASA's new "flying saucer" yet again, pushing the liftoff back to Wednesday (June 11) at the …

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

Knife- and gunshot-wound victims will be placed in suspended animation as the first human trials begin on this emergency life-saving technique.<p>This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in …

Pigs

Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in Womb

Neurons generated from the skin cells of schizophrenia patients behave strangely in the early developmental stages, offering clues that might lead to …

Structural supercapacitors could make batteries and power cords obsolete

Imagine using a mobile phone powered entirely by its casing, or an electric car that runs off power stored in its chassis. Researchers at Vanderbilt …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

Forget touch: Gestures may star in Samsung's new smartwatches

Samsung has made progress in many ways with its wearable devices lately, and more improvements could be on the way.<p>Newly published patent applications show the device maker’s interest in enabling a smartwatch to take input based on gestures, which could pose a challenge to devices like the highly …

Report: Apple Planning 'Smart Home' System Debut at WWDC

Apple is planning to introduce a smart home concept at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a report.<p><i>The Financial Times</i> says …

MakerBot Is Changing The World

It was an inauspicious beginning. At the MakerBot event last night at CES 2014 the intro music tended towards soft hard rock. On the plate was a lilting guitar anthem by the Foo Fighters and then a song by Incubus, <i>Pardon Me</i>.<p><i>So pardon me while I burst into flames.</i><p>Luckily, nothing did.<p>Instead, as I …

2014 Wicked Lasers Flashtorch

A flashlight with a powerful 4100 lumen halogen lamp. Its heat-resistant lens and reflector lets it provide a wide floodlight or a focused beam that …

Jumpr

A 6,000mAh external battery pack that can also jump start car batteries. Aside from its 5V 2.1A USB charging port, Jumpr also has a 12V 150A-350A …

Nod Gesture Control Ring

One ring to rule all of your devices. Nod is a wearable Bluetooth gesture sensing device. It lets you control desktop computers, mobile devices and …

Korner Home Security

Korner uses door and window trigger tags and connects to its fob via your router. When a tag detects an intrusion, the fob emits an alarm and also …

iStick USB Drive

Despite its tacky name, the iStick provides much needed storage for iOS device users. Its a USB drive with an integrated Lightning connector to …

iOS

Gefen Wireless Extender for HDMI 60 GHz Review

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here was a time when a living room made space to accommodate the TV — now it’s the other way around. Flat panel blend into walls …

Gear & Gadgets

LG G3 To Come With MicroSD Card Support of Upto 2TB

It’s a weekend, but that doesn’t mean that rumor mill is on a break as well. Earlier today we saw a report which hinted at the price of the alleged …

Gear & Gadgets

Black hole doughnut theory cast into doubt

A fresh analysis of data collected by NASA's WISE telescope has cast doubt on the widely accepted unified model for the composition of black holes. …

Black Holes

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Arduino

Learn How They Laid the Transatlantic Cable Back in 1959

In this hyper-modern, satellite-powered wireless age, it's easy to forget how not too long ago our main connection to Europe was a single cable: the …

Qualcomm focuses on easier 3D phone cameras

Qualcomm is aiming to position its new Snapdragon chips at the heart of computational photography, making it easier for phone and tablet …

Mobile Technology

Norwegian Artist Eats Own Hip, Says It Tastes Like "Wild Sheep"

After convincing doctors to let him keep the bone removed during his hip replacement operation, a Norwegian conceptual artist boiled it on "a whim" …

Food

Hilarious Meme of Nicholas Cage Photoshopped as Other People

Nicholas Cage takes on every role imaginable in this hilarious and quite popular meme called Nic Cage as Everyone. In the collection of entertaining portraits, the American actor's face is photoshopped onto everybody from the nude Vanity Fair image of pregnant Demi Moore to all of the characters …

Demi Moore

The most Earth-like planet is only 500 light years away

It sits in the habitable zone, and estimates suggest it may be rocky.<p>Less than two months ago, NASA’s Kepler mission announced the confirmation of …