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Annie Easley helped make modern spaceflight possible

<i>To celebrate Black History Month, Engadget is running a series of profiles honoring African-American pioneers in the world of science and technology. Today we take a look at the life and work of Annie Easley.</i><p>Few people are brilliant enough to be a computer programmer or a mathematician. Even fewer …

Interstellar VFX research leads to scientific paper on wormholes

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, has led to new scientific discoveries<p>When it comes to the movies, science fiction and science fact are usually world's apart. Films might be based on real-life research and theories, but the truth is often stretched to …

Wormholes

New 4K-Capable PS4 And Xbox One Consoles Coming This Year, Predicts Netflix

With sales of 4K TVs set to balloon in 2015 and more native 4K content sources appearing week by week, the continuing inability of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles to deliver any sort of 4K action is starting to look more and more uncomfortable. So much so that video streaming giant Netflix – arguably …

Televisions

It's Time To Treat Push Notifications As Sacred

<i>This post was originally published on my Medium blog.</i><p>Once, many years ago, when you purchased your first smartphone, you joined the always-online revolution. Gone were the days of status messages like “afk” or “brb” — no, you, humble smartphone owner, are now a part of the hyper-connected world in …

Potential New Flu Treatment Would Starve the Virus, Limiting Resistance

Most drugs now used to treat the flu have a straightforward strategy: attack the virus. But a new study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison proposes that it might be possible to take another approach.<p>Most drugs now used to treat the flu have a straightforward strategy: attack the virus. But …