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Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

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A Norse Town Has Built an Artificial Sun to Light Up Its 5-Month Night

The extreme far north (or south) isn't the only place on Earth that spends the winter locked in perpetual darkness. Beginning in September and ending …

Initiative protests passwords and demands better ways to log in

A trio of former Pomona College students are declaring war on the password, and they're enlisting consumers to put pressure on technology companies to adopt a more secure log-in process.<p>Brennen Byrne, Mark Hudnall and Jesse Pollak through their start-up Clef launched Petition Against Passwords on …

Information Systems

The Best Google Play Store Alternatives (video)

The Google Play Store is easily one of the best app stores out there on any platform, but you might get to the point where you just want to try something else out. So, if you’re looking to expand your horizons, we’ve put together eight of the best Play Store alternatives. Check ’em out!<p>#08 …

Apps

The myth of the 1,400 year Sunni-Shia war | Rwanda

During the period of European rule over Rwanda, the Belgian colonial administrators of the territory accomplished an extraordinary feat in their subjugation of the local population - the deliberate manufacture of new ethnic divisions.<p>By formulating ethnic categorisations based on subjective …

Researchers find molecular switch to make old brains young again

It’s no secret that juvenile brains are more malleable and able to learn new things faster than adult ones – just ask any adult who has tried to …

Must-have Android tablet apps

Android tablets have come a long way since the dark days of the Dell Streak and Motorola Xoom. The hardware has gotten better and cheaper and most of all, the apps are way better. In fact, I can think if five apps right now that absolutely rock on any Android tablet out there. So here you go. 5 …

Karma Wants To Make Peer-to-Peer Wi-Fi a Thing

There'll be a day, if one recent Wi-Fi startup has its way, when you switch on your tablet or laptop and the wireless Internet access you need is …