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T2K neutrino experiment reports new oscillation results

For the first time ever the ghosts of the particle world, neutrinos, have been explicitly seen to actively change personality. Results presented today by the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) experiment fills in previously unseen parts of the picture of how our universe works at the smallest scales, but it …

T2K neutrino experiment reports new oscillation results

For the first time ever the ghosts of the particle world, neutrinos, have been explicitly seen to actively change personality. Results presented …

Smile! Nasa to attempt long-distance portrait of Earth from Saturn | Stuart Clark

It may sound like a terrible sequel to The Day the Earth Stood Still, but The Day the Earth Smiled is an attempt to take a new picture of our home …

Link between stars’ ages and their orbits

Astronomers have determined the orbital motion of two distinct populations of stars in an ancient globular star cluster, offering proof they formed …

How Math Could Help Defuse Riots

Rioting behavior isn't so different from shopping behavior--an insight researchers want to use to keep riots at bay.<p>After riots tore across London in 2011, a team of researchers from University College London began using math to model what happened--and how to predict similar riots in the future. …

Spacewatch: Where and when to find the ISS in the next few weeks

The ISS (International Space Station) has been crossing our northern latitudes in daylight for the past few weeks, but it is now becoming visible …

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 – Thursday Highlights

<i>We round up Thursday’s big talking points and best coverage from around the web of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International, including Ender’s</i> …

Second Opinion – The World’s End (2013)

<b>The World’s End</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Edgar Wright.<br>Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, David Bradley, and Paddy …

Netflix presses ahead with HTML5, as free software activists call for boycott

Netflix (s NFLX) is pushing ahead with efforts to get rid of Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin and play video straight in the browser instead. The …

When TV Isn’t Just TV Anymore

We live in a world where Netflix is receiving Emmy nominations. The streaming video company received an unprecedented number of Emmy nominations — 14 in all. That included nine nominations for the Kevin Spacey-led political drama House of Cards, three for Arrested Development, and two for Hemlock …

Apple is suddenly really interested in health tech

We know Apple CEO Tim Cook loves his Nike (s nke) FuelBand. And the fitness-tracking wristband seems to be inspiring how the company is thinking …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

What Does Space Smell Like?

Man, that comet really reeks<p>The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race—a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue. The source? Dying stars, mostly.<p>The by-products of all this rampant combustion are smelly compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These molecules "seem to be …

Video game 'bad guys' who aren't really bad at all

Sympathy for the devil?<p>Not all video game antagonists are evil. Some bad guys have reasons for their behaviour so well-considered that they become …

Electro arrives in first look footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

It’s certainly going to be a big weekend for fans of superheroes at Comic-Con, what with Marvel Studios set to showcase <b>Thor: The Dark World</b>, <b>Captain</b> …

Sky admits it's 'fallen short' on Sky Go for Android tablets

Sky admits it's "fallen short" on Sky Go for Android, but promises that bringing the app to 10-inch Android tablets is "the highest priority …

Microsoft Research turns Kinect into canny sign language reader (video)

Though early Kinect patents showed its potential for sign language translation, Microsoft quashed any notion early on that this would become a proper feature. However, that hasn't stopped Redmond from continuing development of the idea. Microsoft Research Asia recently showed off software that …