Dan Fennell

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New Levitator Lofts Styrofoam Bits *And* Moves Them Around

Acoustic levitating machines grow legs<p>So this is a new acoustic levitator. It's able to float those little blebs that make up Styrofoam—which, I know, you can levitate basically by blowing on, but this machine does it with sound waves, okay? In addition, the levitator is designed so that users can …

Bill Gates: Apple Pay Is A 'Fantastic' Idea

He wants to make mobile payments much easier and cheaper to use for managing small amounts of money in those nations, he told Bloomberg Television anchor Erik Schatzker.<p>Interestingly, though, Windows Phone doesn't have mobile payments tech the way that Google does with Google Wallet, or Apple does …

Bill Gates Is 'Very Happy' With Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Bloomberg Television anchor Erik Schatzker interviewed Gates at the Sibos conference in Boston.<p>In that short time, Nadella has made some big and somewhat controversial decisions.<p>He's currently lording over the largest layoff in Microsoft's history, 18,000 people. That includes cutting half of …

Satya Nadella

U.S. Says it Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids

The U.S. government delayed the dismantling of some nuclear warhead components to protect against a foreign threat: asteroids. The nuclear component, called the canned subassembly (CSA), contains highly enriched uranium. Several of them were scheduled to be dismantled in 2015, but are now being …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …