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Voyager 1 Discovers Bizarre and Baffling Region at Edge of Solar System

Not content with simply being the man-made object to travel farthest from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recently entered a bizarre new region at …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Quantum Entanglement Experiment Reconfirms Physics Phenomenon Einstein Called 'Spooky'

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/22/2013 07:49 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The weird way entangled particles stay connected even when separated by large distances — a phenomenon Albert Einstein called "spooky" — has been confirmed once again, this time with a key loophole in the …

NASA Admits They Are Working To Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light

NASA is currently working on the first practical field test toward the possibility of faster than light travel. Traveling faster than ligh…

Bell Labs boosts Internet connections to 400 Gbps using noise-canceling tech

Who would have thought the same technology that pushes out noise from your headphones could help data not only travel longer distances but also …

Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time

Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought<p>Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon the discovery by accident: they set out to build graphene …

The 7 Knives You Should Own

With these seven essential knives, you'll be equipped to take on steaks, branches, and even the occasional zombie.<p>These are the only knives you'll ever need for cooking, camping, and more.

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …

Flying cars: Radical concept design aims high

An ambitious firm has revealed their plans for a new type of personal air transport vehicle that takes off and lands like a helicopter. Will the idea fly?<p>I received an email this week from a researcher based in Los Angeles, who I wanted to interview. “I hope to be back before 4pm,” it read. “Of …

Cold Fusion Experiment Maybe Holds Promise ... Possibly ... Hang on a Sec ....

Cold fusion has been called one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs that might likely never happen. On the surface, it seems simple – a …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

Physics

Mild electric shocks to brain may help students solve maths problems

People who struggle with maths problems might fare better after a course of gentle electric shocks to the brain, scientists have …

Why Don't We Have Fusion Power?

"Why Don't We Have" is a PopMech series that seeks to quickly explain just why some of the technologies promised by science fiction have yet to become fact. Today: fusion power.<p><b>Fusion energy, simply, is the exact opposite</b> of fission energy, which comes from splitting an atom and is widely used to …

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

Kwikset Kevo iPhone Dead Bolt Lets You Unlock Your Door with Touch

The Lockitron is probably the easiest DIY solution for those looking to automate, for lack of better words, their front door’s deadbolt. It simply …

Astronomers Spot A Planet Using Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.<p>A different algorithm for discovering planets recently proved its mettle, identifying a new planet that's like a bigger, hotter Jupiter.<p>A team of astronomers from Israel, the U.S. …

Net Neutrality Supporters Protest at Google HQ

Protestors (peacefully) storm the Googleplex and demand net neutrality.<p>Signs from Friday’s net neutrality protest at Google are long gone, but the debate lingers.<p>At issue is creating equal access to the Internet, regardless of site or use. The idea being, net users should be able to go anywhere …

Brain’s big frontal lobe not what makes humans smarter, says study

The study suggests that supposedly more ‘primitive’ areas, such as the cerebellum, were equally important in the expansion of the human brain.<p>Human …

What the hell is happening on the Sun?

In less than 24 hours, the Sun has unleashed a trio of X-Class solar flares. They are the first, second and third X-class eruptions of 2013, making …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

We have talked about the Philips Hue LED lighting system several times over the last year or so, in fact we reviewed the system late last year. The …

Snoop Lion Gets Dickensian for Adidas’ Holiday Campaign, Urges You to “Un-Scrooge Yourself”

This year’s holiday season is coming in like a lion. Snoop Lion, that is.<p>“Happy holidizzle, y’all,” the former Dogg announces from a cozy, fireplace-side nook at the top of Adidas’ new video. As he lounges and exhales smoke from what is surely some sort of tobacco pipe, Snoop Lion (are you used to …

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …