Dean Crabtree

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The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Universe

Bentley SUV offers optional $170,000 clock

The recently-unveiled Bentley Bentayga SUV is now the first word in luxurious, high-riding motoring. More than that, it is also now the first word in …

How to take better holiday photos through science

How much care do you take when composing your holiday snaps? One scientist dares to suggest that with the right methods, your results might easily be improved<p>I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two …

Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory

The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND (or Flash) memory used in solid-state drives has yielded an entirely new …

Google, Johnson & Johnson Partner to Build Surgery Robots

Johnson & Johnson, one of America’s largest beauty and pharmaceutical manufacturers, today announced that it is partnering with Google to develop medical robots that can assist surgeons in the operating room.<p>By looking to robots, both companies hope that the technology can help give medical …

Medical Technology

Biotech Company Working On A Cure For Colorblindness

Injectable genes may make life in Technicolor possible<p>People with congenital colorblindness can see about 1 percent of the colors that a typical person can, and the condition can have negative impacts on their lives. Colorblindness can prevent people from becoming pilots or electricians, as well as …

DirectX 12 Delivers: AMD, Nvidia, And Intel Hardware Tested With Awesome Improvements

You may be skeptical about DirectX 12, and I don’t blame you. After all, PC (and often by extension, console) games have been handicapped for <i>years</i> by prior versions of Microsoft's API. But recently AMD paved the way for a “closer to the metal” experience with Mantle, allowing game developers to …

Computer Science

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

World History

AP PHOTOS: Temple stirs Northern Ireland hearts to fiery end

DUBLIN (AP) — They came. They saw. They burned it down.<p>Over the past week, more than 60,000 people have taken turns writing messages — often to loved ones in the grave or still in the midst of suffering — on a hand-carved wooden temple overlooking Northern Ireland's second-largest city, Londonderry.<p>…

Ireland

This Hit Mobile Word Game Rose Out Of Desperate Pivot

In the startup world, the word ‘pivot’ is often a nice way of describing a reaction to a misstep or product that just didn’t work. It’s a second-guess, a mulligan, a do-over whose success will hopefully erase the memory of the initial gaff.<p>MAG Interactive, creator of 3 year-old hit puzzle game app, …

Music Industry

Islamic State video purports to show Kurdish peshmerga beheadings

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State has published a video purporting to show the beheading of three Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq by militants who threatened to kill “dozens” more of those being held captive.<p>The six-minute clip, which appeared timed to coincide with celebrations for …

Islamic State (ISIS)

This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

Finally, a better method for making the material of the future<p>Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s.<p>Cooking up graphene<p>…

Graphene

Afghan Woman Stoned, Set Alight After Allegedly Burning Quran

Afghanistan

Nvidia's Titan X: The 4K Gaming Graphics Card You've Been Waiting For

Let’s skip the foreplay. Nvidia’s Titan X is the best single-GPU graphics card on the market, and a remarkable feat of engineering. This is an inarguable conclusion. <i>If</i> cost is no concern and you want exceptional 1440p gaming and/or surprisingly strong 4K gaming from a single-GPU graphics card …

Computer Hardware

Celestial Commons: SpaceX Makes Its Photos Easier for Everyone to Use

The contractor is releasing images under a Creative Commons license—with some restrictions.<p>Photos taken from space—that is, photos that implicitly have humanity in them—got a little easier for humanity to use on Wednesday.<p>The private space contractor SpaceX has released its photos under a “some …

Creative Commons

When the Tuskegee Airmen Got Their Wings

Caption from LIFE. Flying cadets hear a brief lecture on wind currents from Lieutenant McCune.<br>Gabriel Benzur—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>1 …

Middle East

Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?

Researchers may have found the answer that could keep glasses off one-third of the world’s population<p>Myopia, or nearsightedness, is reaching epidemic proportions. In the US, over 40 percent of the population needs glasses; estimates suggest that one-third of the world’s population will be …

Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has a Salty Ocean with More Water Than Earth

A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.<p>The ocean on …

Astronomy

Attack in Tunisia museum kills dozens of tourists, two gunmen captured | Fox News

Attackers opened fire Wednesday at a major museum in Tunisia's capital, gunning down 22 tourists and staffers, as dozens more sprinted to safety. Two of the gunmen were also killed, and two others have been captured according to a Fox News source in Tunis. One more may still be at large.<p>The attack …

Terrorism

The first spacewalk was 50 years ago and was almost a disaster

It is 50 years since humans first encountered space — not Sputnik's first orbit, nor Yuri Gagarin's first spaceflight — but the first time a crew …

UT researcher finds synthetic estrogen in BPA-free plastics - The Daily Texan

A UT researcher reported that products made without bisphenol A (BPA) emitted more synthetic estrogen than products containing the …

Student Journalism

Buzz Aldrin took a cooler photo than you did at Stonehenge

I hate to break it to you, but you'll probably never walk on the Moon. Neither will I. I hope I'm wrong, but it's a bet I'll take. Maybe — just <i>maybe</i> — that would change if NASA had to spend less time fighting for funding and defending its core mission to the people in charge of its budget. Until …

Windows 10 takes up less space and lets you easily kill bloatware

Microsoft is finally fixing a few of the most hated things about Windows. In a blog post, the software giant revealed that compared to Windows 8.1, Windows 10 will take up as much as 6.6GB less space, will re-install faster and possibly be easier to rid of crapware. To achieve those goals, …

SXSW 2015: The Star Trek Tricorder Is Real And Will Diagnose You Soon

Easy, at-home diagnostic tools could cut down on doctor’s visits<p>The <i>Star Trek</i> franchise envisioned a universe rife with technologies both awe-inspiring and seemingly too advanced for us to use any time soon. Yet, as the show turns 50 years old next year, many of these futuristic concepts are rapidly …

Finally! A 4K TV You Should Own

The Samsung JS9500 has arrived just in time<p>Building a home entertainment center is a lot like building a house: You need a solid foundation--and that’s your television. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll want a TV that will last more than five years, which means going with the …

Decade after Terri Schiavo case, her family's pain lives on

On Terri Schiavo's gravestone, it says she "departed this earth" on Feb. 25, 1990. Death, for most, is incontrovertible, but in Schiavo's case, those …

Botany

Nvidia Reveals 12GB GTX Titan X Price and Specs

Nvidia's GTX Titan X, its upcoming 12GB GPU, will cost $999 in the US and £879 in the UK when it goes on sale on March 18. That's a significant increase over the $549 GTX 980, but matches the launch price of the original GTX Titan.<p>Aside from the price, Nvidia also revealed some of the GPU's key …

Why men lose their memory younger than women

Men are affected by memory loss earlier than women, according to a study. Why does it happen and what can we do to stave it off?<p>Men over 40 have worse memories than women of the same age, <b>according to a study</b> carried out by American scientists.<p>The research showed that the hippocampus area of the …