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A Physicist Jumped Off The Side of a Building - Here's The Science That Saved His Life

This is so awesome.<p>To prove a basic property of physics, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl tied himself to the side of a building, 45 feet (13.7 …

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Sony confirms it’s working on PlayStation 2 emulation for the PS4

What exactly is Sony up to with emulating PlayStation 2 games on the PS4? A report this week from <i>Wired</i> confirmed that the company is, in its own words, "working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation," but it seems that the PlayStation 4 already …

Emulation

Uh, Forza 6? Did you just get microtransactions?

Forza 6 players have been surprised by an unexpected addition to the game’s available add-ons.<p>Forza Motorsport 6 players can now use real money to …

Secrets of Intel's "Super 7" Cloud Computing Customers

There are seven companies whose computing buying power is so impressive they not only get early access to chips that aren’t available to any other …

Customers

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

Sri Lanka

Russian soldiers geolocated by photos in multiple Syria locations, bloggers say | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three serving or former Russian soldiers have been geolocated by photographs in Syria, including locations near Hama, Aleppo and Homs, Russian bloggers said on Sunday, suggesting the Kremlin’s operation stretches well beyond its air campaign.<p>Russian ground staff members load a …

Russia

One Thing That Is Worse Than Guns

I met Jeff at the Woodfords Congregational Church, a polling place in Portland, Maine, on Election Day. He was videotaping people collecting and providing signatures to put a citizens referendum question on the ballot.<p>Jeff was nice. He's from Appleton and answered most of my questions politely, and …

'New Democrats' sound alarm over Sanders and Clinton's leftward march

Observers on both sides of the party’s divide suggest presidential primary debate confirms a resurgence of more populist economic policies<p>Leading architects of the “New Democrat” movement are sounding the alarm over a lurch to the left in the party, after candidates at the latest presidential …

Middle-class

Chinese naval ships to visit Florida port

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Three Chinese naval ships are scheduled to visit Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida, Tuesday as part of a routine goodwill port visit. The ships are expected to arrive following visits to ports in Europe.<p>Sailors from both navies are expected to participate in sporting …

Military

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

During the 2008 Presidential election, 51% of white voters who earned less than $50,000<p>a year voted for John McCain. The Pew Research Center reported that, during the 2012 election, the GOP held a 54 percent to 37 per cent advantage over Democrats among whites without a college degree -- which …