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A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Fitness Technology

Why tablet magazines are a failure

Advertisement<p>77 Comments<p>“We’re starting a new magazine,” the entrepreneur told me. “We have a potent niche to cover, and advertisers are dying for us …

AT&T will build an LTE-Broadcast network tailor-made for video

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=117218686<p>AT&T hopes to breath new life into some old airwaves by building a …

Gogo's next-generation in-flight Wi-Fi to offer peak speeds of over 60Mbps

Gogo today revealed that the next major revision of its in-flight Wi-Fi service will deliver peak speeds exceeding 60Mbps. It's called Gogo GTO (for "ground to orbit") and Virgin Airlines has signed on as the company's launch partner. The "next-generation" offering will debut in the second half of …

More sensor tech for tots: Owlet turns to the crowd to launch breathing monitor for babies

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Baby monitors that merely sit on the sidelines observing sleeping infants could become passé — that is if a small crop of new …

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

Carl Sagan's message for Mars

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

GIF Animations

IndiGo Airlines Eliminates Stairs for Easy Airside Boarding. Why Haven't Other Airlines Caught On?

Have you ever gotten to your gate and realized that instead of a covered jet way straight<p>out to your aircraft, a shuttle bus was there instead? And once on the ramp, a steep set of stairs up to the aircraft door awaited you and your overstuffed carry-on? Well, it’s happened to me more times than I …

While Other Airlines Hand Out iPads, Delta Chooses Windows Phones for Flight Attendants

Talk about being contrarian: While Allegiant Air distributes iPads to flight attendants, and American Airlines and Ryanair dispense them to pilots, …

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found

The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've determined that it should have a "specific strength surpassing that of any other known material." …

Is a golden opportunity being wasted at GES?

Baby Monitors Can Be Hacked, And So Can Everything Else

Hackable baby monitors reveal the vulnerability of everyday things.<p>Baby surveillance devices: adorable and practical when used by parents, freaking creepy when used by strange adults on the internet. A couple in Houston recently discovered this firsthand when a man hacked their baby monitor and …

Manned Missions to Mars: Is the Moon Really a Stepping Stone?

The moon may be more of a stumbling block than a stepping stone on humanity's path to the Red Planet, one prominent researcher says.<p>The perceived …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Rare New Video Captures Isolated Amazon Tribe

A quick glimpse of the Kawahira people<p>By Brazilian law, no one but a select few government workers is allowed to trespass on the land of the Kawahira, a tiny community of nomads that lives in the Amazon. They're one of the country's uncontacted peoples, indigenous groups that live in isolation from …

Airplane Wi-Fi: Fly The Unconnected Skies

I find flying relaxing.<p>Yes, you read that right. Despite the frequent delays, the dirty airports, the intrusive TSA frisking, the cramped seats and the crying babies, I find flying relaxing.<p>That is, if the airplane isn't equipped with Wi-Fi.<p>Airplanes without an Internet connection are a refuge -- …

4G LTE

How to access exclusive airline lounges

The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside.<p>The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside.<p><b>Related video: Is it time for</b> …

Air Travel