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This Company's Free Guitar Effects App Can Outdo Expensive, Dedicated Guitar Pedals

Calvin Abel is co-founder of Positive Grid, a company that makes apps for guitar players. It bills its JamUp app as "the best guitar multi-effects processor on the planet," and where other effects processors can get expensive very easil y, the JamUp app is free and requires nothing but a $20 …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Earth Singing, The Most Surprising Sound Of 2013

It’s Christmas, so a little less of the serious business, a little more pleasure. If you are looking for an awesome video to send to a friend over the Christmas period, then this one has to be up there. It will surprise you and it will probably make you feel good too.<p>A couple of years ago I used …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

<b>Vodka martini, "shaken not stirred" - often said as part of a bad Sean Connery impersonation - is one of the most quotable lines from Bond.</b><p>Yet Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.<p>Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond …

Canada’s electronic spy agency says tracking allies is necessary

Canada’s electronic spy agency is defending its espionage activities against countries around the world, including trading partners — often at the …

Chris Hadfield Sings @ Space.com office

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

Jimmy Page – 'I've always shied away from leadership in the past because of all that ego thing': a classic interview from the vaults

Whatever happened to the Yardbirds? One of the great mysteries of our time, ranking with the Devil's footprints, the Marie Celeste and the Five Penny Post, is the disappearance of a group once hailed as the most progressive in Britain.<br>When one thinks back, the group that starred Keith Relf and had …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Researchers plan to develop a 3D printer that prints graphene

3D printers are becoming compatible with new materials all the time, including metals, paper, resin and even pizza ingredients. So it was only a …

How to Make a Leather Sheath for a Knife (Or Anything Else) | The Art of Manliness

Sometimes you want an item close at hand: not in a pocket, but right there where you need it. A pocket watch, compass, knife, cell phone, or any …

Artificial intelligence reconstructs fragmented Jewish history

Researchers have spent years trying to piece together the Cairo genizah — a centuries-spanning collection of more than 100,000 documents on early Jewish life and customs. Today, these documents are fragmented and scattered across the globe, making it difficult for scholars to manually catalog them. …

Construction on world's tallest building to begin next month and end this year

Dubai's Burj Khalifa may have its status of "world's tallest building" usurped at the end of the year by a rival yet to break ground. BSC is set to begin construction next month on the 2,750-foot (838-meter), 220-story high Sky City in Changsha, China, and thanks to a process where the building's …

Down with the data center: can a peer-to-peer swarm replace cloud computing?

Space Monkey wants to put a peoples' cloud in every home<p>Not long ago, we looked to "the cloud" and saw a liberating force, a way to unshackle ourselves from the messiness of computing by offloading our data into large, mysterious, supposedly secure servers in undisclosed locations. But the reality …

Skylab, America's first space station, launched 40 years ago today

On March 14th, 1973, a Saturn V rocket launched into space with an important mission: putting Skylab, the first US space station, into orbit. The station had an inauspicious start: during liftoff, vibrations caused a meteoroid shield to rip off and made one of the two primary solar arrays unusable. …