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Pluto's moons campaign backed by Star Trek's William Shatner - video

An online poll to decide a name for a pair of Pluto's newly discovered moons is taking place in the US. Star Trek actor William Shatner, along with …

A flyby of Venus, a dying galaxy and a birthday toast to Edgar Allan Poe – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/mar/01/venus-galaxy-toast-space-pictures<p>720<p>Swing by the planet Venus, glimpse the fate of the Milky …

The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future

<i>After five years pursuing the social-local-mobile dream, we need a fresh paradigm for technology startups.</i><p>We're there. The future that visionaries imagined in the late 1990s of phones in our pockets and high-speed Internet in the air: Well, we're living in it.<p>"The third generation of data and voice …

New DNA-Based Transistor Brings Us One Step Closer To True Human Computers

The increasingly ambiguous divide between man and machine just got blurred that much more with Stanford's recent announcement: scientists have …

The philosophy of the Higgs | Michael Krämer | Life Physics

Many of the great physicists of the 20th century have appreciated the importance of philosophy for science. Einstein, for example, wrote in a letter …

Brain Scan Predicts Whether Convicts Will Re-Offend: Welcome To The Sci-Fi Future

Activity in one very particular part of the brain shows a high correlation with recidivism.<p>Researchers at the Mind Research Network in New Mexico--a non-profit, partially government-funded neuroscience facility--have discovered a way to predict whether released convicts will return to their own …

ZipCar, Google, cars and the inevitability of the Internet

In the summer of 2008, when my friend Pip Coburn (a former tech strategist for UBS who runs an investment advisory firm) came to visit, we ended up …

The Alarming Rise Of 'Digital And Content Pollution'

On Earth Day, 1971, Keep America Beautiful ran the now-famous PSA – “The Crying Indian“- for the first time. It had a stunning effect on the populace, and shined a much-needed light on the behaviors that cause pollution. We are faced with a similar watershed moment. But instead of trash littering …

At first glance, this may just look like a normal person. However, this isn't a real person at all - it is an animation: http://on.mash.to/XJPUA1 On a scale of 1-10, how realistic does this animated man look?

Stamp-On Circuits Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger

Remarkable new tech that places ultra-thin circuits on your skin could revolutionize health care, entertainment, and more.<p>Transistors. Resistors. Capacitors. Inductors. Diodes. RF antennas. Inductive coils. Lithium ion batteries. These are the components of microprocessors, wireless communications, …

A Disturbing Vision Of Augmented Reality In The Future

The future of augmented reality — think cerebral implants and digital contact lenses — was imagined last year in a short film by graduate students Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo.<p>We highly recommend watching the eight-minute film, "Sight" — and also checking out our annotated walk-through.<p>Sight is an …

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