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Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35

Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There’s a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town… The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip and double the memory to support more intensive processing tasks.<p>The Pi Foundation also reckons this sequel takes the Pi microprocessor “firmly …

Childhood trauma affects the health and wealth of middle-aged adults

Traumatic experiences from early childhood go on to negatively affect adults well into middle age, reports a new study published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> (PNAS). Much of the connection between childhood stress and adult health is indirect, linked to unhealthy behaviors like …

This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel <i>The</i> <i>Slow Mo Guys</i> have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, well, pointed it at a camera. The result? Seeing …

Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic

Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels.<p>The ability to repel water has so many potential uses. It can help prevent corrosion as well as the growth of organisms; it means objects need to be cleaned less …

Nanotech

New Image of Blue Diamond Cluster Is a Cosmic Showpiece

Sky-watchers can catch their own glimpse of Messier 47, a group of hot, blue baby stars.<p>Astronomers are getting an early holiday treat: a stunning new portrait of a well-known cluster of hot blue and red stellar jewels known as Messier 47.<p>The spectacular image of the sparkling cluster—visible also …

Astronomy

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Michael J. Fox

The Suckiest Christmas Gifts, Visualized

Christmas is coming, and if you haven’t already gotten all your shopping done, chances are you’re feeling a little desperate right now. But before you try to convince yourself that your grandmother would love a bottle of Fireball for Christmas, or that you should give your sister a gently used copy …

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

Sony threatens to sue Twitter to hide these tweets

Sony has just threatened to sue Twitter if it doesn't ban the accounts that keep posting internal emails that have been leaked by its hackers. The company's lawyer, David Boies, also asked the microblogging site to share the warning letter with user Val Broeksmit, who tweets screenshots of those …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

So you've survived cancer. What's next?

It is only in the aftermath of treatment that survivors discern that their adrenalin alone won’t fuel the rest of their recovery. For many, surviving cancer is followed by even more hardship<p>“I need to figure this out, I am not sure, I need to think a bit”, she says, her voice taking on a pleading …

Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world’s first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own homemade power sources.<p>A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a …