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Long-Lost Design For The New York City Subway Map Found And Restored

In 1964, the New York City Transit Authority held a design competition for a new subway map. The winning submission from lawyer R. Raleigh D’Adamo disappeared soon after, only to be rediscovered last the fall. Now, it has been digitally restored.<p>D’Adamo’s design featured color-coding that …

Art and Science Collide in Operatic Film Shot at Large Hadron Collider

A lot of unexpected things happen at the Large Hadron Collider, and perhaps the most surprising is this dance/opera/film shot in the enigmatic particle physics facility. The location, hardhatted performers and the very idea of subatomic particles interpreted through dance might suggest one of the …

Physics

Billionaire Teams Up With NASA to Mine the Moon

Moon Express, a Mountain View, California-based company that's aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year, just took another step closer toward that lofty goal. Earlier this year, it became the first company to successfully test a prototype of a lunar lander at the …

Space Exploration

New Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Nearby

Hello, neighbors!<p>Guess who just moved in down the block? In a study published today in the <i>arXiv</i>, scientists announced the discovery of at least nine star clusters orbiting our own Milky Way Galaxy. Three of the satellites are believed to be three dwarf galaxies.<p>“The discovery of so many satellites …

Apple’s New ResearchKit App May Allow Personal Data To Spread

Always read the fine print<p>Yesterday, Apple announced a new set of free apps called ResearchKit, which collect a user’s health data. The data is used in medical studies focused on diseases such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes, conducted by some of the most reputable medical insitutions in the …