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"Gravity's River" --New Black Hole Research Points to Gravity as a Fluid (Weekend Feature)

Perimeter Faculty member Luis Lehner explains why it might make sense to treat gravity as a fluid. “There’s a conjecture in physics – the holographic …

Astronomers discover a bizarre new type of "hybrid" star

5th June 2014<p>Astronomers discover a bizarre new type of<br>"hybrid" star<p><b>Astronomers have detected the first Thorne-Żytkow objects (TŻOs). These hybrids</b> …

Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope …

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

Netflix is making sure customers know whom to blame for slow, grainy video

When online video stutters, buffers, or won’t play altogether, people get irritated—and Netflix has started encouraging its customers to blame their internet service providers for the substandard performance.<p>The screenshot above was captured by Yuri Victor, a designer at Vox Media, as he tried to …

Funding push would put Reading Rainbow on phones and game consoles

LeVar Burton had no trouble crowdfunding <i>Reading Rainbow</i> for the web; now, he'd like your help bringing it to living rooms and pockets everywhere. His team has announced a $5 million stretch goal that, if reached, will port his literary initiative to mobile devices, game consoles and set-top boxes. …

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Korner Home Security

Korner uses door and window trigger tags and connects to its fob via your router. When a tag detects an intrusion, the fob emits an alarm and also …

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

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BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps with you on the road. The problem with this analog connection is that it's unidirectional; you still need …

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Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have <i>loved</i> something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to …

Lunecase: Notifications on the Back of your iPhone

Currently, together with launching the Lunecase campaign, the team of a dozen people is busy with pushing its first gadget to the US market. As Tislenko said in an interview with TNW, the company has already shipped a few thousand flashes and signed a contract with US retailer NewEgg. Negotiations …

Google's Nexus phones will reportedly be replaced by premium Android Silver handsets

The Android Silver project, which was rumored earlier this month, has today been corroborated by four fresh sources, all of whom point to a major shift in Google's mobile strategy. <i>The Information</i> reports that the current scheme of offering Nexus-branded handsets with Google's unadulterated vision …

Scio: This device tells you the chemical makeup of your food, drinks, and pills

Consumer Physics is unveiling its Scio handheld sensor, which can scan food, pills, or plants and tell you the chemical makeup of the object. It delivers those results wirelessly in real-time to the user’s smartphone.<p>Once the device ships later this year, you’ll be able to use it to decipher the …

Apple Is About To Lose Its Revenue Dominance Over Android

To put it bluntly, Android is for poor people, iPhone is for rich people.<p>That may be about to change.<p>New data shows that in addition to overtaking Apple's mobile market share, Android is also catching up in terms of its share of mobile revenue. The change explains in part why Google wants to create …

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Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become.<p>But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy …

AT&T thinks increased bandwidth costs are Netflix subscribers' problem

AT&T's swinging back at Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' recent assertion that ISPs (internet service providers) should shoulder the cost of increased bandwidth demands. In a post on AT&T's Public Policy Blog, Senior EVP Jim Cicconi denounced Hastings' desire for a "cost-free delivery" agreement with …

What if Netflix switched to P2P for video streaming?

Could Netflix (S NFLX) change its video streaming service to use a P2P architecture, in order to save money on content delivery and sidestep peering …

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious collects $40 million from tech elites

It has been a big year for artificial intelligence. Google bought DeepMind in January for $400 million and, now, a group of tech elites and venture …

A Smart Watch For Kids, Designed For Worried Parents

Helicopter parents, rejoice: FiLIP’s technology lets you keep track of your kids.<p>An estimated 60% of parents in the United States get their pre-teens cell phones, for reasons like peace of mind and safety. The catch, however, is that those smartphones come loaded with tools that kids can abuse. …

'Waves' detected on Titan moon’s lakes

<b>Scientists believe they have detected the first liquid waves on the surface of another world.</b><p>The signature of isolated ripples was observed in a sea called Punga Mare on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.<p>However, these seas are filled not with water, but with hydrocarbons like methane and …

Our Universe May Exist in a Multiverse, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports …

Slow-and-steady Afinia’s new 3D printer continues to get easier to use

If MakerBot is the gregarious popular student, Afinia is the quiet kid who sits at the back of the class diligently putting out A-level work. The 3D …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

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As Flipkart Hits $1B GMV Milestone, Indian E-Commerce Becomes The Next Frontier For Amazon, eBay

Flipkart, India’s biggest e-commerce company, has just hit the billion dollar milestone in annual GMV (Gross Merchandise Value), a goal the founders had forecast to achieve only by 2015.<p>In an internal note sent to employees, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the former Amazon employees who founded …