Jason Evans

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Google Unveils A Smartphone Prototype That Maps The World

Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever<p>As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific room in a specific building on a specific street--it stumbles. Not too long ago, we predicted …

Android Phones

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning science and technology pictures of the week, including iced-up airliners and violent activity on the Sun.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Dancing F-16s and a view of the Universe<p>A rocket’s slow crawl and a spectacular volcano<p>A lion's check up and a brain sculpture<p>Leaping whales and fierce …

Volvo Tech Will Allow Packages To Be Delivered To Your Car

Privacy pitfall, or crazy convenient?<p>Today in the _I-probably-could've-thought-of-that _tech sub-category: Volvo will let package delivery employees into customers' cars, because it sucks trying to be home when a package gets delivered.<p>Instead of the more straight-forward route of arming every UPS …

Speeding Star Kappa Cassiopeiae Creates Giant Shock Wave

A speeding star, named Kappa Cassiopeiae (HD 2905), is moving so quickly it has created a giant shock wave. The star is one of the brightest stars in …

The future of particle physics?

Just over a year ago I was up a mountain, in fog and hail, at the South-Western tip of Sicily. Along with about fifty other delegates, I was discussing the future of particle physics. This was the Erice meeting where we drafted the update of the European Strategy for particle physics. Although the …

APOD: The Cloudy Cores of Active Galaxies (2014 Feb 24) Image Credit: NASA's GSFC, W. Steffen (UNAM) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140224.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA8nzRkjOEw Explanation: What would it look like to travel to the center of an active galaxy? Most galactic centers are thought to house black holes millions of times more massive than our Sun. The spaces surrounding these supermassive black holes may be far from dormant, however, flickering in many colors and earning the entire object class the title of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). Pictured above is a video illustrating how an active galactic nucleus may appear up close. AGN typically sport massive accretion disks feeding the central black hole, as well as powerful jets shooting electrically charged matter far into the surrounding universe. Clouds of gas and dust seen orbiting the central black holes have recently been found to be so dense that they intermittently eclipse even penetrating x-rays from reaching us. These X-ray dimming events, as short as hours but as long as years, were detected in an analysis encompassing over a decade of data taken by the NASA's orbiting Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE). http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/ http://www.astrosen.unam.mx/~wsteffen/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140224 #APOD

Microsoft, Qualcomm offer a Windows Phone design-in-a-box to handset makers

If you’re a handset maker looking to pump out some easy and cheap Windows phones, then Microsoft(s msft) and Qualcomm(s qcom) might just have the …

PS4 Arrives in Japan

The Playstation 4 has been out in the US for over three months, but it’s just now being released in the company’s home country. The Xbox One Japanese …

Gear & Gadgets

Army's 'Watchkeeper' Drone To Fly Above British Skies

A huge unmanned drone is set to fly above UK skies this week ahead of trials in Afghanistan.<p>Watchkeeper, a reconnaissance and surveillance unmanned …

Qualcomm’s 64-bit processors graduate to mid-range phones, but high-end must wait

Qualcomm(s qcom) is definitely taking the scenic route in its journey toward 64-bit mobile computing. At Mobile World Congress on Monday, Qualcomm …

The Week In Drones: Cameras Over Kiev, The Future Of Air Combat, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Drone Repairmen</b><p>Santa Fe Aero Services, a northern New Mexico-based aircraft maintenence shop, recently partnered …

Ragnarok, or Apocalypse by Press Release

I had a vivid dream two nights ago, in which I was gathered with dozens of friends in a large warehouse with huge glass windows. Suddenly I heard whispered voices chanting, and eventually I was able to make out that they were saying "Ragnarok" over and over again. When I looked out the windows, I …

Thor

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for February 2014

Author: Wired Science Staff<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of …

Venus has planet-sized space weather explosions

Scientists like to compare Earth and Venus. What happened differently at Venus to make it so harsh and inhospitable? These space weather explosions …

National Ignition Facility Announces Record Amount Of Fusion Energy

Physicists had to compress the fuel to twice the density of the core of the sun.<p>U.S. physicists are reporting they've created more energy than ever before from a laser-triggered fusion reaction.<p>Fusion is the reaction that occurs in the interiors of stars, including Earth's own sun. Theoretically, …

Physics

The Week In Numbers: The Oldest Star In The Universe, Gaming For Science, And More

<b>90 minutes</b>: the time it takes to make your own light-up Valentine's Day card using conductive ink<p><b>13 billion years</b>: the age of the oldest known star in the universe<p><b>14,000 tons</b>: the mass of Fermilab's unfinished, 500-mile-long neutrino detector, which saw its first particles this week<p><b>73 percent</b>: the …

BAE Systems

Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Survey: Religion and science aren’t always at odds

The common view that science and religion can’t work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according to a new survey.<p>The study …

This carbon nano-cable beats copper for conductivity

Pound for pound, wet-spun carbon nanotube-based fibers have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

Mathematics

Asteroid 2000 EM26: 'potentially hazardous' space rock to fly close to Earth

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of three football fields will come uncomfortably close to Earth early on Tuesday.<p>The space rock, known as 2000 EM26, poses no threat and will pass the Earth at just under nine times the distance to the moon.<p>But it is defined as a potentially hazardous …

First biomarker could help boys at risk of major depression

LONDON (Reuters) - British brain scientists have identified the first biomarker, or biological signpost, for clinical depression and say it could help find boys in particular who are at risk of developing the debilitating mental illness.<p>In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academies of …

Strange Dark Streaks on Mars Get More and More Mysterious

There is a deep and watery mystery on Mars. Whether or not the Red Planet ever had water on it has long been solved. Plenty of evidence exists for …

Interstellar magnetic fields warp as our sun and heliosphere move through galaxy

This illustration shows our heliosphere – the sphere of the sun’s influence – moving through the space of our Milky Way galaxy.<p>The blue “globe” in …