Jesse Martinez

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Scientists are asking the wrong questions of big data

Big Data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected through new technologies, be they large telescope arrays, DNA sequencers or Facebook.<p>The data is vast, but the kinds of data and the formats they take are also new. Consider the hourly …

Big Data

Inhabitat's Week in Green: BMW's car of the future, and more!

What if installing solar panels were as easy as rolling out a carpet? That's the promise of the Roll-Array, a powerful, flexible solar system that can be set up in two minutes flat. Meanwhile, Deltec has launched a line of solar-powered prefab homes that start under $100,000, and we spotted an …

Snoop Dogg Goes Retro-Futuristic in 'Peaches N Cream' Video

Snoop Dogg takes off to a retro-futuristic paradise packed with life's finest, freshest things in the new video for "Peaches N Cream," the …

Snoop Dogg

Distributors of Drake documentary sue rapper for libel

Earlier this week, Drake announced his disapproval of the new documentary <i>Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage</i>, a film containing archival footage and …

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Gene Method Makes Mutants More Easily, and Sparks Concerns

Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably, using a recently developed gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. And just as in the "X-Men" movies, not everyone is happy about that.<p>The procedure, known as mutagenic chain reaction, is described in a paper published online …

Genetics

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

Arctic sea ice reaches record winter low

Scientists say preliminary data points to a troubling trend<p>The amount of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean likely reached its lowest winter level on record last month, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Arctic sea ice typically reaches a high point around February …

Flying beetle remotely controlled by scientists

Tiny electronic backpack mounted on back of giant flower beetle allows scientists to instruct it to take off, land or change directions<p>Scientists have been able to remotely control a flying beetle - paving the way for search and rescue cyborgs.<p>A tiny electronic backpack mounted on the back of a …

UC Berkeley

Plane passengers watch solar eclipse from air – video

A specially chartered plane left the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Friday and flew to the Arctic so its passengers could get an unobstructed view of the solar eclipse. The plane flew to an area where a total eclipse could be seen, while other parts of the world were only able to witness a …

Solar Eclipse

Why Spring Gets About 30 Seconds Shorter Every Year

Spring is here, and you might want to make the most of it. The season of flowers and showers actually gets shorter every year by about 30 seconds to a minute, due to astronomical quirks, researchers say.<p>This year, spring officially starts at 6:45 p.m. ET on Friday. At that exact moment — the …

Astronomy

DIY robotics device developed | Reuters

KRAKOW, POLAND - It’s a revolution in robotics that makes building your own personal robot a reality for the masses.<p>The new device developed by Polish scientists Dominik Nowak and Radoslaw Jarema of the Husarion Company, acts as a robot’s central nervous system and provides people with the hardware …

Robotics

Revealed: the terrifying 9ft-long crocodile which walked like a human

US scientists say they have discovered fossils of the ‘Carolina butcher’, a pre-dinosaur beast with sharp teeth<p>Scientists have unearthed fossils in the United States of a big land-dwelling crocodile that lived about 231 million years ago, walked on its hind legs and was a top land predator right …

Paleontology

Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands, clouds mar for some | Reuters

TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands (Reuters) - A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands on Friday but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.<p>People cheered and clapped as the moon blocked …

Top 10

Two Vampire Crab Species Found, Are Already Popular Pets

Spooky-eyed crustaceans sold as aquarium pets are two previously unknown species from Indonesia, a new study says.<p>Vampire crabs, so named because of their glowing yellow eyes, have become popular as pets, but the origin of some of these spooky-looking crustaceans has been cloaked in mystery.<p>Until …

Lost Tomb of 'Don Quixote' Author Cervantes Found in Madrid

Writer’s colorful life included capture by pirates.<p>Researchers in Spain announced Tuesday that they believe they have discovered the 400-year-old remains of the great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes beneath Madrid’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians.<p>The author of the vast and playful …

Archaeology

Saudi Arabia's OPEC governor: It will be hard for oil to reach $100-120 a barrel again

"$100-120 — I think it's difficult to reach 120 another time... We understand that all countries need higher incomes... We want higher incomes, but we want higher incomes for us and future generations," Madi told an energy conference in Riyadh. Brent crude is currently around $55 per barrel.<p>He also …

Social media is huge in the Phillipines—and many other emerging economies

One remarkable finding in Pew Research’s new report on how people in emerging-economy nations access and interact with the internet: social media is hugely popular. While 74% of US adult internet users say they’re on Facebook, Twitter, and the like, the median is 82% across the countries covered by …

InterAct

NASA Surprised By Chelyabinsk Russian Meteor Fragments

More than two years after an estimated 20-meter class meteor fragmented high over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, new data reported by NASA researchers this week reveals that — over a four billion year timeframe — the meteor’s orbital parent body itself had likely been geologically-impacted as …

Asteroids

The best tablets of 2013: A year of refinement, not revolution

While 2012 was a knockout year for tablets — with the introduction of the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Microsoft Surface — 2013 is actually somewhat boring in comparison.<p>Yes, tablet sales continued to grow steadily (up 53 percent from 2012, says Gartner), but this year is more about evolving last year’s …

Now This Is A Bridge We'd Like To Cross

Admittedly, we have a soft spot for bridges. From actual living bridges to proposed trampolines across the Seine, we just think bridges are super nifty.<p>Enter the "Mobius" bridge that's proposed for the Dragon King Harbor River development in Changsha, China. The Dutch firm NEXT Architects recently …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

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