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Java tutorial for beginners

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

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The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

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Lockheed figures out fusion (maybe)

Lockheed Martin's Compact Fusion technology has the potential to revolutionize life as we know it. Maybe. If it works.<p>After years of development at the company's legendary Skunkworks facility, Lockheed is coming forward now to find partners in the public and private sector. The main breakthrough is …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

Drone geeks get a blast of Star Wars speed in this new sport

It may be hard to tell from the image above, but that’s a hot-rodding quadcopter speeding through the forest at about 100 miles an hour. The drone is taking part in the first large-scale first-person video drone race ever in the United States, held last week in Los Angeles.<p>For the operators, …

A German Lunatic Actually Built Iron Man's Rocket-Launching Gauntlet

I don’t actually have to do this, legally speaking, because websites are generally insulated from anybody dumb enough to see a bad idea on the …

Samsung Gear VR Coming December 1st For $199 (Rumor)

The Samsung Gear VR was announced last month, Samsung have yet to give any official details on pricing or a release date for their new VR headset.<p>Now …

This Super Durable Cardboard Surfboard Won't Disintegrate When it Hits the Ocean

Most people think that water and cardboard are don’t mix, but this new cardboard surfboard changes everything. Developed by Ernest Packaging …

Pumpkin-Walnut Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream Frosting (vegan)

Not only do you get a moist, fluffy and flavorful quickbread, but you also get an airy, sweet frosting to top it off. Talk about perfection on a …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Single Malt, American Style: A Delicious New World of Whiskey

When we think of American whiskey, we usually think of rich, sweet corn-based bourbon, or perhaps spicy and grassy rye. Rounded and biscuity malt whiskies, especially the revered single malt, seem to be exclusively in the Scottish domain. But American distillers are increasingly bucking tradition …

What is the Shellshock Bash bug and why does it matter?

By now you may have heard about a new bug found in the Bash shell. And unless you're a programmer or security expert, you're probably wondering if you should really worry. The short answer is: Don't panic, but you should definitely learn more about it, because you may be in contact with vulnerable …

Multijunction Solar Cells Break Efficiency Records by Harvesting the Full Spectrum of Light

Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new type of solar cell that uses multiple junctions instead of single …

The critical Shellshock flaw affects many Linux and Apple systems — here’s what you need to know

A super-serious flaw in the “bash” shell – the command line interpreter for Unix-based systems including Linux and Mac OS X – has sent server …

‘I was blind… now I have bionic eyes’

What is it like to see again after years of blindness? Rose Eveleth asks a woman whose sight was restored with a remarkable new eye implant.<p>Fran Fulton is 66, and she’s been fully blind for about 10 years. A few weeks ago, all that changed.<p>Fulton suffers from retinitis pigmentosa – a degenerative …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Surprise! Monster Black Hole Found in Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf …

3D Pocketcopter Flying Camera

The small helicopter will bring you a handy way to take pictures or videos from a height of up to 10 meters. If you like the idea, let’s go on …

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Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light

It's easy to shine light <i>through</i> a crystal, but researchers at Princeton University are turning light <i>into</i> crystals--essentially creating "solid light."<p>"It's something that we have never seen before," Dr. Andrew Houck, associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers, said in …

​How To Go Beyond Level 20 In Destiny

<i>Destiny</i> caps your character's progress at level 20. But if you've been playing, you've doubtless seen people with those yellow numbers by their name, …

CRAZY! MASSIVE OBJECT CAUGHT FEEDING OFF OF THE SUN'S ENERGY!

Bare Conductive Paint Allows You to Draw an Electrical Circuit Almost Anywhere

In an age where food can be assembled by a printer and bacteria can be engineered to produce gold, surely talking billboards cannot be that far away. …

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Google To Make Its Own Quantum Processors

The company already has access to a quantum computing device for artificial intelligence experiments, but now it's seeking to develop its own hardware.<p>Google apparently wants to try its hand at making its own quantum computing hardware. The company announced in its research blog that it's launching …

‘Impossible’ Triple Star System Is a Mystery Astronomers Can't Explain — NOVA Next | PBS

It should have been a straightforward analysis of a triple star system. The Kepler space telescope observed KIC 2856960 for four straight years, …

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New electric wheel kit converts any bike into a cardio-controlled offroad ebike

<b>This rugged electric bike conversion kit, which is robust enough for offroad cycling, offers a unique feature that uses your heart rate to control</b> …

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony is developing a pair of smartglasses to rival Google Glass product, and has produced a slimmed-down pair of glasses with an integrated screen in the lens.<p>The Sony Smart EyeGlass acts like a secondary screen for an Android smartphone, displaying information in the view of the wearer, overlaid …

Bacon Is So Damn Delicious, Even Vegetarians Can't Resist It

Bacon is one of America's sweethearts. It's a darling, succulent food that pairs flawlessly with breakfast and instantaneously improves any bloody Mary. Plus, bacon certainly knows how to complement a burger. It also has standalone power: Bacon tastes just as incredible when simply plucked from the …

NASA Confirms "Impossible" Propellant-free Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Works!

Designs for a device called a microwave thruster, which could power spacecraft without the need for propellant, have been proposed since 2006. While …

‘Soul of the sun’ detected for the first time by scientists

Scientists have for the first time detected the solar neutrino particles forged in the sun’s heart that are eventually emitted into the galaxy as …