John Schneider

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Last Word Archive | New Scientist

7 March 2018<p>I read recently that turtles were being "cold-stunned" and sharks were freezing to death in the ocean off the north-eastern US coast. …

AT&T says all customers will soon get access to FaceTime, Hangouts over cellular

AT&T has always been hesitant to allow customers to use video chat applications on its cellular network. The company previously blocked Apple’s …

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drills second rock target

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."<p>Plans …

Lizards Appear to Be Hardier Astronauts Than Mice

Photo: AmberBrooke.<p>If animals were to compete in a space-based reality survival show, lizards might emerge victorious. At least, that’s the …

HP goes Android with x2 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard's new SlateBook x2 can double as an Android laptop, and that's a first for HP.<p>Hewlett-Packard has a newfound affinity for Android.<p>After announcing the Slate 7 in February, HP announced Tuesday that it is adding a second Android tablet, the SlateBook x2.<p>The SlateBook takes its …

Dream Chaser space plane to begin NASA flight tests

Sierra Nevada's craft is a commercial answer to the space shuttle, designed to bring U.S. astronauts to space in a U.S. vehicle.<p>In another sign of ever-increasing commercial spaceflight activity, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser space plane has arrived at NASA for testing.<p>Wrapped in plastic, the craft …

Autonomous X-47B Jet Fighter Makes Historic First Launch From An Aircraft Carrier

As PopSci cheers from the carrier deck<p>ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, ATLANTIC OCEAN--All that was left on the carrier deck was a cloud of white steam wafting over a flight crew that was visibly bursting with excitement even with faces concealed behind bulky protective headgear, noise suppressing …

The $1.3B Quest to Build a Supercomputer Replica of a Human Brain

• Author: Jonathon Keats. Jonathon Keats Science<br>• Date of Publication: 05.14.13. 05.14.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Even by the standards of</b> …

Jumping, Swimming, Climbing Robot Will Blow You Away

It jumps! It swims! It climbs! This is RHex, the latest DARPA-funded robot from Boston Dynamics.<p>The little guy has six legs, a compact body and can …

Antares rocket launch heats up private space race

Watch out, SpaceX, there’s a new commercial rocket in town. After a few delays due to weather and a technical glitch, the Antares launch vehicle …

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Designer Carbon Provides Longer Battery Life - MIT Technology Review

A Seattle-based startup, EnerG2, has developed a carbon anode that significantly improves the storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries without …

Ultra-Efficient Solar Power - MIT Technology Review

Harry Atwater thinks his lab can make an affordable device that produces more than twice the solar power generated by today’s panels. The feat is …

Battery Could Provide a Cheap Way to Store Solar Power - MIT Technology Review

There’s a promising new entry in the race to build cheap batteries for storing energy from solar panels and wind turbines. Stanford researchers led …

Energy Department Backs New Way to Make Diesel from Corn Stalks - MIT Technology Review

Within a year, a pilot plant in Indiana will start converting the stalks and leaves of corn plants into diesel and jet fuel. The plant will use a …

Twitter Tests a Toolkit That Puts the Internet in Things - MIT Technology Review

Why should only computers, smartphones, and tablets be able to send a tweet? In the hopes of challenging this idea, Twitter recently developed a …

Broadcast Video Will Soon Be Packed into Smartphone Signals - MIT Technology Review

If you want to watch video on your phone or tablet, you’ll find that many networks can’t always serve up the data fast enough. So your choices are …

Honeypots Lure Industrial Hackers Into the Open - MIT Technology Review

Just 18 hours after security researcher Kyle Wilhoit connected two dummy industrial control systems and one real one to the Internet, someone began …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Meet 'algoraves:' Raves with music generated by artist-controlled algorithmic software

You might never attend one, but keep this bit of information in your back pocket: A new trend today is the ‘algorave,’ in which people dance in a rave-like environment to music generated by algorithms.<p>According to a central algorave website – I abstain from dubbing it ‘official – the goal is to …

Google Glass Bans Developers From Making Money With Apps — So Why Do Developers Bother?

Earlier this year, Google held hackathons for developers to try out Glass and explore additional ways to use the device.<p>Business Insider spoke with two developers who participated in the Google Glass Foundry hackathon, and have already created a few apps available for use right now.<p>But Google has …

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