Justin Winther

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Mars One astronaut applications near six-digit mark

About a month ago, a rather ambitious plan was unveiled – to colonize Mars with astronauts who will never return to Earth. With such a harsh reality …

Task force recommends building new school at site of Sandy Hook massacre

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in December, should be torn down and replaced with an entirely new school, the task force charged with determining its future decided Friday night.<p>The 28 members of the Sandy Hook Elementary Building …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …

Sandy Hook Elementary School To Be Torn Down And Rebuilt

"I think our message should be at that site that love can win over fear," said Steve Uhde, whose son is a Sandy Hook second-grader. Another Sandy Hook parent, Peter Barresi, said he was worried that if a new school were to be built at a different location: "We didn't just lose 20 children and six …

Spur-of-the-moment spacewalk a first for NASA, space station

Saturday saw a first for NASA and the International Space Station, as two astronauts conducted an impromptu spacewalk to try to locate the source of a problem on the craft's exterior.<p>The space agency hadn't yet ordered such a spur-of-the-moment maneuver in regard to the ISS, according to the …

US Navy drone flies two days straight using liquid hydrogen tank

As the US military discovers just how useful drones can be, it's eager to keep them flying as long as can be, and the US Office of Naval Research now has a drone that can fly for two whole days. The Ion Tiger, an experimental surveillance plane that uses a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source, …

Offshore 3D Printed Gun Blueprint Protector Kim Dotcom Reportedly Deleting Files [Updated]

3D printed guns are reportedly even too scary for the infamous free-information hacker, Kim Dotcom. After the U.S. State Department demanded that the designer of the world’s first fully printable gun remove the files from his network, New Zealand-based Dotcom committed to keeping them safely online …

Los Alamos Scientists Build A Prototype Quantum Network

In an era where every other day seems to bring to light a new cyber-attack, secure communications are a premium. And one key ingredient to the future of cybersecurity is quantum cryptography.<p>The way quantum cryptography works is not at all simple, but here’s the basic idea: in quantum mechanics, …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Building structure and warmth in Ashtead.<p>Thatching is making a …

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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 …

Wearable Tech

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Hands-on with Google Glass: Limited, fascinating, full of potential - CNET

<i>Editors' note (August 12, 2013): Google has announced a new software update for Glass that allows voice commands for Path and Evernote.</i><p>The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What <i>is</i> it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you <i>want</i> to?"<p>The frothing …