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Evolution experiment has now followed 68,000 generations of bacteria | Ars Technica

It’s basically a time machine. For bacteria.<p>On February 24, 1988, Richard Lenski seeded 12 flasks with <i>E. coli</i> and set them up to shake overnight at …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi
Genetics

The Epic Untold Story of Nike’s (Almost) Perfect Marathon

<b>On the night</b> of May 5, 2017, Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s best marathon runner, lay awake with his eyes open and his mind racing.<p>Under ordinary …

35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

University of Pennsylvania

5 tricks to free up space on your iPhone

If storage space is tight on your iPhone, try these tips before deleting all your apps and photos.

Apps

Sprint's free year of unlimited data -- what's the catch?

No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal.<p>Sprint must have lost its mind.<p>That's probably what you're thinking after hearing that the carrier is offering a year of unlimited data for free. Let that sink in for a moment: FREE.<p>Your next thought is …

Telecoms

Better Wi-Fi in six easy steps | ZDNet

#1: Where do you want the best Wi-Fi signal?<p>Probably one of the simplest questions, but when I ask people it, they usually have no clue and start …

Wi-Fi

Free online courses will teach anyone DNA sequencing

It's never been easier to learn how to code using online resources, and that's not limited to computer programming. You know what else is code? DNA, which scientists have been modifying in bacteria and embryos with increasing success over the years. Researchers from the Centre Recherches …

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

Mophie Headphone And Wearable Power Capsule Case Now Available For $40 (video)

Anyone looking for a convenient way to keep their wireless headphones, wearables, fitness trackers and more charged whilst away from the grid, may be …

A closer look at Lenovo's bendable concept phone and tablet

We knew Lenovo's Phab2 Pro and Motorola's Moto Z series were breaking cover today, but the moment that drew the loudest gasps was when a YouTuber bent a phone around her wrist. Lenovo's crazy, flexible devices are incredibly far from being real products, but we still had to track them down to get a …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX wireless earbuds leak out

The next version of Samsung's Gear Fit is right around the corner.<p>The unannounced wearable, tentatively dubbed the Gear Fit 2, made an accidental …

EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display.<p>Most doctors view CT …

Virtual Reality

LG just developed an invisible fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint sensors are about to get a lot less obtrusive. LG’s Innotek, which specializes in creating new hardware components, just announced a fingerprint sensor that could live under your screen’s glass.<p>While that doesn’t make it the first button-less implementation – the Nexus 6P and HTC 10 use …

Small Turbines Can Outperform Conventional Wind Farms, Stanford Prof Says, With No Bird Kill

Decades ago, engineers largely dismissed vertical-axis wind turbines—which spin around a central axis like a top—because they could not match the efficiency of the propeller-like turbines common today.<p>But researchers have found recently that clusters of vertical-axis turbines, arranged to take …

Renewable Energy

Tinder Social gets a beating for outing users to Facebook friends

Well, this did not go as planned.<p>On Wednesday, Tinder launched a pilot to test out a new feature, Tinder Social, which allows groups of friends to …

Your smartphone could be covered with camera 'eyeballs' in a few years

In a few years, randomly scattered digital eyeballs will cover the back of your smartphone. This actually isn't speculation. It's a near certainty.<p>This photo is a prototype L16 camera from the company Light. While the L16 has not yet been released, it's already the most promising new photo gadget …

Mobile Photography

Super-Cool Ossia Cota Beams Battery Power Through the Air

Super-Cool Ossia Cota Beams Battery Power Through the Air Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteThe wireless charging market is a relatively new …

Gear & Gadgets

That cool Apple Watch battery charger band just got canceled

The dream of charging your Apple Watch with a battery-powered band is officially dead, for now.<p>This time last year, a third-party accessory maker …

Yes, the jet-powered hoverboard is real, and yes, the creator has crashed it

Jet fuel can melt steely skepticism<p>One of the most talked about things this week was a strange video of a man who appeared to have a real life jet-powered hoverboard. The video was published by Zapata Racing, which has made water-powered versions of these flying machines for a few years now. The …

Jetfuel

$2 billion lawsuit claims Apple Watch idea was stolen

A Michigan woman is suing Apple and Nike for a combined $5 billion over claims that the two companies stole her concept for a device called a “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe with Sensor.” She states that she filed a patent for her invention 20 years ago, well before the companies came up …

This $499 magic mirror could make you fitter than ever

Anyone who's ever tried to lose more than a few pounds knows the harsh raw power of the bathroom mirror and the bathroom scales. For some of us, …

SpaceX finally nails landing on drone ship, one giant step for reusable rockets

After the first four attempts ended with explosions, Elon Musk's rocket company makes history Friday off the coast of Florida.<p>There's a lonely Falcon 9 rocket standing proudly by itself atop an autonomous landing pad barge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean right now. The rocket is the first in …

Space Travel

Fontus Self Filling Water Bottle, Transforms Air Into Water (video)

Kristof Retezar has unveiled a new range of revolutionary self filling water bottles in the form of the Fontus Airo and Ryde, that are capable of …

New HP Spectre 13.3 laptop is thin, AAA battery thin - Pocket-lint

HP has revealed a new HP Spectre 13.3, that the company is claiming is the world's thinnest laptop measuring just 10.4mm thick.<p>Launched at the New …

Jewelry

Elon Musk promises a spaceship interior for Tesla Model 3

Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk went on a little tweet spree late Sunday, sharing some additional info about the company's upcoming Model 3 …

Handheld 3D printing BioPen can 'draw' human stem cells for cartilage repair

Apr 1, 2016 | By Kira<p>A team of Australian surgeons and researchers has developed a 3D printing pen that allows surgeons to draw and sculpt customized …

3D Printing

It looks like Samsung's crazy folding smartphone is actually happening

According to Korean news site ETNews, Samsung will apparently start mass-producing the "smartlet" — as we call it — this year for a 2017 release.<p>What the heck is a smartlet? It's a smartphone with a folding screen that can turn into a tablet when you unfold it.<p>In a call with investors in January, …

Mobile

Tesla Model 3: Lower-price sedan unveiled by Elon Musk

Tesla Motors has unveiled its Model 3 sedan at a glitzy event in Los Angeles, the fourth production car to be released by Elon Musk's electric car …