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'Compact & durable’: Scientists encode, retrieve 10,000 gigabytes stored on DNA molecules

Researchers at the University of Washington and Microsoft are developing one of the first complete storage systems to house digital data in DNA. The …

The 'Next Einstein' could come from Africa

Neil Turok is a South African by birth. His family moved to Tanzania and Kenya after his parents were released from prison in South Africa for …

Clouds won’t slow climate change: NASA survey finds their cooling effects have been overstated

That same survey indicates temperatures could rise as much as 25 percent faster than previously expected<p>To some, clouds resemble bunnies. To others, they can look like squished flowers. When scientists used NASA data to peer into clouds, what they saw resembled a hazard sign warning of a …

Climate Change

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft In Emergency Mode, 75 Million Miles From Earth

NASA has declared an emergency after discovering that its planet-hunting Kepler Spacecraft, now millions of miles away, is not operating properly.<p>NASA mission operations engineers learned that the spacecraft had switched into emergency mode during scheduled contact on Thursday, the agency announced …

Universe

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Tesla Model S may get 'Bioweapon Defense Mode' and 100kWh battery option this week

The Tesla Model S will reportedly gain the "Bioweapon Defense Mode" air filtration system from the Model X and a 100kWh battery option. We've heard from a source that the new options may be introduced as soon as this week, alongside the debut of the Model X custom order configurator on the Tesla …

Tesla

Microsoft Corporation Might Launch 3 New Windows 10 Phones

<b>Microsoft</b> could release three new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones in 2017, according to a recent report at <i>Windows Central</i>. The first model will target mainstream consumers, the second one will target higher-end "prosumers," and the third model will be designed for enterprise users. Microsoft is …

The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built

Steven Aquino Contributor<p>Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools<br>• The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home<p>I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with …

IPad Pro
Space Exploration

Hitachi's answer to Pepper the robot is swifter and sturdier

Look out, Pepper: you have some fresh competition. Hitachi has unveiled EMIEW3, its first humanoid assistant robot built for full-fledged commercial service. Like its SoftBank-made counterpart, it's designed to help you find your way around stores and public facilities. It's particularly focused on …

Amazon Invests in Luma, a New Home WiFi System

It’s been a year since we were introduced to Eero, a home Wifi solution that promised to improve coverage by using multiple access points. Now Eero …

Wi-Fi

Apple shares new fourth-gen Apple TV ad featuring Kobe Bryant

Apple today has shared a new advertisement for the fourth-gen Apple TV. The ad follows the same theme as “The Kiss,” which was released last month and starred Allison Brie. Today’s new ad, however, features Lakers player Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan using the Apple TV and accompanying …