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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Photograph: Laura Lean/PA<p>The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved screen on the left and right sides.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425295293377/34d78134-6cb8-40f9-9879-482bf80fa6cd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Laura Lean/PA<p>The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved …

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Americans Don't Support the Republican Agenda

Since the elections last week, a number of conservative politicians and political pundits have suggested that the Republican Party's wins were a mandate. The question is, a mandate for what?<p>Republicans didn't have a national issue that they rode to victory. Some Republicans ran on the belief that …

U.S. has added 2.3 million jobs this year

Employers added 214,000 jobs in October,continuing a trend of strong job growth this year that is on track to be the best for America since 1999.<p>The unemployment ratefellto 5.8%, according the government report released Friday. The rate fell below 6% in September for the first time in six …

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and prove that you can actually do the following:<p><b>Close the U.S. Border to Illegal Immigration.</b><p>Instead of merely talking tough to keep the Tea Party …

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

Robotic Arm Catches Whatever You Throw It

Somebody should sign this bot up for the NFL.<p>A tennis racket. A carton. A plastic bottle of water. You can lob all of these things at a newly developed robotic arm, and it will catch them. Witness:<p>The robotic arm was developed by researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in …

Dean Kamen's DARPA-Funded Prosthetic Arm Gets FDA Approval

From a company founded by the Segway inventor, the arm is the first of its kind to receive approval for sale.<p>For eight years now, the DEKA prosthetic arm -- a DARPA-funded project aimed at improving the lives of amputees -- has been moving slowly toward FDA approval. Now, right on schedule, the …

A telescope bigger than a galaxy | Kurzweil

Abell 2744 cluster (credit: STScI)<p>Astronomers have announced a view of the universe though a lens more than 500,000 light years wide, as part of a …

Large Hadron Collider discovers new form of matter

Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist.<p>Physicists say they’ve confirmed the …

Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floating.<p>That's the glimpse of the high-tech future the U.S. Navy …

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'Indisputable' Proof Of A New Four-Quark Particle

CERN physicists have made a particle that likely existed for just a microsecond after the Big Bang.<p>Using the most powerful particle collider in the world, a research group at CERN has forged a particle made of four quarks, the European organization announced yesterday.<p>Most particles of matter in …

How CERN's Discovery of Exotic Particles May Affect Astrophysics

You may have heard that CERN announced the discovery (confirmation, actually. See addendum below.) of a strange particle known as Z(4430). A paper …

The Micro is a 3D printer 'designed for everyone'

M3D is making a bid to bring 3D printing to everyday consumers. Today the company is introducing the Micro, a product it claims to be the world’s "first truly consumer 3D printer." The Micro — now live (and already funded) on Kickstarter — was designed around three key principles: reliability, …

Gas cloud's fate could reveal information on growth of supermassive black holes

(Phys.org) —Right now a doomed gas cloud is edging ever closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. These black …

Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases - ExtremeTech

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For a long time, people thought HIV …

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Higgs Boson May Be Composed Of Tiny 'Techni-Quark' Particles, Physicists Say

<i>Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests …

The U.S. Economy Added 192,000 Jobs in March

Matt Berman @Mr_Berman<p>April 4, 2014, 4:37 a.m.<p>Spring is fi­nally here. The U.S. eco­nomy ad­ded 192,000 jobs in March, leav­ing the un­em­ploy­ment …

Android beat Apple in tablet sales last year -- Gartner

Fueled by a 127 percent surged in worldwide sales, Android tablets collectively overtook the iPad last year, research firm Gartner said Monday.<p>Android tablet sales jumped to 120.9 million in 2013 to snag a global market share of 61.9 percent, up from sales of 53.3 million and a 45.8 percent share …