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New Study Could Provide The Best Explanation For Dark Matter to Date

What if we already know one of the dark matter particles?<p>Physicists trying to understand the fundamental structure of nature rely on consistent …

A 2nd 'Big Bang' could end our universe in an instant — and it's all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang.<p>That's according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to an explosion of energy that …

The best smartwatch to buy for 2018

Smartwatches have been a slow burner for many consumers, but as the technology improves and their popularity moves beyond gadget-lovers there are plenty of good reasons to buy one.<p>Many smartwatches emulate fitness trackers, offering abilities such as heart rate monitoring, GPS and water resistance. …

Tag Heuer made a smaller modular smartwatch

Those of us with smaller wrists may have noticed that most of the connected smartwatches out there are, well, kind of huge. Tag Heuer's Connected Modular 45, for example, was a lovely device with a 45mm case diameter, perfect for larger wrists but lousy for everyone else. The company has now …

TAG Heuer

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Breast Cancer

IBM has just achieved an 'impossible' step in quantum computing

The company has simulated a quantum computer with 56 qubits on a classical computer<p>In the race to build a working quantum computer, IBM has just …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Conventional wisdom has it that only children are smarter and less sociable. Parents, freed from the shackles of constantly settling sibling disputes, devote more time and money to the singleton, exposing them to a greater variety of higher-level activities (there’s a term for what happens when you …

Psychology

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

The Brain

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

Programming

Casio WSD-F20 Android Wear Smartwatch: First Take at CES 2017

Die Langzeit-Weltreisen der Kreuzfahrtschiffe

<b>Immer mehr Reedereien bieten komplette Kreuzfahrt-Weltreisen an, für 12.000, 30.000 oder gar 147.000 Euro. Selbst eine komplette Weltumschiffung ist</b> …

There's a great new transmission technology on cars — but consumers don't like it

Electric cars have lightning acceleration, but because they effectively have only one gear, they can feel a bit space-age and technical after that initial burst of speed.<p>But traditional transmissions for gas cars are inherently not fuel efficient. Automakers have taken two path to solve this …

Japanese inventor's typhoon turbines harness storms' energy

A Japanese engineer named Atsushi Shimizu has designed a new type of wind turbine that can harness energy from something more powerful than a strong breeze. Shimizu's creation, which looks like a huge, upright egg beater, can withstand typhoons (or hurricanes, depending on where you live) and turn …

This New Equation Could Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics

One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best theories to explain the Universe – general relativity and quantum …

How Cunard Is Trying to Keep Old-World Cruising Relevant

The buzz around the cruise industry in recent years has centered on unexpected features like robot bartenders, onboard breweries and simulated …

Shipping

2016 Mercedes-Benz S400 Coupe Review

In December last year Mercedes-Benz extended the S-Class family with the addition of the S400 4MATIC Coupé. With the introduction of the S400, the …

Travel

Is this the future of airport security?

Is it time for technology to disrupt the airport security screening process?<p>The TSA recently took steps to combat the lengthy security lines that have been plaguing airports across the country, mostly by investing in personnel. But some experts say the money could be better spent on improving the …

Flying

Apple spent $1 million on the stairs in the new San Francisco Apple Store

Apple budgeted $1 million for the staircases of its new San Francisco flagship Apple Store, reports Curbed, using data from BuildZoom.<p>The data shows that Apple expected to spend $23.6 million building and renovating the store, based on the construction permits it obtained. Nineteen million dollars …

How convenient is a wireless charging countertop?

Judging by Dupont Corian Charging Surface's performance, not very.

Panasonic Viera TX-40DX700B review - 4K HDR LED television

TVs Price when reviewed 800 inc VAT (as of 29th of April) Richard Easton @chocojetpack 30 Apr 2016<p>The Panasonic Viera TX-40DX700B has a gorgeous …

Customer satisfaction with major airlines at an all-time high

It seems an unlikely connection but low oil prices are driving improved customer satisfaction ratings on some of the world’s biggest airlines.<p>A new survey of US air passengers has revealed that travellers are as happy as they have ever been with their flying experiences.<p>Ironically, at least some of …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Kreuzfahrt „Anthem of the Seas“ wurde durchgeschüttelt - News Ausland - Bild.de

Newark (New Jersey/USA) – <b>Diese Kreuzfahrt sollte ein Urlaubs-Highlight werden, doch es wurde ein Horror-Trip!</b><p>Das Kreuzfahrtschiff „The Anthem of the …

Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR

Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other Gear VR users, but also with people who use the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift*. You can think of …

Featured: Top 10 Weight Loss Apps For Android – February 2016 | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Losing weight is one of the aspects which gets talked about every year, at this time of year. If you are someone who is contemplating shredding a few …