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Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers at Brown University shattered an electron wave function

The new finding shows an electron's position continues to be indeterminate prior to measurement<p>A team of physicists based at Brown University has succeeded in shattering a quantum wave function. That near-mythical representation of indeterminate reality, in which an unmeasured particle is able to …

Quantum Mechanics

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Neutrino Telescopes Launch New Era of Astronomy

The recent discovery of neutrino particles bombarding Earth from outer space has ushered in a new era in neutrino astronomy, scientists say.<p>Neutrinos …

Physics

BMW Builds Self-Drifting Car (video)

We’ve all heard of attempts of building a self-driving car, but BMW has really taken the whole self-driving thing up a notch with their very own …

Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …

Cycling

Nvidia unveils Tegra K1, a 192-core GPU that runs Unreal Engine 4

Nvidia's next mobile GPU, dubbed the Tegra K1, will boast a 192 CUDA core processor, Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang announced at CES today.<p>Huang said the 192 cores of the Kepler-based architecture in the Tegra K1 are "all fully programmable, all massively parallel." The next-generation …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

There Is A Giant Wind Farm Hiding Inside This Supertall Skyscraper

The 99-story Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta plans to generate all its own energy from wind, solar, and geothermal energy.<p>When Indonesian energy company Pertamina decided to build a new headquarters, it went big: Not only is the design 99 stories high, but it will be the first supertall tower in …

Renewable Energy

Google puts an offline Moto Maker in the pages of Wired

Despite reports of a sales shortfall, the customizable Moto X has some dedicated fans, and it's fair to say they overlap pretty well with the target audience of <i>Wired</i>. And so, for anybody who hasn't yet tried their hand at designing a phone in the Moto Maker, Google is making the process a little …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Genetics

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Quantum wells flash light without magnets - Futurity

Spontaneous bursts of light from a solid block illuminate the unusual way interacting quantum particles behave when they are driven far from …

Quantum Mechanics

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future

It’s been said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but might it also be good medicine? Walgreens is betting on it with the opening of its solar-powered drugstore of the future — America’s first dedicated retail space that generates all of the energy it needs to operate on-site.<p>Built just north …

Red Herrings And Straw Men: Musk's Argument On Tesla Fires

It’s still a good bet that the Tesla Model S and Elon Musk will come through their fire-investigation saga relatively unscathed and even vindicated in the end.<p>But in the meantime, what lingers is Musk’s take-no-prisoners argument, which essentially is that the National Highway Transportation Safety …

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors says the era of gasoline engines will soon look "quaint." He also divulges his idea for his next company.<p>If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up …

Elon Musk

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Scientists: Asian Carp Breeding In Great Lake Tributaries

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that at least one variety of Asian carp is living and breeding in the Great Lakes watershed, where it threatens stocks of native fish.<p>A U.S. Geological Survey and Bowling Green State University study published Monday says Asian carp taken from the …

Dropcam Pro Upgrades Quality, Adds Bluetooth LE, Sounds Awfully Like Dave Eggers’s Dystopian Future

In Dave Eggers’s new dystopian technology industry book, “The Circle,” the pinnacle of progress is described as a small, cheap, high-quality personal …

Home Security

Sprint Pitches Jetsons-Like Future in New Concept Video

If you think technology already rules our lives, just wait.<p>A new concept video from Sprint shows off a world in which kids from around the world can …

Cellular Networks

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Expanding camera lens combines insect, human vision

This hybrid approach could give smartphone cameras dynamic focus, and add depth to surgical imaging.<p>Insects' hemispheric eyes have a wide field of view and high resolution. What if they could be combined with the focusing abilities humans enjoy?<p>This lens from Ohio State University is a hybrid of …

Cameras

Graphene Turns Light Into Electricity For Faster Circuits

Welcome to another episode of “Cool Science Stuff That Probably Will Have Some Effect On Our Lives Later But We Probably Won’t Realize It.” In this week’s installment we present graphene photosensors.<p>While the vast majority of high speed data is transmitted via fiber optic cables, there is always a …

Revamped Fermilab neutrino beam offers hope for new physics

A great deal of effort goes into studying neutrino physics and interactions, owing in large part to the indifference of neutrinos to the rest of the …

Physics