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The Trillion-Frame-Per-Second Camera

<b>Splitting a single light pulse into a fast barrage of rainbow-colored daughter pulses allows scientists to capture movies of complex, ultrafast</b> …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Hologram universe physics: Reconciling gravity and quantum mechanics.

The universe can seem bewildering at times. In the past century, we've learned an incredible amount about the cosmos: its 13.8 billion-year history, …

New bird species discovered in China

A new bird species has been discovered in central China by an international team of scientists. This shy brown bird, named the Sichuan bush warbler, <i>Locustella chengi</i>, breeds in the mountainous region of the Sichuan Basin at 1000-2300 m elevation. Its winter home is currently unknown. This bird was …

Birds

From Elon Musk: The Battery Packs He Hopes Will Rule Them All

As expected, Elon Musk got on stage on Thursday night to unveil Tesla Motors' battery systems designed for home, business and utilities. And, more importantly, Tesla announced a list of companies who are trying out its batteries in pilot projects or planning to offer them to their customers.<p>The …

Tesla

Can you solve these top mysteries of the universe?

Scientists have discovered a ‘supervoid’ in space, a peculiar empty section of space which is missing roughly 10,000 galaxies. This empty space, which is thought to be the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe, is baffling experts.<p>Scientists are unclear about what this desolate …

Astronomers build Earth-sized telescope to see Milky Way black hole

With its unprecedented resolution the EHT should be the first to see swirling gas on its final plunge over the event horizon into the Milky Way's supermassive black hole<p>An Earth-sized telescope will allow astronomers to glimpse the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Scientists across the …

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

PayPal wants to implant passwords in your stomach and your brain

"Natural body identification" could one day replace passwords and other modern methods of identification, claims PayPal developer chief<p>PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification.<p>Jonathan LeBlanc, …

FBI can’t cut Internet and pose as cable guy to search property, judge says | Ars Technica

"This is a monumental ruling protecting Americans' privacy in the modern age."<p>A federal judge issued a stern rebuke Friday to the Federal Bureau of …

Privacy

Cutting the cord: Ars goes hands-on with Qualcomm Halo wireless car charging | Ars Technica

Inductive charging makes the jump from consumer tech to electronic cars.<p>MIAMI—Electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way over the course of the …

Electric Vehicles

Woman Falls In Ski Accident, Gains Superpower — Can Now Recall Exact Details Of Every Location Ever Visited

A woman on vacation had a ski accident that resulted in a very rare condition known as acquired savant syndrome. This is when a person gains an …

Product Recalls

Dark Matter --"Is a Parallel Universe That Could Harbor Rich Physics and Complex Behavior"

Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity. An international …

After fifteen years, Ars says goodbye to John Siracusa’s OS X reviews | Ars Technica

With OS X 10.10, the legend hangs up his OS reviewing hat.<p>After 15 years of providing Ars readers with deep insight into the internals of Apple’s …

OS X

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …

Breakthrough Paves Way for Affordable Quantum Computers

A research team led by the University of New South Wales has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first …

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

This gorgeous natural Swiss pool proves we don't need to swim in chlorine

Bathing season is in full effect - and we can't imagine anywhere we'd like to swim more than Naturbad Riehen, an all natural, chlorine-free swimming …

NASA’s Chief Scientist On The Possibility Of Finding Alien Life: “It’s Going To Be Mind-blowing”

Ellen Stofan explains how the space agency is thinking big as it looks to the future.<p>Sometime around the year 2035, NASA hopes to fly a manned spacecraft to Mars and land astronauts on the planet. How will it achieve this daunting goal? Who will create the necessary technologies? And just as …

Mars may hold liquid water raising hopes of alien life

Scientists have found the chemical calcium percholate which would suck moisture out of the air and keep water liquid on the surface<p>Mars may hold liquid water raising the chances of finding life on the Red Planet.<p>Although scientists have long known that there is frozen water at the poles of Mars, …

Hologram protesters march in Spain against controversial 'security' law

This has been a banner month for the future of protests. First, a Snowden statue was replaced with a hologram after being torn down in a Brooklyn park, and on Sunday, a group of hologram protesters marched in front of the Spanish building where the country's Congress of Deputies meets.<p>As <i>Fusion</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Federal Government Finally Admits Cannabis Can Help Kill Cancer Cells

A marijuana clone plant (AP /Jeff Chiu, File)<p><b>(By PM Beers for the ANTIMEDIA)</b> <i>Washington, DC</i> — In a rare and largely unnoticed move, the federal …

Cannabis

EI exclusive: a pro-Israel group's plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia

A pro-Israel pressure group is orchestrating a secret, long-term campaign to infiltrate the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia to rewrite …

Spain at 70% non-Carbon Electricity: Will it be 1st Net Carbon Zero G-20 State?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) –<p>CleanTechnica reports that Spain got nearly 70% of its electricity from plants that did not generate carbon …

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate. The gut, or gastrointestinal tract -- the long tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your, well, you know -- is your …

Microbiology

LHC reboot: the world's largest particle accelerator is now active

'What we’ve put together is almost a new machine.'<p>The Large Hadron Collider is reborn — on Easter weekend, of course. After shutting it down for two years in February 2013, the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator is up and running again. That doesn't mean that it's going at full …

Physics

Finding The First Signs Of Alien Life, And Why NASA Thinks It's Coming Soon

When we think of alien life, images of little green men, Martians, or perhaps even spaceships carrying them to Earth are the first things that come to mind. Yet when you think about life on Earth, how it arose, and how it came to be the way it is today, you’ve got to recognize that the evidence of …

Paranormal

Man Has Night Vision Injected Into His Eyeballs

A group of biohackers say they’ve figured out a way to inject our eyeballs with night vision, or low-light vision anyway. The procedure has allowed …

Science

Tesla’s secret breakthrough home battery detailed: Everything you need to know

Tesla will announce a new product at the end of April that’s not a car, CEO Elon Musk recently announced without revealing any further details. Even …