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How Star Trek's Warp Speed Works

Explaining the seemingly wonky science behind The Starship Enterprise.<p>Filed Under Science Fiction & Star Trek<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

Professor grows an ear on his arm that will connect to the Internet

When Stelarc says he has "something up my sleeve," he really means it.<p>The Perth-based university professor and well-known performance artist has …

This London startup thinks it has solved one of the most annoying things about flying

Fliers have to trek to the airport with heavy bags, wait in indeterminate queues, face frequent checks, and endure the rigmarole of repetitive in-flight safety messages.<p>One London startup wants to make the whole affair a little easier — by removing the need to have to worry about transporting …

Aviation

The Creator Of Linux Has An Attitude And A Foul Mouth, And People Are Angry At Him (Again)

But he regularly inflicts it on others.<p>Imposter Syndrome is the nagging fear that everyone is really better than you, and it drives many a programmer crazy.<p>The combination of his offbeat sense of humor, his confrontational style, and his major potty mouth has made a lot of people angry at him.<p>He'll …

Linus Torvalds

FDA Approves Robotic Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Contractions

Researchers at DEKA have dubbed the prosthetic arm "Luke" after the Star Wars character.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple and simultaneous movements based on the electrical signals generated by muscle contractions. In that sense, …