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The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

Black Holes

Smart iPhone case offers all-day data roaming for just $2

Anyone who travels a lot internationally has likely been stung by roaming Internet charges at some point in other. While it is possible to buy or rent a local SIM card when you’re abroad, this requires that your iPhone be either unlocked or jailbroken — and also limits users to just one mobile …

Samsung Gear S review: This smartwatch can fly solo

During my time with the Gear S, my left pocket, which almost always contains some kind of smartphone, has been completely empty. That's because, like …

SpaceX Will Announce Micro-Satellites For Low Cost Internet Within Three Months

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s startup, is committed to bringing space travel to the masses. Now Musk has also confirmed on Twitter that SpaceX is working on a fleet of “advanced micro-satellites operating in large formations,” which will be officially announced in two to three months. The micro-satellites …

Chinese hacker installs Windows 98 on an iPhone 6

Bored of iOS8? There may be hope. A hacker has successfully installed Microsoft's Windows 98 on his iPhone 6 Plus, using a game emulator available in the App Store.<p>If you’re an iPhone owner already fed up of iOS 8, the most advanced version of Apple’s mobile operating system yet, there may now be …

Neil deGrasse Tyson seemed to enjoy 'Interstellar,' according to his Twitter analysis

The charismatic astrophysicist and 'Cosmos' host liked the science in the movie, not so much the plot<p><b>Warning: spoilers for Interstellar lie ahead</b><p>Neil deGrasse Tyson sparked a fierce debate with his Twitter review of the movie <i>Gravity</i> last year and now he's returned to share his thoughts on this …

European Spacecraft Could Find 70,000 New Alien Worlds

A European spacecraft that launched late last year could eventually discover 70,000 exoplanets, helping researchers better understand the number and …

Weak Sun Poses Radiation Risk for Mars-Bound Astronauts

Decreasing solar activity could make the journey to Mars and back riskier for astronauts, a new study warns.<p>The sun's magnetic field acts as a …

Watch these adorable robots dance better than you

We're used to seeing robots like MIT's Cheetah that are <i>absolutely terrifying</i>, so starting day two of Expand New York with an android dance party was a welcome change of pace. It came, of course, by way of the folks at Aldebaran Robotics who brought a trio of their fifth-generation Nao bi-peds to …

Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome

Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website.<p>The feature is available in Chrome: Instead of typing in a code, you can simply insert Security Key into …