Tomasz Drozdowski

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X marks the spot: tweet leads to bulge of stars being spotted in the Milky Way

A distinct 'X' shape, formed by a central bulge of stars at the heart of the Milky Way, has been confirmed – but in a rather unusual way.<p>Instead of …

‘Vampire’ Mice May Hold Key to Eternal Youth

Aging mice gain energy, while also exhibiting greater strength and memory, when injected with the blood of younger specimens, according to a new …

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

The internet of things is great for chipmakers and a challenge for Intel

As chipmakers realize the power and increasing amount of silicon is inside our connected devices they are racing to own as much of the market as …

Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen? | The Takeaway | WNYC

New images NASA received from the Cassini spacecraft seem to show the small moon being born, a little icy rock dubbed “Peggy.”

MtGox chief refuses to go to Bitcoin bankruptcy hearing

<b>MtGox's founder has refused a US court's demand that he testify this week about the collapse of what was the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange.</b><p>Mark Karpeles had been asked to attend a hearing in Washington on Friday.<p>MtGox reported in February that it may have lost nearly $500m (£300m) worth of the …

How Cryptocurrencies Can Curb Government Power

Stripe now supports it, as does Square. Gaming behemoth Zynga is taking notice, while some companies have even offered to pay staff salaries with it. This thing even has its own ATM. We’re not talking cash or even gold doubloons though. We’re talking Bitcoin, baby.<p>Cryptocurrency is based on the …

Why nobody can tell whether the world’s biggest quantum computer is a quantum computer

For the past several years, a Canadian company called D-Wave Systems has been selling what it says is the largest quantum computer ever built. D-Wave’s clients include Lockheed Martin, NASA, the US National Security Agency, and Google, each of which paid somewhere between $10 million and $15 …

Quantum Computing

Samsung Graphene Discovery Brings Flexible Display Smartphones Closer

Samsung has announced a breakthrough method to commercialise the production of graphene, a discovery that could lead to truly flexible smartphones …

Japan Display shows off 5.5-inch, quad-HD mobile phone display that might land in iPhone 6

Japan Display—one of Apple’s iPhone display suppliers—announced a new 5.5-inch mobile phone display this week that could provide a hint at what we’ll see in the next iPhone. The display. The display sports a resolution of 1,440x 2,560 (or quad-HD) and a pixel density of 538ppi—well above “Retina” …

PowerUp's smartphone-controlled paper plane makes us jealous of modern kids

So, it turns out that people really like paper airplanes, and by that we don't mean the M.I.A. song, although that's pretty neat too. No, we're talking about PowerUp's Bluetooth propellor kit for paper planes that enables you to steer your origami aircraft. Creator Shai Goitein had already …

Mad Catz's Tournament Edition Rat is lighter, faster and brighter

If you didn't have enough transforming mice in your cursor collection, Mad Catz has one more for you: the Rat TE (Tournament Edition). It's the latest in the company's line of formerly Cyborg-branded mousing products and is designed specifically, as the name implies, for professional and …

How Google cracked house number identification in Street View

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/523326/how-google-cracked-house-number-identification-in-street-view/<p>This post from the MIT Technology Review …

Project Christine offers a glimpse of Razer's insane future through modular computing

Razer's Project Fiona was all the talk of CES 2012 -- it married console-like controls with a tablet form factor, and packed in real computing power to boot. At the time, CEO Min-Liang Tan was cagey about its retail availability; heck, it didn't even have a product name at the time. By CES 2013, …