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NASA’s Latest Space Drive Breaks The Laws Of Physics

It is one of the most fundamental laws of physics: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. We all learned it in high school. It’s a principle we use every day, just by existing. And it might just have been proven to be completely wrong in a lab.<p>This requires some explaining. Space travel …

Tech and Science

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Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

Physics

South Korea to develop Stuxnet-like cyberweapons

<b>South Korea is to develop cyber-attack tools in an attempt to damage North Korean nuclear facilities.</b><p>The country's defence ministry wants to develop weapons similar to Stuxnet, the software designed to attack Iranian nuclear enrichment plants.<p>The South Korean military will carry out missions using …

North Korea

Top 10 future cities in film

Is our urban future bright or bleak? Peter Bradshaw provides a selection of celluloid cities you might consider moving to - or avoiding - if you are looking to relocate any time in the next 200 years or so<p><b>What have we missed? Tell us your favourite movie metropolis in the comments below</b>

'Heini' Himmler: When Nazis Play Cute

<b>(Correction appended January 28, 2014)</b><p>Let’s be honest, there’s something about Nazis that makes them impossible to ignore. Those boots, those …

The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner

Virtual reality has captured the imagination of developers, consumers and businesses for decades, but most VR headsets produced so far have been notable more for their limitations than their capabilities. With its latest prototype, code-named "Crystal Cove," Oculus VR has taken a massive leap …

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Scientists Move Levitating Objects Through Space for the First Time

Now rather than merely lifting objects with sound waves, scientists can move them in every direction.<p>Levitation isn't just for mystics anymore.<p>A Japanese technology team has demonstrated ultrasonic levitation of objects that for the first time works in three dimensions. This means that as opposed …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

Canada's Ex-Defense Minister Says Aliens Would Give Earth Tech If We Were Less Warlike

Aliens, man. If we would only listen to them, the world would be a better place.<p>It's not necessarily shocking to hear somebody claim that at least four different species of aliens have visited the Earth, for thousands of years. But it is somewhat more shocking when that person was once in charge of …

U.S. May Soon Require Cars Be Able To Talk To Each Other

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration missed its own deadlines for making a decision on mandating car-to-car communications, but says it will come soon.<p>Officials will decide in the "coming weeks" whether all new cars in the U.S. must have the technology to communicate with other cars …

Traffic Safety

Supermoon Dates 2014: Two New Moons Coming in January

There are five supermoon dates in 2014, with the first coming on January 1.<p>That will be a new moon, as will another new moon coming on January …

5 Asteroids That Nearly Hit Earth

A whole lot of space rock is floating around out there, and some massive asteroids have come pretty close to Earth.<p>On Jan. 13, 2004, for example, …

A Brainwave-Controlled Version of "Pong"

Few video games are more basic than <i>Pong</i>, but Charles Moyes and Mengxiang Jiang's version is incredibly complex. The two Cornell University students built a custom electroencephalography (EEG) device so they could control the game's onscreen paddle with their minds.<p>The alpha waves that EEG machines …

The tale of a wombat: a journey from Australia to Newcastle upon Tyne

Name: The governor’s wombat<br>Species: <i>Vombatus ursinus ursinus</i><br>Dates: ?-1798<br>Claim to fame: First wombat to leave Australia<br>Go visit: Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK<p>At the quayside in Newcastle Upon Tyne, a woman heaved a small barrel of spirits onto her shoulder, tasked with carrying it to …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Google’s Chromebooks Have Hit Their Stride

It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before. …

Mars Curiosity Rover becomes a Lego set, while real rover wheels suffer damage

Here's another use for your newfound holiday cash: On New Year's Day, the Mars Curiosity Rover will become an official Lego set. It's the latest success from the crowdsourced Lego Cuusoo project, which previously brought us the <i>Back to the Future</i> Lego DeLorean and — fittingly — a miniature <i>Minecraft</i> …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

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The Incredible Watercolor Comicbook Covers of Dustin Nguyen