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IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

The research breakthrough isn't yet practical, but it's the direction the industry is headed. Imagine storing 26 million songs in your smartwatch.<p>In the never-ending quest to improve computing technology, IBM has just taken a big step smaller: It's found a way to store data on a single atom.<p>A hard …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

The fire that may have saved the Apollo programme

Fifty years ago, a fire broke out during a test of the rocket that would take men to the Moon. Three astronauts died on the launch pad – but their deaths were not in vain.<p><b>22 January 1967, Cape Canaveral, Florida</b><p>One of Nasa’s most celebrated astronauts, Lt Col Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom was becoming …

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

New Rogue One trailer teases the surprise return of a classic Star Wars villain (and it's not Darth Vader)

Long-standing speculation about the return of an iconic Star Wars villain may have been proven correct, thanks to the latest teaser trailer for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.<p>Glimpsed briefly from behind is a man who looks uncannily like Grand Moff Tarkin, the dastardly Death Star …

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New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact …

Penguin Galaxy's Gorgeous New Scifi Book Covers Are Worth Every Penny

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these new Penguin Galaxy hardcovers make it really hard. The publishing company ditched its …

The 31 biggest games of the holiday season

We've got you covered, from the latest Pokémon game to "Call of Duty."<p>Here are the 31 biggest games of the holiday season.

Astronomers have recorded what it sounds like in space — and it's pretty eerie

Although interplanetary (and interstellar) space is not completely empty, gas molecules and dust grains are so sparsely distributed that they do not form a continuous medium that would enable sound waves to be transmitted directly.<p>But there are many locations in the solar system where it might …

Here are 31 of the best space photographs of the year

Bright green auroras dance above a Norwegian lake in just one of dozens of new photos shortlisted for a 2016 astrophotography prize.<p>The shortlisted …

Space

Falcon Heavy Vs. Saturn V

Its an Epic Rocket Battle! Or a Clash of the Titans, if you will. Except that in this case, the titans are the two of the heaviest rockets the world …

Ultra-detailed Apollo 11 command module scan can be 3D printed or explored with VR

This month marks the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. To celebrate, the Smithsonian has published a high-res 3D scan of the …

Space Exploration

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$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."<p>Yeah... it's not a …

Gear & Gadgets

The coolest NASA missions happening right now — and the most exciting ones yet to launch

We hairless apes, gifted with powerful brains and wanderlust through chance (or fate, depending on who you ask), had figured out how to safely launch three humans into the heavens atop a shining tower of explosives.<p>The first two planted a flag, gathered some samples, gazed at the view, took a phone …

LG's Software Is More Functional Than All Other Android Skins, Including Stock

If you are a serious Android smartphone user, you’ve probably read and heard plenty of complaints about third party Android skins, and how good old stock Android is the way to go. I’ll admit, stock Android does look the best overall — that material design is clean yet appealing to the eye, without …

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July sky guide: Saturn's rings, Centaurus and a last-chance comet - Science News - ABC News

July is the perfect time to dust off any old telescopes and have a good look at Saturn's rings.<p>If you don't have a telescope there's plenty to see …

How to print from your Android phone or tablet

As Android technology progresses, so does your ability to get everything done right from your Android phone or tablet. Google has designed a cloud …

Android News

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

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20 of the best Android apps and games this month

April was another strong month for new Android apps and games: from hyper-local weather forecasts and clever alarm-clock apps to fraternal adventures and ninja bears. Here’s our latest monthly roundup of what’s worth a slot on your home screen.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, and …

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SpaceX Lands Rocket on Platform in the Middle of the Ocean -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our</i> <i>Start Up Your Day</i> <i>recaps are posted every morning to keep you current.</i><p><b>Going big.</b> First hot dogs, now this: Burger King’s menu now includes a Whopper Dog.<p><b>Accused.</b> …

Tonight's SpaceX rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

Physicists Have Created a 'Black Hole' in The Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists

Will Stephen Hawking get his Nobel prize?<p>Some 42 years ago, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that not everything that comes in …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …