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Ask Ethan: Does The Climax Of The Movie 'Gravity' Violate Simple Physics?

The movies play an incredibly important role in firing our imaginations about what’s possible for humanity’s future, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the realm of space travel. Over the past couple of years, movies like Interstellar, The Martian and Gravity have helped us dream up what’s …

Physics

Tech companies step up encryption in wake of Snowden

Companies including Google, Yahoo and Facebook have tried to improve encryption dramatically after the Snowden revelations showed how much of their …

Tickets For Apple’s WWDC 2013 Sell Out In Under 2 Minutes, Compared To 2 Hours In 2012

Tickets for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference went on sale today at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, and as expected, sold out in record time, at just under 2 minutes. Tickets for the developer-focused event at San Francisco’s Moscone West, which features presentations and one-on-one time …

Twitter and Apple gear up for music service launches

Apple and Twitter are both expected to make significant incursions into the music space in the near future in moves that could challenge Spotify, …

Intel doubles the speed of next-generation Thunderbolt interface

Intel today announced that the next version of its Thunderbolt interface will support 20Gbps transfers, twice the speed of the current 10Gbps interface. The extra bandwidth allows for the simultaneous displaying of 4K video and sending of 4K video files at the interface's full speed, and its …