Charles Antonowicz

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Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

London's new Tube trains come from the future

London is getting ready to welcome new Tube trains for the next 40 years. Last week, London unveiled the new cars to the public for the first time, and when the trains finally hit the tracks starting in the mid-2020s, they'll bring an appreciable list of improvements to riders.<p>With the new design, …

A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

“Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!”<p>Has this ever happened to you?<p>Of course it has. You’re a human being in the 21st century who reads tech blogs.<p>The Nixie aims to solve that. It’s, as crazy as …

This Discovery Brings Us One Step Closer to Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak

Researchers at the University of Rochester seem to be taking the words of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s to heart: “any sufficiently …

Editing The Genes Of Superbugs To Turn Off Antibiotic Resistance

Fighting bacteria’s ability to fight<p>Over the past decade, deadly bacteria such as MRSA, <i>C. difficile</i>, and even tuberculosis have developed numerous mechanisms to keep themselves alive at all cost – mostly against antibiotics. Some bacteria have the ability to pump invading antibiotics out of their …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: how scientifically plausible is it?

Motion capture<p>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes uses motion capture to record the movements and facial expressions of actors, and this data is used to animate the apes. How well does it work? "I think Andy Serkis moves in a very realistic way [as a chimp]. His portrayal of Caesar is wonderful," says …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

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The Only Running App You Need

It's portable, powerful, and weatherproof. Oh, and it's free.<p>From apps to MP3 players to "smart clothing," runners today are awash in high-tech options for staying motivated and for monitoring/recording/tracking/sharing every metric imaginable, including mileage, pace, elevation, BMI, routes, heart …

Google plans fleet of driverless cars — with no steering wheel or brakes

Are Electric Cars Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars?

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Superhero Bits: Hellboy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men: Days of Future Past – /Film

Want to see the first image of <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> on the set of <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>? Where is there an officially licensed <b>Hellboy</b> art show? Does <b>Marc</b> …

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Disney Updates On Star Wars, Captain America 3 & Pirates 5

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and analyzes the content of your emails so the company can deliver what it calls "tailored advertising," in addition to ferreting out spam and malware. When you signed up for your Gmail …

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11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Dying grandmother uses Oculus Rift to walk outside again

Roberta Firstenberg had long loved walking outside and caring for her garden. However, a hard battle with cancer had weakened her so that going outside was no longer possible. In a bid to give her one more view of the outside world, Roberta's granddaughter Priscilla, an artist, programmed an Oculus …

The Mysterious James Franco Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cameo

<i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i> takes place ten years after <i>Rise of the Planet of the Apes</i> which suggests the former’s stars won’t appear in the …

Star Wars 7: Possible AT-AT Spotted On Tatooine Desert Set

The All Terrain Armored Transport, better known as an AT-AT, was first seen on the snow planet of Hoth. It was then seen guarding Imperial bases on …

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XMen Days of Future Past Final Trailer Favorite Moments & Spoilers

Putin: Escalating conflict puts Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.<p>His assessment came during a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, according to the Kremlin, the same day Ukraine's military launched its first, …

Ukraine unrest will be resolved by force or talks in 48 hours, minister says

Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours -- either through negotiations or the use of force.<p>At the same time, Russia insisted that the presence of its troops just over the border was no …

Will we ever… detect other universes?

Is there anything outside our Universe? Many physicists think it’s possible, says Marcus Woo, but could we one day know for sure?<p>We think of our Universe as everything there ever was, is, and will be.<p>But according to some researchers, there might not just be many universes, but an infinite number …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …