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How We Used To Talk About Measles

A trip down measles memory lane with the Popular Science archives<p>The happiest place on Earth isn't so cheerful these days. In December, a large number of people started coming down with measles after visiting Disneyland in California. About 80 measles cases have been reported in the state, an …

Ancient Viking code deciphered for the first time

Runologist cracks the mysterious jötunvillur code – and discovers medieval 'text messages'<p>An ancient Norse code which has been puzzling experts for years has been cracked by a Norwegian runologist - to discover the Viking equivalent of playful text messages.<p>The mysterious jötunvillur code, which …

This awesome 'replicator' combines industrial machining with laser 3D printing to create just about anything - ExtremeTech

This awesome ‘replicator’ combines industrial machining with laser 3D printing to create just about anything<p>By on January 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm<p>This …

The genesis of the transistor, the single greatest discovery in the last 100 years - ExtremeTech

By on January 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The very first transistor — the …

How Your Internal Organs Could Power Implanted Devices

A stamp-size patch generates electricity from the beating of a heart or the expansion and contraction of the lungs.<p><b>Many of the life-saving electronics</b> surgeons can now implant in the human body—pacemakers that correct abnormal heart rhythms, deep brain stimulators that treat Parkinson's, neural …

MIT is Building a Transparent Projection Screen

Transparent projection screens are becoming less expensive to produce, as nanotechnology heralds a future that looks startlingly like science fiction.<p><b>It wouldn't be a proper science fiction future</b> without transparent holographic projection screens. Just imagine Tony Stark designing Iron Man …

Here's Why the New Supernova is so Important to Scientists

The supernova discovered this week is far more than an impressive lightshow—it's an opportunity to study a dying star up close and correct our maps of distant galaxies.<p><b>Twelve million light years away, in the heart</b> of the M82 galaxy, a binary star system detonated. One white dwarf star had gradually …

The Monster iPhone is Finally Coming

According to the Wall Street Journal, sources familiar with the situation said that two new iPhones could be released later this year, one with a display larger than 4.5 inches and the other with a screen measuring in at more than 5 inches.<p><i>Photo illustration by Anthony Verducci</i><p>It would appear that …

The Connected Yard: Smart Tech Goes Outside to Play

The Internet of Things keeps adding thingsnow even our kitchen appliances and thermostats are web-connected. Why stop with your home's interior? New outdoor gear is getting smarter, too.

10-year-old Opportunity rover finds old 'drinking water' on Mars

Old rovers can indeed learn new tricks. Rolling into its 10th anniversary on the Red Planet, Opportunity has discovered clay minerals showing that life-friendly water flowed on Mars in the earliest epoch of its history.<p>The findings indicate that Curiosity’s groundbreaking discovery last year of …

Rocket blasts off with NASA communications satellite | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An unmanned rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday to put the newest member of NASA’s space communications network into orbit.<p>The 19-story tall Atlas 5 rocket, built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed …

British scientists seek go-ahead for GM 'Omega-3' crop trial | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have applied for permission to run an open-air field trial of a genetically modified (GM) crop they hope may one day become a sustainable and environmentally friendly source of healthy Omega-3 fats.<p>The proposed trial - likely to generate controversy in a nation …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

Some of the most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a leaping whale and a menacing dinosaur skeleton.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Slingshot drones and lab-grown bones<p>US Air Force’s 2013 best pics and lobster spring cleaning<p>A limb transplant and the …

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We face being buried under an avalanche of Chinese science

China is investing unprecedented amounts in research and development while changing the way science is practised<p>I was chatting with a friend and collaborator based in Germany recently about the completion of a new building that his university was constructing, dedicated to biomedical imaging …

Tiny 'motors' let microtubules navigate nerve cells - Futurity

Tiny protein motors in cells can steer microtubules in the right direction through branching nerve cell structures, report researchers.

Protein 'capture' could slash costs for drug makers - Futurity

A new method for separating proteins could save drug manufacturers lots of time and money.

U.S. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

An open letter from 50 researchers asks the U.S. government to take certain steps to uphold privacy.<p>Fifty prominent American computer scientists have signed an open letter urging the United States to reject mass surveillance and preserve privacy. At the heart of the letter is a warning against …

Robotic ankle moves more like the real thing - Futurity

Engineers have created a soft, wearable device that mimics the natural movements of muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the lower leg.

Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It?

Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?<p>On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged a …

Former BBC technology boss sacked over failed project

<b>The BBC's former technology chief John Linwood was sacked in July over the failed £100m Digital Media Initiative (DMI) the corporation has confirmed.</b><p>John Linwood was suspended in May over the abandonment of the project to move the BBC away from using video tape.<p>A BBC spokesman confirmed Mr Linwood …

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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Stephen Hawking might have just lost himself a bet. Again.<p>The famed physicist has written in a new paper that "there are no black holes" - despite …

The hidden costs of building an Android device

Google does not charge for its Android software, but manufacturers have to pay specialist firms thousands to gain a licence to use it<p>Some mobile and tablet manufacturers are being charged six-figure fees by third party testing facilities for a licence to use Gmail, Google Play and other parts of …

The Oldest Working Infrastructure in America

Earlier this month, a 100-year-old water main in Philadelphia burst. It's far from the only example of major American cities relying on aging infrastructurewe found some of the oldest still in operation.<p>Earlier this month, a 100-year-old water main in Philadelphia burst, spewing 13 million gallons …

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7 Scientific Facts That Would Impress Sheldon Cooper

Be a cool science geek. Learning these seven facts will make you sound really knowledgeable.<p>Epoch Times has picked some of the most interesting …

E-Whiskers Have Arrived to Fulfill All Your Robot Cat Dreams

Sensitive electronic whiskers pave the way for increased interaction between robots and their external environments.<p><b>Whiskers are biological sensors</b>—nature's adorable answer to overcoming poor eyesight and allowing nighttime navigation. Capable of detecting even the slightest wisps of air, whiskers …

Leaked software suggests Sony's next flagship phone will record 4K video

With shots of a new Sony smartphone surfacing ahead of a possible reveal at next month's Mobile World Congress, we guessed it wouldn't be long until we laid eyes on the software powering it. <i>XperiaBlog</i> got its hands on an Android 4.4.2 KitKat build for the Xperia D6503 (rumored codename Sirius), …

9 New Intel Haswell Processors Unveiled By Intel

Intel has today announced the addition of nine new processors to its Intel Haswell CPU range based on its 4th-generation Core architecture.<p>The …

CERN creates and studies antihydrogen - antimatter - in the lab for the first time - ExtremeTech

CERN creates and studies antihydrogen – antimatter – in the lab for the first time<p>By on January 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …