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Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Google(s goog) is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless(s rkus) to build a …

The Day When Our Antibiotics Stop Working Is Coming Very Soon

We are close to entering a “post-antibiotic era.” It’s not a place we want to go.<p>It’s hard to overestimate the importance of antibiotics. These drugs have literally been one of the cornerstones of modern civilization, minimizing deaths from all kinds of common infections, and saving society …

We may soon use lasers to redirect lightning strikes

If there's one thing you should know about Engadget, it's that we absolutely love lasers. And thanks to the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida, our favorite pulsating form of light might soon find a much less destructive purpose, than say on Navy ships, anti-missile airliners …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

Not Science Fiction’: Navy to Test Futuristic Gun at Sea in 2016

The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research chief said.<p>Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of …

Military

NOAA satellite spots three low-pressure 'dragons'

Even Mother Nature appears to get in on the "Game of Thrones" action by spreading three low-pressure systems across the US that look like dragons.<p>HBO may hold god-like status in the entertainment realm, but can it control the weather?<p>You'd almost think it could, thanks to a new satellite image …

Game of Thrones

Build A Lightweight Tent For A Pittance

Shelter for less than $2 per square yard<p>Ultralight tents don’t have to lighten your wallet. Save a bundle of cash by making one from Tyvek. The breathable, water-resistant material, a favorite of home contractors, weighs less than two ounces and costs about $2 per square yard. Here’s how to fashion …

Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

James Lovelock is the 94 year old scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis, which claims that the earth is a self regulating, single organism.<p>He has evolved his theory over 35 years and is now publishing Rough Ride to the Future .<p>The BBC's Nick Higham talked to him about what he believes the future …

Universe

New Method for Estimating Moon's Age Seeks to Put an Old Debate to Rest

A new way of looking at the Earth's formation attempts to answer when the moon was born.<p>Earth's moon is some 4.47 billion years old, its birthday having come about 95 million years after the formation of the solar system. This means Earth's closest companion is some 60 million years younger than …

Cosmic codes: NASA releasing information on more than 1,000 projects

Next Thursday NASA will release a master software list — including information on robots and climate simulators<p>In an effort to make the government less opaque, the White House has directed federal agencies to share their software. According to Wired, the federal government is the "country’s largest …

Scientists Develop Health Trackers That Work Like Temporary Tattoos

First there was the pedometer -- simple in design and function, but it gets the job done. Then there were health trackers that you could either clip to your pocket (a la Fitbit) or wear on your wrist (a la Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, and so on and so forth).<p>And now, the next stage in health tracking …

Meteorite whizzes by skydiver, gets caught on tape

A Norwegian skydiver appears to have an extremely close call with a falling meteorite, which fortunately wasn't on fire at the time.<p>The odds of dying from a meteorite impact could be as slim as 1 in 250,000, according to Tulane University. So imagine the odds of going for a dive from an airplane …

Meteorites

Blast Sensors Detect More Asteroid Strikes Than Expected

A network designed to detect nuclear test explosions has recorded more asteroid impacts over the past decade than expected, according to a group that's working on an asteroid-hunting telescope.<p>The B612 Foundation said it would share the evidence from the International Monitoring System, a global …

Space

Green evening

Green evening in West Bengal, Nadia, India by Nirn Biswas<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

Social Media

Blue Monday, bad science and nonsense PR

The Blue Monday phenomenon receives more and more criticism every year, but it is just one of countless examples of media-friendly bad science used to promote products<p>Keen observers of the UK media may have noticed that today is the most depressing day of the year, according to scientists. Even …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

Meditation

The puppet show that reveals how you read minds

Psychologists can use dolls to reveal how we judge true and false beliefs in the world around us. Yet not everybody has this talent. as Jason G Goldman discovers.<p>One of the most famous lines of research in psychology began with a puppet show.<p>In a scientific experiment, children were invited to …

Psychology

How To Calculate Your Exact Commute Times In Rain And Snow

License plate-reading cameras in London allowed civil engineers to make some amazing calculations for commuters.<p>Seeing some snow outside? Better budget in 7.6 percent more travel time for your morning commute.<p>In a new study, a team of civil engineers calculated incredibly precise numbers for how …

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

The astonishing story of Nick Brown, the British man who began a part-time psychology course in his 50s – and ended up taking on America's academic establishment<p>Nick Brown does not look like your average student. He's 53 for a start and at 6ft 4in with a bushy moustache and an expression that …

Meet Zarafa, the giraffe that inspired a crazy hairdo

One giraffe, thousands of miles and some seriously big hair.<p>Name: Zarafa<br>Species: <i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i><br>Dates: 1824-1845<br>Claim to fame: First giraffe in France<br>Go visit: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, La Rochelle<p>When Zarafa died in 1845, her extraordinary journey came to an end. Or did it? Zarafa is …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

If it awakes, Rosetta will catch up with a comet and send down a lander to ride the dirty snowball as it rushes towards the sun<p>At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and …

Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up – as it happened

The European Space Agency has received a signal from its comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta confirming that it is alive and slowly warming up in deep space, after nearly three years out of contact with Earth<p>Stuart Clark is at the European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, receiving news direct from …

Science and Space

<i>See the rest of</i> TIME’<i>s Top 10 of Everything 2013 lists here</i><p>Ames / JPL-Caltech / NASA<p>10. The Galaxy’s Most Adorable Planet<p>The cosmos don’t often get …

Marjorie Guthrie obituary

Our mother, the zoologist Marjorie Guthrie, who has died aged 86, was a person of huge energy and wide intellectual interests, who was a pioneer in the male-dominated world of science after the second world war.<p>Brought up in modest circumstances in Liverpool, Marjorie (nee Webb) attended Holly …

Douglas Mawson's tragic Antarctic trek

On an Antarctic expedition 100 years ago, Mawson endured one of the most horrific journeys in the history of exploration<p>Death and tragedy are familiar experiences for explorers. Despite Douglas Mawson's copious innovations and achievements in leading the original Australasian Antarctic Expedition …

Join us live from the Antarctic

The Guardian will be blogging, tweeting and sending pictures and video from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition<p>• Any questions on the expedition? Post them as a comment and we'll answer them in a future blog post<p>You can follow the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013 on the Guardian's …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Scientists re-trace steps of great Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson

Geologist almost lost his life mapping unknown Antarctic regions in 'the Edwardian equivalent of space travel'<p>When Sir Douglas Mawson plodded into base camp at Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica in February 1913 his fellow explorers barely recognised him. The geologist was in appalling physical shape …