Meriam Polar

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Samsung import ban in effect after President Obama declines to veto ITC order

In August the International Trade Commission issued a ruling that banned the import of some older Samsung smartphones and tablets for violating Apple's patent portfolio. The White House had 60 days during which it could have stepped in to veto the decision, but according to multiple reports …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

After losing Waze to Google, Samsung continues to court startups to improve software offerings

It's no secret that Samsung is a hardware company first. The Korean firm became dominant in televisions and then mobile through efficiency and vertical integration in hardware development and production — not the software on its machines. In a world where a joint Google-Motorola and Microsoft-Nokia …

PayPal Unveils Yet Another Way to Pay in Stores. Now It Has to Get People to Use It.

Another day, another announcement of a product aimed at getting shoppers to buy stuff in retail stores using an app on their phone instead of a …

Nokia Launches DVLUP Rewards Program for Windows Phone Development

Nokia today launched its rewards program for Windows Phone developers in 21 countries. Called DVLUP, the initiative uses gamification to boost app discoverability by empowering developers to increase the visibility and success of their projects.<p>For those who are thinking DVLUP sounds familiar, …

Earl Salt and Pepper Shakers

The Earl Salt and Pepper Shakers will make any culinary experiment a themed delight! Shaped like classic science lab flasks, this novelty cruet set …

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Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries

Once, the earth was comprised of a supercontinent called Pangea. So what would that continent look like if it had the political boundaries of today?<p>It’s hard to imagine a time when Antarctica was a stone’s throw from the Australian Outback, or when Morocco was right across the street from New York. …

Could We Stop An Asteroid? Feat. Bill Nye

Painting Portraits With Bacteria

Zachary Copfer with Einstein. Courtesy of Zachary Copfer.<p>“I’m a microbiologist masquerading as an artist. Or am I an artist masquerading as a …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

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The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

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Who’s afraid of the amygdala? Research blows away "fear center" myth

New revelations about your brain’s so-called “fear center” explain why it’s misleading to say “this part of the brain does x”. Maggie Koerth-Baker …

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How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Edward Youmans’ Chemical Atlas, 1856. 

Consciousness is a Process

Last week my fellow Phenom Ed Yong wrote a post about what happens to consciousness when animals die. According to the research Ed described, a rat’s brain shows signs of consciousness for at least 30 seconds after its heart stops.<p>That study got a lot of buzz, understandably, because of what it …

A Retired Chemistry Teacher Merges Art and Science by Sculpting Porcelain Objects Inspired by Molecules | Colossal

<p>Educator, scientist and artist Bobby Jaber retired from teaching chemistry over 20 years ago and decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to …

The Decisive Moment and the Brain

As a photographer, you will sooner or later bump into the phrase <i>the decisive moment</i>. The decisive moment is a concept made popular by the street …

The Social Behavior Of Bacteria, Trippily Explored In Art

The advanced collective and social intelligence of bacteria colonies makes for some very psychedelic design.<p>The invisible colony of bacteria that spreads its invisible biomass across a petri dish is as gestalt as any alien hive-mind. Like such a mind, it grows with design, and it is from this …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

NASA Scientist Recreates Aurora Borealis in a Glass Dome

We may not be able to catch lightning in a bottle, but NASA Langley research scientist Guillame Gronoff is working on encapsulating the various light shows that go on in our atmosphere and other planets. Having built a large glass dome known as <i>Planeterrella</i> with his summer intern Sam Walker (from …

Pirate Themed Scanner Hospital

L’hôpital presbytérien Morgan Stanley Children de New-York innove en réalisant une décoration en collaboration avec GE sur le thème « pirate » autour …

The smooth motion of rotating circles can be used to build up any repeating curve even one as angular as a digital square wave

The <b>smooth motion of rotating circles</b> can be used to build up <b>any repeating curve</b> even one as angular as a <b>digital square wave</b>. Each circle spins at a multiple of a <b>fundamental frequency</b>, and a method called <b>Fourier analysis</b> shows how to pick the radiuses of the circles to make the picture work. <b>Decomposing signals</b> like this lies at the heart of a lot of <b>signal processing</b>. [more] [code]

Primed: The smashing science behind particle accelerators

<i>Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break down? Drop us a line at primed *at* engadget *dawt* com.</i><p>Long …

Leidenfrost GIFfect From this video, demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect via a maze for some very jittery droplets. I just can’t get enough.

<b>Leidenfrost GIFfect</b><p>From this video, demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect via a maze for some very jittery droplets. I just can’t get enough.

Minimal Posters -  Five Great Mathematicians And Their Contributions

Anatomical FlipbookL.W. Yaggy & James J. West, 1885

<b>Anatomical Flipbook</b><br>L.W. Yaggy & James J. West, <b>1885</b>