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Intel announces 32-layer 3D NAND chips, plans for larger-than-10TB SSDs

By on November 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm<p>It’s been clear for several years that three-dimensional NAND die stacking, in which chip layers are oriented …

Computer Hardware

Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool

Like Stuxnet that came before it, the Trojan dubbed "Regin" appears to be the work of a nation-state.<p>Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of malware circulating the world that appears to be used for spying at Internet service and …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

It’s not a good time to be a pick-up artist, or the sort of bloke who relies on his “wisdom”, or whatever it is you’d call that noxious guff they emit on a regular basis, like a cow with irritable bowels. On one hand you’ve got Julien Blanc, provoking such a strong backlash with his seminars on …

A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers

Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there …

Time Travel

US Navy deploys autonomous unmanned ‘swarmboats’ to keep its larger ships safe

By on October 8, 2014 at 11:09 am<p>The US Navy, obviously a little bit jealous of the US Air Force’s autonomous aerial drones, has unveiled its new …

Military

Sierra Nevada Protest Halts Production Of SpaceX And Boeing Space Taxis

If Sierra Nevada can’t build its vehicle, no one else can.<p>The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) isn’t going down without a fight – and it looks like they’re taking their competitors down with them. Both SpaceX and Boeing have been told to halt production of their NASA-funded space taxis until the …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs', alleges developer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1102000/1102748_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534473856_0c0c39481c2f315d7e2f9af5e6869e1a<p><b>British and American intelligence agents attempting to hack the "dark web" are being deliberately undermined by colleagues, it has been …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Regeneration therapy from Biplastiq can rejuvenate tissue with light

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm<p>Stem cell technology can not come soon enough. Transplants of cells engineered to shuttle lifesaving medicines and the …

Boston

Mysterious Sinkholes Are Forming Near the Site of This Rising Supertall

When it's finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 1,800 feet. But unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they …

Now that it’s legal, here’s how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers

After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a …

No One Knows What's Causing These Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

Back in 2007, astronomers detected an incredibly brief, incredibly strong radio wave burst in Australia. And now, on the opposite side of the world, …

Neutron Stars

Could We Ever Build an Artificial World?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Death Star and replica planets.<p><b>Name:</b> Artificial world<p><b>Selected Science Fiction Portrayals:</b> The two Death Stars from the <i>Star</i> …

Watch An Active Protection System Destroy An RPG Fired At Israeli Tank

We have discussed Active Protection Systems many times before, but it is another thing seeing one work operationally. The video below depicts a …

Military

How To Become An Astronaut

Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications. Many people …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

Climate Change

The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague. This malware locks you out of your computer files until you pay up -- and it is proving incredibly difficult to exterminate.<p>A major ransomware operation called Cryptolocker was supposedly halted by the FBI in …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving – via your iPhone – a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast …

For When You're Inciting A Revolution Or In A Disaster, A Way To Send Mobile Messages Completely Off The Grid

If you’re wondering why this is a big deal, consider the fact that 40,000 Iraqis downloaded the app between June 14 and June 24, using it as a way to …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

A Jetliner For A Fuel-Starved Future

Slimming down the classic passenger jet<p>An MIT team has turned a multi- million-dollar NASA contract into the most advanced rethink to date of the classic passenger jet. The design, nicknamed the Double Bubble, calls for an extra-wide fuselage and rear-mounted turbo­fan engines. The configuration …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor

EFF recently kicked off its second Tor Challenge, an initiative to strengthen the Tor network for online anonymity and improve one of the best free …

Privacy

Nevada Experimenting with Using Drones to Control the Weather

When you think of drones, you probably think of military ones, and viewers of the current season of <i>24</i> have watched Army drones targeting innocent …