Scout Phillips

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Listen To A Crazy Piano Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci

The "viola organista" gets built and played after 500 years.<p>Leonardo da Vinci, in between doing stuff like painting the best-known piece of art in the world, apparently had time to sketch up a quick blueprint for an instrument: the "viola organista," a piano-violin hybrid that he never built. It …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

From the archives: Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>In light of the $5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started …

The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug

Professor Lee Cronin is a likably impatient presence, a one-man catalyst. "I just want to get stuff done fast," he says. And: "I am a control freak in rehab." Cronin, 39, is the leader of a world-class team of 45 researchers at Glasgow University, primarily making complex molecules. But that is not …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Is the 'AirPlay killer' already dead?

Miracast might be on the verge of success, but it sure feels like failure<p>It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but HDMI radically simplified our home entertainment. Once, connecting devices to a television required any number of different video and audio cables — including …

How young brains keep best connections

New research shows how brain cells keep their most active connections with other cells, while letting inefficient or less active synapses lapse.<p>When …

How To Stop Hackers

Schools across the country are offering courses where students learn how to stop malicious hackers. Step one: learn their ways.<p>Imagine a world where security guards learn to be robbers first. The guards take a class where they don black masks and smash through a glass case to appropriate jewels, or …