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Astrophysicists May Have Found Gravitational Waves. Or Not

All it took to get the physics community riled up was one tweet, from an Arizona State University astrophysicist named Lawrence Krauss:<p>It's …

Psoriasis? Arthritis? New designer cells might be able to stop symptoms before they start.

One conventional tactic for treating autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, in which the body’s immune system launches an outsized attack on the the body’s own tissues, is to tamp down the immune system with suppressant drugs.<p>But researchers have now devised another approach: a tiny implant of …

Birth of high mass stars and the origin of life

Takeshi Sakai, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, discusses recent work. "I am using the Atacama Large …

Chile

ASUS publishes plans for Android 6.0 on its smartphones

ASUS has become the latest company to publish its plans for rolling out Android 6.0 to its smartphones. Unfortunately, while ASUS has posted its …

IK Multimedia's Pricey iGrand Piano And iLectric Piano Apps Simulate Some Of The World's Best-Known Instruments

Music creation on Android has been given a major boost as of Lollipop 5.0 thanks to latency reduction, and IK Multimedia (best known as the …

Piano

Super new views of Saturn’s moon Dione!

The Cassini spacecraft is performing a series of “lasts” over the coming year. This week’s sweep past Dione was the second-to-last.<p>NASA’s Cassini …

Check Out This Full-sized Lego Model of Team Fortress 2/Counter Strike's AWP

Get the AWP-per hand in real life.<p>YouTuber ZaziNombies has created a full-size model of one of Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike's most iconic …

Survivalism

Quietly, Regulus ushers in springtime

Regulus, brightest star in Leo the Lion, is now rising in the east after sunset. You might not notice it, but stargazers know that, when Regulus …

Color key to aid search for life on exoplanets - Futurity

A new catalog includes the reflection signatures of 137 cellular life forms from Earth, including its extreme environments. Can it help us find alien …

Paranormal

Wild Weather on Mars: Dust Storms and Aurora Cover Red Planet

Space

Will we ever… speak faster than light speed?

If we explore the outer reaches of space, keeping in touch with home will be a daunting task. But are there ways our words could travel faster than light? Peter Ray Allison investigates.<p>Light travels so fast it can make the transatlantic journey between London and New York more than 50 times each …

Quantum Mechanics

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?

Soon you'll be able to direct the path of a cockroach with a smartphone and the swipe of your finger.<p>Greg Gage and his colleagues at Backyard Brains have developed a device called the RoboRoach that lets you control the path of an insect.<p>It may make you squirm, but Gage says the device could …

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …