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Scientists Created a New Form of Matter and It's Like a Lightsaber

The latest science news out of Harvard and MIT sounds like a joke, but it's not. A team of physicists were fooling around with photons when they …

The Week In Numbers: A One-Way Trip To Mars, The Next Space Shuttle, And More

<b>$3.6 billion</b>: the funding a team of engineers needs to complete development of the Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a new type of engine that could make runway-to-orbit space missions a reality<p><b>2,656</b>: the number of times these three astronauts orbited Earth during their 166 days aboard the …

Compact cassette turns 50, puts a tear in Soundwave's eye

Forget the MP3 player, or even the Walkman -- the real instigator of the portable audio revolution is the compact cassette, which just marked its 50th birthday. Philips formally launched the format on September 13th, 1963, bringing recorded sound to a truly portable (and more accessible) form …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Indelible Ink: 6 Popular Fountain Pens Tested and Rated | WIRED

Fountain pens seem hopelessly geeky to the uninitiated. Why bother with an expensive, finicky pen when most of us do all of our writing on keyboards …

NASA's Spaceship Factory Is Unfathomably Huge

Now that the Space Shuttle program is over, NASA is remodeling the Vehicle Assembly Building where they were built. It's a <i>huge</i> building, one of the …

The Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd in One Graph

It's 2013. We should all know that there are clear differences between calling something a nerd and calling someone a geek. This is a fact! …

The 1960s Office Desk of the Future Was More NASA Than Mad Men

With its hovering videophone, modern dictation machine and space pod design, this 1961 executive desk of tomorrow would fit in better on the ISS than …

Researchers develop algorithm to protect networks from cyber attacks

Amidst increasing concern about cybersecurity, researchers at North Carolina State University have taken one step closer to guarding America's infrastructure from Cylon attack. Well, almost. Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow and Ph.D candidate Wente Zeng have developed an algorithm that detects cyber attacks aimed …

Sony HT-CT260 review: Excellent sound that fits nearly every living room - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Sony HT-CT260</b> delivers excellent sound quality for a budget sound bar/subwoofer system. It has a distinctive, angular design, plus a built-in remote control signal repeater in case the sound bar blocks your TV's remote sensor. There's also integrated Bluetooth for wireless audio …

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E. coli bacteria 'can produce diesel biofuel'

<b>A strain of bacteria has been created that can produce fuel, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers genetically modified <i>E. coli</i> bacteria to convert sugar into an oil that is almost identical to conventional diesel.<p>If the process could be scaled up, this synthetic fuel could be a viable alternative to the …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …