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Innovative Touchfire iPad Keyboard is 25% Off, Free Shipping [Deals]

If you missed out on the revolutionary Touchfire iPad keyboard sale last time from our <i>Deals Store</i>, now is your chance to jump on it again because …

Apple’s A7 Chip Die Shot Provided By Chipworks

It was recently confirmed that Apple’s A7 chip was indeed manufactured by Samsung. Apple’s A7 chip is used in the iPhone 5S which packs twice the CPU …

Arctic ice level rebounds from record 2012 low

The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that is much higher than last year's record low.<p>The ice cap …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Pharmaceutical Ads Are Misleading

Six out of 10 claims in TV drug ads exaggerate or omit information.<p>The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world* that allows pharmaceutical companies to market their products directly to consumers--in commercials like those cute little Zoloft ads and all those coy Viagra spots. Somewhat …

How Much Do We Really Know About Venus?

NASA's proposed planetary landsail rover is the latest addition to humanity's on-again, off-again relationship with Earth's sister planet.<p><b>Venus used to be described as a sister planet</b> because it shares a similar size, mass, and composition with Earth. But the similarities end there. Venus's …

Will the smartphone replace the traditional camera?

Smartphones are becoming all-in-one devices that do everything - the third biggest use for them after making calls and texting is taking pictures.<p>Now phones are hitting the market equipped with cameras that take more pixels per shot than we’ve ever seen before.<p>BBC Click’s Dan Simmons went to the …

Text Messaging

Amazing videos of lightning striking the ground

Amazing footage that shows how dangerous lightning can truly be.<p>Lightning is a powerful force and has been responsible for 21 deaths in the United …

Weather

Where does imagination happen in our brains?

The answer, researchers suggest, lies in a widespread neural network – the brain’s “mental workspace” – that consciously manipulates images, symbols, …

The Brain

Team uncovers HIV’s secret survival trick

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has an alternate way to replicate, researchers have discovered.<p>“Although this is not the virus’ main method for …

The Launch of Cygnus!

Juan Baigorri Velar's Rainmaking Machine

<i>“Let it rain, let it rain<br>Baigorri is in the cave<br>Plug in the device, and watch it rain…”</i><p>An accordion accompanies these verses, dedicated to a man …

Weather

Today’s worst watershed stresses may become the new normal

“By midcentury, we expect to see less reliable surface water supplies in several regions of the United States,” said the study’s lead author, Kristen …

Team finds origin of genome’s ‘dark matter’

Non-coding RNA comes from at the same locations along the human genome as coding RNA, researchers have discovered.<p>“Dark matter” does not contain the …

Orbital Sciences' new cargo ship blasts off for space station

WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia (Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad in Virginia on Wednesday, sending a cargo capsule to the International Space Station.<p>The 13-story rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp., lifted off at 10:58 a.m. EDT from the state-owned …

Space Exploration

Somebody Modded A Piano To Play The Game 'Doom' [Video]

Do you hear that, friends? It is the sweet, atonal sound of classic gaming.<p>For better or worse, the 1993 demon-blasting video game <i>Doom</i> is one of the most influential games ever. Which means we get amazing fan tributes like this: a piano rigged to act like a keyboard for the game.<p>A team of game …

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 …

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

Cosmic Concepts: Space Balls Rolling Across Titan

To travel to outer solar system and eventually to the stars, we're going to need some big breakthroughs in propulsion, protection from cosmic radiation, and more. Our Cosmic Concepts series looks at the far-out ideas that will take us there.<p><b>The vehicle circles Saturn's largest moon</b>, Titan, skating …

What is the link between violent video games and aggression?

What effect do violent media have on our behaviour? It's not a new question – in the 1950s, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham wrote a book called "Seduction of the Innocent", which claimed that comic books were unnecessarily exposing children to violence and causing them to become delinquent. Although …

The Greatest Nuclear-Powered Space Missions of All Time

Author: Dave Mosher<p>06:30 am

Titanium Bullets, Rocket Sleds, and C-4: How the U.S. Tested the Safety of Nuclear Batteries

<i>All images: Department of Energy (Note: Some image processing was used to recover the quality of scanned printed photographs.)</i>

NASA's Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a five-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is …

Are you an engineer? Then don't be shy about it

"I've got an automotive engineering background. I'd like to work in Formula One. But when I tell people that, they immediately say, 'So, you're a car mechanic?'"<p>He's a friendly chap, but Bradley Cox is clearly irritated. The trouble, says the student of computational mechanics, is that people these …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Genome Sequencing 1 Million Times Cheaper Than 10 Years Ago

In 2003, the Human Genome Project announced an enormous scientific breakthrough. Scientists had sequenced the entire human DNA code—200 million base …

If an explosives robot becomes your friend, can you still send it off to die?

Robots do not feel pain. They can roll fearlessly into a war zone, lose a leg from a land mine, or be destroyed and replaced in short order. But for the soldiers who handle them, it's sometimes hard to see one give up the ghost. Recent University of Washington doctoral student Julie Carpenter has …

A $1,000 Ikea House For Refugees

Mundane business know-how combats gut-wrenching human tragedy.<p>Making sure that there's enough shelter available for populations displaced by war is a challenge of cost and scale. Fortunately, challenges of cost and scale are something businesses can be <i>really good at</i>. Ikea, best known for making …

Mars Is Probably Not Home To Life, According To Sad New Study

A new analysis from the rover Curiosity found just one-sixth as much methane as previous studies. Methane gas can be a sign of microbial life, so this is disappointing news.<p>Hold your horses (cows?), guys. A new analysis of data from the Curiosity rover found there's very little methane in the …

Meditators Can Affect Quantum Events

In quantum physics, one of the most enduring mysteries is known as the double-slit experiment, which renowned physicist Richard Feynman described as …

Quantum Physics