Spencer Bartsch

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Scientists identify four personality types

Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality …

Northwestern University

A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022, report says

Machines will overtake humans in terms of performing more tasks at the workplace by 2025 — but there could still be 58 million net new jobs created …

World Economic Forum

Comment: The iPhone XS reviews show exactly why Apple had to drop the iPhone X

Last year’s iPhone X arguably represented the biggest design change ever seen in the evolution of Apple’s smartphone.<p>The iPhone thru iPhone 3GS were all essentially the same design. The slab-sided iPhone 4 represented a pretty big change, but was still recognizably the same device. The iPhone 5 was …

iPhone 5

What Happened at Camp Lejeune

I grew up drinking and bathing in the toxic waters around a military base in North Carolina. Thirty years later, I went back to investigate.In the …

Public Health

Death Threats & $3 Ponytails: What The Fake Hair Trade Is Hiding

Nguyen Thi Thuy’s hip-length hair has always been one of her most prized possessions. Every morning before work, she gently combs out any knots, …

Hair

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

Voyager 1's Back Thrusters Just Fired Up for the First Time in 37 Years

Imagine trying to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades—and the car is 13 billion miles away. That's what NASA attempted to do this …

A probe detected a mysterious signal that physics can't explain

by Brad Bergan December 1, 2017 Off World 27631<p>China’s Dark Matter Foray<p>Amidst seemingly endless advances in quantum physics and the hunt for dark …

Dark Matter

Halley Research Station Antarctica to close for winter

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which is located on the …

Scientists unleash graphene’s innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

This Printer Will Fit In Your Briefcase Or Handbag

For those of us who have found the “paperless office” to be an unfulfilled promise, a new small and light portable printer, copier and scanner will fit in your briefcase, backpack or oversized handbag. Primera Technology’s Primera Trio weighs in at just 2.6 lbs and connects to any computer, laptop …

Congratulations to Jay Dowling, the winner of the Rockler / Triton giveaway! Here's a very happy Jay collecting his prize from his local store:

$50,000 3D Printed Humanoid Robot Unveiled (video)

Ricky Ma has unveiled a new 3D printed humanoid robot he has created which takes the form of a life-sized machine that looks very similar to the …

Newly Discovered State of Matter Could Be a Breakthrough for Quantum Computing

Quantum spin liquids seem to defy the laws of nature.<p>Physicists have finally detected the existence of a mysterious new state of matter known as quantum spin liquid in a real material.<p>This new discovery is not only exciting in its own right, it presents vast possibilities for the future of quantum …

How a Street Artist Secretly Painted an Urban-Scale Mural in Cairo

All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable …

Cairo

Infant Earth Spotted Around A Young Sun-Like Star

A team of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have spotted an infant version of the Earth orbiting a …

The U-2 Replacement Is Cannibalized From Old Spy Planes

If they actually build this plane, then the U-2 could fly on in spirit until its 100th birthday.<p>The giant defense contractor Lockheed Martin has a plan to build a new high-altitude spy plane. The plane, dubbed TR-X, would use parts from the venerable U-2 as well as from the newer Global Hawk …

The Longest Aircraft in the World Unveiled In England

The Airlander 10 is one part plane, one part airship, and over 300 feet long.<p>The world just got its first look at the revamped Airlander 10, the longest aircraft in the world. The behemoth is 302 feet long and has a 1.3 million cubic-foot compartment for helium, roughly the volume of 15 Olympic …

Sony 4K UST Projector

The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector uses laser technology to beam video at up to 4096×2160 just a few inches from your wall or screen. Its modular …

Gear & Gadgets

Tile Bluetooth Tracker

A tiny Bluetooth tracker with a unique feature. If your Tile-tagged item goes out of range of your iOS device, mark it as missing and your Tile will …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky Whale” concept plane as a mixture of today’s current designs and future concepts that don’t …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

6 of the Sexiest Video Game Sex Scenes Part II (nsfw/video/list)

The best games are the ones with lots of violence and sex. And because practically 99.9% of the games out there involve some type of violence or …

Giant Purple Theater Is World's First Inflatable Music Hall

Remembering the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, an artist and architect create a mobile inflatable structure for flood-damaged region.<p>It looks like a giant purple donut. But in fact the Ark Nova, or "New Ark," is the world's first inflatable music hall.<p>British sculptor Anish Kapoor and japanese …

Spitzer space telescope: Ten years of amazing views

As Nasa’s telescope celebrates its tenth anniversary of revealing the Universe’s dark side, we show some of the most memorable images it has captured.<p>Before the Spitzer space telescope launched on 25 August 2003, a lot lay hidden in the dark corners of the Universe. One of Nasa's four Great …

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