William Culbertson

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Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

"Too often, in frustration, some people turn to easy targets -- a commuter shuttle bus or a company's IPO, or even, toast." <br />--San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

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This bionic arm could help amputees regain a true sense of touch

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: EPFL<p>Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute in Lausanne and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy report …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

13.6bn-year-old heavenly body is a time capsule that allows scientists to study the chemistry of the first stars<p>A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

These Are the Words Obama Loves, and the Ones He Avoids

In the days leading up to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, members of Congress and politicos flooded the airwaves with …

Ukraine threatens state of emergency after protesters occupy justice ministry

Ukraine's justice minister has threatened to call for a state of emergency unless protesters leave the ministry building they occupied during the night.<p>The seizure of the building early on Monday underlined how anti-government demonstrators are increasingly willing to take dramatic actions as they …

Samsung app stops you from texting while driving

Samsung has launched an Android mobile app that prevents you from texting while driving.<p>The app aims to protect people from the dangers of failing to pay attention to the road. It notes that drivers are 2.8 times more likely to get in an accident while dialing and 23 times more likely when …

Ukip will cause political earthquake in European elections, says Nigel Farage

The United Kingdom Independence party will trigger a political "earthquake" in next year's European parliamentary elections, its leader, Nigel Farage, has said.<p>Amid growing calls from Tory MPs for David Cameron to respond to the Ukip threat by bringing forward legislation on an EU referendum, …

Germany's views on the European crisis won't change after today's elections

During the worst moments of the euro crisis, foreign leaders were amazed at the European approach to summer holidays. However bad things were, nothing stood in the way of the road to the beach, with a promise that nothing was to be done until September came round. This year summer has been …

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How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

Study Finds Milky Way Has Four Arms, Not Two

Astronomers in the U.K. have counted not two but four arms swirling out from the center of the Milky Way.<p>According to NPR, the updated arm-count …

Infographic: Absolute zero to ‘absolute hot’

BBC Future takes the temperature of our planet – and the Universe – to find the hottest and coldest things ever measured.<p>How cold can it get on Earth? How hot can hot truly get? And, perhaps more importantly, what’s the ideal temperature a hazelnut souffle should be cooked at?<p>All important …

Top Scientific Discoveries of 2013 | WIRED

In terms of scientific discoveries, 2012 was a hard act to follow. This year didn't offer anything quite as dramatic as the long-awaited discovery of …

Largest-ever true-color photo of the night sky

The photographer trekked 60,000 miles (100,000 km) across the western United States and South Africa to create this massive composite image.<p>A …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014

Ending Spending, a conservative outside group dedicated to, well, ending (government)spending, is running an ad in New Hampshire that will be replicated endlessly by Republican candidates and groups in the 2014 midterm election.<p>Here's the ad.<p>The ad, which was produced by GOP media consultant Larry …

The Disaster That Is How We Elect People

<b>Even before the Supreme Court</b> opened the floodgates, any attempt to reform or otherwise improve the way The World's Last Great Democracy elects its leaders was a massive demonstration of the futility of shoveling sand against the tide. Any reform has to pass muster with some of the very people …