Vladimir Gomez

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You Don't Have To Understand Music To Feel Its Power

You might know that the Super Bowl on NBC has its own theme. You might even be able to hum regular-season game-night music from Fox, NBC, or ESPN, …

Swarms Of Mouse-Sized Robots Scurry To Maintain The Nation's Bridges

A new kind of miniature robot can crawl on the parts of bridges humans never see.<p>Ask Sarah Bergbreiter, a professor of mechanical engineering and head of the University of Maryland’s Micro Robotics Laboratory, about the connection between miniature robots and bridges, and she’s likely to talk about …

Mission Impossible

Students raise money for charity by charging to make Justin Bieber music stop

When the student government at Tenino High School in Washington state started brainstorming about how to raise money for a good cause, they thought Justin Bieber might be able to help.<p>Their idea: blast a Bieber song over the school’s loud speaker — on repeat — and charge people to make it stop.<p>“We …

DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s ‘Turn Down for What’ Video Is Perfect Insanity

It’s hard to pinpoint specifically what makes the video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” so compelling and ripe for repeat viewings. …

No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery

Stephan Drake was halfway down a backcountry ski run in Alaska last March, filming with Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia, when he aired over a steep spine onto an unexpected wind crust. The snow grabbed his right ski and Drake felt the unmistakable <i>snap!</i> of his knee ripping apart as he rolled …

Audi Traffic Light Recognition Could Save Time And Fuel

The new system tells drivers when a light is about to change.<p>Soon, cars may pay more attention to their surroundings than drivers. No one likes to get stuck behind an oblivious person that doesn't notice when a light changes, so Audi came up with a technological solution.<p>The Audi Online traffic …

New Jersey

Why It's So Hard For Congress to Act on Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A race against the clock is taking place in Washington this week as Congress tries to pass a …

Angry Young Men Are Making the World Less Stable

Gender imbalances can fuel conflicts and revolutions, according to some analysts.<p>More emerging-market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to a recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge …

North Korean Elections: Kim Jong Un Wins 100% Of Vote

Kim Jong Un has been unanimously re-elected to North Korea's parliament – via a ballot that featured his name only.<p>The North Korean leader was …

Want Safer Nuclear Power? Fusion May Pave the Way

Serbia and Croatia’s Competing Genocide Claims

The Russia-Ukraine conflict will likely end not with a bang but a lawsuit.<p>If so, the venue will be the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The …

China Creating Designated 'Graffiti Zones' on Great Wall

Travel<p>Graffiti left behind by modern-day tourists has been spotted on many iconic world landmarks, including Stonehenge in England and sacred temples in Egypt.<p>Now China is trying to keep visitors from scratching messages on the Great Wall, the 5,500-mile-long UNESCO World Heritage site that was …

United Nations

More Hints That Dad's Age At Conception Helps Shape A Child's Brain

Traditionally, research has focused on women's "biological clock." But in recent years, scientists have been looking more and more at how the father's age at conception might affect the baby, too.<p>A study published Wednesday hints that age really might matter — in terms of the child's mental …

Children of older men at greater risk of mental illness, study suggests

Children born to fathers over the age of 45 are at greater risk of developing psychiatric problems and more likely to struggle at school, according to the findings of a large-scale study.<p>The research found that children with older fathers were more often diagnosed with disorders such as autism, …

Scientists pinpoint exotic new particle called quantum droplet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>A microscopic "quantum droplet" - a new quasiparticle discovered by JILA physicists - is pictured in this artist's conception obtained by Reuters February 26, 2014. …

Magnet ‘medicine’ attracts T cells to fight cancer

Magnets can help kick start cancer-killing T cells and increase their power, according to a new study of mice with the deadly skin cancer …

Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly Autonomously

Can drones, the small unmanned aircraft that are at the forefront of fields from warfare to commercial delivery systems, fly without human intervention? A team of Hungarian researchers answers yes, having created 10 drones that self-organize as they move through the air.<p>The team based its creation …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Toyota Boss Promises More “Emotional Surprises” Like FT-1 Concept

View 11 Photos<p>The Toyota FT-1 concept was one of the most talked about cars at this year's Detroit auto show and the automaker is promising to release more cars like it. In an interview with Auto Express, Karl Schlicht, the executive vice president of Toyota Europe, said to "expect more risky …

Hennessey Venom GT Hits 270.49 MPH, is Unofficial World’s Fastest Car

Since day one the Hennessey Venom GT’s mission has been to dethrone the mighty Bugatti Veyron as the world’s fastest production car. The tuner car did just that last April, but the authority that makes such records official, the <i>Guinness Book of World Records</i>, didn’t recognize the run for various …

The Stress Of Loading A $4.1 Million Lamborghini Veneno Onto A Truck Will Kill You: Video

Precision driving takes many forms. Sometimes it involves clipping an apex at 140 mph, sometimes it means dancing a car sideways inches from another …

Carbon Fiber

12-Rotor Rotary Engine Potentially Capable Of Space/Time Manipulation: Video

In the race to produce as much power as possible from an engine, it seems that the average builder turns to anything from the GM stable of …

Newport Convertible Pries Off The Roof Of The Nissan GT-R

Newport Convertible Engineering has been chopping the roofs off of vehicles for over 30 years now. The California-based company takes existing …

New Ford Focus RS Coming In 2015 With 330 Horsepower: Report

Given the success of the last Ford Focus RS, based on the previous-generation Focus sold outside the U.S., a follow-up model based on the new Ford …

Schoolboy Q’s major-label debut juggles big ideas and raw menace

Midway through <i>Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City</i>, Kendrick Lamar tests his audience’s sympathy: “If I told you I killed a nigga at 16, would you believe me, or …

Kanye West Shares His Biggest Regret In Life

Kanye West may seem larger than life most of the time, but every once in a while, he reveals that he is, indeed, simply a man.<p>West put away the theatrics for a moment while performing at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday (Feb. 21) and got real with the audience, divulging his biggest …

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors and colored Stormtrooper black and white, …