Vivek Brahmbhatt

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Found: Neutrinos From Beyond the Solar System

Neutrinos could help astrophysicists create a fuller picture of the universe and help determine the mysterious origins of cosmic rays.<p><b>Today in the journal Science, researchers at</b> the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a scientific instrument buried in the Antarctic ice, report the discovery of 28 …

9 Clever Energy Projects from ARPA-E Summit 2013

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) was inspired by DARPA, the Pentagon's mad-science wing. ARPA-E funds high-risk, potentially high-payoff projects that could radically alter our livesin this case, the way we generate, use, and store

X-47B Completes a Carrier Takeoff

The Navy's prototype unmanned fighter succeeds in launching from the deck of the USS George H. W. Bush and flying in the complicated airspace around a carrier.<p><b>These robots grow up so fast</b>. It was just two years ago that personnel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. escorted PopMech through the …

Elon Musk Will Save the Planet—And Then Leave it Behind

After creating and selling the Internet payment system PayPal, South African-born billionaire Elon Musk turned his attention to enhancing humanity's potential through electric cars (his car company Tesla) and private spaceflight (SpaceX). A great year on both fronts earned Musk PM's Breakthrough …

Can the Microwave Really Scramble My Wi-Fi?

A handy guide to the electromagnetic interference happening in your home.<p>Whenever I turn on my microwave, my AirPlay speakers cut out. Coincidence?<p>Probably not—your microwave is the likely culprit. Because AirPlay speakers receive signals over a wireless network, they're susceptible to …

Bublcam Is A 360º Camera That Can Stream Immersive, Spherical Video In Real-Time

Meet Bublcam: a 360 degree camera made by Canadian startup Bubl that lets you capture spherical panoramas of what’s going on around you — either as still photographs or spherical video that allows you to swipe around and explore the scene. The camera can even stream video in real-time over Wi-Fi, …

Tesla vs. BMW i3 Electric: First Comparison Test

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The time has finally come. Not since the 1971 Ali vs. Frazier fight at Madison Square Garden has a duel this controversial …

Bored? Hunt for dark matter in your spare time

Astronomers hunting for the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together are making progress by turning to the wisdom of the crowd.<p>It is the next “big hunt” in modern physics. Following confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson earlier this year, physicists now have their eyes on dark …

Dark Matter

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan interview: 'It takes courage to tackle very hard problems in science'

The Indian-born biologist won a Nobel prize for chemistry for his part in unlocking the key to the ribosome but he doesn't want science to be converted into a contest<p>When Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was told, in October 2009, that he was to be awarded that year's Nobel prize for chemistry, he reacted …

Why I'm tired of seeing Nikola Tesla in science fiction

Alfred Russel Wallace: Evolution’s unsung hero

Why do we airbrush out some of history’s most important scientists, wonders Quentin Cooper.<p>Recognition at last. The first ever statue of Alfred Russel Wallace was erected outside the Natural History Museum in London last week. Sir David Attenborough unveiled the statue, and I’m hosting a …

Genius

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …

Anthropology

Google Updates Play Store Devices UI To Better Handle Multiple Configurations

The air is almost electric as we get ever nearer to the announcement of Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5. Of course, we don't know exactly when that will …