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Largest asteroid Ceres is venting water vapor into space

This is the first unambiguous detection of water vapor around an object in the asteroid belt.<p>Scientists using the Herschel Space Observatory have …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

If it awakes, Rosetta will catch up with a comet and send down a lander to ride the dirty snowball as it rushes towards the sun<p>At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and …

Functioning biological cell created from plastic

A team of chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands have built the world's first eukaryotic cell using polymers.<p>A eukaryotic cell is …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Graphene ribbons improve lithium ion batteries - Futurity

RICE (US) — Anodes for lithium ion batteries built with ribbons of graphene perform better, …

Nanotech roundup: ultra-colour TV, nano-flowers and Trojan blood cells

TV in nanotechnicolour<p>The next generation of LCD televisions from Sony use quantum dots to improve the colour performance of their screens. Quantum …

Graphene camera sensors said to be 1,000 times more sensitive to light

While we're still scratching around with Ultrapixels and OIS, scientists in Singapore claim they're working on something that could change the entire field of photography. Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University have developed an image sensor made out of graphene that's 1,000 times …

Why We Can’t Send Humans to Mars Yet (And How We’ll Fix That) | WIRED

While humans have dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered, an actual mission in the foreseeable future is finally starting to …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

10 ways to make your passwords secure

Weak passwords are a huge security risk to a business, as the only thing there to prevent hackers accessing many online services. To minimise the …

Information Systems

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

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The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Co-Founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Follow him on Twitter @jonmarkgo.</i><p>Being one of the first cyborgs in the world, I have been privy to a unique set of bizarre experiences that have led to some early …

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …

NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket

A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study.<p>When NASA sends a rocket out to tow an asteroid into Earth orbit, it'll be ion propelled.<p>Ion propulsion engines harness magnetic fields to create thrust, instead of depending on chemical explosions the way chemically …

Quantum Or Not, New Supercomputer Is Certainly Something Else

It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.<p>But questions surround the new type of computer at the lab's core. D-Wave systems, …

Would you eat test-tube meat?

This week we've seen a pilotless passenger-plane hit the British skies, the last barrier to human cloning be breached, and we've found a large cache …

Stem Cells