Bill Johnson

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When It's Worth Springing for Synthetic Motor Oil In Your Car

Synthetic costs more, but has many advantages over conventional oil. Not every car needs it, however, so here are some guidelines to help you …

Get ready for New Horizons' flyby of Pluto - Futurity

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will check out Pluto on July 14. Mark your calendars to follow along online with planetary scientist Bill McKinnon.

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Apple Essentials: 5 ways to backup your iOS device

Anyone who uses an iPhone or iPad on a consistent basis has important information stored on it. Whether it’s photos, videos, text messages, or …

Engineers Stumble on a Whole New Method of Laser-Based Spacecraft Propulsion

Are graphene light-sponges the new solar sails?<p>A team of Chinese physicists has developed a new variety of light-based propulsion system with the ability to harness much greater forces than a conventional solar sail. The key, according to the Nankai University-based group, is in swapping out the …

Could Apple be using sapphire glass for a solar-charging iPhone 6 screen?

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>There’s been a lot of talk about sapphire glass since Apple(s aapl) CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News last …

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a …

Virgin Galactic's suborbital space plane SpaceShipTwo soared through the California sky on Wednesday (April 3) in a test flight meant to pave the way for future passenger trips to space. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3nux