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Why we want to spend the rest of our lives on Mars

Since its announcement in May 2012, the Mars One project hasn't had an easy ride. Critics have questioned all aspects, from the technical feasibility to its funding model. But recent developments from the project seem to be bringing the goal of starting a human colony on Mars by 2025 a little …

2 of the Most Common Substances on Earth Are Anomalies

Solids are heavier than liquids, as a rule—because they are denser, as a rule. Two exceptions to this rule are, incidentally, the most abundant …

Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies

If you’re wondering what the hell cryptocurrency is: join the club.<p>While Twitter, and the internet, pretends to understand Bitcoins or “altcoins” or …

Is our Sun falling silent?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534396742_903b7bf7faab2e215a1b14544d439063<p><b>"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the</b> …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

Estimote Creator Talks About Building An “OS For The Physical World”

Estimote’s first prototype looked like a parrot. They designed it to sit in stores and count the humans entering and leaving the location and could register their paths through the aisles and even added analytics based on sex and purchasing patterns. In all, if you were a store owner, that weird …

Snowden Wants to Keep the NSA 'Blueprint' Private

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has the equivalent of …

Your Burning Questions About The Roswell Incident, Answered

The Popular Science archive answers those nagging questions about the July 1947 UFO crash in the desert outside of Roswell, N.M.<p><i>Today's Google Doodle celebrates the UFO incident near Roswell, N.M., that happened 66 years ago yesterday. On June 24, 1997, the U.S. Air Force released a 231-page report</i> …

Back to Basics: Processors explained

This week’s edition will be focusing on one of the biggest factors in a smooth running device – the processors that run our smartphones, tablets and other Android running devices.<p>What is an SoC?<p>If you’ve ever read a review of a smartphone or tablet, then you’ve often read the word SoC. SoC stands …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Ingress Protection And US-MIL-810G Explained: What These Ratings Really Tell You About A Smartphone's Toughness

Article Contents<p>Rugged phones seem to be all the rage these days, and with Samsung, Sony, and others releasing high-end devices with allegedly</i> …

Are You a Leader or a Manager? There's a Difference

The terms leadership and management are often used interchangeably, but there is a huge difference between a leader and a manager.<p>Leaders aren't always managers and vise versa. It is a rare individual that is both of these things. They have very different skill sets, both critical to success at a …

5 Free Workplace Productivity Apps for Office Professionals

While I did say that these are the five must have workplace productivity apps for office professionals, I’m pretty convinced that these apps are a …

Reasons to Build a Prototype

About 70 <i>campers</i> showed up today at the offices of OATV for Hardware Summer Camp, organized by Nick Pinkston, Renee DiResta and Adam Ellsworth. I kicked off the Saturday session with a short talk, remarking that the maker movement has been built around a prototyping revolution more than a …

With wearable tech like Google Glass, human behavior is now a design problem

For all the attention we’ve given in the past year to wearable devices like Google Glass, Nike FuelBand and Jawbone UP, the focus on hardware and …

The Smart Citizen Kit Open Environmental Monitoring Platform

There’s still time to get in on the launch of the Smart Citizen sensor and data platform; their fully-funded Kickstarter ends on Sunday. The Smart Citizen Kit looks to be one of the more polished efforts at building a distributed sensing and data aggregation platform. The kit is a microcontroller …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

Why the war on drugs has been made redundant

The term "designer drug" became popular with the acid house and ecstasy boom in the 1990s, but it was never really accurate. The main ingredient in …

What 802.11ac Networking Is, And Why You Want It

Amid the heated chatter surrounding Apple’s big releases at WWDC, something smaller — but nonetheless significant — managed to sneak through.<p>With …

Most advanced Android malware threat yet

A security firm posted information about a new Android Trojan that appears unlike anything seen before when it comes to complexity and the number of malicious actions it’s able to perform.<p>Called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, the malware is compared to malicious threats that usually target Windows, not …

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My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

Google may not like it, but facial recognition is coming soon to Glass

Startup founder outlines facial recognition for Glass, calls device a "car for the mind."<p>PALO ALTO, Calif.—Even while sitting in a café on University …

25 Secret Ways to Get the Guitar Tone of Your Dreams

We've got 25 great ways to help you make your gear sound great and perform at its best, plenty of which are simple “trade secrets” of the pros that …

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POWER CHORDS!!! - Global Guitar Network

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]Power chords are not really chords, because they contain no third degree to distinguish them as major or minor.<p>They are …

Run Google Glass on your Android phone

There has been lots of buzz on the Internet about Google Glass, some has been positive, some has been negative (particularly around privacy issues), however the biggest problem is that ordinary folks, like me and you, can’t try out Google Glass for ourselves to see what all the fuss is about …

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A Pet Drone That Follows You Like A Lost Puppy [Video]

This autonomous flying servant can track and record you from the sky.<p>Drones can't fetch a taco for you, but they can lift cameras into the sky and return impressive aerial video and photography. Trouble is, today's flying machines require a human pilot to manipulate their complex controls.<p>Sameer …