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Introductory Astronomy

Scientists grow a mini kidney in a dish

Using self-organizing stem cells, researchers grew a small kidney in a dish, paving the way for better kidney disease treatments.<p>Professor Melissa …

Stem Cells

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 …

Scientists draw up definitive list of genes that make us human

Researchers have drawn up the first definitive list of genetic changes that make modern humans different from our nearest ancient ancestors, who died out tens of thousands of years ago.<p>The list amounts to a series of biological instructions that shape the brains and bodies of living people and …

How to power 1,000 LED bulbs by stomping one foot

One day it may be possible to harvest the otherwise wasted energy of your footsteps or of cars driving by to power your smartphone.<p>That’s the concept …

Nanotech

New Study Finds Milky Way Has Four Arms, Not Two

Sometimes it’s hard to see the shape of something from the inside.<p>A new study provides evidence that our own home galaxy actually has four major spiral “arms,” instead of two. Can I just point out this is 100 percent more arms than our latest understanding of the shape of the Milky Way?<p>The evidence …

How the world’s tiniest film can transform computers

Why a stop-motion film whose cast was made up of a few thousand atoms may transform the way we use computers.<p>Researchers at IBM have made the world’s smallest movie. And its cast? A few thousand atoms, names unknown.<p>But quite apart from breaking film-making records, what else can the world's …

Nvidia Now Selling Asus G-Sync Monitors Via Select System Builders

Following hands-on demos last week, Nvidia's G-Sync technology seems to be a unanimous hit with the tech press. Now, in a move we weren’t expecting until CES in January, the company has hand-picked four boutique PC builders to sell an ASUS monitor modded with G-Sync.<p>G-Sync Explained In Plain English<p>…

New Gran Turismo 6 patch introduces more seasonals, increased payout

Version 1.02 of Gran Turismo 6 went live yesterday - all 1.3GB of it - introducing new seasonal events, new cars and increased payout across all …

NME Radar – Top 50 New Band Songs Of 2013

NME’s albums and tracks of the year are something of an institution, and you can read all about who the staff here voted for in 2013 here and here. …

Justin Timberlake invites fan on stage to propose to girlfriend

Pop sensation Justin Timberlake breaks off in the middle of his concert to allow a fan to take centre stage and propose to his girlfriend<p>Justin Timberlake helped a fan propose to his girlfriend by inviting them on stage during a 20/20 Experience World Tour concert in Louisville, Kentucky on …

Google's charity donation app comes to iOS for the holidays

It's the season of giving, and this year, iOS users will be entitled to share the love with Google's One Today app. Each day, users will be shown the details of a different non-profit and encouraged to make a $1 donation. It's a nominal amount, but the company's hoping people would challenge their …

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs teased by leaked benchmark | Trusted Reviews

<b>A range of claimed Samsung Galaxy S5 specs have been teased once again, with a leaked AnTuTu benchmark offering a reported insight into the upcoming</b> …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 with Model Number SM-G900A Being Tested at AT&T

There’s no shortage of leaks pointing to the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5. Earlier today, we spotted benchmark sighting on AnTuTu for a Samsung device …

Why I’m glad my Surface Pro 2 firmware update failed

Although I’m trying to keep an open mind about the latest Microsoft(s msft) devices, the company sure is making it difficult. A December firmware …

The Kano Build-it-yourself Computer For Kids Raises $1.4M On Kickstarter

Built on top of the Raspberry Pi, Kano is a build-it-yourself computer which launched on Kickstarter with the aim of pulling in $100,000 in crowd funding to get 1,000 of its Kano kits to market by summer 2014. It’s only six hours away from closing its campaign and has raised just over $1.4 million …

Tech Fail of the Year: TechRadar Review 2013

What technology bombed the hardest in 2013? Find out as we pick out some of the biggest technology fails of the past 12 months

Evolution Revolution: Next-Gen Mitsubishi Evo to Become Very Different (and Hybridized) Animal

Although Mitsubishi, as a brand, has faded as near completely from the U.S. market as can, it does still build one interesting car: the high-performance, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Lancer Evolution. Ignore the bargain-basement Mirage, oddball Outlander, ho-hum Outlander Sport, and forgettable …

Anthony Horowitz: A night in a soaring eyesore and a flute devoid of magic

Anthony Horowitz on attending an awards ceremony in The Shard and a miserable night at the English National Opera<p>I have never really liked the <b>Shard</b>. It’s completely out of proportion to the rest of London and, being so far away from the City, it feels like it’s in the wrong place. Well, let’s be …

Artificial intelligence: The machines with alien minds

Our smartest machines look nothing like we predicted – has the field lost its way, or do we need to rethink what AI actually means, asks Tom Chatfield.<p>Would modern artificial intelligence live up to the dreams of the field’s founders? Perhaps not. But in many ways, the smartest machines we have …

Google Glass update brings The Wall Street Journal, storm warnings and RSS to your face

Sure, you've read <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, but can you really say you've experienced it until you've experienced it #throughglass? The Dow Jones-published paper is among the latest batch of Glassware apps coming to Google's wearable, letting you keep up on breaking news, politics, business and, of …

Why Microsoft Had No Choice But To Buy Nokia’s Smartphone Business In One Chart

Microsoft is set to close on a deal to purchase the vast majority of Nokia’s handset business in the first quarter of 2014. The deal will see the software giant become a smartphone OEM overnight, helping its push into the hardware business.<p>However, the choice to purchase Nokia’s Lumia line of …