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  • newDroning While Drunk Is Now Illegal in New Jersey
    Alcohol affects everyone a bit differently—some people take a few sips of beer and they’re stumbling all over, while others can ingest far more and still walk straight. You see, consuming alcohol affects the brain, which can impact your coordinat…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:38pm -
  • Google App Matches Your Face With Famous Art
    People are matching their faces with famous art — and some of the results are hilarious. They’re using the Google Arts & Culture app, which uses image recognition to scour art collections from more than 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 4:02pm -
  • This Tycoon's Secret Radar Lab Helped Win WWII

    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:48pm -
  • Machines Best Humans in Stanford's Grueling Reading Test
    The ability to read and understand a passage of text underpins the pursuit of knowledge, and was once a uniquely human cognitive activity. But 2018 marks the year that, by one measure, machines surpassed humans’ reading comprehension abilities.Bo…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:56pm -
  • Boeing's Cargo Drone Prototype Is Huge
    Boeing this week showcased its new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing cargo air vehicle that can carry a payload of up to 500 pounds. In simpler terms: it’s a huge flying drone.A team of engineers and technicians for the worldwide aer…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:55pm -
  • Is It a Human or Computer Talking? Google Blurs the Lines
    Siri and Alexa are good, but no one would mistake them for a human being. Google's newest project, however, could change that.Called Tacotron 2, the latest attempt to make computers talk like people builds on two of the company's most recent text-…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 5:03pm -
  • Blockchain Technologies Could Help You Profit from Green Energy
    Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set.Is this even possible? Some companies certainly think so. These startups are harnessing the power of blo…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:04pm -
  • Robots Are Flexing Stronger, More Flexible 'Muscles'
    Humanoid robots like Sophia, granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, and Atlas, which backflips like a boss, are rigid, strong and rather bulky. They’re made to look like us; they’re not designed after us. But researchers are working hard to give ro…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 12:26pm -
  • 'The Last Jedi' Revealed the Dark Side of BB-8

    - 15 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 3:37pm -
  • 'Predator' Vision Drones Get AI to Spot Poachers
    Poachers illegally hunting elephants and rhinoceroses under the supposed cover of darkness may soon find themselves being tracked by "Predator" vision drones armed with artificial intelligence. The new AI system that enables surveillance drones t…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 11:12pm -

Geek.com

  • newGeek Deals Roundup: $10 Wireless Earbuds, Pre-Order the Nintendo Labo, and more

    Geek Deals Roundup: $10 Wireless Earbuds, Pre-Order the Nintendo Labo, and more

    Prepping for the big game? Well, you’ll want to check out today’s outstanding discounts on TVs ranging from 43 to 65 inches. You can also save big on everything from high-end laptops to […]The post Geek Deals Roundup: $10 Wireless Earbuds, Pre…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • newLifeguard Drone Rescues Two Swimmers In Australia

    Lifeguard Drone Rescues Two Swimmers In Australia

    Lifeguards in Australia pulled off a heroic rescue this week, but it wasn’t the Baywatch-style, swim-headlong-into-danger kind. They took a more modern approach and let a drone take care of the dicey part. […]The post Lifeguard Drone Rescues Two…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:30pm -
  • newGod of War Collector’s Edition is Truly Fit for the Gods

    God of War Collector’s Edition is Truly Fit for the Gods

    One of 2018’s biggest games will no doubt be God of War. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that it is getting a rather impressive collector’s edition. As revealed […]The post God of War Collector’s Edition is Truly Fit for t…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:45pm -
  • newHappy! Gets the Duo Back Together Just In Time

    Happy! Gets the Duo Back Together Just In Time

    After Happy and Nick Sax parted ways at the end of last week’s episode, I was worried about this week’s. Would the show be able to retain its fun, manic energy when the […]The post Happy! Gets the Duo Back Together Just In Time appeared first…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:17pm -
  • newThe X-Files is Scary, but Fails to Finish its Own Game

    The X-Files is Scary, but Fails to Finish its Own Game

    In general, I like that the final two event seasons of The X-Files is favoring monster-of-the-week episodes. As a fan of the show, I stopped caring about the mythology long before the revival. Around the […]The post The X-Files is Scary, but Fai…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • newThese Limited Edition Adidas Kicks are Also a Transit Pass

    These Limited Edition Adidas Kicks are Also a Transit Pass

    Octoberfest is still months away, but it’s celebration time over in Germany nonetheless. Why? Because it’s Berlin Public Transit’s 90th birthday! To mark the occasion, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe — also known as BVG — […]The post These Lim…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:15pm -
  • newChicken Nugget Taste Tester is a Real Job in the UK

    Chicken Nugget Taste Tester is a Real Job in the UK

    I’d like you, dear readers, to be the first to know: I am leaving my job at Geek.com to pursue my dreams and become a chicken nugget taste tester. British big-box retailer B&M […]The post Chicken Nugget Taste Tester is a Real Job in the UK appea…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:30pm -
  • newTop 7 Best Superhero Games on Roblox

    Top 7 Best Superhero Games on Roblox

    Roblox is a great platform to engage with because of its flexibility. You can go from making your own immersive game worlds to running around the flaming landscapes of a lava planet and […]The post Top 7 Best Superhero Games on Roblox appeared fir…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:45pm -
  • newAfter the Black Hood, Riverdale Tries to Figure Out What’s Next

    After the Black Hood, Riverdale Tries to Figure Out What’s Next

    The first half of the season ended with the reveal of the Black Hood’s identity. It was… anticlimactic. After so many episodes of buildup, it turned out to be a character we’d only […]The post After the Black Hood, Riverdale Tries to Figure…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • newMitsubishi Will Sell Cars With No Mirrors Next Year

    Mitsubishi Will Sell Cars With No Mirrors Next Year

    You know that warning on your car’s side view mirror that says “objects may be closer than they appear”? You won’t see that on this new Mitsubishi prototype. You won’t even see mirrors […]The post Mitsubishi Will Sell Cars With No Mirror…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:00am -

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PBS: Science & Technology

  • Can failure actually improve innovation?
    Innovators rarely travel a straight path to arrive at a new idea. Failure — lots of failure — often paves the way. At least eight out of every 10 new consumer products that enter the market will fail, according to one estimate. That can be frus…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:17pm -
  • Trove of fossils from a long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Researchers announced a fossil discovery today that some consider one of the greatest in the last 50 years, and one that could provide an important link in the family tree for all humans.Jeffrey Brown has…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
    This image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDANew images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater wa…
    - 10 Sep 15, 3:51pm -
  • Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
    Skeleton of the newly discovered Homo naledi. Courtesy of eLife 2015;4:e09560.Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet u…
    - 10 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
    James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc., pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on June 25, 2015. 21st Century Fox and National Geographic announced it would expand its partnersh…
    - 9 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?
    This computer artwork shows the brain’s neural network represented by lines and flashes. A new study indicates Alzheimer’s markers in the brain may have been spread via a protein. Photo by Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library and Getty ImagesFro…
    - 9 Sep 15, 1:26pm -
  • Can Denmark make energy demand follow renewable supply?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Denmark has been a pioneer in wind energy production. Last year, nearly 40 percent of its electricity came from wind power, and, by 2050, it’s set an ambitious goal of having renewable e…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Sea turtles deliver record nesting seasons in Southeast U.S.
    A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. This summer’s hatching season has hit new records alongside the Southeast United States coast. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.Sea turtles have delivered a nesting season for the record b…
    - 7 Sep 15, 4:57pm -
  • Why humanity is essential to the future of artificial intelligence
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now another new addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. Tonight’s focus is the brave new world of artificial intelligence. Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: Is it man against or with machine? Do m…
    - 4 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone?
    Photo by Arthur Middleton/University of Wyoming/Via U.S. Geological SurveyTwenty years on from their reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park, wolves are still howling. But does their presence spell good or bad tidings for other wildlife?“Si…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:30pm -

Phys.org: Feature Stories

  • newPhysicists find clues to the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

    Physicists find clues to the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

    Ever since cuprate (copper-containing) superconductors were first discovered in 1986, they have greatly puzzled researchers. Cuprate superconductors have critical superconducting temperatures—the point at which their electrical resistance drops to…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • A material that superconducts continuously up to extreme pressures

    A material that superconducts continuously up to extreme pressures

    Researchers have discovered a metal alloy that can conduct electricity with zero resistance, or superconduct, from ambient pressure up to pressures similar to those that exist near the center of the Earth. The material, which is likely the first to s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • Accelerating light beams in curved space

    Accelerating light beams in curved space

    By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an accelerating light beam in curved space. Rather than moving along a geodesic trajectory (the shortest path o…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • Researchers implement 3-qubit Grover search on a quantum computer

    Researchers implement 3-qubit Grover search on a quantum computer

    Searching large, unordered databases for a desired item is a time-consuming task for classical computers, but quantum computers are expected to perform these searches much more quickly. Previous research has shown that Grover's search algorithm, prop…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons

    First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons

    For the first time, researchers have experimentally observed light emission from individual graphene nanoribbons. They demonstrated that 7-atom-wide nanoribbons emit light at a high intensity that is comparable to bright light-emitting devices made f…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • Physicists create first direct images of the square of the wave function of a hydrogen molecule

    Physicists create first direct images of the square of the wave function of a hydrogen molecule

    For the first time, physicists have developed a method to visually image the entanglement between electrons. As these correlations play a prominent role in determining a molecule's wave function—which describes the molecule's quantum state—the re…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • Researchers design dendrite-free lithium battery

    Researchers design dendrite-free lithium battery

    By designing a solid electrolyte that is rigid on one side and soft on the other, researchers have fabricated a lithium-metal battery that completely suppresses dendrite formation—a major safety hazard that can cause fires and shorten battery lifet…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 9:48am -
  • Hard-to-stretch silicon becomes superelastic

    Hard-to-stretch silicon becomes superelastic

    As a hard and brittle material, silicon has practically no natural elasticity. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated that amorphous silicon can be grown into superelastic horseshoe-shaped nanowires that can undergo stretching of more than…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • 'Mayonnaise effect' explains breakdown of 1929 viscosity equation

    'Mayonnaise effect' explains breakdown of 1929 viscosity equation

    Mayonnaise is a staple of almost every household, yet the reason why it's so thick and viscous is a long-standing unsolved problem in physical chemistry: why does adding egg yolk to a runny mixture of oil and water increase the viscosity a thousand-f…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 9:10am -
  • Light-erasable memory promising for system-on-panel displays

    Light-erasable memory promising for system-on-panel displays

    Researchers have designed a memory device based on atomically thin semiconductors and demonstrated that, in addition to exhibiting a good performance in general, the memory can also be fully erased with light, without any electrical assistance. The n…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 9:30am -

Smithsonian: Technology & Space

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The Economist: Science & Tech

  • newThe biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage

    The biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage

    TECHNOLOGICAL progress is not always straightforward. Before Concorde’s first commercial flight in 1976 supersonic passenger-travel was science fiction. Since that aircraft’s last hurrah, in 2003, it has become historical fiction instead. Simi…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:48am -
  • newHow people name sensations depends on those sensations’ salience

    How people name sensations depends on those sensations’ salience

    THE human sense of smell is weak. That is well known, and is suspected by many anthropologists of being the result of a trade-off in the primate brain in favour of visual processing power. In the specific case of people, however, the relative weak…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:48am -
  • newThicker eggshells help cuckoos hatch earlier than their nestmates

    Thicker eggshells help cuckoos hatch earlier than their nestmates

    THE exhausting chore of raising young is one a few birds manage to avoid. By laying their eggs in the nests of others, they dupe those others into feeding their nestlings. Such brood parasitism has arisen independently at least three times, in the…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:48am -
  • newMaking multicopters easier to use will increase the number in use

    Making multicopters easier to use will increase the number in use

    SMALL multicopter drones—souped-up versions of those sold by the million as Christmas toys—have tremendous potential for use in industry and agriculture. Rather than erecting scaffolding or bringing in a mechanical platform to inspect things l…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:48am -
  • The Richard Casement internship
    We invite applications for the 2018 Richard Casement internship. We are looking for a would-be journalist to spend three months of the summer working on the newspaper in London, writing about science and technology. Applicants should write a letter i…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 10:50am -
  • Fundamental physics is frustrating physicists

    Fundamental physics is frustrating physicists

    DEEP in a disused zinc mine in Japan, 50,000 tonnes of purified water held in a vast cylindrical stainless-steel tank are quietly killing theories long cherished by physicists. Since 1996, the photomultiplier-tube detectors (pictured above) at Sup…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 10:50am -
  • The Richard Casement internship
    We invite applications for the 2018 Richard Casement internship. We are looking for a would-be journalist to spend three months of the summer working on the newspaper in London, writing about science and technology. Applicants should write a letter i…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 10:55am -
  • A new satellite will test ways to capture space debris

    A new satellite will test ways to capture space debris

    THERE is an awful lot of junk in space. The latest data from the European Space Agency suggest some 7,500 tonnes of it now orbits Earth. It ranges from defunct satellites and rocket parts to nuts, bolts, shards of metal and even flecks of paint. B…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 10:55am -
  • Sometimes, computer programs seem too human for their own good

    Sometimes, computer programs seem too human for their own good

    DIGITAL assistants such as Siri and Cortana are increasingly common on phones and computers. Most are designed to give their users the impression that a humanlike intelligence lies behind the program’s friendly voice. It does not, of course. But…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 10:55am -
  • A fantastical ship has set out to seek Malaysian Airlines flight 370

    A fantastical ship has set out to seek Malaysian Airlines flight 370

    ON JANUARY 2nd, at 8pm local time, a strange vessel cast off and sailed out of the Port of Durban, in South Africa, heading east. Her hull was orange. Her superstructure bristled with antennae—some long and pointy, some sleek, white and domed. H…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 12:42pm -

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