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  • These Robotic Shorts Make Everyday Strolls Feel Like a Moving Airport Walkway
    (Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University)If you have two functioning legs and a reliable nervous system, walking and running are generally thoughtless tasks. But if you’re a soldier hauling massive amounts of gear on your back for an exten…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 6:45pm -
  • NASA's Air Traffic Control System for Drones Nearing Completion
    Increasing numbers of drones in urban areas means air traffic control is needed. (Credit: Volodymyr Goinyk/Shutterstock)Highways in the sky are one step closer to becoming reality as NASA conducts the final planned tests of its traffic management…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 3:41pm -
  • How Weather Forecasts Are Made
    Meteorologists are better at their jobs than you might think. Here's how heaps of data are turned into a forecast relevant to you.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • Scientists Are Zapping Fake Electrical Grids to Help Us Survive an EMP Attack
    (Credit: Quality Stock Arts/Shutterstock)If you’re a doomsday prepper or were alive during the Cold War you may already be aware – and fearful – of an imminent electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. It’s a disaster scenario that’s captured…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 4:13pm -
  • To Save the Internet, Silicon Valley is Sending it to Space
    The internet could one day reach every corner of the Earth courtesy of satellite constellations. (Credit: sdecoret/Shutterstock)For decades, the basic principles governing how the Internet works have remained pretty much unchanged. But with massi…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 1:31pm -
  • Screen Time Might Not Be As Bad For Mental Health As We Thought
    Reports of screen time's harms may have been greatly exaggerated. (Credit: aslysun/Shutterstock)Today, our phones can seem less like friends and more like the other half of a toxic relationship. We rely on them for our daily activities, even as c…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jul 19, 5:44pm -
  • This AI Solves The Rubik’s Cube Way Better Than You
    (Credit: rcherem/shutterstock)In 1974, an architecture professor named Erno Rubik built a movable piece of art to help his students understand three-dimensional problems. Though his own creation took him more than a month to solve, it soon became…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 11:00am -
  • AI is Coming Closer to Deciphering Lost Languages
    Researchers had a lucky break that helped them crack the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics, like the ones shown on this artifact. But many lost languages remain undeciphered, with no Rosetta Stone to point the way. (Credit: Zoran Karapancev/shutterstock…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Jul 19, 11:10am -
  • This New Virtual Reality Glove Lets You Grab Digital Objects
    The VR glove in action.(Credit: Song et al, Scientific Reports, (2019) 9:8988)Our squishy human brains are notoriously easy to fool. Whether it’s optical illusions or more advanced trickery, it doesn’t take much to exploit our mind’s weakne…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:00am -
  • Elon Musk's Neuralink Unveils Mind-Reading Implant that Could Be Ready for Humans by 2020
    Neuralink's chip implantation machine, which is designed to insert the company's N1 chip into people's heads with extreme precision. (Credit: Neuralink)He’s pioneered several multi-billion dollar companies, launched one of his cars into space,…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 3:00pm -

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  • newWhy We’re Skeptical of Google Stadia’s Gaming Future

    Why We’re Skeptical of Google Stadia’s Gaming Future

    After revealing more details like pricing and release window back at E3, Google spent its most recent Stadia Connect just talking about games coming to its upcoming streaming subscription platform. And it’s a pretty […]The post Why We’re Skep…
    - 39 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:50pm -
  • newColorado Hunter Fights Off Mountain Lion With Pocket Knife

    Colorado Hunter Fights Off Mountain Lion With Pocket Knife

    A hunter used a pocket knife to fight off an aggressive mountain lion in Colorado on Aug. 10. (Photo Credit: through-my-lens / Getty Images)A hunter was able to escape from an aggressive mountain lion after he stabbed it with his pocket kn…
    - 59 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
  • newOf Course ‘Gears 5’ Has a Horde Mode

    Of Course ‘Gears 5’ Has a Horde Mode

    What first comes to mind when you think about Gears of War? Is it guns with chainsaws on them? Is it Marcus Fenix’s doo rag? Is it trailers with sad Mad World covers? […]The post Of Course ‘Gears 5’ Has a Horde Mode appeared first on Geek.co…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:07pm -
  • newNASA Picks Marshall Space Flight Center as Headquarters for Moon Lander

    NASA Picks Marshall Space Flight Center as Headquarters for Moon Lander

    Artist's rendering of an ascent vehicle separating from a descent vehicle and departing the surface of the moon. (Photo Credit: NASA)The NASA facility that built the rocket that carried astronauts on the Apollo missions to the Moon will pl…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 12:47pm -
  • newSpider-Man ‘Instant Kill’ Scene in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Annoyed Marvel Writer Dan Slott

    Spider-Man ‘Instant Kill’ Scene in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Annoyed Marvel Writer Dan Slott

    Marvel writer Dan Slott wasn't happy with Spider-Man's "instant kill" scene in 'Avengers: Endgame.' (Photo Credit: Marvel Studios)Spider-Man’s “instant kill” spree in Avengers: Endgame may have pleased many fans, however, Marvel writ…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 12:18pm -
  • newWatch: Vomiting Vultures ‘Invade’ Florida Vacation Home

    Watch: Vomiting Vultures ‘Invade’ Florida Vacation Home

    Photo shows black vultures in Florida. One family's vacation home in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been overrun by vultures that are said to be vomiting and defecating everywhere. (Photo Credit: Prisma by Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Images…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 11:58am -
  • new‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story Mode

    ‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story Mode

    Sports don’t change that much, so neither do sports games. Yeah the sweat graphics get better, the rosters get updated, and the mechanics try new ways to replicate play that can only really […]The post ‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story M…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 11:58am -
  • newHands-On: ‘Greedfall’ Brings New Life to Western RPGs

    Hands-On: ‘Greedfall’ Brings New Life to Western RPGs

    Greedfall is an upcoming Action RPG for players who miss the golden age of Bioware. From developer Spiders, the game attempts to distinguish itself from similar titles with its unique setting. Though the […]The post Hands-On: ‘Greedfall’ Bring…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 11:00am -
  • newWatch: Large Hammerhead Shark Snatches Catch From Captain’s Hands

    Watch: Large Hammerhead Shark Snatches Catch From Captain’s Hands

    A charter captain witnessed a big hammerhead shark snatch a tarpon out of his hands off the coast of Florida. (Photo Credit: Rob Gorta / YouTube)A charter captain filmed a massive hammerhead shark “stealing” a tarpon from his hands and…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 10:52am -
  • new‘Friends’ Monkey May Appear in ‘Y: The Last Man’ TV Adaptation

    ‘Friends’ Monkey May Appear in ‘Y: The Last Man’ TV Adaptation

    Ross's cheeky friend may soon return to the small screen (via NBCUniversal/Getty Images)A quarter of a decade after making her screen debut as Marcel on Friends, capuchin monkey Katie may be returning to TV. Eagle-eyed FX CEO John Landgraf…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 10:43am -

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  • 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

  • newHolography and criticality in matchgate tensor networks

    Holography and criticality in matchgate tensor networks

    Tensor networks take a central role in quantum physics as they can provide an efficient approximation to specific classes of quantum states. The associated graphical language can also easily describe and pictorially reason about quantum circuits, cha…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:30am -
  • newNew model agrees with old: Nuclear war between US and Russia would result in nuclear winter

    New model agrees with old: Nuclear war between US and Russia would result in nuclear winter

    A team of researchers with Rutgers University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado has found that a new climate model agrees with an older climate model—a nuclear war between the U.S and Russia would result i…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:29am -
  • newEight new repeating fast radio bursts detected

    Eight new repeating fast radio bursts detected

    Using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope, astronomers have identified eight new repeating fast radio burst (FRB) sources. The finding, reported in a paper published August 9 on arXiv.org, could shed new light on the…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:00am -
  • newChemical and physical origins of friction on surfaces with atomic steps

    Chemical and physical origins of friction on surfaces with atomic steps

    Friction results from a set of complex processes that act together to resist relative motion. Despite this complexity, friction is often described using simple phenomenological expressions that relate normal and lateral forces via the friction coeffi…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 8:30am -
  • Studying the excitation spectrum of a trapped dipolar supersolid

    Studying the excitation spectrum of a trapped dipolar supersolid

    Supersolids, solid materials with superfluid properties (i.e., in which a substance can flow with zero viscosity), have recently become the focus of numerous physics studies. Supersolids are paradoxical phases of matter in which two distinct and some…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:30am -
  • Genetic study suggests humans, not Ice Age, killed off European cave bears

    Genetic study suggests humans, not Ice Age, killed off European cave bears

    A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Europe has found evidence that suggests humans were responsible for the extinction of cave bears thousands of years ago, not the climate effects of the last Ice Age. In their paper pu…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:29am -
  • Ring-shaped multi-carbon compound cyclocarbon synthesized

    Ring-shaped multi-carbon compound cyclocarbon synthesized

    A team of researchers from Oxford University and IBM Research has for the first time successfully synthesized the ring-shaped multi-carbon compound cyclocarbon. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes the process they use…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:40am -
  • Research: Previously unknown aspect of cell internalization during embryonic development

    Research: Previously unknown aspect of cell internalization during embryonic development

    A team of researchers from Aix Marseille Université and CNRS, the Turing Centre for Living Systems, the University of Chicago and Collège de France has found a previously unknown aspect of cell internalization that occurs during embryonic developme…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 10:14am -
  • Quantum system virtually cooled to half of its actual temperature

    Quantum system virtually cooled to half of its actual temperature

    Physicists have developed a quantum simulation method that can "virtually cool" an experimental quantum system to a fraction of its actual temperature. The method could potentially allow access to extremely low-temperature phenomena, such as unusual…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • Study reports high-harmonic generation in an epsilon-near-zero material

    Study reports high-harmonic generation in an epsilon-near-zero material

    High-harmonic generation (HHG) is a nonlinear optical phenomenon through which high harmonics of an intense laser beam are generated in a target material, typically a gas. Physicists have been studying HHG in atomic gases for decades, but more recent…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 9:40am -

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  • An accident in Russia points to the risks of atomic aviation
    IN 1957 WORK began on Project Pluto, a treetop-skimming American missile loaded with hydrogen bombs. Nothing odd about that, except that the missile itself was also to be propelled by nuclear energy. A reactor on board would suck in air, heat and thu…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • As face-recognition technology spreads, so do ideas for subverting it
    POWERED BY advances in artificial intelligence (AI), face-recognition systems are spreading like knotweed. Facebook, a social network, uses the technology to label people in uploaded photographs. Modern smartphones can be unlocked with it. Some banks…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • Leopard seals share their suppers
    LEOPARD SEALS resemble their terrestrial namesakes in two ways. They have polka-dot pelts. And they are powerful, generally solitary carnivores that are quite capable of killing a human being if they so choose—as has indeed happened once, in 2003,…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • Two treatments for Ebola emerge from a clinical trial in Africa
    NEWS ABOUT Ebola, a viral disease that kills up to 90% of those it infects, is usually grim. The latest outbreak, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has thus far killed nearly 1,900 people and rages on. But on August 12th the grimness lifted…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 12:43pm -
  • No one has yet been killed by re-entering space junk
    EVERY DAY a tonne or two of defunct satellites, rocket parts and other man-made orbiting junk hurtles into the atmosphere. Four-fifths of it burns up to become harmless dust, but that still leaves a fair number of fragments large enough to be lethal.…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -
  • A tale of elephants, ants, trees and fire shows how complex nature is
    ECOLOGY IS A complicated thing. Given the facts that elephant damage often kills trees and bush fires often kill trees it would be reasonable to deduce that a combination of the two would make things worse. Counter-intuitively, though, as research ju…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -
  • Gloom from the climate-change front line
    AFTER 29 HOURS of uninterrupted negotiations the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on how alterations in land use are contributing to such change, was gavelled through in Geneva on the afternoon of August 7th. W…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 6:03pm -
  • How to wring power from the night air
    SOLAR POWER is all very well, but it is available only during daylight hours. If something similarly environmentally friendly could be drawn on during the hours of darkness, that would be a great convenience. Colin Price, an atmospheric scientist at…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 10:46am -
  • Astronomers are probing faraway planets with greater sophistication
    IN THE DELUGE of planets found beyond the solar system over the past decade, those of system TOI-270 might not seem special. There are three of them, orbiting a star 73 light-years away. This is neither the closest system known, nor does it contain t…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 10:46am -
  • Who did the Maya sacrifice?
    THE SACRED CENOTE, a sink hole in the limestone of the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, pictured above, looks beautiful. But it holds a dark secret. Between about 600 and 900AD the Mayan inhabitants of the nearby city of Chichén Itzá, believing it to…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 10:46am -

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