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  • Wait, What Happened in Cuba?
    U.S.-Cuban relations have taken an unusual turn after several U.S. diplomats, and at least one Canadian diplomat, experienced hearing damage after being targeted by a covert “sonic device” in Havana.Huh? A what?On Wednesday, U.S. officials wh…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:15pm -
  • Crucial Steps Ahead for Flying Cars
    Flying cars are up against a wall — literally. Turning aircraft into street-safe machines requires manufacturers to prove their safety standards in crash tests. So at least one expensive prototype needs to get smashed to smithereens, while its dumm…
    - 22 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:33pm -
  • Designing a Safer Explosive
    This Fourth of July, as you and your family settle on a sandy beach or grassy lawn to watch a fireworks display, you’re probably not thinking about the science behind the explosives you’re witnessing. In fact, you probably are not even thinking o…
    - 44 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 3:40pm -
  • Will Robots Rule Finance?
    The year is 2030. You’re in a business school lecture hall, where just a handful of students are attending a finance class.The dismal turnout has nothing to with professorial style, school ranking or subject matter. Students simply aren’t enrol…
    - 48 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
  • Everything Worth Knowing About ... Ancient DNA
    The lure and limitations of a coded past.
    - 58 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • Everything Worth Knowing About ... The Perfect Battery
    How we're powering up our lives.
    - 58 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • Everything Worth Knowing About ... Alien Contact
    Hey, it could happen!
    - 65 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • Everything Worth Knowing About ... Virtual Reality
    You're almost there.
    - 65 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • Everything Worth Knowing About ... Catching a Criminal
    Getting an edge with high tech and lowly microbes.
    - 65 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • Degrees of Separation
    From life after death to life under the seabed.
    - 65 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:00am -

Geek.com

  • newHappy Birthday, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy!

    Happy Birthday, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy!

    Happy birthday, Sylvester McCoy! Born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith—a far cry from the name he made famous—the Scottish actor is more than a Panama hat and question-mark umbrella. From a young age, McCoy […]The post Happy Birthday, Seventh Do…
    - 60 mins ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:45pm -
  • newGet Your Dorm Rockin’ With These Back To School Dating Apps

    Get Your Dorm Rockin’ With These Back To School Dating Apps

    Heading back to college after a long, hot summer is a great opportunity to kindle a new romance, and modern technology has made hooking up easier than it’s ever been. Your cellular phone […]The post Get Your Dorm Rockin’ With These Back To Sch…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • newOrigami-Inspired Furniture Makes Small Spaces Roomy

    Origami-Inspired Furniture Makes Small Spaces Roomy

    As a former New York City resident and incidental claustrophobic, I understand the drawbacks of urban living. And so does Ori, Inc., maker of robotic furniture that folds, slides, and shifts to accommodate […]The post Origami-Inspired Furniture Ma…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • newMovieBob Reviews: LOGAN LUCKY

    MovieBob Reviews: LOGAN LUCKY

    Is Logan Lucky good? It’s the best film of Summer 2017. Really?? Really. What’s it about? The short version is, it’s a heist comedy: Channing Tatum is an unjustly-fired (pre-existing condition, insurance, etc. […]The post MovieBob Reviews: L…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • newAmazon Daily Deals: Xbox Gift Cards 10% Off

    Amazon Daily Deals: Xbox Gift Cards 10% Off

    The Internet is where we do most of our shopping, and a solid 90% of it is done at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has turned his humble bookstore into a sort of Automat of […]The post Amazon Daily Deals: Xbox Gift Cards 10% Off appeared first on Geek.com.
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • newJapanese Video Games Made Better By The West

    Japanese Video Games Made Better By The West

    I’m no patriot, especially these days. So I have no problem decrying the increasing influence of Western video game design values over the rest of the industry. So many bad gaming practices, from […]The post Japanese Video Games Made Better By T…
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • newPristine 106-year-old Fruit Cake Uncovered In Antarctica

    Pristine 106-year-old Fruit Cake Uncovered In Antarctica

    Clark Griswold’s boss received his more than his fair share of fruit cake in Christmas Vacation, but you can bet none of them had any historical significance. Not like the one recently discovered […]The post Pristine 106-year-old Fruit Cake Unco…
    - 6 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • newNetflix’s Co-Founder Creates a $10 per Month Movie Theater Subscription

    Netflix’s Co-Founder Creates a $10 per Month Movie Theater Subscription

    Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe must really want people to go out to movies again. After acquiring MoviePass last year, Lowe is introducing a subscription price that might actually get you to go out […]The post Netflix’s Co-Founder Creates a $10 p…
    - 7 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • newSonic Mania Collector’s Edition Includes a Statue, and Sonic Has Ten Fingers

    Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition Includes a Statue, and Sonic Has Ten Fingers

    Sonic Mania’s out this week! This isn’t a review of the game. I played the first few levels, but I really gotta get into it now that I have it on the Switch. […]The post Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition Includes a Statue, and Sonic Has Ten Fi…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:15pm -
  • newJodie Whittaker Calls ‘Doctor Who’ ‘Dream Part’

    Jodie Whittaker Calls ‘Doctor Who’ ‘Dream Part’


    - 21 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:30pm -

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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

  • newPhysicists measure complementary properties using quantum clones

    Physicists measure complementary properties using quantum clones

    (Phys.org)—In quantum mechanics, it's impossible to precisely and simultaneously measure the complementary properties (such as the position and momentum) of a quantum state. Now in a new study, physicists have cloned quantum states and demonstrated…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:40am -
  • newThe mathematics of golf

    The mathematics of golf

    (Phys.org)—The official Rules of Golf, which are continually being revised and updated as new equipment emerges, have close ties to mathematics. In many cases, math is used to place limitations on golf equipment, such as restricting the distance th…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Machine learning tackles quantum error correction

    Machine learning tackles quantum error correction

    (Phys.org)—Physicists have applied the ability of machine learning algorithms to learn from experience to one of the biggest challenges currently facing quantum computing: quantum error correction, which is used to design noise-tolerant quantum com…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Trophic coherence explains why networks have few feedback loops and high stability

    Trophic coherence explains why networks have few feedback loops and high stability

    (Phys.org)—Complexity – defined as having emergent properties or traits that are not a function of, and are therefore difficult or inherently impossible to predict from, the discrete components comprising the system – is a characteristic of com…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Blind quantum computing for everyone

    Blind quantum computing for everyone

    (Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that clients who possess only classical computers—and no quantum devices—can outsource computing tasks to quantum servers that perform blind quantum computing. "Blind" means the quantu…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Graphene electronic tattoos can be applied to the skin with water

    Graphene electronic tattoos can be applied to the skin with water

    Researchers have designed a graphene-based tattoo that can be directly laminated onto the skin with water, similar to a temporary tattoo. But instead of featuring artistic or colorful designs, the new tattoo is nearly transparent. Its main attraction…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Physicists investigate fundamental limits of quantum engines

    Physicists investigate fundamental limits of quantum engines

    (Phys.org)—Quantum engines are known to operate differently than—and in some cases, outperform—their classical counterparts. However, previous research on the performance of quantum engines may be overestimating their advantages. In a new study…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • What's the best way to rank research institutes?

    What's the best way to rank research institutes?

    (Phys.org)—Assessing and ranking research institutes is important for awarding grants, recruiting employees, promoting institutes, and other reasons. But finding a fair and accurate method for assessing the performance of research institutes is cha…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Optical lens can transfer digital information without loss

    Optical lens can transfer digital information without loss

    (Phys.org)—Researchers have designed an optical lens that exhibits two properties that so far have not been demonstrated together: self-focusing and an optical effect called the Talbot effect that creates repeating patterns of light. The researcher…
    - 19 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

    Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

    (Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a bracelet that harvests biomechanical energy from the wearer's wrist movements, which can then be converted into electricity and used to extend the battery lifetime of personal electronics or even fully power s…
    - 22 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:30am -

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The Economist: Science & Tech

  • Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones

    Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones

    AFTER the events of March 11th 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami led to a meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, you might be forgiven for concluding that atomic power and seawater don’t mix. Many e…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • A new ceramic could help hypersonic planes take off

    A new ceramic could help hypersonic planes take off

    FRICTION burns. And the friction of the air on something travelling at five times the speed of sound burns hot. The leading edge of such an object can easily reach a temperature of 3,000°C. Inconveniently, that is above the melting point of most…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Gene editing may make pigs into organ donors for people

    Gene editing may make pigs into organ donors for people

    Fresh and CRISPRy“KEEP death off the road”, a Ministry of Transport slogan once enjoined the people of Britain. And it worked. Both driving and being a pedestrian have become far safer over the past few decades in Britain and many other count…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 2:33pm -
  • A better way to make holograms

    A better way to make holograms

    HOLOGRAPHY is a useful technology, but somehow faintly disappointing. The fantasy is of a “Star Trek” style holodeck, or even the less ambitious idea of three-dimensional television pictures. The reality, for the man or woman in the street, is…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • A wild idea about paying for conservation

    A wild idea about paying for conservation

    MEERKATS are endearing creatures. Indeed, they are so endearing that they have been turned into characters in a long-running series of advertisements on British television for a price-comparison website. But nothing comes from nothing. Thirty year…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Researchers get better at tweaking the genomes of human embryos

    Researchers get better at tweaking the genomes of human embryos

    IT IS risky to predict who and what will win a Nobel prize. But some discoveries are so big that their receipt of science’s glitziest gong seems only a matter of time. One such is CRISPR-Cas9, a powerful gene-editing technique that is making the…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 1:16pm -
  • The search for quicker, cheaper ways of tunnelling

    The search for quicker, cheaper ways of tunnelling

    How the past saw the future of tunnellingA BIG hole in the car park at SpaceX’s headquarters in Los Angeles is the first visible evidence of another of Elon Musk’s ventures. Mr Musk who, besides leading SpaceX, a rocket company, also runs Tes…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:47am -
  • How to make soldiers’ brains better at noticing threats

    How to make soldiers’ brains better at noticing threats

    TWO millivolts is not much. But it is enough to show that someone has seen something even before he knows he has seen it himself. The two millivolts in question are those associated with P300, a fleeting electrical signal produced by a human brain…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:47am -
  • A chance finding may lead to a treatment for multiple sclerosis

    A chance finding may lead to a treatment for multiple sclerosis

    EXPERIMENTS that go according to plan can be useful. But the biggest scientific advances often emerge from those that do not. Such is the case with a study just reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When they began it,…
    - 23 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 3:11pm -
  • Computer analysis of what is scenic may help town planners

    Computer analysis of what is scenic may help town planners

    Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?BEAUTY, proverbially, is in the eye of the beholder. But surroundings matter. A paper published two years ago in Nature found a correlation between people’s sense of well-being and the “scenic…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -

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