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  • newDrones Help Discover Lost City With Ties to Alexander the Great
    With the help of drones, archaeologists discovered a lost city with ties to Alexander the Great, according to the British Museum in London.Qalatga Darband, an ancient city located in what is now Iraqi Kurdistan, lies along the Darband-I Rania, or a…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 2:26pm -
  • Friendly Neighborhood Delivery Drones Target Iceland
    Delivery drones are carrying customer orders for burgers and smartphones across a bay of water straddled by the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik—and that's just the start of a much more ambitious plan. Before the end of 2017, the Israeli startup Fl…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:49pm -
  • Drone Pilot Bobs and Weaves Through Moving Freight Train
    Flying low, through a truss bridge, under a Union Pacific train, and even in a boxcar are just a few of the stunts a drone pilot shows off in a YouTube video while a UP mixed freight is in motion.The video went live on Sept. 20 and has already rece…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:52pm -
  • Is Lab-Grown Leather the Next Wardrobe Staple?
    Leather jackets are a must-have in many wardrobes. While some adore genuine leather straight from our bovine buds, others seek alternatives to genuine leather, whether due to price or their stance on animal products. This could be their new go-to sub…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:21pm -
  • What, Exactly, Happens When Drone Meets Head?
    Thanks to a dummy we now have a better idea of what happens when a drone hits a person’s head.A study by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS (unmann…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:27pm -
  • Hackers Could Use Light to Steal Information Via Security Cameras
    Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and hackers have plenty of will and countless ways to attack a secure network—even if it’s not connected to the internet.In the latest demonstration proving no network is safe, researchers at Ben-Gurion…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:48pm -
  • This Is What It’s Like Flying a Drone in the Eye of a Hurricane
    Brian Emfinger is a lifelong storm chaser, and as a photojournalist and drone pilot for KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas, his work takes him places other people would flee.He was in Rockport, Texas, when Harvey came onshore. He flew his drone after th…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 5:24pm -
  • 20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Animal Domestication
    Dogs and cats are popular companions. But they’re not the only critters we’ve converted from wild to mild.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • How Safe Is Your Connected Home?
    Security experts are both thrilled and anxious about the internet of things (IoT), the ever-growing collection of smart electronic gadgets that interact with the world around them. It includes devices like internet-connected garage door openers, refr…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 3:30pm -
  • Can a Wristband Conquer Speech Anxiety?
    For Americans, public speaking ranks higher on the list of fears than heights, blood, ghosts, clowns, flying, needles and…dying. Indeed, one in four Americans admits standing and delivering before a crowd of strangers is a dread inducing experience…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 1:26pm -

Geek.com

  • newThese New Dragon Ball Z Toys From Bandai Place You Right in Goku’s Gi

    These New Dragon Ball Z Toys From Bandai Place You Right in Goku’s Gi

    When I was younger and absolutely obsessed with Dragon Ball Z, I would stop at nothing to pretend I was a part of that universe, going so far as to buy a special […]The post These New Dragon Ball Z Toys From Bandai Place You Right in Goku’s Gi a…
    - 50 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • newFacebook Hands Over 3K Russia-Linked Ads to Congress

    Facebook Hands Over 3K Russia-Linked Ads to Congress

    Facebook is prepared to hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress. Earlier this month, the social network revealed it sold advertising space during the 2016 presidential election to a Russian “troll […]The post Facebook Hands Over…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • newHalloween Horror Nights Returns to Universal Orlando and It’s as Spooky as Ever

    Halloween Horror Nights Returns to Universal Orlando and It’s as Spooky as Ever

    In sunny Orlando Florida, it can be quite difficult trying to capture that special Halloween feeling. The fall weather does not peak its head out until mid-November (if lucky), and there is a […]The post Halloween Horror Nights Returns to Universa…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • newMCU News: See Ant-Man’s Full Costume, Agent Carter Could Return, and More

    MCU News: See Ant-Man’s Full Costume, Agent Carter Could Return, and More

    Ant-Man had a pretty good costume in his first movie, but a sequel calls for some fresh new clothes. Thanks to a set photo taken by Atlanta photographer Joe Passori, we have a […]The post MCU News: See Ant-Man’s Full Costume, Agent Carter Could…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:15pm -
  • newDoctors Zap Patient Out of 15-Year Coma

    Doctors Zap Patient Out of 15-Year Coma

    Ever since Frankenstein we’ve fantasized about bringing dead things back to life by just blasting them with electricity. Personally, I never feel more alive than when I’m holding the electrified metal handles of […]The post Doctors Zap Patient…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:30pm -
  • newReal Good You Guys: Super Best Friends Play

    Real Good You Guys: Super Best Friends Play

    There’s more to Let’s Plays than watching some dude in the corner of the screen wearing a headset and mugging for the camera as he plays a first-person shooter/platformer/horror game (though if that’s […]The post Real Good You Guys: Super Be…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 3:45pm -
  • newHands-On: The Evil Within 2 is 2017’s Other Good Resident Evil Game

    Hands-On: The Evil Within 2 is 2017’s Other Good Resident Evil Game

    2017 has already shocked us with one good Resident Evil game. After the once-great series devolved into action-schlock, January’s Resident Evil 7 brought the franchise back to its survival horror roots with a […]The post Hands-On: The Evil Withi…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • new‘Doctor Who’ Star Bessie On Display at UK Motor Museum

    ‘Doctor Who’ Star Bessie On Display at UK Motor Museum

    It’s hard to imagine the Doctor without the TARDIS. But when the Time Lord is trapped on Earth and his ship disabled, he must find another mode of transportation: In the Third Doctor’s […]The post ‘Doctor Who’ Star Bessie On Display at UK…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 2:15pm -
  • newAmazon Makes It So: Alexa Learns New ‘Star Trek’ Skills

    Amazon Makes It So: Alexa Learns New ‘Star Trek’ Skills

    QaStaHvIS yIn ‘ej chep Alexa.* To mark the small-screen return of Star Trek, Amazon has boldly gone where no smart speaker has gone before. Echo, Tap, and Dot owners can now use themed […]The post Amazon Makes It So: Alexa Learns New ‘Star Tre…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • newNo, This Isn’t a Plush Version of Ash’s Butt, It’s a Pokemon

    No, This Isn’t a Plush Version of Ash’s Butt, It’s a Pokemon

    There’s never been a dearth of Pokemon merchandise in the world, and there’s plenty of weird stuff out there, too. There’s Pokemon curry, toothpaste, personal products and more out there. But could there […]The post No, This Isn’t a Plush…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:45pm -

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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

  • Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos

    Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos

    (Phys.org)—Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that gravitational waves may oscillate between two different forms called "g" and "f"-type gravitational wave…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Self-healing catalysts make it easier to store solar energy with water

    Self-healing catalysts make it easier to store solar energy with water

    (Phys.org)—Currently one of the most efficient ways to store solar energy is to transfer the energy to catalysts that split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Then the hydrogen can either be used as a fuel or later recombined with oxygen to produce wa…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Physicists guide electromagnetic waves along an infinitesimal line

    Physicists guide electromagnetic waves along an infinitesimal line

    (Phys.org)—Physicists have demonstrated a new mode of electromagnetic wave called a "line wave," which travels along an infinitely thin line along the interface between two adjacent surfaces with different electromagnetic properties. The scientists…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Entanglement is an inevitable feature of reality

    Entanglement is an inevitable feature of reality

    (Phys.org)—Is entanglement really necessary for describing the physical world, or is it possible to have some post-quantum theory without entanglement?
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Self-driving vehicles at the microscale

    Self-driving vehicles at the microscale

    (Phys.org)—In a new study, scientists have developed the microscale version of self-driving vehicles: a 5-μm spherical micromotor that autonomously navigates its way through micro-traffic along a micro-maze to reach its final destination. The rese…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Watches, LEDs powered by yarn battery

    Watches, LEDs powered by yarn battery

    (Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated rechargeable batteries by using highly conductive yarns that have a diameter and flexibility similar to that of a piece of cotton yarn. The new yarn battery can be woven into fabric and worn as a wristband or…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Once thought impossible, scientists demonstrate that liquid water can generate THz waves

    Once thought impossible, scientists demonstrate that liquid water can generate THz waves

    (Phys.org)—By illuminating a thin film of water with ultrashort laser pulses, physicists have demonstrated that liquid water can generate terahertz (THz) waves, which are currently being researched for applications such as wireless data transmissio…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Hyperentanglement across roof tops paves the way toward a global quantum Internet

    Hyperentanglement across roof tops paves the way toward a global quantum Internet

    (Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that hyperentangled photons can be transmitted in free space, which they showed by sending many thousands of these photons between the rooftops of two buildings in Vienna. Hyperentanglemen…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Unconventional quantum systems may lead to novel optical devices

    Unconventional quantum systems may lead to novel optical devices

    (Phys.org)—Physicists have experimentally demonstrated an optical system based on an unconventional class of quantum mechanical systems that could lead to the development of new quantum optical devices. The system is called a "PT-symmetric quantum…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Scientists accelerate airflow in mid-air

    Scientists accelerate airflow in mid-air

    When a fan blows air across a room, the airflow typically decelerates and spreads out. Now in a new study, scientists have demonstrated the opposite: an airflow created by a carefully controlled ultrasound array can maintain its narrow shape and acce…
    - 36 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 8:00am -

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The Economist: Science & Tech

  • Research suggests students are biased against female lecturers

    Research suggests students are biased against female lecturers

    SEXISM is among the prime suspects for the scarcity of female professors. Yet proving that bias against women is widespread in academia—or even exists at all—is tricky. But a forthcoming paper in the Journal of the European Economic Associatio…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • A new way of propelling spacecraft may open up the asteroid belt

    A new way of propelling spacecraft may open up the asteroid belt

    SPACE travel is expensive. Missions such as Cassini, a recently ended exploration of Saturn and its moons, and New Horizons, a trip to Pluto and one or two more distant objects in the far reaches of the solar system, have involved launching craft…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Many antidotes to snake venom do not work as well as they might

    Many antidotes to snake venom do not work as well as they might

    The serpent’s taleNO GENUS of snakes kills more people and causes more economic damage than Echis. Saw-scaled vipers, to give the group’s common name, are found in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Their venom makes blood clot, bringing agoni…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • A child’s genes do not assist bacteria that cause tooth decay

    A child’s genes do not assist bacteria that cause tooth decay

    THAT children should be taught to brush their teeth regularly is a sine qua non of bringing them up. But the suspicion remains among some people, dentists included, that even so, certain children are doomed to develop dental cavities. The hypothes…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • There is still no room for complacency in matters climatic

    There is still no room for complacency in matters climatic

    IN JUNE Christiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate chief who helped broker the Paris agreement in 2015, warned that the world has “three years to safeguard our climate”. It was a hyperbolic claim, even then. New research makes it seem even…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified

    As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified

    HENRY FORD may have brought motoring to the masses in 1908 with the Model T, but his wife, Clara, preferred to drive an electric car. Combustion engines were noisy, dirty and in their early years required hand-cranking to start. Mrs Ford’s 1914…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Faking cellular suicide could help control inflammation

    Faking cellular suicide could help control inflammation

    What a good death looks likeAS PARACELSUS first pointed out in the 16th century, it is the dose that makes the poison. Inflammation, in particular, is vital to fighting infection or healing wounds. If it lingers, however, it can cause more harm t…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Two years on, the Kuiper Belt is in sight

    Two years on, the Kuiper Belt is in sight

    The heart of the matterON SEPTEMBER 11th, nearly 6bn kilometres from Earth, beyond the orbit of Neptune, a spacecraft emerged from hibernation. The primary task of New Horizons, launched by NASA in 2006, was to explore Pluto. It completed that mi…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • The giant panda is on a bit of a roll

    The giant panda is on a bit of a roll

    Climbing out of a holePANDAS are famously shy. Rather than counting them directly, surveyors must infer their presence from dung and semi-chewed bamboo stalks scattered on the forest floor. But they are also hard to find because there are not man…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 4:33pm -
  • A clever way to transmit data on the cheap

    A clever way to transmit data on the cheap

    THE word “smart” is ubiquitous these days. If you believe the hype, smart farms will all employ sensors to report soil conditions, crop growth or the health of livestock. Smart cities will monitor the levels of pollution and noise on every str…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:32pm -

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