Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory have discovered, for the first time, a pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another in an ordinary galaxy.
The late Dr. Bob Beck, PhD, who had a PhD in physics and taught at the University of Southern California, figured out a way to get rid of all of these two pounds of microbes. His discovery was actually based on the discovery of two medical doctors wh
For the last two years, Darpa has been working to make waging cyberwar as easy as playing a video game. Now, like so many other games, it’s about to get a lot more in-your-face.
Who invented cloud computing? Some say it was Amazon in 2006. Others say it was Google a few years earlier. But it’s all a matter of perspective. We have video proof that cloud computing was really invented in 1994 by AT&T.
A motorized skateboard—an idea so bone-headedly simple, it makes you wonder why these things aren’t everywhere already.
When you need to store massive amounts of data, solid-state drive (SSD) are the best way to go.
DARPA's cyber warriors dive into the Internet with Oculus Rift
The hopelessness was gone. A hopelessness I didn't even know I had was now gone. From that day on I knew I could make it. So it was a very big event. The turning point in my recovery. The subtleness of chemical poisoning is the single biggest fac
A synthetic drug that controls blood sugar in obese mice demonstrates the potential of a DNA-dependent method for developing new chemical compounds.
As he flew from Orange County to Seattle in September 2013, Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus, couldn’t envision what the next six months would bring.
Williams is one of its leaders. The treatments have made a huge difference in his life, he says. He retains more information from the tedious journal articles he has to read for work, and he feels more creative. On his blog, SpeakWisdom, he posts tec
Well, once you work your way past all that and realize they’re just manipulating you to fill their bank accounts, put you in slavery, and control population growth you get to the point where you’re just sick of not feeling good. Then you start to mak
Then she brushes the pink on her hand. "Mink enables the web to become the biggest beauty store in the world," says Choi. "We’re going to live in a world where you can take a picture of your friend’s lipstick and print it out."
Aerion Corporation has upped the cabin size and added an extra engine to the first in its planned range of supersonic business jets currently on the drawing board.
The conventional way of convincing one animal to take on genes from a different animal is to start at the very beginning by injecting DNA sequences directly into the nucleus of an egg.
Wormholes, those notoriously unstable warps in space and time, could theoretically be kept stable long enough for a beam of light to be sent through them.
When most of us look at our hands, we might notice that we need to trim, clean, or stop biting our fingernails, and that's about it.
After more than a decade of development, China's first modern airliner is finally ready for customer delivery, according to the Associated Press.
Now here's a value proposition: a robot that makes custom cocktails for you at the push of a touchscreen button.
Here is what most people do on the Internet all day, according to GfK and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, via the WSJ.
Both of Smith’s experiments exposed students to a photo of an individual and asked them to try to dream about the problems of that person. So there are sender and receivers, as is traditional in dream telepathy studies. The identity of the senders we
In 1934, scientists Gregory Breit and John Wheeler theorized that turning light into matter was as simple as crashing two photons of light into each other to create an electron and a positron.
Over the following weeks, the injected cells infiltrated the damaged tissue, maturing to form new muscle fibers and beat in synchrony with the heart. Three months after the injections, the cells appeared fully integrated with the original tissue.
No road vehicle needs a 218 mph (350 km/h) top speed.
Truly random numbers are surprisingly hard to generate, and are necessary for everyday digital security.
Kitchen blenders aren’t the only way to produce reasonably high-quality flakes of graphene. Ferrari still thinks that using ultrasound to rip graphite apart could give better materials in some cases. And Xinliang Feng, from the Max Planck Institute f
If you watched this year's Billboard Music Awards, maybe you were impressed (and just a little creeped out) by the hologram Michael Jackson's performance.
Did you know that scientists are creating cow/human hybrids, pig/human hybrids and even mouse/human hybrids? This is happening every single day in labs all over the western world, but most people have never even heard about it. So would you drink m
Team Black Sheep, an R/C hobbyist group noted for various drone-related stunts (we especially like the video of their tearing up the skies of New York City), has released its latest video.
Cars could be driving themselves down the world's streets far sooner than expected, thanks to a change in a global treaty backed by European countries.