A team based at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana has succeeded in designing and creating functional 3D-printed batteries, made out of layers thinner than human hairs.
Microsoft has rolled out improvements to Windows Phone voice recognition, using the work of Geoffrey Hinton, the founder of Google-acquired DNNresearch.
Tomorrow, when Lone Signal starts beaming data into space, the first thing to go where no data has gone before will be an animated GIF.
The Top500 organization has released its biannual list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. This time, China’s new Tianhe-2 supercomputer has replaced Cray’s Titan supercomputer as the fastest in the world.
NASA has discovered 26 black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest galaxy to our own Milky Way.
A computational geneticist has teamed up with an artist to give us an inkling into how humans might look in 100,000 years, suggesting bizarrely large heads and eyes will be the norm.
When Facebook was launched in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg never could have imagined that one day he’d see it swell to 1 billion users worldwide and publicly traded. With all of those people comes a seemingly infinite amount of images, videos and other assorted data bits. In an effort to contain and find faster ways of
For scientists, studying the human brain during its early stages of development hold many keys to figuring out not only our complex neurological pathways, but also preventative measures and treatments for those that lack ‘proper’ brain functions.
Have you ever experienced an event that everyone else you know claims never happened? Or maybe you and a friend disagree on something that the both of you witnessed, such as what someone was wearing that day. Now a surprising new study says that we can be given false memories and all it takes is
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been conducting research on prosthetic limbs that are not only controlled by the brain but offer the patient direct sensory feedback with the sense of touch. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been at the forefront of innovative and highly advanced prosthetic limb technology with
A french company is ready to begin testing on a new type of artificial heart which combines mechanical parts with organic ones taken from a cow’s heart.
For decades cesium atomic clocks have been widely instrumental in helping scientists and engineers perform precision experiments and considered to be the most accurate time instruments ever developed. Now a team of physicists claims to have developed a pair of clocks so precise that they can keep time with the precision of one part in
Catherine La Farge from the University of Alberta has been studying the exposed ground left behind from receding glaciers. She is the curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium and has overturned the long held belief that any plants emerging from under a glacier will be long since dead. Previously, it was assumed that any new plant
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have made a major breakthrough in the battle against HIV. They’ve managed to make an atom by atom simulation of an HIV Virus and have thus managed to completely map out the structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the virus’ DNA and
The telescope helped change the scientific world and has allowed hundreds of years worth of astronomers study the universe and work out its mysteries. As time has passed, our telescopes have gotten better, and as recently as last year, telescopes were pointed at the moon to actually look upon the Apollo 11 landing site, and
Last year, MIT Game Labs released a physics simulating game called “A slower speed of light”. The game, which is available for free on PC, Linux and Mac, is centered around collecting orbs which lower the speed of light successively until you manage to bring it down to zero. Now, the engine which powers the
A recent publication found in the Nature Publishing Group’s Nature Photonics, suggests that the same principle behind noise-canceling headphones could be used to boost the speed of fiber optic data. Researchers working at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey claim they have demonstrated speeds of 400Gps.
A recently published article by the Washington Post claims that a confidential report by the Pentagon says that Chinese hackers had access to top secret data on more than two-dozen highly advanced U.S. weapons systems. Alarmingly, the report also suggests that the Department of Defense does not have the right technology “to defend with confidence
Japanese space agency JAXA plans to launch two different rockets of different payloads and mission objectives on the same month, August 2013.
A controversial new study suggests that while our technology is advancing, the human intelligence is on the decline. The researchers show that Westerners have had a 14 point IQ drop since Victorian times due to changes in regards to stimuli and surroundings.