Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe

Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe The sun may look round from our viewing angle but it — like most stars — aren't as spherical as they seem. It's actually 10 kilometers wider at its equator than it is at its poles. This is due to stars' rate of spin and variances […]

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This Microbe Could Be the Planet’s Most Prolific Predator

This Microbe Could Be the Planet’s Most Prolific Predator This microscopic diplonemid doesn’t look like much, but it’s one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have become the first to identify and photograph this surprisingly elusive—but ecologically important—sea creature. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: This […]

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We Were Wrong About HIV’s ‘Patient Zero’ 

We Were Wrong About HIV’s ‘Patient Zero’  The origin of the AIDS pandemic has been reconstructed in unprecedented detail, showing the disease jumped from the Caribbean to New York City around 1970. The new study subsequently clears the name of Gaétan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant long-thought to be “Patient Zero.” Read more… Source: Gizmodo […]

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White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites Miniature satellites are increasingly a big deal, and for good reasons: they're not only less expensive and easier to deploy than the giant satellites of old, but can cover wider areas. And the White House wants to give them a helping hand. It's la… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT and Stanford researchers created tiny robots that can grab onto clothes and walk on your shirt, with the goal of them one day, forming a swarm to create a temporary video screen and then marching back into a… Source: […]

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

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Orbital's Antares launches cool science experiments to space

Orbital's Antares launches cool science experiments to space NASA and Orbital ATK had to put off Antares' comeback until the next day due to a glitch, but everything went well the second try. The rocket finally blasted off to space carrying a Cygnus spacecraft with supplies for the ISS, as well as a bunch of […]

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Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs Researchers have used quantum computing tech to miniaturize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, making it small enough to pick up the structure of single biomolecules without damaging them or losing information in the process. This could make… Source: Engadget Link: Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum […]

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Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter Three months ago, the Juno probe ended a years-long journey when it settled into orbit around Jupiter. Everything's just peachy with Juno's cameras — as evidenced by these magnificent photos — but it turns out its primary Leros 1b engine is having… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Forget holograms, here's a 'floating e-ink' display

Forget holograms, here's a 'floating e-ink' display The amount of pixels in a display has been the source of forum flamewars since the advent of HDTV, which makes an experimental display technology from the University of Sussex so interesting. It's called JOLED and it measures a whopping 7 x 6 voxels… Source: Engadget Link: Forget […]

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Two Undiscovered Dark Moons Appear to Be Hiding Near Uranus

Two Undiscovered Dark Moons Appear to Be Hiding Near Uranus After re-examining data acquired by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, astronomers have detected wavy patterns in two of Uranus’s dark system of rings—patterns that may be indicative of two undiscovered moons. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Two Undiscovered Dark Moons Appear to Be Hiding Near Uranus

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Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway

Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway Modern neural networks are good at making quick, reactive decisions and recognizing patterns, but they're not very skilled at the careful, deliberate thought that you need for complex choices. Google's DeepMind team may have licked that problem, howe… Source: Engadget Link: Google's memory-boosted AI could help […]

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Here's Where the US Is Most Vulnerable to a Catastrophic Solar Storm

Here's Where the US Is Most Vulnerable to a Catastrophic Solar Storm Every 100 years or so, our planet is bombarded by an intense solar storm. These extreme space-weather events are virtually impossible to predict, but new research shows which regions of the United States are at highest risk. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Here's […]

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Top chicken producer pours money into plant-based meat

Top chicken producer pours money into plant-based meat Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, nuggets, beef and pork, but it sounds like it doesn't consider mock meat makers to be its nemesis. In fact, it has poured money into Beyond Meat, enough to own five percent of the California-based company that c… Source: Engadget […]

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Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn't kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult brain surgeries like extraventricular drain placement,… Source: Engadget Link: Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain […]

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Theranos faces lawsuit from a major investor

Theranos faces lawsuit from a major investor When Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes announced that the company was shifting its focus, she said her team is lucky to have investors who believe in its mission. But there's at least one major investor who doesn't, and it has already sued the contro… Source: Engadget Link: Theranos faces […]

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No Sex Before Sports Myth Debunked: Study

No Sex Before Sports Myth Debunked: Study Go get your freak on, because athletes can officially have sex before the big game without feeling guilty. A new study from researchers published in Frontiers in Physiology claims that there “is no robust scientific evidence to indicate that sexual activity has a negative effect upon athletic results.” […]

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Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was

Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was The Fisker Karma was one of the world's hottest plug-in hybrid supercars when it debuted in 2011 – and now its creator Henrik Fisker has announced plans to launch an electric sports car with a 400-mile range next year. Meanwhile, Mercedes is taking a… Source: […]

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Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive

Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive Humanity just took one step closer to computers that mimic the brain. University of Southampton researchers have demonstrated that memristors, or resistors that remember their previous resistance, can power a neural network. The team's array of met… Source: Engadget Link: Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive

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Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate

Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about. "The semiconductor industry has long assumed that any gate below 5 nanometers wouldn't work,… Source: Engadget Link: Researchers […]

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