The Universe

The Universe Is Flat — Now What?

The Hubble Space Telescope accumulated approximately 555 hours of exposure time to capture this Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image. The area shown represents a seemingly empty patch...
the Shivers

Why Fingernails on a Chalkboard Sound Gives You the Shivers

If you're like most people, you probably can't stand the Shivers sound of fingernails scraping across a blackboard. You're probably cringing just thinking about it. This ear-piercing...
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4 New Superheavy Chemical Elements Have Official Names

4 New Superheavy Elements Have Official Names. Four new chemical elements now have official names and symbols, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced...
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New robot boasts unprecedented vertical agility

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley say their new robot boasts is the most vertically agile yet created. The small robot can perform several vertical jumps...
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Scientists find new ‘microprotein’ hiding in human genome

Researchers at Yale University have discovered a new "microprotein" hiding inside the human genome. Microproteins are proteins too small to be observed using traditional biochemical analysis techniques.Scientists...

Flying Robotic Ambulance Completes First Solo Test Flight

A new automated, flying ambulance completed its first solo flight, offering a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions.Completing such missions in rough terrain or combat...
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Scientists attempt to measure what makes a voice unique

Speaker's voice of the two of the questions Patricia Keating and Jody Kreiman, linguistics researchers at UCLA, are trying to answer in their most recent study.Voice...
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Heaton and Linton aim to challenge typical notions of physical space

Jena, Germany is known as The City of Light, and is home to the project called "Light Walk". It is not without reason that Jena is called...
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MacBook Pro 2016: 16 GB RAM Limit Blamed On Intel Skylake Chips

The MacBook Pro 2016 has been a disappointment for some, particularly in the area of chipset and RAM count. Apple’s Phil Schiller explains the reason behind though...
artificial intelligence

DeepMind’s lip-reading artificial intelligence

DeepMind's lip-reading artificial intelligenceA team of artificial intelligence researchers at Alphabet-owned DeepMind are training computers to read people's lips, with accuracy that rivals some of the world's...

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