A test of high-bandwidth optical communications from lunar orbiter to Earth stations succeeds.
If you thought a blob of oil is a good-for-nothing, useless, errr, blob, here’s a video that will make you think again.
For Apple events, the thrill isn’t gone, but it’s starting to fade.
Two experimental Twitter “apps” that create a personalized, private feed of recommendations could be joined by many more.
Spark Therapeutics hopes to commercialize multiple gene-based treatments developed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Noise maps are notoriously time-consuming and expensive to make. Unless you crowdsource the data from smartphones, say Australian engineers.
Thanks to Google, Minecraft players can now toy with quantum teleportation and Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.”
Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade. But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more.