Rare Look Inside Tiny Mouth Wins 'Small World' Photo Contest
rotifer
October 30th, 2014
The winners of this year's Nikon Small World photo competition have been announced. The grand prize goes to a photographer who captured a rare glimpse inside of a rotifer's open mouth.
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Ghost Busters! Night-Vision Camera Touted As Paranormal Tracker
The cameras can be monitored from your smartphone.
October 29th, 2014
If you're looking for something spooky to do this Halloween, you might consider walking around the block to search for ghosts in your neighborhood.
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Chilly Record! Coldest Object on Earth Created in Lab
Scientists cooled a copper cube inside a cryostat, the first such container built that can keep substances so close to absolute zero.
October 29th, 2014
A chunk of copper became the coldest cubic meter (35.3 cubic feet) on Earth when researchers chilled it to 6 millikelvins, or six-thousandths of a degree above absolute zero (0 Kelvin).
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Images: 'Small World' Photo Contest Winners
brine shrimp
October 30th, 2014
A peek into the mouth of a microscopic animal took the top award in photo contest that honors all this small.
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Military Sets New Record for World's Fastest Microchip
DARPA world record
October 29th, 2014
A new Guinness World Record has been set for the fastest microchip ever made, officials announced Tuesday (Oct. 28).
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The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password (Op-Ed)
password, computer, security
October 28th, 2014
Malicious software designed to steal usernames and passwords has augmented phishing. If the end user could be compromised, entry through the protected gates of corporate and government systems would be easier, sometimes guaranteed.
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Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Is Humanity's 'Biggest Existential Threat'
Elon Musk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AeroAstro 100 conference on Oct. 24, 2014.
October 27th, 2014
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is concerned about artificial intelligence. In fact, the inventor of the private spaceflight company SpaceX and the car company Tesla says that with AI, "we are summoning the demon."
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Big Data is Transforming Sports
stats, statistics, big data
October 29th, 2014
The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as we know it.
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Electric Trucks Plus Drones Could Make Deliveries 'Green'
Electric Truck
October 29th, 2014
An Ohio-based company thinks it has a better idea for how to deliver packages to future online shoppers: combine drones with fuel-efficient, "green" delivery trucks.
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Mad or Sarcastic? Your Computer Might Know Someday
Computer Codes
October 28th, 2014
The software on your smartphone may be able to recognize your voice, but it probably can't pick up nuances like sarcasm or outrage. But research on how to detect opinions and attitudes in everyday speech could enable tomorrow's computers to pick up on the
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