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Engineers Own the Future—and Maybe Even Us Engineers Own the Future—and Maybe Even Us

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. But as mechanical, electrical and computational systems have become increasingly complex, the control of everyday life is increasingly in the hands of those that build it—the engineers.

Tiny Metallic Pixels Could Make Pictures That Never Fade Tiny Metallic Pixels Could Make Pictures That Never Fade

With time, paint and pictures lose their intensity. But tiny metallic pixels could be used to create vivid images and paintwork that never lose their lustre—and the resulting pictures are becoming more detailed than ever.

The Beautiful Birth of a New Star The Beautiful Birth of a New Star

Welcome to the Universe, IRAS 14568-6304. There’s no catchy name for this particular stellar object, because it’s too new to have been given one.

Nazi Teleprinter From World War II Bought on eBay for $15 Nazi Teleprinter From World War II Bought on eBay for $15

Sometimes you can find a real gem on eBay. The UK’s National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park certainly did: It spotted a Nazi teleprinter used during the war for sale on the site and bought it for just $15.

Intel's Insane New Desktop CPU Has Ten Cores and Costs $1,700 Intel's Insane New Desktop CPU Has Ten Cores and Costs $1,700

If you need raw power in your desktop PC, Intel’s new CPU will be just the ticket. The new Extreme Edition of its regular Core i7 chip has 10 cores, each running at up to 3.5GHz—but it’ll cost you.

Iran Demands Social Media Sites Store Data Within Its Borders Iran Demands Social Media Sites Store Data Within Its Borders

Iran has announced that all social media sites must store any data relating to Iranian citizens only on servers inside the country’s borders.

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into tiny little JPG files, and even powering your noise-canceling headphones. Here’s how it works.

What It Might Be Like to Get Fired on Mars What It Might Be Like to Get Fired on Mars

Losing your job sucks. Losing your job when you live on the Red Planet could really, really suck. This short imagines what it might be like.

John Oliver Would Like Someone to Invent These Things John Oliver Would Like Someone to Invent These Things

John Oliver runs a regular segment called “How Is This Still a Thing?”, but he’s decided to turn it on its head. So “How Is This Not a Thing?” describes the things that Oliver would like see invented—preferably as soon as possible.

Asus Just Announced a MacBook Clone and Adorable Home Robot Asus Just Announced a MacBook Clone and Adorable Home Robot

Asus has had a busy morning announcing a slew of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan. Here are some of the highlights—including a super skinny new MacBook rival and an insanely cute house robot.

The World's Biggest Ever Math Proof Is a Whopping 200TB The World's Biggest Ever Math Proof Is a Whopping 200TB

If you think you had a hard time filling out pages of algebra at school, spare a thought for the three mathematicians who have just published the world’s largest ever proof. It takes up 200TB of storage space.

Facebook Will Now Track You and Force Feed You Ads Even If You Don't Use It Facebook Will Now Track You and Force Feed You Ads Even If You Don't Use It

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.

This Dude Photoshops Suits on to Cuban Passport Photos for a Living This Dude Photoshops Suits on to Cuban Passport Photos for a Living

Lian Marrero has an unusual job. When a customer arrives at his studio, he takes their photograph in whatever they happen to be wearing. Then, he fires up phot0-editing software, so his subject can leave looking smarter in print than in person.

What Happens When Space and Fashion Collide What Happens When Space and Fashion Collide

Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science Museum yesterday.

Acer's New Transforming Laptops Are a Cheap and Cheerful 2-in-1 Acer's New Transforming Laptops Are a Cheap and Cheerful 2-in-1

If you’re hard up and in the market for a tablet-come-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer’s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are pretty damn cheap.

Vietnam Allegedly Restricted Facebook Access During Obama Visit Vietnam Allegedly Restricted Facebook Access During Obama Visit

It was a big deal for the people of Vietnam when the President of the United States visited their country earlier this week. But sadly, posting about the event on Facebook proved rather difficult.

A Little Box Like This Should Tell Us What Life Is Like on the Asteroid Didymoon A Little Box Like This Should Tell Us What Life Is Like on the Asteroid Didymoon

You’re looking at a half-scale model of the European Space Agency’s appropriately adorable-sounding Mascot-2 asteroid lander. Come 2022, a device like this will give us an unprecedented glimpse into what it’s like on an asteroid.

Look at the World's Biggest Sponge, Which Is Over 11 Feet Long Look at the World's Biggest Sponge, Which Is Over 11 Feet Long

This sponge could fill a room in your home. The world’s largest, it was found in the depths of the seas near the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Microsoft Is Banning Your Dumb Passwords Microsoft Is Banning Your Dumb Passwords

When it comes to choosing passwords, a lot of us are very, very dumb. But Microsoft may have a solution to our stupidity: It has plans to create a dynamically updated list of moronic passwords that it won’t let you use.

Solar Impulse Has Made It to Pennsylvania Solar Impulse Has Made It to Pennsylvania

Overnight, Solar Impulse safely touched down at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania. That’s another 650 miles ticked off of its bid to circumnavigate the globe using only solar energy.

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