Galaxy S9 Specs

Upcoming Samsung devices may make water bounce right off

By on September 27, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

Upcoming Samsung devices may make water bounce right off

If we can overlook the unmitigated disaster that is the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has, by and large, had a pretty good year. The company’s S7 lineup proved to be extremely popular both with reviewers and consumers, and leaks surrounding next year’s Galaxy S8 are pretty intriguing.

As we highlighted earlier today, some rumors claim that the S8 will feature a 5.2-inch 4K display and will come jam-packed with a 3.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 6GB of RAM and more.

But the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t the only Samsung smartphone we’ve seen make waves in the rumor mill this week. According to a report from TechRadar, Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy S9 may take water resistance to the next level thanks to a recent deal the company recently inked with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an R&D lab that falls under the purview of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

SpaceX reveals the Interplanetary Transport System, the project that will take us to Mars

By on September 27, 2016 at 2:14 PM.

SpaceX reveals the Interplanetary Transport System, the project that will take us to Mars

Just minutes before Elon Musk begins his talk in Mexico to discuss the colonization of Mars, SpaceX has shared a video showing off the newly-rebranded Interplanetary Transport System (ITS). The ITS was previously known as the Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT), but SpaceX changed the name after discovering that the system would be able to travel “well beyond Mars,” making the previous moniker obsolete.

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Scientists name new species of flatworm after President Obama

By on September 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Scientists name new species of flatworm after President Obama

A flatworm that infects freshwater turtles in Malaysia has been given a presidential name: Baracktrema obamai.

The newly-discovered worm, or blood fluke, inhabits the lungs of turtles that live in three Malaysian states, according a study describing the new species that waspublished in the Journal of Parasitology in August. (Flukes are part of the flatworms phylum, in terms of taxonomy.)

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Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery

By on September 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery

Some 37 years after the deadliest known release of anthrax spores in history in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, American scientists have sequenced the genome of anthrax DNA from the bodies of two people who died in the 1979 accident.

The study by scientists at Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) used deep DNA sequencing methods to recreate the genome of the anthrax spores that infected 77 people living near the Soviet anthrax production facility, 66 of whom died when a tiny amount of anthrax spores — between a few milligrams and a gram, or one-thirtieth of an ounce — escaped from a military facility known as Military Compound 19.

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Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border

By on September 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border

Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza.

“This is the future — the border is a very dangerous place,” an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) official told FoxNews.com, citing the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), snipers, anti-tank missiles and terrorist tunnels. “Sending unmanned vehicles to do these patrols means that troops lives’ are not at risk.”

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SpaceX Explosion Video

Jaw-dropping video shows the moment SpaceX’s rocket goes up in flames

By on September 1, 2016 at 2:29 PM.

Jaw-dropping video shows the moment SpaceX’s rocket goes up in flames

Earlier today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket undergoing testing for a launch on Saturday exploded. Video footage at the time just showed a plume of black smoke from miles away, but the first video from the launchpad tells a far more dramatic tale.

The rocket underwent what scientists delicately call a “static fire anomoly” — basically, the rocket was being test-fired on the launchpad, something critical failed, and–well, you can see the result.

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A brief history of SpaceX rockets going boom

By on September 1, 2016 at 12:27 PM.

A brief history of SpaceX rockets going boom

SpaceX is the fastest-innovating space company out there, and also the most public about conducting all of its testing in the public eye. But as a result, when things go wrong, they go wrong publicly.

This morning’s explosion of a Falcon 9 on the pad was an unexpected setback for SpaceX, but it’s hardly the first time one of its rockets has had an unplanned violent disassembly.

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Harvard scientists develop first autonomous soft robot

By on August 25, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Harvard scientists develop first autonomous soft robot

Meet the octobot, a unique new creation out of Harvard that the university says could be the first step in a new kind of bot.

This totally soft robot has eight movable legs, just like its flesh-and-blood marine cousin, which was the inspiration for the device.

Created partially through 3-D printing, the octobot is autonomous, according to Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Its power source is hydrogen peroxide, which together with a catalyst of platinum, creates gas that travels into the bot’s appendages to move them.

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World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

By on August 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

The developer of the world’s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.

Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.

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Jellyfish Squid Artificial Skin Material

New ‘jellyfish’ material means the Apple store will always know about your water damage

By on August 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

New ‘jellyfish’ material means the Apple store will always know about your water damage

Jellyfish and squids are inspiring creatures of the sea and researchers already created a material that mimics some of the properties of their skins. The material could be used to display hidden messages, such as telling an Apple genius that your iPhone was submerged in liquid for a certain amount of time, regardless of what your version of the story is.

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