Stronger than aluminum, a heavily altered wood cools passively

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New Paper Confirms Near-Room-Temperature Superconductivity in Wild, Hydrogen-Rich Material

A team of physicists has published peer-reviewed <a href="https://press.nature.com/wp-content/uploads/files/2019/05/41586_2019_1201_OnlinePDF_300Eremets.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" onclick="window.ga('s... G2Reader / kenmay /

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Secures $48.6 Million Contract in Las Vegas Despite Embarrassing Demonstration...

The city of Las Vegas has approved a $ 48.6 million contract for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground transit line that’s scheduled to be completed...

HP adds a wood option to its Envy laptops

Following on from the stylish business casual, leather-clad Spectre Folio, HP is... G2Reader / kenmay /

2Doom: free 2D Doom demake

2Doom is a 2D demake of the classic first-person shooter Doom, featuring faithfully-drawn sprites in a side-scrolling arcade adventure. Despite its cute pixel art, prepare for an intens... G2Reader...

FDA safety scandal: 50K hidden reports of heart device malfunctioning

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In A World First, Scientists Change Snail’s Shell-Coiling Direction With CRISPR

"Most snails are 'righties'. Now scientists have found genes that can change the shell coiling direction, " writes the New York Times. ( Non-paywalled version here ) ...

Intel’s Core i9-9900KS CPU can run all eight cores at 5GHz

It wouldn't be Computex if Intel didn't have some sort of geek-friendly CPU reve... G2Reader / kenmay /

How to Get the Beautiful ‘Quake II RTX’ Re-release for Free

The classic first-person shooter Quake II is getting re-released with some awesome graphical updates. Better yet, it’ll be completely free for you to download starting on June 6—though you’re...

How the World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World

This week the world's first and only digital circuit breaker was certified for commercial use. The technology, invented by Atom Power, has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the...