In the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman, the evil queen Ravenna tries to restore her youth by sucking her step-daughter dry. It's a popular trope in Hollywood. But could the vampires have got it right after all?
Today, Dubai International Airport announced that it's reached a milestone. It is now the busiest airport in the world for international travelers, a claim that has long belonged to Heathrow, in London.
In an experiment that could nearly double the rate of solar energy conversion from 32 to 60 percent, scientists in Switzerland have used the super-material graphene to convert a single photon into many electrons to produce an electric current.
When Time Magazine reports that “Researchers make Super Mario self-aware,” of course IO9 has to come along and rain on everyone’s parade. From the IO9 article: Super Mario has been imbued with a fairly sophisticated artificial intelligence program...
Ambiq Micro, a semiconductor company in Austin, Texas, has been working for the last five years to build a lower-power chip by applying to silicon a technology that has been used in quartz wristwatches.
Back in 79 AD, Italy’s Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying several Roman towns along the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, and causing an estimated 16,000 deaths. Famously, the eruption was so fast that it essentially “froze” entire...
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), planned to be launched in August 2017 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is designed to discover thousands of exoplanets.