Samsung Galaxy Note7 – Even the Replacement Phone Catches Fire on Southwest Plane !

The Samsung-saga continues. A plane was evacuated this morning after a Samsung Galaxy Note7 began smoking in a passenger’s pocket. The worst thing? This was a replacement phone from Samsung.Brian Green certainly wasn’t expecting this when he settled into his morning flight today. Following flight crew instructions to turn off his phone, it was in his pocket when it...

Listen to the Recently Restored ‘First Record of Computer Generated Music’

Researchers recently restored the first recorded electronic music, on a computer produced by Alan Turing, who was a genius pioneer, mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and theoretical biologist as well and famous for breaking the Enigma Code. Researcher duo Jack Copeland and Jason Long say that the restoration process of the 1951 recorded music wasn’t easy at all.“A key problem...

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to nanotech trio

Three European scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their designs and uses of nanotechnology.Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa developed molecules with controllable movements. The Nobel Prize council lauded their creations as “revolutionary.”“The 2016 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have miniaturized machines and taken chemistry to a new dimension,” the Royal...

Top Five Things You Should Know About Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL

Yesterday, Google unleashed an avalanche of new information about its first-ever smartphone. The Pixel and Pixel XL are just the next step in Google’s in-house hardware development. Google markets the phones as a strictly in-house operation, despite HTC constructing the phones.What do you need to know before you preorder a Pixel?1) Pixel costs just as much as other...

And the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to… Cannibalism?

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work in autophagy, or how cells ‘eat’ themselves.Autophagy – from the Greek auto (self) and phagein (to eat) – describes the process by which your cells ‘digest’ their unneeded proteins and other materials through internal recycling mechanisms. The Guardian reports that this critical process prevents cancerous growths, wards off infections, and...

Listen to the Recently Restored ‘First Record of Computer Generated Music’

Researchers recently restored the first recorded electronic music, on a computer produced by Alan Turing, who was a genius pioneer, mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and theoretical biologist as well and famous for breaking the Enigma Code. Researcher duo Jack Copeland and Jason Long say that the restoration process of the 1951 recorded music wasn’t easy at all.“A key problem...

History’s 10 Worst Engineering Failures – Part 2

Here’s the second half of Interesting Engineering’s list of the 10 worst engineering failures. As with the previous list, we’re defining engineering disasters as material failures or design flaws. These could be the result of insufficient knowledge or training, underestimations, or general human error.Again, this list is placed in chronological order.6. Hyatt Regency Hotel walkway collapse – 1981On July...

History’s 10 Worst Engineering Failures: Part 1

For this list, we’re defining engineering disasters as material failures or design flaws. These could be the result of insufficient knowledge or training, underestimations, or general human error.This list is placed in chronological order.1.The Vasa – 1628In 1626, Sweden sought to impress the known world with their new ship – The Vasa. The ship held 64 cannons, was...

Dance of Dimension and Measure, A Quick Perspective by Kevin Wisbith

YouTuber Kevin Wisbith wants to size up reality in an exciting new way.Wisbith, an experienced fan Adobe Photoshop, uses the tool to craft pictures and give a new perspective to a landmark’s size and scale. The pictures are not only visually stunning; they touch on how viewers perceive the world around them. Thus, Wisbith’s series “A Quick Perspective”...

Childhood Restored: Nintendo plans to release smaller version of classic NES

Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System over 30 years ago. This year, it’s releasing the classic console in a miniaturized version: the NES Classic Edition.This little box would literally be a game-changer.You can preorder one here. The systems cost $60 and fit in the palm of your hand.The classic includes 30 NES games, including favorites like Super Mario...