Nubia Just Stuffed the First Active Fan Inside a Smartphone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nubia Technology is a one-time subsidiary of ZTE that’s made headlines in the last few years for its line of gaming phones. The company just announced the Red Magic 3. The device has a lot of impressive specs, including a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, a 5000mAh battery, 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz

‘Nuclear Pasta’ Inside Neutron Stars Is Strongest Material in Universe

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The physics at work inside a neutron star can be mind-bogglingly complex. The neutrons that are well-understood in the rest of the universe do strange things when exposed to such incredible pressure. A new analysis of this so-called “nuclear pasta” suggests matter inside a neutron star is the strongest material in the universe. A neutron

Scientists Use CRISPR to Block HIV Replication Inside Living Cells

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Modern medicine has made incredible progress in the treatment of HIV. Years ago, infection with HIV would almost certainly lead to developing AIDS, but treatment can now keep the disease at bay. Even with daily antiretroviral therapy (ART), the pathogen continues to hide in a patient’s cells. Researchers from Japan’s Kobe University say they’ve successfully

Here’s How the Inside of Your Gaming Console Really Works

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Whether you own a Nintendo Switch, a PS4 Pro, or an Xbox One X, you’ve got a platform capable of playing new, cutting-edge games — but what sets these machines apart from each other, or from mainstream gaming PCs? In many cases, less than you might think. Traditional PCs are designed as generalist systems with

Scientists Discover Massive Hidden Chamber Inside Great Pyramid of Giza

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Two years ago, a team of research scientists announced they would use muon tomography to explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. They planned to image internal structures that are inaccessible to researchers, and hopefully shed some light on the techniques used in its construction. What they found was

Inside Volkswagen’s Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public

When news broke of Volkswagen’s widespread use of illegal ‘defeat devices’ on its diesel vehicles back in 2015, the company sought to pin the blame on so-called ‘rogue engineers.’ This response was never remotely credible, particularly at a rigid, hierarchical company like VW, but new evidence has shed light on exactly how deep the corruption went. Most of the reporting on the story has focused on VW’s decision to adopt

One Modder’s Quest: Recreate Parts of Fallout New Vegas Inside Fallout 4

Fallout New Vegas is arguably the best of the three modern Fallout games. The plot of the game takes inspiration from the original, Black Isle version of Fallout 3 (codenamed Van Buren), and it builds on elements of the in-game universe that were introduced back in Fallout 2. At the same time, there’s no denying that New Vegas is beginning to show its age. The game launched in 2010, but

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

We didn’t get pasted by that asteroid that sailed through Wednesday, which is arguably a good thing. Discovered in 2014, it was due to pass by Earth at a close but safe distance, which it won’t do again for another 500 years. Scientists all over the world took the opportunity to make a number of radar and other observations of the asteroid, so soon we’ll have some data on its

Liquid mirror: inside the temple planned for the Moon’s south pole

Looking ahead to the “spiritual, social, and psychological needs” of lunar colonists, Jorge Mañes Rubio, the ESA’s artist in residence, wants to build a temple near the south pole of the moon. Rubio’s vision for a temple entails building a dome on the rim of the 21-km-wide Shackleton Crater. Such an effort would be an international affair, and NASA experts have already been eyeing Shackleton as a potential site for a

We can’t see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

Tepco, the utility company tasked with overseeing cleanup and waste processing for the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hit another snag this week. Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive inside than previously measured. At the time, we noted that Tepco was working on a new robot that could handle up to 73 sieverts of radiation, but the measured level