Sorry, Mr. Prime Minister, Apple didn’t kill Nokia


Finland’s prime minister Alexander Stubb is getting attention for a CNBC appearance yesterday where he – perhaps in jest – blamed Apple for the collapse of two of Finland’s main industries: Nokia’s mobile phone business, and the paper sector. “We have two industrial problems –...


Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details


Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s insatiable demand for power. Dubbed the compact fusion...


iPhone Encryption and the Return of the Crypto Wars


Last week, Apple announced that it is closing a serious security vulnerability in the iPhone. It used to be that the phone’s encryption only protected a small amount of the data, and Apple had the ability to bypass security on the rest of it. From...


NASA to Put Astronauts in Deep Sleep for Mars Mission?


A NASA-backed study is exploring the feasibility of lowering the cost of a human expedition to Mars by putting the astronauts in deep sleep. The deep sleep, called torpor, would reduce astronauts’ metabolic functions with existing medical procedures. “Therapeutic torpor has been around in theory...