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Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of a Single Atom

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of a Single Atom

What's the sound of one atom moving? That might sound a bit like a silly philosophical question, but actually it's a scientific puzzle that's now been solved.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 12th

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Bloomberg: HTC Is Working on an Action Camera

Bloomberg: HTC Is Working on an Action Camera

Bloomberg is reporting that HTC is planning to take a small break from churning out phones and create something different instead: a GoPro-challenging action camera.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 12th

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This majestic mess of curves and swirls isn’t modern art, but Lake Gairdner National Park in Austral

This majestic mess of curves and swirls isn't modern art, but Lake Gairdner National Park in Australia. Hot and dry in the summer but a flooded salt lake in the wet, it's perhaps most majestic when seen from this angle. [ESA]

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Jamie Condliffe

September 12th

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Low Gravity Makes Astronauts Fall Over

Low Gravity Makes Astronauts Fall Over

In the good old days of moonwalks, NASA astronauts fell over quite a lot. But they weren't being clumsy or struggling with their suits: despite what you might think, low gravity actually makes it harder for astronauts to say upright.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 11th

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Isn’t it just adorable how our little 5S just grew into his new case?

Isn't it just adorable how our little 5S just grew into his new case? [Doghouse Diaries]

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Jamie Condliffe

September 11th

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This Footbridge Spins Open on Two Giant Wheels to Let Boats Pass

This Footbridge Spins Open on Two Giant Wheels to Let Boats Pass

If you ever find yourself outside the Brazilian headquarters of pharmaceutical company Bayer, you're in for a treat—because you'll get to walk across the beautiful, innovative bridge.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 11th

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Conan Has Worked Out Why All Apple Jingles Sound the Same

Have you ever noticed how all of Apple's product videos seems to have really very similar tinkly piano music? Well, Conan thinks he's worked out why.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 11th

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Qualcomm’s New Budget Snapdragon Chip Will Give Everyone LTE

Qualcomm's New Budget Snapdragon Chip Will Give Everyone LTE

Qualcomm has announced that its latest entry-level smartphone system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 210, will be cheap enough to appear in sub-$100 off-contract handsets—and it even offers LTE.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 11th

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The New iPhones Aren’t Quite as Skinny as You Think They Are

The New iPhones Aren't Quite as Skinny as You Think They Are

The new, larger iPhones sure are lovely and their bigger screens are complemented by slimmer frames, too. But some of the images that Apple showed yesterday are a little deceiving: those new phones aren't perhaps quite as skinny as you might think.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 10th

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This Prototype Building Changes Shape in the Heat

This Prototype Building Changes Shape in the Heat

Imagine a building that expands to provide a more airy space in the warmth but contracts to reduce heating bills when it gets cold. Well, that's almost what this prototype, called, Translated Geometries, is designed to do.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 10th

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