The Morning After: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hey there, did you miss us?

Hopefully your Thanksgiving wasn’t too much of a good thing, because we have even more for you today. SF’s Muni went all “Mr. Robot,” AT&T is launching IPTV and there’s big news in the world of nuclear fusion.

Hey there, did you miss us?

Hopefully your Thanksgiving wasn't too much of a good thing, because we have even more for you today. SF's Muni went all "Mr. Robot," AT&T is launching IPTV and there's big news in the world of nuclear fusion.

Nanotubes can turn water solid when it should be boiling

Scientists have long known that under the right conditions, small amounts of water can be coaxed into changing its boiling or freezing point. A pot of water takes less energy to boil on the top of Mount Everest, for instance, and liquid under …

Scientists have long known that under the right conditions, small amounts of water can be coaxed into changing its boiling or freezing point. A pot of water takes less energy to boil on the top of Mount Everest, for instance, and liquid under pressur…

Two more investors sue Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes for fraud

Two more investors have filed lawsuits (PDF) against Theranos, a few weeks after Walgreens sued the embattled startup for $140 million. This is the third one filed against the company, following the drugstore chain’s and Partner Fund Management’s (PF…

Two more investors have filed lawsuits (PDF) against Theranos, a few weeks after Walgreens sued the embattled startup for $140 million. This is the third one filed against the company, following the drugstore chain's and Partner Fund Management's (PF…

Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation… and it’s not very reassuring. They’ve determined through satellite imagery t…

When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation… and it's not very reassuring. They've determined through satellite imagery t…

Record swathes of the Great Barrier Reef died in 2016

The Great Barrier Reef lost more coral to bleaching in 2016 than in any other year on record, according to scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The northern area was hit the worst: A region spanning 435 miles at t…

The Great Barrier Reef lost more coral to bleaching in 2016 than in any other year on record, according to scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The northern area was hit the worst: A region spanning 435 miles at the tip…

Netflix’s ‘White Rabbit Project’ looks like ‘Mythbusters 2.0’

White Rabbit Project isn’t an official continuation of the Mythbusters franchise, but it’s pretty darn close. The show stars former Mythbusters members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, and it’s set to premiere on Netflix on December 9th. T…

White Rabbit Project isn't an official continuation of the Mythbusters franchise, but it's pretty darn close. The show stars former Mythbusters members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, and it's set to premiere on Netflix on December 9th. T…

Diamonds convert nuclear waste into clean batteries

Nuclear waste is normally a major environmental headache, but it could soon be a source of clean energy. Scientists have developed a method of turning that waste into batteries using diamond. If you encapsulate short-range radioactive material…

Nuclear waste is normally a major environmental headache, but it could soon be a source of clean energy. Scientists have developed a method of turning that waste into batteries using diamond. If you encapsulate short-range radioactive material in a h…

AI can create videos of the future

Loads of devices can preserve moments on camera, but what if you could capture situations that were about to happen? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think. MIT CSAIL researchers have crafted a deep learning algorithm that can create videos showi…

Loads of devices can preserve moments on camera, but what if you could capture situations that were about to happen? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. MIT CSAIL researchers have crafted a deep learning algorithm that can create videos showi…