Jason KennedyContributor, PCWorld

Jason is a systems administrator living in Seattle. When he's not up to his elbows in a server, he's up to his elbows in the latest electronics or technology news, or trying out languages like Dart and Ruby.

Quantum Dots Could Protect Spacecraft From Missiles

Advances in nanotechnology could protect satellites and other spacecraft from missile attacks--and it sounds like something out of science fiction.

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Where's Russia's Missing Spacecraft?

Russia's Phobos Grunt space probe crashed to the Earth some time last week...and nobody knows where it ended up.

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Hydraulic Fracturing: What the Frack Are We Doing to the Planet? [Updated]

Geologists are looking into whether recent earthquakes in Ohio are a by-product of fracking by energy companies.

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It’s Over for Humanity: Hybrid Sharks Found

OK, humanity isn't quite doomed, but scientists have found sharks that cross-bred with other varieties of sharks.

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Get Your Tiny PC on: Raspberry Pi Will Be Ready Early in 2012

The long awaited RaspberryPi mini PC is coming early next year, according to its makers.

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Use Google Voice for Android to Slash Your Smartphone Bill

Looking to lower your cellular bill? Here's how to use Google Voice and Groove IP to reduce your monthly costs--or even cut cell service altogether.

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Wrap Your Phone in Tin Foil: Massive Solar Storm Is Coming

Our sun is ramping up its solar activity right about now: Look for an increase in solar storms in the next couple years.

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Lego Particle Collider Looks Awesome, Won't Find Higgs Boson Anytime Soon

Lego? In my particle collidor? Well, not exactly. But this Large Hadron Collider re-creation will impress just about any physics--or Lego--geek.

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Microsoft Kinect for Windows: It’s Coming

Gamers and programmers, get ready: Microsoft announces that a Windows version of the Kinect controller will come in 2012.

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How to Revert Your Android Smartphone to a Stock ROM

Running a custom ROM on your Android phone, and worried that you'll miss out on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)? We'll show you how to bring your smartphone back to the stock Gingerbread ROM and prepare for the update.

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IBM Simulates 4.5% of the Human Brain; Skynet Is Next

Computers can't quite match human brains...yet, but new research from IBM shows that computers may catch up to us sooner or later...

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Tractor Beams in Space: The Next Awesome

A researcher at Ohio State University may have figured out the science behind tractor beams. But don't expect something out of Star Wars just yet...

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Adventures in Brickdom: Installing Windows 8 on a CR48

We try to get Windows 8 to run on the CR48 without breaking something. Read on for the exciting details.

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Cars Running on Ammonia? It's More Likely Than You Think

Forget hybrids or hydrogen fuel cells; if these researchers get their way, the car of the future could be powered by ammonia.

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Learn to Program With Codecademy

Want to be a coder or programmer? Look no further than Codecademy, a site that guides you through various programming languages

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