Texas-sized plasma ‘cannonballs’ could help solve one of the sun’s biggest mysteries

The sun constantly shoots plasma into its atmosphere, creating a partially unexplained inferno. (NASA/SDO/) A battle rages on the surface of the sun. Wavy spikes shoot up to thousands of miles high, while plasma bombs explode at the edges of sunspots. Now, solar researchers may have observed another weapon in our nearest star’s arsenal: Texas-sized […]

Better testing could solve most tech problems, so why aren’t companies doing it?

The headlines are packed with stories of high-tech gadgets, apps, and video games failing to meet consumer expectations due to performance failures or otherwise disappointing features. Samsung smartphones have been exploding, Nintendo Joy-Cons eventually run into a drifting problem, and countless apps and software programs have launched riddled with bugs. Obviously, these problems exist in […]