Happy birthday, Internet! You may be turning 45 today, but we swear you don’t look a day over 30. And not to embarrass you, but we thought we’d celebrate by sharing some of your baby photos. Or, more accurately, perhaps some of your sonograms.
Above, is the log book from UCLA documenting the first host-to-host connection of the ARPANET, the precursor to our modern internet. It was 10:30pm on October 29, 1969. The first message ever sent? "LO." They were trying to type LOGIN, but it crashed before they could finish.
Los Angeles is a big place—over 400 square miles. Even though it's home to the country's largest urban park, many of its residents don't have easy access to public green space—or they might not know where the nearest one is. A new "interactive interpretive" urban trail system hopes to close that distance, while…
The identification of the DNA markers associated with aging has brought us one step closer to the ever-elusive Fountain of Youth. UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath just published details about the discovery, and says that this could actually lead to drugs that reverse the process of aging.
There are surprisingly few documents from 1969 that mark the birth of the internet. We have some notes scribbled on a pad of paper, and a few newspaper articles after the fact. But there weren't any reporters parked outside of 3420 Boelter Hall at UCLA on October 29, 1969 to witness that historic moment when the…
The mechanical computers of yesterday may have been enormous, difficult to program, and amazingly clunky—but they sure were beautiful to watch in action. Released theatrically by Popular Science on August 6, 1948, this short film played before Paramount Pictures movies and demonstrated to the public how computers were…
Every meal can be a minefield when you suffer from severe food allergies. So researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a sort of mine detector for food that's able to analyze, detect, and warn a user about food allergens before they dig in.
A core tenet of the human "fight or flight" response begs the question, is this guy bigger than me? A recent study suggests that answer depends on if he's wielding or not. Turns out, our brains might give a subconscious size advantage to opponents if they're holding a weapon.
That taco you just ate may not have smelled suspect but if it harbored e coli you could be in for a few days of food poisoning. A new phone-based imaging device could one day spot the gut-busting bugs before they make you sick.
*Restrictions may apply. Someone get me my whiskey-drinking cap, I'm gonna live forever! Wait, whaddya mean it only works for worms?!?!
Don't bother with morphine the next time you are in pain. All you need is a healthy dose of love to make yourself feel better in an instant.
Just when I thought I could get away with saying I was 25 and holding, scientists from UCLA had to design a test that can accurately predict my age from trace amounts of saliva. Just great.
Those Angeleno academics over at UCLA (along with a few others) were smug enough to suggest on Twitter that some tracking algorithm to come from the halls of Westwood in 2009, could have sped up the hunt for Osama.
This is 3420 Boelter Hall in UCLA. Looks cool and decidedly 1970s, right? Long manes, gnarly mustaches and vintage technology cabinets. What were they doing in there? Turns out, this is where the Internet was born.
It's not often a student actually gets to create their idea, let alone have the US Department of Defense sponsor it. But Cornell University student Jennifer Keane's cloth mask could have major impact on the army; firefighters and countless other professions.
Keisuke Goda's team at UCLA have built the fastest camera ever, which takes an upwards of a whopping 6.1 million pictures per second, at a shutter speed of 440 trillionths of a second.
Scientists at UCLA modded an ordinary phone into a portable blood analyzer that can detect diseases at a very low cost. The hack could save lives in poorer areas that can't afford expensive equipment.
A new system devised by a pair of UCLA students could well bring democracy to music selection at parties. The two scientists have created a software-and-antennae combo that currently works on laptops, scanning people's music collections, grabbing the most popular tunes from guests' MP3 players and adding them to the…