materials

This new synthetic material is nearly as durable as diamonds

Apart from their luxury connotation, diamonds are also desired for their far more tangible, useful property—being the hardest material on Earth. The glittering mineral’s durability measures somewhere between 70 and 150 gigapascals (GPa), making it…



Netflix will let users keep their final DVDs for free

Although it’s easy to forget, Netflix was originally a mail-order DVD rental service—and that business still exists, at least for a few more weeks. Back in April, the streaming giant announced that it would be…