The Case Against The College Football Playoff – NPR

Alabama running back Derrick Henry celebrates with teammates and reporters after the College Football Playoff national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers earlier this year. Icon Sports Wire/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Icon Sports Wire/Corbis via Getty Images Alabama running back Derrick Henry celebrates with teammates and …

Alex Tanney Promoted, Marcus Mariota to IR – Titansonline.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans have promoted quarterback Alex Tanney from the practice squad to the team’s 53-man roster. Tanney will serve as the team’s back-up for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Matt Cassel will start for the Titans after starter Marcus Mariota suffered a fractured right fibula in Saturday’s loss to the Jaguars. Mariota was …

Wolverine-inspired material could help robots self-heal – New Atlas

Self-healing is an increasingly common ability in the world of new materials, with a wide range of gels and polymers potentially lending their talents to electronic circuits, paints and even spaceship hulls. Now, researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent material that can not only repair itself, but act as an ionic conductor, opening the possibility …

South Korea fines Qualcomm $854 million for violating competition laws

By Se Young Lee and Stephen Nellis SEJONG, South Korea/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – South Korea’s antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won ($854 million) for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever …

Comet U1 NEOWISE—a possible binocular comet?

Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE on December 23rd as seen from Jauerling, Austria. Credit: Michael Jäger Well, it looks like we’ll close out 2016 without a great ‘Comet of the Century.’ One of the final discoveries of the year did, however, grab our attention, and may present a challenging target through early 2017: Comet U1 NEOWISE. …