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The solar-powered town: a dream for the environment – or a wildlife nightmare?

Florida real estate has a bad habit of reflecting the boom-and-bust cycles of the US economy but Babcock Ranch, a new development opening early next year and designed to be the world’s first solar-powered town, is hoping it can provide the Sunshine state with a model for sustainable living.<p>That, at …

Conservation

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels just downhill from her modest house and hung a Tesla Powerwall backup battery on her basement wall, to …

Clean Energy

Dollar slips as investors question whether Trump can deliver growth

The dollar declined Monday as market participants waited to see if the administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump can deliver new pro-growth …

Genetic editing could rob world of creative geniuses like Thomas Edison or Tennessee Williams

Genetic editing to cure future generations of disease and mental disorders could rob the world of the creative geniuses who have transformed society, it has been claimed.<p>Next year, the first large trials will begin in the US and China to tweak the genes of patients suffering from cancer - a …

Genetics

2016 December 26 - NGC 6357: Stellar Wonderland

<b>NGC 6357: Stellar Wonderland</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> <i>X-ray:</i> NASA/CXC/PSU/L. Townsley et al; <i>Optical:</i> UKIRT; <i>Infrared:</i> NASA/JPL-Caltech<p><b>Explanation:</b> For reasons …

Cosmology

Sri Lankan church service prints Tupac rap lyrics by accident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christmas carols aren't supposed to have lyrics like "revenge is like the sweetest joy, next to getting p***y."<p>But that's exactly what churchgoers in Sri Lanka saw in booklets at a carol service on December 11.<p>What they expected was the words to the Hail Mary, a common Christian prayer. …

Sri Lanka

Just got a new Android smartphone? Here are a few apps you should download right away

If you just opened up your first Android smartphone this morning, odds are you’re having a blast using it. However, you’re also likely on the hunt for some new apps to test out along with it. We feature a selection of Android apps each month, but today we’d like to feature a few more apps that any …

Apps

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

Florida Uber driver kills attempted robber while driving passenger to airport

Early Sunday morning an Uber driver shot and killed an armed attempted robber in Aventura, Florida, while taking a passenger to the airport.<p>According …

The Theology of Firearms, Viking Hegemony, and Karate for Christ

<i>Have a question for Matt Labash? Ask him at</i> askmattlabash@gmail.com <i>or click</i> here<i>.</i><p><b>Dear Matt,</b><p><b>Word has it that Liberty University, home of the Falwells,</b> …

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

Found: Stunning vintage photos of the American Dream - CNN Style

Vintage

Crystal castles: the first snowflake photos – in pictures

In the 1880s, Wilson Bentley pioneered snowflake photography by attaching a camera to a microscope – and opened up a world of intricate beauty

Photography

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

The rights alone to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy cost $250 million.<p>4:43 p.m. Today4:43 p.m. March 20, 2018<p>‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver …

Magic Hour is a New VR Photography Simulator

London-based design studio Wolf in Motion has launched Magic Hour, a new VR experience that lets you do advanced photography in a virtual …

How to Make a Virtual Reality Home Movie

I have been making my own Virtual Reality (VR) videos for eight months, using two different cameras.<p>The first was a Ricoh Theta M15 camera that I …

Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Allows the Most Detailed, Intimate Digital Surveillance Yet

“Why do I look like Justin Timberlake?”<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on stage wearing a virtual reality headset, feigning surprise at an …

Virtual Reality

Space Adventure & Galaxy Expedition 360 Video Archive 3

Space Adventure & Galaxy Expedition 360 VR Video Archive 3<p>360 VR footage of the Milky Way over Knob Lakes Alaska<p>Asteroid Impact Mission VR …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People With Depression Find Drug-Free Relief

When most people think of virtual reality (VR), their minds go to video games and being able to be in the middle of the action that right now they …

Somebody just hacked Google Daydream VR to make it work it with an iPhone

Android-compatible Google Daydream controller hacked to work with iPhone<p>With Google announcing many new features in Android 7.0 Nougat, Apple iPhone …

Virtual Reality