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We May Have an Entirely New Source of Energy - "Flammable Ice"

China’s Digging<p>Since the industrialization of coal, the world has sourced much of its energy from fossil fuels. While the global energy landscape has …

Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant

(Reuters) - Mobile phone apps took center stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system.<p>Addressing an audience of thousands …

Artificial Intelligence

For the First Time Ever, a Robot Performed an Operation Inside a Human Eye

Steady Hands<p>If you consume a lot of science fiction content, you’ve no doubt noticed the widespread use of robots in flicks set in some futuristic …

Earth Just Passed 410 PPM CO2 Levels for the First Time in Human History

Breaking Dangerous Records<p>On April 18, Earth breached its latest climate change milestone. For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon …

The Next Earth May Be Even Closer Than We Imagined

Discovering Proxima B<p>In August 2016, researchers discovered a potentially habitable planet about the same size as Earth orbiting the closest stellar …

Space

2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

It’s Getting Hot in Here<p>It was the hottest year on record in 2014…and then again in 2015…and that’s right, you guessed it, again in 2016. For the …

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

Going Green<p>When it comes to the environment, greener is generally better. Except of course, when it comes to ecosystems that are specifically defined …

Global Warming

Alien or Natural: Strangest Sounds & Signals Detected from Space

Space is filled with noise; inaudible frequencies of radiation that carry the secrets of the universe. The question is, are they alien or are they …

Elon Musk: The Model 3 Will Have an Entirely Unique Display System

Designed for Autonomy<p>When a car is intended to function autonomously, it doesn’t need a heads-up display. That’s what Elon Musk thinks, anyway.<p>When …

New Spinal Cord Treatment Lets Paralyzed Man Stand for the First Time in Years

Giant Steps For Humankind<p>Researchers at the Mayo Clinic successfully used intense physical therapy and electrical stimulation on the spinal cord to …

A Video Game That Finally Engages with Death and Succeeds

Facing personal loss and existential terror with a demo for the upcoming What Remains of Edith Finch.<p>So many video games are about killing, but they rarely engage with the fear or experience of death in an honest way. They numb players to one of the only certain and terrifying facts of life through …

Numb

Man sleeping with charging iPhone suffers severe burns

Commentary: An Alabama man wakes, his dog tag makes contact with the charger and he gets a severe electric jolt.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>"I just thought that's how you die."<p>These were the words of 32-year-old Wiley Day to WAAY-TV …

Burns

These High-Tech Glasses Will Give You Superhuman Vision

Tetrachromatic Shades<p>It can be impossible for humans to tell apart very similar colors. But, with a new pair of tetrachromatic glasses created by …

3,000 of the World's Smartest Minds Have Come Together to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Vital Partners<p>Science and politics are irrevocably intertwined. From whether or not we should conduct research using embryonic stem cells to whether …

The World's Fastest Jet Will Fly You From L.A. To Sydney in 6 Hours

$33 Million Baby Boom<p>Right now, the fastest nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Sydney is 15 hours. The Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 aims to make it in a …

Star Trek's Holodeck: from science fiction to a new reality

Many of the technological advances predicted in Star Trek’s fictional universe have become reality, such as the mobile communicator and hand-held …

Tardigrades Can Turn Themselves Into Glass to Survive Extreme Conditions

Tardigrades are one of the internet’s favorite microscopic animals. Also known as “water bears,” due to their adorable teddy bear-esque appearance, …

Alibaba gets serious in Southeast Asia in preparation for battle with Amazon

Done betting, Alibaba is getting down to work in Southeast Asia as it bids to lead the region’s promising e-commerce space and maximize its early mover advantage over Amazon .<p>Alibaba became the first major international player to enter Southeast Asia, a region with more than 600 million cumulative …

Here's a look at some of the cool new emojis coming in the June update

The Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization responsible for the development of the Unicode standard, has outlined the new emoji set to appear in the Emoji 5.0 update coming in June.<p>The update will include 47 never-before-seen emojis — including dinosaurs, a genie, a forward-facing giraffe, a …

Unicode

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it’s not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby — it even lets you “wave” at them and gives you the option to send a message …

Walmart is opening its own tech incubator in Silicon Valley

Like Target and Amazon, Walmart is trying to figure out what the future of retail looks like. The company already bought up startups like Jet.com and clothing store ModCloth to better compete online, but Walmart's next move will invest some of its sizable coffers directly in the next generation of …

NASA Plans To Turn The Largest Object in Our Solar System into a Telescope

A Solar Scope<p>Each day we get closer to exploring farther reaches of our solar system and universe. We have come incredibly far and seem to make …

200 MPH Electric "Supercars" Have Officially Arrived

A New Level of Electric<p>Singapore is set to become home to one of the world’s coolest supercars, and it’s electric. Vanda Electrics presented a model …

China Is Making Futuristic Space Rockets That Launch From Planes

Space Rockets, the Chinese Way<p>China wants to take a shortcut in sending their rockets into space. Instead of the usual take off from the ground, …

NASA Has Plans to Give Mars a "Magnetic Shield" to Enable Human Colonization

Building Mars<p>At the forefront of modern space exploration looms the possibility of manned missions to Mars. From the ambitious schemes of Elon Musk, …

Virtual Reality May Be The Key To Curing The Mental Health Epidemic

Virtual reality headsets are often associated with video games and fun, but companies are also working to use them for mental health therapies, to …

Mental Health

Should We Try to Colonize Other Worlds or Stay and Fix Earth?

Concerns Over Colonization<p>As NASA continues to make incredible discoveries about nearby exoplanets, or planets outside of our solar system, it’s easy …

Report: iPhone 8 to start mass production in September, featuring Apple-custom ‘built-in’ fingerprint sensor

Digitimes is today reporting that Apple has developed a custom fingerprint sensor replacement for Touch ID, which will allow Apple to offer biometric fingerprint recognition in the iPhone 8 — a device that is rumoured to have no bezels at all. The report describes the component as a ‘built-in’ …

Mobile Technology