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Skylens wearable HUD gives pilots augmented vision

Flying by the seat of your pants through a dense fog while trying to land on a runway that’s (hopefully) where you think it is may sound like the …

Gorgeous Solar Geodesic Dome Crowns Cob House in the Arctic Circle

Fans of the Northern Lights will drool over the Nature House, a gorgeous geodesic dome home located on the Sandhornøya island of northern Norway. …

Engineered bacterium is first living organism to use artificial DNA "letters"

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California have produced a living bacterium that has a strand of artificial DNA made with …

NASA Delivers New Insight into Star Cluster Formation

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes, astronomers have made an important advance in the understanding of how …

Venus Occultation by the Moon

This year on 26th Feb, 2014 Venus will disappear behind the brighter side of the moon and then reappear from the other, darker side of the moon.

Spot 'Elusive' Planet Mercury in Night Sky This Month

Mercury is often described as the most difficult of the five brightest naked-eye planets to see, because it's frequently lost in the glare of the sun.<p>…

Astronomy

Embattled CEO of Bitcoin miner firm: “We are as poor as church mice”

As legal cases mount, HashFast laments decisions that led to fraud accusations.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Seated at a conference table in HashFast's offices, …

10 Views Of Earth From Europe's Tiny New Satellite

At the end of the month, after a year in orbit, this little bundle of sensors will be taking over the job of a series of satellites that have been tracking the health of the planet's vegetation for 16 years.<p>The ESA's Spot-4 satellite stopped working in 2013, and Spot-5 is on its last legs.<p>Not only …

How Humans And Squid Evolved To Have The Same Eyes

I see how you see.<p>Eyes and wings are among the most stunning innovations evolution has created. Remarkably, these features have evolved multiple times in different lineages of animals. For instance, the avian ancestors of birds and the mammalian ancestors of bats both evolved wings independently, …

Uber drivers hit with fines for ridesharing

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Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels | VICE News

Marijuana has accounted for nearly half of all total drug arrests in the US for the past 20 years, according to the FBI’s crime statistics. And according to the Department of Justice (DOJ), a large portion of the US illegal drug market is controlled directly by Mexican cartels. The DOJ’s National …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles down

At the surface, Antarctica is a motionless and frozen landscape. Yet hundreds of miles down the Earth is moving at a rapid rate, new research has …

Why Do Birds Fly in Vs? Endangered Bird Solves the Mystery — NOVA Next | PBS

Reteach an old bird old tricks, and you might learn something.<p>That’s what happened when Johannes Fritz and his colleagues at an Austrian conservation …

Regenerating plastic is better on the "hole"

Dropping your mobile phone can ruin your whole day as you look down at the spiderweb of cracks surrounding a small hole in the once-pristine plastic …

DNA Sanitizer Will Wipe Your Identity Off Everything You Touch

A product that preemptively erases DNA in order to avoid people spying on your genome might sound paranoid. But Dewey-Hagborg knows just how easy it …

Meet Bunkie: A Tiny Prefab House from 608 Design and BLDG Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of having your own little house in the countryside, just big enough for you and friend or two to hang out and take in the …

Prefab Homes

CfA Astronomers Create First Realistic Virtual Universe

This still frame from the Illustris simulation is centered on the most massive galaxy cluster existing today. The blue-purple filaments show the …

Stephen Colbert insults T-Mobile, while being paid by T-Mobile

Product placement. Native advertising. Sponsorship.<p>It's all the same thing. It's shoving a product into the sort of limelight where it wouldn't normally be terribly welcome.<p>How refreshing, then, that Stephen Colbert decided that, despite being paid by T-Mobile US, he would recommend that its phones …

Why Synthetic Biology Is the Field of the Future — NOVA Next | PBS

Most Americans may not be familiar with synthetic biology, but they may come to appreciate its advances someday soon. Synthetic biology focuses on …

Scientists to map universe in 3-D HD

Maps do more than tell us where we are. Rich with information elegantly arranged, they give us a way to assimilate our vast world. The clearer the …

Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours

<i>Republished by Slate. Translations available in French (Français), Spanish (Español), Chinese (中文)</i><p>For almost 15 years, I have run my own email server …

How we’d save Nintendo

Ars editors lay out their ideas to turn the House of Mario around.<p>It's no secret anymore that Nintendo is in some dire business straits. After …

Inmarsat offers free airline tracking

<b>UK satellite operator Inmarsat is to offer a free, basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airliners.</b><p>The offer follows the case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared without trace on 8 March.<p>It was very brief electronic "pings" from Inmarsat equipment on the lost plane …

Meditation Sounds and Music for Meditation, Relaxation and Massage Therapy app review: with nearly 50 gorgeous audio tracks

Introduction<p>What we have here is a fairly run-of-the-mill app that you can use on your iPhone and iPad to aid in meditation or simple relaxation at …

Meditation

How to build your own render farm

Your main workstation has a lot of power, so free it up to do better things.<p>When you work with 3D or video rendering, you quickly realize—excuse the …

Chameleon-Like Camouflage May Be Possible Thanks to Color-Changing Particles

It's not Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, but new findings could enable a chameleon-like style of camouflage.<p>Researchers at the University of …