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Europe’s IXV Mini-Space Shuttle Aces Its First Test Flight

A European mini-space shuttle prototype launched into space on Wednesday and then zoomed back to Earth in a daring test of innovative technologies for future reusable spacecraft.<p>The European Space Agency's car-sized Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, or IXV, blasted off atop a Vega rocket from the …

Space Exploration

Everyone Who Stayed at Mojang After Microsoft Buyout Got a Big Bonus

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Notch has offered some additional insight into this story on Twitter.<p>"Half the bonus was completely unconditional," he said. "It's after tax. The bonus came from me personally, from my own personal money."<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p><i>Wired</i> magazine has posted an excerpt from an upcoming …

Mojang

"Extinct" Amphibians Rediscovered After Nearly Half a Century

Two species of amphibians thought lost to science have been found again in the mountain forests of the Philippines.<p>It had been 50 years since anyone laid eyes on the Malatgan River caecilian, a legless amphibian native to the island province of Palawan in the Philippines.<p>Scientists feared the …

Iraqi PM Warns That New ISIS Fighters Are Overwhelming the Iraqi Army

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5 bizarre phrases China is trying to scrub from the internet

Now, the censors are coming for profanity and sexual innuendo.<p>On Tuesday, the Cyberspace Administration of China unveiled a new set of regulations that will scrub social media of the 25 most popular dirty words in China, according to Bloomberg.<p>"We should clear the smog of coarse language," CAC …

Russia Is Working On An Anti-Drone Microwave Gun

They could also just try bullets and missiles<p>To fight drones, a state-owned Russian defense firm is developing an anti-drone “microwave gun,” according to Russian state-owned news site Sputnik. The gun will have a range of just over six miles and fire in 360 degrees. It won’t destroy drones, but it …

Drones

5 Topics For…E3

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are among the biggest companies expected to attend E3 this week. The important gaming conference, which takes place in Los Angeles, hosts developers, fans and companies for demos, annoucements and press events. The expected showing of Oculus Rift is getting much of the …

Virtual Reality

Here Are The Weapons Of The New Cold War

As U.S. and Russian troops build up in Eastern Europe, old foes need new tech<p>Seventy years after the first Cold War began, and almost 24 years after it ended, the United States is again stationing troops and tanks in Europe to protect against Russian aggression, specifically in Baltic states. It …

Military

The Most Popular Flowers For Each Month Of Summer

These are the beautiful blooms you'll be seeing all season long.<p>Christine Noelle, BloomNation florist and owner/creative director of Chicago's Dilly Lily, opens up about the blooms people just love to see in their bouquets during warm-weather season.

CloudPlayer can play your music straight from Google Drive and OneDrive

Still on the search for the perfect cloud music streaming service? The new DoubleTwist app CloudPlayer may be the right one for many of you. At least I know I fell in love with it right away, as it’s not really a cloud service in and of itself. It harnesses the power of other cloud storage services …

Apps

Gogoro Reveals Its Upcoming Electric Smartscooters Will Cost From $4,100

Gogoro, the Taiwan-based startup that raised $150 million in stealth mode before unveiling its flagship electric scooter, has finally revealed how much the vehicles will cost.<p>In a press conference today, co-founder Horace Luke (HTC’s former chief innovation officer), said that a Smartscooter will …

Tech Tips: Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords

NEW YORK (AP) — So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it's tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of your …

Information Systems

Discolouration - Photographs by Lily Zoumpouli | LensCulture

Photography is the perfect medium to explore the culture of youth, coming of age, sex and intimacy, the dynamics of groups and pop culture. Over the years, masterful photographers have turned the lens on themselves, their friends and peers to record vibrant moments of joy and exuberance, …

Photography

LG Minibeam Nano: a tiny, affordable projector for your smartphone

A new wave of projectors has been hitting the market, targeting mobile users who want to take their large-scale media entertainment wherever they go. The most popular around here is probably the ZTE Spro 2 (read our review for all the details), but competing manufacturers like Lenovo and ASUS are …

Gear & Gadgets

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

Santander is experimenting with bitcoin and close to investing in a blockchain startup

Banks run on systems that were in some cases built decades ago and as a result are slow, costly and cumbersome. The blockchain — the program that lets people send bitcoin to each other and records those transactions — doesn't have these legacy issues.<p>The blockchain keeps a public record of …

Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers

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How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …