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The Netherlands is a serious hotbed for virtual reality content

The Netherlands is already known as an innovation hub. Indeed, this past April the European Commission awarded the European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) to Amsterdam.<p>The country has built an outstanding infrastructure for facilitating innovation. The government has made it easy and affordable …

Pizza Hut has employed a robot waiter

The service will have Mastercard's digital payment service MasterPass as the core and Pizza Hut, the first brand to come on board to test the service, aims to trial Pepper over the next few months with the goal for it to be live in-store in Asian restaurants by the end of 2016.<p>Tobias Puehse, vice …

Robotics

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow scientists …

LIGO

Magic Leap video gives glimpse into future of a new reality

It is a mysterious video from arguably the most secretive Silicon Valley company.<p>During two minutes and seven seconds of footage, the clip from Magic Leap, called A New Morning, offers a glimpse of the future of augmented reality - which superimposes holographic technology over the real world - and …

'I put my cat on a lead and walked it through a dog show' - can you guess what happened next?

Meet Boomer, the utterly fearless Bengal cat.<p>Boomer is the star of a YouTube video that's gone viral in recent days after being shared on Reddit, attracting close to 1.5 million views at time of writing.<p>The clip shows Boomer's owner Robert taking him through a dog show on a lead.<p>And, while you …

Pets

This man made a new movie exposing Scientology's inner workings and received physical threats

Now the church is being examined through the unique style of BBC filmmaker Louis Theroux. Known as the Michael Moore of Britain, Theroux often stars in his docuseries projects featuring off-beat cultural subjects like "America's Most Medicated Kids" and "Twilight of the Porn Stars." "My Scientology …

Church of Scientology

The 20-Minute Pilates Workout for Hardcore Abs

Strengthen every angle of your core with these killer moves<p>Craving a workout that gives you the calorie burn you need, but not in the mood for high …

Exercise

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than The Laws of Physics Can Explain, New Measurements Reveal

Time for some new physics?<p>The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has been achieved by physicists in …

Dark Matter

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

Clean Energy

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Imperial College London

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

I Built a Fake Elevator for a Portrait Project

My name is Dirk Hardy. I’m a 27-year-old Dutch photographer currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. For the past eighteen months, I worked on …

MarketBeat | Real-Time Financial News and Analysis

Find analyst ratings, dividends, earnings, headlines and insider trades for any stock.<p>Find Investment Ideas<p>Receive the latest research from Wall …

I Meditated For 365 Days Straight. Here's What Happened

I started meditating on a whim. One of those #100daychallenges caught my eye, and since I had been a longtime sufferer of anxiety and overanalyzing …

Photos Of Grown Men With Cats That Will Make Your Heart Explode

Photographer David Williams celebrates men with their cats in these striking portraits full of love and fluff.<p>David Williams began taking photos of men with cats because he wanted to examine the way society imposes gender stereotypes on animal ownership. "As a portrait photographer I was interested …

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera review: On-demand photo nostalgia for people who barely remember instant cameras - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Polaroid Snap is a basic instant print camera that also captures 10-megapixel photos to a memory card. It's absolutely easy and fun to use.<p><b>The Bad</b> The print quality is good, but won't blow you away, especially at around 50 cents a print. Likewise, the digital photos can't compete with …

Mobile Photography

Watch PlayStation VR in Action on Headset and TV at the Same Time; Dylan Cuthbert: "a System Seller"

One of the most interesting features of PlayStation VR is its ability to have a game run at the same time on the headset and on a TV, with multiple …

Home Depot Likes This Crunchy Vermont Gardening Startup

In recent years, food has been one of the tech industry’s hottest areas. Startups like Blue Apron and Plated, for example, deliver meal kits to those …

Gardening

This DIY Lavender Linen Spray Makes Sleep So Sweet

The holidays are all about loved ones. Around this time of year more than any other, I get to play hostess to house guests. It’s a time I cherish—giving the spare bedroom some extra TLC, preparing sweet treats in kitchen, and, overall, making the most of the time we get to spend all together under …

Microsoft Translator loops Apple Watch, Android Wear devices into real-time conversations

Microsoft Translator, the iOS and Android app that enables people speaking different languages to hold a smartphone-assisted conversation, has been updated to include two-device conversation support for those platforms’ respective smartwatches. Users can now speak into, and read text on, their …

Taylor Swift Explains Just Why She Had All Those Special Guests on Her "1989" Tour

It's actually VERY smart.<p>Taylor Swift's <i>1989</i> world tour (which wrapped this month) was well known for its never-ending, surprise mystery guests that joined Tay on stage. Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Lorde, John Legend, and Fetty Wap were just a fraction of them. But why did she do it? And how?<p>The …

Experience 360-degree photos in virtual reality with Flickr's new app

We're constantly interacting with photos on our screens. We scroll, we tap, we pinch and drag to zoom. But what if you could virtually transport …

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus, new study suggests

Most brains have a mixture of 'male' and 'female' traits, research by scientists at Tel Aviv university finds<p>It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But if you look at the overall structure of the brain, they are generally the same, a new study …