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10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

Introduction<p>2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found …

11 Gift Ideas for the Tech Lover on Your Holiday List - MIT Technology Review

For many of us, the holiday season means fun parties, eggnog, and a growing sense of anxiety about what to give friends and family. This year, you …

Virtual Reality

10 slick gifts under $25

The holiday shopping season is officially upon us and it’s time to start figuring out what to get our friends and family. If you’re like me, you probably have A LOT of people to buy for and unless you’re a millionaire, buying gifts can get expensive!<p>So what’s one way you can give some awesome gifts …

Great gadget gifts for $100 or less

<b>(CNN) —</b> From smartphones to TVs to gaming consoles, most consumer electronics cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars.<p>But if you're resourceful and if you don't care about the newest bells and whistles, it's possible to find plenty of useful and stylish tech gadgets for $100 or less. One way to …

'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'

<b>A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office.</b><p>Li-fi can deliver internet access 100 times faster than traditional wi-fi, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second).<p>It requires a light source, such as a standard …

Wi-Fi

Xbox chief asks his backward compatibility team about original Xbox support 'a lot'

While work on Xbox 360 backward compatibility continues in advance of its November launch, that hasn't stopped Xbox chief Phil Spencer from asking his team — a team that already delivered something most of the world thought was, if not technologically impossible, at least technologically "very …

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Some Of The Weirdest Laws In Every State In America

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>Although it's fun to think that some congressman pushed a law banning donkeys from bathtubs, most "weird laws" you find online are complete fantasy. But there is certainly an odd collection of US legislation still on the books, so we …

Kentucky

How To Build Your Own Cotton-Candy Machine

Enjoy a DIY sugar high<p>You don’t need to wait for a carnival to satisfy your craving for cotton candy. Instead, build this portable, pocket-size machine to turn granulated sugar into an airy treat.<p>A DIY cotton-candy machine consists of a small metal container, repurposed lighter parts to provide …

Cotton Candy

Samsung Wants To Blanket The Earth In Satellite Internet

Data for all<p>A paper published by Farooq Khan, president of Samsung Research America in Dallas, details an interconnected net of 4,600 low-orbit satellites that could bring each of the world’s 5 billion people 200 gigabytes of internet per month. Samsung expects global internet traffic to reach one …

Space

Mass Grave Suggests Ancient Village Wiped Out by Massacre

A 7,000-year-old mass grave holding at least 26 adults and children, many of them with smashed skulls and broken legs, is likely evidence of an early …

Archaeology

Strangely Beautiful Reproduction Of Never-Flown Bugatti Airplane Almost Ready To Fly

Crimson Skies fantasy meets reality<p>Consider it a technology tragedy of World War II. Designed in the 1930s by legendary carmaker Ettore Bugatti, the 100p Bugatti was a propeller-driven passenger plane that in theory boasted a speed of 500 mph. Abandoned as the war began, the incomplete plane was …

Bugatti