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10 Gadgets That Will Make International Flights a Breeze

There aren't many ways to avoid the fatigue and boredom of a long flight, but this gear, from long-life laptops and game systems to smart luggage and shoes, can help. Bon voyage!<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Summer is upon us, and you know what that means—travel season. With bags …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists race to find who is pumping an incredibly dangerous gas into the atmosphere

An unidentified nation is violating the Montreal Protocol and emitting one of the worst, most destructive aerosols on Earth.<p>When the research was …

Climate Change

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.<p>The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting …

Cybersecurity

Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell - MIT Technology Review

Since last year I’ve had a smart speaker in my living room—an Echo Dot. My family uses it mostly to ask Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, to play …

Smart Homes

A Sound Sculpture Designed to Play a Single Piece of Music That Waxes and Wanes With the Moon

Musician and artist Craig Colorusso who previously built a set of interactive musical sun boxes, has created <i>Moon Phases</i>, a singular, continuous piece …

Astronomy

Night Street Photography Tips

1/ Lens, lens, lens, get the lens with the widest aperture possible. 1,4 ,18, 2.0. Stick to primes if you cant.<br>2/ I don't use tripods except for a …

Photography Tips

This Brilliant Interactive From NASA Lets You Virtually Explore Planets Far, Far Away

Brb, going to Kepler-186f.<p>Ever dreamt of stepping onto a faraway planet? Well, NASA has you covered with this incredible virtual planet simulator.<p>The …

Astronomy

'Wolf-like' creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf or relative of Bigfoot<p><b>US wildlife experts are baffled by a "wolf-like" animal that was killed by a Montana farmer.</b><p>The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his …

Wildlife

Baking Soda May Fight Arthritis And Other Autoimmune Disorders When You Drink Some Every Day, New Study Finds

A study last month at the Medical College of Georgia found that drinking a serving of the cheap, common cooking ingredient often used as an antacid …

Immune System

'Beautified' China shows country's modern architecture in new light

<b>(CNN) —</b> An arched skyscraper in Suzhou, a museum in Guangzhou composed of Tetris-like blocks and a Shanghai theater with a bronze facade that moves constantly throughout the day -- these are just some of the bold Chinese buildings that have attracted attention and, for some, raised eyebrows in the …

Architecture

DIY 400 WATT WIND TURBINE

These plans detail how I built a wind turbine in my garage without any special tools for just over $200. Many of the do-it-yourself designs are …

Eight Lesser Known Photo Locations in Kyoto and Tokyo

Tourism in Japan is growing, and fast. According to JNTO, the estimated number of international travelers to Japan in March 2018 was about 2.6 …

Japan

12 things to do in Iceland that will help you beat the crowds

1/<p>Set something up with the Team Iceland Stopover Program.<p>StudioPortoSabbia/Shutterstock<p>This year, Iceland's soccer team has become the smallest …

Secretive startup will use gene therapy to reverse aging in dogs—and humans are next

Advances in gene therapy are bringing us closer to immortality, and now one of the world’s most influential scientists is on the job.<p>Renowned …

Download 53 Fonts + 200 Logos

Typographer’s Dream Box – get 53 fonts plus 200 logos designed by Mats-Peter Forss.Mats-Peter Forss is a graphic designer who crafts professional …

Handheld 3D Skin Printer Shows Potential To Heal Deep Wounds In Mere Minutes

The 3D printer is just about the same size as a shoebox and weighs less than one kilogram, according to researchers who worked on the device.<p>A team …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?<p>There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and …

Brooklyn SolarWorks can turn almost any rooftop into a sun-powered oasis

Brooklyn SolarWorks wants to help bring solar power to New Yorkers. Stunning new renderings of the company’s Solar Canopy envision how city dwellers …

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it'd mean our projections are way off

The worst-case climate scenario for coastal cities is known as a "pulse."<p>In that situation, abnormally warm water could cause the glaciers that hold back ice sheets on top of Antarctica and Greenland to collapse. That would cause massive quantities of ice to pour into the world's oceans, which …

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

7 Iconic Buildings Reimagined in Different Architectural Styles

Architectural styles derive their uniqueness by demonstrating the construction techniques, political movements, and social changes that make up the …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

Get Ready For the Ultimate Kaiju Battle With This Godzilla: Monster Planet Release Trailer

In just eleven days, <i>Godzilla: Monster Planet</i>, an anime monster flick that boasts the largest Godzilla mankind has ever faced. Get ready for the pure …

Anime

This Small Device Could Silence the Maddening Symptoms of Tinnitus

Millions of Americans suffer from a medical condition known as tinnitus, a disorder so tormenting that it makes Edgar Allen Poe’s talking, taunting …

University of Michigan

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a …

Genetics

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

For The First Time, AI Can Teach Itself Any Language On Earth

A universal translator–the stuff of sci-fi legend–may be closer than we think.<p>Machine-based translation is amazing, but hundreds of millions of people on our Pale Blue Dot can’t enjoy its benefits–because their language is nowhere to be found in the translator’s pull-down menu. Now, two new …