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Ford Starts Autonomous Vehicle Testing In The Snow

Anyone paying attention to all of the news about autonomous vehicles from Google and other companies may have noticed a common thread in the stories, photos and videos. The roads are always dry and the sun is shining. That’s because many of the sensors used to let a car manage its own trajectory …

Autonomous Vehicle

How to Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories

Ever get frustrated with the limited options that Netflix offers you when you log onto the home page? There are thousands upon thousands of TV shows …

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat 'score'

While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect's potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.<p>The program scoured billions of data points including arrest reports, …

Surveillance

Scientist on Great Barrier Reef research body alleged to have fabricated expenses

A senior scientist at Australia’s key research body on the Great Barrier Reef is alleged to have fabricated research expenses worth more than half a million dollars and has been arrested on fraud charges, the Australian federal police say.<p>Daniel Alongi, 59, is accused of duping the taxpayer-funded …

Great Barrier Reef

Leader reported to have implored his military to develop more bombs as a means of ‘self defence’<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looked to milk his country’s recent nuclear test as a propaganda victory on Monday, praising his scientists and vowing more nuclear bombs a day after the US flew a …

North Korea

New high resolution NASA images show Pluto's 'lava lamp' landscape

The New Horizons probe may have finished its Pluto flyby all the way back in July 2015, but NASA continues to receive new images from the spacecraft's slow, drip-feed data connection. The latest pictures add to our highest resolution mosaic of Pluto's surface, showing new detail of the Sputnik …

Behold: 'The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart'

By a black hole, no less.<p>There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic inward suck of infinite gravity. There is a yang to the yin of a black hole's inward attraction (accretion), which takes the form of relativistic jets that blast outward from the black hole stretching for …

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How To Build A Helium Star

Helium is the second most abundant element, making up roughly a quarter of the (baryonic) matter in the universe. Hydrogen is, of course, the most abundant element. When stars form, they have a similar ratio of hydrogen to helium. But suppose you were to gather a Sun-massed quantity of helium. …

In the face of rising terror risks, a security expert is “alarmed” by the public’s attachment to headphones

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and shootings in San Bernardino, California, Western countries are acutely aware of the risks of potential attacks.<p>But while many security forces are taking serious precautions—closing down rail stations in Munich in response to a suspected threat, …

EPA orders barrier installed to protect nuclear waste from underground fire near St. Louis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the installation of an isolation barrier to make sure that an underground fire does not reach buried nuclear waste at a suburban St. Louis landfill.<p>Mark Hague, EPA regional administrator, who announced the move Thursday, said the plan for West …

Aurora company keeps working on unique motorcycle

All eyes — and plenty of TV cameras — were on iconic "Star Trek" actor William Shatner when the Enterprise captain rode out of Aurora in June behind the wheel of the futuristic-looking Rivet, a three-wheeled motorcycle designed by a local custom-bike company.<p>Hundreds of fans and other curious …

Star Trek

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Be A Very Different, Hulk-Filled Experience Than The Prior Films

Kevin Feige’s chat with Empire that revealed some tidbits about <i>Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2</i> — namely that big bad Thanos wouldn’t be making an appearance — also included some insights on what we can expect from <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>, the third Marvel film scheduled for 2017. While he’s mum on any solid …

Comics

Spare tires become obsolete with new technology

<b>Q: I recently purchased a 2015 Hyundai Elantra. This model did not come with a spare tire. A co-worker of mine purchased a 2014 Chevy Camaro. It too has no spare tire. They do provide this huge foam molding</b> <b>where the spare and jack would be. They give you this little motor and pump in there instead.</b> …

Emerging Technology

U.S. preparing missile sanctions against Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Treasury Department is preparing sanctions against a number of Iranian and other international companies and individuals for their alleged role in developing Iran's ballistic missile program, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>Officials said the move was in response to Iran's test …

From mind melds to 'the dress,' here's what we learned about the brain in 2015

From a viral photo that changed how we see the world to studies of how the brain changes as we age, here are some of the biggest discoveries we made about the brain this year:<p>Star Trek fans had cause to rejoice this summer, because scientists created what some have referred to as the first "mind …

NASA predicts ‘weather chaos’ from strong El Niño

A strengthening El Niño in the Pacific is set to wreak “weather chaos" in the United States next year, NASA climate scientists are warning.<p>The …

After Ramadi gain, Iraqi army eyes next ISIL stronghold

The Iraqi army, emboldened by the recent recapturing of the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is now eyeing another ISIL stronghold: Fallujah.<p>The defence ministry said on Wednesday that Iraqi security forces, supported by US-led air strikes, had started advancing …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Solar flare hints at New Year light show

Northern Lights may be visible as far south as San Francisco Bay area<p>Forget fireworks on New Year's Eve.<p>Scientists believe a massive solar eruption will cause power fluctuations, radio interference and maybe even make the Northern Lights visible to millions of people across the US on New Year's …

Here’s The First Shot Of The F-15C Pod That Will Change How The Air Force Fights

One of the most important programs that the U.S. Air Force is undertaking is far from glamorous and comes with a funny name: Talon HATE. But this …

Aviation

‘Alien structures’ on Mars being ‘covered up by Nasa’ in new photos UFO experts claim

<b>The ‘experts’ claim the structures were built by aliens who constructed them in such a way as to hide their presence from visitors.</b><p>Are these grainy …

Paranormal

The New WSJ Report on the NSA Has Some WTF For Everyone

As in, WTF is going on here?<p>This latest <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bombshell about the National Security Agency's having spied on the back-channel shenanigans between putative ally Benjamin Netanyahu and the members of Congress regarding the state of the Iran nuclear talks has a little WTF …

Cities around world tighten security amid New Year's Eve terror attack fears

Brussels has cancelled its official celebrations, Paris called off an annual fireworks display on the Champs-Élysées and London increased the numbers of firearms officers on the streets as authorities across the world stepped up security measures for New Year’s Eve.<p>Belgian police detained six …

DNA solves mysteries of ancient Ireland

Let’s call her ‘Maria.’<p>She’s a brown-eyed, brown-haired woman, with a face that would be right at home in the Mediterranean or the Middle East.<p>And she’s Irish.<p>She lived about 5200 years ago, and was buried near a stone monument and an ancient ring-shaped earthwork, in Ballynahatty, near Belfast. It …

Anthropology

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

Satellite imagery shows North Korea digging test tunnel at nuclear proving ground

Work at Punggye-ri continues after experts said they believed Pyongyang may be less than five years from having thermonuclear weapon<p>North Korea is digging a new test tunnel at its nuclear proving site in Punggye-ri, according to the latest satellite imagery.<p>High-resolution photographs show fresh …

These giant robots will mine the ocean floor for gold, silver, and copper

The robots are being built by Soil Machine Dynamics, a manufacturer of subsea robotic vehicles, for Toronto-based company Nautilus Minerals, IEEE Spectrum first reported. The robots are being tested in 2016 and, if all goes according to plan, they will depart in 2018 for 30 months.<p>The massive, …

Company Plans To Resurrect Humans With Artificial Intelligence By 2045

A company has announced its intention to resurrect the dead by storing their memories and using artificial intelligence to return them to life. In …

A software pirate has been ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a massive fine

Torrent Freak reports that an individual known only as Jakub F was found to have pirated software including Microsoft Windows over many years, and was eventually arrested by police. Large technology companies accused the man of causing them around $373,000 worth of damages.<p>But the Czech Republic's …

Internet