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iPhone 6 case gets battery power from thin air

We've all experienced the horror of a dying smartphone at the worst possible moment, but a new case from Nikola Labs hopes to prevent these scenarios. Debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt, this new iPhone 6 case can harvest energy from radio frequencies, such as WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE, and turn it into …

NASA successfully tests EM Propulsion Drive (Warp Drive) in Vacuum

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has successfully tested electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive that could help in space travel in the solar system. The …

Space Travel

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

‘What’s a Favorite Way to Hang Gay People?’: Activist Makes a Brutal Point With Balloons and Free Ice Cream

A human rights activist staged a festive street party complete with balloons and free ice cream in honor of the Iranian foreign minister who visited New York last week, an act of street theater that was in fact designed to scorn Iran’s dismal record as a world leader in executing prisoners.<p>David …

Human Rights

Hacker Implants NFC Chip In His Hand To Bypass Security Scans And Exploit Android Phones

Going by hacker stereotypes, it’d be pretty easy to physically identify anyone committing an act of digital crime. A combination of pallid skin, hoody and laptop is the biggest giveaway. Such hackneyed images of hackers are, of course, evidently wrong, bordering on offensive. Real hackers …

Information Security

Biologists Discover The Key Mechanism That Triggers Human Ageing

And they could use it to help slow or reverse the process.<p>Scientists have discovered that the deteorioration of the tightly-packed bundles of DNA …

Chung I Yen's answer to Which programming language has the most job opportunities, and which one offers the best salary?

New 'Super Earth' Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.<p>The newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD …

Universe

How to watch every Marvel movie and TV show in the perfect order

Every MCU property currently airing or announced -- and the absolute ideal order for watching them -- so you can catch up after "Avengers: Infinity War."<p>You've probably seen most of Marvel's films, but what about the TV shows?<p>If you're like me, that is to say a continuity junkie, timelines are very …

Marvel Universe

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's Powerwall Battery And Company's Move Into Renewable Energy

Elon Musk has announced Tesla's latest product, the company's long awaited diversification from automobile technology.<p>On Thursday night, Tesla's …

9. There's Aurebesh Writing On Poe Dameron

Like the first teaser, the trailer once again shows Oscar Issac's Poe Dameron, the self-professed "best freaking pilot in the galaxy" leading a squad …

NASA May Have Discovered The Secret To Ludicrous Speed

Before we go any further here, we should brief you on a few things:<p>Today’s news has not been fact checked or tested or peer reviewed. It’s merely a lot of shop talk from NASA engineers on a NASA fan forum, and I’m not making that up. So, we could find out next month that this was all just a lotta …

‘Floating City’ UFO Appeared In The Skies Over Village In Bauchi, Nigeria

Several UFO websites have revisited the strange case of a March, 2011 UFO sighting in Nigeria. According to residents of the small border village of …

Paranormal

Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.25.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The new …

Windows 10 Release Date Revealed: How To Upgrade For Free

If you’re eagerly awaiting Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, then it looks like you don’t have long to wait. Late July looks set to be the launch period for the new OS, with hardware partner AMD accidentally spilling the beans. This means we have less than 15 weeks to go before the new …

Windows Phone

Astronomers build Earth-sized telescope to see Milky Way black hole

With its unprecedented resolution the EHT should be the first to see swirling gas on its final plunge over the event horizon into the Milky Way's supermassive black hole<p>An Earth-sized telescope will allow astronomers to glimpse the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Scientists across the …

Black Holes

A college math professor brilliantly pranked his students and won the internet

A math and computer science professor at Biola University in California had the best April Fools' Day prank of 2015.<p>The resulting YouTube video, which is going viral on Reddit, shows a lecture that professor Matthew Weathers gave to his class with a projector. At the end of his lecture, he pulled …

Computer Science

Awesome girl calls DC out on sexism in comic — see their very cool response!

It’s no secret that there’s a gender bias in the realm of superheroes. The most famous cape-wearing do-gooders skew male by a lot and combatting that …

Our galaxy is home to many, many more Earths than we ever thought

So much for being special.<p>Our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way is very, very big. Measuring 100,000 light-years in diameter (or one <i>quintillion</i> …

Astronaut twins make space history as NASA launches landmark experiment

If we are going to fly humans to Mars one day, we’ve got to learn more about how being in space affects astronauts. So Friday, NASA begins a landmark, human experiment.<p>“That would be me. I think I'm the lab rat,” Mark Kelly told Fox News, during a recent interview in Houston. His twin brother Scott …

Astronaut Twins Scott And Mark Kelly Lend Their Bodies To Science

A unique study will measure how the human body reacts to a year in space<p>This afternoon, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko take off for a yearlong stay on the International Space Station. The record-breaking jaunt aims to help researchers understand how humans react …

I'm the creepy guy wearing a VR headset on your plane (and it's great)

We're going to have to get used to seeing people using virtual reality devices in public as the technology edges closer to the mainstream, but being one of the first people to use the technology around others can be a little bit uncomfortable.<p>During a recent flight to Iceland to cover CCP's Fanfest …

Virtual Reality

Neil deGrasse Tyson slams GOP climate deniers: “I thought as a nation we were above this”

The famed astrophysicist had some choice words for Ted Cruz and Rick Scott<p>Popular astrophysicist and anointed spokesperson for science Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed by the recent antics of Republican leaders, from Sen. Ted Cruz's directive that NASA stop focusing on Earth to Florida Gov. …

This Nanotech Bottle Instantly Purifies Dirty Water

Dirty water goes in, clean water comes out. No waiting required.<p>Dip this new nanotech water bottle into a polluted river in India, or the sludge-filled Gowanus Canal in New York, and you can immediately start drinking. Nano-scale holes in the bottle’s filter let clean water through, while trapping …

Nanotech

The first Attack on Titan trailer is frustratingly cryptic

Still no real preview of the skinless humanoids<p>Thepopular Japanese manga series <i>Attack on Titan</i> is being turned into a live action movie. Successfully recreating a comic book as live action seems like a tough thing to do, especially when it features giant skinless creatures that eat humans just …

Anime

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

GettyCollision course: Large Hadron Collider could discover parallel universe<p>The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in …

NASA Straps 18 Propellers to a Wing, Because Science

Solar Impulse 2, the plane powered only by the sun, has dominated the electric aircraft news cycle recently, starting its 5-month, 20,000-mile …

The Future Of Video Games Is The Future Of Animation

Video game or Pixar movie? You tell us.<p>Pixar would spend 29 hours rendering a single frame of <i>Monsters University</i> using what’s considered one of the fastest supercomputer rigs in the world: 2,000 computers with 24,000 processing cores. The new animated short <i>A Boy and His Kite</i> was rendered on a …

New Liquid-Based 3D Printer Takes Minutes, Not Hours

Plus it has a real Terminator vibe<p>Rapid prototyping may soon get a whole lot more rapid, thanks to an entirely new method of 3D printing. Instead of taking hours to 3D-print something, it might soon take minutes.<p>The UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, who described their new process in the journal <i>Science</i>, …

Prototyping

DC Comics pulls controversial Batgirl cover at creators' request

DC Comics has announced that it will not be printing a controversial variant cover to <i>Batgirl</i> #41, at the request, and with the support, of the artist who created it and the creative team behind the issue.<p>Criticism of the cover began shortly after it was revealed on March 13, as one of a series of …