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Boeing Unveils America's First Space Taxi, Unlocks Possibilities for Future

'Dark' and Powerful Space Explosions May Be Cloaked by Cosmic Dust (Video, Images)

Astronomers using a giant radio telescope to investigate the most violent explosions in the universe, known as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), found …

Universe

Creepy Full Honey Moon Fills Sky This Friday the 13th

Stunning honey-colored full moon lights up night sky to delight sky-watchers.<p>The superstitious may want to steer clear of black cats this Friday the 13th, but venturing outside very early in the morning will be worthwhile—you'll be able to catch the spectacular full "honey moon" in the night …

Lix, A More Precise 3D-Printing Pen, Passes Its Kickstarter Goal In 2-Hours

This embed is invalid<p>The 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, as my TC colleague John Biggs recently pointed out, is a fun toy but a silly tool. It’s big and its output is frustratingly wonky. But then it was created by a pair of veteran toy makers so focusing on the fun was clearly the primary intention.<p>Now …

Total Lunar Eclipse April 15th 2014

Revealed: What Chelsea and the Premier League missed when Silvio Berlusconi vetoed Andrea Pirlo's move

In his autobiography, I Think Therefore I Play, Pirlo reveals himself as wry, aloof and amusing, an individual who could have taken English football by storm<p>In Britain, we have long regarded Silvio Berlusconi as a figure of fun. And it is easy to mock: with his tattooed-on hair and surgically …

Soccer

Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon'

There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> adds, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and …

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DARPA-Funded Atlas Robot to Go Tetherless in the Next Six Months

We’ve written about Boston Dynamics’ DARPA-funded Atlas robot again and again and again, but I got a chance to meet Atlas in person today and found …

Cosmic eXploration: Hubble eXtreme Deep Field

A Horse of a Different Color

Rocky Alien Planet Leftovers 'Polluted' White Dwarf Stars With Metal

What’s with all the metals in the atmosphere of white dwarfs, those things that are corpses of stars like our own Sun? While before scientists had …

Universe

The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of wearables

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The startup behind the world’s first Android(s goog) watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of …

The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN

The controversy roiling the Bitcoin community continues with the outing and then cloaking of the man fingered by Newsweek as Bitcoin’s Louis Pasteur. But the unassuming Dorian S. Nakamoto, a Japanese-American man in California, denied having anything to do with the digital currency in an interview …

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Stars Boil Before They Blow Up, Says NuSTAR

Supernovas are some of the most energetic and powerful events in the observable Universe. Briefly outshining entire galaxies, they are the final, …

Universe

Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, lets off steam

Astronomers have spotted jets of steam coming from opposite sides of the largest asteroid in the solar system. The twin plumes of water vapour erupting from the space rock were noticed during a series of observations with the Herschel Space Telescope between October 2012 and March last …

Lookout Warns App That Pays for Unused Text Messages Is a Big-Time Security Threat

Mobile security vendor Lookout is warning customers that an app that pays users to send text messages on their behalf is dangerous and should be …

Apps

Gaia space telescope's billion pixel camera to map Milky Way

What do you need to map a billion stars? A billion-pixel camera certainly helps.<p>Scientists hope to glean more clues about the origin and evolution of the universe, and in particular our own galaxy, after a camera of this incredible scale -- fitted to the Gaia space telescope -- was launched …

Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Touchscreens have become <i>so</i> 2007, the wearable computing crowd chants. The next big thing for how we interact with our technology, they say, might be …

Apps

How To Create A Moore's Law For Data

We are often reminded in press and analyst reports that more data has been created in the last year than in all previous years combined. Such articles often are written in a giddy tone based on the unstated assumption that more data will mean more value, more benefit to us all.<p>At first glance, this …

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies

To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency's impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of …