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Google Glass video shows how the device can be used in everyday life

A new Google Glass video shows you how the device can be successfully used in everyday life, giving you answers in situations you come across in various moments.<p>The video shows Googlers testing the device with various searches, some of them very funny, and putting Google’s search capabilities, and …

5 Eco-Friendly Cities Built From The Ground Up

From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida<p><b>Lavasa</b> <i><br>Maharashtra, India</i><br>Planned population: 300,000<br>Projected completion date: 2021<br>Lavasa's designers are using biomimicry to transform an arid site in India's Western Ghats into a lush city. Building foundations will store moisture, as trees do, …

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, …

Google bans face recognition apps for Glass

Google announced via a post on the Project Glass Google+ account last night that it would not be approving any face recognition apps for Glass, at least not immediately.<p>There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.<p>Privacy has been a significant issue for …

A rat on Mars? NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity snapped a photo of the “Rocknest” site on Sept. 28, 2012, and a now a keen UFO enthusiast has realized there was a camouflaged rodent hiding in the rocks. But, after exercising an ounce of logical thought, what was once a cute furry four-legged creature suddenly becomes… simply a rock. http://bit.ly/17bGW7q

6 Ways to Improve Your Lead Guitar Playing

Sooner or later, all guitarists will undergo the feeling that they've "hit a wall" in regards to their lead guitar work. Whether it stems from a lack …

World’s smallest living vertebrate

Scientists discovered this tiny species of frog near Amau village in Papua, New Guinea.<p>This tiny frog captures the title of <i>smallest living vertebrate</i> …

Supercomputer Creates Atom-By-Atom Model Of HIV Virus Shell

The envelope in which HIV keeps its genetic material gets an unprecedentedly detailed look.<p>The human immunodeficiency virus' capsid is both a shield and an open backdoor. Located in the center of every HIV particle, the capsid protects the virus' load of genetic material. Once the virus has entered …

Aspirational asteroid miners promise 'space selfies' in $1 million Kickstarter campaign

Two months after unveiling an ambitious asteroid mining plan, billionaire-backed startup Planetary Resources decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign. "We've had so many people writing us and saying 'Hey, can we be involved in finding those asteroids?'" said co-founder Peter Diamandis in a 2012 …

Liquid woolly mammoth blood found preserved in Russian ice, researchers report

As global warming thaws the ground in Russia, researchers have been making some amazing finds. Now, Russian researchers claim to have made what could be the most incredible discovery of all: the preserved blood and meat of a woolly mammoth. "When we broke the ice beneath [the mammoth's] stomach, …

'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned

"Killer robots" that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be …

Team picks apart structure of HIV's shell - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — The first description of the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, …

Nokia’s Latest, the Aluminum-Clad Lumia 925, Heads for T-Mobile USA and Vodafone

At a press event in London on Tuesday, Nokia is showing off the Lumia 925, a new variant of its flagship Windows Phone.<p>The aluminum-clad phone is …

The 15 Best Guitar Solos of All Time

Every guitarist has an opinion on the greatest recorded guitar solos. The editors of Guitar World magazine put together a poll to find out what their …

Gears of War Movie May Be Crawling Out of Development Hell

It seems like a quest that’s forever going to remain unfinished; the pursuit of the first truly good video game movie. Many have tried, and we’ve gotten a few “good <i>for</i> a video game movie” entries like Resident Evil, Silent Hill or even Prince of Persia, but judged on their own merits, they simply …

Half-Life 2 mod Minerva comes to Steam for free

The Adam Foster-developed <i>Half-Life 2</i> mod <i>Minerva</i> is coming to Steam later today following its initial release in 2007, Eurogamer reports.<p>The updated game will feature a number of bug fixes, visual tweaks, improved puzzles, in addition to a few other improvements in time for its Steam release. The …

A Sitcom Pivot: How “Happy Endings” Ditched Its Breakup Premise And Became Amahzing

It didn’t take long for ABC’s Happy Endings to shift from its original premise of friends dealing with two members of the group breaking up. As the ensemble comedy enters its third season, co-showrunner Josh Bycel talks about why the show pivoted away from its original premise and how that improved …

Best New Hotels Of 2013

<i>-- Editors, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Here at Condé Nast Traveler, we're obsessed with hotels -- that's why we're thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of our favorite new hotels that have opened in the past year. The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny …

Archaeologists Find a Classic Entrance to Hell

The gate to hell is paved with marble, not just good intentions.<p><b>In ancient Greece and Rome, gods were part of daily life—so much so, in fact, that they could steal your daughter or lover, help you win a war, or cure your illness. Some legendary heroes even visited the realm of the god of the</b> …

Battlefield 4 won't use motion controls because they are a 'gimmick,' says DICE exec producer

<i>Battlefield 4</i> won't include motion control support because the mechanics won't make the game better, despite "people throwing money" at developer DICE to include them, according to executive producer Patrick Bach.<p>Speaking with Edge Online, Bach said integrating next-generation motion control …

Brain's music pleasure zone identified

Scientists know that music can give intense pleasure by delivering chemical rewards in the brain that are equal to the joy of good food or even sex, …

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Won't Survive Another 1,000 Years On Earth

Physicist Stephen Hawking, speaking at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said if humans don't migrate from the planet Earth to colonize other planets, they'll face extinction in 1,000 years. So, phew, we're good, guys. We've got like 900-plus years to just sit on this. That's a …

Halo: Silentium

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Bear<p>In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood--a horrifying shape-changing parasite--has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.<p>Too little, too late, the legal rate of …

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter battles for future

The multi-billion-dollar jet has faced a turbulent birth, but it is not flying into clear air just yet.<p>The F-35 Lightning II, better known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is the world’s most expensive military weapons programme.<p>The stealthy fifth-generation fighter, built by Lockheed Martin, is …

Yes, You Can Fight Invasive Species by Eating Them

Two years ago, Glenn Reynolds reported on how Caribbean divers and chefs are fighting lionfish, an invader from the Indian Ocean, by putting them on restaurant menus. Now he returns to Grand Cayman and finds the result: Yep, it's been working.<p><b>A while back, I wrote a piece here on</b> dealing with …

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Russia announces new $50 billion space program

Russia is celebrating its Day of Cosmonautics in grand fashion today. President Vladimir Putin has announced a new multi-year plan to develop the country's spacefaring efforts, which will be funded to the tune of some 1.6 trillion roubles (just over $50 billion) between now and 2020. Underlining …

Great music is 'as good as sex'

Listening to great music is as good as sex, according to new research.<p>It sparks the same part of the brain triggered by a delicious meal or a night of passion.<p>Scans found areas in the brain's 'pleasure' centre became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>And the more the listener …

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Did You Pay To Name A Planet? You Got Scammed

The International Astronomical Union issues a special report to let you know you’ve probably been screwed.<p>Most of the more than 800 exoplanets discovered have unbelievably boring names — 16 Cygni Bb or HD 41004 Ab, to name a couple. So some enterprising entrepreneurs have started a naming contest …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Another dark-matter sign from a Minnesota mine

More hints of dark matter have emerged from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS), which hunts for the theorized particles from the depths of a …