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A House with Rotating Rooms

The Sharifi-ha House, designed by nextoffice, is nothing short of magnificent and you’re about to see why! Unlike almost every single house out …

NASA re-enacted Apollo 11 launch on 45th anniversary today

What if we’d had Twitter on July 16, 1969, the day Apollo 11 launched carrying the first humans to the moon? NASA did a live-tweet reenactment today …

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fact, many NASA scientists agree with you. And a panel convened recently by the space agency (see the video below) believes that finding it could happen soon, too -- perhaps "in twenty years" -- thanks to …

Three next-generation dark matter experiments get a green light

Next generation, in this case, is defined as experiments that will be at least 10 times as sensitive as the current crop of dark matter …

Dark Matter

Google wages war against hackers

Google is on a crusade to clean up the web with a crack team of security researchers, following the discovery of the Heartbleed bug earlier this year<p>Google has launched a new initiative to help significantly reduce the number of people harmed by online attacks.<p>The company is hiring a crack team of …

Why I Want You to Steal My Startup Idea

I've been developing a social innovation platform that can potentially enable us to self-organize and replicate the most effective ideas for social change that are already working in different regions around the world, without (unreasonably) waiting around for a few dozen politicians to fix all of …

Stone Age

AP News Archive

How a British Spy Agency is Manipulating the Internet

From changing the outcome of online polls to artificially increasing website traffic, GCHQ has been blurring the line between online surveillance and …

Campaign to break California into six states submits signatures | Reuters

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The billionaire backer of a long-shot effort to break California into six separate states submitted signatures to state officials on Tuesday aimed at putting his proposal before voters in 2016.<p>Timothy Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, …

Hamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflict

The exchange of rocket fire from Palestinian militants and Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip took a new turn this week when the military wing of<p>Hamassaid it had launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile.<p>The incident, which follows previous launches by the …

You can shop for your next yacht on the Craigslist for rich people

The Bloomberg terminal's fast-paced delivery of news and financial data makes it an invaluable tool to many in the finance fields. But there's a curious thing about the terminals' general user: because of their business, they often enough have a lot of disposable income to spare. As <i>BuzzFeed</i> …

NASA Ships Odor-Resistant Clothing to Astronauts in Space

An Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts launched for the International Space Station on Sunday. On board …

Google forms Project Zero, a group aiming to stop zero-day attacks

Google is watching. For zero-day attacks, that is.<p>The tech giant has launched a research group called Project Zero, intending to “significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks,” according to a blog post today from Google “researcher herder” Chris Evans.<p>The group is hiring and …

The US Decides Everything Digital Is Not Protected By The Fourth Amendment

The government issued the statement in briefs filed last week as a part of an ongoing conversation between the U.S. and Microsoft about what sort of data is protected and where.<p>Ealier this year a New York judge ruled that U.S. search warrants are good on all digital information, even if that data …

Privacy

DARPA picks the first companies that will work on its unmanned spaceplane

Slowly but surely, DARPA's XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is becoming more than a bundle of nice ideas. The agency has just chosen the companies that will square off in the first phase of the unmanned craft's design program, most of which are recognizable names in the space business. Boeing is …

Meet ‘Project Zero,’ Google’s Secret Team of Bug-Hunting Hackers

When 17-year-old George Hotz became the world’s first hacker to crack AT&T's lock on the iPhone in 2007, the companies officially ignored him while …

An upside down rainbow?

Circumzenithal arcs have been described as an “upside down rainbow” or “a grin in the sky.” They’re wonderful! See photos here.<p>People who look up a …

Astronomy

Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

NASA is preparing to launch a satellite capable of monitoring carbon dioxide emissions from space. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will be the first U.S. spacecraft dedicated to seeing the greenhouse gas from orbit, and could pave the way for new technology to enforce future global …

FAA May Never Figure Out Drone Rules

Both technology and regulation lag behind the FAA's own goals.<p>According to plan, the Federal Aviation Administration will let drones into American skies by 2020. A report released last week by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Transportation is very, very skeptical that all …

Drones

Tech and Science

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Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it's a new kind of meteorite

For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth.<p>Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally solve the mystery, scientists report. The strange …

Associated Press News

NASA Releases Footage Celebrating 10 Years of Cassini's Saturn Orbit

A new NASA video looks back at the Cassini spacecraft's arrival at Saturn, which happened 10 years ago next week.<p>The Cassini flashback video, which …

Nature and man

One frame from a time lapse of the Milky Way, with some light pollution and fast-moving cloud cover … and an iridium flare.<p>Mike Taylor in Maine …

Astronomy

New superconductor sets world record, packing three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

Scientists at the University of Cambridge broke a decade-old superconducting record<p>Scientists at the University of Cambridge packed a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a crystal about the size of a golf ball, breaking a decade-old world record. That magnetic field strength -- 17.6 Tesla -- is around …

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

Databricks ropes in Alteryx to push Spark adoption for big data projects

Databricks thinks the open-source Spark engine is the next big thing for big data processing — so it has teamed up with analytics firm Alteryx to supercharge the software.<p>The two data startups intend to drive Spark into the hands of more data analysts through a formal partnership, Databricks and …

Another Ex-Apple Employee Product Start-up: CENTR and Their 360 Camera

As Harvard's <i>National Lampoon</i> is to comedy writing, perhaps Apple will become to product start-ups. Following ex-iDevice team leader Tony Fadell's …

National Lampoon