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Destiny's First-Ever 1080p Xbox One Footage – IGN First

Dig what the final version is going to look like on Xbox One.<p>The Destiny beta that begins Wednesday on Xbox One looks great, but it runs at 900p …

Japan Plans to Harvest Solar Power from Space by 2030

One of the big downsides of solar power is how dependent it is on local weather conditions. If it’s rainy or overcast, you can’t harvest much energy …

Solar Power

Nissan: Expect Self-Parking Cars by 2016

Nissan is gearing up to introduce vehicles that can park themselves and give you a break in traffic by 2016.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Why do we laugh?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including how to flawlessly predict anything, the function of laughter and the man who saved the dinosaurs.<p>Superintelligence<br>Caspar Henderson | Guardian | 17 July 2014<br>Discussion of new books by philosopher Nick Bostrom and natural scientist James Lovelock. …

Dinosaurs

Neuroscience: ‘I built a brain decoder'

What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.<p>Jack Gallant can read your mind. Or at least, he can figure out what you’re seeing if you’re in his machine watching a movie he’s playing for you.<p>Gallant, a researcher at the University …

New scratch test shows that iPhone 6 panel may not be pure sapphire after all

Could it be that the much-anticipated sapphire displays for the upcoming iPhone 6 isn’t actually sapphire at all? Sort of, according to a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee.<p>Brownlee made waves a few weeks back when he apparently managed to get hold of one of the super-tough 4.7-inch …

Recon's 'Google Glass' for sports gets a finalized design ahead of September launch

No, the Recon Jet <i>still</i> isn't out yet, but its manufacturer has a few bits of news to share. For starters, the sports-minded heads up display's brain box is now angled slightly upward, which supposedly improves the display's viewing angle and camera orientation. This tweak apparently boosts the …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

Apple now mass-producing iPhone 6 ahead of fall launch

Production of the iPhone 6 has either just begun, or is days away from starting, according to a new report from Taiwan’s <i>Economic Daily News</i>.<p>The newspaper claims that mass-production of the eagerly-anticipated next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 handset is set to begin during the third week of July — …

Mobile Technology

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

How DARPA’s Brain Chip Could Restore Lost Memories

The newly launched $40 million Restoring Active Memory program aims to develop a neural prosthesis.<p>You drive to the supermarket as if in a dream, guiding your car without really thinking about it, piloting from memory. Details like the path to the market’s address that can be recalled as facts and …

Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans?

In the far future, might we consider changing human biology to avoid the worst effects of climate change? Frank Swain explores an intriguing thought experiment.<p>Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humankind, and as the stakes are raised, many are proposing ambitious solutions – from …

Li Ao

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

The man who treats ‘phantom’ pain …with mirrors

Many amputees feel excruciating ‘phantom’ pain in limbs they no longer own, leaving scientists puzzled. Srinath Perur cycles round Cambodia with a man treating hundreds of sufferers with an unusual tool – a mirror<p>One of the few Khmer words Stephen Sumner knows is chhue. It means ‘pain’, and it’s …

Brazil asks FIFA to overturn Thiago Silva yellow card banning captain from World Cup semifinal

FIFA says the Brazilian football confederation is trying to overturn captain Thiago Silva's ban for the World Cup semifinal against Germany.<p>FIFA spokesman Delia Fischer says its disciplinary committee is "analyzing materials" submitted by the confederation.<p>Thiago Silva is suspended for Tuesday's …

MacTrast Deals: The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: Shower Yourself In High-Quality Sound

- Jul 6, 2014<p>Today’s MacTrast Deal is a water resistant Bluetooth shower speaker that lets you take your music into the shower with you, without …

The mountains we have never climbed

Hundreds of mountains have yet to be explored, finds Rachel Nuwer. Why are these peaks so difficult to scale?<p>Since mountaineering became a popular sport in the 1850s, members of its community have often spoken of the “last great problems” in climbing: a peak that has yet to be summitted, a route …

Mountaineering

9 years later, developers weigh in on making games for the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 generation

Think back to where you were in 2005 and 2006. iPhones and iPads didn’t exist, artist Kanye West called former U.S. President George W. Bush a racist on live TV, and I was a senior in high school scrambling to figure out what I wanted to study in college.<p>It was a simpler time.<p>That was the state of …

Xbox One's 'Forza Horizon 2' Will Feature A Kinect-Enhanced AI Assistant

The Kinect is currently in purgatory, attached to older Xbox Ones, cut from many newer models, and sold separately starting this fall. And at this stage in its lifecycle, it’s actually newsworthy when a game announces that it will indeed be utilizing the motion/voice control system while most other …

This App Tells You How Far You Can Walk In Five Minutes

If you don’t live in a given neighborhood, it’s difficult to know. A new feature from Walkonomics–which we first wrote about here–can tell you. Open …

San Francisco

NASA launches 'flying saucer' - CNN Video

NASA launched a saucer-shaped craft by balloon into Earth's atmosphere that splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.NASA launched a saucer-shaped craft by balloon into Earth's atmosphere that splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

Toyota reveals exterior design and pricing for Fuel Cell Sedan

Toyota plans to begin selling the Fuel Cell Sedan in Japan before April 2015 and send it on to the US and Europe by Summer 2015. The car will launch …

The alien brains living on Earth

To look for aliens, most people peer towards the sky. But if you look down, you'll discover they already live among us.<p>These aliens have brains, like we do, but they're mostly inside their arms, and each arm acts as if it has a mind of its own.<p>I'm speaking, of course, of the octopus. This tentacled …

REPORT: Apple Is Already Developing Its First Smart Home Devices

Although Apple unveiled its HomeKit platform for developers at this year's WWDC, the company is now working on actual hardware products for everyday users.<p>Gurman's sources haven't specified exactly what types of devices Apple is working on, but they did reportedly say that the connected home space …

Apple

How Airstream trailers helped NASA keep our astronauts safe

The first Airstream trailers company-founder Wally Byam ever built were made out of Masonite, a type of hardboard made of pressed-wood fibers. But for 78 years, the trailers have been made of shiny, malleable aluminum. They are built with the same precision and attention to detail as an airplane's …

Nasa: Astronomers Select Prime Target Asteroids to Capture for Human Path to Mars

Nasa officials have announced they have identified several targets for their mission to lasso an asteroid and place it in orbit around the moon.<p>As …

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Earth will bombard Mars with videos, photos, and messages in 2017

Students at MIT and other universities are building a time capsule that they hope will soon contain messages, photos, audio clips, and videos gathered by tens of millions of people across the world. But this won't be just any other time capsule, because this one is destined for Mars.<p>"we go to space …

If This Is What Spaceships Will Look Like In 100 Years, You’re Going To Want To Get In Line Now

Scientists and architects are designing an ecology from scratch. “Rather than treat the interior of the starship like it was the pot for a plant, and …

Ecology

New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed

What’s the difference between the Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument?<p>Both structures soar to impressive heights, and each was the world’s …