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Lily Camera Drone Points Toward A Nano-Sized Future For Personal Recorders

Lily, the personal camera drone that follows the user and records in HD, has taken in a massive 60,000 pre-orders since launch in May and amassed a whopping $34m in funding at the end of 2015.<p>Lily is a self-flying camera drone that takes flight once it’s thrown into the air and follows its owner …

Drones

China's New Spaceship Looks Like SpaceX's — Here's Why

There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same<p>China recently unveiled drawings of the capsule it plans to use to carry humans and cargo into space in the 2020s, and the design looks strikingly familiar. With a flat top, sloping sides, and a wide bottom, all of …

Defining Domestic Terrorism Part Three: Conservative Politicians Downplay Threat from the Far Right

President Obama on NPR recently was asked about the threat posed by domestic terrorists.<p>"If you just look at the numbers," he said, "then non-Islamic, non-foreign-motivated terrorist actions have killed at least as many Americans on American soil as those who were promoted by jihadists."<p>Experts on …

Rights & Freedoms

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

16 Sci-Fi Things To Look Forward To in 2016

From comics to movies to TV to books, here's what lies ahead in the next year for science fiction and fantasy.<p>2015 wasn't too shabby when it came to sci-fi, but there are great things ahead in 2016. Here are just a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2016 (and there's plenty more we …

Star Wars

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?<p>A car that drives itself. A watch that remotely turns lights on or off. A home that produces power for neighbors during a blackout.<p>These three don’t belong to a Jetsons-like future. …

Eerie Illustrations of an Apocalyptical World

The past few weeks I have been posting more about editorial design, interfaces and some web design. I have been focusing my time on those subjects …

This Is How Much Rent You Can Afford to Pay

Many landlords require that your income is 40 times the monthly rent.<p>Are you looking for a new place? Not sure how much you should be spending on …

Personal Finance

The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A team at Columbia University hope to use the energy produced by bacteria when they expand and contract<p>A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar …

Engineering
Robotics

SpaceX releases close-up photos of Falcon 9's successful launch and landing

SpaceX hit a major milestone last night when it stuck the landing of its Falcon 9 rocket. As usual, SpaceX documented the entire event for the public, broadcasting live video and publishing photos from the launch and landing sites so it can all be seen up close. A lot of people were watching last …

Space Travel

Mars Needs Plutonium, So DOE Just Made Some

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced a golf-ball sized chunk of Plutonium-238, the Department of Energy announced today, just as NASA was running out of the isotope that fuels its Mars rovers and powers its missions to the outer solar system and beyond.<p>It’s the first time American …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Something has happened to NASA's next Mars spacecraft that it can't fix and could kill the mission

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn't enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument.<p>The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander's seismometer, which was designed to measure …

Space Science

SpaceX Launches and Lands Falcon 9 Rocket: Pictures

Falcon 9

Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition

MacBook Pro

7 potential doomsday scenarios and the tech that will make them possible

The tech-pocalypse<p>It's best not to put too much stock in doomsday theories. There are probably thousands of freak phenomena that, at any second, …

Singularity

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Universe

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FIND YOUR ORIGIN<p>Would you like to know the Origin of Your Last Name and the Coat of Arms of your family? Now It’s easy and free!<p>Our database contains …

Joanna Newsom Divers Review EW

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>Joanna Newsom’s fourth full-length, <i>Divers</i>, haunts you like an unanswered question. That’s what makes it so engrossing. You don’t …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

Pocket Programming helps beginners polish their coding skills

Are any of you learning to code? It can be hard to get everything down at first, especially if you are an autodidact who learnt to code on his own. These are the users developer ffab0 is targeting with Pocket Programming – true beginners.<p>With that in mind, we have to tell you this app is not about …

Programming

The 10 best science fiction films of all time

What makes great science fiction?<p>Choosing the best science fiction films of all time is extremely hard - especially if, like me, you love all kinds …

Science Fiction

5 Techniques To Understand Machine Learning Algorithms Without the Background in Mathematics

Where does theory fit into a top-down approach to studying machine learning?In the traditional approach to teaching machine learning, theory comes …

Machine Learning

10 steps to starting a business while keeping your full-time job

I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn't go far enough.<p>So here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers.<p>(His online courses "Launching a Business …

Small Business

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disaster

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima disaster in March, 2011.<p>Kyushu Electric Power Company told CNN Tuesday that it had reactivated No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu.<p>The plant's second …

Nuclear Energy

Here's Microsoft's $140 PC on a stick

Microsoft has teamed up with Indian gadget maker iBall to launch the Splendo, a dongle-sized PC that runs Windows 8.1.<p>The pocket-sized Splendo can connect to TVs and monitors via HDMI. It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and includes 32GB of onboard storage.<p>It also …

9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what …