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Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. …

How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Woodworking

ISIS member responsible for rocket attack on U.S. Marines killed in strike

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An ISIS member believed responsible for an attack last month resulting in the death of a U.S. Marine and wounding others has been killed in a U.S. strike.<p>"Several hours ago we killed an ISIL member believed responsible for the rocket attack that resulted in the death of (Staff …

January 2016

Diversity

This is what Microsoft HoloLens is really like

There was a fish in the bathtub. That was one of the first things we saw in the hotel room after we put on Microsoft’s developer-ready version of HoloLens, the augmented reality headset it believes will transform the way we learn, work, and play.<p>We had the chance to use HoloLens for a couple of …

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

Severe Turbulence Aboard American Eagle Flight Hospitalizes Two

Two cabin crew were hospitalized after severe turbulence sent a beverage cart aboard an American Eagle flight crashing into the jet's ceiling.<p>Flight 3358 was en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Memphis, Tennessee, when it was diverted to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Wednesday.<p>The turbulence launched …

Abandoned Dog Learns To Fly A Plane, Becomes World's Cutest Co-Pilot

It's a ruff job, but someone's gotta do it.<p>When rescuers met Shadow, the abandoned pup was just 22 hours away from being put down.<p>And now, he's flying an airplane. <i>For real</i>.<p>Shadow is a finalist on "Dogs Might Fly," a U.K. reality show that rescues stray dogs and teaches them new tricks, with the …

Own a Sizeable Chunk of the Moon With This Lunar Watch (Update: We Got Fooled)

<b>Update 9:06am:</b> <i>Nope. It turns out the annual nightmare that is April Fool’s Day is no longer relegated to just April 1st. This watch is totally fake,</i> …

Watches

The most dangerous volcanoes on Earth

Volcanic activity is a harsh reminder that the world we live in is ever-changing and destructive. Volcanoes are mountains that open downward into a pool of molten rock below earth's surface. When pressure builds, eruptions and disaster occur.<p>As National Geographic explains, a large eruption can be …

It hasn’t even been a year, and there’s already an improved Samsung Galaxy A9

Announced last December, the Samsung Galaxy A9 represented the company’s latest effort to disguise a mid-range smartphone in high-end construction. …

Samsung Galaxy

How Amateur Astronomers Used Backyard Telescopes to Film Jupiter's Collision With a Space Rock

Not bad, for 500 million km away.<p>Yesterday, we were lucky enough to witness an incredibly cool event in our cosmic neighbourhood: Jupiter's surface …

Tesla prepares 'part one' of Model 3 reveal

Elon Musk and Tesla will unveil their first mass-market electric vehicle in California on Thursday -- but don't expect <i>everything</i> to be revealed. At …

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

There's a lot you can tell your Android phone to do. Yes, even "take a selfie."<p>With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will …

ISS to receive BEAM inflatable space habitat via SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

The International Space Station (ISS) is soon slated to receive its very first inflatable space habitat – the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module …

Foods That You May Not Know Could Kill Your Dog

It's tempting to share human food with dogs, but the results can be deadly if you share the wrong foods. From avocados to onions, don't share these …

5 authentication methods putting passwords to shame

There’s no arguing that passwords are becoming less and less reliable in protecting our data and identities. Their management, protection and memorization are becoming increasingly problematic, and malicious actors have countless ways to steal them, break them, reset them, or get past them.<p>A study …

Information Systems

How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. The Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert that’s much too big to be a hobbit, although …

The Hobbit

7 best military gadgets ready for the battlefield right now

Military forces live and die by their weapons, but those aren't the only tools that matter in a battle. There are all sorts of gadgets and gizmos that can make troops safer and more lethal. Here are 7 of the best.

Japan’s Lost Black Hole Satellite Just Reappeared and Nobody Knows What Happened to It

Earlier this week something happened to make Japan’s brand new black hole satellite suddenly, mysteriously lose all contact with Earth. Now, we have …

Black Holes

How a new NASA tool might help us find ET

The US space agency believes its "next-gen planet hunter" could give us vital information about 4,500 possible planets.<p>Christopher Columbus gets a lot of credit (rightly or wrongly) for "discovering" a new hemisphere -- or basically half a planet. But how much credit do you get when you discover …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

The Pentagon Wants Autonomous Fighter Jets to Fly in Combat

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is moving ahead with an initiative to turn aging F-16 fighter jets into unmanned, autonomous combat aircraft. The …

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant solves everything so quickly that he breaks Pat Sajak

You can't even hate someone with game like this. Robert is the rudest contestant <i>Wheel of Fortune</i> has ever had, and that is 100 percent a compliment. See, he's the UConn women's basketball team of Wheel players. He won't just beat you, he'll throw you in a mortar and pestle with a bunch of letters …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S6 for just $350, Samsung Galaxy S7 for $630

When it comes to the mobile market, there are few brands that command the same level of recognition and respect as Samsung. There’s a lot to like about Samsung phones, especially flagship models released in 2015 or later, which feature Samsung’s modern glass and metal unibody designs. However one …

More Before-and-After Photos of the World's Best Street Designs

A newly updated archive lets you track images of urban makeovers across the world.<p>Across the world, street design that favors automobiles and ignores pedestrians and cyclists is being rethought—a newly updated resource created by the Brazilian urban design collective Urb-i allows you to chart just …

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has 4GB RAM, 5000 mAh battery

For some weeks now, rumors have been floating around that suggested Samsung had a “Pro” variant of its recently released Galaxy A9 (2016) prepping for launch. As time progressed, the words turned to a more visual variety. Now, the product has officially been announced for the Chinese market.<p>The …

Slow Motion Laser Hair Removal Is a Tiny Massacre

Laser hair removal might be the most requested cosmetic procedure, but how does it work?<p>As Veritasium explains, dark hair contains melanin, a pigment …

Hair

In California backcountry, skiers find satisfying snow

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — We were gliding downhill along a river buried in snow, our skis skimming a thin layer of fresh powder toward the …