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45 Years Ago, Humans Took One Small Step On The Moon

Ninety-four years ago, in an editorial about Robert Goddard’s rocket experiments, the <i>New York Times</i> stated that using rockets to travel into space would be impossible.<p>Thirty-seven years later, the Soviet Union proved the <i>New York Times</i> wrong by launching the first artificial satellites, Sputnik, …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: SunPower<p>Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup …

T-Mobile wants you to break up with your carrier this Valentine’s Day

For most of us, Valentine’s Day usually conjures up thoughts of gifts, flowers, and soppy love letters, but T-Mobile is taking a slightly different approach to the day, by inciting a little heartbreak.<p>The ever eccentric CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, has taken to twitter to encourage us all to …

Codacy: Automated Code-Checking for Coders

Codacy launched in private beta back in November, offering developers a code review tool that automatically monitors patterns to unearth potentially problematic code further down the line. And today, Codacy is shedding its beta tags and launching to the public.<p>Since launch, more than 1,300 …

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

Pontiff calls for 'a network not of wires but of humans' in statement released Thursday<p>Pope Francis today described the internet as a "gift from God," hailing its ability to foster dialogue among disparate groups, though he acknowledged that the speed of social media can make it difficult for users …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Bill Gates: poverty eradicated by 2035 and innovative pharma growth in India, China and Brazil

Bill Gates is an optimistic philanthropist. He has predicted that almost no country will be in poverty by 2035, and has issued high praise to the …