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A Hacker Reveals How Your Fingerprint Could Be Easier To Hack Than A Traditional Password

At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg, Germany, Popular Science reports a hacker named Jan "Starbug" Krissler pointed out the flaws in biometric password technology, like the fingerprint sensor found on an iPhone 6.<p>Krissler said pictures of people's hands and fingers can be …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

Man who cut off his fingers builds 'Robohand'

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …

Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something …

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The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

<i>By Anisha Shah</i><p><b>WHY VISIT AN EMERGING DESTINATION?</b><p>It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps. Places such as the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and …

Ask Us Anything: Are There Electronic Defenses Against Drones? [Video]

Short answer: Yes, but they’re pretty much illegal<p>In the summer of 2012, a small robotic helicopter, painted Texas Longhorns orange and white, climbed into the air above the team’s empty football field in Austin. Then the device suddenly plummeted toward the grass, its controller overridden by a …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Six Britons arrested over Silk Road 2.0 amid dark-web takedown

Six Britons have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in running online drug marketplace Silk Road 2.0 and one other illegal website.<p>The arrests were part of a joint European and US operation stretching across 17 countries and culminating in the shutdown of over 400 other illicit web sites …

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out …

Now you can play 'Defender' and 900 other arcade classics in your browser

It seems like the Internet Archive was just getting started when it resurrected <i>WordStar</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> from floppy-disk purgatory. Now, the latest additions to the Javascript MESS emulator are of the arcade variety. Specifically, games including <i>Defender</i>, <i>Mr. Do!, Zaxxon</i> and <i>Joust</i> are now playable in …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Artist Uses Fire and Soot to Paint Elegant Illustrations

Qubec-based artist Steve Spazuk uses fire to create elegant illustrations out of soot. As he demonstrates in the video below, the fire painter manipulates the flame from a candle or a torch to mark a sheet of paper with trails of soot, which he then etches into using delicate tools like feathers, …

There's A 'Minecraft' Version Of Disney World, And It Might Be Better Than The Real Thing

This time I wanted to take it easy. So I wandered around the Germany Pavilion at Epcot. I rode on Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom. Twice, actually. I ate some snacks so I wouldn't die.<p>Oh, and I did all of that from my couch in "Minecraft."<p>Someone built a 1:1 scale of Disney World in …

20 Cool Photos for Sale - Photographs courtesy Paris Photo | LensCulture

Paris Photo is perhaps the largest and most significant art fair for collectors of photography. As always, the experience is exhilarating, inspiring — and ultimately visually overwhelming. There's just too much to see!<p>With hundreds of the world's most successful photo and art galleries presenting …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

Why You Should Care That the White House Got Hacked

Security experts are pointing fingers at Russian hackers for a cyberattack against the White House that came to light late Tuesday, marking the …

Quiz: what mental disorder do you have?

You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some aspect of your personality, like “What kind of candy are you?” or “Which Disney Ear Hat should you wear?” or “What Office …

7 Of The Coolest Secrets In The Game 'Destiny' And How To Find Them

It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released.<p>Now that it's been out for awhile, people are finding some pretty cool hidden things in the game, called Easter eggs.<p>In fact, Bungie is no stranger to hiding Easter eggs in its games. In …

Tractor beam the ‘holy grail for laser physicists’

Laser physicists have built a reversible tractor beam and are using it to retrieve tiny particles.<p>It has nowhere near the pulling power of tractor beams envisaged in science fiction, but the first long-distance optical tractor beam has so far moved particles one fifth of a millimetre in diameter a …

NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars

Comet Siding Spring sailed past Mars on Sunday, coming 10 times closer to the Red Planet than any comet on record has come to Earth.<p>At the time of the comet's closest approach at 11:27 a.m., it was just 87,000 miles from Mars. That's less than half the distance between Earth and the moon.<p>Jim Green, …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

A Working iPhone Built In Minecraft

This may not make it to real-world Apple stores.<p>Minecraft has become home to any number of experiments in the can-do spirit, everything from a huge model of the <i>U.S.S. Enterprise</i> to working hard drives and computers. The latest venture, created by a German man, is a massive working iPhone, which you …