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Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds

In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They're so bright that you rarely spot anything smaller than a gas giant, which isn't much help when you're trying to find habitable worlds. An alliance of American and Dutch researchers may have the …

Planetary Habitability

Stretchy conductive ink puts computing power on your clothes

Those dreams of having computers in your clothing might be more realistic than you think. Japanese researchers have developed a printable conductive ink that maintains a circuit even when you stretch fabric to three times its usual length -- you could have athletic gear with hidden activity …

Nanotech

Check Out the World's First 3-D Printed Supercar

Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Uli Deck—dpa/Corbis<p>Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Bao Dandan—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Jewel Samad—AFP/Getty Images<p>Carlos …

Audi Wants to Send an Unmanned Rover to the Moon

The German automobile company will be helping out Google’s Lunar XPRIZE in an effort to conquer space.<p>Contributing to German-based team of scientists …

SmartUp App Virtually Mentors New Entrepreneurs And Could Lead To Funding

Everyone knows there are entrepreneurs all over the world now, not just in developed countries. Why? Because the internet and technology has empowered so many. Indeed, a 2013 survey put out by Babson and the LSE found that the size of the global market for learning about entrepreneurship and …

NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars

No, you're not looking at a very sophisticated boomerang -- that may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies. NASA has revealed that it's building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars), a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and …

Factory near Tesla that turns trash to jet fuel moves closer to reality

A first-of-its kind factory that will turn garbage into fuel for airplanes is inching closer to reality in the same Nevada industrial park as Tesla’s …

Startup Looking To Combine E-cigs, 3D Printing And Crowdfunding

The e-cigarette industry is nothing if not divisive. For some it is a miracle product that could potentially save millions of lives and billions in healthcare costs by getting smokers off more-harmful conventional tobacco products. For others it’s a demon product with the potential to suck a new …

Always click the first Google result? You might want to stop doing that

When you go to Google for anything, be it a weather report or a phone number or an explanation of string theory, you assume that the top results will always be the very best. Those are, at least, the only ones you click: Studies suggest it's a rare, rare Googler who bothers scrolling past search …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is; Prepare To Be Burned By Some Major Snark

Ask Siri an unsolvable question and you'll get a cheeky response.<p>This week, social media was abuzz with talk about Apple’s know-it-all digital assistant, and her sassy answer to the impossible query: “Siri, what is zero divided by zero?”<p><b>**The answer is below. iPhone users, we'd recommend asking the</b> …

Of course. There is now a Hacker News for deep learning

Machine learning startup Startup.ML today unveiled a new website called Deep Learning News. It’s a place to go to find information online about deep learning, which is an increasingly trendy type of artificial intelligence.<p>The new site is in the style of Hacker News, a popular online water cooler …

Machine Learning

Now You Can Unlock And Start Your Hyundai Remotely With The Apple Watch

Apple and Hyundai fans can now use both of their prized devices—an Apple Watch and a Hyundai vehicle—together through the automaker’s cloud-based Blue Link app.<p>The free smart watch app lets users lock, unlock and start their car remotely simply by giving voice commands, such as “Start my car” or …

Amazon finally begins selling physical products in Mexico

Amazon has opened a Spanish-language online store for physical products in Mexico, two years after it began selling its Kindle ebooks in the country.<p>The new store, which can be found at amazon.com.mx, has millions of products available in more categories than Amazon has featured at launch in any of …

Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a …

Energy

Zuckerberg: telepathy is the future of Facebook

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg thinks that you will soon be able to send emotions directly to your friends.<p>In a Q&A session held (where else) on …

Garmin's Varia radar warns cyclists about traffic they can't see

Six months. That's apparently how long it takes to buy a company, retool their product, and sell it under a new name. Garmin's new Varia Rearview Bike Radar is a rear light that scans up to 140m behind a bicycle for traffic. It then hands that data on to either a compatible Garmin Edge system or a …

Garmin

Chevy is making cars with air conditioning for your phone

Wireless smartphone charging is becoming a pretty desirable feature in cars nowadays. But Chevrolet seems to think this luxury can present a problem: with everything our phones are constantly doing — streaming music, providing turn-by-turn directions, etc. — it's not hard for the battery inside to …

This Is Why People Go Crazy On Twitter

Illustrated By Gabriela Alford.<p>In this day and age, few things match the excitement of a good ol' fashioned Twitter war. Something about the …

This Fragrance Is the Next Best Thing to a Bouquet From Elizabeth Taylor's Private Garden

What better way to start your weekend than with a tour of Elizabeth Taylor's private garden? For the star's first posthumous fragrance, perfumer …

The Non-Raver Way To Do Neon

No longer reserved strictly for on-the-job construction workers or your raver alter ego, new-wave neon is more high-concept than ever and ready to …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

This At-Home Exfoliator Gadget Doesn't Mess Around

We have a love-hate relationship with exfoliation. We're obsessed with the results: baby-soft skin, clean pores, that elusive lit-from-within glow... …

#theLIST: Shoe In: Spring's Chicest Pairs

Keep your seasonal shoe game in check with the chicest of the new lot.<p>Keep your seasonal shoe game in check with the chicest of the new lot.

How To Spring Clean Your Closet On The Cheap

Photo: Courtesy of Leaf.tv.<p><i>Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin</i> …

Prints of the Season

How to Get the Most Energy Out of Your Day

Daylight Savings has arrived, which not only means that we get to see the sun beyond 5pm—it's also basically the benchmark that declares spring's imminent arrival.<p>Daylight Savings has arrived, which not only means that we get to see the <i>sun</i> after 5pm—it's also basically the benchmark that declares …

10 Ways To Mix & Match Your Swimsuits

The ingredients for our ultimate day-to-day look go a little something like this: a dash of print, a dose of color, and not an ounce of matchy …

Planning Your Perfect Wardrobe for Spring

What to buy this season and what to stash away<p>There's something incredibly satisfying about spring cleaning, specifically spring closet cleaning. Rather than dusting and vacuuming, we're purging the clothes we haven't worn for a minute and the feel-bad pieces that were never quite right but we …

#TheLIST: The Seven Essential Spring 2018 Perfumes

From the bottles to the base notes, spring's best new fragrances are a celebration in all things bold.<p>The seven fragrances we'll be sniffing through summer.