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Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

Burning “liquid sunlight” instead of fossil fuels is getting closer to reality

Electricity is an amazingly useful form of energy. Even better, we know how to generate it without carbon emissions. So step one in the battle to limit climate change is to shift as many energy services as possible over to electricity.<p>However, some uses of energy are not easy to electrify in the …

Fossil Fuels

These are Elon Musk's favorite video games

It should come as no surprise to anyone that one of the biggest names in the tech world is also a pretty big video game nerd.<p>Aside from the fact that he just tweeted his love for "Overwatch," a new and ridiculously addictive multiplayer shooter, Elon Musk previously expressed his love for other …

Saints Row

Elon Musk cheers as Norway moves toward ban on petroleum-powered cars

Norway’s top political parties have reportedly reached a tentative deal that would ban the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars within the …

Amazon takes a major step backward by dropping encryption for Fire OS 5

While Apple and the FBI await a ruling from congress on their encryption battles, Amazon just willfully dropped encryption on Kindle, Fire Phones, Fire Tablets and Fire TV devices running Fire OS 5.<p>The change affects millions of users with these devices and makes each of them decidedly less safe …

Judge: Apple can’t be forced to unlock iPhones under All Writs Act

In a case unrelated but entirely relevant to the San Bernardino legal battle, a New York judge has just ruled that Apple cannot be forced to unlock …

Oregon occupiers ask public for supplies: get glitter, sex toys

(Reuters) - Gifts of sex toys, glitter and nail polish are not what the armed protesters who seized a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon were expecting when they put out a public call for supplies to help get them through the winter.<p>A Gadsden flag flies at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near …

Wildlife Refuge

Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

<b>A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture of a black hole's event horizon in 2017.</b><p>The project, called the Event Horizon Telescope, has completed most of its technical preparations as well as extensive theoretical calculations.<p>It will focus on …

Black Holes

Google says it has now proven that D-Wave’s quantum computer really works

Last month we reported on Google planning a “watershed” quantum computing announcement, which the company and NASA delivered jointly today. Google’s Quantum AI team announced the results of its latest test in understanding the physics governing quantum annealers, which shows that quantum annealing …

Quantum Computing

Woman says Wi-Fi allergy killed her daughter

A mother in England is claiming a crippling allergy to Wi-Fi exacerbated by school routers compelled her 15-year-old daughter to end her life.<p>Jenny Fry committed suicide earlier this year, and her mother Debra says she left behind letters saying "she couldn't cope with her allergies from wifi …

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane: Pictures

U.S. military helicopter crashes in South Korea during training mission

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Monday, killing both pilots onboard, the U.S. Army and South Korean police said.<p>The AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed on a road in Wonju, about 80 miles east of Seoul, a Wonju police officer said on condition of …

State Department issues "worldwide" travel alert

The U.S. State Department issued a rare worldwide travel alert on Monday, warning American travelers about the widespread threats posed by members of the Islamic State or copycat bombers.<p>The alert said that there were increased terror threats from al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and ISIL, the term used by the …

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possible as water tends to heat up when illuminated. However, by using an infrared laser and nanocrystal, it …

Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

PornHub reports a 10% traffic drop the day ‘Fallout 4’ came out

Correlation does not equal causation, except when it does.<p>According to PornHub Vice President Corey Price in a comment to GamesBeat, the site saw a 10 percent drop in traffic among gamers after around 5am and continued until around 3pm.<p>Seems people were putting that sick day to good use.<p>Traffic …

In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

Commuting

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Man Bombs Walmart for Not Selling Confederate Flag Anymore

A man from Tupelo, Mississippi has been arrested for bombing a Walmart, (WMT) angered by the retailer’s decision earlier this year to stop selling …

London's Big Ben to Fall Silent

LONDON — Big Ben's bongs may fall silent for months or even years as urgent repairs are carried out.<p>Two of Britain's largest newspapers reported Sunday that Parliament's massive clock and the tower that supports it need as much as 40 million pounds ($61.7 million) in repairs — work that will …

This Newly Declassified Video of the US Testing Chemical Weapons Is Insane

The US tested chemical weapons in California and off the East Coast in the 1950s.<p>It's no secret that the United States is one of the few countries in the world to have used chemical and biological weapons. But it's still surprising to watch this newly declassified video, which talks at length about …

How-To: Make the most of Lightroom to streamline your photo editing & cataloging

When Apple ceased development of Aperture, a lot of serious photographers were very unhappy about Apple’s attempt to palm them off with Photos instead. Many headed instead to Lightroom, the photo cataloging and editing app Adobe created from the ground up specifically for photographers.<p>If you’re …

(Update: reward goes to charity) Meet the man who owned Google.com for one minute

Update: Google has granted Sanmay Ved a generous reward for the discovery of the bug in its Domains service. In a heart-warming twist, Ved said he would donate the money (“over $10,000”) to a charity.<p>Former Google employee Sanmay Ved bought Google.com for $12 on September 29, 2015. He owned the …

Google Search

A Creative & Beautiful Portrait Idea to Try this Week

Want to try something different with your portraits this week? Add a bit of diversity to your portfolio? Maybe just mess around and have a bit of fun …

Portrait Posing Tip: Forward and Down

When it comes to portraits, the slightest change in posing can dramatically change the feel and look of the overall image. It is normal for people to …

Ad blockers rise as ads annoy, bog down websites

Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village in Unreal Engine 4 by ArtistArtorias - IGN Video

Big thanks to Youtuber ArtistArtorias for sharing his video with us. He recreates Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village using Unreal Engine 4. Check out …

Because of an electoral mishap, a US tax vote will be decided by a single woman

They say that every vote counts, but it’s not usually this literal: A vote on a local sales-tax increase in Columbia, Missouri will be decided this month by Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old college student.<p>Henderson is the only person eligible to vote on the increase because she is the only legal …

City Politics

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here.<p>Once the images are uploaded in …