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The U.S. Navy Makes a Rad STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Video

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Marines Get Closer To New Amphibious Vehicles

The swimming fighting truck of the future will resist mines<p>A U.S. Marine is nothing if not an amphibian (it's intrinsic to the very name of the branch itself). The ship-to-shore component of America’s armed forces exists to fight battles on the edge of land and the edge of the sea. Getting from …

Security system watches over your home without cameras

You don't have many great choices for home security systems right now. Conventional systems are expensive and effectively fixed in place, while connected cameras are conspicuous and carry the risk (however small) that someone might spy on you. Xandem thinks it has a better way, however. It's …

Trick Your Brain Into Seeing This Black-and-White Photo In Color

As we learned from an image of a certain dress that took over the Internet earlier this year, our perceptions of color don’t always align with …

Archaeology

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. We’re starting off the new week with eight solid …

Insoles That Let You Charge Your Phone With Every Step

These boots were made for charging<p>What if you could save the Earth, just by walking on it? That's the idea behind SolePower, which released a new video yesterday. The device is a insole for shoes that convert the kinetic energy of a person's steps into electricity that can be stored in a battery …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

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You Can Now Play Select Xbox 360 Games On Your Xbox One

104 titles will be available starting tomorrow, with more to come<p>Time to dust off your favorite Xbox 360 games--well, some of them--because Xbox One will finally support them with a new update that goes live November 12.<p>The first 104 games include previous <i>Halo</i>, <i>Assassin’s Creed</i>, <i>Call of Duty,</i> <i>Gears of</i> …

Notable airline bombings and foiled plots

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost as long as there have been passenger planes, there have been criminals and terrorists who want to bring them down.<p>The first happened 82 years ago; the most recent definitive incident -- twin bombings in Russia -- was 11 years ago. And U.S. intelligence suggested Wednesday that an …

Terrorism

Fan Builds Unliftable Replica of Thor's Hammer and Pranks People

We live in a school bus to travel all the time — Yahoo Travel Inspirations

Jo Piazza, Managing Editor<p><i>On the road. (Photo: Outside Found)</i><p>Last summer Will Hitchcock and Alyssa Pelletier were in the midst of an epic road trip …

RVs

With Modified Jet Fuel, Planes Can’t Explode

Coming soon to your local airport<p>The four planes chosen by the September 11 terrorists were chosen for a reason. All four flights were traveling across the continent loaded down with huge quantities of jet fuel, the ignition source for the horrible tragedies that took place that day at the World …

How 'The Martian' Became A Science Love Story

If you watch the film <i>The Martian,</i> you'll see Hollywood explosions and special effects galore, but you'll also see some serious science.<p>Actor Matt Damon, who plays stranded astronaut Mark Watney, must calculate his way through food shortages, Martian road trips and other misadventures as he fights …

Matt Damon