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Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

The NSA is capturing nearly every phone call in Afghanistan, WikiLeaks claims

The US National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan, according to WikiLeaks. The recordings are being made as part of the same program that was reported earlier this week to be capturing nearly every call in the Bahamas, as well as phone records from …

Attack on Ukrainian army checkpoint leaves at least 11 dead

The conflict between pro-Ukraine and separatist forces in the east of Ukraine led to one of its bloodiest days yet on Thursday, days before presidential elections due to take place on Sunday.<p>At least 11 pro-Ukraine forces were killed in a surprise dawn attack on a Ukrainian army checkpoint, …

Air Force security team botched drill simulating attack on nuke missile silo, report reveals

A blistering internal review has revealed that an Air Force security team botched a training exercise last summer that simulated an attack on a nuclear missile silo, prompting expanded training to prepare for the possibility of a real attack.<p>A senior U.S. defense official confirmed the details of …

Kinect-Equipped Digital Mirror Shows Your Innards

This new installation marries biomedical imaging and Microsoft Kinect technology to show a person’s body–organs and all–as it moves in real time.<p>In the past, we’ve written about the powerful (and potentially embarrassing) accuracy of Microsoft Kinect, but one thing the Kinect couldn’t offer via its …

Augmented Reality

G7 promises to 'move swiftly' with sanctions against Russia

Leaders of the G7 nations on Friday condemned Russian actions in and around Ukraine, promising punishments aimed at sending a message to Moscow.<p>"We have now agreed that we will move swiftly to impose additional sanctions on Russia," the G7 leaders said.<p>"Given the urgency of securing the opportunity …

Edc Giveaway | Kaufmann Mercantile X Bts

Online store Kaufmann Mercantile are one of our favorite stops for everyday objects, they have a fantastic collection of classic, high-quality …

Phantom 2 Vision Plus | By Dji

DJI have announced a new version of their popular Phantom 2 Vision. The new Phantom 2 Vision+ is now even easier to fly and features a built-in …

Cloak | The Antisocial Network

Most social networks are all about keeping you social, finding out how your friends and family are doing and what they are up to, not Cloak, this new …

Travelmate Kit | By Buck Knifes

The TravelMate Kit by Buck Knives is the perfect portable tool for preparing food on your outdoor adventures. The all-in-one utensil saves space and …

Inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation

Like most people in need of major surgery, Rodney Haning, a retired telecommunications project manager and avid golfer, has a few questions for his …

China: Firm 3D prints 10 full-sized houses in a day

<b>A company in China has used giant 3D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it appears.</b><p>A private firm, WinSun, used four 10m x 6.6m printers to spray a mixture of cement and construction waste to build the walls, layer by layer, official Xinhua news agency …

BadLepricon malware caught stealth-mining bitcoin in Android apps

Google has removed five wallpaper apps from Android's Google Play app store, after they were found to be mining for the bitcoin cryptocurrency without users' knowledge.<p>Security firm Lookout identified a strain of malware called BadLepricon running within the apps, which included Mens Club Live …

Facebook's new face recognition knows you from the side

Facebook still isn't as good as humans when it comes to identifying people in photos, but it's getting awfully close.<p>Facebook (FB) researchers published a paper last month in which they detailed the capabilities of a new artificial intelligence system known as "DeepFace." When asked whether two …

South Korea finds images of presidential residence on Kim Jong-un's drones

Discovery of photos of Blue House and military installations on crashed North Korean drones prompts alarm in the South<p>Two North Korean drones that crashed in South Korea had taken hundreds of aerial photos of military installations as well as the official residence of President Park Guen-hye, …

Formula One Star Schumacher 'Awakening' After Serious Ski Crash

GRENOBLE, France - Retired Formula One star Michael Schumacher now "shows moments of consciousness and awakening," more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident.<p>Manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement that "Michael is making progress on his way." She added that …

Japan's Biggest Organized Crime Syndicate Now Has Its Own Website and Theme Song

For starters, the site looks like it was created in the late 1990s. Still, the criminal syndicate is hoping it'll serve as a recruitment tool as the membership of yakuza organizations shrink and public support for them falls. And the branding reflects this; the site at first appears to be for an …

Astronomers Release Image Of "Serial Killer" Galaxy

The European Southern Observatory has released a detailed image of galaxy NGC 1316, which has engulfed several other galaxies in its violent …

Cosmology

U.S. wireless carriers finally have something to fear: Google

Call Google “evil” all you want — I personally love how “evil” Google is — but there is no other company on the planet that can shake things up and …

Reggae star Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison for murder

Jamaican dancehall and reggae star Vybz Kartel has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams. Following his conviction last month, Kartel received the harshest sentence of any of his co-defendants: he will serve 35 years in jail before he will be eligible for …

Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s plan for overhauling the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to U.S. officials.<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data …

Best free Windows 7 downloads

Windows 7 is a great operating system, and you can make it greater still with a few well chosen downloads.<p>Best free MP3 software: 11 programs for …

Software

Kidnapped Iran soldiers freed in Pakistan by militants

<b>Four Iranian soldiers seized by Sunni militants and taken into Pakistan have been freed, officials say.</b><p>The border guards abducted by Jaish al-Adl in February were handed over to Iranian officials but the militants said they had killed a fifth man.<p>The abductions had heightened regional and sectarian …

Meteor Hits New Mexico (Or At Least The Air Above It) (VIDEO)

A meteor has been caught on camera burning up in the atmosphere above New Mexico.<p>The video was recorded on March 6th, 2014, near the town of Lamy.<p>The …

Edward Snowden tells European Parliament how local spies aid NSA surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has sent testimony (PDF) to a European Parliament inquiry about the mass surveillance activities he exposed — …

British Army Gets Approval For Watchkeeper UAV Flights

The Army in the UK has announced that they have received approval for flights of the Watchkeeper UAV in the UK, it made its first flight in the UK …

Go ahead, fire up your commercial drones (for now)

When Amazon(s amzn) CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrated the company’s proposed delivery drones to a breathless Charlie Rose on national TV a few months ago, …

Commercial Drones Are Now Legal, According To Federal Ruling

As of right now it’s perfectly legal to operate a drone for commercial reasons. That’s according to a federal judge, in a ruling that notes the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against the practice.<p>This flies in the face of the FAA, which previously stated that …

Ron Dennis warns McLaren team to expect more pain in the race to get back to front of the grid

McLaren CEO Ron Dennis says team were 'unfit with too many distractions' under ousted Martin Whitmarsh, but they are now focused on winning titles again<p>McLaren’s struggles in recent years were because they were “unfit” and faced too many distractions, Ron Dennis said yesterday, and he warned they …