George Weir

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Sleeping Bag with Arms and Legs More than just a sleeping bag SelkBag is the...

Sleeping Bag with Arms and Legs More than just a sleeping bag SelkBag is the pioneer of a new sleep wear system. Thanks to its form, it provides …

New type of encryption developed by AI neural network - Researchers are perpl...

So does this mean Alice and Bob would be just as successful against another adversary? Their creators even? Perhaps Alice Bob and Eve are all …

The new Tesla solar roof tiles look awesome - Exact energy efficiency ...

Oct 31, 2016<p>+Ashahar Parvez Once your religion modernises it'll become better understood and less abused, but since 1973 you're religion has gone …

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Digitized. Deceptive. Disruptive. Demonetized. Dematerialized. Democratized.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is finally dead! https://futuristech.info/post...

A smaller and more capable national grid ( possibly)?

‘There is no longer any doubt’ that virus during pregnancy is directly linked to severe defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads<p>Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, US health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any …

Public Health

Wish you were here: ExoMars spacecraft sends first picture back to Earth

It may not seem the most thrilling image, but this grainy picture of the solar system has generated a collective sigh of relief at the European Space Agency.<p>It is the first picture sent back from the ExoMars spacecraft which is on a seven month journey to the Red Planet.<p>The image beamed back a …

No Man's Sky Lets You Explore a Universe-Sized Universe

If you budget just one second for each planet in Hello Games’ imponderable <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, you’ll still spend 585 billion years visiting them all. In …

Microsoft adds QR codes to Windows 10 'Blue Screen of Death' to help troubleshoot crashes

It's always annoying when your PC crashes, but it's that little bit more frustrating when you have no idea <i>why</i> it's done so.<p>Even the updated Blue …

Windows 10

Sale of long products division to Greybull Capital saves Scunthorpe steelworks, two Teesside mills plus other facilities and will revive British Steel brand<p>Tata Steel has agreed the sale of its UK long products business to investment group Greybull Capital for £1 in a deal that will revive the …

Great Britain

Flyboard Air: New hoverboard actually works and uses a turbine engine to fly its rider around, creator claims

A man claims to have created a real hoverboard, perhaps the first working one ever made.<p>The new equipment appears to use a jet turbine engine to fly …

Studying Memory’s ‘Ripples’

Caltech neuroscientists have looked inside brain cells as they undergo the intense bursts of neural activity known as “ripples” that are thought to …

The End of Big Data

It's the world after personal data: all identifying information is illegal. No servers, no search records, no social, no surveillance. A pair of satellites, circling the planet, make sure the data centers are turned off—and stay off.<p><i>Personal data is anything but personal. Our phones and televisions</i> …

Russian jet buzzed US Air Force spy plane over Black Sea

A Russian jet sped closely by a U.S. Air Force spy plane "in an unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Black Sea on Monday, a Defense Department spokeswoman told Fox News.<p>The Pentagon is investigating the incident which took place in international airspace, Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza added. …

Here Are All The Free Games Coming To PlayStation Plus Next Month

Sony has announced the upcoming lineup of free PlayStation Plus games for next month. There’s actually quite a lot of variety here, from racing games to fighting games to top-down stick shooters.<p>Here’s the full list:<p>Grid Autosport, <i>PS3</i><br>• Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back , <i>PS4, PS3, PS Vita</i><br>• Lemmings …

PlayStation Plus

Folding offshore wind turbines could power 10,000 US homes

The US Department of Energy's plan to generate 20 percent of the nation's electrical power from wind by 2030 is <i>ambitious</i>, to say the least. To pull it off, the turbines will need to be located offshore, where winds are steadier and stronger. However, putting wind turbines in the ocean is also far …

Renewable Energy

Drug traffickers secretly shipping mass quantities of weed out of Colorado

Seeking a safe haven in Colorado's legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state's sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court …

Microsoft's secret weapon for growth in the cloud: email | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In reporting better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings on Thursday, Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) CEO Satya Nadella touted his company’s success in the cloud.<p>The Microsoft logo is seen on an electronic billboard on an office building in New York City, July 28, 2015. …

Pssst, Your PGP Is Leaking

Metadata can be scraped from your messages even when you use PGP encryption.<p>Ever since the Snowden revelations, more and more people have been educating themselves on how to use encryption. One of the first programs people might turn to is Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, a version of which was thrust …

Congress and the Pentagon May Kill SpaceX’s Competition

Sen. John McCain has resumed his crusade against United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Pentagon’s primary space launch contractor, and its importing of …

Semi-Autonomous Atlas Has the Ability of Thinking

A Google company Boston Dynamics developed a robot called Atlas for the US army that will help in natural disasters. Atlas is 1.9m tall and 156,5kg, …

Scientists Find Strong Evidence That the Earth Was Hit Head-On by a Mars-Sized Planet

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.<p>The early solar system was, for lack of a better term, a chaotic hellscape. Everything we see today, from Mercury on out to the inner Oort Cloud, was a product of a series …

Earth Science

David Cameron unveils long-term plan for North Sea

The Prime Minister visits Aberdeen as a £250 million City Deal is unveiled that will overhaul the harbour to make it fit for cruise liners and decommissioning defunct oil rigs.<p>David Cameron will today visit Scotland to insist the beleaguered North Sea has an industrial future after contrasting the …

United Kingdom

Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korean missile test | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch after indications it is preparing for a test firing, two people with direct knowledge of the order told Reuters on Friday.<p>Airbus Defense & Space and 38 North satellite imagery dated January …

30th Anniversary of the Challenger Explosion: Pictures

Ronald Reagan

Apple Developing iPhone With Extended Range Wireless Charging for as Soon as 2017

Apple is reportedly developing a wirelessly-charged iPhone for as soon as 2017, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The company is working with its partners in both the U.S. and Asia to create the technology.<p>Apple is exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from …

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli air force: reports citing Snowden | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.<p>American whistleblower Edward Snowden …