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Gay marriage opponents refuse to give up fight

Despite historic Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage opponents remain determined to fight for traditional values<p>The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups.<p>Legislators in some states are …

Amazon just got permission from the FAA to start testing its delivery drones in the US

The e-commerce giant had threatened to take its research and development overseas<p>The FAA has issued a special "experimental airworthiness certificate" to Amazon, allowing the company to conduct outdoor research, testing, and training of its Prime Air delivery drones.<p>Amazon announced it ambitious …

Drones

People Are Seriously Freaking Out About The Eclipse, Supermoon and Equinox

In case you haven’t heard, there will be three celestial events on Friday, March 20: the vernal equinox, a supermoon and a solar eclipse.<p>But not everyone’s at ease about the unusual confluence of these events -- and the solar eclipse, in particular, is generating quite a lot of buzz.<p>Need proof? …

Nikon 6mm f/2.8 Lens for Sale in UK… on Craigslist

Another rare Nikon 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens is for sale, and this time in a rather unusual place: Craigslist. That’s right, someone around London is …

Nikon

Elon Musk: cars you can drive will eventually be outlawed

Because humans can't have nice things<p>Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk believes that cars you can control will eventually be outlawed in favor of ones that are controlled by robots. The simple explanation: Musk believes computers will do a much better job than us to the point where, statistically, …

Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Legally married spouses in same-sex couples soon will be able to take unpaid time off to care for a spouse or sick family members even if they live in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage.<p>The final rule issued by the Department of Labor takes effect March 27. It revises the definition …

Same-Sex Couples

FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug

Federal health officials have approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug to reach the U.S. market, a long-awaited milestone that could generate billions in savings for insurers, doctors and patients.<p>Biotech drugs are powerful, injected medicines produced in living cells. They are …

Today in science: Breakup of an asteroid

Scientists watched as, over a period of months, the asteroid known as P/2013 R3 broke into smaller pieces.<p><b>March 6, 2014.</b> On this date, the …

Security flaw from the '90s leaves Apple and Android users vulnerable

A team of cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw from way back in the '90s still leaves users today vulnerable to cyberattacks. They've dubbed it "Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Key" or FREAK, and it renders everyone who uses Safari on Mac and iOS devices or Android's stock browser …

ATSB: MH370 search continues to face many challenges | DW | 04.03.2015

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished mid-air after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on …

Airplanes

Xiaomi Is Bringing its Mobile Accessories to Europe

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade show yesterday, Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra said the company will soon begin selling its mobile accessories online across Europe.<p>According to a report by CNET, the company is planning to launch a similar Mi.com store in the US. However, the company won’t …

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Pebble Reveals the Time Steel and Plans for Smartstraps

One of the biggest criticisms of the Apple Watch, even before its officially launched, is the limited number of sensors built into the device. That’s why I suspect there’ll be some sore heads in Cupertino today after Pebble announced its plan for smartstraps.<p>After launching its color screen Pebble …

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 Is Now Publicly Available

BitTorrent today announced that version 2.0 of its Sync platform for P2P file sharing is shedding the beta tag and becoming available to the general public.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T_uV2giecI<p>A quick recap if you’re not familiar: Sync is BitTorrent’s take on sharing files through the cloud, …

Average penis size revealed in study results

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …

MindMaze's hand-tracking, mind-reading virtual reality headset is just as complicated as it sounds

Paste on the 'trodes<p>Swiss neurotechnology company MindMaze has conceived the ultimate — or at least somewhere around the penultimate — cyberpunk VR setup. Imagine a blocky virtual reality headset that looks like a bezeled Oculus Rift. Where a Rift developer might track your hands by mounting a Leap …

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

Google OKs pre-installing Waze on Android devices

Next time you buy an Android phone, you just might find Waze among its pre-installed apps. See, it's now part of Google Mobile Services, or what you call the list of Android apps that manufacturers and carriers can install before shipping devices out to buyers. If you recall, Mountain View snapped …

First photo of light as particle and wave

At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?<p>Here is the first-ever photo of …

You're always shedding DNA, and now the police can use it as evidence

The Supreme Court just allowed a conviction based on illegally obtained evidence to stand<p>Today, the US Supreme Court refused to review a case whose prosecution rested on DNA evidence swabbed from an interrogation chair, <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. Glenn Raynor petitioned the Supreme Court to review his …

Touching NASA tributes to Leonard Nimoy’s passing

Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock on Star Trek inspired generations of astronauts, space scientists and engineers, as well as space fans around the …

Vienna Is Going To Build A 25-Story Skyscraper Out Of Wood

Why the idea isn't as crazy as it sounds<p>Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2,800 tons of carbon emissions …

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport.<p>But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific …

Meteor shower at 40,000 feet

Another good reason to grab that window seat! Colin Legg captured this great photo of a meteor shower, seen from an airplane window.<p>Leave it to Colin …

Astronomy

Mad Catz announces the S.U.R.F.R. and L.Y.N.X. 3 game controllers ahead of MWC 2015

Mad Catz, the creators of the M.O.J.O. micro-console, have just announced two new gaming controllers ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015. First up on the list is the S.U.R.F.R., and it’s a bit toned-down from other controllers we’ve seen from the company in the past. Slated as the “ultimate …

Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

Google Flights

Plan for futuristic Googleplex raises hopes, fears

From search to mobile to self-driving cars, Google's futuristic ambitions seem limitless — and that attitude now also applies to commercial real …

Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …