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"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an …

Space Travel

Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the …

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have infinity display and iris scanner, insiders say

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, have an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge “infinity” display and an iris scanner, the Guardian has learned.<p>The Galaxy S8 will be announced in late March and go on sale on or around 21 April, later than the originally planned launch at Mobile World Congress …

Mobile

What Donald Trump Told America's Biggest Automakers

U.S. President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday to increase …

105-year-old Frenchman sets cycling record

BMW just showed off the futuristic interior of its next-gen cars

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BMW unveiled a crazy concept car that is supposed to demonstrate what self-driving cars could look like in 2020 and beyond. It's called the BMW i Inside Future. Here's what it looks like.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

You can now control your Hyundai through Google Home

‘OK Google, start up my car’<p>Hyundai’s Blue Link service, in addition to offering automatic emergency support, lets owners control various aspects of their cars remotely through a connected smartphone, Apple Watch, or Android Wear device. At CES 2017, the car company announced a new partnership with …

Bitcoin's at it again: currency surges overnight before falling again

Bitcoin's market value is fluctuating again.<p>Almost two months since it hit a three-year high of $1,000 on January 1, the virtual currency soared to a …

6 ways to make your living room classic and elegant

Confused about how to design and decorate the living room in your new home? Or maybe you are planning to revamp your old living space to give it a …

SanDisk introduces the world’s first ever 1TB SD card

SanDisk today announced the world’s first 1TB SDXC card at a trade show in Cologne, Germany. The company says in a press release that with the continued growth of high quality video recording and images, the need for a 1TB SD card is greater than ever.<p>SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand, introduced …

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Broncolor announces the Siros L, a fully wireless monolight

No external power supply needed<p>Battery-powered monolights are becoming more common in photography these days, and Broncolor's Siros L is the latest addition to that family of products. The Siros L is special in a few ways; it has a built-in, interchangeable lithium-ion battery and doesn't require …

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

Virtual Reality

SXSW apologizes after asking US Rio 2016 Olympian to remove hijab

A member of the USA Fencing World Team was told to remove her hijab by staff at the SXSW festival for a photo on her ID badge, she said on Saturday via Twitter.<p>Ibtihaj Muhammad, who will be the first US Olympian to wear a hijab, said she explained that she wears the head scarf for religious reasons …

Religion

To Win The Future, China Wants Its Own DARPA

Half a century after America did it first<p>America hated the idea of being in second place. The Soviet Union launched its Sputnik satellite into orbit in 1957. To catch up, in 1958 President Eisenhower created the Advanced Projects Research Agency, ARPA. (The D for Defense was tacked on in 1973). …

Here’s the Perfect Weapon for Drone Haters

Drones are becoming easier than ever to use, and with companies like GoPro (GPRO) and possibly Samsung getting into the space, they’re bound to …

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

HP's monster spec Windows 10 smartphone is a brave move

With Mobile World Congress unofficially kicking off already, seeing new smartphones announced isn’t much of a surprise. Seeing a Windows smartphone from HP with a ridiculously impressive spec list was, however.<p>Called the Elite x3, the device offers up a 6-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) …

This thermal imaging phone lets you see like Predator

Cat has announced the world's first smartphone with an integrated thermal imaging system.<p>The waterproof, drop-proof phone is designed for use on …

Sony's new Xperia X phones focus on better photos and battery life

BARCELONA — The sad reality is Sony's Xperia smartphones just aren't selling, despite having desirable features like a 4K display, long battery life …

Phones

Russian Company Claims Its Device Can Automatically Detect Snipers

The device can ostensibly also solve your sniper problem with a temporary—or permanent—solution<p>In general, you want to spot a sniper before the sniper spots you. One Russian company claims it's invented a machine that does just that.<p>Moscow state media is reporting that the Russian company …

Photojournalism

Some Syrian refugees can now pay for food just by scanning their eyes

In Jordan, some Syrian refugees can now pay for their groceries with the blink of an eye.<p>The United Nations World Food Programme, which addresses the …

World Food Program

This app will help you avoid Iran's morality police

Gershad uses crowdsourcing to flag the locations of Tehran's notorious Gasht-e Ershad<p>A new smartphone app is helping young Iranians avoid Tehran's morality police, who have become notorious for harassing anyone whose dress or public behavior doesn't adhere to strict Islamic standards.<p>The app, …

This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency

If you’ve ever imagined a scenario where you’re safely piloting a plane to a runway after something catastrophic happens, this video is for you. If you, like me, would be spending your last few moments curled up in fetal position, not as much.<p>Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot, created a 10 minute …

Prenatal Development

The life-size BB-8 is real and you can get one this year

NEW YORK — The rumored life-size BB-8 droid from <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is real, everyone, and you’ll be able to roll it around your house later …

Star Wars

It looks like Google wants to charge its self-driving cars wirelessly

FCC filings spotted by <i>IEEE Spectrum</i> suggest that Google is in the process of installing wireless charging systems at its headquarters campus and the nearby Castle facility — a former Air Force base where the company tests its self-driving cars.<p>The documents point to installations from Hevo Power …

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them

We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the …