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There’s now a braille watch which lets you feel the time

There are more than 360,000 people in the UK who are registered as blind or partially sighted, whose lives will get a little better when the world’s …

Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

For more than a decade, Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S., Salem al-Sabah, has held a gala event every Feb. 25 to celebrate his country's national day. The annual holiday commemorates the tiny Gulf state's independence from British rule in 1961. Traditionally, the event has been held at the Four …

Donald Trump

Lockheed will move 650 missile jobs away from Sunnyvale

Lockheed Martinwill move 650 jobs in the legendary Trident missile program from Sunnyvale, Calif., to other states, the defense contractor said Thursday.<p>The affected employees work for the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program, which designs and engineers nuclear missiles for the nation's submarine fleet.<p>…

One in six people have had the same lunch for at least two years, survey finds

They say variety is the spice of life - but apparently that doesn’t ring true when it comes to lunchtime.<p>In fact, one in six people admitted they have sat down to the same lunch every day for at least two years, blaming a lack of inspiration and the need to save money.<p>The humble ham sandwich tops …

NASA scientist Sidd Bikkannavar says he was forced to unlock phone at airport

Before it was temporarily halted by federal judges, President Donald Trump's Muslim ban affected thousands of people worldwide. While much of the …

Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.<p>A mysterious cell process named anastasis (Greek for "rising to life") challenges our idea of life being a linear march towards death, and suggests that cell death can actually be reversed under certain conditions—essentially allowing cells to …

Biology

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens bring ‘Portal’ to life in the real world

Last summer, the world lost its collective mind over <i>Pokemon Go</i>.<p>Thanks to augmented reality, smartphone owners were able to find and catch Pokemon in …

A Robot Drew Star Charts for the Next 100,000 Years

International design studio Tellart bring their 'Deep Future' maps to The Museum of Tomorrow.<p>Those in the northern hemisphere know that the North Star, Polaris, is a useful tool of navigation. But few know that, because of changes in Earth’s axial rotation, Polaris hasn’t always been—nor will it …

Black Holes

How Victorian Gender Norms Shaped the Way We Think About Animal Sex

That males are naturally promiscuous while females are coy and choosy is a widely held belief. Even many scientists—including some biologists, …

CASIO PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20 - Smartwatch for Outdoors

Building on the experience of the WSD F10, Casio is back with a new iteration of their outdoor watch. The new CASIO PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20 was …

Wearable Tech

Sony sponsors bootcamp for girls who want to work in gaming

U.K.-based project part of effort to diversify developers<p>Sony has announced plans to sponsor a "bootcamp" for girls who want to work in video games and technology.<p>The six-week session is being held in Liverpool for local girls ages 11-to-14. It's being organized by Liverpool Girl Geeks, which says …

Scientists divided over whether 'Furku.Al' rock inscription is genuinely the work of Vikings

When a resident on the Isle of Eigg decided to clean his drains, he had no idea that he would stumble upon a mystery that would baffle archaeologists around the world.<p>The islander’s discovery of a boulder with the letters “Furku.Al” scratched into its surface has sparked a lively debate among …

Samsung takes wraps off $150 million fund for early startups

The electronic giant's venture arm reveals a new name and says it's investing in young companies targeting VR, AI and the internet of things.<p>Are you building the next big thing in virtual reality, artificial intelligence or the internet of things? If so, you probably would be interested in the $150 …

Venture Capital

The Health Risks of Brewing Kombucha, and How to Do It Safely

Kombucha is a fermented tea that people enjoy for the taste, but also for probiotic benefits that can support healthier digestion. It’s so popular …

This Funky, Brooklyn-Born Roadster Defies Physics

Today, the world will discover the Vanguard Roadster at New York City’s International Motorcycle Show. Designer Edward Jacobs and entrepreneur …

Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Ago: Pictures

Military History

Sunil Mittal meets top tech honchos in Silicon Valley

Sunil Mittal, founder and Chairman of Bharti Airtel, is meeting top tech honchos, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Apple CEO Tim Cook and …

Silicon Valley

Bad mood? New app senses emotion and suggests food to lift spirits

A new app which monitors facial expressions to assess mood and then suggests the perfect food to lift or the spirits, or quell anxiety, has been developed by scientists at Oxford University.<p>Professor Charles Spence an experimental scientist has teamed up with food delivery service ‘Just Eat’ to …

Oxford University

Siemens is well placed to adapt business in U.S.: CEO | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German trains-to-turbines group Siemens is well placed to do business in the United States, regardless of whether President-elect Donald Trump backs fossil-fuels at the expense of renewable energy, its CEO told a newspaper.<p>Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser gestures during the annual news …

Siemens

Anti-Pipeline Protesters Arrested at North Dakota Shopping Mall

More than 30 activists protesting plans to run an oil pipeline beneath a lake near a North Dakota Indian reservation were arrested on Friday at a …

North Dakota

North America is going to get a new billionaire every 6 days

North America can expect to mint a new billionaire every six days for the next five years.<p>That's according to Credit Suisse's 2016 global wealth report, which charts the number of millionaires and billionaires around the world, and forecasts trends in global wealth.<p>North America leads the world in …

North America

Experience Voyager's Golden Record in 360 Video

Science Friday made an immersive 360 Video to explore the Golden Records on the Voyager probes. While I've been hearing and reading about these …

Here’s How Often You Should Weigh Yourself, According to Science

Experts can't agree on whether you should step on the scale every morning, once a week, or never. Here's the advice that will help you lock in a …

Fitness

Foreclosures are suddenly spiking across America

Compared to October last year, homes with foreclosure filings still decreased, but this nationwide decrease is covering up what is now happening in 28 states and Washington D.C., according to the Foreclosure Report by ATTOM Data Solutions. There, the inventory of homes with foreclosure filings is …

Real Estate

This Magnetic Ink Would Let Broken Wearable Heal Themselves

If you cut through this gadget it will repair itself in minutes.<p>As wearables become more ubiquitous, scientists are looking forwards towards the problems these new technologies may present. One recent avenue of inquiry is into printable tech, using inks that conduct electronic current to print …

Serious security: Three changes that could turn the tide on hackers

We're all guilty of making security an afterthought. We need to change that attitude, and fast.<p>It's all gone. All the passwords, all the user names, …

Rosetta space mission ends as probe collides into comet

The Rosetta spacecraft has ended its historic 12-year mission to intercept and investigate comet 67P/C-G by crashing into the rock’s surface after 19-km descent.<p>In its final few minutes the probe sent back images of dazzling detail from above the comet’s surface, adding to the unprecedented store …

Space

Apple building $45 million research center in Beijing to develop new hardware

Apple is building a $45 million research facility in Beijing, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, focusing on the creation of new hardware. The company's first Chinese research center will employ 500 people and will develop computer hardware, communications, audio, and visual equipment, the …

Wall Street