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Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

3D Printing

Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star

BOSTON (AP) — They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.<p>An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly …

Social Media

NASA competition pays you to design a 3D-printed habitat

If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition to develop the best artificial housing for space …

This robot competition inspired students and will get you excited about the future

Thousands of students came together in St. Louis, Missouri, to participate in the FIRST Championship robotics competition.<p>Student teams design and build robots to compete regionally and qualify for the world championship each year. In this year's "Recycle Rush," robots speed around a …

Robotics

Maker Faire Shows Off the Human Forklift (And Other Cool Inventions)

Projects come in all shapes and sizes at Maker Faire, the wacky show-and-tell festival for artists and inventors. There are those that exist just for the sake of existing, like the “Unnecessarily High 5,” a bunch of dangling mannequin hands that require a nice vertical leap in order to give them a …

Maker Faire

New Russian Armored Vehicle Operates Via Video Game Controller

Grittiest Call of Duty reboot ever<p>Inside a Russian tank, they’re reinventing the wheel. The new Kurganets-25 is controlled by a Playstation-inspired controller, according to state-owned Russian news outlet Sputnik.<p>The Kurganets-25 is an infantry fighting vehicle, which is a category of machine …

PlayStation

The Click Wheel keyboard makes it impossible to type on your iPhone

Do you pine for a simpler time, when your phone was for phone calls, your iPod was for music, and watches were... well, watches? If so, have I got the app for you. Just in time for your weekly dose of nostalgia, developer Adam Bell has released his groundbreaking (and free) Click Wheel keyboard on …

App Store

AeroMobil Flying Car Crashes In Slovakia

The Invention Award-winning prototype was destroyed, but its pilot survived<p>Last Friday, the AeroMobil 3.0 prototype, recently featured in <i>Popular Science</i>’s 2015 Invention Awards, crashed during a flight test in Slovakia. When the flying car ran into trouble, its pilot, company co-founder Štefan …

Traffic

United Airlines offers rewards for spotting bugs in the system

United Airlinesmay be having a change of heart about hackers.<p>A cybersecurity expert who joked during a United Airlines flight about hacking into the plane's avionics computers was banned from flying on the carrier, even though the expert said he was pointing out a vulnerability in the airline's …

Samsung launches new ‘Blue Topaz’ and ‘Green Emerald’ Galaxy S6 color variants

Neither of these are the rumored (and more recently, teased) Iron Man-themed red-and-gold Galaxy S6 Edge, but Samsung is now launching two new color variants for its current-generation Android flagship. The first of which is a shiny “Blue Topaz” Galaxy S6 and the second is an equally as vibrant …

Fingerprints will soon tell cops if suspects are on cocaine

A research team from the University of Surrey in the UK has reportedly developed a new, noninvasive drug test for cocaine that accurately detects its presence in your system through your fingerprints. Specifically, it looks for two common cocaine metabolites: benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine. …

Google testing changes to its mobile search interface, Material Design tabs included

It appears that Google is testing a new design for the header of its mobile search website, featuring a much more spread-out interface including a larger text entry box, navigation tabs, and Google logo. The size and placement of the actual search results seem to be identical, however…<p>Notable is …

Pandora loses to BMI in hearing over royalty rates, vows to appeal

Pandora Media Inc. lost a court hearing Thursday in a dispute with music publishing rights group BMI over royalty rates, but the Internet streaming leader said it will appeal.<p>Pandora said it's confident it can win later since the appeals court — the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York — …

SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions

After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells <i>Spaceflight Now</i> that it recently greenlit the use of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for "medium-risk" payloads, which covers all but the most valuable cargo. That rules it out of launching …

FBI says this hacker took over a plane through its in-flight entertainment system

Security researcher Chris Roberts got kicked off a United flight last month for tweeting a joke about hacking into its electronic control systems.<p>Now the FBI alleges, in an affidavit for a search warrant, it was no joke. In fact, the FBI claims, Roberts actually did such a thing, causing a plane he …

Security

The Internet Is A Huge Energy Suck

But we love it anyway<p>The internet is an amazing thing. It connects the most remote, far-flung corners of the world with the busiest metropolises, allowing people around the world to learn, do business, and look at adorable puppy gifs.<p>But with great power comes ... huge energy costs? A new SciShow …

Cute

The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backbone, are hitting their physical limits. An Alcatel-Lucent representative warned that we could hit …

Court documents strongly suggest Apple is working on an electric car

For several months now, rumors of increasing credibility have circulated that Apple is secretly working on an electric car project.<p>This week, the Cupertino company reportedly will settle a lawsuit brought against it by A123 Systems — a large-battery company that alleges Apple deliberately poached …

US Navy fighter jets will carry an autonomous anti-ship missile

The US Navy may have a robotic ace in the hole when it fights enemy warships in the future. It's planning to put Lockheed Martin's autonomous LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile) on the F/A-18 Super Hornet by 2019, giving jet fighters a weapon that tracks and wipes out targets mostly or entirely on …

Russia successful in second attempt to start Progress spacecraft

"On Sunday night, the orbit of the ISS was successfully corrected," Roscosmos told Russian news agencies after an initial attempt to switch on the spacecraft's engines was unsuccessful.<p>The operation by the Progress M-26M cargo vehicle, which is moored to the Russian module Zvezda, began just after …

Space Exploration

Intelligence officers given immunity from hacking laws, tribunal told

Legislative changes exempting law enforcement officers from ban on breaking into people’s digital devices were never debated by parliament, tribunal hears<p>GCHQ staff, intelligence officers and police have been given immunity from prosecution for hacking into computers, laptops and mobile phones …

Surveillance

CEO: Nissan will be ready with autonomous driving by 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.<p>Many of the world's automakers, and companies outside the auto …

Autonomous Cars
China

LG's new Android flagship G4 is going on sale worldwide

LG confirmed today that it will begin selling its new flagship G4 Android phone across the globe this week. The device will first become available in Hong Kong, followed by Turkey, Russia and Singapore.<p>The leather-backed G4 will also arrive in major markets in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, …

Search giant Baidu invests in content recommender Taboola for Chinese expansion

Content recommendation engine Taboola is today announcing a multi-million dollar investment from Chinese search giant Baidu to bring its content discovery to that market.<p>Taboola CEO and founder Adam Singolda, who told me that the new strategic partnership is “bringing content discovery as a new …

Taboola

Learn to code iOS 8 apps in Swift for just $89

One of the biggest pieces of tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of …

3 mistakes Microsoft should avoid when launching Windows 10

Windows 10 is slated to launch this summer, and I can’t help but think how big a chance this is for Microsoft to draw in new followers.<p>If it plays its cards right, the company can also win over pirates and attract more gamers into the fold. Here are three mistakes Microsoft should avoid when …

'Mass Effect' director Casey Hudson joins Microsoft's HoloLens team

Casey Hudson, the producer largely responsible for EA and BioWare's <i>Mass Effect</i> trilogy, is now Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, where he's working on HoloLens and Xbox games. Microsoft appears to be all-in on HoloLens development -- Hudson now works alongside former Lionhead Studios boss …

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L'Oreal partners with bioprinting company to print human skin

The cosmetics company wants to increase lab-based skin production<p>L'Oreal already grows thousands of human skin samples per year in its labs in Lyon, France — but it wants more. So the cosmetics company is partnering with Organovo, a startup that uses bioprinting technology to create human tissue …

3D Printing