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How Do You Find Plutonium? Go To Nuclear Inspector School

No names. No pictures. No direct conversation.<p>And don't touch the plutonium.<p>Those were the ground rules before NPR was allowed a rare opportunity to see nuclear inspectors learning their craft. The inspectors came from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the world's nuclear watchdog.<p>This week, …

Nuclear Energy

New Subaru Outback and Next Impreza Previewed by Tokyo Concepts

While the Tokyo auto show is often a venue for Japanese automakers to get extra-weird with their concept cars, Subaru’s two show cars amount to a fairly straightforward preview of the next-generation Outback and Impreza hatchback.<p>The star of the show for Subaru is the Viziv Future Concept—“Viziv” …

Subaru

Video game voice actors vote in overwhelming favor of strike

The voices behind some of your favorite video game characters might soon go quiet: SAG-AFTRA, which represents unionized voice actors who work in video games and other interactive media, has announced that the right to declare a strike has been authorized.<p>The Interactive Media division published …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Manual

What else is left to say?<p>What else can we say about the latest Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that we haven’t said before? From our first test: “The Z06 must be ranked among the world’s best.” From the Z06 coupe’s comparison-test win against the Nissan GT-R NISMO and Porsche 911 Turbo S: “Drink your Red …

Sports Cars

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 digital versions for Xbox pulled from Xbox Games Store, Amazon

The digital versions of <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> for Xbox One are no longer available for pre-order through the Xbox Games Store or Amazon.com, though neither Microsoft nor Activision are saying why — or when the game might return.<p><i>Black Ops 3</i>'s digital disappearance on Xbox was spotted by ICXM this …

Spectacular Meteor Shower This Week: How to See It

Watch the Draconids shoot through the sky Thursday and Friday on moonless nights that promise great views.<p>The temperamental annual meteor shower known as the Draconids peaks this week under dark skies, offering skywatchers a nearly perfect chance to see as many as two dozen shooting stars per …

Alphabet Now Owns abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Since it couldn’t buy ABC.com or Alphabet.com,<p>GoogleAlphabet has acquired the next best thing.<p>abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com<p>Google announced the structural changes that led to Alphabet back in August, and it just became official.<p>There’s nothing there right now, but Google sure does own it (the …

Car Tech

Sony Does The Unthinkable, Tries To Sell PS4 Owners A Game They Don't Own Yet

When Sony announced the PlayStation 4, system designer Mark Cerny told us about a potentially dazzling feature that could aid in discovering new games. Here’s what he said: “You’ll discover content preloaded and ready to go on your console by your favorite creator or in your favorite genre. Our …

PlayStation

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, 4S Models Get New Turbo Engine

Pricing announced for all-wheel-drive models.<p>Following in the rear-wheel-drive footsteps of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera, Cabriolet, and Targa models, the all-wheel-drive 4 and 4S models will also receive the automaker’s new turbocharged F-6 cylinder engines. Pricing for the all-wheel-drive models …

Automotive Design

uBiome Teams Up With Apple To Study Your Gut

The biotech startup wants everyone to explore gut bacteria and health<p>From asthma and acne to obesity and schizophrenia, the microbiome—the billions of bacteria that take up residence in and on our body—plays a crucial role in human health. However scientists are only just beginning to understand …

Following GPS, a woman is shot dead in a dangerous neighborhood

Technically Incorrect: A Brazilian woman uses the Waze app to find a particular street. However, there are two streets with similar names in the vicinity. One leads to a favela.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>They were on their way to …

Rio De Janeiro

Coyote Chomps on Sleeping Bag … With Explorer Still Inside

here.\n"]" data-sheets-userformat="[null,null,513,[null,0],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]">A few hundred miles into their 1,000 mile journey along the Baja California Peninsula, National Geographic grantee and explorer Justin DeShields and his expedition partner, Bryan Morales, stopped …

Northern Lights dazzle over Britain as Earth aligns with Sun - and there could be more displays to come

Look up into the night sky over the next few weeks and the Aurora Borealis may be visible<p>Parts of Britain were treated to a dazzling display when the Northern Lights appeared in 'near-perfect' viewing conditions.<p>Clear skies across northern parts of the UK meant stargazers got an uncommon glimpse of …

Northern Lights

Sneak Peek: Adobe ‘Monument Mode’ Wipes Tourists from a Scene in Real Time

At the Adobe MAX conference last night, Adobe shared some sneak peeks at innovative technologies currently being brewed by company scientists in …

Demonstration

Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 - Telegraph

5-Year-Old Hawkeye Became The Youngest National Geographic Photographer And Now He’s Making A Book

In April of 2014, when Hawkeye Huey was 4-years-old, his father (National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey) bought him his first camera. Over the …

National Parks