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Thirty of the best gadgets under £30

From innovative media streamers and VR headsets to super-compact memory storage devices and chargers, we select the best bargain gadgetry<p>Over-ear headphones<p><b>Sennheiser HD 201</b> <b>(£16.99)</b><br>Arrestingly reasonable offering from the stately German brand, and they ain’t too hard on the ears either.<p>Gaming …

Gear & Gadgets

Yahoo and Verizon are due to announce $5 billion deal by Monday

The two companies are ready to announce that they have struck a roughly $5 billion deal, according to a report in Recode, citing anonymous sources.<p>The announcement could come on Monday, with both companies hoping to make it official before Tuesday, when Verizon is scheduled to announce its …

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Ask Ethan: Are there different types of space and time?

If everything is relative, as Einstein says, then how do cosmologists measure these quantities in ways everyone can agree?<p><i>“A human being is part of a</i> …

Universe

It's been 47 years since we made our first footprints on the moon — here's what you might not know about Earth's dusty companion

Forty-seven years later, we're still learning new things about Earth's dusty companion. And some of the things that we do know about it are pretty mind-blowing.<p>Here are a few facts about the moon that you might not know:

Astronomy

Four rocky planets around one star? Kepler's new finds intrigue scientists

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has pulled in the largest crop of confirmed exoplanets ever found by the K2 mission – a triple-digit trove that includes a star system with four small planets that may be rocky, like Earth.<p>The 104 worlds, described in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, bolster the …

Space Exploration

Explore a 3D scan of the Apollo 11 capsule

It's been 47 years since NASA first put a man on the moon and you can now get an idea of what astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins experienced. The Smithsonian Institute, working with Autodesk, has created a high-resolution 3D scan of "Columbia," the Apollo 11 command module …

2016 July 23 - Summer Planets and Milky Way

<b>Summer Planets and Milky Way</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Tunç Tezel (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Lights sprawl toward the horizon in this night skyscape from …

Astronomy

AI: NASA's Curiosity rover can now choose its own laser targets on Mars

Who's calling the shots now? After nearly four years on the job, NASA's Curiosity rover is finally making certain scientific decisions on its own. The Martian explorer now picks some of the rock targets to blast with the laser on its ChemCam instrument.<p>A software upgrade known as AEGIS allows the …

Device Capable Of Testing Alien Life Just Delivered To International Space Station

The MinION DNA sequencer recently delivered to crew members aboard the International Space Station.<p>A SpaceX Dragon capsule just delivered a number of …

NASA's Viking data lives on, inspires 40 years later - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Forty years ago, NASA's Viking mission made history when it became the first mission to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on Mars. …

This Image Could Contain 'Billions Of Strange New Worlds'

Very far out, indeed.<p>The image above shows the galaxy cluster Abell S1063, which is “potentially home to billions of strange new worlds” according to scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>Visible near the center of the image, the cluster appears as it was four billion years ago.<p>The …

Universe

Most of the universe may be trapped inside of ancient black holes

In case you haven't heard, there is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside it is missing.<p>Astronomers call this material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies, but no one has ever detected the material …

Dark Matter

Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …

Universe

5 years after shuttle, NASA awaits commercial crew capsules

<b>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. •</b> Five years after Atlantis completed the space shuttle program’s final voyage, NASA is still at least a year away from …

Space Exploration

NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away.<p>Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a …

Astronomy

Forty years of missions to Mars

Four decades after Nasa’s Viking 1 landed on the red planet, we detail every Mars mission to date – successful or not<p>“Getting to Mars was really hard to do,” Nasa’s chief historian Dr Bill Barry said, in a major feat of understatement, as the US space agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the …

Space Science

Was NASA’s codename for UFOs accidentally revealed? (VIDEO, POLL)

According to UFO blogger Scott Waring, the live recording from the ISS contained some suspicious references to the gospel, a word that appears to be …

Twitter Helps Confirm X-Shaped Bulge At Center Of Milky Way

What started out as a map of the galaxy that an astronomer shared on Twitter led to a collaboration that found strong evidence of a huge X-shaped structure formed by stars at the core of the Milky Way, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.<p>Dustin Lang, an astronomer at the University of …

Universe

Up close with Nintendo's new NES Classic Edition | Polygon

The mini NES is <i>so</i> tiny<p>Nintendo brought its miniature Nintendo Entertainment System — known officially as the NES Classic Edition — to San Diego Comic-Con this week, giving old school gaming fans a look at the wee console that's coming this November.<p>While we didn't get to actually play with the NES …

UN thinks internet access is a human right

In formal terms, the Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP.) This enables billions of devices to be connected worldwide.<p>Through this network, the Internet delivers a range of services, including inter-linked hypertext documents; …

Human Rights

MESUIT case lets you run Android on the iPhone

If you’re a mobile user torn between using Android and iOS, you can now have the best of both worlds, thanks to a new case developed by a Chinese company that allows Android and iOS to run simultaneously on the iPhone.<p>This isn’t the first attempt to make the iPhone run on Android. Just last month, …

Android News

Your Chance at Being Verified on Twitter Just Got a Little Bigger

But only a little.<p>Twitter is opening up its verification process for the general public—meaning even <i>you</i> can apply for that little blue check mark.<p>The social media giant has set up an application page where users can petition to become officially verified on Twitter, provided they meet certain …

Biographies

Samsung takes aim at Huawei with vicious countersuit

You may have noticed that Samsung and Huawei haven’t exactly been the best of friends here of late. Back in May, Huawei sued the Korean tech titan over alleged patent infringement on 4G technology and software interface. Not one to take such accusations lying down, Samsung immediately threatened to …

Gear & Gadgets

Pokemon GO Blamed for Illegal Border Crossing from Canada to U.S.

Two youths unaware of their surroundings when they were playing Pokemon GO on their cell phones made an illegal border crossing this week from Canada …

Pokémon
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Mobile

Pokemon Go helping to support national parks

<i>Pokémon Go</i> has swept the nation and gotten people out of the house in both good and bad ways.<p>Not every location has been happy to see an influx of …

Faces of Wild Foxes by Roeselien Raimond

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Roeselien Raimond</b> is a talented Dutch photographer and artist based in the crowded centre of the …

Super Slow Motion Shows How an SLR Camera Shutter Works

I'll never get tired of slow motion. Things are easier to explain, and they just look cooler. Check out this great slow motion video that takes you …