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Google plants a Project Fi vending machine at San Jose Airport with free travel goodies

If you happen to be a Project Fi subscriber traveling through the San Jose International Airport go check out the newly planted Project Fi vending …

Uber self-driving car that ran a red light was apparently 'human error'

Only hours after launching its first fleet of self-driving cars in San Francisco, Uber registered its first incident when one of its autonomous vehicles was caught on camera running a red light.<p>The video, posted on YouTube by user Charles Rotter, shows one of Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs (in …

BMW's HoloActive Touch floats a virtual touchscreen next to your steering wheel

BMW has announced the first details of HoloActive Touch, a concept dash interface that uses gesture commands. It's an iteration on the AirTouch system shown off at CES last year, and will itself make its debut at CES 2017 next month. The main difference is that it makes use of a free-floating …

Airplane dating app is now boarding for all your in-flight flirting needs

Forget <i>SkyMall</i> and instead spend your flight flirting with the brunette in 32B.<p>That's where the Tinder-esque dating app AirDates comes in. It's like …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

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SpaceX could return to flight Dec. 16, satellite launch customer says

SpaceXcould return to flight in about two weeks, pendingFederal Aviation Administrationapproval, after an explosion that destroyed one of its rockets, satellite launch customer Iridium Communications Inc. said Thursday.<p>The tentative date comes three months after one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets …

Virus engineered to rely on artificial amino acids, used as vaccine

You make the virus in cells with a weird amino acid, then use it as a vaccine.<p>Synthetic biology has become a catch-all term for attempts to engineer …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Black hole paints stunning picture as it shapes distant galaxy

Black holes love to eat and supermassive black holes love to eat even more. But some, like the one at the center of NGC 4696, create beautiful and odd works of cosmic art with their food.<p>NGC 4696 is in the Centaurus galaxy cluster about 150 million light-years away. New observations from the Hubble …

Super-Saturn: astronomers find a massive ring system around an exoplanet

Astronomer Eric Mamajek at the University of Rochester and his co-author from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, have discovered that the ring …

Universe

The World's Best Spacetime Ripple Detector Just Got Better

The world’s leading gravitational wave detector is back online and better than ever. After a series of upgrades, the Advanced Laser Interferometer …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Ask Ethan: When Will The Sun Make Earth Uninhabitable?

We’ve had a pretty good run on Earth so far. Since our Sun first formed some 4.5 billion years ago, our proto-Earth formed in the inner Solar System, an early collision created the Moon/Earth system we know today, and a combination of initial conditions and the late-heavy bombardment gave rise to …

To Mars and beyond: Mae Jemison talks the red planet, and life outside of Earth

In the 55 years of space travel, fewer than 550 people have journeyed out of earth's orbit. Mae Jemison is one of them.<p>More than 20 years ago, …

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when a router reset doesn't help.<p>Some routers require you to use a desktop or mobile app to …

Hacker Creates Fake, Effective Boarding Passes

Przemek Jaroszewski, head of Poland’s chapter of the international Computer Emergency Readiness Team program, was scheduled to present what was …

'No Man's Sky' day one patch changes large parts of the game

Many gamers are all too familiar with day one patches that fix bugs or add features that didn't <i>quite</i> make it in time for certification or shipping. However, the first-day <i>No Man's Sky</i> patch will be... more substantial. Hello Games has revealed that the 1.03 update arriving on <i>NMS</i>' August 9th launch …

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

The Jaq charges a smartphone using hydrogen fuel cells

The Jaq smartphone charger, from Swedish startup MyFC, is trying to swap lithium-ion batteries for hydrogen fuel cells. MyFC says it's the world smallest and most powerful fuel cell charger in the world, and it lets you stay charged without ever having to touch a wall outlet.<p>Instead of plugging the …

Team makes Vicodin component in yeast, says 'home brew' opiates still not feasible

Earlier this summer, a flurry of scientific papers and news reports warned of the likely arrival, sometime soon, of "home brew heroin" -- opiate drugs that might be brewed using yeast, just like beer or wine are, possibly in the privacy of your own home.<p>Advances in bioengineering had allowed …

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Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Swirling mystery of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot has been swirling wildly over Jupiter for the past 150 years, but scientists still aren’t sure what causes the gigantic storm’s …