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Can you live in a plastic bottle house?

"Plastic King" Robert Bezeau has built the world's first plastic bottle castle. The Canadian's four-storey fortress on Panama's Bocas del Toro island shows how plastic waste could be made into low-cost sustainable housing. He's also building an eco-village using the same method.<p>Robert was the first …

Green Living

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and missile testing

North Korea has "reached the target stage, where the nation and people's safety is reliably secured," said the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday evening that the country has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests, claiming further tests are …

North Korea

SpaceX is doing what with a monster party balloon?

Elon Musk said it himself:<p>It’s not exactly something you’d expect to find at Party City. Anyone who follows the SpaceX mogul’s Twitter (you should if …

Space Travel

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.<p>Though it was a private, invitation-only screening on Wednesday evening, for many Saudis it marked …

Saudi Arabia

Contact lenses that darken in the sun? FDA says yes

The first contacts that change in different lighting conditions have just received FDA approval.<p>Walking out into bright sunlight can be hell when wearing contact lenses, which tend to make many people ultrasensitive to strong light. Now, thanks to approval by the Food and Drug Administration of …

Johnson & Johnson

AI chips may give you a real reason to upgrade your smartphone

Processors with artificial intelligence will spread from today's top-end phones to cars, PCs, security cameras, smart speakers and mainstream phones.<p>You've likely seen artificial intelligence technology spread into apps, devices and services, doing things like recognizing your friends' faces in …

Artificial Intelligence

Why has the West attacked Syria?

The US, UK, and France have launched a barrage of 105 cruise missiles against the Syrian state, designed to target an alleged chemical-weapons program used by strongman Bashar al-Assad against insurgents.<p>Why the strike?<p>On April 7, Syrian forces allegedly used chemical weapons, including chlorine …

Middle East

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Singularity

Weatherman has meltdown after the longest winter ever

At this point, everyone is pretty much ready to never think about winter again.<p>But not as much as Garry Frank.<p>The Fox 17 weather reporter was giving …

Weather

Sweden's new electric highway works like a scaled-up slot car track

If electric vehicles are ever going to become mainstream, the infrastructure around them needs to be as convenient for drivers as possible. Charging …

Electric Vehicles

Driverless cars give hope to blind - are automakers onboard?

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online.<p>The piece, produced by Google, captured the potential of autonomous-car …

Autonomous Cars

Strom City Electric Bike Now Available From $899

Strom Bikes located in Denmark, has developed a new electric bike called the Strom City which has already raised over $300,000 via Indiegogo thanks …

Electric Bikes

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize 'Gundam' dream

SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.<p>Developed at Sakakibara …

Robotics

Pet cloning is bringing human cloning a little bit closer - MIT Technology Review

When Barbra Streisand revealed to <i>Variety</i> magazine that she’d had her dog cloned for $50,000, many people learned for the first time that copying pets …

Genetics

Memory-boosting brain prosthesis shows impressive results in human trials

A DARPA-funded study has raised the possibility of memory-enhancing brain prostheses. Following animal research that had returned successful results, …

The Brain

Phantom Auto will drive your autonomous car if it gets confused

Imagine, you're sitting in your autonomous taxi when suddenly the power goes out and the traffic signals in your area no longer function. To keep things moving, traffic officers arrive at the intersection, waving cars through and the vehicles with human drivers move on without too much trouble. But …

Autonomous Cars

Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

AV1 compression technology from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix is here. And it's blowing up the video industry's patent rules, too.<p>Tech's biggest companies -- including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix -- have finished the first version of video …

Televisions

There's a previously undiscovered organ in your body, and it could explain how cancer spreads

Ever heard of the interstitium?<p>No? That’s OK, you’re not alone — scientists hadn’t either. Until recently.<p>And, hey, guess what — you’ve got one! The …

Cancer

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Aquaponics

Tiangong-1 crash: everything you need to know

Most of China’s broken eight-tonne space station will burn up, though there is a chance some parts will survive. Should you worry about getting hit?<p>China’s prototype space station, Tiangong-1 or “heavenly place”, is falling to Earth and could re-enter the atmosphere as soon as this week.<p>While most …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk’s next Boring Co. merch will be big Lego bricks made from tunnel rock

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is indeed living up to its namesake and boring tunnels, but its primary source of revenue still seems to be selling stuff branded with its logo. First there was the hat, then the ‘not a flamethrower,’ and now Musk has said that the company will produce and sell large, …

Elon Musk

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Alibaba Group

Autonomous Cars Won't Work - Until We Have 5G

Self-driving cars have evolved from lab-based, “technology of the future” to “this is really happening” technology that can be seen on our roadways. Companies such as Uber, Waymo, Tesla and Toyota all have autonomous test vehicles on roadways in places like Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Boston. Though …

Artificial Intelligence

Flat-earther blasts off in homemade rocket in bid to reassure himself world is shaped 'like a Frisbee'

A self-taught rocket man who believes the earth is flat blasted himself 1,875 feet into the air, in an effort to reach orbit and reassure himself the …

Flat Earth

The Cancer Immunotherapy Revolution

Cancer immunotherapy—the science of mobilizing the immune system to kill cancer—has been pursued for more than a century. Yet only recently has this …

Immunotherapy

13-Year-Old Boy Is First Person in US to Receive Newly Approved Gene Therapy for Blindness

On Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy from New Jersey was at the center of medical history as he became the first person in the US to receive an FDA-approved …

Gene Therapy

Tesla Shareholders Vote on Elon Musk's Massive Pay Plan Today. Here's What You Need to Know

Is Elon Musk worth a $2.6 billion compensation package?<p>Tesla’s shareholders will answer that question Wednesday, as the board seeks their approval to …

Tesla

Watch Updated Autopilot On Tesla Model S Handle Construction Zone

Autopilot is one of Tesla owners’ favorite features. It can really take a lot of the work out of divided-highway cruising (the type of road it’s …

Tesla

The 16-year-old girl who walks and eats tacos while on life support

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zei Uwadia was the girl next door who would get lost in a good book, took quiet hikes in nature and preferred being alone in her room to socializing at another teen party.<p>With her determined spirit and independent attitude, the 16-year-old student at North High School in Wichita, Kansas, …

Medicine

SpaceX Wins More Contracts -- But Boeing Wins More Money

Bigger is still better, at least when it comes to rockets.<p><i>"Boeing and Lockheed Martin have their work cut out for them. Unless they're willing to</i> …

Space Travel