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8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could be cleaning up after you at home, and your financial advisor might be a computer investing for you automatically.<p>And with at least 90 countries operating unmanned aerial vehicles, …

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

Apple granted patent for thinner headphone jack; hopefully it never uses it

In Apple’s seemingly endless obsession with thinness, it’s probably fair to say that the existing headphone jack standard remains a thorn in Jony …

Jony Ive

14 horrible things that could happen if we colonize Mars

From the extreme cold to the deadly radiation, there are many traits about Mars that make it inhospitable.<p>Here are some of the main obstacles to surviving — and colonizing — the fourth rock from the sun.

Ancient Romans had no need for dentists, because of one food they didn’t eat

Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth.<p>Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were …

Ancient History

Pixar animators rave about iPad Pro test drive

Apple’s gigantic new tablet just got a huge endorsement from some of the best animators and graphic artists in the world.<p>Pixar’s animation team got an early hands-on look with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil yesterday, and according to Pixar’s R&D pre-production architect, Michael Johnson, the palm …

This Man Created A Parody Doritos Account And Just Owned Every Homophobe Threatening To Boycott ‘Gay Chips’

Remember when Target decided to go gender-neutral in the toys and bedding department? Remember all the backlash the company received from angry customers who were certain that now boys and girls would not be able to tell each other apart and threatened to boycott the business? Remember the guy who …

LGBTQI

Review: Is Huawei Watch the first eye-catching iPhone-compatible Android Wear smartwatch? [Video]

Huawei Watch is beautiful. I know that’s a rather odd way to start out this review, but this is hands-down one of the best looking smart watches on the market. I suppose that opinion is somewhat subjective depending on your taste, but every little detail about Huawei Watch’s design is proof that …

Latest Samsung Video Pokes Fun At iPhone Yet Again, Shows Off Android Customization

Sometimes it is just abundantly clear that someone inside Samsung’s marketing division just cannot help themselves but launch a shot across Apple’s …

And extraterrestrials may never notice us, either, if our technology is sufficiently sophisticated, whistleblower tells Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>Related: Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Snowden is a patriot<p>The US government whistleblower Edward Snowden believes encryption might make it difficult or even impossible …

Surveillance

SpaceX is working on a 'pizza box' that should scare your internet company

In January, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that's exactly what he intends to do with his rocket company SpaceX. The idea is to launch 4,000 internet-providing satellites into orbit by 2030.<p>Writer Tim Urban sat down with a top SpaceX engineer to learn more about how this game-changing satellite …

Physics Is Most Interesting When It Stops Making Sense

One of the early plot points in Cixin Liu’s <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> (which just won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel) is a rash of suicides among prominent physicists. This is the problem that starts one of the main characters poking into various mysteries that eventually lead to a vast alien …

Physics

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Education

Tesla Model 3 will cost $35,000, launch in 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the Model 3, the company's latest electric car, will cost $35,000 (£22,900). Billed as a smaller, cheaper …

How A 1200-Year-Old Hacking Technique Can Already Crack Tomorrow's Encrypted Vaults

In the ninth century, Baghdad was not the violent epicentre of a conflict between Western and Eastern ideologies it would become once Bush and Blair sent the troops to Iraq. It was, rather, the centre of the civilized world and home to a renowned scientific hub, Bayt al-Hikma, known in English as …

Databases

The pricing information for Apple's iPhone 6S has leaked ahead of its launch

The new iPhone, expected to be called the iPhone 6S, is going to be priced the same way the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were priced, according to the usually accurate Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac.<p>If you're buying a phone through a traditional two-year carrier contract, the 16GB version will cost $199, while …

Here are all the signs that Apple is about to have a monster event

All indicators suggest this will be the biggest Apple event of the year — and possibly the biggest tech event of the year as well.

Intel is about to drive another stake through the heart of the tablet market

Intel calls its new chips, codenamed Skylake, the company's "best processors ever," with significantly improved performance. It says they could deliver 2 1/2 times better speed and three times battery life, while offering 30 times enhanced graphics over the average five-year-old PC.<p>Basically, it …

Watch Astronauts' Violent Return To Earth From Inside Their Space Capsule

The three-hour trip from the ISS is loud and surprisingly bumpy.<p>If you think riding a rocket to the International Space Station makes for a bumpy ride, check out this new video showing what it's like to return to Earth after the mission is over.<p>The video, just published by io9, follows three …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.<p>"We're conducting exercises with a new type of experimental weapon," says DARPA chief Donald Anderson. It's the opening hours of the original <i>Metal Gear Solid</i>, …

This crazy phablet is actually a full-fledged Windows 10 computer

Next time you’re shopping for a portable Windows 10 computer remember this name: Acer Jade Primo. Announced at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany, the Jade …

Obama's breathtaking Alaska Instagram photos reveal something ominous

President Barack Obama is on a three-day trip to Alaska to bring attention to climate change, and his pictures on the White House Instagram account give us a glimpse of the Last Frontier's stunning natural beauty.<p>Obama is the first sitting president to visit the Alaskan Arctic. He kicked off his …

New Retina Macbook, MacBook Pro and Air will be faster and more energy-efficient than ever

It’s fairly easy to assume that Apple’s next-gen MacBooks will be better than predecessors considering that each generation of new laptops brings …

Steve Jobs narrates this awesome drone footage of Apple’s ‘spaceship’

Apple’s eagerly-anticipated $5 billion “spaceship” Apple campus is coming along nicely, according to a new drone video shot by Silicon Valley-based photographer/videographer Duncan Sinfield.<p>Using a DJI Inspire 1 drone to fly over the construction site, Sinfield’s skilfully-edited video not only …

It’s Hard To Believe This Gorgeous 9-Minute Robot Animation Is a Student Thesis

There’s just something about a sad-looking robot that melts viewers’ hearts. Perhaps it’s because robots are classically incapable of experiencing emotion, so for them to feel sadness validates the power of sadness. In a stunning new animated video, though, the story is too mesmerizing to focus on …

The $1 Pocket Microscope

The super-cheap Foldscope carries on a centuries-long tradition of simple, curiosity-enabling microscopes.<p>It took about six months for the jungle to kill Aaron Pomerantz’s microscope.<p>Pomerantz, an entomologist working with Rainforest Expeditions, had been doing fieldwork in the remote Tambopata …

Microscopy

Apple’s plan to take on Netflix and Hulu is a brilliant move

With rumors that Apple has plans to launch a TV subscription service in early 2016, we’ve now seen reports that the company also has its eyes set on …

Longtime Apple user explains why he ‘hates’ the company now

For more than a decade, <i>Mother Jones</i> political writer Kevin Drum was a loyal Apple user. However, over the years he’s found that the company’s …