Jason Hubbard

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Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to save power and water by heating up precisely the amount of water you need and no more.<p>The kettle was …

4 things you should know about Freightliner's self-driving truck

This week, at a dramatic event atop the Hoover Dam, Freightliner and Daimler pulled the wraps off of their Inspiration truck, the first self-driving commercial truck in the world to receive a full license to operate on public roads. The autonomous truck is here, at least in the State of Nevada it …

Watch DARPA's 'Magic' Bullet Swerve To Correct Its Course

Good news for America's snipers, bad news for other snipers<p>DARPA’s self-steering bullet is, if acronyms are enough to go by, supposed to have razor-fine precision. Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, is a bullet that chases its target, adjusting course mid-flight to make sure it hits …

Alien Spaceships Traveling At Near Light Speeds Will Still Be Visible

So at least we'll see them coming<p>Aliens traveling at near the speed of light won’t go undetected, according to two researchers at Raytheon. Posted on the <i>arXiv</i>, their paper argues that fast-traveling vehicles will still be visible, thanks to the way they interact with photons.<p>Near-light travel isn’t …

Particles

Study shows humans are evolving faster than previously thought

Results of largest ever genetics study of a single population could also help refine dates for major events during human evolution<p>Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population.<p>Scientists reached the conclusion after …

Evolution

Why Hundreds of Starving Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Up in California

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This self-building chair could be the future of furniture

Surrounded by tiny screws, planks of wood, and pieces of paper bearing incomprehensible diagrams, we think "can't there be a better way to assemble furniture?" The scientists at MIT say yes. The university's self-assembly lab has developed a chair that will, when submerged in water, put itself …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp says he's making that new Alien movie after all

Director Neill Blomkamp, the man behind <i>District 9</i>, <i>Elysium</i> and the upcoming <i>Chappie</i>, says the Alien movie he recently teased is indeed his next project. On Instagram, Blomkamp posted some classic H.R. Giger Alien artwork and commented "Um... So I think it's officially my next film."<p>A follow-up report …

This case transforms your iPad's screen to make typing easier, and it looks like magic

Touch screens are designed for tapping and swiping, but typing has not been their strong suit. A startup called Tactus Technology is looking to change that.<p>Tactus is getting ready to release its Phorm accessory for the iPad mini — a combined case and screen protector that enables small "finger …

6 Pieces Of Gear To Turn You Into A Winter Warrior

Stay warm, stay connected, and look cool in the process<p>Cold, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder, but if you're going to venture out into the frozen arctic wastelands--or just to the corner store--then you might as well do it in style. A wool peacoat and a pair of mittens just doesn't …

Watch A Drone Bombard Volunteers With Roman Candles

Fireworks away!<p>Looking much like an X-wing cockpit, this drone’s four cannons converge on screen, implying a menacing threat. Well, it might be a tad more menacing if the cannons weren’t brightly papered fireworks. Attached to this quadcopter are four Roman candles in full Fourth of July …

At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

Ancient people sacrificed offerings to water god at edge of sacred pool.<p>Nestled in a quiet forest in Belize, a deep aquamarine pool holds ruins from a time when the ancient Maya turned to a "drought cult" and hurried sacrifices to a water god to stave off the fall of their civilization.<p>At the Cara …