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10 Things To Know About Android Things - Google's Latest IoT Device OS

Google has launched Android Things, an Android-based device OS for the Internet of Things. Combined with Weave, this software will play a crucial role in Google’s IoT strategy.<p>Android Things heats up the device market with a new OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 IoT to hobbyists and OEMs. Though …

Internet of Things

A hypersonic commercial plane that goes into space for insanely fast travel

The concept<p>The Paradoxal is a commercial supersonic/hypersonic passenger aircraft concept capable of flying on a sub-orbital parabolic trajectory between distant parts of the globe within hours. It uses a Rotary Ramjet engine as the air-breathing engine and then converts to a rocket to reach a …

4 billion-year-old Grand Canyon-like craters on Mars could have been carved thanks to climate change

A new study from Penn State University published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters suggests that Mars may have gone through its own version of (non-human-driven) climate change, with dramatic climate cycles triggered by a buildup of greenhouse gases.<p>These cycles may have caused …

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This brilliant 13-year-old figured out how to make clean energy using a device that costs $5

Maanasa Mendu thinks she's cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.<p>On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective "solar leaves" design to create energy. In …

7 agricultural innovations that could save the world

Agriculture provided the foundation for civilization, and modern innovations in agriculture could help save it. Industrial monoculture, the farming …

Black Mirror’s ‘Nosedive’ Skewers Social Media

Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, the episode is set in a world where everyone is ranked out of five.<p><i>Sophie Gilbert and David Sims will be discussing the new season of Netflix’s</i> Black Mirror<i>, considering alternate episodes. The reviews contain spoilers; don’t read further than you’ve watched. See all</i> …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Black Holes

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Lynx disappointed with fourth-quarter performance -- and poor officiating

MINNEAPOLIS -- The disappointment and emotion were still raw when Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve walked into the postgame news conference with …

Mall Investors Are Set to Lose Billions as America's Retail Gloom Deepens

The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the …

No regrets, Trump vows; Clinton pursues his supporters

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad …

California politician shows little remorse, gets prison time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption …

Nissan Confronts Post-Brexit Reality With SUV Plant Decision

Nissan Motor Co., the U.K.’s top auto producer, will decide next month whether to continue producing one of its best-selling vehicles in the country …

Google puts Daydream View VR headset up for pre-order

Google's fuzzy, comfy Daydream View virtual reality headset is now available for pre-order, the company has announced.<p>Announced earlier this month at …

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Football is the ultimate team sport until Julio Jones wrecks everything

Julio Jones dropped 300 yards on the Panthers, and showed them how futile existence really is.<p>Football is one of many sports that like to lie and call itself the Ultimate Team Sport (TM). Sports teams are more like specialized Rube Goldberg machines in which human beings are more like ramps and …

Betting on the U.S. election via the 'Trump ETF'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An exchange-traded fund focused on Mexico has become a weather vane for Republican Donald Trump's chances winning the U.S. presidential election in November, investors said.<p>Mexico has been a prime target for Trump, who has accused the country of taking away jobs from Americans, …

Shareholders approve tie-up of 2 biggest beer makers

LONDON - Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev’s 79 billion pound ($103 billion) takeover of SABMiller has cleared its final hurdle after investors approved plans to merge the world’s two biggest brewers.<p>SABMiller said Wednesday that its shareholders approved the deal despite opposition from …

Alibaba fires 4 employees for hacking system and hoarding mooncakes

It's the Mid-Autumn Festival and people are taking their mooncakes really, really seriously.<p>Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba said it fired four …

Employment

New Debate Emerges Over Transparency in the Presidential Race

Clinton Camp Withheld Pneumonia News — At What Cost?<p>By<p>Colleen McCain Nelson<p>Colleen McCain Nelson<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@ColleenMNelson<p>colleenmccainnelson<p>colleen.nelson@wsj.com<p>Hillary Clinton’s initial reluctance to reveal her pneumonia diagnosis has reignited a debate over transparency and …

Government

Oil Heads for Biggest Weekly Loss Since January

Crude prices rose on Friday after losses of more than 3% a day earlier, with investors treading cautiously ahead of key U.S. employment data that …

The Genesis project—new life on exoplanets

Can life be transplanted to planets outside our solar system that are not permanently inhabitable? This is the question with which Professor Dr. …

NREL discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended …

After subdued trip to Mexico, Trump talks tough on immigration in Phoenix

MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump, who has made maligning illegal immigrants from Mexico a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday — striking a remarkably subdued and cooperative tone as he faced a world leader who forcefully opposes his …

Donald Trump

Clinton, Trump exchange racially charged accusations

RENO, Nev. — A series of racially charged accusations dominated the presidential campaign Thursday, with Democrat Hillary Clinton accusing Donald Trump of “taking hate groups mainstream,” while the Republican nominee repeatedly claimed that Clinton is a “bigot” toward African Americans.<p>Clinton …

Donald Trump

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Astronomy

Here's the letter that more than 100 Nobel Laureates signed about GMO foods

More than 100 Nobel Prize Laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace and its supporters to "cease and desist" their campaign against genetically modified organisms or GMOs.<p>They say that GMO opponents have "repeatedly denied" facts about how much food the world's growing population will need …