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Daredevil bus drivers and Roman burgers: 18 things you didn't know about great UK attractions

This $500 plug-and-play robot arm is designed to be a desktop friend for DIY engineers

It’s raised more than $300,000 on Indiegogo<p>What’s your desktop setup like — dual monitors, maybe? A good sound system, and some sort of ergonomic wrist rest? That sounds okay <i>I guess</i>, but you know what would really kick things up a notch? A programmable robot arm that can pass you drinks and …

How Can SMEs Benefit from HTML, WordPress and Website Builders

Feature: Page (1) of 1 - 02/10/17<p>By Dan Radak<p>Two most common underlying structures of modern websites are HTML and WordPress. While most startup …

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Scientists discover ground-breaking material: Graphane

That's because the scientists, from the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, have found that graphene will react with other substances to …

Hybrid material that responds to heat and light presents future potential for 4D-printed adaptive devices

Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and …

Designer crystals for next-gen electronics

Liquid is often seen as the kryptonite of electronics, known for damaging and corroding components.<p>That's why a new process that uses vapour- rather …

Chemistry

12 Whirling Facts About Tornadoes

Often spinning at speeds over 100 miles per hour (and in extreme cases over 300 miles per hour), a tornado is a violently rotating column of air in …

Weather

MIT Chemistry Directory | MIT Department of Chemistry

A large fraction of our research effort is devoted to the development of new magnetic resonance techniques to study molecular structure and dynamics. …

Struck by an Asteroid, Atoms Almost Instantly Re-form to New Crystals (Video)

<i>Simulations show how crystals form in billionths of a second</i><p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed</i> …

World's best dark matter detector is way better now - Futurity

Scientists are confident dark matter exists. Upgrades to the LUX detector that's a mile underground in South Dakota could be their best chance to …

Dark Matter

Tiniest LED implants let probes illuminate brain - Futurity

New neural probes contain what may be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made. The probes can control and record the activity of many individual …

Nanoparticle-based windows could switch colors on demand

One day, you might not need special bulbs to give your room's lighting a different hue -- you'd just tell the windows themselves to change. Rice University researchers have discovered that you can change the colors transmitted through glass by sending a voltage through pairs of gold and silver …

No 3D Touch for iPad Air 3 Due in First Half of 2016, iPhone 7’s 3D Touch Tech Similar to iPhone 6s

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research note obtained by <i>MacRumors</i> that predicts the iPad Air 3 will be released in the first half of 2016 and is unlikely to adopt 3D Touch because of production issues within Apple's supply chain.<p>Kuo also believes the iPhone 7's pressure-sensitive …

Mobile Technology

World Heritage Site Pictures: Works of Antoni Gaudí

The fantastic world of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí is preserved in seven sites around Barcelona, combined into one World Heritage site.

Barcelona

Getting Real About Virtual Reality

Bubba Murarka Contributor<p>Bubba Murarka is a partner at DFJ, where his current responsibilities include leading early stage investments in consumer internet and mobile technology companies.<p>Hacking together a VR experience* to see firsthand what’s involved, revealed just how close we are to something …

Airlines have created an unofficial new category for their worst seats — 'last class'

It will therefore come as no surprise that airlines have introduced a new category - albeit an informal one - for their worst seats, known as "last class".<p>Passengers who pay the absolute minimum for their plane ticket can expect to find the seats closer together, with extra fees for window seats or …

Guy uses frequent-flyer trick to take $10,000 first-class flight on Cathay Pacific for $130

Sam Huang<p>Travel blogger Sam Huang has made a habit of booking extravagant flights that cost him only a few hundred dollars.<p>This time, Huang cashed in 67,500 American Airlines miles for a one-way ticket from Chicago to Hong Kong. The first-class ticket on Hong Kong's iconic airline, Cathay Pacific, …

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

Aftershock's Titan is a laptop with desktop parts

The Singaporean PC-maker this week released the Titan, which looks to be one of the most powerful laptops to hit the market yet.<p>The Aftershock Titan's name is no exaggeration. In fact, with specs that outstrip most desktop computers, it's shaping up to be one of the most beastly gaming laptops ever …

Computer Hardware

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally just a sea of energy. <i>Architecture of Radio</i> is an app …

You can drive this $100,000 SandRacer on the street

It might not look like it, but this Zarooq Motors sand racing car is street-legal.<p>Built in the United Arab Emirates, this sleek but boxy dune jumper …

Older Drivers Are OK With Tech Features, If They Improve Safety

Automakers are introducing new, high-tech features considerably faster than many drivers can learn how to use them or even fully understand what they do, according to a couple of recent studies.<p>But even older consumers see the value in some of the newer features, especially blind-spot warning …

Routers

Out-there Airbus patent: Detach cabin from airplane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Squeezing out a net profit is tough in the airline business. And while straining to do so, plane manufacturers have come up with some interesting ideas.<p>The latest: Turn cabins -- the part of the plane where you sit -- into detachable modules separate from the planes. Then mix 'em and match …

Airbus

Cybersecurity start-ups are proliferating, but sorting out what works and what doesn't is tricky

His reputation scorched by Edward Snowden, the former director of the National Security Agency is heading a cybersecurity start-up that aims to shortcircuit data leakers, cyber warriors, terrorists and thieves.<p>Keith Alexander's new company, IronNet, is just one of dozens, possibly hundreds, of …

Machine Learning

Government Task Force Wants All Drone Pilots To Register In A Database (Even You)

Not official yet, but rules would apply to drones as small as 0.5 lbs<p>In the near future (possibly by the end of this year) Americans will have to register almost all of the small personal drones they buy in a great big government database that the public can’t access. At least, that’s one possible …

Turkey to deliver body of Russian pilot to Moscow

The body of a Russian pilot who died after his plane was shot down by Turkish jets has been delivered to Turkey over the Syrian border and will be handed over to Russian officials on Sunday.<p>"The funeral proceedings have been carried out in line with his religious traditions with contributions from …

Middle East

Google Outsmarts Competition With Custom Machine Types In The Cloud

Customers migrating to the public cloud get overwhelmed with the number of instance types and the categories offered by the providers. As of November 1st, 2015, Amazon EC2 has 39 instance types to choose from 6 different instance families. Though AWS takes pride in rapidly adding features and …

Cloud Computing

Migrants clash with Macedonian police as fence goes up on Greek border

Accidental electrocution of Moroccan man sparks unrest, with migrants throwing stones and Macedonian police reacting with stun guns<p>Migrants on the Greece-Macedonia border have attacked police with stones, enraged by the sight of Macedonian soldiers erecting a fence along the border, and an accident …

Northern Europe