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A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

Geely wants to be a tech-sharing 'friend' of Daimler in $9B bet

Li Shufu, Geely founder, believes only a few automakers will eventually survive.<p>Chinese carmaker Geely has built up an almost 10-percent stake in Daimler in a $9 billion bet by its chairman that he can access the Mercedes-Benz owner's technology in the growing battle for the future of automotives. …

DJI announces $15,000 agricultural drone designed to spray crops

DJI is known for its consumer drones; the Phantom 3 series is our recommendation for the best drone you can buy. But the Chinese company's latest model, the eight-rotor Agras MG-1, goes in another direction entirely — it's designed for agricultural use. The primary use of the Agras is spraying …

Honda's hydrogen fuel cell sedan can power your entire house

Honda unveiled its first production hydrogen-powered fuel cell sedan, the Clarity Fuel Cell, at the Tokyo Motor Show on Tuesday. Though Honda has …

This Could be Toyota's Next Big Car—Someday

I appreciate it when car companies take big brave pills—something that doesn’t happen often enough. Ford did when it decided to make its best-selling …

US cinema chain offers $100 ticket for repeat viewings of Spectre

Regal Cinemas says ticket, which allows filmgoers to see Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as 007 once a day, is aimed at the ultimate James Bond fan<p>James Bond fans in the US will be able to catch new movie Spectre as many times as they like after the nation’s largest cinema chain placed an “unlimited” …

James Bond

5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden

The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then …

European Travel

Ford wants customers to rent their cars to other people

Although Ford's main business is selling cars, it also operates a number of other services that help people do more with them. It's app-based GoDrive service already allows Brits to rent a car on a pay-as-you-go basis, but now it's experimenting with letting its US and UK customers rent their own …

Caring Pepper robot hits the market, sells out in a minute

The adorable Pepper robot unveiled a year ago by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers, and it's been a roaring success.<p>According to CIO, the robot was launched on to the market at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Within a minute, all …

Gorgeously Illuminated Cracked Log Lamps

Using only salvaged wood that otherwise would have been burnt, artist Duncan Meerding illuminates the forest with his <i>Cracked Log Lamp</i>. “By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature,” he says.<p>The Tasmania-based artist …

Rechargeable Batteries

Architizer

World’s Longest and Highest Glass Bottom Bridge to Be Unveiled in Chinese National Park

In July of this year, China's scenic Zhangjiajie National Park will be opening the very first bridge of its kind. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk is set to be the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge, coming in at 1,410 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 984 feet above ground. The glass …

National Parks

Tire Tech: How does the BMW i3 handle so well on such narrow tires?

When I had the pleasure of spending time testing the 2014 BMW i3, one of my first impressions was "Wow, what was BMW thinking with those narrow wheels?" By the end of my evaluation, that question had changed to "How does it handle so well with such narrow tires?" Recently, I got my answer to both …

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England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against …

Google's mobile network could offer free international 'roaming'

Google reportedly is in talks with the operator of the UK's Three and several other mobile networks to let subscribers use its upcoming mobile phone service without charge while abroad.<p>Google hopes to offer customers free use of its upcoming network while outside the US, with none of the …

Audi A8 5 5 With Rice Cooker Launched In Japan

New smartphone camera could tell you what things are made of

How would you like to be able to know the chemical composition of something, just by taking a snapshot or video of it with your smartphone? You may …

Tel Aviv

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

Instantly stream your life with Meerkat

Meerkat is picking up a lot of buzz at this year's South by Southwest conference. The new app allows you to stream live video whenever, wherever, to all of your Twitter followers.

Social Media

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

Cortana

Samsung Galaxy S7 To Feature Higher Resolution Display

Samsung just launched their new flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both displays come with a Quad HD display with a …

87 Brilliant Designs For A New Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge In London

The London Borough of Wandsworth recently put out a call for design ideas, with a brief to create a “unique landmark” that caters both to pedestrians …

England

Samsung Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) vs. iPhone 6

As recently as a year ago, iPhone vs. Galaxy showdowns required you to choose between premium builds and big screens. But now that the iPhone has a …

Clever Table Grows Or Shrinks With Your Needs

Wooden Cloth is a simple wood table that’s designed to grow or shrink with your needs. Designed by Swedish carpentry student Nathalie Dackelid, the ash table uses a twist on traditional table leaves to allow not just one or two alternate sizes, but as many as you need.<p>The underside of the leaves …

The Provocative Architecture Of Thomas Heatherwick

From his grain silo art museum to a park floating on a pier, Thomas Heatherwick’s designs are endlessly inventive and radically playful.<p>The mad scientist of architecture, who was just tapped to help design Google’s headquarters, is the subject of a new exhibition on display at the Hammer Museum in …

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has been discovered to contain the entire mummified body of a monk, folded into the same position.<p>The Buddha, exhibited at the Drents Museum in …

Immersis Turns Your Living Room into a Projector Screen

As immersive entertainment technologies continue to grow, it looks like our own personal VR headsets and holograms are just around the corner. …

YouTube’s 10 most profitable channels of 2014 were, um, not what I expected

There is a handful of YouTube stars making serious bank. Some are the usual celebrities, like Taylor Swift. But, according to analytics startup OpenSlate, which estimates YouTube earnings based on a formula of total monthly views and subscriptions, some of the YouTube rich are not the usual …

6 of the Best Qi Wireless Chargers

The Qi standard is one of the most popular for wireless chargers – those handy devices that take your physical chargers and turn them into a disc, …

Uncanny Moments on the Streets of China Photographed by Water Meter Reader Tao Liu | Colossal

<p>The 32-year old Tao Liu knows the city of Hefei like his backyard. Since 2005 he’s traveled up, down and across the city in Eastern China on his …