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Scientists develop drug that 'could cure HIV and Aids'

Scientists have developed a drug they hope could lead to a cure for HIV and Aids.<p>Reseachers in Israel have identified a protein they claim can reduce …

Public Health

Looking For Higher Dimensions In Gravity

In the effort to unify the gravitational theory of general relativity with the quantum theory of the very small theoretical physicists explore a lot of wild ideas. One of these is the idea of higher dimensions. While we may live our lives in the three-dimensional volume of space and the temporal …

Physics

Six real-world inventions that are way cooler than sci-fi

Our world doesn't look much like the ones envisioned in sci-fi flicks like <i>Star Trek</i> or <i>Back to the Future</i>, let alone the latest installment of <i>Star Wars</i>. Kids aren't buzzing around on flying skateboards, and we aren't dueling with light sabers.<p>But who needs movies when real-world innovations are way …

Inventions

A famous theory about aliens is a myth — here's the real story behind the 'Fermi' paradox

One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect — potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates.<p>The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist …

Universe

Mike Tyson Busts His Ass on a Hoverboard - Technabob

“Hoverboards” are complete bullsh•t. They don’t hover at all, so stop lying to us and just call it an ass-busting sideways electric skateboard. That …

We’re Close

All of the chatter about virtual reality shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Over the years, we’ve been forcing our way to get closer and closer to content of all types.<p>For example, before we ever sat down to watch a movie, we’d hang out at a playhouse to watch a live show. The people who actually …

Virtual Reality

3D-Printed Wonder Ceramics Are Flawless And Super-Strong

"You're left with a virtually flawless ceramic."<p>There's a reason they're used in everything from jet engines to Formula 1 race car brakes: Ceramics are <i>tough</i>. They can withstand an absurd amount of heat and pressure without warping or breaking, all while brushing off many of the physical and …

Japanese Physicists Win Naming Rights for Element 113

Japanese particle physicists just received a welcome New Year’s gift: they won the right to name the superheavy element they spent a dozen years …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

YotaPhone 2 Unboxing: Two Screens Are Better Than One

Mark Cuban made billions from an open internet. Now he wants to kill it

After making his fortune thanks to net neutrality, Cuban is pushing to allow internet "fast lanes"<p>Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with <i>The Washington Post</i> yesterday, Cuban said …

Study: Most Americans Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Most American Internet users aren’t familiar with the concepts underpinning the Internet and common technology, a survey released Tuesday found.<p>Pew …

Net Neutrality

Inventor creates watch that fires laser - CNN.com

Patrick Priebe's laser watch will pop balloons and burn through plastic.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It cuts through plastic! It burns holes in walls!<p>It ... tells time?<p>Like something out of a James Bond film, it's a watch -- equipped with a laser. Its inventor, Patrick Priebe, built it during downtime from his …

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a …

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Cheap Amazon-centric streamer a step behind competitors - CNET

Cheap Amazon-centric streamer a step behind competitors<p><b>The Good</b> The Amazon Fire TV Stick can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. It's dirt cheap and unlike Chromecast, it actually includes a physical remote. Amazon content launches quickly. The voice remote option allows more …

Smart TV

Blogs | Food & Wine

Jet Tila joins the upcoming season as the show returns to its original format.<p>Dogfish Head, Cigar City, and Funky Buddha have all donated bottles to …

The Secret to Thomas Keller's Roast Turkey Is Doing Absolutely Nothing

by Adina Steiman<p>A Thanksgiving Turkey | Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>When we asked renowned chef Thomas Keller to share his favorite recipe for roast turkey with us, as a kind of sequel to his insanely popular My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, we expected to be amazed by a brilliant, cheffy trick that would …

Cooking

25 Of The Most Incredible Breakfasts To Make The Day After Thanksgiving

The party is over. The fat lady has sung her turkey-tuned song. The refrigerator is overflowing with Tupperware galore, not to mention extra ingredients you bought in case of emergencies.<p>It's the morning after Thanksgiving and, against all odds, you and everyone in your household is feeling hungry …

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

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Motoped Survival: Black Ops edition – a fully functional zombie hunting moped

Motoped makes a range of heavy-duty moped bikes that look great, get insane fuel economy and look like a stack of fun – particularly when you ditch …

Electric Vehicles

This CD DJ Deck Doesn't Play CDs

You're looking at Pioneer's new XDJ-1000 DJ deck. What's special about it? It's the first deck of its kinds to, err, not play CDs.<p>Pioneer's original …

Belkin WeMo Maker lets you DIY your own smart appliance

If you’ve been wanting to make your own smart home but couldn’t really find the right mix of smart appliances to replace your existing ones, then …

The Anatomy of Steak Cuts Explained in Two Minutes

If you've ever wondered what the difference between a Kansas City Strip and a Sirloin was, or where the hell the T in your T-bone came from, this …

SkreensTV lets you watch or play 4 things at once on your big TV

SkreensTV is unveiling a system that lets you divide your big-screen TV into multiple screens, allowing you to multitask or to allow family members to watch their favorite shows at the same time on the same TV.<p>You can use it to simultaneously watch, play, and stream anything you want. A kid can …

DJI Inspire 1 drone officially debuts with 4K camera in tow

The DJI Inspire 1, which leaked in spy shots earlier week, has made its official debut, and with it we see that quite a bit of the speculation …

'Billionaires' Book Review: Money Can't Buy Happiness

<i>Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust</i> by Darrell M. West (Brookings)<p>When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of …

Tom Steyer

GoPro-ready Ghost drone touts easy tilt control and auto-follow mode

As a recent <i>South Park</i> episode suggests, Parrot and DJI are the two most recognizable names in the consumer drone market right now, but they are about to face a new contender. Merely three months ago, we met Ehang who showed off its heavy-duty hexacopter at <i>TechCrunch Beijing</i>; and now, the Chinese …

The real Apple TV might finally happen if the FCC gets what it wants

There have been rumors of an actual Apple television ever since Steve Jobs told his biographer that he'd "cracked" the interface problem, but it's never been anywhere close to reality — you can't make a successful TV without actual TV programming, and getting that programming has usually meant you …

Rain in Exactly 12 Minutes

How weather apps — yes, really — became the ultimate reality show.<p><b>By Mary Mann</b><p><b>We were in</b> Prospect Park when George pulled out his phone, tapped the …