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China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Google Shames Slow U.S. ISPs With Its New YouTube Video Quality Report

The relationship between ISPs and large content providers like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube has become pretty contentious lately. To bring some transparency into how well ISPs deliver video content, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index a while ago and today, YouTube is bringing a somewhat similar …

Self-healing plastic bleeds when cut, and that's a good thing

Wouldn't it be great if everything was as good at healing itself as our own skin? That's the concept behind a new self-healing plastic that's been developed over at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Unlike ordinary plastics, this one contains a thin network of tubes, aping the human …

How Futurism transformed the art world by worshipping technology

Apple and Samsung Get Ready For Another Legal Battle

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple and Samsung, two of the largest smartphone makers in the world, are set to face each other in …

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Facebook is building drones with lasers to bring internet to the world

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook surprised many when it revealed that it joined forces with other major tech companies to bring internet access to the two-thirds of the world that's offline. But what's really surprising is how they plan to do it. Today, Facebook confirmed rumors that …

AT&T thinks increased bandwidth costs are Netflix subscribers' problem

AT&T's swinging back at Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' recent assertion that ISPs (internet service providers) should shoulder the cost of increased bandwidth demands. In a post on AT&T's Public Policy Blog, Senior EVP Jim Cicconi denounced Hastings' desire for a "cost-free delivery" agreement with …

Tesla eyes Europe with major Supercharger network expansion

Following a fairly gentle launch into the continent, electric-car manufacturer Tesla is committing to a major expansion in Europe through 2014. By the end of the year, says Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers." A Supercharger …

Had cam sex between 2008 and 2012? GCHQ may have seen

UK spy agency GCHQ intercepted images from the webcams of millions of Yahoo customers, secret documents obtained by the <i>Guardian</i> reveal.<p>Between 2008 …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 17 on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Richard Nixon, Hopeless Romantic

The surprisingly tender love letters of one of America's most hated presidents.<p>On Monday, August 17, 1942, in what would be the first of many partings over the next two years, Pat saw her husband off at Washington’s Union Station. Dick Nixon, then a 29-year-old lawyer for the government’s Office of …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Screenwriters warn against overreaching copyright laws ahead of reform

One of America's foremost groups of movie and TV writers has written a detailed statement on the current and future states of copyright law. The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) begins its letter by saying writers benefit hugely from the present system, noting that its members received roughly …

So it Looks Like Google and Samsung are Pals Again

The debate about the financial implications of Google’s acquisition and sale of Motorola goes on in the wake of Lenovo’s purchase of the company yesterday, but one thing that’s for sure is that the deal is good news for Samsung.<p>It may be the world’s largest smartphone maker — based on pretty much …

South Korea fines Google over Street View data-scoop

Google(s goog)’s collection of passwords and other bits of data from people’s Wi-Fi routers is an issue that, it seems, just won’t die. The drama may …

Google paid $4B for patents: why the Motorola deal worked out just fine

When Google(s goog) bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011, many people said it was all about the patents — and they were right. Now, on …

The Good, The Bad And The Weird Of Satoru Iwata's Nintendo Press Event

Last night, or yesterday morning in Japan, Satoru Iwata gave a briefing in the wake of Nintendo's rather disappointing earnings report which revealed an operating loss and exceptionally lackluster performance from the Wii U. Iwata tried to reassure both fans and investors that all is well, while …

How the NSA, GCHQ and crooks can hack mobile apps

On Monday, the latest Edward Snowden leaks revealed GCHQ and the National Security Agency were targeting specific mobile applications in their …

A second look at the “Nexus is dead” rumor

Tectonic plates are shifting in the world of Android. Forces collide deep below the surface, sometimes causing faint rumbles, and, every now and then, massive earthquakes that affect everyone in one way or another.<p>This year brought us several such earth shattering events: Google bought Nest, an …

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