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Floating 3D video shows 'Star Wars' holograms are closer than we think

Thanks to Princess Leia's famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay <i>deserve</i> to have in our lifetimes -- and Tupac-style flimflam won't cut it. Now, an exhibition from artists Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets whimsically called "Help Me Obi" projects …

Chicago skyscraper's viewing deck cracks under tourists' feet – 1,353ft up

Stepping on to the glass deck that hangs off Chicago's tallest building is already a thrilling – and terrifying – experience for tourists, but one California family had a scare this week when the glass appeared to crack underneath their feet.<p>Alejandro Garibay was in one of the four deck boxes with …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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Microsoft wins case to block FBI request for customer data

When Microsoft said last year that it's committed to protecting its customers from government data requests, it wasn't messing around. Microsoft general counsel and executive VP Brad Smith recently revealed that the software giant successfully challenged an FBI National Security Letter that tried …

Samsung is making a VR headset to beat Oculus VR and Sony's Project Morpheus

It looks like virtual-reality headsets are headed for the mainstream. Fast.<p>Samsung’s mobile division is now working on a VR headset, reports today say. The new product may be ready as soon as the end of the year. Samsung is trying to beat the Oculus Rift VR headset (which Facebook now owns) and …

Whoa! Spectacular Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

Obama administration to release drone strike justification memo

The Obama administration is preparing to publicly disclose for the first time a secret memo offering the legal justification for targeted drone strikes on U.S. citizens on foreign soil, multiple administration officials told CNN.<p>Solicitor General Don Verrilli decided not to appeal the April 21 …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in fight over sanctions

Hold onto your sat nav. The Russian government has just threatened to end cooperation with America on major space projects, including maintenance of the GPS system. The policy will also prevent NASA from accessing the International Space Station from 2020, as well as blocking the supply of …

High-Speed Bionic Arm Catches Objects in Mid-Flight (Video)

Researchers want to use the robotic limb to snatch space debris.<p>It’s no Willie Mays over-the-shoulder-at-the-warning-track catch*, but it’s still pretty impressive for a robot.<p>Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have unveiled a bionic arm with three joints and …

This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

Forgotten by Dre: How two Beats founders were cut out of the $3.2 billion deal

If you’ve read Walter Isaacson’s <i>Steve Jobs</i> biography, you possibly know the name Ronald Wayne. That’s the investor who dropped out of Apple 12 days into its existence as a company — losing around $35 billion after selling his shares for just $800.<p>In the wake of a reported deal with Beats, we have a …

China accused of anti-Christian campaign as church demolition begins

Activists accuse Communist Party of ‘barbaric’ campaign against Christianity after demolition teams and police descend on a church that became a symbol of resistance<p>Demolition teams began destroying parts of a Chinese church that has become a symbol of resistance to the Communist Party’s draconian …

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.<p>“Some of the things I’m about to say might not make sense,” began O.M., a 22-year-old cancer survivor. He had the far-off look in his eyes that I recognized from so many of …