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The Navy's new laser can do more than just shoot down drones

We've all seen how good the Navy's experimental laser is at shooting down drones, but it turns out that the hardware's got more than one party trick. A report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has revealed that military types are also praising the surveillance capabilities of the gear, describing it as a …

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

Medical Research

Jermain Taylor nabs world title

Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor found himself in a surprising place Wednesday night: once again challenging for a world …

Boxing

Obama authorises air strikes on Isis to help Iraqis besieged on mountain

Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.<p>Describing the threats against stranded Yazidi refugees as holding the potential …

Congress on Track to Be Least Productive

Donald Trump

Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights

In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.<p>The upstart firm said Friday that the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket after …

Space Travel

Airport security: you won't fly to the US if your mobile phone battery is dead

British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on<p>Holidaymakers and business travellers who arrive at airport security with uncharged mobile phones or other electrical items will be stopped from boarding planes bound for the …

Engadget Daily: the deal with DARPA, get paid to watch Netflix, and more!

Today, we dive into the world of DARPA, interview two people who cut ties with technology, take a look at the Mercedes Future Truck 2025 and imagine getting paid to watch Netflix. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.<p>What you need to know about DARPA, the Pentagon's mad …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

New 15-Minute At-Home Test May Detect Alzheimer's, Goes Viral

According to research published yesterday in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, a 15-minute at-home test may be able to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.<p>Titled the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination test, or SAGE, and …

How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Microsoft’s Xbox One Costs $90 More to Build Than Sony’s PS4, Teardown Shows

With the recent release of two significant game consoles, research firm IHS has been working a little extra overtime these days. After dissecting …

Senators Announce Bill That Ends NSA Phone Records Collection

Four U.S. Senators — Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) — introduced legislation that would end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.<p>"It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Study Shows Millennials Are More Forgetful Than Seniors

Historically, studies have equated forgetfulness with old age. Indeed, when someone misplaces something like their car keys, people generally refer to it as a "senior moment." But a new survey tells a different story.<p>A Trending Machine national poll finds that millennials aged 18 to 34 are, in …

People who play video games are less able to control impulsive aggressive behaviour, reveals a new study.

People who play video games are less able to control impulsive aggressive behaviour, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found video games boost visual attention, but reduce impulse control.<p>A person playing a first-person shooter video game, such as Halo or Unreal Tournament, must make decisions …

13 Professionals Share Surprising Facts From Inside Their Industries

Learning how the sausage gets made (literally or figuratively) can be a disturbing experience.<p>From health care to finance, every industry has hidden facts and processes that would shock the rest of the world. A bunch of professionals shared their most surprising insights in a thread on Quora.

Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

Numerous polls taken since our reporting on previously secret NSA activities first began have strongly suggested major public opinion shifts in how …

'Secret' CIA museum features Osama bin Laden's AK-47

<i>Editor's note: A correction has been made to this story.</i><p>The “coolest museum you’ll never see” has a new piece de resistance – the gun found next to the body of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid.<p>The AK-47 is a recent addition to a collection that’s among the …

OUYA launches fund-matching Kickstarter project for game developers

Ouya has just announced that it'll launch a second Kickstarter campaign in order to speed up the pace of game development for its nascent console. Unlike with the previous campaign, this time the company plans to match any pledges between $50,000 and $250,000 from developers and give $100,000 to …

The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden’s Final Years

Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his walled-in Pakistani compound, contemplating whether to trim the …