Michael E. Callan

487 Flips | 13 Magazines | 747 Likes | 29 Following | 29 Followers | @MichaelECallan | I enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and drive an 18-wheeler. I like to keep abreast of new technology and quantum physics.

VR’s Biggest Players Back New ‘VirtualLink’ Connector for Next-gen Headsets

A consortium representing many of VR’s most prominent players—NVIDIA, AMD, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft—have backed a new connector standard called …

Virtual Reality

Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Scientists have just packed 18 qubits — the most basic units of quantum computing — into just six weirdly connected photons. That's an unprecedented …

Quantum Physics

Science Says Eating This One Food Every Day Will Keep Your Eyes Healthy & OMG YUM

It’s a pretty well-known fact that eating fruit is good for keeping you healthy. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” right? But do you know the</i> …

Wellness

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Flying Car

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail: Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” <i></i>The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he …

eCommerce

Cipro's Safety Warnings Just Got Scarier

I was prescribed Cipro once. When I got the bottle of pills home, I took a minute to read the leaflet that the pharmacy stuffs in the bag—mostly just …

Medicine

NASA Is Training This 17-Year-Old Girl to Become One of the First Humans on Mars

While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality. The ambitious Louisiana-based teenager has had her “heart set on the stars” ever since she was a little girl. At only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an …

Space Science

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Quantum Mechanics

15 Horror Movie Wikipedia Pages That Are For Adults Only

"Some people think The Exorcist is cursed for portraying such demonic themes."<p><i>Warning: Some of the content and images in this post are potentially disturbing. Continue at your own risk.</i>

Horror

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

Resident Evil 2 Remake Takes Gore To New Levels Of Gross

Resident Evil has been known as a horror mainstay, even given its campy dialogue. Resident Evil 2 borrows liberally from later entries to make it more modernized horror, and given our look at E3 2018, a big part of that feeling is the visual style. There's no way to sugar-coat this: Resident Evil 2 …

Horror

Epic Games announces $100 million prize pool for upcoming Fortnite season

If you can barely stop playing Epic Games’ ridiculously successful <i>Fortnite</i> long enough to read this sentence, you might be interested to know the company will soon offer the biggest prize pool in esports history.<p>According to a company blog post:<p>In the 2018 – 2019 season, Epic Games will provide …

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

iPhone X luxury battery case with integrated solar panel hits market, but costs 4x phone price

High end Russian accessory maker, Caviar, has unveiled its latest custom iPhone X. Named iPhone X ‘Tesla’, it features an integrated solar panel and secondary battery along with some design embellishments.<p>Spotted by <i>AppleInsider</i>, the new custom iPhone X from Caviar doesn’t have any official …

OnePlus’ Bullets Wireless headphones don’t tangle and can fast-charge

Not ‘truly’ wireless earbuds, but they look great<p>OnePlus is accompanying its new phone launch today by also releasing its first pair of wireless headphones, called the Bullets Wireless. Yes, they support USB-C fast charging, are Google Assistant-integrated, weather-resistant, and use the AptX codec …

Audiophile

Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of keeping open-internet rules in a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House.<p>The 52 …

Net Neutrality

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field.<p>For the past 160 years, it's been weakening at an alarming rate. Scientists are …

Earth Science

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

The secret on the ocean floor

By David Shukman<p>A wave of pioneers is poised to scoop up treasure from the deep sea.<p>But was this ocean mining boom sparked by a 1970s CIA plot?<p>Mystery ship<p>In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California.<p>It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where …

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment.<p>The women, strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their doctors to try new immunotherapy drugs that had …

Cancer

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Death Machines of London Airforce Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi was founded in 1921 by a pilot and an aircraft mechanic, making aircraft a part of the manufacturer's DNA since its inception. Built as a …

Destiny 2: How to get past level 265

This is where the game changes completely<p><i>Destiny 2</i> is actually two different games, and it’s best to make peace with that fact as soon as possible.<p>The strategies and play habits that you used to get your character to power level 265 or so suddenly become useless. That means it’s time to change how …

Researchers claim they just invented the "ultimate" method for quantum computing

Around and Around<p>Today’s working quantum computers are already more powerful than their traditional computing counterparts, but a pair of researchers …

Quantum Computing

Yes, Please Inject Nintendo Switch RPG Octopath Traveler Directly Into My Veins

The team behind <i>Bravely Default</i> is making a Nintendo Switch exclusive called <i>Octopath Traveler.</i> It looks beautiful, and there’s a demo out</i> …

Nintendo Switch

The FDA says ecstasy is a ‘breakthrough’ drug for PTSD patients

It's a big step forward for a controversial treatment.<p>Ecstasy doesn’t sound like something you do in a doctor’s office. But the Food and Drug Administration wants that to change. The FDA just approved the substance, more clinically known as MDMA, as a ‘breakthrough’ drug—and will work to move it …

Researchers can now bioengineer lungs with the original blood vessels intact

Deep Breath<p>A group of researchers at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have successfully developed the first functional …

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years.<p>The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to …

Cancer