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Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes maiden voyage

Using only the power of the sun's rays, the souped up lightweight aircraft climbs to nearly 6,000 feet and stays aloft for more than two hours.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 is one step closer to its around-the-world journey. The enhanced Swiss-made solar-powered airplane successfully completed its first test …

Solar Impulse

HoverSkate: 'It makes me feel like I am flying like Ironman'

An inventor's mini-hoverboard with skateboard wheels may be as close to "Back to the Future" as we'll ever get.<p>Jim Pitts is one of the most determined tinkerers you'll every come across. He's the mind behind the HoverSkater, an unusual Kickstarter project that aims to fund the production of a …

Skateboarding

Mexican cave skeleton reveals secrets of New World's first people | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A horrible day for a teenage girl perhaps 13,000 years ago - death in a Mexican cave - has turned into a wonderful day for scientists who have managed to coax important secrets out of the oldest genetically intact human skeleton in the New World.<p>Divers Alberto Nava and Susan …

Skeleton of 12,000-year-old girl could show where first Americans came from

Around 12,000 years ago, a short teenage girl was wandering a system of caves, likely searching out water, when she fell into a deep pit and cracked her pelvis. She likely died almost instantly, and her body remained there untouched until researchers discovered it in 2007, submerged under water …

Circle Launches as Bitcoin for Dummies -- And It’s Free

The company also uses bank-like phrases to describe its services to help mainstream audiences relate.<p>One advantage to raising gobs of venture capital is that you now have gobs of venture capital at your disposal. This fact, of course, lets you make decisions in the early days of a company’s …

Betty translates plain english into command line code

The old-fashioned computer command line isn't going anywhere.<p>But it may soon learn to speak our language.<p>For all the advances in the way we interact …

Samsung design: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It’s not easy to claim the top spot in the worldwide smartphone market. You can’t do it without offering consumers something compelling and that starts with great design. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 89 million units in the first three months of this year, for a commanding 31.2% …

Phones

A regional jet nearly collided with a drone earlier this year

A remotely piloted drone nearly collided with a commercial airplane on March 22nd of this year, according to a new report in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The flight was a 50-seat regional jet operated by American Airlines, which encountered the drone roughly 2300 feet above Tallahassee Regional Airport …