Eric J. Mitchell

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U.S. challenges China’s sovereignty claim to artificial islands

The U.S. is pledging to sail more warships past the shores of artificial islands in the South China Sea as the world's most powerful military seeks to strip away the expansionist claims of China and other nations in waters crucial to the global movement of goods.<p>Early Tuesday morning, the …

How to Make and Use a Solar Oven

Around the world, solar ovens or "solar cookers" are increasingly used to reduce reliance on firewood and other fuels. Even if you have electricity, …

Here's Where You're Going to Find the Best Schools in the World

Asian countries claimed the top five spots in a global math-and-science-education ranking administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation …

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

DARPA

A Look at the ‘Batman v Superman’ Batmobile

With every new Batman film comes a redesigned Batmobile. Zach Snyder has his work cut out to match the fractal tank Christopher Nolan put out. Well, …

Batmobile

Iron Man glove replica shoots real lasers

We’ve previously seen an Iron Man prosthetic, and now another rendition of the glove has surfaced, this one of a different sort: it is an Iron Man …

Instagram makes it super-easy to stalk your favorite accounts

Instagram quietly enabled an option today that makes it super-easy to keep track of your favorite accounts.<p>You can now set up push notifications for whenever a specific account posts a new photo. The timing of the new feature makes perfect sense with the impending release of the Apple Watch.<p>To …

Apple Watch

Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'

Thanks to top universities and some companies, soft robots and stretchy electronics are already a reality. Now a group of researchers from Purdue claim they've found the right manufacturing process to produce those types of devices en masse. Their method entails printing out circuits using an …

Nanotech

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Utah lawmakers vote to become only state to allow firing squad

Utah — the only state in the past 40 years to carry out a death sentence by firing squad — is poised to bring back the Old West-style executions if the state cannot track down drugs used in lethal injections.<p>The Republican-controlled state Legislature gave final approval to the proposal Tuesday …

Samsung launches the Galaxy A7

Korean tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy A7, the newest addition to their A series<p>Korean tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the …

Samsung Galaxy

Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone 6 Case

Don’t worry, the DeLorean time machine won’t bring your iPhone 6 to the future or the past. It just wants you to remember the classic sci-fi movie …

Amsterdam to get the world’s first drone air show

Air shows are typically made up of all sorts of military or civilian aircraft flying around doing their thing. In Amsterdam an air show is coming …

Canadian Armed Forces shows off new SPIES smart gun

Most militaries in the world still fight with the same gun technology that has been around for decades. In Canada the Canadian Armed Forces are going …

Armed Forces

Sebastian Vettel drives the Ferrari FXX K at Fiorano

Sebastian Vettel is an F1 racing champion and while most of us know him for his time spent at Red Bull; Seb has a new team for 2015. Vettel will be …

Auto Racing

Treehouse Cabin Tent

Treehouses offer a unique living environment. Unfortunately, they often also damage the trees they rely on for support and charm. The Treehouse Cabin …

Police test “less lethal” bullet alternative

In light of recent events in which lethal force was used by police (in several incidents across the United States), a new “less-lethal” alternative …

EV4 four-wheel-drive electric scooter leans into turns

Being able to lean into a corner has to be one of the greatest joys of riding two wheeled transport. Adding more wheels to a bike may increase …

Batteries

Hangzhou Police Roll Out "Saber-Toothed Tiger" Anti-Riot Vehicle

Police in Hangzhou, China are getting tough – Ford Tough – when it comes to defusing riots. Dubbed the “Saber-Toothed Tiger”, the heavily modified …

Mega Underground Bike Park is for cyclists who are deeply into riding

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the bike park measures 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m) and features over 45 looping dirt trails. These include jump …

IoT’s Mortal Enemy Is The Product Owner

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Lisa Jackson is the executive strategy director at frog.</i><p>We understand that the Internet of Things is going to be big. As employees and consumers, we will be able to make decisions based on more accurate data. As managers, we will have new tools that reduce waste and inefficiencies in …

The Awesome Star Wars Old Republic Crimson Pilgrim Built with LEGO Bricks

We never doubt LEGO bricks can bring us numerous creations. The latest finding is the Crimson Pilgrim from Star Wars Old Republic. Curious? Let’s …

Bubble Blowing R2-D2

We made our annual pilgrimage to the International Toy Fair this year at New York City’s Javits Center and found a few cool new items for you to get …

Star Wars

This Back To The Future iPhone Case Is Totally Ridiculous And I Want One

We’ve made it! 2015. The year of hoverboards and self-tying shoes, according to Back To The Future.<p>So far, we have neither of those things*. But we <i>do</i> have this absolutely ridiculous iPhone case modeled after Doc Brown’s DeLorean, so we’ve got that going for us.<p><i>(* though Nike keeps saying they’ll</i> …

The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

It's some real Ocean's Eleven s***<p>A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report claims that the NSA and GCHQ successfully hacked the network of …

Surveillance

Irrefutable Proof That Apple is a Member of the Illuminati (VIDEO)

- Feb 12, 2015<p>YouTube user <i>Peladophobian</i> offers irrefutable proof that Apple is Illuminati. (Well, kinda.)<p>Personally, I think his incorrect estimation …