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Space flight changes astronauts' brains, research reveals

Spaceflight changes astronauts’ brains, according to a new study that analyzed scans of people who traveled to space and back.<p>Researchers looked at MRI scans from 27 astronauts. Thirteen had flown on the Space Shuttle for a couple weeks, and 14 had spent about six months on the International Space …

Space Travel

Bluetooth 5: What you need to know about the new wireless technology

An update to the decades-old technology Bluetooth was officially adopted this week, offering wireless connections with faster pairing and a longer range.<p>Bluetooth 5, which has been accepted as the official standard for the connection technology by the industry body Bluetooth SIG, is expected to …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft's Cortana gets a simpler look on iOS and Android

Every major technology company is obsessed with voice control right now. From Amazon's Alexa speakers to Google's new Pixel phones -- almost everything has an assistant which you can strike a conversation with. Not wanting to be left out, Microsoft is still hard at work on Cortana for Windows 10 …

Dole Invents Edible Fitness Tracker Made From an Actual Banana

Forget the FitBit and the Apple Watch: Produce giant Dole is delving into the wearable tech game with a banana that functions as a wearable fitness tracker, reports The Verge. The strange new invention will be debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon that takes place February 22.<p>According to the official …

7 reasons why smartwatches are dumb

They require two hands and your eyes to interact with. Having an interface strapped to your wrist instantly makes one of your hands unusable. Whether …

Gorgeous 4K Drone Montage of the Oregon Landscape

When we’ve shared Michael Shainblum‘s work in the past, it’s usually been a timelapse or tutorial. But the photographer and filmmakers has continued …

SpaceX Just Lost a Major Order Because of Its Launch Problems

British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to …

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature all-screen front, report says

The company's next flagship phone, due out next year, may include a radical design change.<p>Samsung plans to give its Galaxy S8 phones an all-screen front design, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday that cited "people with direct knowledge of the matter."<p>Not only would such a design offer …

Phones

Starbucks, Gap, and Nike warn that Trump may put 'American prosperity at risk'

"We want the US economy to be energy efficient and powered by low-carbon energy," the letter reads. "Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk."<p>More than 300 companies signed the letter, requesting that Trump continue policies that regulate carbon emissions and move …

Trump's pick for national security advisor once tweeted that fear of Muslims is 'rational'

Donald Trump's choice to be his closest and most powerful confidant on national security, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, has been an outspoken critic of the Obama administration's approach to Islamic militancy and believes acts of terrorism by Muslims is rooted in mainstream Islamic faith.<p>Flynn, a …

Donald Trump

What President Obama Told His Daughters About Donald Trump

President Barack Obama had wise words for his teenage daughters following the election of Donald Trump and reports that racist incidents and crimes …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump taps hardliners for national security team

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday three key members of the national security team for his administration -- signaling he will make good on the hard-line agenda on which he campaigned.<p>Unveiled Friday were nominations of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, …

Donald Trump

Don't Count on Donald Trump's Wall Street Love Affair to Last

The experts got it all wrong. Not only did Donald Trump win the election, but the stock market rose sharply, as a result, too. Even more, consumer …

Apple considers making iPhones in America, reports claim

Apple is exploring the idea of making iPhones in the US after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election raised the prospect of a crackdown on American companies that manufacture abroad.<p>Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that assembles the iPhone at enormous facilities in China, has …

Whoa, Google's AI Is Really Good at Pictionary

For Google, it's not enough that its products rely on machine learning and artificial intelligence. The company also wants you, its customer, to …

Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn Shines in Spectacular NASA Photo

A stunning new photo of Saturn's north pole spotlights the planet's bizarre hexagon-shaped vortex and beautiful bands of swirling winds.<p>NASA's …

Astronomy

The PowerEgg Drone Can Shoot 4K Panoramic Video 2.5 Miles Above Sea Level

Powervision PowerEgg Drone<p>Posted in Tech<p>These days, cutting edge technology just doesn’t last unless it’s outfitted in a clean design. It’s this …

Sky Viper V950 HD Drone Is Affordable with Intuitive Controls [Review]

Drones and quadcopters are more popular than ever, and that means brands of all sorts are releasing a wide range of flying gadgets. From hobbyists, …

This is why drones and balloons don't like to play together

We’ve had this video submitted to us by a videographer who wishes to remain anonymous and I can understand why. Even though he followed all …

YI Erida drone is a 75 mph carbon fiber tricopter with a 4K camera

The company known for high-performance, low-cost cameras is taking to the sky with a carbon-fiber drone that can fly for up to 40 minutes.<p>At the end of July, GoPro announced its Hero5 camera and Karma drone will launch ahead of the holiday season. YI Technology, on the other hand, has already …

Drones

WA drone pilots earning up to $200,000 in the mining, oil and gas sector

Drone pilots are earning as much as jet-propelled counterparts - and in some cases even more - flying their craft over northern WA in the mining, oil …

Apple Product Certifications Reaffirm “AirPods”, 2 New iPhones, 3 New Apple Watches

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC) has issued new certificates that may suggest Apple has new wireless earphones and multiple Apple Watches in the …

Zika drug breakthrough

Medical researchers have found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain …

Breakthroughs

SpaceX to Attempt First-Ever Recycled Rocket Launch

SpaceX is ready to boldly go where no company has gone before by sending a satellite into space on a recycled rocket.<p>Elon Musk's private space company has been on an successful streak since December, landing six rockets on land and at sea.<p>They're now ready to attempt their first-ever launch of a …

Space Travel

Strong Deep Space Signal Discovered Could Be from an Advanced Civilization - Technabob

Over a year ago, Russian scientists operating the RATAN-600 radio telescope discovered a very strong deep space signal. But they kept their discovery …

Mysterious Milky Way Star: Very Old or Very Young?

12,000 light-years from Earth, in the Milky Way, lies a star 10 times as massive as the sun and emits 20,000 times as much energy. It has been …

It’s Sunday, so let’s watch a $1,400 drone drown in Coca-Cola

YouTube is weird.<p>The latest viral video from YouTube user TechRax raises a series of troubling questions:<p>"Why did you fill a swimming pool with soda?"<p>"Why did that guy agree to dive into a swimming pool filled with soda?"<p>"Why on Earth would you crash a very expensive drone into <i>the aforementioned</i></i> …

Swimming Pools

5 tips for getting the best video footage from your drone flight

We have all seen those incredible images and video captured by what appears to have been a camera floating in mid-air, circling the subjects as they …