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Iran wants U.S. to pay for 63 years of 'spiritual and material damage'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The outgoing Iranian Parliament is demanding unspecified compensation from the United States for its involvement in "spiritual and material damage" for the past 63 years, Iranian state news reported Tuesday.<p>During its Tuesday morning session, the Parliament cited examples such as the U.S …

Hitch Theaters will let you enjoy movie night almost anywhere

A new Kickstarter campaign will let you watch <i>Into the Wild...</i> in the actual wild. It's called Hitch Theaters, and it turns the trailer hitch on your …

US Navy's Blackwing drones launch from underwater

The US military may soon welcome some new additions to its fleet of unmanned aircraft, with the Navy revealing plans to purchase a set of small …

Military

Oceanwide Center in San Francisco by Foster+Partners gets planning permission

<b>Foster + Partners</b><b>' new Oceanwide Center in San Francisco in collaboration with</b> <b>Heller Manus</b><b>, has received permission from the planning commission of</b> …

Skyscrapers

NASA Is Investing in Growable Habitats and Sleep Chambers

These technologies will help us on the Journey to Mars and beyond.<p>Self-assembling space habitats and a deep sleep chamber for long-duration space missions sound like ideas ripped right from the pages of a science fiction novel, but these are some of the visionary projects NASA is currently …

Space Science

Steve Jobs: don't start a business unless there's 'a wrong that you want to right'

As the funding climate in Silicon Valley cools, a lot of old-timers are looking on the bright side: at least this will wash out the startup founders who were only ever in it for the money — the "tourists" as Alfred Lin from Sequoia calls them. Another investor recalled that after the dot-com crash …

Starting Today, There Is a New Way for Entrepreneurs to Raise Money. Here's the Good, the Great, the Bad and the Ugly.

2 min read<p>Starting today, entrepreneurs have a new way to raise money.<p>Equity crowdfunding, whereby entrepreneurs sell a portion of their companies in exchange for cash, has historically only been available to accredited investors. As of today, however, anyone can invest in a startup through equity …

Crowd Funding

MindMaze, Maker Of A ‘Neural Virtual Reality Platform,’ Raises $100M At A $1B Valuation

As consumers and businesses begin to focus on what form the next generation of computing may take beyond our current era of the smartphone, startups developing at the cutting edge of these concepts are attracting some major attention from investors. MindMaze — which is developing both hardware and …

Augmented Reality

U.S. F-22s fly low in a show of force over South Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. military flew four of its most advanced fighter jets low over South Korea on Wednesday in a show of force after recent North Korean actions that have heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.<p>The four U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors landed at Osan Air Base after the flyover, joining …

Military

The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?<p>Demis Hassabis has a modest demeanour and an unassuming countenance, but he is deadly serious when he tells me he …

Artificial Intelligence

There’s a new service offering unlimited flights on airlines like American, Delta, and JetBlue

All-you-can-fly subscription service OneGo launched on Feb. 1, providing its members with unlimited service on 500 commercial routes around the US for a flat monthly rate of $2,950. Cheaper regional plans include 35 routes in the West, 158 routes in the East, and 35 routes in the central US …

Flying

Genetic Engineering Now Allows Parents to Select the Gender and Eye Color of Their Children

The new season of HBO's Vice will kick off with a close look at gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.<p>The premier episode of the fourth season of HBO's mini-documentary series <i>Vice</i> will include a segment on genetic engineering that examines what researchers and doctors around the world …

Ohlala, An Uber For Escorts, Launches Its ‘Paid Dating’ Service In NYC

New Yorkers sick of the uncertainties of the urban dating scene can now turn to a new app designed to reduce the complexities of dating to dollars and cents.<p>Ohlala, a controversial<p>on-demand escort dating app popular in Germany, is launching its services today in its first American market, New York …

New York State

Magic Leap snags $793 million augmented reality investment, led by Alibaba

Still cloaked in mystery, Magic Leap, the Florida-based augmented reality startup, has added a whopping $793.5 million in new funding, despite the …

Scientists in Germany switch on nuclear fusion experiment

GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, …

23andMe Says Being A Morning Person Is In Your DNA

Not really a morning person? Turns out, part of that may be baked into your DNA, according to new research by genetic analytics company 23andMe.<p>The …

Google's Alphabet overtakes Apple as world's most valuable company

Alphabet’s shares rose by 4.7% following better than expected results, amid concerns that Apple has yet to come up with another blockbuster product<p>Alphabet, Google’s parent company, pipped Apple to become the world’s most valuable company on Tuesday, ending the iPhone company’s four-year …

Technology

New documentary reveals the drama of building the largest space telescope ever

A NASA telescope that's expected to launch in 2018 could revolutionize the way humans understand the universe — and a new documentary promises to …

What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

New research published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what many of us have suspected for some time: If you smoke a lot of weed — like a <i>lot</i> of it — it can potentially do permanent damage to your short-term memory.<p>Professor Reto Auer of the University of Lausanne led a team of …

Cannabis

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

Psychology

Scientists Are Allowed To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

UK agency has given approval to use CRISPR to modify embryos, a world-first<p>Scientists in the UK have gotten the go-ahead from a government agency to begin modifying human embryos — the fertilized egg that begets all human beings — using the increasingly popular gene-editing technique known as …

Attention San Francisco: Homelessness isn't a crime

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forty miles north of Levi's Stadium, the site of Super Bowl 50, San Francisco is gearing up for big crowds and big parties. As tech moguls, sports icons and pop stars hit the Embarcadero and branch out to the Tendernob and Mission neighborhoods, they'll inevitably cross paths with people on …

Homelessness

Postmates Wants to Deliver Your New Pants

Silicon Valley upstart Postmates is known for delivering McDonalds Big Macs, Starbucks lattes, and even 7-Eleven Slurpees to people’s homes in an …

This Tablet Can Replace Your Television

Over the past couple of years, the consumer tech industry has been wrestling with hurdles impeding its growth. First, people have stopped upgrading …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Water is important to your good health. Find out what can happen when you drink more …

Chargers to stay in San Diego for now, but have deal with Los Angeles Rams

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers have made a decision about their future in Southern California — sort of.<p>The team has decided to stay in San Diego for at least one more season but also has agreed on a deal to share a new stadium in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Rams.<p>Plan A right now is San …

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