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Robots, drones and heart-detectors: How disaster technology is saving lives

<i>Watch "Katrina: The Storm that Never Stopped</i>" Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Robots with cameras, microphones and sensors searched for victims stranded in flooded homes and on rooftops. They assessed damage and sent back images from places rescuers couldn't get.<p>It was August 31, 2005, two days …

Adventure Travel

Graava is a new action camera that does the editing for you

Shoot first, edit never<p>Action cameras make it easy to capture amazing footage of your life, whether you're skydiving or walking your dog. But in the end you're still stuck with hours of footage to sort through. A new product designed in partnership with Matter Design promises to do that work for …

Videography

This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

Practical off-the-grid phone charging is becoming a reality.<p>Not so long ago, solar chargers were a better idea in theory than in reality. Typical devices would require as much as four times as long to power up a phone as plugging into a wall outlet. This might work if you were spending all day in …

A Self-Balancing, Two-Wheeled Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Automotive<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Daniel Kim<p><b>Company:</b><p>Lit Motors<p><b>Invention:</b><p>C-1<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$3.5 million<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>Inside a three-story warehouse in San Francisco, bicycles stand next to Macintosh-topped …

U.S. Air Force

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Four people who will play a big role in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Most gamblers are expecting the<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiaofight on Saturday to go the full 12 rounds.<p>Once the bell rings, four men will play a crucial role in the bout.<p>Here's a quick look at the referee, and the three judges who will score the fight at ringside.<p><b>Referee Kenny Bayless</b><p>Bayless, …

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

9:51 P.M.<p>Mayweather wins<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. has defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to unify the welterweight titles.<p>Judges scoring: Dave Moretti, 118-110; Glenn Feldman, 116-112; Burt Clements 116-112<p>The Judges' Scores<p>12 rounds are scheduled. Times judges will be rating each contender's …

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Marvel Universe

'Avengers: Age of Ultron': EW review

Avengers: Age of Ultron<p>We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>These days, we’re so used to feeling short-changed when we go to the movies that it may seem churlish to …

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk finds fast new company in a Marvel hit that won't quit<p>Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," …

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Art

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

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Print Media

Tiny trackpad uses your thumbnail to navigate devices

Several companies are working on eye-tracking tech as a way to navigate devices. A team of MIT researchers, however, have their eyes set on another body part: the thumbnail. Graduate students Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Artem Dementyev are developing a tiny trackpad that fits over your thumbnail. …

Coming Soon to Photoshop: Enhanced 3D Functionality

Once upon a time, Adobe Photoshop came in two versions: the standard version and an Extended version that threw in features for 3D modeling and composition. The company reasoned that many users would not need the 3D features, and thus separated the two versions with different prices.<p>Later, Adobe …

Science can now spot trolls after just five horrible, malicious comments

People aren’t very nice to each other online. Everyone has read a comment thread and been annoyed at the vicious remarks, or witnessed a flame war under a YouTube video. Many online communities now have moderators, and they aim to ban trolls—those people who just who can’t stay civil.<p>But can you …

Internet

Science Says You Should Ignore Internet Trolls

Commonly found under bridges and in the reader commentary of stories about Apple, trolls have long plagued the good people of fairy tales and the …

Internet

PayPal wants to implant passwords in your stomach and your brain

"Natural body identification" could one day replace passwords and other modern methods of identification, claims PayPal developer chief<p>PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification.<p>Jonathan LeBlanc, …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

GameStop's going retro with classic consoles and games

GameStop is trying a new tactic as it faces increased competition from the likes of Gamefly, Amazon and other online retailers: It's going old school. <i>IGN</i> reports that beginning April 24th, the company will once again begin accepting classic consoles for trade-in and sale in 250 of its …

Startup behind the Lambo of vaporizers just launched an intelligent e-cigarette

Surprise, it's a rectangle<p>The office for Pax Labs, the San Francisco company behind the stylish and popular Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, is located in the same building as the headquarters for Burning Man. Sometimes the two tenants have joint happy hours and the Burners help out with costumes. It's "a …

Immune System

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15 billion years

The ‘optical lattice’ device is now three times more accurate than previous incarnations<p>Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.<p>The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium …

Quantum Mechanics

The Chandelier Of The Future Is Made From 1,100 Moving LEDs

LEDs are often discussed in technological or scientific terms, but increasingly common are experimental and artistic uses, demonstrating that the simple bulbs can be used for almost anything.<p>Russian creative agency Ascreen* along with Timeline and Atlantic Star** has created a spectacular LED …

Saint Petersburg

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

Project Elysium Wants to Virtually Bring Back Your Dead Relatives

I've hungered for your touch...<p>In one of the weirdest uses for VR, Australian indie studio Paranormal Games is developing a virtual reality game that …

Virtual Reality

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

Public Health