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NASA Sees Black Hole Bend Light

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

Cold War reconnaissance photos triple the number of known archaeology sites across the Middle East.<p>A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.<p>In recent …

Archaeology

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

Flying Car Moves from Science Fiction Toward Reality

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept a reality – including no less than the original Henry Ford.<p>The group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni that developed the Transition flying car …

Science Fiction

WhatsApp now has 500 million active users

WhatsApp just announced that its messaging app is now used by 500 million people around the world. And those are all described as "regular, active<i>"</i> users, another sign of the company's soaring growth — and the loyalty of its community. When Facebook announced plans to acquire WhatsApp in February, …

Ukraine crisis: Another police building seized in east

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1068000/1068800_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1512443013_919117ec166aabaa8e690517d324ad77<p><b>Pro-Russia militants have taken over a police headquarters in the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk, local media and witnesses say.</b><p>This followed a gun …

Science Explains Why This Image Disgusts Some People

Up to 16% of people (18% of females and 11% of males) become viscerally upset after looking at images of clustered holes, according to the first ever study on the condition known as trypophobia. These clusters of holes are common in nature, also including honeycombs and clusters of soap bubbles.<p>One …

Zoology

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

The Brain

Samsung’s entire leadership team is paid less than individual executives at Google, Apple

The top leadership team at Samsung, made up of its three co-CEOs and CFO, makes $30.6 million combined, the Sowan, Korea-based company revealed at its annual shareholder meeting. That’s less than some individual executives make at American tech companies such as Google and Apple.<p>Google chairman …

Economic Policy Institute

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

Apple's New Mac Pro Review: The Most Powerful Mac Ever

Apple has combined raw power with ingenious design into something that will make even non-professionals drool.<p>After languishing with only minor …

Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — itself inspired by Phonebloks — is still very much in development, with a workable modular handset not likely to appear until next year at the earliest (although Google has announced a developer conference for the concept this April).<p>But the concept of an …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …

Design

The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

We won't think about 'going online' or 'looking on the Internet' for something. We'll just be online, and just look."<p>In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new …