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HP made a backpack that can recharge your laptop

The HP Powerup Backpack<p>HP's new Powerup Backpack may look like a standard backpack, but this thing can recharge a full-size laptop thanks to a massive 22,400mAh battery. With that much juice you could recharge your smartphone 10 times. The canvas bag features ventilated pockets and heat sensor …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

Linguistics

SpaceX Is About to Win Its First-Ever U.S. Military Mission

It looks like SpaceX is set to land its first US military contract. Elon Musk’s company sued for the right to be considered, and now they’re the last …

DJI Phantom X Concept Video Imagines the Future of Camera Drones

Want to see where camera drones are headed? DJI made this 3-minute video that shows a concept drone called the DJI Phantom X. It’s a look at what …

The Essence of Hayao Miyazaki Films: A Short Documentary About the Humanity at the Heart of His Animation

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki detests being referred to as the Japanese Walt Disney. The great animator and storyteller admires the gorgeous animation of …

Documentaries

Amazing Indoor Waterfalls

Oculus teams up with 20th Century Fox to bring virtual reality to movies

Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company, has partnered with 20th Century Fox to make movies available on its new VR cinema, Oculus Video,</i> …

Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

Has Nasa found life on Mars? Speculation mounts ahead of press conference to unveil "a major science finding"<p>Nasa is preparing to unveil a "major science finding" from its Mars exploration programme, amid speculation it could have found water flowing on the Red Planet.<p>The space agency has scheduled …

Geoscience

A Strange Cosmic Flicker Reveals Merging Black Holes

If we can wait 100 million years, the PG 1302-102 binary system will offer quite the show.<p>The two black holes of the PG 1302-102 binary system are currently orbiting each other at a distance not much larger than the diameter of our own solar system, which in cosmic terms is just down the hall. …

Margot Krasojevic's solar-powered sand turbine hotel aims to stop the spread of the Gobi Desert

Margot Krasojevic's new solar-powered sand turbine hotel in the Gobi Desert utilizes desert winds and sun to produce energy and slow down …

Sony's ​Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR

The virtual reality headset for gaming has been renamed as it prepares for launch with games such as Final Fantasy XIV.<p>Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR. Sony's virtual reality headset has been renamed as it gets closer to going on sale.<p>Virtual reality could be the next big thing in …

Virtual Reality

FHM

With spring weather rapidly approaching, it's time to start getting back in shape. For some people that means cutting back on carbs and hitting the …

Costa Rica

Google is launching a new version of Glass, but only for workers

Good news, wearable fans: there's a new version of Google Glass on the way. Only... it's not really meant for you. Both <i>Recode</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hear that Google is handing out a new, work-oriented version of its smart eyepiece to its enterprise partners' development teams. As for what it …

Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

If you want to use clean solar energy in your home, your only option is to get some solar panels installed — right?<p>Wrong.<p>Contrary to what you might …

Why Pluto Lacks Craters, and Why That's So Freakishly Weird

Pluto has been puzzling us with its weirdly smooth surface, but if it’s the first Kuiper Belt Object we’ve visited, how did we know how many craters …

Astronomy

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

10 reasons never to date a bartender in NYC

New York bartenders are a special breed: they’re consistently ultra-attractive, they know an armada of great jokes, are an incredibly hardworking …

Superhot

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Now That We've Explored All The Planets, What's The Next Frontier?

Pluto is just the beginning<p>When I was growing up, there were nine planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. By 1989, all of those planets had been explored … except Pluto. Though it's no longer classified as a planet by some folks, Pluto …

Astronomy

Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>I'm Renee Montagne and - David - David, are you there?<p>DAVID GREENE, …

Harry Potter

Is This The Future Of Aviation?

<b>These days, aircraft consist largely of a cylindrical fuselage with wings attached. The design has been in use for decades. A new study—called</b> …

Aviation

Why the Apple Watch Is Flopping

Having written my own piece stating <i>Why I Won’t Be Buying the Apple Watch</i>, it brings me great pleasure to announce that it’s looking like Apple’s …

The paradox of popping back in time

Time travel often appears in the movies, but it’s a pity that the science never matches up with the fiction, argues Quentin Cooper<p>Here we go again. The movie <i>Predestination</i>, released in the UK this February, is the very latest in the long history of time travel films. There's been more than 100 …

Why future airliners could be 'flying Toyota Priuses'

The first flight across the Channel in an electric aircraft highlights research by the aerospace industry into future forms of power for airliners<p>On Friday morning a small aeroplane took off from Lydd airport on the Kent coast and just over half an hour later quietly entered aviation’s history …

Aviation

Microsoft researchers dramatically increase battery life of wearables

Wearable tech may start staying on longer. As part of Microsoft's WearDrive project, researchers have found a way to increase the battery life of …

Samsung gets granted patent on foldable tablet displays, invisible buttons

Another day, another patent. Last year, Samsung filed a patent on a flexible screen technology. Nearly a year later, on July 7, Samsung was granted …

Pluto may reveal secret of Earth's creation

Nasa's mission to fly by the dwarf planet expected to beam back images<p>Pluto could provide the 'missing link' to how planets evolve, a British space scientist has claimed ahead of Nasa's flyby next week.<p>On Tuesday evening, the U.S. spacecraft New Horizons will make a pass of the dwarf planet and …

Solar System

5 Good Android Apps for History Teachers

June 26, 2015<br>For those of you looking for some good Android apps to use in history classes, the suggested titles below are good place to start with. …

Apps

BMW to Electrify Entire Lineup (Report)

Tightening European emission standards and Tesla Motors' ongoing success are prodding BMW and other luxury automakers to make plug-in cars a priority.<p>…