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Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred. The signal, or radio “burst”, was discovered on May 15, 2014, though it’s just being reported by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “The burst was identified within 10 …

Check out this kid's Super Mario Bros. 4 pitch, and read Nintendo's reaction

In early 1990, an 11 year old Jason Venter sent Nintendo a design document proposing a new entry in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Twenty-five years later he dug it out for us, along with the reply sent back to him from Nintendo of America HQ.<p>The adorably hand-made design document is 13 pages …

Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea

Now I am not a tour group kind of person. I like to make my own way and create my own itinerary, to decide where to go and what to eat. That is not an option in North Korea, where we had government minders every minute we were there. Walking down the main thoroughfare in Pyongyang, I saw a …

Quantum dots, a Ghostbuster backpack & the future of solar technology

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Sometimes, it just takes a Google search to overcome a big technical hurdle in a lab. OK, so it didn’t quite happen that way, …

Techstars, Qualcomm spin up a robotics startup accelerator

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>Robots are no longer just the business of university laboratories and secretive corporate divisions. …

Back to the Future was right: a working hoverboard will be available in 2015

Advertisement<p>39 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>The good news: Just like <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> promised, you will be able to get your hands (or …

Updated: Descent rudders deployed early before Virgin Galactic space plane’s crash

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic/Getty Images<p>Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed Friday after special tail “feathers” …

Report: GoPro planning to launch consumer drones “late next year”

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Don McCullough/Flickr<p>GoPro, best known for its small video cameras that turn snowboarders into YouTube sensations, is …

For the drone fleet conductor comes PixiePath

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>Companies delivering packages or farms mapping acres and acres of fields might not want to stop at one …

Hackers release confidential Sony Pictures documents after hack

Last week, hackers held Sony Pictures employee computers to ransom warning that if they didn’t give in to their demands they would release internal files to the public.<p>Unfortunately for Sony, it looks like the hackers have released a chunk of the “tens of terabytes” of data they obtained from the …

Orion spacecraft recovered after Nasa completes successful test flight

Unmanned capsule completes mission that space agency hopes foreshadows first human expedition to fourth planet<p>Follow our live blog for up to the minute updates Opinion: A last-ditch effort by a fading empire that will never strike back<p>Nasa successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft on a mission …

A Currency War With Japan Won't Help China Reform Its Economy

China was well into an intended transformation toward a consumer-driven economy when Japan, fittingly enough, threw a wrench into the works. The latest iteration of the “Abenomics” stimulus measures, on top of news of recurring recession, drove down the value of the Japanese yen against the Chinese …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

Orion Journey To Mars

Orion Soars on First Flight Test

Symantec Has Found a Spying Tool Active on Computers Around the World

Computer security experts Symantec say their researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware tool on Windows PCs across the globe, that appears to be used for spying and data collection, reports Recode.<p>Named ‘Regin’, the tool is a Trojan that has infected several organizations’ and individuals’ …

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

The Musical Instruments Of 2214 Will Mess With Your Mind

Tyler, The Creator jests (we think) that radio will be clogged with screams, the sound of choice for musicians of the era. “Someone will create a …

Cellist

Philae Probe Transmits Data From Comet 317 Million Miles Away

Space

Agents, lenders fill niche as Chinese money floods housing market

When Alisha Chen first got into real estate 10 years ago, she didn't really plan on becoming a gatekeeper for a global housing market.<p>But a housing crash and a flood of Chinese money later, she's part of a growing cottage industry of real estate agents, bankers and attorneys who specialize in …

Real Estate

Dow flirts with record high as Japan gives stock markets a boost

Investors who have been waiting for good news on the global economy finally got some Friday.<p>Sparked by a surprisingly assertive policy move from the Bank of Japan, U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally to close out a wild October with what analysts see as positive momentum.<p>Japan said it would ramp …

Economy

Popping Popcorn in Slow Motion (Amazing Close Up!!) HD | Slow Mo Lab

Bomb Shell UFO Footage!! Major UFO Event Over India October 2014

Iran, world powers hold 'substantive and useful' nuclear talks | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers held “substantive and useful” expert-level talks over Tehran’s nuclear program this week, they said on Friday, ahead of a new round of political negotiations later this month.<p>An Iranian soldier stands guard inside the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, …

States not waiting for Congress to raise minimum wage

In his State of the Union address, President Obama urged mayors, governors and state legislators not to wait for Congress to raise the minimum wage, and to take action into their own hands.<p>And local politicians have been doing just that.<p>Hawaii's Senate Tuesday passed a bill that would raise the …