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More babies were born with syphilis in 2014 than in any of the previous 10 years

'We are seeing a nationwide increase in syphilis'<p>In 2014, the rate of babies born with syphilis in the US hit its highest point more than a decade, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Syphilis, which is on the rise, can be fatal for infants.<p>Last year, 458 …

Google’s self-driving car got pulled over for driving too slow

Google's self-driving car may be able to navigate the roads on its own, but it's not yet advanced enough to avoid cops. This picture, showing Google's cute little prototype vehicle stopped by an officer of the law, was tweeted earlier today by David E. Weekly, the head of Google's rapid rollout …

In New York, A Day’s Work Will Buy An iPhone. In Kiev, It Takes 13 Weeks

Compare your purchasing power in cities around the world, in universal iPhone or Big Mac units.<p>How many hours do you need to work to pay for a new iPhone? If you’re a New Yorker, then you need to toil for 24 hours to pay for a 16GB iPhone 6. But if you work in Kiev, Ukraine, you’ll need to work for …

Swiss Bank

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CNN

Space History Retrofire: US Air Force Manned Orbiting Lab Astronauts Speak Out

Several space pioneers shared their experiences this month regarding the Cold War Air Force program: The Manned Orbiting Laboratory.<p>In the 1960s, the …

Space Exploration

India slips in global rankings on broadband penetration: UN report

India has slipped in global rankings on broadband penetration but has made slight progress in the percentage of individuals using internet in the …

NASA designed app aims to shorten commercial flight times

It seems as though NASA's focus as of late has been solely geared towards Mars and the efforts to get there. However the space agency recently made an announcement that hits a little closer to home. NASA has developed software to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cut travel …

Dramatic Photo Captures Lightning Strike From Space

Solar Panels

Meet Starliner, Boeing’s Space Taxi

Boeing has unveiled details of its new commercial space taxi, a small vehicle called Starliner that will ferry passengers to and from the International Space Station starting in 2017. The spaceship, formally titled the CST-100, is currently under construction at a massive facility in Florida. In a …

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Image Of Milky Way-Type Galaxy 35 Million Light-Years Away

The Hubble Telescope has captured a stunning image of a spiral galaxy, 35 million light-years away, very similar in mass and size to the Milky …

Putin Says Sanctions Amid Falling Oil Prices Cost Russia $160B, But Economy Will Recover

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that sanctions at a time of rapidly falling oil prices had cost Russia about $160 billion, but added …

Apathy in the UK: mobilising the youth vote in Britain

“I’m 21, I’m a student and I’m a sex worker,” says ‘Misha’, as this social science student has dubbed her working name.<p>For Misha, working as an escort and in striptease and cyber sex is preferable to poor paying jobs with binding timetables.<p>“I think it’s really flexible with my university and the …

Haptic Gloves Use Air Pressure To Simulate The Feel Of Virtual Objects

Bringing a whole new meaning to 'hands-on' technology<p>Virtual reality has typically focused on matters of sight and sound, but increasingly people are investigating a way to make those experiences tactile as well. A team of student engineers at Rice University has developed a clever pair of VR …

Virtual Reality

Technology to tame Africa's deadly transport chaos

<b>Nairobi's roads are renowned for their chaos.</b><p>Cars, lavishly decorated buses, reckless matatu minibus taxis, and daredevil motorbike riders intermingle with the odd herd of cows to create a gridlocked maze, and a nightmare for the commuter trying to get home.<p>Not only is the transport sector in much …

Road Safety

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Graphene

Bodyprint could let you unlock your phone with your ear print

An experimental system uses a smartphone's capacitive screen as a low-res sensor keyed to the user's body prints.<p>You may one day be able to unlock your smartphone by holding it against your ear instead of your finger.<p>That is the goal of Bodyprint, an authentication system created by Yahoo Labs that …

Personal Information

Facebook Adds Video Calling to Messenger Mobile App

Facebook is adding video calling to Messenger app, the latest in a string of new features for the mobile app.<p>The feature, announced Monday, differs from other video services like Skype and FaceTime because it allows users to quickly upgrade conversations to video from texting within the app, said …

Apps

DARPA's steerable bullet proves it can hit moving targets

DARPA announced that its self-steering bullet program, dubbed the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), passed another developmental milestone in late February. Per an administration release, and the video below, experienced and novice shooters alike were able to strike moving targets. And, in …

Flipkart will shut down website within a year; Myntra to be app-only from 1 May

Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart will shut down its website within a year whereas its fashion retail website Myntra will become app-only entity from …

eCommerce

The hypnotic, kinetic wind sculptures of Anthony Howe

Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe creates abstract, organic sculptures from various metals and polymers. He is based in Eastsound, Washington state.<p>For …

Sculpture

New Mysterious Craters Found In Siberia

Well, we know it probably wasn't aliens<p>They're baaack... Remember those weird craters that suddenly appeared in Siberia last year? They just showed up in the middle of nowhere, unannounced and unexpected. At the time, scientists got some awesome exploration pictures that don't AT ALL look like they …

Global Warming

The black hole imagery of 'Interstellar' is helping astrophysics

You may have heard that the representation of a black hole in <i>Interstellar</i> was not only based on real science, but might tackle researchers' problems depicting these gravitational points. Well, that just happened -- physicist Kip Thorne and visual effects outfit Double Negative have published papers …

Why are mountains so funny? It's because they are hill areas.

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is reportedly raising money at a $16-19 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise around $500 million.<p><b>2. Hedge funds are offloading their stakes in Alibaba.</b> Many large funds are either selling their holdings or reducing the size of their stake.<p><b>3. Apple has won a patent for a virtual</b> …

Parallels Desktop 10 updated with support for Windows 10 and Microsoft Office previews

Parallels announced this evening that its virtual machine software Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac has been updated with “experimental” support for the technical preview of Windows 10 from Microsoft. Users who want to take the latest version of Windows for a test run without overwriting their existing …

Windows 10

Apple Watch App Made By Dexcom Will Display Blood Glucose Levels

When the Apple Watch launches in April, one of the first apps that will be available for the device benefits diabetics because it reports glucose levels on a graph. This app — which was designed by medical technology company Dexcom — has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug …

Diabetes

Apple first, Google second, Samsung seventh in brand value in 2014

Interbrand published its annual brand value report, and technology companies are once again dominating the top 10.<p>Interbrand is a brand consultancy firm known for its annual listings of the most valuable brands in the world. To determine brand value, the firm looks at three main aspects: the …

Mobile