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This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startups Selling Supersonic Travel

The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever.<p>Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8

<i>Update: my new post Why Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8 looks into the two major automatic upgrades Windows 10 will perform, why and what can be done about them.</i><p>Microsoft is getting a lot right. Making Windows 10 free, unifying it across desktop and mobile, introducing …

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Coming soon: Comet you can see without a telescope

Comets are basically like cats, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins University tells the <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>: "They're very interesting, and they do what they want." That may explain that even though scientists didn't think Comet C/2014 Q2 (also known as Comet Lovejoy) would prove to be …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

By Jessica Leber3 minute Read<p>Very soon, it could cost less to install rooftop solar panels than to pay your utility bill in many U.S. states. And so …

Here's A Live View Of Our Planet From Space On Christmas Eve

According to a recent study, NASA scientists found that over the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, some regions on Earth are as much as 50 times brighter compared to the rest of the year.<p>On Christmas Eve, the International Space Station will pass over the United Kingdom, and thanks …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

You won’t believe the phone’s of the future

With the next-generation (and several generations after that) of mobile phone innovation already being tinkered with by engineers and scientists in …

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Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

One Tesla Analyst Lowers Volume Estimates While Another Sees Opportunity

Morgan Stanley’s Tesla analyst Adam Jonas cut his production projections for the still not available Model 3, raised his Average Transaction Price (ATP) from $40,000 to a range of $55,000 to $60,000, lowered his price target from $320 to $290 and kept an Overweight rating. Pacific Crest’s Brad …

These Cheap, Invisible Solar Cells Can Be Spray-Painted On Anything

Researchers at the University of Toronto have figured out how to make the process both cheap and fast. Light-sensitive dots, so tiny they’re …

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

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Watch: How Jaguar Smart Windscreen Will Eliminate Driver Blind Spots

Jaguar Land Rover is hard at work in the lab, developing cutting-edge augmented reality systems to literally eliminate driver blind spots.<p>The research project, which is in advanced stages, aims to re-display areas the driver cannot see – including on the classic problem areas of roof-supporting …

Quantum physics just got less complicated

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds first alien planet of new mission

NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again.<p>The prolific spacecraft has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013, researchers announced Dec. 18. The newly discovered world, called HIP 116454b, is a "super Earth" about 2.5 times larger …

Elon Musk's hyperloop is actually making progress

When Elon Musk unveiled his idea for the Hyperloop in August of 2013, no one seemed sure what the next step would be. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO …

Crazy-looking jet would travel from NYC to L.A. in under 3 hours

The miracle of flight has grown stale. Our great grandparents may have been impressed by the ability to travel from New York to Los Angeles in five …

While World Fixates On 'Autopilot,' GM Bets On A Revolution Within Reach

Detroit has a plan to change how we drive--and it hits the road in 2016<p>Robotic cars marketed to anyone but the wealthiest consumers are a distant dream at best, but that hasn’t stopped auto manufacturers from touting their whiz-bang appeal.<p>In September the pitch came from Mary Barra, CEO of General …

A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things

It’s a familiar adage in the tech world that hardware is hard. After all, a single coder can ship an app, armed with just a computer. But a new piece …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

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