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How to safely access the deep web

So you want to know how to access the deep web? First, you should get the terminology straight. The deep web is simply any web page or site that’s …

The “Internet of Things” is way more vulnerable than you think—and not just to hackers

Not far from San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno is a quaint middle-class residential suburb, yet underground in San Bruno was a gas pipeline controlled by SCADA software that used the Internet as its communications backbone. On Sept. 9, 2010, a short circuit caused the operations room …

Internet of Things

China debuts driverless train that only needs white painted lines as tracks

China's latest mode of public transportation is a bus, tram and train rolled into one.<p>Its maker, Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, is calling it a …

China

Megabots' giant American fighting robot beats up a Toyota Prius

We're less than three months away from watching the Megabots Mk.III go at Japan's Kuratas robot in some form of giant robot fight, and while we …

Robotics

Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics?

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Glass could be a mysterious new state of matter

New research solves a long-standing mystery about glass—and a mysterious new state of matter.<p>Zoom in on a crystal and you will find an ordered array …

Duke University

Locked movement in molecular motor and rotor

For a motor to power machinery, the local motion has to be translated into the ordered movement of other parts of the system. University of Groningen …

MIT Breakthrough Lets Amputees Feel Movement in a Bionic Limb

The low-impact limb replacement is on its way.<p>Being a double-amputee himself, MIT’s High Herr knows a thing or two about the realities of replacement …

Breakthroughs

Robots copy their coolest moves from animals

Cheetahs, ostriches, octopi, cockroaches and humans.<p>For decades, robot makers have turned to animals to help them understand how to build a machine that can travel over Earth’s diverse terrain.<p>“Almost any animal you can imagine has been used as inspiration for robots,” says Aaron Johnson, a …

Robotics

Naked Singularities Can Actually Exist in a Three-Dimensional Universe, Physicists Predict

Where the laws of physics no longer apply.<p>For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that a universe like ours with three spatial dimensions …

Black Holes

Introducing The 'Chit' - The World's First One-Bit Chemical Hard Drive

Storing data in chemicals.<p>In classical computing, information is stored in bits that are read by physical phenomena such as electricity. You might …

Qubits

Japan Moves to Allow Its Emperor to Abdicate. But Just This Once.

TOKYO — Ten months after Japan’s octogenarian emperor indicated he wanted to give up the throne while he was still alive, the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved special legislation on Friday that would allow him to abdicate.<p>The bill, which will be considered soon by the full Parliament, …

Japan

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

The Brain

What happened to Google Maps?

Browsing Google Maps over the past year or so, I’ve often thought that there are fewer labels than there used to be. Google’s cartography was revamped three years ago—but surely this didn’t include a reduction in labels? Rather, the sparser maps appear to be a recent development.<p>A few days ago, I …

Maps

22 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

ADV Screen Recorder lets you capture what's happening on your phone.<p><i>ADV Screen Recorder</i><p>If you need to record what's happening on your phone screen, …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2015

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. Here are the …

Windows 10’s fall update is deactivating certain apps without asking

Windows 10 is possibly making unwanted changes to your gaming rig.<p>Microsoft’s first big update for its operating-system-as-a-service is deleting some user-installed apps without asking Windows owners for permission, according to dozens of complaints on message boards and forums. The affected …

Researchers want to grow human tendons on an incredibly advanced robotic hand

That alone is enough to improve the motion capabilities in prosthetics in a way that has never been seen before. But the researchers plan on taking the project even farther by growing human tendon and tissue on the robot hand.<p>That would mean people could have an <i>entirely new hand</i>, human skin and …

Coming soon: Fish-inspired contact lenses that can auto focus | health and fitness

Inspired by the uniquely shaped retina of fish, scientists have designed new contact lenses that can adjust focus within milliseconds. The lens could …

Optometry

You can build real-life 'Minecraft' creations that work with the game

<i>Minecraft</i> is all about the act of creation, but littleBits wants to help players forge into a new frontier: the real world.<p>The DIY electronics …

How virtual reality developers are using brain science to trick you

You may doubt that you’ll ever fall for the illusion of virtual reality, but your brain is already working against you.<p>Kimberly Voll has a Ph.D. in …

The Illusion of Free Will and Mental Illness Stigma

We haven't evolved to have any deep understanding of the human mind.<p>Why we shouldn't persist with outdated ideas of a separate and irreducible …

Why The Most Productive CEOs Don’t Care About Time Management

Managing your time down to the second doesn't actually matter.<p><i>Time is a scarce resource. The internet is flooded with articles about how top leaders and CEOs budget their time, promising you superhuman levels of clarity and focus--if you just mimic their schedules. In my experience, I haven't</i> …

Time Management

8 Things Successful People Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>Anyone can use these tips from ClassPass—even if you’re NOT a morning person.</i><p>We're always talking about how it would be great to have just one more …

Success

How to Exceed Your Goals In 2016

For many of us, 2016 began with a promise -- a promise that this year we will accomplish that which has eluded us. Often it's the everyday things that prove most difficult -- managing your schedule, treating people the way you ought to, and keeping things in perspective when chaos is at hand.<p>The …

4 Little Rituals That Can Help Saving Money Become a Habit

Everybody has their own little habits or rituals. Maybe you make it a point to buy 4D each time you see a car accident. Maybe you go for a massage in …