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This Sizzling, Meat-Like Vegan Sausage Is Finally Available at Every Whole Foods

Beyond Meat, the futuristic vegan meat brand that made waves with its bleeding burger—it was beet juice y’all—just announced this morning that it …

Food

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

VR is getting very, very good

Tech is playing a larger role at SXSW with every passing year, and despite the deeply irritating fact that some tech-bro says the word “disrupt” …

Virtual Reality

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

10 products from CES 2018 I would buy today

LAS VEGAS—What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas — at least hopefully not for a bunch of the products showcased here last week.<p>Some of the technology that debuts at CES, the annual consumer electronics show, turns out to be “vaporware,” that is, it will never make a commercial debut for …

Gear & Gadgets

All the cool new gadgets at CES 2018

Add Amazon's Alexa service to almost any modern car with this amped up car charger from Anker's Roav sub-brand.<p>Anker's Roav sub-brand just announced the Viva, a new car kit and USB charger that brings the Alexa voice service instantly to almost any modern car.<p>For the unfamiliar, the Roav focuses on …

Gear & Gadgets

Surging Seas software shows potential impact of rising sea levels on US cities

An interactive mapping tool provides a scary glimpse of how cities such as New York, Boston and Miami might end up if sea levels continue to rise.<p>The …

This pressure-cooker beef stroganoff doesn’t skimp on flavor

Pressure cooker beef stroganoff. (Jess Fleming/ Pioneer Press)I was looking for something comforting to make in my electric pressure cooker recently, …

Idaho Gets First International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States

Looking for exceptionally dark skies in the United States? It seems Idaho is the place to visit. A large patch of land in central Idaho has just been …

10 startups that died in 2017 — despite $1.7 billion in funding

Where there's life, there's death, and Silicon Valley is no different.<p>For every thriving billion-dollar unicorn, there are endless numbers of start-ups that have passed onto the other side — laying off their engineers with their matching, branded t-shirts; closing down their game rooms filled with …

The iPhone X camera vs. every iPhone ever

The iPhone's camera took big leap this year. For most people, its cameras are better than a "real" camera, like a DSLR or mirrorless camera.<p>With the …

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

What you can watch on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Android TV

The mainstream video streamers offer hundreds of entertainment apps, from DirecTV Now to Netflix to Nick Jr. to NBC News to NHL, and the list is growing all the time. Here's a big chart showing which of the top 75-odd apps are available on which device.<p><i>Updated December 7 to cover DirecTV Now and</i> …

Dine & Dash: 10 Speedy Dinners For Busy Families

When everyone in the family is running in different directions, it's nice to have a few speedy dinner recipes in your back pocket. From pasta to tacos, these family-friendly meals will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in no time!<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems …

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Cauliflower “rice” — or cauliflower grated into rice-like bits — has been all the rage for a while. But just as I’m late to catch on to fashion …

Food

Get Involved in The World's Biggest Quantum Physics Experiment Happening Right Now

Play games for physics.<p>What could be the world's largest quantum physics experiment is happening today, 30 November 2016, and researchers need people …

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

Quantum Mechanics

Tesla fights back as Michigan goes to new lengths to shut company out

Americans can’t buy Tesla vehicles in four US states, but in Michigan the company has been boxed out entirely. Is it fair to consumers? Tesla says no<p>In the city that put America on wheels, in a state whose largest city is synonymous with automobile manufacturing, one auto company has been …

U.S. Federal Courts

NASA Rocket Test Shot with Incredible New HDR High Speed Camera

Capturing a solid rocket booster test on video is no small feat. You need a camera that can capture slow motion footage <i>and</i> handle the dynamic range …

Engineer Finds a Huge Physics Discovery in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

It was right in front of us all along.<p>Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”<p>But a new study from …

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

China's Biggest Bang, A Supercollider Twice The Size Of CERN's

Chinese scientists are forging ahead with plans to build the world’s largest supercollider as part of a broader effort to brand the country as a leader in theoretical and practical science.<p>The enormous machine, which was first floated shortly after the Swiss-based Large Hadron Collider proved the …

Physics

Why Can't We Fire Electrons Across Space For Wireless Power?

<i>My understanding of how old tube-type televisions worked is that a “gun” at the back of the tube – the cathode – fired electrons at the screen. So, my question is, if it is possible to “fire electrons” through space, why is it not easy to transmit electrical power wirelessly?</i><p>Your understanding of …

Wireless Charging

If gravity is a "curvature of space" rather than a force, why do a ball and bullet follow different paths? (Intermediate)

<i>If gravity can be defined as the curvature of space rather than a force of attraction, why does not a bullet shot out of a gun, say perpendicular to</i> …

Physics

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Why You Shouldn't Walk Through Airport Security Barefoot

A germ expert reveals the dirty details on TSA’s ‘no shoes’ rule.<p>Slipping off your shoes in a security line is practically a law of air travel. But anyone who’s ever been left barefoot on the cold airport floor has likely wondered: Should I be wearing socks?<p>The short answer: Probably. "Just about …

Immune System

Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill

If you shop is in need of a new toy a Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill might be just the thing! I have had so much fun with the Laser machine and the CNC …

Printing

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …