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Astronaut struggles to photograph pyramids from space

The Great Pyramid may be big, but it sure looks small from space. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet isn't giving up on trying to photograph it from the space station.<p>European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet is on a quest to photograph the Egyptian pyramids at Giza from the tricky vantage point of the …

Researchers retrieve short film and a full operating system from strands of DNA

As humanity continues to hoard more and more information, we need to invest in alternative storage systems or else begin constructing buildings with …

Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid Drives in the Bike Lane

Everything about transportation and mobility is in play anymore, with no certainty about what’s coming next. Who’d have thought that Ford, the company that put America on wheels, would suggest we need folding electric bicycles? For an especially vivid illustration of future-think, check out this …

Bike Lanes

Hard drives of the future could be made of DNA

Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists are looking for a solution in Nature's hard drive: DNA. A pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center recently wrote a full computer operating system, …

War Machine trailer, featuring Brad Pitt, released by Netflix

<i>Brad Pitt’s new feature, War Machine, had its first trailer drop on Netflix today, and the former Hollywood heartthrob shows he got his groove …

Brad Pitt

Facebook Will Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Prevent Suicide

The cost-benefit analysis of social media has been hotly debated in recent years. Sure, the ability to personally connect with anyone on the planet …

An energy manager from Google could be in your future if this patent takes off

Your home could soon be getting a healthy dose of intuition. On Thursday, Google filed a patent for a system that would provide “intelligent …

Should I Buy a TV Now, or Wait for HDMI 2.1?

<b>Q</b> I’m looking to buy a 65-inch LG OLED Ultra HDTV to replace my Pioneer Kuro plasma, which is now 9 years old. Here’s my question: Should I wait …

Televisions

Why Do Some People Get Autism? Genes Linked to Development Of Spectrum Disorder Also Improve Brain Power, Scientists Say

Is autism becoming more prevalent because it’s good for the future of humanity? New research suggests evolution is favoring the disorder: A study in</i> …

Navdy's view of the future is a dashboard dream

But that dream is largely broken<p>Of all the technology crammed into our cars today, few things feel or look as futuristic as a heads-up display. Even though they’ve been around for decades and can be found in countless cars ranging from Corvettes and Audis to Volvos and BMWs, they are still both …

Android Phones

This smart watch is actually a Raspberry Pi computer running Windows 98

Running Windows 98 from your browser is pretty rad, but did you know you can boot the legendary operation system straight from your self-made smart watch? One recreational inventor has managed to do precisely that and now you can too – all you need is a Raspberry Pi.<p>Giving in to his sense of …

Raspberry Pi

The Secrets of Giving and Receiving Thanks at Work: Why Followers Love it and Leaders Hesitate to Accept it

<i>Note: This column was published originally on the ND Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership website.</i><p>What if you could increase your employees’ …

Psychology

‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Take Salary Cuts to Increase Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch’s Pay: Report

How generous! <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>‘s five original cast members are taking salary cuts to increase their costars <b>Mayim Bialik</b> and <b>Melissa Rauch</b>‘s pay,</i> …

Second-Generation Apple TV Officially Declared ‘Obsolete’

The second-generation Apple TV, the first model to take on the now familiar “little black box” look, has been officially declared “obsolete” by Apple.<p>…

SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Two thrill seekers are paying SpaceX to make a trip around the moon next year.<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the space tourists had already placed a significant deposit for the trip. The travelers will undergo fitness tests and begin training later this year.<p>"Like the Apollo …

Space Travel

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty apparently fought over reading the Best Picture winner

With what appears to be the real culprit behind Sunday’s big Oscars mix-up revealed, it’s time to start filling in the gossipy behind-the-scenes …

Watch Sammy Davis Jr. Announce the Wrong Oscar Winner Back in 1964 (Video)

And yes, he was handed the wrong envelope, too<p>Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty will probably never live down Sunday’s epic Oscars flub. At least they …

Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson Says Samuel L. Jackson ‘Scolded’ Her at the Oscars

Scarlett Johansson says Samuel L. Jackson “scolded” her on the 2017 Oscars red carpet.<p>The actress told E! News that she was excited to see her …

What's Wrong With Bill Gates' Robot Tax

Imposing added costs on new technology will slow growth and won't help people displaced by automation.<p>Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates made a splash in a recent interview, when he suggested that robots should be taxed in order to help humans keep their jobs:<p>Right now, the human worker who does, …

Economics

The Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the Zero, Costs $10

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a fantastic, miniature version of the Raspberry Pi that shrinks the board down to about the size of a stick of gum, but one …

Having trouble online today? Blame Amazon.

The internet got a sucker punch on Tuesday. And no, it wasn't another DDoS attack.<p>This time instead of hackers, it was Amazon. The tech giant that …

A Furious Robert De Niro Has Had It with Mean Tweets: “Eat Sh*t and Die”

“Are you some little f*ckin’ 15-year-old with nothing better to do in your life?” he asks in a profane segment that debuted Monday on Kimmel.<p><b>Robert De Niro</b> has had enough. Do you hear him? <i>Enough</i>. He will no longer put up with your petulant tweets about his age, his mole, his famous dramatic scowl. …

Barack Obama

Wendy’s newest technology could eventually put low-wage workers out of jobs

At what point do the convenience desires of a younger generation supersede the labor force’s need for minimum-wage jobs? Wendy’s will be the next …

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

George Washington

Hulu & Stephen King are Going to Scare the Pants Off You

Hulu wants to scare the pants off you. The streaming service ordered ten episodes of the soon-to-be-in-production psychological-horror drama series,</i> …

Stephen King

You'll Never See 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' the Same Way After This Video

Robert Zemeckis has been hit or miss for almost two decades. But in the eighties, he was on fire. Along with <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Who Framed Roger …

Smart devices, stupid mistakes — how to make sure you’re really wiping all that sensitive data

The past few years have been big for the Internet of Things (IoT), and the future of the connected device industry looks even brighter. Research firm …

Your brain as laboratory: The science of meditation

<b>(webphotographeer via iStock)</b><p>The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect<p>John Yates<p>February 25, 2017 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream …

Consciousness

In a science fiction-like twist, scientists are weaponizing humans to passively kill mosquitoes

By one estimate, mosquitoes are the single biggest killer of humans. Each year they infect more than 700 million people with a host of diseases from malaria to Zika. We’ve tried hard to rid ourselves of the buzzing monster, but with limited success. That could change, if a science fiction-like idea …

Public Health