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Cecil the Lion Killer Walter James Palmer Has Bear-Related Felony Record

The American dentist who used a bow and arrow to kill a well-known lion in Zimbabwe also has a felony record over the hunting of black bear in Wisconsin, court documents show.<p>Walter James Palmer sparked outrage when it emerged he killed Cecil the lion, a local tourist favorite who had been collared …

Google Translate adds 20 new languages to video text translation

Can you say 'Where can I buy weed?' in Thai? Now you can.<p>The Google Translate app is about to get a lot more powerful. In an update released today, Google is adding dozens of new languages to some of the Translate app's most powerful features, and smoothing out the app to make it friendlier to slow …

This U.K. Lawmaker Wants a Huge Diamond in the Queen's Crown Returned to India

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How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

Nokia makes comeback with OZO virtual reality camera

Nokia has announced a spherical virtual reality camera called OZO at an event in Los Angeles. It is one of only two products the company has shown …

Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser

A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 <i>quadrillion</i> watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's called the LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments) and it measures more than 300 feet in length. …

Osaka

Microsoft has a trick for making holograms from live video

We've seen Microsoft's HoloLens do an awful lot of different things so far, but <i>Halo</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and even medical applications are just scratching the surface of what the augmented reality headset is capable of. In a new research paper, Redmond outlines how it plans to grab live video that'd work as …

Augmented Reality

Google's internet balloons may provide internet to Sri Lanka

<b>Update 30th July:</b> Sources tell The Next Web that Google has not signed an agreement to deliver internet to Sri Lanka but has only opened discussions with the country.<p>Our source tells us that the company has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” to open discussions but has not agreed to bring Loon …

Sri Lanka