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The world's fastest camera can capture 5 trillion frames per second

A new camera developed in Sweden is faster than any photography gear on the planet.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Lund University built a crazy-fast camera …

The Brain

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have isolated an antibody from an HIV-positive patient that is capable of neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains. It's a success rate that makes it easily the most potent, …

The NYPD is fighting crime with outdated Microsoft Windows phones

Fast forward two years, and that deployment is complete as of this week: All 36,000 NYPD officers are now rocking a Lumia 830 (released 2014) or a Lumia 640 XL (released 2015), running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system (released 2014, since made obsolete by Windows 10 Mobile), reports …

FACT CHECK: WTC Leaseholder Bought Terrorism Insurance Just Before 9/11?

CLAIM<p>World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein bought terrorism insurance two months before 9/11, then collected double its value on the …

World Trade Center

Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls

It looks like the Stingray tools law enforcement agencies have been using to track cellphones are even worse than we thought. They also have the ability to record your calls and access your text communications, according to Justice Department documents obtained by the ACLU. As Wired points out, …

Breakthrough: Huge new genome discovery shakes human medicine

The human genome has been sequenced, a discovery that has scientists cheering and ethicists fretting about what's next for humanity.<p>It’s a term …

NSA can tap into BlackBerry, iOS, and Android systems

The US National Security Agency (NSA) can access data on smart phones using the world’s most popular systems including iOs, Android, and even …

Pirx 3D Printer Plans Now Open Source, Allowing You To Build Your Own For Free (video)

After unveiling their latest Prix One 3D printer and the beginning of this year, Kraków, the Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer behind the 3D …

Carbyne: Scientists create 'holy grail' strongest material in the world that's tougher than graphene

Step aside graphene, a new wonder material called carbyne has been created and it takes the title as the strongest substance known to man thanks to a …

Innovative Navy-funded drone is master of the air and water

A propeller-driven drone that can fly both in the air and underwater is in development at Rutgers University— a unique vehicle that caught the eye of the U.S. Navy and could be used in search-and-rescue operations and underwater inspections.<p>The amphibious drone can emerge from the water and then …

The Psychology of Why We Make Irrational Decisions

Why is it that we often ignore hard data and go with our gut when making a decision? It’s especially true when it comes to estimating the probability …

Scientists Just Showed You Can Hack an Offline PC by Listening to Its Fans

Uh oh.<p>If you really want to make sure your computer doesn't get hacked, disconnecting it from the internet is a good place to start – but that 'air …

Cybersecurity

Here's What the First Full-Scale Test of the Hyperloop Will Look Like

Wednesday morning, in the Nevada desert, one of the companies working to develop a hyperloop will deliver a proof of concept—the first full-scale …

High-speed Rail

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

Turns Out Our Solar System Might Have A 9th Planet After All

Sorry, Pluto.<p>Good news, everyone: Our solar system likely has nine planets again, so there’s no reason to forget that number you learned in grade school. The bad news is is that the ninth planet still isn’t Pluto. Instead it’s an entirely new planet, according to a team of astronomers from Caltech …

Astronomy

How to Brine and Smoke Your Thanksgiving Turkey (With Whiskey!)

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and that means...another Raichlen turkey experiment. I've cooked our family turkeys most of my adult life, and I don't believe I've ever done it the same way twice.<p>Over the years, I've tried indirect grilling, spit roasting, spatchcocking, beer-canning, and even …

Russia Is Threatening To Shut Down The Entire Internet

The internet is a crucial piece of infrastructure, but most international connections rely on a surprisingly small number of submarine cables. And Russia, being the insecure frat bro of all nations, is making yet another bid for attention by threatening them without saying they’re threatening …

Edward Snowden says UK spies can send 'Smurfs' to hack into your phone and gain 'total control' over it

Snowden told the BBC that GCHQ has something called "Smurf suite," which is a collection of spying programs that the agency can use to hack into the phones of suspected terrorists.<p>One tool is called "Dreamy Smurf." Snowden says it allows GCHQ to turn on mobile phones without the user knowing. …

SYNEK Is Like A Keurig For Craft Beer On Tap (video)

Happy hour is now in the comfort of your own home when you have the SYNEK draft system on your kitchen countertop, providing you fresh-from-the-tap …

25 Couples On The Weird Things They Do Together When No One’s Looking

Found on AskReddit.<p><b>1.</b> “We’re both British, but for years we’ve talked with American accents when we’re alone. It’s very bizarre and I don’t really …