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SpaceX will attempt to land a rocket on a barge yet again

After SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches the Jason-3 satellite on January 17th, its first stage will attempt to land back to Earth unscathed. The private space corp performed a successful touchdown in December, but that was on solid ground. This time, the company will try to land on a drone ship -- …

DIY Raspberry Pi 2 Multimedia System Tutorial Published By SeeedStudio

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are interested in creating a home multimedia centre, may be interested in a new tutorial that has been published this …

Raspberry Pi

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States.<p>"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a …

Donald Trump

Scott Weiland: A Life in Pictures

England
Middle East

What to Know About the Paris Climate Change Conference

More than 100 heads of government and 40,000 other attendees are meeting on Nov. 30 for the launch of the two-week United Nations conference on …

Climate

Inhabitat Week in Green: An EV that could last a million miles, and more!

Here's something we never thought we'd hear: Wind farms in Texas are generating <i>too much</i> energy -- and some utilities are actually giving it away for free. In other news, the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor is set to switch online this month, and it could unlock the key to limitless cheap …

A design for life: architect’s modelling kits plug a gap in the construction toy market

Arckit has gained a strong foothold in the lucrative construction toy market but it is not just for kids, as its founderDamien Murtagh explains<p>As the Irish property market was in the early days of what would become a freefall in 2008, Damien Murtagh had an opportune idea.<p>The architect, then working …

Architecture
Engineering
Engineering

Airbus wants to fit more passengers on its planes—by stacking them on top of each other

Airlines have come up with yet another way to make plane travel more miserable. The latest seating arrangement from hell—which stacks passengers on top of each other—comes from Airbus, which filed a patent, published on Oct.1, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.<p>Airbus is trying to …

United States

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

University of Arizona

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Where Do Languages Go to Die?

The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction<p>If a Middle Eastern man from 2,500 years ago found himself on his home territory in 2015, he would be shocked by the modern innovations, and not just electricity, airplanes, and iPhones. Arabic as an official …

Linguistics

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Forestry

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Worried about malware on your router? Here's how to keep it safe.

Your router isn't as safe as you think -- malware has infected many of them, and could put you at risk. Here's how to check your router for malware …

Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

The viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: Even if we touch a doorknob or keyboard that's covered in cold germs from an infected person, we don't always catch the cold.<p>"Sometimes when we're exposed to viruses, we end up not getting sick," says Aric Prather, a …

Sleep

Prepare yourselves: A rare “supermoon lunar eclipse” is coming

If you missed Jupiter’s collision with Venus back in June, now’s your chance to see another spectacular celestial sight—and this one should be much easier to spot. On Sept. 27, Earthlings will be treated to a “supermoon lunar eclipse,” a rare confluence of events that last occurred in 1982 and has …

Supermoon

Calais migrant deadlock prompts new talks

UK and French ministers are to meet this week (Thursday Aug 20) to agree a deal on tackling the migrant crisis at Calais and the Eurotunnel site where over the summer thousands have tried to enter Britain.<p>It comes as more then three times as many migrants last month were tracked entering the EU by …

Lollapalooza 2015: How Will VR Transform The Festival Experience?

In an era where millions of people are discovering and experiencing music on their mobile devices, festivals stand as one of the few lifelines left for fans to feel the energy and excitement of a live concert.<p>With most major music festivals now live streaming their sets, second-screen viewers have …

Virtual Reality

Galaxy Note 5 fares better than S6 in drop tests, but worse than iPhone 6 & HTC One M9 (Video)

If you’re eagerly awaiting the chance to get your hands on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5, a new <i>PhoneBuff</i> drop test suggests that – like the Galaxy S6 – you’ll either want to be confident you won’t drop it, or start looking for cases …<p>Like the Galaxy S6, the back of the device hitting concrete …

OnePlus 2 review

“Flagship killer.” That loaded term has been bandied about by virtually every smartphone maker since the iPhone took the scene by storm eight years ago. OnePlus is the latest company to employ it in its marketing, and this time it’s going one further, calling its new OnePlus 2 a “<i>2016</i> flagship …

Phones

With A New SMS Service, Gone Turns Your Unwanted Stuff Into Cash

Gone, an app that helps you sell off unwanted stuff, has just launched an SMS service to make unloading your crap even easier.<p>Gone launched its concierge service in San Francisco and Austin last July, which lets you sell nearly anything with a minimum value of $100. After you enter the necessary …

San Francisco

The New Airbus Wing Morphs In Flight

Airbus has started production on a new wing for the A350-1000, considered to be the next generation of the new wide-body airliners in the A350-XWB family. The wing, 32 meters long and six meters wide, morphs in flight changing shape for maximum aerodynamic efficiency throughout the duration of the …

Aviation

These Jeans Will Make Sure You'll Never Have An Uncharged Phone Again

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Uber's Drive Toward World Domination, One Regulatory Green Light at a Time

Most of the roads lead to legitimization in the end.<p>Uber’s triumph over New York Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t the only win it’s had lately. It’s also made strides in the Philippines, Mexico, Calcutta, Paris, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Canada. The tide is shifting — albeit slowly.<p>The more legitimate …

Bill de Blasio

Robot Pets Have a Leg Up on Fido

They're cleaner, quieter, and actually quite lovable<p>Humans have been bonding with domestic animals for tens of thousands of years, but Jean-Loup Rault, an animal scientist at the University of Melbourne, thinks new companions are coming: robot pets. Just as digital technologies have altered how we …

Apple suffers a blow in its patent war against Samsung

A contested patent could mean less money will be awarded to Cupertino<p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office is reexamining one of the key patents in the battle between Apple and Samsung. Specifically, it is claiming that design patent D618677 — essentially the front of the iPhone 3G — was …

Patents

This Is Where The World's First Entirely Solar-Powered Airport Has Been Unveiled

Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala became the world’s first entirely solar-powered airport on Tuesday, unveiling a …

Renewable Energy