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This Footage of Ukrainian Aftermath Is Why We Need Drone Journalism

On Friday, January 16, The New York Times published a report detailing Ukrainian rebels' conflict to seize the Donetsk airport, now a bombed-out …

Drones

From paraplegics able to stand up from a wheelchair and walk again to workmen carrying heavy loads, robotics-enhanced humans are no longer just science fiction<p>Visions of humans running around in exoskeletons able to move faster, jump higher and hit harder from films such as Tom Cruise’s Edge of …

Robotics

17 iPhone Wallpapers to Instantly Make Your Day

The middle of winter can be a dreary time. There isn’t as much sun and it’s too cold to get outside, so instead, it’s easy to slide into a TV-junk-food-yoga-pants rut that is comfortable… but sluggish. (Guilty!) Sometimes we just need a little boost of inspiration, or something to make us smile …

Huge population at fluorosis risk

With drinking water in 14,132 habitations in 19 States still containing fluoride above the permissible levels, the Union Health and Family Welfare …

India

Revolutionary garment soon to go on show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is a shift away from mass production, writes <b>Edward Helmore</b>

The rise of digital India

“International news brands have been paying serious attention to the country’s rapacious appetite for news for some time, but this year saw a marked step up.”<p>It will have the world’s highest smartphone user growth rate and will overtake the U.S. in the number of total smartphone users. Newspaper …

Russell Brand And Nigel Farage's Fight Got Much More Personal After Question Time

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage's clash on the Question Time panel may have seemed a bit muted, but they saved their best barbs for afterwards.<p>The …

Disney Engineers Invented a Groundbreaking Method for Processing HDR Video

The mad scientists at Disney Research -- the ones who gave us an algorithm that automatically edits multicam footage -- are at it again, this time …

Incredibly Detailed Cityscapes Recreated from Artist's Memory

Netherlands-based artist Stefan Bleekrode has the incredible ability to work straight from memory and create newly-imagined but highly realistic cities. His series titled <i>Cityscapes</i> features places in the United States and Europe drawn in stunningly minute detail. Bleekrode's inked artworks include …

Metronomes Turn Real-Time Stock Market Trading Into Sound

Creative studio Varvara & Mar‘s installation “Speed of Markets” consists of metronomes that speed up or slow down according to the number of trades happening in stock markets around the world. “For us volume is an interesting figure to play with, since it is an indicator for a liquidity in the …

TGI Friday's Dumb Mistletoe Drone Cut Somebody's Face Open

When TGI Friday's announced a promotion involving mistletoe-toting drones flying around inside its restaurants, the idea seemed both dumb and …

Drones

Drone strike! Our photographer injured by TGI Friday’s mistletoe copter - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By Vanessa Ogle Turns out a moment of awkwardness wasn’t the worst that could happen when a popular family restaurant chain unleashed indoor aircraft …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Rules For Drones

People are idiots and when you put high-powered flying<p>lawnmowersmachines into their hands, things can get ugly fast. This Christmas, more people than ever will get quadcopters and that means even more of them will think it’s a good idea to fly them on a field right next to their local (or …

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

11 Cases That *Might* Be Smarter Than Your Phone

It seems like everyone has a smartphone nowadays, but who knew your smartphone could get even smarter with a case to match its intelligence? We’ve found 11 of our favorite smartcases that’ll turn your smartphone into a handheld, portable genius.<p>Smart Designs<p>1. Mous ($27): It’s the most perfect case …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

FAA report shows spike in drone-related air traffic incidents

There's a reason why unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aren't permitted to fly beyond 400 feet and within a five-mile radius from airports: they could cause a disaster if they smash a plane's windshield or get sucked into its engine. Unfortunately, some drone operators don't follow protocol, and …

Commercial Farming, Other Industries React to Forthcoming FAA Drone Rules - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

News about forthcoming rules from the Federal Aviation Administration for the operation of drones was met with mixed reaction by those experimenting …

The Best Vape for Every Appetite

Why settle for a vape that can only handle oils, waxes, loose-leaf marijuana or e-liquids when one pen can do it all? Multimode pens are getting easy …

Gear & Gadgets

This Hilarious Parody of the 'Being a Cinematographer' Video Will Make Your Day

Every now an again, something comes along that reminds us that we need to stop taking ourselves so seriously.<p>This past summer, we shared a short …

Drone Beat: Robot porn, feds ground high school drone program and more

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the …

12 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have WiFi

There are actually a slew of hacks around to ensure that you always have wifi, wherever you may be. We gathered 12 awesome ways for you to always be connected. You may have to travel as far as Estonia (for reals, this country has free wifi EVERYWHERE), but we also have some options in closer reach. …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Going crazy over India’s Black Friday

It was mayhem last Monday as Flipkart announced it’s mega sale titled “Big Billion Day”. A bit of a misnomer considering Flipkart later said about …

How Emotional Intelligence Landed Mr. Rogers $20 Million

If your project needed $20 million in funding and you had to send someone to appear before the US Senate to get it, would you choose former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer or the beloved children’s television show host Fred “Mr.” Rogers?<p>I imagine most people would choose Ballmer for his energy, …

Warning: Your iPhone 6 Plus Can Bend, and This Video Proves It

- Sep 24, 2014<p>So, if you make a really “HUGE!” and thin handset out of aluminum and glass it could bend easily… Who’da thunk?<p>Reports are coming in …