Inspired by Star Trek, researchers from MIT have successfully demonstrated that a plane can fly silently using ‘ionic wind,’ without needing any moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades, and fans.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are
The platform has cast itself as the internet’s kindest place. But users argue harassment is rampant, and employees say efforts to stem it aren’t funded well or prioritized. When Brandon Farbstein first
Washington teacher accused of groping taxi driver shot and killed special-ed teacher before turning gun on himself, police
A Washington teacher, who was charged with groping a female taxi driver, shot and killed a special education teacher before turning the gun on himself Wednesday, police said. Dustin Altshuler, 37 and Cole,
• Netflix released the official trailer for "Making a Murderer Part Two." • The second series of the true crime phenomenon follows Kathleen Zellner's attempt to overturn Steven Avery's conviction and him
Story of a Face At 18, Katie Stubblefield lost her face. At 21, she became the youngest person in the U.S. to undergo the still experimental surgery. Follow her incredible story. 35 Minute Read The face
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) just developed an AI-assisted image editing tool that automates object selection. This is the Holy Grail of selection tools — you can behold
Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images It does actually happen occasionally that a short seller will bet against the stock of a company and then do something to sabotage the company. There’s that guy
Jordan Erica Webber delves into the world of the virtual celebrity, from live concert performances to social-media influencers Subscribe and review on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom and Join
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg In March, Uber will turn 10 years old. On paper, it’s one of the world’s most highly valued companies. Uber has become a verb for rides on demand, changed the transportation
Over 50k people have blocked Twitter's biggest advertisers over the Alex Jones debacle (and you can too)
Alex Jones can’t win these days. As the unofficial mascot of conspiracy theorists everywhere, Jones — the man who answers the question: What happens when you turn human skin inside-out and continue to
It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones. A failed attack by explosives-laden drones on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro could be a harbinger of
Barbra Streisand is not alone. At a South Korean laboratory, a once-disgraced doctor is replicating hundreds of deceased pets for the rich and famous. It’s made for more than a few questions of bioethics.
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even read.