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Synthetic fuel could pave the way for carbon-neutral cars

Electrification is currently the automotive industry’s preferred solution to the problem of CO2 emissions. German components manufacturer Bosch is …

Princeton's ad-blocking technology could be the 'end game' for online publishers

A new ad-blocking technology could mean trouble for online publishers.<p>Developed by researchers at Stanford and Princeton, this ‘undefeatable’ ad blocker breaks from the norm and detects ads much like humans do: by looking at it. Typical ad-blockers scan a page’s source code looking for signs of …

Ad Blocking

Supermassive Black Holes Don't Just Eat Stars - They Make New Ones Too

Supermassive black holes don’t just destroy stars, new stars are born in the extreme environment around them too.<p>A group of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope have discovered stars forming in masses of dust and particles spewed out by supermassive black …

Universe

'Jeep Hackers' Are Back With a Scary New Trick

Imagine driving down the highway with your foot on the gas and hands on the steering wheel, only to come to a screeching halt without ever hitting the brakes.<p>Two security researchers who detailed an apparent hack into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee last year shared their latest exploits at the Black Hat …

Jeep

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

This is the week the robot-controlled future arrived in all its terrifying glory

There's no stopping this future.<p>This week, two of the largest technology companies in the world offered unnerving glimpses of the future as they see …

Dispel’s Privacy-As-A-Service Platform Keeps Your Internet Connection Secret And Safe

Most security services today give you virtual private networks that encrypt your connections (if you work for any sizable company, you probably use some kind of VPN client to log in to your intranet). New York-based Dispel, which is now coming out of stealth after more than two years of …

Privacy

Meet the Preppers Who Are Ready for the Next Massive Solar Storm

Hurricanes and blizzards are petty trifles compared with the weather phenomenon that troubles apocalypse preppers: They’re worried about a giant …

Quantum 'keys' keep secrets safe from code breakers - Futurity

Alexander Sergienko and other physicists are using quantum mechanics to keep encrypted messages safe from code breakers. Here's how it works.

Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot

Foot soldiers thrive on their shooting skills, but learning expert marksmanship can take a long, long time. US Army researchers could soon have a robotic shortcut to improving those skills, however. They're working on MAXFAS, an arm exoskeleton that uses cable-activated arm braces to correct …

Gaming glove puffs up to make virtual reality feel real - Futurity

A prototype glove is designed to offer force feedback to the fingertips as players touch, press, or grip objects in the virtual world.

Microsoft just bought a startup to boost one of its most important new products

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Datazen, a startup that took the concept of business intelligence and tried to make it more user-friendly with sharp design. Microsoft did not disclose what it paid for the startup, but indicated that the entire Datazen team of around 15 employees will …

Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

Wi-Fi

Army Plans The War Helicopters Of Tomorrow

Joint Strike Rotor<p>Moving an army is no easy task, and it’s even harder when that army wants to travel by air. Working with NASA and the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army is developing a new fleet of helicopters to carry troops into battle, and into the future. Some helicopter designs from the early 1960s …

Aviation

Moths evade enemy sonar with a flick of the tail - Futurity

Camouflage and mimicry won't fool a predator that uses echolocation, like the brown bat. Luna moths have a different trick for evading sonar.

An Underwater Volcano Just Created A New Island

Easy come, easy go<p>There’s a new island in the Pacific Ocean, thanks to an underwater volcano eruption that’s been going on for the past month.<p>The new island is in the Tonga archipelago--a group of islands southeast of Fiji. Scientists discovered it on January 16, about a month into the volcano’s …

Geology

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …

China's New Laser Zaps Drones

A group of Chinese companies has developed a powerful anti-drone laser for use in urban areas. The consortium is lead by the China Academy of Engineering Physics and collaborators like China Jiuyuan Hi-Tech Equipment Corporation. In the next few years, mini-UAVs like quadcopters and hand launched …

Military