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Scottish scientists have slowed the speed of light

The speed of light travelling through free space has been slowed down for the first time, breaking what was thought to be a constant physical …

Physics

Finish the Lyric

HighSpeedInternet.com<p><i>Orange is the New Black</i> is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have …

Rhode Island

Beautiful olde-timey GIF art from the Gif Opera Cabinet

Lovely, evocative animated GIFs from classic source materials.<p>Newly assembled gifs regular uploaded by Gualtiero at The Gif Opera Cabinet. Worth a …

Xeni Jardin

Meet MediaTek, the brains powering your next budget smartphone

The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US. That could mean more affordable smartphone options.<p>"The US is an opportunity for them, but it's certainly going to be a challenge to displace Qualcomm there."<p>Jon Erensen, Gartner research director

Mobile Technology

This Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Could Be The Future Of The US Army's Helicopter Fleet

One possible model for future combat aircraft can take off and land vertically, and then fly like a traditional airplane.<p>Bell's V-280, which combines a combat helicopter's fuselage with tilt-rotors, would basically be a Black Hawk that can adjust its thrust to fly like a fixed-wing aircraft once …

Aviation

These Are the Funniest Memes From the State of the Union

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Memes

15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About

Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a robot on a comet. While the exciting news seemed to come out of nowhere, you can be forgiven for …

What It's Like To Live In Hawaii, According To Stock Photos

The Hawaiian Islands tend to be an easy target when it comes to stereotyping, and nobody can boil down stereotypes to their purest form like a stock photographer can.<p>Nevermind reality, this is life in Hawaii according to stock photography.<p>Pineapples, beaches, and dolphins, oh mai tai!<p><b>Your</b> …

Flic Is A Button You Can Put Anywhere And Does Anything

We live in a world of buttons. No, really, think about it. How many buttons do you press, in a day, both real and virtual. A hundred? A thousand? …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

High-speed Rail

iPhone 6 teardown reveals larger 1810 mAh battery, inline with screen size increase

With the iPhone 6 Plus teardown complete, iFixit has commenced work on disassembling the iPhone 6. Unsurprisingly, the internals are similar to that of the 6 Plus, but adjusted to fit in a smaller space. Whereas the 6 Plus can contain a humongous 2915 mAH battery, the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAH rated …

Google buying hangar where Spruce Goose built, but why?

Google may be getting some new digs — in Los Angeles. A massive hangar, once owned by Howard Hughes, is reportedly being eyed by Google. People …

6 Reasons Why The FLIR ONE Infrared Accessory Is A Handyperson’s Best Friend (list)

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably become very handy around the house. After all, doing things yourself saves money and provides you with this …

Great Scott! The Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger Turns Your Ride Into Pretend Time Machine

Although your ride may not be a real time machine DeLorean, you can pretend you’re Marty McFly with Doc Brown as your best friend when you have the …

Drone operator explains how he found missing man

<b>A drone operator has explained how he helped locate an elderly Wisconsin man who had been missing for three days.</b><p>The operator said he had used his aircraft to survey the area, but ended up spotting the missing 82-year-old the old-fashioned way - with his eyes.<p>Even so, he suggested the kit had …

Alzheimer's Disease

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablets have screens that will make you drool (review)

Once again, Samsung is trying to make splash with big Android tablets — and this time, it’s going back to basics.<p>The South Korean electronics giant is one of the few tablet makers that didn’t give up on big Android slates after the 7-inch Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 took over the market, edging out …

The US Government Is Trying to Fine a Drone Hobbyist for the First Time Ever

If successful, the move could have far-reaching ramifications in the industry.<p>Image: Iansblog/Flickr<p>For the first time ever, the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to fine a hobby drone operator, a development that threatens to throw the whole hobby into disarray if the agency successfully …

Drones

More leaked evidence suggests Amazon really is preparing a smartphone

Dating back as far as 2012, there have been rumors claiming that Amazon is preparing to launch a smartphone. Most of these rumors have been all talk and no real substance, but things have certainly started to heat up recently.<p>Early last month the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Amazon was actually …

Mobile Technology

Drones grounded in Yosemite

The National Park Service bans the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the park's confines, saying they disrupt the wilderness experience and interfere with emergency services.<p>Enterprising nature photographers hoping to capture unique images of Yosemite's stunning beauty can now leave at least one …

Drones

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

This Sun-Powered Furnace Can Reach 3,000 Degrees

Scientists in America's industrial heartland are making automotive metals and fuel in sunshine-powered furnaces.<p>The gargantuan, century-old U.S. Steel mills of Gary, Indiana, fueled the rise of smokestack America in the 20th century, their blast furnaces forging heavy metal for millions of …

‘I have lived underwater’

Living underwater is seen by some as a futuristic utopia, but what’s it actually like? Rose Eveleth asks a man who eats, works and sleeps on the sea floor – the latest in her new series about the people who have already experienced the future.<p>The first night Deron Burkepile spent underwater was …

Scuba Diving

The crashes that changed plane designs forever

The tragedies that were part of a long and fraught process that has helped make flying as safe as it is today.<p>At any one time hundreds of thousands of us are cocooned in pressurised cabins scything through the cold upper reaches of the troposphere. Soon enough, this figure will rise to a million: a …

Aviation

The Battle in the Sky to Bring Airline Passengers the Fastest Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems.<p>With …

TinkerBots: Modular Robotic Toys a la Living Lego

Let's be clear about two things: 1. I am a tech luddite; 2. I, coincidentally, grew up broke playing with sticks and rocks, and <i>galdang it</i> I liked it. …

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

Space Travel

Sunrise In The Office

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.<p>It reportedly just agreed to purchase high-altitude drone maker Titan Aerospace for an unspecified amount.<p>The search (and tons of other technologies) giant said today that it will be purchasing the company, whose drones are …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …