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Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …

Aerospace

Reminder: Don’t Retweet ISIS Or You Could Go To Jail

According to a report by the NY Daily News, the FBI considers your retweets to be endorsements…especially when it comes to chatter about the terrorist organization ISIS. It’s not the first time.<p>According to court documents filed on September 16th (embedded in its entirety below), the organization …

Ad Blocker Debate Rolls Into the Weekend

The ethical quandary of ad blocking hasn't gotten old yet.<p>There’s nothing we media types like more than talking about ourselves. So it’s not surprising that the debate around ad blocking, which took center stage in tech media this week after Apple’s iOS 9 update, continued to rage into the …

Digital Advertising

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.<p>DNA …

Nanotech

MRI scans used to create 3D-printed hearts for surgery practice

Heart surgeries could be so much safer if surgeons can see <i>and</i> feel an actual representation of the patient's organ before the procedure itself. A system developed by a group of researchers from MIT and Boston Children's Hospital might make that a viable option. By using MRI scans as a blueprint, it …

Is Virtual Reality Gaming Bound To Crash?

Techies of all varieties constantly look forward to the next great revolution. For video gamers, that revolution promises to be virtual reality. Countless new companies have emerged to research and develop virtual reality hardware, while existing video game authorities like Sony and Microsoft are …

Cruise Raises $12.5M From Spark, YC’s Sam Altman For Self-Driving Cars; Poaches Tesla’s Lead on Autopilot

A few months ago, I took a ride down the 101 in an Audi that had been modified to self-drive down Bay Area highways. The tech was developed by a company called Cruise, which was started by Socialcam founder Kyle Vogt; he did undergraduate research a decade ago in autonomous vehicles. After hitting …

5 cool tricks your iPhone can do with the latest iOS update

iPhone

Get a job: Be a Game Engineer at Nuclear Division

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

25 New Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips to Improve Your Creative Skills

Best graphic designers share their amazing ideas, techniques and tutorials to improve your graphic design skills for making logos, posters, …

Graphics

A Day After iOS 9’s Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store

One of the better features in this week’s newly released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans. And while somewhat of a geekier feature to …

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Microsoft invests to improve computer science offerings in public schools

Microsoft plans to invest $75 million into computer science education initiatives over the next three years, CEO Satya Nadella announced during a …

Satya Nadella

Chinese Port City Tianjin Searches for Clues After Devastating Blasts

Dozens dead and hundreds injured as videos showed flaming debris raining down<p>BEIJING—Authorities on Thursday raised the death toll from explosions in the northeastern coastal city of Tianjin to at least 50, with some 700 others hospitalized, as they searched for the cause of twin blasts large …

China

19 Reasons Why Every Office Should Have A Cat

It'll be Purrsday every day.

7 Tips for Falling Asleep and Getting a Good Night's Rest

All of us want to get a good night's sleep, but sometimes, life catches up with us and we encounter those dreaded sleepless nights. Tossing and turning is no fun when you have a big day ahead of you.<p>Waking up and feeling refreshed is important. After all, you don't want to be crabby at work and …

How to grow strawberries: advice from the RHS

How to grow the most delicious strawberries for next summer<p>If you missed out on home-grown strawberries this year, now is the time to remedy the situation for next. Strawberries are easy to grow in the ground or containers.<p>1.<p>Small bare-rooted, virus-free plants are available mail order from late …

7 Refreshing Summer Lemonades for Brunch

Try savory and sweet versions.<p>From savory tomato to sweet blueberry-mint, here are seven fantastic lemonades to make for brunch.<p>This clever version …

What's it like to buy your dream car?

Many of us think of that one special car, the one we dreamed about owning as a kid, or the one that made our jaw drop even as an adult. We imagine one day being able to walk into a dealership, slap down the cash and drive off into the sunset.<p>Better judgment, financial responsibility and myriad …

Nissan GT-R

The 50 best computer science and engineering schools in the US

To determine which schools offer the best undergraduate programs, we surveyed over 400 Business Insider readers about which degrees they deem most valuable.<p>Survey participants rated the schools on a scale from 1 (not valuable) to 5 (extremely valuable). We then took the percentage of people who …

Engineering

The New Season Of ‘South Park’ Has A Premiere Date

Not much has happened in the world since December 2014. So, I can’t imagine who or what Trey Parker and Matt Stone will have to satirize — besides Bill Cosby, police brutality, Donald Trump, gay marriage being legalized, removal of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House, …

South Park

Giant Leaps: Biggest Milestones of Human Spaceflight

Photo Credit: NASA<p>Slide 1 of 31<p>Reaching for the Stars<p>April 12 marks two huge milestones in the history of human spaceflight. On that date in 1961, …

The 20 most successful fast food chains in America

The chains are ranked by systemwide sales in the United States in 2014.<p>Check out the companies that raked in the most cash last year.

Taco Bell