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Tiny satellites that photograph the entire planet, every day | Will Marshall

Incredible survival footage: Man hit by 3 cars still alive in China

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John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and …

Israel closes Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors

Closure of Temple Mount site denounced by Mahmoud Abbas as ‘tantamount to a declaration of war’<p>Israel on Thursday ordered the first full closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City in 14 years, in a move denounced by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as “tantamount to a …

‘British Schindler’ honoured for saving 669 children from the Nazis

Sir Nicholas Winton awarded with Order of the White Lion in Czech Republic<p>Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who saved 669 children from the Nazis, was awarded the highest civilian honour in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.<p>Winton, now 105, was presented with the Order of the White Lion by the Czech …

Sega's created the projection-mapped kids' sandbox of the future

If grown-ups can have flashier, fancier toys as the years go by, why not kids? Sega's latest games machine will in arcades... as well as car dealership waiting room, and real estate offices. It's not any old regular video game, though -- it's an interactive sandbox that projects images based on …

The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.

Literature

A Tour of the Internet in 1993

In 1993, the Internet was both old and so, so young. The network hosted mature services like newsgroups (discussion forums), FTP servers (file …

Mirai Nagasu

Manvotional: Young Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Conduct | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: In 1726, Benjamin Franklin found himself on an 11-week voyage from London back to Philadelphia. He had spent some time in England</i> …

Self-improvement

10 Best Vintage Coupés That Ooze Cool

When it comes to cool cars, it doesn’t get any cooler than another C word: the vintage coupé. If you’re the type who likes to travel light (and fast, …

For The Love Of Open Mapping Data

It’s been exactly ten years since the launch of OpenStreetMap, the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the Internet. The project was founded by Steve Coast when he was still a student.<p>It took a few years for the idea of OpenStreetMap to catch on, but today, it’s among the most heavily used …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Three

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>This is the third in a three-part series of posts about the …

Propaganda instead of peer review

Why The Lancet should be put under the microscope for publishing propaganda, mistruths and out of context information at best – and outright lies at worst<p>The recent letter published by The Lancet, “An open letter to the people of Gaza” is as much an insult to the integrity of this scientific …

Watch This Robot Learn To “Walk Off” An Injury

What do you do if you’re a robotic hexapod and one of your legs is broken? Do you give up? Lie down and burst into flames? Cry from tear duct-less eyes? Or, through a process of trial-and-error, do you brush yourself off, hide your broken leg, and learn to walk again?<p>You guessed it.<p>Researchers …

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin: We Will Make Machines That 'Can Reason, Think, And Do Things Better Than We Can'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat for an interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.<p>During the interview, Brin was asked about machine learning and artificial intelligence. He says that so far, we haven't come close to replicating human intelligence. However, he thinks it's only …

Sergey Brin

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

Universities Look To Oculus Rift To Lure Students To Campus

When you hear “Oculus Rift” you think games, but it looks like virtual tours are becoming a new category to the uses for the virtual reality device.<p>Founders of YouVisit, a virtual tour company, Taher Baderkhan, Abi Mandelbaum and Endri Tolka met in their first year of college and they had one thing …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Learning

Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

Lego Fusion lets you build virtual playgrounds with real-world bricks

If your child is constantly glued to a tablet swiping away at birds or fruit, you're probably wistfully wishing for the days when kids liked playing with actual toys. Well, Lego just might have the perfect solution for you and your offspring. Today, the maker of the beloved construction bricks …

Build Your Own Electric Car: Now All Of Tesla’s Patents Are Open Source

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has never been one to shy away from controversy, or grandiose gestures (see: the Hyperloop project). After hinting at the news this past weekend, Musk announced today that all of Tesla’s patents are now open source.<p>In a blog post on the Tesla website, Musk explained his …

Oculus Rift helps dying woman experience the outside world virtually

Game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used an Oculus Rift dev kit to help her grandmother experience the outside world before passing away, The Rift Arcade reports.<p>Cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg had become too weak to enjoy her favorite pastimes or walk around her yard. At the time, Priscilla — who …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …