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Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Google Glass privacy concerns persist in Congress

U.S. representative says he's "disappointed" by Google's response to Congress members who have expressed privacy worries over the wearable tech.<p>U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he is "disappointed" in Google's response to privacy worries caused by the emergence of Google Glass.<p>In a statement …

Google Glass

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

How Much Is Your Gmail Worth To A Hacker?

My life on the internet is worth surprisingly little cash.<p>Earlier this year, cyber attacks were listed as America's top security threat. The internet is a dangerous place! While it's one thing to talk about hacking weapons secrets or banks, let's get personal: What about our email accounts?<p>When it …

First Crowdfunded Space Telescope Is One Of The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Ever

World’s first public space telescope project has received more than $1.5 million in funding, making it one of the top 25 campaigns in Kickstarter history.<p>Last month, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources launched a Kickstarter campaign to put the world's first public space telescope, ARKYD, …

3D Printer Headed for the ISS Passes Critical Microgravity Flight Tests

The first 3D printer bound for space passed a series of critical microgravity tests at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Made in Space, …

Space Exploration

TouchCast Wants You to Watch Web Video With Your Fingers

The problem with most Web video startups is that you’ve seen them before. Another compilation of cheap clips posing as the next big cable channel. …

iPad Apps

With new Android gaming console, Google goes to war on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple

It looks like Google is working on a video game console based on Android, the same operating system that already runs a majority of the world’s smartphones, as well as a zillion other devices.<p>A proof of concept already exists in the Ouya, a $99 Android-powered video game console with a lot of …

Wall Street