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Scientists invent the world's first microchip powered by biological systems

Researchers at Columbia University have successfully created the world’s first computer chip powered by an isolated chemical biological process. …

Futuristic oceanscapers are floating villages 3D-printed from algae and plastic waste

These 3D-printed floating villages could be a means to future energy independence. The structures, envisioned by architect Vincent Callebaut, would …

Africa

What Flight Attendants Really Think When You're Boarding

<i>What are flight attendants really thinking when they are forced to greet and thank passengers at the door? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Gaea Peregrinor, flight attendant, on Quora.</b><p>I've …

This designer has made a flying hoverboard that actually works

We’ve all heard for much of our lives that hoverboards will exist…one day. Well, apparently that day has arrived, with the introduction of the …

Watch the Navy's new $1.8 billion destroyer hit the water

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched its latest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, called the Ralph Johnson, on Dec. 16, and the company has released time-lapse footage of the process.<p>The country's largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries has …

Military

These are the amazing supercars that the Dubai police drive around in

The force has built up its vehicle fleet, and it's not worrying about cost, adding a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and more — some of them worth more than a million dollars.<p>There's little practical use for a two-seat police car — where do you keep suspects under arrest? — but …

General Motors

Internet-connected homes open the door to hackers

It's nighttime in Saudi Arabia, so we can't see much when Aamir Lakhani hacks into a video stream. But the fact that we can see the video stream at all is startling.<p>Even more surprising, we are viewing it from the conference room of cybersecurity company Fortinet, 8,100 miles away in Sunnyvale, …

CES

This is why Volkswagen wants to settle with diesel owners right now

What is VW up to here?<p>Simply put, it appears to be one more move by VW CEO Matthias Mueller to get his company past the cheating scandal as quickly as possible.<p>Settlement funds are Feinberg's specialty. He won praise for his work administering funds for victims of the Sept. 11 and Boston Marathon …

General Motors

US man admits building remote control for 'KKK' X-ray device intended to kill Muslims

Eric Feight, a control systems engineer, pleads guilty to providing material support to terrorists<p>A New York man who admitted building a remote control for a mobile X-ray device intended to kill Muslims has been sentenced to eight years in prison.<p>Eric Feight, 57, pleaded guilty in 2014 to providing …

‘I'm A Celebrity' Bosses Make ‘Unreserved Apology' To Duncan Bannatyne After Suggesting Girlfriend Is A ‘Gold Digger'

ITV bosses have issued an 'unreserved apology to ‘I’m A Celebrity’ star Duncan Bannatyne for suggesting his girlfriend is a ‘gold digger’.<p><b>READ …

How to spot a liar: it’s not what you think

If someone looks you in the eye and gives a straightforward answer, they may be lying, a new study suggests<p>If you think you can spot a liar by their shifty gaze and hesitant manner you might need to think again.<p>New research suggests that the most untruthful people are likely to look you straight in …

Anonymous asks the Web for help in its faltering fight with ISIS

A few weeks ago, Anonymous announced its ‘total war’ on the Islamic State. But its mission hasn’t been going particularly well.<p>When the group sent a list of alleged IS-affiliated accounts on Twitter to the social network they were so “wildly inaccurate” that Anonymous’ efforts in that area are …

Internet

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 — here's what it got right (and really wrong)

2015 is winding down fast, and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money. Others were completely wrong.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><i>Nicholas Carlson contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Oh No, Donald Trump Found Out Bill Gates Controls the Internet

And he wants him to SHUT IT DOWN.<p>Oh, no. He knows.<p>In an otherwise standard speech—build the wall, Obama bad—at a rally in South Carolina last night, Donald Trump let slip a dark secret that only total winners know: Bill Gates controls the Internet.<p>"We're losing a lot of people because of the …

British official: No plans to ban Trump over Muslim remarks

LONDON (AP) — Britain has no plans to ban Donald Trump over his comments about Muslims despite a growing number of calls for his exclusion, the country's Treasury chief said Wednesday.<p>British politicians have condemned Trump's proposal for all Muslims to be barred from entering the U.S. in the wake …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Obama took a veiled swipe at Donald Trump at a ceremony commemorating the abolishment of slavery

Obama said the current generation of Americans must be willing to do what earlier generations did when it came to personal freedom and religion — namely, "to remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of what they look like, or where they come from, or what their …

Donald Trump

The Navy's Largest Destroyer Ever Is Heading Out to Sea

"It's a great day to be an American."<p>The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea …

Google, NASA's quantum computer is 100 million times faster than yours

Unless you too own a quantum computer, Google and NASA likely have you beat, but there is a caveat.<p>Google and NASA announced at an event at NASA's …

The hardest college to get into in every state

With an acceptance rate of just 5.8% and typical SAT scores between 2120 and 2390, Harvard University is America's hardest college to get into, according to a new list from the academic review site Niche.com.<p>The rankings are based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores reported to the US …

College & University

Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

Petition to block Donald Trump from entering the UK hits 100,000 signatures

Parliament now has to consider the topic for a debate<p>Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US sparked controversy on Tuesday, drawing criticism from public figures across the land; from JK Rowling to Nigel Farage.<p>Later that evening, a petition was set up in response, …

Donald Trump

French columnist in Islamophobia row after writing of fear Muslim woman had 'bomb under robe'

Editor in chief of Libération, bible of France's liberal left, forced to defend Luc Le Vaillant after he wrote of fears which forced him off train<p>Libération, the bible of France's liberal left, stands accused of Islamophobia, racism, and sexism after an article by one of its columnists in which he …

UK drops first bombs in Syria after MPs approve air strikes

British bombers attacked oilfields in eastern Syria early on Thursday, the UK government said, hours after parliament approved the bombing of Islamic State (IS) group targets in the country.<p>"I approved yesterday a series of targets in the Omar oilfields [and] well heads”, Defence Minister Michael …

David Cameron's full statement calling for UK involvement in Syria air strikes

The full statement that the Prime Minister gave to MPs in his bid to persuade them to support his plan for military intervention in Syria<p>Mr Speaker, I said I would respond personally to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Report on extending British military operations to Syria.<p>I have done so …

Middle East

Even the Food Standards Agency Could Access UK Surveillance Data Under New Bill

All kinds of government agencies beyond law enforcement could request data under the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.<p>The UK's proposed mass surveillance powers, if made law, will force internet service providers to store every citizen's web browsing history for up to a year. From there, police …

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

Facebook's head of security has a big concern: Android

The American software engineer works at Facebook's global head of security, where he is ultimately responsible for protecting its billions of users — whether that's from opportunistic teenagers hackers in their parents' basements, or sophisticated nation-state backed attacks.<p>So what worries him the …

Android News

Conspiracy theorists think Apple owns this mysteryious car company

A new electric car company has revved up Apple Car conspiracy theorists who think the mysterious automaker may actually be a shell company for Apple’s automotive ambitions.<p>Faraday Future has already pulled in $1 billion in investments and is stocking up on top Tesla talent (just like Apple), but …

Here are the best replacements for Apple's default apps

These range from messaging to stocks to finding your friends. All are designed to work perfectly with Apple's handset.<p>But many have not changed much over time and, because they cater to <i>everyone</i>, aren't very good in some scenarios.<p>Luckily, Apple also has the App Store: a one million strong selection …