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Wednesday storm: 1,235 flights cancelled, 5,900 delayed

<i>Last update 9:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 7.</i><p>Air travelers faced the prospect of delays and cancellations Wednesday as a sprawling storm system brought ice, snow and rain to the Northeast and Ohio Valley. Most big carriers flying to the region had waived rebooking fees.<p>Nationwide, about 1,235 …

TerraDrop Off-Road Camper Trailer

As our industrialized world continues to grow at an expanding rate, off-the-grid camping is slowing becoming an increasingly difficult task. From …

Solar Paper

Posted in Portable and Tech<p>Solar Paper is not solar paper. It’s not paper at all. It’s a solar charger that is quite thin. Remarkably thin even: …

Survival Skills: How To Desalinate Water in the Field

Last week, I received a call from some friends who provide survival training for a branch of the Department of Justice. They were mid-experiment, …

LoopRope is the Answer to so Many Camping Dilemmas

I can’t begin to tell you how many hours I have spent hand-stitching webbing, accessory cord, and bungee cord into different shapes and forms in …

Gizmag's favorite camping innovations of 2015

Camp Champ<p>The Austrian-designed Camp Champ is an example of the type of product you'd build if money, both in terms of what you put into it and what …

Severe Turbulence Hospitalizes 7 Aboard an American Airlines Flight

Seven people were taken to the hospital after severe turbulence occurred on an American Airlines flight carrying 203 people from Miami, Fla., to …

American Airlines

Scientists make a 'true' neural network using brain-like chips

Many people have built brain-like neural networks that can learn on their own, but they're typically using plain old silicon to do it. Wouldn't it be better if the chips themselves were brain-like? A mix of Italian and Russian researchers might help. They've created a neural network based on …

Machine Learning

Marvin Minsky, the Man Who Built the First Artificial Brain, Dead at 88

Minsky, an MIT professor, was the inventor of the first neural network, the first graphical headset, one of the first programmable robots, and so much more.<p>Isaac Asimov, a scientist turned hard sci-fi writer, once remarked that the only people he ever felt overshadowed him in intelligence were Carl …

From Our Archives: How To Stash Sunlight

Things have only gotten better since 1949<p>It might seem daunting to build a solar-​powered house in Massachusetts instead of, say, Phoenix. But MIT engineers tackled the challenge with a brazen concept, which we featured on our cover in March 1949.<p>The Dover Sun House relied on several vats of …

Sky high: who'd be an airline pilot today?

Photograph: Fred MacGregor for the Guardian<p>Class of 15: trainee pilots at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/21/1445423084964/9f26afc1-11b0-4cf0-a53a-69989f9c11e2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Fred MacGregor for the Guardian<p>Class …

17 Essential Cheap Eats in Portland, Mapped

In the not-too-distant past, Portland was famous for incredible food deals at bars, restaurants, and food carts. Today, it's harder to stretch a dollar, but, as this map dedicated to Portland's best cheap eats reveals, there are still tons of options for a quality meal under $10; this includes all …

Food

What to expect from the OnePlus 2, the most hyped Android phone of the year

The OnePlus 2 Android smartphone is being hyped as a "flagship killer." But will it really be?<p>On Monday at 7 p.m. PT, Chinese startup OnePlus will …

We are nearing peak bearishness in commodities

Commodities have been crushed in the last 5 years. Gold is down over 40%, silver is off 70%, copper is down 45%, oil is down 55% and the Bloomberg Commodity Index is down 60% from its 2008 peak.<p>We all know by now that many of the theories for owning commodities ended up being dead wrong. Anyone …

Google Maps now lets you revisit your location history in a detailed timeline

It’s inspiring — in a crazy sort of way — to consider how efficient Google can be in keeping track of information about you.<p>Today, Google announced the launch of “Your Timeline,” a tool in Google Maps that shares with you all the places you have been. It works if you chose to store your Location …

Google's new $15 Ethernet adapter for Chromecast could finally solve your connection woes

<b>Update 4:26PM EST:</b> Well, that was fast – the Ethernet adapter is already sold out. No word on when stock will be available again yet.<p>Google’s Chromecast is a great, affordable way to stream content from mobile devices to a TV, but it’s not without issues. Google is now out to fix what may be the …

A former Microsoft engineer says the company's crazy holographic headset felt so real it actually scared him during a test

It seems so realistic, in fact, that one former Microsoft engineer almost believed that the virtual objects the HoloLens projected on to the scene were actually there in the room with him.<p>Michael Hoffman left Microsoft in June after working at the company for about a year as a principal engineering …

Doppler Labs just raised $17 million to create earbuds that don't play music but let you customize how the world sounds around you — and we gave them a listen

Doppler Labs isn't interested in blocking out all natural noise and pumping prerecorded sound into your ears. The team wants to <i>change</i> the sounds that are coming in. It wants you to customize your sonic world in exactly the way you want.<p>Imagine being able to turn up the bass at a concert, or reduce …

1,776 times American aircraft did something completely badass

Okay, actually, it's only five times — I couldn't resist the "1776" symbolism in the headline. Forgive me.<p>What you're about to see below are five situations where American aircraft, built from pure, unfiltered freedom and liberty by freedom-loving Americans (and other good people around the world), …

Air Shows

Wood Ash and Its 10 Survival Uses - Preparing for shtf

Wood ash is nothing more than the burnt remains of wood and the ash typically represents about one percent of the initial wood weight. The …

Gardening

Soto Pocket Torch

Now here is something different, the Soto Pocket Torch, turns any rectangular 50-cent disposable lighter into a wind-resistant torch. The Pocket …

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

Swedish Log Stovetop

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>There’s an old Scandinavian tradition of splitting a log 4-ways, standing it vertical, and lighting the center on fire, …

Kickstarting a 6-lens spherical 60fps VR camera

Jeffrey Martin writes, "I have been working for the last couple of years on this camera, and we have launched today on Kickstarter. It is a …

Virtual Reality

Alaska Airlines Flight Returns To Seattle After Pilot Hears 'Banging' In Cargo Hold

An Alaska Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles returned to Seattle Monday after a ramp agent was found in the cargo hold.<p>A pilot on flight 448 "reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft" just after takeoff, according to an Alaska Airlines press release. The pilot declared an emergency …

Smile! Meet the 3D printer churning out teeth, nerves and gums for dentists

3D printing firm Stratasys’ latest device makes realistic models for the dental industry, rather than people’s mouths<p>Will.i.am thinks we will be 3D printing human beings in the future, although his comments were met with scepticism from biology experts. Perhaps a better starting point would be …

Incredible New 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

You've never seen a 3D printer like this<p>A new innovation by Carbon3D, unveiled Monday at the TED2015 conference, could finally move 3D printing out of the hobby shop and onto every factory floor.<p>Imagine you're in an emergency room with a blood vessel blockage. To save your life, a surgeon will …

TED 2015: Terminator-inspired 3D printer 'grows' objects

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1153000/1153105_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532079862_12eb41edeaf366722adc569c3a37f99d<p><b>A 3D printing process that harnesses light and oxygen has been demonstrated at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in</b> …

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Inside the Weird World of 3D Printed Body Parts

Startups in the U.S. are working on printing nipples and bits of liver tissue, while a Russian provocateur claims to have on-demand thyroids<p>Laura …