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Fusion efficiency boosted by exploding a tiny gold shell from the inside

Shining laser through tiny hole yields smooth compression, lots of neutrons.<p>Inertial confinement fusion has mostly been the playground of the US. …

Watch this all-electric "flying car" take its first test flight in Germany

Lilium Jet claims its can reduce travel headaches with a network of vertical take-off and landing aircraft<p>Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased …

The movie business is in denial

Everybody ignored the future at CinemaCon, but hope may be on the horizon<p>Hollywood has been facing stagnating ticket sales, intense competition from streaming services, and an IP-focused studio tentpole monoculture for years. None paint a particularly rosy picture for the future, so perhaps it …

A year after the HTC Vive’s launch, VR’s hype bubble is finally deflating

And that’s a good thing<p>One year ago today, HTC released the Vive virtual reality headset, marking a turning point for virtual reality. The Vive wasn’t the first commercial VR headset, or even the first commercial high-end headset. But besides the simple Google Cardboard, it was the first major …

Microsoft’s incredible photo sharing app gains Apple TV support

Microsoft’s Xin is already one of the best ways to share photos between devices, even if you’re on Android or iPhone, but it’s getting even better today for iPhone users with a new update that adds Apple TV support, plus a ton of other set top boxes.<p>Chomecast, Fire TV, Xbox One and web browsers are …

Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 10% of devices

Bug in Android KeyStore that leaks credentials fixed only in KitKat.<p>Researchers have warned of a vulnerability present on an estimated 10 percent of …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Red Pandas

Here's one thing you already knew: red pandas are adorable. While they're not domesticated and therefore are probably not suitable as pets, some …

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Gallery: NASA’s shuttle-carrying 747 makes final journey to museum

Disassembled plane ferried in enormous pieces to Space Center Houston.<p>If you happen to live southeast of Houston in Clear Lake, you probably already …

An Activist and a Scientist Break Ground in the G.M.O. Debate

<b>Amanda Little</b> writes about a recent debate between Michael Pollan and Pamela Ronald, a prominent plant geneticist and a professor at U.C.-Davis, over G.M.O. foods: http://nyr.kr/1rrzURm<p>“It’s not easy for anyone, let alone a plant geneticist who spends fifty hours a week directing a large laboratory, to persuade a crowd of young activists to shift their thinking on one of the most contentious environmental debates of our time.”<p><i>Photograph of Pamela Ronald by Roy Kaltschmidt.</i>

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

They look beautiful, but they could also save a lot on streetlight power.<p>This story originally appeared in Wired UK. You can see the full gallery …

How Boeing merges its data centers with the Amazon and Microsoft clouds

Carving data up into "puzzle pieces" keeps sensitive information secure.<p>When Boeing decided to move some of its most important applications to the …

Star Trek Actually Got Tractor Beams Right

We've made another step forward in building real-life tractor beams. Turns out that the trick is in the angle of the beam, and Star Trek did a pretty …

‘iOS In The Lift’ Makes Getting Trapped In The Elevator A Joy

Apple finally revealed its CarPlay system yesterday that brings iOS access to your car’s dashboard. Some suburbanites rejoiced at a new rush-hour-infotainment center – especially those who can afford a Ferrari or Benz — but if you’re a car-less city slicker iOS in the elevator would be a hell of a …

At Apple shareholder’s meeting, Tim Cook tells off climate change deniers

“If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock."<p>At a shareholders meeting on Friday, CEO Tim Cook angrily …

Could this device allow dogs to talk like humans?

<b>(Ermolaev Alexander via Shutterstock)</b><p>A team of oddball inventors claim they are developing a headset that translates a canine’s thoughts into words<p>Tuan C. Nguyen<p>March 2, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Smithsonian.com.<p>In a way, the intimate relationship between man and man's …

The most adorable Han Solo and Chewbacca are this kid and his dog

This is the cutest, and it'll fill your heart with joy for the rest of the day. Who doesn't want to dress up in costumes and take pictures with man's …

How Apple Accidentally Helped To Create $19 Billion WhatsApp

The story of WhatsApp — the messaging app just purchased by Facebook for an insane $19 billion — is pretty fascinating.<p>Seems that the app’s founders did everything right by doing everything wrong. They flouted Silicon Valley rules like getting press and adding features, and instead focused on …

We're One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

Road Trips

Busted! 10 myths that reveal just how dangerous the NSA really is

NSA apologists make plenty of excuses for the surveillance state. Here’s why you shouldn’t believe them<p>The debate Edward Snowden envisioned when he revealed the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans has taken a bad turn. Instead of a careful examination of what the NSA does, …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Mission Mars One, MulchFest 2014 and a pickup truck made of ice

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Ever wish you could just get away from it all? Mission Mars One is a prime opportunity to secure a one-way ticket away from Earth. The Dutch nonprofit …

More Death ray Lasers..?

Drake Anthony, perhaps better known as <i>“the DIY Laser Guy”</i> on YouTube, and his most terrifying creation yet. Modifying an Attacknid—a pretty cool toy that had only one thing wrong with it, <i>“…it needs more death ray lasers”—</i>he created a remote controlled death ray robot using a 2W laser diode.

DIY Hacks & How To's: Adjustable Power Outlet

A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adapter You Need—Also Nokia

It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won't leave home with at least our smartphone—maybe even two—and a tablet. And eventually one of them …

Gear & Gadgets

Griffin's PowerMate Knob Controller Finally Goes Wireless

When Griffin Technology revealed the original PowerMate—a hefty polished aluminum programmable knob—way back in 2001, most users were left scratching …

Gear & Gadgets