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10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

Exploration

Head-to-head record suggests dinosaurs were headbangers

Working out the functions of various features of long extinct animals can be fraught with difficulty. For every case where it is really rather …

Drug companies accused of overcharging NHS face fraud inquiry

The Serious Fraud Office is considering an inquiry into allegations that some drug companies are secretly colluding with pharmacists to overcharge the NHS millions of pounds, following an undercover investigation by The Telegraph.<p>In a letter to the shadow attorney general, Emily Thornberry, the SFO …

Radiation Therapy

Could An Asteroid Impact Knock The Moon Into Earth?

"If an asteroid hits the moon, it will just get another crater," says Gareth Wynn-Williams, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. It would take a moon-size object to move the moon, says Clark Chapman, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, and most likely the moon wouldn't …

View from a Pacific coast mountaintop

San Francisco photographer Meggie Raeder captures the view from Fremont Peak, near San Francisco.<p>Meggie Raeder wrote:<p>Living in the San Francisco Bay …

Astronomy

Could 'listening to your body' help you lose weight?

Can you count your heartbeats – without taking your pulse? Whether you realise it or not, you almost certainly can. We all have an "interoceptive …

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False memory planted in mouse's brain

Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon …

Intelligent energy – video

An inefficient home uses the same energy as 18 homes equipped to use energy efficiently and intelligently, according to a 'green energy cooperative' …

4 Smart Textiles You've Yet To See

Self-repairing fabric, leather grown from microbes, and more<p>You've probably seen water-repellant textiles where droplets of water miraculously bubble upon contact with the fabric. You may even own a pair of moisture-wicking workout pants. Smart fabrics have slowly made their way into the consumer …

These Blissful Black And White Photos Make Us Feel Nostalgic

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s

Get ready to be transported.

The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

Urban Design

Eerie plane wrecks contain forgotten stories of survival - Photos

U.S. Air Force C-47 wreckage from a 1950 crash near Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada. According to the Aviation Safety Network, the plane was participating in a search for a missing plane when it was caught in a downdraft and flew into the side of the mountain. All ten people aboard …

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

Kodachrome Photo Gallery

Travel Photography

2013 Editors' Choice Road Bike Winners

From 30 finalists, we chose eight extraordinary bikes as this year’s Editors’ Choice award winners.

Way of lost souls

Snapdragon 800 powered Galaxy S4 overwhelms Tegra 4 in GPU performance

Perhaps Qualcomm wasn’t just blowing smoke when it said that it was unfazed by the various Tegra 4 benchmarks that were floating around at the time, as every Snapdragon 800 benchmark that we’ve seen so far has been very impressive.<p>The latest benchmark result comes courtesy of the LTE-A enabled …

Computer Science

With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …

Analyst: Samsung phones dominate as iPhone declines

A third of phones sold are Samsung phones. New figures saw the Galaxy S4 and its ilk continue to dominate the mobile world, as the iPhone's slice of …

Mobile

Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx vs the competition, do they stack up?

Even though everyone is excited about the new Nexus 7 and all the other announcements made on Wednesday, Verizon and Motorola did have some awesome announcements of their own earlier this week. This included the official announcement of a new family of Motorola Droid phones. The announcement …

Mobile Technology

Apple wins brand of the year trifecta in first full year under Tim Cook

A Harris poll of almost 40,000 American consumers on more than 1,500 brands across 155 categories saw Apple retain Brand of the Year in three categories.<p>2013 Computer Brand of the Year<br>• 2013 Tablet Brand of the Year<br>• 2013 Mobile Phone Brand of the Year<p>What really stands out is that in all three of the …

Ballmer admits Microsoft built too many Surface RTs, disappointed with Windows sales

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has admitted that the company built too many Surface tablets, and it's not selling as many Windows devices as it wants. During an internal town hall event earlier this week, Ballmer and COO Kevin Turner both addressed the recent $900 million hit for Surface RT and the …

The iblazr Flash Illuminates Your Smartphone And Tablet Photos, Preventing Black Square Syndrome

A new Kickstarter project wants to let a little light shine in on your mobile photos – much more than the built-in flash on devices like the iPhone 5 can provide alone. The iblazr is an external flash that uses four high-output CREE LED lights to provide a whole lot of illumination via a small …

White House telecom advisor brings together privacy code of conduct for apps

The White House's main telecom adviser, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has issued a first draft of a mobile apps code of contact, with the goal of giving consumers more control of their privacy. It facilitated its creation over several years by stakeholders …

Asian Mobile Makers Squeeze Apple’s Global Smartphone Share To Its Lowest For 3-Years In Record 230M Unit Q2

More proof, if proof were needed, that Apple needs a low cost iPhone to get its smartphone momentum mojo back: Cupertino’s share of the global smartphone market fell to its lowest for three years in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics, with just 31.2 million iPhones shipped in the quarter and …

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