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15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

Fugitive tweets 'catch me if you can'; caught

Being a fugitive has its excitements.<p>Why, I try to run away from myself every day, and that can be quite twisted fun.<p>However, should you be on the run from the law, the rules of the playground don't quite apply. It's best not to lurch onto your chosen social network and offer a condescending …

Home Tweet Home: A House with Its Own Voice on Twitter - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, you’d never guess there’s anything unusual about Tom Coates’s San Francisco home. Nestled at the end of a narrow passageway on a …

Living Rooms

Google and NASA Launch Quantum Computing AI Lab - MIT Technology Review

Quantum computing took a giant leap forward on the world stage today as NASA and Google, in partnership with a consortium of universities, launched …

Quantum Computing

Top 12 disruptive technologies that are transforming the world

<b>Where will the jobs be, and how can companies carve out a competitive advantage in the global economy?</b><p>Exactly what technologies and trends will …

(Mis)understanding Technology…

by Greg Satell<p>…Why 140 Characters is Better than a Flying Car<p>Progress is a funny thing. As Bruce Gibney noted in the Founders Fund Manifesto, we were …

Advertisers can learn your health conditions from your web activity, study claims

Of all the things the internet is good for, it's clear that looking up medical information is among the most popular activities. But while WebMD and other health-focused sites may seem like a godsend to those of us frantically trying to figure out if our nausea is just due to the bad takeout we had …

Beats trying to launch streaming music service with AT&T

When Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder and CEO of Beats Electronics, launches his much-anticipated subscription music service in the coming months, he wants to do so with some big marketing muscle help from AT&T.<p>In recent weeks, Iovine has been in talks with top execs from the major music labels and …

Music Industry

Why This Guy Implanted Headphones In His Ears

For DIY biohacker Rich Lee, earbud implants are about more than self-expression: they're also a matter of survival.<p>Rich Lee, a 34 year-old salesman from St. George, Utah, and a self-described Grinder, recently had sound-transmitting magnets implanted in his ears. Paired with a media player and …

Master of Pen and Ink: The Monumental Drawings of Ikeda Manabu | Colossal

<p>The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a blank paper canvas larger than a person spread before him, a small acrylic pen …

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

Vatican

Historical Photos Colorized And Brought Back To Life

In a world of continual status updates, countless photos, millions of videos and internet speeds that continue to bring us information faster than …

Zapping salt out of seawater

Chemists are hopeful their new energy-efficient method to desalinate water can be scaled up for personal or even municipal uses<p>The method, which …

Seawater

Motorola shows off insane electronic tattoo and 'vitamin authentication' prototype wearables

At the D11 conference today, Regina Dugan, SVP for advanced technology and projects at Motorola, showed off some advanced projects. The first was a prototype electronic tattoo on her arm from MC10, about which she quipped "teenagers might not want to wear a watch, but you can be sure they'll wear a …

WiSee prototype detects gestures from the next room using only Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a prototype of a system that uses Wi-Fi — and only Wi-Fi — to detect gestures. Called "WiSee," the system cleverly measures the Doppler shifts created by human movement on regular Wi-Fi signals. That means that the system doesn't …

Samsung launches 55-inch 'flawless' curved OLED TV in Korea

Just as the rumors foretold, Samsung has announced Korean availability of a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV. Priced at 15 million Korean won (around $13,000) Samsung claims its "Timeless Arena" design eliminates potential for defective OLED pixels. It also reiterates the claim LG made when it launched its …

With PayPal Galactic, PayPal Wants to Know How You’ll Pay for Your Room at Hotel Mars

For the most part, commercial space travel is still a few years off, and any plans for space settlements still seem like the dreams of sci-fi …

Payment Systems

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

Sculpture

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America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Mouse cloned from drop of blood

<b>Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.</b><p>Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.<p>The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and …

Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.<p>At just 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese …

APOD: M31: The Andromeda Galaxy (2013 Jun 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Lorenzo Comolli http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130626.html Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about two million years for light to reach us from there. Although visible without aid, the above image of M31 was taken with a small telescope. Much about M31 remains unknown, including how it acquired its unusual double-peaked center. http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/index2.htm Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130626 #APOD

Has Facebook morphed from innovator to serial copycat?

Facebook has recently been criticized for being uninspired, for basically redoing features from competitive products rather than adding truly innovative new elements to its platform.<p>Last week, for example, Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) rolled out a new 15-second video capture and sharing …

Siri EyesFree goes mass-market in Europe with Opel’s Adam

Siri EyesFree(s AAPL) is hitching a ride with yet another car-maker: this week, Europe’s Opel announced it is adding Apple’s hands-free in-car system …

Robot wars: after drones, a line we must not cross

Drones are becoming dated technology: we may now be able to hand over some of the life-and-death decisions of war to robots.<p>From the perspective of …

Has Your Robot Driven a Ford Lately?

While other companies are working to develop fully autonomous vehicles, Ford has been working on a slightly different problem. According to a news …

Sony, Disney Are Testing Streaming Films Online While They're Still In Theaters

"Coming soon to a theater (and home streaming device) near you."<p>Hollywood behemoths Sony and Disney have begun testing an unorthodox business model in South Korea: Releasing major films for on-demand home viewing shortly after their theater release, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. …