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The US dropped 67 nuclear bombs on this tiny island nation — and now it's far more radioactive than we thought

Radiation levels in some areas of the country are almost double what is deemed safe for human habitation, according to a new Columbia University study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>Between 1946 and 1958, the US tested 67 nuclear weapons on the Marshall Islands, a …

Columbia University

Epson Announces Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses

Epson is showing off the new Moverio BT-300 today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2016, the latest and most advanced member of their Smart Glasses family of products. Pre-production models are on display at their booth in Congress Square and demonstrate many advances over previous Moverio …

Augmented Reality

Facebook wants to help internet providers get ready for virtual reality

Facebook today announced the launch of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), which is bringing together a coalition of internet service providers and tech companies to focus on the engineering challenges of delivering high-res video and virtual reality. The group has 30 initial members including …


Hackers Use Radio Waves To Trick iOS And Android Into Responding To Voice Commands

An ingenious hack could allow unwanted access to Siri commands by simply sending radio waves to a pair of unshielded iPhone earbuds. While the hack is needlessly complex – the hacker could simply go over and press the headphone button by hand – it is an interesting exploit.<p>Researchers at French …


Ick or treat? 5 strange facts about candy corn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, there's actually corn in it. Corn syrup, if that counts.<p>Each kernel has three colors, about 7 calories and a lot of sugar. Many people, including comedian Lewis Black, can't stand it.<p>And yet every October, it fills candy bowls, trick-or-treat bags and the mouths of sweet-toothed …

Nintendo's first smartphone release is a free-to-play game called Miitomo

But it's delayed until next year<p>At an investors meeting in Tokyo today, Nintendo revealed some details on its very first smartphone game: a free-to-play title called <i>Miitomo</i>. As reported by the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> the new game will let players customize their Mii avatars, which will then communicate …


Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …


Russia to display mega H-bomb copy in Moscow

<b>Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded - the Soviet "Tsar Bomba" - near the Kremlin in Moscow next month.</b><p>The AN-602 hydrogen bomb casings will be the main draw at an exhibition devoted to Russia's atomic achievements since 1945, at the Manezh …


Xbox One exec: We're doing things that 'can't be done' on PS4

Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda: "We've really got a lot more going on [than our competitors]."<p>According to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One has "a lot more going on" than the PlayStation 4 and other competing platforms. In a new interview, Tsunoda talks about how Xbox One features like …

Backward Compatibility

Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

Last week, Samsung held a big conference in New York. While many anticipated the announcements of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company also teased a new upcoming device — the Samsung Gear S2. This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more …


Why Climate Change Is Likely Bringing the Plague Back to Yosemite National Park

As the globe gets wetter, climate change has an unexpected role in reintroducing the lethal plague, which has produced several similar infections already this year in the Western United States.<p>Well, this can't be good.<p>A second person to visit California's Yosemite National Park has been diagnosed …

Climate Change

'Nazi gold train found in Polish mountains' could be boobytrapped with mines, officials warn

"Crisis meeting" held in the Polish town of Walbrzych on how best to tackle alleged discovery of a Nazi ghost train carrying gold<p>Polish authorities have held a crisis meeting in which they warned treasure hunters against trying to unravel the mysteries of a gold-laden train said to have been …


Computer scientists invented a way to turn your skin into a mobile touch pad

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

Computer Science

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40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.


Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia


Danger on the 'high' way: Legalized pot could mean new danger on roads, warn experts

With more states pushing to legalize marijuana, some experts fear U.S. roads could become more dangerous.<p>The number of motorists driving high on pot has risen 50 percent since 2007, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unlike driving under the influence of alcohol — …


U.S. pledges troops, equipment for NATO rapid response force | Reuters

MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would contribute special operations forces, intelligence and other high-end military assets to a new NATO rapid response force that aims in part to deter any future actions by Russia.<p>U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Washington …


NASA Releases GoPro Footage From Spacewalks

Unless you’re an astronaut on board the International Space Station or in the the Chinese space program, your opportunities to go on a spacewalk are pretty much non-existent. But if you want to know what it’s like, you can now experience the next best thing. Earlier today, NASA released GoPro …

Space Exploration

‘Uber For Weed’ Startup Eaze Raises $10 Million In Funding Led By DCM Ventures

There’s an Uber for everything nowadays, so why not an Uber for weed?<p>Eaze, a startup that enables medical marijuana patients to order cannabis products online and have those goodies delivered to their homes, today is announcing $10 million in Series A round funding led by DCM Ventures with …


9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …


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