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The Icon A5 Private Seaplane Can Be Parked In Your Driveway

Drive through any neighborhood and it is pretty likely that you’ll see an ATV, a boat, or a motorcycle sitting in multiple driveways or open garages. …

Military

Can 'Coding Bootcamps' Fix The Shortage of Engineers?

Most tech executives agree that there’s a shortage of talented software engineers and programmers, but can the so-called “coding bootcamps” that have …

Computer Science

A computer scientist built an AI baby that looks realistic and can learn freakishly fast

Mike Sagar built detailed simulations of body parts for movies like "Avatar" and "King Kong." Now he's trying to build a simulated brain. His program combines his hyper-realistic biological models with artificial intelligence programs, in an attempt to simulate human consciousness.<p>This footage …

Artificial Intelligence

iPhone 7 review: Why the new iPhone is not worth buying

The iPhone 7 is here at last but the reaction is lukewarm at best.<p>Writing in The Verge, Nilay Patel is at first enthusiastic, but says the device is …

Mobile Technology

Virgin Galactic will unveil its new spaceplane tomorrow

The second SpaceShipTwo<p>Tomorrow, private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic will unveil the newest version of SpaceShipTwo — the reusable spaceplane that will become the company's primary vehicle. The company has been without a main vehicle since October 2014, when a crash killed one test pilot …

Space Travel

These are the 9 fastest piloted planes in the world

Capable of flitting through the air at multiple times the speed of sound, these planes take the pilot to the fringe of science fiction.<p>Although a number of these aircraft have since been retired, they continue to be the fastest manned aircraft in history.<p>The designs and advances achieved with these …

Aviation

Jaipur student wins Google Code-in contest, does 49 tasks in 40 days

Yathannsh Kulshrestha, a Class 11 student of Jaipur is among a few students across the world to win the Google Code-in contest for the year …

Open Source Software

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S: Why in the universe does it run Windows?

Regardless of one’s personal opinion of Samsung and the evolution of its flagship smartphones and tablets, the brands “Galaxy S” and “Galaxy Tab S” are synonymous with one-thing, and one thing only: the Korean OEM’s top-tier, flagship <i>Android</i> products. Curious, then, that at CES earlier this month, …

Electronics Industry

Qatar Airways announces plans for world's longest flight

Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland.<p>Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’s Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 miles.<p>The journey time would be an estimated 18 …

Who needs a computer science degree these days?

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught …

Wolfram Language gets its own online programming lab to cater to a new generation of coders

Wolfram Language, a language of mathematical computation program Mathematica, now has its very own online hub for budding programmers and computer scientists.<p>Announced yesterday by renowned mathematician and computer scientist Stephen Wolfram, the Wolfram Programming Lab is described as an …

NASA’s newest cargo spacecraft began life as a Soviet space plane | Ars Technica

Dream Chaser may finally carry humans after 50 years of design and development.<p>Last week when NASA awarded Sierra Nevada a contract to develop its …

A fast-paced documentary, a time travel thriller, and a book about pizza

<i>The Seven Five</i><p>I’m not sure if the phrase “the balls on this guy!” is ever uttered in this engrossing, fast-paced documentary about police corruption …

TV

Air France retires Boeing 747s | CNN Travel

Paris (CNN) — As round trips go, it was more of an oval: Paris to Paris with no ground stop in between, and it had grown men and women getting all misty-eyed.<p>For Air France and its Boeing 747s, it was time to say goodbye -- but the airline and its personnel were having a hard time doing so.<p>The last …

Delta Airlines

'Anger and sense of waste' for families of Afghanistan dead as troops sent back to Helmand to help save Sangin

British military advisers have been deployed back to Helmand as Taliban insurgents overrun most of the district of Sangin<p>Families of troops killed or maimed in Helmand have spoken of their anger and sense of waste after the Taliban overran a district that more than 100 British soldiers and marines …

Afghanistan