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U.S. May Soon Require Cars Be Able To Talk To Each Other

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration missed its own deadlines for making a decision on mandating car-to-car communications, but says it will come soon.<p>Officials will decide in the "coming weeks" whether all new cars in the U.S. must have the technology to communicate with other cars …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Mysterious object halts construction of Seattle's $3 billion tunnel

Deep below Seattle's picturesque waterfront, a subterranean drama is unfolding. A five-story drill named Bertha has been carving a new tunnel as part of a $3.1 billion plan to construct a highway beneath the city. On December 6th, drilling stopped. Something is blocking Bertha. Could it be a giant …

Unconventional Locomotion: The Cubli, a Freaky Self-Balancing Cube

Your cell phone is able to vibrate because there's a little motor inside that rotates a small, off-balance weight. We've all seen our phones skitter …

Amazon sold 426 items per second in run-up to Christmas

Just like last year, Amazon is reporting that the 2013 shopping season was its biggest yet, not just in terms of its sales, but also with its services. The company announced today that on Cyber Monday alone, more than 36.8 million items were ordered worldwide, up from last year's 26.5 million items …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Mozambique Airlines captain 'intentionally' crashed plane

The plane went down in torrential rains in the swamps of Namibia's Bwabwata National Park on November 29<p>The pilot of a Mozambique Airlines flight that crashed killing all 33 people onboard brought it down deliberately, aviation officials said.<p>Flight recorders showed flight TM470 went down on …

Airplanes

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

Half of all chicken in US stores is laced with antibiotic-resistant bacteria—and “organic” chicken is no better

Americans have been trying hard to eat more healthily. Three decades of bad news about red meat and pork—worries about fat, cholesterol and cancer, for example—mean they’re passing up steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers more often. But they’re clearly not giving up meat altogether: they’re eating more …

Environmental Health

Kim Jong-un 'very drunk' when he ordered execution of uncle's two aides

Drink was taken as the North Korean leader ordered the purge of his uncle's inner circle<p><b>North Korea</b>'s leader Kim Jong-un was "very drunk" when he ordered the execution of two aides close to his purged uncle, according to Japanese newspaper reports.<p>The young leader ordered the execution of two aides …

Bird flu outbreak at China poultry farm confirmed as H5N2: state media

BEIJING, China - An outbreak of H5N2 bird flu has been reported in poultry north China's Hebei Province, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture announced Saturday, according to state news agency, Xinhua.<p>The disease has killed 4,000 chickens at a farm in Baoding City since they first displayed …

Bird Flu

Banks may take their pound of flesh from Target over breach

Banks like Chase and Citibank could hit Target to help pay for the cost of cleaning up the mess of the retailer's recent loss of card information to hackers.<p>"Given the magnitude of the breach and what we've seen in the past, banks are likely to bring action," said information security expert Randy …

Identity Theft

Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that …

San Francisco

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Drones

Fifth person dies in storms sweeping UK and causing travel chaos

A fifth person has died in the storms and 25 people had to be rescued from their vehicles due to flooding during the storms, with the Environment Agency issuing hundreds of warnings - including a flood warning of a 'danger to life'<p>A fifth person has died in the storms that have swept the UK and …

Weather

Hydrogen Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for green driving. Hydrogen cars are not currently sold commercially, but some will be …

Alternative Fuel