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A journalist tweeted an unwitting 'Terminator' reference and wasn't prepared for the reaction.

Filed by | Jul 02, 2015 @ 12:10pm

'Financial Times' correspondent Sarah O'Connor didn't make the connection when she tweeted about a tragic robot …

Sarah Connor

This startup is gearing up to be the Tesla of electric buses

Investors pour $55 million into the electric bus maker as it scales up and readies a new factory.

Today’s diesel buses—including the estimated 500 “tech buses” that shuttle workers around the San Francisco Bay area—get around three to four miles to the gallon. Proterra makes an electric bus that is …

Startups

This Couple’s Wedding Cake Looks So Plain… Until You Realize What’s Really Going On!

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Every bride (and groom!) dreams of having the perfect fairytale wedding. With so much creative effort going to planning weddings, it’s hard …

Cake

Phoning home? Ily reimagines the landline as smarter and easier to use

Ilan Abehassera had a communication problem. As a father of three young children who traveled a lot, it was hard for him to stay in touch with his family.

He could call the home telephone, but then he could speak to only one family member at a time. He could FaceTime with his wife, but again, it was …

Skype

As California Kill-Switch Law Takes Effect, Smartphone Theft Already Down 32%

Smartphone thieves suffered a setback Wednesday when new laws took effect requiring all smartphones sold in California to come with an opt-out “kill switch,” which slashes the phone’s value if stolen and resold on the black market.

The legislation is the first of its kind to require that users be …

California

A probe zooming to Pluto just sent home a mesmerizing timelapse gif

Looking good, Pluto.

NASA's New Horizons probe is starting to get a clearer view of the dwarf planet and its five moons as it speeds through space toward a historic Pluto flyby on July 14.

A new timelapse gif shows Pluto and its largest moon Charon coming into focus as the craft flew about 21 million …

Moon Missions

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn’t the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.

Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their

Healthy Food

Dolphin or Mammoth? Bizarre Creature With "Fur and a Beak" Washes up Along Russian Shore

Plants and Animals Photo credit: SakhalinMedia via Siberian TimesLooking somewhat like an attempted hybridization between Falkor the Luck Dragon from …

Russia

Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society."

Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel combines with oxygen in the air to make …

Hydrogen

Olloclip’s new modular case turns your iPhone into a mini photography studio

In the last few years, Olloclip has become the GoPro of clip-on lenses for your phone. You can find the company's products in so many places — even in Apple stores — that it's hard to remember that Olloclip got its start on Kickstarter. Now, four years later, Olloclip is going back to Kickstarter …

iPhone

USA Defeats Germany to Advance to Women’s World Cup Final

FIFA

The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken

Environment Photo credit: Alberto Lucas LopézThis beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics …

Language

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light – 150 Years After Maxwell

Physics Photo credit: Scientists have shed light on light. Taras Mykytyuk/Flickr, CC BY-SALight plays a vital role in our everyday lives and …

Physics

Molson and Google team up on voice activated fridge that dispenses free beer

Molson, the well-known Canadian beer company is teaming up with Google on a rather interesting new marketing project. Leveraging Google’s translation/speech recognition software, Molson has built a special, one-of-a-kind fridge that only opens when you say just the right thing to it. The fridge …

Google

Scientists are Working on Developing a Star-Trek Style Replicator

Technology Photo credit: Machine to make anything. ShutterstockWho has never dreamt of having a machine that can materialise any object we need out …

Replicator

Could This Become the First Mars Airplane?

Innovation could lead to a flier in 2022-24.

Aeronautics

Delphi claims its self-driving car didn’t come close to hitting Google’s car

(Reuters) – Delphi Automotive on Friday offered a new description of an encounter on a California road between one of its prototype self-driving cars and a self-driving vehicle operated by Google, saying “the vehicles didn’t even come close to each other.”

The description differed from Delphi’s …

Delphi

HoloLens is about to transform the space station

Two pairs of HoloLens glasses will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 June to allow astronauts to carry out augmented reality experiments in orbit.

Microsoft and Nasa have collaborated on a project known as Sidekick, which will see HoloLens used to deliver instructions to …

NASA

Australia Lets A Military Drone Fly Free On The Coast

Just warming up for a military exercise

For the first time ever, an Australian military drone is getting permission to fly in normal skies. In May, Airservices Australia, an Australian government-owned company that coordinates traffic up above the Down Under, signed an agreement with the Royal …

Australia

Automakers Tackle the Massive Security Challenges of Connected Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is accelerating its efforts to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle communications, a step that could help lower the number of traffic deaths in the U.S., but also creates a major challenge for data security and privacy.

NHTSA plans to submit a proposed …

Security

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision

An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

Robots

These Students Built A Working Hyperloop (A Very Tiny One)

'What is this? A Hyperloop for ants!?'

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is an idea as ambitious as it is fantastical. A train that travels at 760 mph through a pressurized tube is a hard sell, even with it gracing the latest cover of *Popular Science magazine. So it's pretty cool to see a real, working version …

Hyperloop

Researchers create holograms you can touch using high-powered lasers

Three-dimensional, interactive holograms are now a reality, thanks to researchers in Japan who have used powerful, ultra-quick lasers to produce …

Lasers

World's first ‘bee highway’ is being constructed in Norway

The world’s first ‘highway for bees’ is being planned in Oslo, Norway to provide a safe and sustainable transport environment for the city’s bee …

Environment

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that …

The Brain

What Are These Strange Looking "Clouds"?

Plants and Animals Photo credit: BBC YouTube video screenshotWhat's causing these angry looking, low hanging clouds towering hundreds of metres above …

Rainy Season

Good-bye plastic: Lego announces a huge change in the future of its toys.

Legos. A classic children's toy.

The literal building blocks of imagination can bring many hours of joy.

Hours of joy that are quickly forgotten when

Lego

James Cameron’s Plan to Fix Solar Panels

When Avatar came out, James Cameron boasted that it would be the first solar-powered movie franchise in history. Now the director, deep-sea explorer, …

James Cameron

Windows 10 preview build comes with Microsoft Edge and WiFi

Microsoft's giving you the chance to try out its Edge browser before Windows 10 drops on July 29th, along with other new features that will come with the platform. You'll have to download Windows 10's latest preview build for PCs to take it for a spin, but make sure to back up your favorites first, …

Microsoft Windows

Rosetta Probe Sees Shiny Signs of Water Ice on Comet's Surface

Patches of water ice appear to be speckled across the surface of a comet, according to a new study using observations from a European space probe.

The Rosetta spacecraft, currently orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, spotted 120 bright, reflective spots on the surface of the comet that were at …

Rosetta Mission