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'Financial Times' correspondent Sarah O'Connor didn't make the connection when she tweeted about a tragic robot …Sarah Connor
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
Every bride (and groom!) dreams of having the perfect fairytale wedding. With so much creative effort going to planning weddings, it’s hard …Cake
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
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
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
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
Plants and Animals Photo credit: SakhalinMedia via Siberian TimesLooking somewhat like an attempted hybridization between Falkor the Luck Dragon from …Russia
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
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
Environment Photo credit: Alberto Lucas LopézThis beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics …Language
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, 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
Technology Photo credit: Machine to make anything. ShutterstockWho has never dreamt of having a machine that can materialise any object we need out …Replicator
(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
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
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
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
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
'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
Three-dimensional, interactive holograms are now a reality, thanks to researchers in Japan who have used powerful, ultra-quick lasers to produce …Lasers
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
Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that …The Brain
Plants and Animals Photo credit: BBC YouTube video screenshotWhat's causing these angry looking, low hanging clouds towering hundreds of metres above …Rainy Season
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
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
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
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