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The US army wants uniforms that make soldiers invisible

The US army wants to develop uniforms that will make its troops "invisible" on the battlefield within the next 18 months.<p>The military wants to test …

The Triumphant Rise of the Shitpic

<i>by Brian Feldman</i><p>In the first chapter of his book, <i>After Photography</i>, digital photography theorist Fred Ritchin explains the central selling point of …

You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Here

As a staunch introvert who prefers wide swaths of personal space, I find the idea behind Umbrella Here frightening, yet strangely compelling. The creators of the project, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, want to “bring strangers together on rainy days” with a Bluetooth light that …

Anti-drone clothing that prevents thermal imaging

The Privacy Gift Shop's Stealth Wear line is comprised of garments that stop you from being thermally imaged by drones. It comes in burqa ($2500), …

California baby is said to be first to be born with genome fully sequenced

In MIT Technology review, a feature about how an infant delivered last week in California is believed to be the first healthy human born in the USA …

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PirateBox<p><b>PirateBox</b> is a <b>DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system</b> built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf</b> …

Drizly, the app that delivers booze to your doorstep, just launched in L.A.

So you're sitting at home, longing for a Negroni, only to discover you're out of Aviator gin and/or Campari and vermouth.<p>You could hop in the car, or pull out your skateboard, but hey, it's hot out there. And who's to say whether the closest liquor store will have your preferred brand of gin or any …

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This Brilliant App Lets You Swap Lives With A Stranger For 20 Days

We’re all too obsessed with our own small social circles. 20 Day Stranger, a tool to build empathy and awareness, lets you anonymously share your life with a random person.<p>A new app makes it possible to anonymously live the life of a stranger for 20 days, seeing where they go and what they do–not …

Paralyzed race car driver will control car by moving his head at the Indy 500

A paralyzed race car driver will take to the track for the first time in 14 years prior to this year's Indianapolis 500 — and while he won't be participating in a race, he will be driving thanks to a human-to-machine interface that lets him control the car with his head movements. Sam Schmidt was …

Birds near Chernobyl have adapted to low-level radiation

At high doses, radiation can have terrible and lethal effects on humans and nonhuman animals alike. But what if organisms could adapt to low-levels of radiation? This is what an international group of researchers are suggesting in a bird study published recently in <i>Functional Ecology</i>, reports <i>The</i> …

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village

The already-tiny village of Nagoro in eastern Iya on Shikoku, Japan is shrinking. Only a few dozen people still live there. The others have died or …

Writing The Snowden Files: 'The paragraph began to self-delete'

Was it the NSA? GCHQ? A Russian hacker? Who was secretly reading his book on Snowden while he wrote it, wonders Luke Harding<p>One day last summer – a short while after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the source behind the momentous leak of classified intelligence – the Guardian editor Alan …

Predator Drone Sends North Dakota Man to Jail

What do you say to a drone that makes an arrest?<p>“Book him, Predator?”<p>This was no joke for a North Dakota family who were arrested with the assistance of a Predator drone. Rodney Brossart was sentenced to three years in prison, of which all but six months was suspended, for a June 2011 incident in …

Reaching the Far Lands: one man's journey to the end of 'Minecraft'

On March 28, 2011, Kurt J. Mac opened a new game of <i>Minecraft</i> and started to walk — and he hasn't stopped. Nearly three years later, he's traveled seven hundred virtual kilometers in hopes of reaching the end of the <i>Minecraft</i> world, a mysterious place called the Far Lands. It's a glitch in the game …

An additional, unreported chemical leaked into West Virginia's water supply

More frustrating news has surfaced for the West Virginia residents affected by the Freedom Industries chemical spill: federal and state investigators learned on Tuesday that a previously unreported chemical was in the tank that leaked on January 9th. The tank that leaked MCHM also contained PPH, a …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Madagascar village 'hit by bubonic plague'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018233_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524717817_411f92269fc7c3ef8a64a32e71234000<p><b>A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island have confirmed.</b><p>Tests were carried out …

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Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram

A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.<p>A team of physicists has provided some …

Bitcoin Research in Princeton CS

Continuing our post series on ongoing research in computer security and privacy here at Princeton, today I’d like to survey some of our research on …

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Researchers develop 3D-printed, urine-powered robot heart

The fictional human-powered machines that appear in the <i>The Matrix</i> trilogy are still far from reality — but maybe not that far. Last month, scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK announced they had successful create a prototype robotic "heart" that runs on human urine, fabricated …

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Sun-bound comet ISON may have burned up in spectacular fashion

The latest data coming in from NASA and the ESA suggests that comet ISON, which has been documented in recent days on its beautiful journey toward the sun, may be no longer. ISON's destruction was not unexpected: it was on track to travel just a few hundred thousand miles from our hot, glowing orb, …

"Monster worm" found in Vietnam

Paul held himself apart from the humor, his attention focused on the projection and the question that filled his mind: "Thufir, are there sandworms …

Police investigate Instagram account exposing witnesses in criminal cases

An anonymous Instagram account has outed more than 30 people as crime witnesses who cooperated with police, according to a new report, posting their photos, police statements, and testimony to its nearly 7,900 followers. The account's goal: to "expose rats," according to its Instagram bio. …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)

The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With the latest model, it apparently skirts below a $400 price tag, substituting a smartphone for …