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Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old

The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old.<p>Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky planets could have formed so long ago, just 2.6 billion years after the big bang. Now they have …

What Players Get Paid For Winning (or Playing In) The Super Bowl

Similar to many Wall Streeters who receive performance-based bonus compensation, NFL players who make it into the postseason are rewarded with bonus checks as part of postseason shares that the NFL distributes.<p>Each season, the NFL sets a predetermined amount to compensate players based on how far …

NFL

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Ask HN: How do you find freelance/contract gigs?

I am a full-time software developer looking for extra income. I spend a lot of time "cold-emailing" local businesses and messaging other companies …

Employment

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

10 Quotes From Entrepreneurial Icons That Will Inspire You to Crush 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2015 right around the corner, that means new goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones await. Here are 10 great quotes from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to come out swinging in 2015, whether that involves …

Entrepreneurship

This Futuristic Home Would Be Built Entirely From 'Smart Glass'

The Photon Project<p>UK start-up company The Photon Project has announced its plan to launch the Photon Space, the world's first intelligent all-glass living unit.<p>Motivated by the major positive benefits that natural light can have on our energy levels, sleep pattern and overall health, the goal of …

Quantum Mechanics

AP News Archive

Five reasons why Tesla’s stock is down

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images<p>Electric car company Tesla Motors has seen its stock drop pretty significantly over the …

Planets Could Travel Along with Rogue 'Hypervelocity' Stars, Spreading Life Throughout the Universe

Back in 1988, astronomer Jack Hills predicted a type of “rogue”star might exist that is not bound to any particular galaxy. These stars, he reasoned, …

Universe

Apple is working on VR gaming & user interfaces for future products, Oculus and Leap experts wanted

<b>Update:</b> Apple removed the job listings, but we have screenshots below.<p>Following our discovery that Apple was looking to hire app engineers to build virtual reality experiences, new job listings give us more insight into its interest in building VR gaming experiences and “cinematic user interfaces” …

Sound Might Be The Key To Touching Objects In Virtual Reality

The key to a sense of touch in VR might be sound, ironically – a team working out of the University of Bristol in the UK (via New Scientist) have worked out an improved version of haptic tech that can use high-frequency sound emitters to mimic the effect of touching a physical object, without any …

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock<p>Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an …

The Big Future: Can we build a conscious computer?

Will the future of human intelligence be something... inhuman? This week's <i>Big Future</i> considers the state of artificial intelligence: how do we make a computer that thinks for itself? Is it possible? What will it look like? Whatever it is — it definitely won't look like the computer on your desk.<p>If …

China Just Knocked Off The Range Rover Evoque And Jaguar Land Rover Is Not Happy

Range Rover's Evoque crossover SUV has been one of the company's most popular offerings.<p>Suffice to say, the people at Jaguar Land Rover (Range Rover's parent company) were not happy when a Chinese car company unveiled a remarkably similar knock-off. Called the Landwind X7, the Evoque facsimile made …

Land Rover