Christos Makris

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Flipboard now lets others contribute to your magazines (video)

There's typically more than one person involved in building a traditional magazine, at last check. It only makes sense, then, that Flipboard just opened up its internet-based magazine curation to groups. Those who've built a magazine can now invite friends to add content at will, whether it's …

Landing on asteroids could cause a zero-gravity avalanche

Asteroids may not be as stable as scientists thought. A recent experiment shows that the force from a landing spacecraft might easily cause an avalanche or something resembling an extraterrestrial mudslide, as a result of shifts in the dust on the asteroid's granular surface.<p>Researchers compare the …

10 years after launch, Opportunity rover hits new Martian milestone

This view, captured on July 2 by the Opportunity rover's hazard-avoidance camera, shows the Martian terrain that the rover is crossing in a flat area called Botany Bay, on the way toward Solander Point, which is visible on the horizon.<p>On the 10th anniversary of its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover …

Kent

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Architecture

The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren't Hacks — They Were Tricks

The modern hack isn't a "hack" at all: It's a lie, another lie, and some simple web design.<p>Yesterday, <i>The Onion</i>'s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday's social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — …

Hacking

Slovenia unveils reforms as it seeks to avoid EU bailout

<b>The government of Slovenia has announced a package of measures it hopes will help avoid an EU bailout.</b><p>The measures include a tax increase, a major restructuring of Slovenia's ailing banking sector, and a programme of mass privatisation.<p>Slovenia's mostly state-owned banking sector is suffering from …

Europe

Whoops: Moon Dust From Apollo 11 Lost In Storage For Years

The dust was rediscovered last month in a UC Berkeley warehouse.<p>You'd think moon dust would be something people would keep an eye on since, you know, you have to go to <i>the freaking moon</i> to get it. But somehow, samples retrieved from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission got lost--probably for years--in a …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

Transparency

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …