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US Navy's cheap and tiny Cicada drones can listen in on the enemy

The Navy's Cicada drone has reemerged looking smaller than ever. Navy scientists have been developing the tiny smart glider since 2006 and even performed a flight test back in 2011. This newest iteration, which has been presented at the Department of Defense's "Lab Day" last week, is the smallest …

Drones

Microsoft Hyperlapse creates smooth time-lapse videos on Windows and Android

Microsoft first announced its Hyperlapse video technology just a couple of weeks before Instagram launched its own Hyperlapse app on iOS last year. Designed primarily as a way to transform bumpy GoPro videos into smooth works of art, Microsoft Hyperlapse can process any video and create a steady …

Windows Phone

The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Hacking

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Fortune.com

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Survival Horror Augmented Reality Game Night Terrors Maps Your House

Ghosts jumping out of my bathroom? No thank you.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to use your home as the setting of a survival horror game, then Night Terrors …

Augmented Reality

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

Stanford University

Rich Homie Quan Drops New Mixtape If You Ever Think I Will Stop Goin' In Ask Royal Rich

Short film “Sundays” goes viral, sparks Hollywood’s hottest bidding war: The age of the tiny movie with big ambitions is here

<b>Brian Petsos in "Sundays" (Vimeo/PostPanic)</b><p>Don’t sleep on these shorts — the latest mini-film could turn into tomorrow’s blockbuster or hot new show UPDATED<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>April 3, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The most recent high-stakes Hollywood bidding war was over a short film? …

Film Festivals

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Magic Leap shows off augmented reality shooter that looks too good to be true

Secretive startup Magic Leap, which is developing "proprietary human computing interface technology" that it calls Cinematic Reality, released video of an augmented reality shooter today that the company says it's "playing around the office right now."<p>The video was released on YouTube today after …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Watch Some 'Unreal Tournament' DirectX 12 Gameplay

Epic Games is using Unreal Engine 4 and DirectX 12 to create <i>Unreal Tournament.</i> According to Microsoft, machines running DirectX 12 will see a 20% boost in performance. That, combined with the latest Unreal Engine, should mean we’ll have a pretty spectacular-looking game on our hands.<p>Here’s gameplay …

3 Tech Skills That Help Kids Hack Real Life

The other day my niece and nephew came to visit. They walked into the house and were drawn, almost magnetically, to the table where all of my gadgets were laid out. They caressed my phone. Fondled my digital camera. Gazed curiously at my noise-cancelling headphones. Petted my back-up battery. …

Open Source Software

Nasa probe spots mysterious shiny patches on dwarf planet Ceres

Images from Dawn spacecraft reveal a pair of bright spots which scientists believe may be primordial ice reflecting sunlight<p>A Nasa probe that is speeding towards the largest object in the asteroid belt has spotted two mysterious shiny patches on the otherwise dark and cratered body.<p>The latest …

Court: Adultery not a crime in South Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> For 62 years, if you cheated on your husband or wife in South Korea, you could end up in prison.<p>Not anymore.<p>South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the East Asian nation's constitution.<p>"The …

South Korea

New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

High-speed Rail

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Italy

Magic Leap clashes with Microsoft over augmented reality health risks

Microsoft's recently announced futuristic holographic headset may pose a health risk to users, according to the CEO of Magic Leap, a secretive augmented-reality startup and newfound rival to Microsoft in the burgeoning AR space.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens uses an input system that does not fully replicate …

The HPV vaccine works. So why aren't more girls getting inoculated?

While parents who eschew MMR out of fears of autism might be the most frequently discussed "anti-vaxxers," they’re not the only ones who are letting misinformation dictate choices about their children’s health. In fact, far more parents are neglecting to immunize their children with Gardasil, a …

Racing, from a drone’s point of a view: a day with UAV advocate Raphael Pirker

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a …

14-Year-Old Hacks Connected Cars With Pocket Money

A 14-year-old boy has stunned the automotive industry by showing how to hack into connected cars with apparent ease.<p>Armed with only $15 of simple electronics gear he bought from RadioShack, the boy was easily able to unlock and start a connected car. The make of vehicle that was breached has not …

Will Smith Gets ‘Jiggy Wit It’ on ‘Letterman’

Will Smith may be plotting a music comeback, especially if rumors that he’s been in the studio with Kanye West are to be believed, but for now the …

The World's Most Sophisticated Malware Ever Infects Hard Drive Firmware

High-tech "Equation group" is likely connected to NSA<p>There's a new malware king on the block. Security researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a sophisticated suite of software packages that stem from what it calls the "Equation" group, a single cluster of unidentified hackers …

Kaspersky Lab

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

The scoop on Furious 7's $3.4-million mystery supercar

The Lykan Hypersport is the car Dom CGI-smashes through two skyscrapers.<p>Did you catch the explosion-and-jumping-car-packed <i>Furious 7</i> trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl? If so, you saw all the usual vehicular suspects—a smattering of McLaren/Lambo/Ferrari/Bugatti hypercars, Dom's beloved …

Classic Cars

The Measles Outbreak: 8 Facts You Need to Know

<b>By Wendy Hunter, M.D.</b><p>As measles has spread to 14 states (and more than 100 people) already this year—and it's only February—news reports only tell part of the story about vaccination and risks of exposure. Here's what concerned parents need to know.<p><b>Measles is hard to diagnose early.</b><p>Just like a …

Public Health

Why You Should Learn to Love the Transmission That Never Changes Gear

Corvette geeks may hate them, but continuously variable transmissions aren't going away.<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Advertising

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …