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How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

In Toronto, they’ve painted over the bike lanes. And in São Paulo, a cyclist got his arm torn off by a car that didn’t even stop … We knew it was bad on the world’s crowded roads, but a new film reveals it’s a fight to the death<p>Fredrik Gertten is a Swedish documentary-maker: he made a film about …

São Paulo

Stephen Hawking says One Direction could be intact in the multiverse

Stephen Hawking is taking on an unlikely new role as grief counselor to the innumerable tweens devastated by Zayn's departure from One Direction.<p>During a special live event Saturday evening at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, a hologram of the famed physicist appeared onstage to answer some …

How to find your Android phone just Googling its location

Google can help you find almost anything, but it’s no good if you’ve lost your smartphone – until today. The search engine now has the ability to check where your phone is directly from its homepage.<p>Just type in “Find my phone,” and Google will show where your phone is on a map. You can then set it …

The Easy Way To Get To 500+ In LinkedIn

We all know that having 500+ connections in LinkedIn makes a psychological impact on the viewers of our profile. We know this because we ourselves make judgments about others based on their number of connections. As it stands, you can have 20,000 connections and your profile will still say 500+. …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Once the Internet's most-wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is paid big bucks to do exactly what landed him in prison 20 years ago.<p>Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.<p>Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional …

Social Issues

How to get a city cycling

The vast majority of city street journeys take place in cars – despite all the many benefits of cycling. What would it take to really get urban citizens taking to two wheels? Katia Moskvitch investigates.<p>It all started with dead horses, during 1816 – the “year without a summer”. Temperatures had …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread ) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Typography

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

The flavors we savor are never just about taste.<p>Our taste buds allow us to distinguish the basic characteristics of food, like sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But we use our noses to sense more subtle flavors. Our sense of smell is what allows us to savor fine wines, delicately seasoned broths and …

How Can You Use Technology to Make You Happier?

Many say technology is tearing us apart but studies generally show that tech and the internet make us happier. What gives?<p>There’s certainly a …

The 1918 Flu Killed 40 Million People. This Man Is Re-Creating the Virus.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka caused a global uproar by re-creating history's deadliest flu virus. That might sound crazy. But when a real influenza pandemic strikes, you're going to want him on your side.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Yoshihiro Kawaoka University of Wisconsin–Madison<p><b>FIELD</b> Virology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Flu pandemic …

Mice given human brain gene learned tasks faster : study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Although it’s far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice.<p>In the first study designed to assess how partially ‘humanizing’ brains of a …

Angelbird SSD WRK 512GB: Austrian Company Adds Competition To the PC Storage Market

When it comes to getting the most out of your PC or laptop, a solid state disk (SSD for short) is one of the best upgrades you can make. Thankfully, they’re continuing to fall in price – so much so that they’re no longer considered the lust-worthy storage devices of the elite. In fact, you can have …

The Physics of Wireless Charging

What if you could charge your phone (or device) without having to worry about the charging cable? Well, you can. This is the idea behind wireless …

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

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Wormhole Time Travel: Cambridge Physicist Proposes Possibility Of Sending Messages Through Time

A Cambridge scientist has published a paper which might contain a theoretical method to send messages backwards in time.<p>But, look - before anyone …

Robots Are Strong: The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

<i>The first in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction in creating and spreading them. Other topics: Robots are smart, the myth of inevitable AI, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>Last week, I created a minor disturbance in the Internet, …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

U.S. Army

The Next Generation Of USB Connector Will Plug In Either Way

Truly revolutionary<p>The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is a group of tech companies that promotes USB, has announced that the next USB plug specification is currently being developed.<p>The new plugs and receptacles will be bilaterally symmetrical, so <i>never again will you try and fail to plug in a USB</i> …