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The Amazing Ways 3-D Printing Is Changing Health

Quicker and faster 3-D printers have allowed not just amazing objects to be created, seemingly out of nothing, but have started to affect how doctors …

Printing

Airbus Patented A Hypersonic Rocket Powered Jetliner

For space marines and everyday intercontinental commuters

Crossing the Atlantic used to take months, but a new patent for Airbus for a hypersonic jet airliner wants to reduce that time to under five hours. Granted in the middle of last month, the patent --“Ultra Rapid Air Vehicle and Related Method …

Airbus

Russia to UN: We are claiming 463,000 square miles of the Arctic

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea shelf extending more than 350 …

Russia

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

The Brain

Call Donald Trump's Cell Phone and Ask Him About His Important Ideas

Last month, American reality show entertainer turned American political system entertainer Donald Trump publicized presidential rival Sen. Lindsey …

Donald Trump

The Future Will Be Full of Lab Grown Meat

In 2013, the world’s first lab-grown burger was unveiled to the world. It carried a $330,000 price tag, and apparently, it wasn’t all that tasty. But …

The Future

China worried that its new fancy drones may fall into wrong hands

Starting August 15, China will restrict exports of some drones and supercomputers, according to Reuters.Citing the Chinese state news agency Xinhua, …

Asia

By Bill Gates: Why I’m investing $1 billion of my own money into clean energy research

Last month, during a trip to Europe, I mentioned that I plan to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments I am already making, and I am doing it because I believe that the next half-decade will bring many …

Bill Gates

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics before they've cracked open their first chapter. Textbook prices are soaring. Some experts say it's because they're sold like drugs.

According to NBC's review of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook …

College & University

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics before they've cracked open their first chapter. Textbook prices are soaring. Some experts say it's because they're sold like drugs.

According to NBC's review of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook …

College & University

The Company Getting Rich Off the ISIS War

For the Middle East, the growth of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been a catastrophe. For one American firm, it’s been a gold mine.

The war against ISIS isn’t going so great, with the self-appointed terror group standing up to a year of U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

But that hasn’t kept …

Middle East

Hot or Not? Apple Surveys Apple Watch Owners About Their New Device.

Has the Apple Watch earned a permanent place on your wrist? Does the gentle touch of the taptic engine delight you?

These are among the questions Apple poses to Apple Watch owners in a survey, soliciting their opinions on matters both concrete (on which wrist do you typically wear the watch?) and …

Apple Watch

Scorching 'heat dome' over Middle East sees 'feels like' temperature of 162F in Iran

Iran is enduring a "heat index" of nearly 72C while Iraq has called a public holiday due to the sweltering temperatures

Iran is buckling under the pressure of a massive heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures feeling like more than 70C.

Scorching heat levels of 50C have already …

Middle East

UK plane crash kills members of bin Laden family, police say

London (CNN) — Three members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed in a small plane crash in southern England, British police said.

The plane crashed Friday at a car auction site on the property of Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, to the west of London, Hampshire fire and rescue …

United Kingdom

Facebook's first full-scale internet drone – video

Facebook

Switzerland's central bank lost $51 billion and the franc is getting hammered

A truck dumps five cent coins in the centre of the Federal Square during a an event organised by the Committee for the initiative

How does a central …

Switzerland

Thousands Beg FCC for Net Neutrality Crackdown

Consumers vent to regulators about slow Internet, high prices, and data caps.

In just the first month that net-neutrality regulations have been in effect, consumers have filed about 2,000 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast, AT&T, and other Internet service providers, …

Net Neutrality

This Is How Many Animals Were Killed in Zimbabwe in the Last 20 Years

Angry about Cecil? Get ready to be angrier

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp ratings, real mobs leaving angry messages at his office, and activists and celebrities alike calling for his …

Zimbabwe

A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

We recently came across the following question on Quora: “If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?“

We’ve published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In

Military History

TOM DEMARK WARNS: Chinese stocks are following the path of the Dow in 1929

While China’s stock market suffered one of the largest declines on record yesterday, we ain’t seen nothing yet, according to the man who predicted the low point for the Shanghai Composite index in 2013.

Tom DeMark, founder Arizona-based DeMark Analytics, believes there’s significant carnage still to …

Asia

German Students Set New Electric Car Speed Record

0 to 62-mph in just 1.779 seconds

Here in the States we talk about 0-60-mph runs when it comes to discussing the specs and performance of your average performance machine. Across the pond, our enthusiast friends who smartly embrace the metric system, measure a nearly similar jaunt as a car travels …

Bugatti

U.S. Prepares to Fly Deeper into Syrian Civil War

ISIS is the target, but U.S. pilots could also be at risk

The U.S. flew “no-fly zones” over northern and southern Iraq for more than a decade before the 2003 U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. U.S. warplanes kept Iraqi aircraft out of the sky, and targeted Iraqi air-defense systems that …

Civil War

The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …

Robots

Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons

Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers have signed an open letter warning of a “military artificial intelligence arms race” and calling for a ban on “offensive autonomous weapons”.

The letter, presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial …

Robots

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Fish

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study

Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Space

Microwaves Could Power Tomorrow's Space Shuttles - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | July 22, 2015 4:20 pm

A rendering of Escape Dynamics’ microwave-powered space-plane. (Screen grab from YouTube/Escape Dynamics)

The …

Space

A New Record Linked to Climate Change Was Just Set in Greenland. It May Seem Esoteric, But It's Really Important. - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | July 18, 2015 9:04 pm

The animation above shows changes in the amount of sunlight reflected by snow on the Greenland Ice Sheet …

Climate

Gallery: from nets to lasers, there’s a lot of new ways to take down drones

MBDAMBDA Deutschland, a European missile manufacturer, announced its laser-based drone countermeasure in June 2015.8 more images in galleryAs drones …

Drones