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Episode VII may be priciest ‘Star Wars’ yet - The Margin - MarketWatch

Disney<p>The seventh “Star Wars” film, now shooting in Abu Dhabi and set for a December 2015 release, could be the priciest movie of the franchise to …

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FORTUNE — You don’t need a master’s degree in international relations to understand why Russia’s annexation of Crimea worries many Ukrainians. It’s a little less obvious why it’s so perturbing to Greek hoteliers and boutique owners on Spain’s Costa Brava, but they have good reason to …

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

This TSA Redesign Could Change the Way You Think About Airport Security

The TSA needs help—bad. The agency and its blue-shirted officers have never been the most popular kids on the block, but things got worse last week …

IBM says it’s king of cloud. Amazon, I’m guessing, would beg to differ

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Flicker: Andyz<p>Cloud reporters got a pitch from IBM(s ibm) the morning after Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings …

Italy battles floods as bad weather batters Europe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1049000/1049036_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629820_1c6e0f42576dd846b6c08d1e37530115<p><b>Areas of Italy and France are on flood alert as heavy rain brings chaos to parts of Europe.</b><p>Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes in …

Sun ‘flips upside down’ while reversing magnetic poles

The sun has undergone a “complete field reversal,” with its north and south poles changing places as it marks the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24.<p><i>“A</i> …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

New Telescope? How to Use a Telescope Like a Pro | Sky & Telescope

As the gift-giving season comes to an end, maybe now you've got a shiny new telescope to call your own. Congratulations — you're on your way to …

Astronomy

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

China's Latest Food Scandal: Fox-Tainted Donkey Meat

Walmart has yanked the compromised meat, a venerated dish in parts of the country.<p>As if a nasty bribery scandal in Mexico was not enough to deal with, Walmart is now embroiled in a fox-meat scandal in China. Over the holidays, I watched <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>, and now just can’t help but imagine Walmart …

What Disney Got Wrong With Its Magic Bands

<i>Quick disclaimer</i>: This little experiment was conducted by my family, which included two adults, three kids, and one grandma. We took them for a test spin that included three Disney parks and a Disney Hotel.This was not something we requested, nor did Disney pay for.<p>Also, before I dish out the …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica

<b>Listen · 1:58</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>On A Hunt For Meteorites In Antarctica<p>The Antarctic Search for Meteorites didn't glean as many meteorites as hoped during the 2012-2013 expedition, but still came back with hundreds of specimens — and photos.<p>Antarctica is one of the best places on …

Fitbit in push to lead the wearable tech boom

Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets plans major international marketing push in 2014<p>Fitbit, a Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets, is to mount a major international marketing push in 2014 in an attempt to establish itself at the forefront of the new growth sector of wearable technology.<p>The …

Carrier site helps Americans watch out for data-hungry mobile apps

American carriers warn you when you're using a lot of data, but they don't always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they're taking a more proactive stance with the launch of their Know My App site. The CTIA-run page shows the typical data consumption of popular mobile …

Moon, halo, Jupiter last night

The moon has been moving past the giant planet Jupiter these past few nights. Plus a lunar halo.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

Her Is the Smartest Movie About Artificial Intelligence In Years

Either Spike Jonze is intentionally coy, or he really doesn’t care, one way or another, about science fiction cliches. That his new movie <i>Her</i> is the smartest, most thoughtful on-screen exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) in years appears to be a happy accident. Jonze didn’t consult with …

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Red Bull Releases Incredible POV Video of 128,000-Foot Stratos Jump

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:31 pm. 3:31 pm<p>It’s been one year since Austrian skydiver …

MA State Trooper barely missed by speeding motorist

A growing number of states are starting to adopt "move over" laws to help protect emergency workers, and this video posted by the Massachusetts State Police on its Facebook page shows the importance of said laws. Captured by a traffic camera in the Thomas P O'Neill Jr. Tunnel in Boston, the video …

Are anxious people less likely to help others? - Futurity

People who carry the genotype associated with higher social anxiety are less likely to engage …

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Even without injury, stomach makes stem cells - Futurity

Our stomachs naturally produce more stem cells than scientists had realized, and likely do so …

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Forecasting with fractures: why aching joints predict freaky weather

Convinced that your long-healed pelvic fracture aches right before a big thunderstorm? It might not be in your head: once largely dismissed as a myth, the idea that aching joints can forecast changing weather is now gaining traction among some scientists.<p>As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, several …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …