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Pluto's 'Heart' Spied by New Horizons Spacecraft (Photo)

Pluto looks especially welcoming in a new photo by NASA's approaching New Horizons probe.<p>The image, which New Horizons took yesterday (July 7) when …

Solar System

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at. Now, however, he spends many nights out in the cold with …

After Major Nepal Earthquake, Himalayas Drop Several Feet

They won't stay down for long<p>Moving a mountain is considered about as possible as emptying an ocean with a teaspoon. Sure, over time, the rocky peaks of a mountain can be worn down and moved by millions of years of weathering and erosion, but moving it in one fell swoop? Impossible.<p>Or not. In the …

These are the most amazing aerial photos of New York ever, period

It's always exciting to receive a message from a master like Vincent Laforet telling you about his new photos. This time he has outdone himself (once …

T-Mobile’s Free International Data Is Slow, Frustrating And Incredibly Useful

It’s been almost exactly a year since T-Mobile launched its unlimited international data plans but I never had a chance to give it a try until recently. Before my vacation earlier this month, however, I decided to give it a try and got myself a T-Mobile SIM card with a monthly contract to have data …

Drone Reveals the First Stages of Apple's New Spaceship Campus

We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but one drone pilot managed to …

One Codex Wants To Be The Google For Genomic Data

As hospitals and public health organizations switch to using genomic data for testing, searching through genomic data can still take some time. Y Combinator-backed startup, One Codex, wants to help researchers, clinicians and public health officials, who have sequenced more than 100,000 genomes and …

Check out this HD footage of NASA's flying saucer in action

We've been following NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) program for awhile now, and finally have some HD video of it to share. The footage chronicles the LDSD's recent balloon-and-parachute-enabled test-flight and was captured with a number of high-def and high-speed cameras placed on …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

Despite Nest purchase, Google isn't welcome in my house

When news broke this week that Google was going to snap up Nest for $3.2 billion—or roughly, the amount of loose change Sergey Brin has in his couch …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

Al-Qaeda

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Just Blew Our Minds With Its Latest Launch

Yesterday SpaceX’s Grasshopper experimental rocket pulled off its most stunning flight test maneuver yet, one that for almost any other rocket would have been the herald of disaster. It took off from its launch pad, then leaned over dramatically as it rocketed some 300 feet off to one side as it …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Daylight Images And Camera Overview

When Nokia launched the Lumia 1020, the second iteration of the Finnish handset maker’s 41MP “PureView” camera technology, media coverage centered on the phone’s ability to pump out huge 7136 x 5360 pixel image files. An impressive feat indeed, but as any veteran of the camera industry’s megapixel …

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Nintendo?

Yesterday brought the news that though Nintendo continues to dominate the handheld scene with the 3DS, even up against all the smartphones and tablets in the world, the company is still being dragged down by one constant issue, the Wii U.<p>The Wii’s exploding popularity allowed Nintendo to “win” the …

Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Summer Storm Approaches

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, there are around 1,800 thunderstorms at any given …

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Twitter May Have Handed Microsoft A Huge Victory In Its War Against Google

That company has fought a long, lonely — and until now fruitless — war to get advertisers to respect the Do Not Track setting it uses by default in its Internet Explorer browser.<p>By contrast, folks at Google probably hate Twitter right now for joining the anti-tracking forces.<p>And advertisers won't …

Stereoscopic images from World War I animate the horrors of history

A Toronto photography and graphic design studio has acquired a camera and photographic slides that allow the viewer to experience World War I in 3D. The Verascope is a series of handheld stereoscopic cameras designed and built in the 19th century by Jules Richard, and this unit, which was owned by …

5 Fun & Patrioct July 4th DIY Wreaths

Soon we will be celebrating Independence Day and if you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to start the decorating process! Get out all the …

How to Replace the Dishwasher’s Drain and Wash Impeller

When your dishwasher isn’t draining properly or it's making loud noises, then it's probable that the drain and wash impeller are faulty. Repairing …

Never Seen Before: Steve Jobs Discusses His Legacy In Rare 1994 Video

In 1994, the late Apple co-founder and former chief executive officer Steve Jobs gave an interview in which he discussed the legacy of the products …

Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …

Camino web browser for Mac meets a quiet end

When Camino's web browser launched in February 2002 as Chimera, it rescued many Mac users caught between a dying Internet Explorer and the distant launches of Firefox (Phoenix) and Safari. It's unfortunate, then, that the Camino team has just laid their once-heroic browser to rest. There's little …

1969 Chevrolet “Astrovette” Classic Drive

What You Drive To A Saturn V: In 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean became the fourth human to set foot on the moon. Back on Earth, this very special AstroVette rocketed him home from work.<p>“I never had a dream as good as what I was living when I was an astronaut.” Alan L. Bean, Navy captain, test …

Tour de France

Square's new Stand turns iPad into a cash register

Internet payment company Square has announced a new accessory that turns your iPad into a high-tech cash register, complete with built-in credit-card …