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Researchers develop carbon nanotube material stronger than kevlar

While the material pictured above might not look like much, it is actually both stronger and more pliable than kevlar or carbon fiber. Developed by …

Carbon Fiber

How We'll Fly From Los Angeles To Tokyo In 30 Minutes

Aviation pioneer Dick Rutan explains his vision for hypersonic travel<p>The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called <i>Voyager</i>, …

Ralph Lauren's 'smart' shirt is the ultimate preppy tech

A sensor-filled men's suit could be on the way<p>Ralph Lauren's sensor-laden shirts are finally coming to the masses — provided the masses are willing to cough up $295 for a workout shirt.<p>At a preview event today in New York City, the lifestyle brand revealed pricing and availability for its …

Ralph Lauren

Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world

<b>In a cramped laboratory on the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), graduate student Lizzie Caldwell is hard at work, painting tiny squares of metal with a fine mist of black paint.</b><p>As experiments go, it doesn't look terribly impressive.<p>Yet the paint she is using is highly …

Clean Energy

Time to see red over air pollution

Something in the air: smog was obscuring Tower Bridge in London yesterday, as red dust from the Sahara added to the poor air quality<p>Here we go again. No sooner has the spring sun finally come out than pollution goes sky high, as sunlight reacts with contaminants that have built up in the air, …

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Autonomous Cars

HoloLens: The hands-on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

AirAsia flight climbed quickly, then stalled before crash, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed rapidly, and then stalled, shortly before it crashed, a top Indonesian official said Tuesday.<p>"The plane ascended suddenly, with a speed that was above the normal speed limit, and then it went up," Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan told reporters after he …

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are up and coming: This sums up three findings from …

Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device

Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass.<p>The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day – removing it only to sleep and wash – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative …

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

Navy's FORTIS exoskeleton makes workers more productive - CNN.com

The FORTIS exoskeleton allows the wearer to lift weights up to 36 pounds effortlessly.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Becoming superhuman?<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><b>(Wired)</b> -- Military work is physically demanding—and we're not just talking about soldiers on the battlefield. Travel down the chain, and you'll find plenty of positions where …

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>Ian Leslie<p>October 12, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as …

Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?

Driverless cars? Google has already wheeled one out. Robo-cops? Prototypes are on the scene. Love-bots? One in six people say they would have sex with an android. But how many people would want to go under the knife of a robo-surgeon?<p>It might seem like a solution dreamed up by Aldous Huxley, but …

Why the Most Famous Astrologer in the Universe Says You Shouldn't Buy an iPhone Right Now

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Scientists are a step closer to creating the memory eraser from “Men in Black”

Of all the cool gadgets in science fiction, one of the niftiest is the memory-eraser stick that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones wield in the movie <i>Men in Black</i>.<p>Now such a device is a step closer to reality. Researchers at UC Davis have successfully erased specific memories from the brains of mice…by …

Organisms

Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.<p>Scientists at Penn State University in the US released a research paper last month that showed …

Sierra Nevada Protest Halts Production Of SpaceX And Boeing Space Taxis

If Sierra Nevada can’t build its vehicle, no one else can.<p>The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) isn’t going down without a fight – and it looks like they’re taking their competitors down with them. Both SpaceX and Boeing have been told to halt production of their NASA-funded space taxis until the …

Space Exploration

Toshiba prototype is a simpler, lighter Google Glass rival... with a catch

Nearly every tech company wants in on the wearables game, but they can't all be Google Glass or Apple Watches -- not that they <i>have</i> to be. But hey, here's Toshiba -- and it's got a Toshiba Glass prototype to show off. We'll say this right at the start: this remains a reference product that the …

Skin Printing Just Got Faster, Cheaper, And Smaller

By John Paul Titlow3 minute Read<p>Printed human skin sounded like some kind of sci-fi fantasy when the idea first emerged a decade ago. Now, like so …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

High-speed Rail

Flexible electronics could draw their energy from graphene supercapacitors

Imagine if your phone was always awake and processing data. How long would the battery last? Three hours? One hour? The next generation of …

Batman: Arkham Knight headed to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014

In a move that won't surprise <i>Batfanatics</i>, a new Batman game is headed to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC at some point this year. The latest caped crusader game entry is titled <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i>, and it's set to complete the trilogy that Rocksteady Games started back in 2009 (which includes <i>Arkham</i> …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Drones