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9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Udacity will soon give all Nanodegree graduates half of their tuition back

Udacity, which hopes its Nanodegree programs will help people form all over the world learn new skills, is about to make it more affordable to those who finish their programs. Starting tomorrow, <i>all</i> Nanodegree graduates will get 50 percent of their tuition back.<p>The ‘half-back’ scheme was introduced …

From Brothels to Luxury, Mapping 400 Years on One NYC Block

Walk down Greene Street in SoHo today and you'll pass an Apple Store, a Ralph Lauren store, and a variety of other high-end retailers. A hundred …

Arizona Cardinals Appoint First Female Coach in the NFL

A Wind Machine You Can Call Home

This futuristic building will provide power and panoramic views<p>Windmills have dotted the Dutch countryside for centuries. But in densely populated cities, whooshing turbines are a tough sell. A new concept called the Dutch Windwheel could offer a silent, low-maintenance alternative.<p>Whereas most …

Can this weed save the world?

Behind the shift which created the balmy climate of the past few million years was a geological coincidence: The isolation of the Arctic Ocean.<p>At …

How spyware peddler Hacking Team was publicly dismantled

Early Monday morning, around 400GB of stolen internal company files belonging to Italian surveillance and intrusion software firm Hacking Team were distributed online through its freshly hacked Twitter account (changed to "Hacked Team").<p>They were hacked by a hacker, or hackers. It was …

Running of the Bulls

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6 gadgets that give you real-life superpowers

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Nearly every child dreams of having superhero powers, and it's safe to say a lot of adults still wish for them too, if the success of the recent Marvel films is any indication. Luckily, engineers and inventors have come up with some really cool gadgets that give plain ol' homo …

‘British Schindler’ Saved 669 Kids From Nazis

Despite claiming he wasn’t heroic because he was never in danger, generations survived because of Nicholas Winton’s work on the …

Check Out the World's First 3-D Printed Supercar

Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Uli Deck—dpa/Corbis<p>Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Bao Dandan—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Jewel Samad—AFP/Getty Images<p>Carlos …

The Batmobile of Minivans Has Arrived

The world's meanest soccer practice ride started as a Toyota Sienna<p>Toyota has only just broken ground on its new U.S. headquarters, in Plano, Texas, and it appears there's already been a cultural rub-off. As evidence, we present this lifted, 4×4 Sienna minivan.<p>Perched high atop the chassis of a …

Light-based battery makes its own power

Sure, you can make solar-powered devices that store their excess energy in a battery, but what about the battery itself? Unfortunately, it's still behind the times -- the lithium-ion cells you see today have to be connected to another device to charge, and they're occasionally very dangerous thanks …

At last, the Raspberry Pi mini PC has an official case

There's no question that the Raspberry Pi is successful among the homebrew computing crowd. However, it's not what you'd call consumer-friendly -- the bare circuit board you normally get is clearly intended for tinkerers who plan to put the mini PC inside their own projects. Mercifully, you won't …

Law Enforcement Seizes $11,000 From 24-Year-Old at Airport Without Charging Him With a Crime

It was Feb. 17, 2014, and Charles Clarke, 24, just wanted to get home.<p>After spending several weeks with family in Cincinnati, Ohio, Clarke arrived at …

24 Sci-Fi Novels You Can Read for Free

These Project Gutenberg books will open your mind to imaginative worlds<p>Science fiction has been around as a genre for more than 200 years. That's such a long time that many of the greatest works have fallen into the public domain, providing a way to get free and easy access to many of these …

3-D Mapping the World's Corals to Track Their Health

This past winter, the warm waters of El Niño hit the coral reefs in the Maldives hard. But assessing their destruction is tough when the primary tool …

Oculus can now transform the real world into a video game

Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has acquired a London-based startup called Surreal Vision that maps real scenes in 3D onto virtual worlds. As well as …

Women Answer Questions About Sexual Arousal That Men May Be Too Scared To Ask

Men of the world, you're in luck. Some generous ladies took the time to share everything you want to know about sexual arousal, without you even having to ask.<p>In a video from BuzzFeed Yellow, women answered questions that men generally aren’t comfortable asking about being turned on, feeling …

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …

Engineering

2001 DARPA movie predicts the state of today's technology

Does DARPA employ psychics or something? I mean they must, or how else can you explain this precognitive glimpse at the modern world? The advanced research agency produced it more than a decade ago! Admittedly, many of the ideas featured were already rolling out, in development or pulled from …

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Windshield

A holographic heads-up display ships later this year<p>There are heads-up displays out there already that project things like speed or turn-by-turn directions on the windshield. Some of them come directly from the manufacturer, some of them are aftermarket add-ons, but none of them incorporate …

Augmented Reality

Watch gravity waves ripple through Earth's atmosphere

You might think of gravity as an invisible force here on Earth, but that's not entirely true... if you have the right computer simulation, that is. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have developed a climate model that shows the gravity waves in the upper atmosphere, where …

Free mobile plans are coming to the UK in July

Sure, mobile plans are getting cheaper by the day, but what if you could enjoy voice, texts and mobile data without having to pay a penny? That's what mobile carrier FreedomPop will offer when it launches in the UK in July. After finding success in the US and announcing its plans to expand almost a …

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in the Los Angeles area. To do so, we spoke with investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city's tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features young startups, some of which you may not have heard of yet.

Startups

Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine—And America Wants It

Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was …

New GPS Means Hyper Accurate Virtual Reality

Also drone delivery and better car safety, yawn<p>As anyone who has ever missed a freeway exit while relying on navigation software can tell you, even at its best GPS is something of a guess. With a margin of error of around a few feet, GPS is can be decent enough for guiding cars on roads, but the …

Explore Vincent van Gogh's painterly world in this VR project

We've seen modern ASCII art in virtual reality before, but until now nothing approaching the works of the masters. With "The Night Cafe" that changes. Strap a mobile VR headset on and you can take a gander through Vincent Van Gogh's <i>Le Café nuit</i> as he might've seen it while at the easel. Waves of …

19 business-etiquette rules every professional should know

In "The Essentials of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the rules people need to understand to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>Here are the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, how to dress, and what to order at restaurants, …