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These Breathtaking Aerial Photos Show Hidden Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan

This is the best time of year for spotting them.<p>When we think about shipwrecks, we usually imagine them in deep, dark ocean waters. But surprisingly, there are many wrecks in the much shallower waters of Lake Michigan.<p>Lake Michigan is so clear right now that you can actually see a surprising number …

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon's bio on the NPR website describes him as "one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters," and it's tough to argue with that. As …

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How the area code rose to power

Despite the rise of the internet, the 10-digit telephone number remains an ubiquitous and all-encompassing method of communication. But it hasn't been that long since human operators were responsible for completing telephone calls, and<i>The Atlantic</i> has put together a look at how the 10-digit number …

FAA puts microbrewery's drone beer delivery project on ice

A nearly unbelievable video of a drone that delivers 12-packs of beer to ice fishers on a frozen lake turns out to be too good to be true. Beermaker Lakemaid created the video as a riff on Amazon's announcement on <i>60 Minutes</i> last month, where the company showed a theoretical vision of a service that …

'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson is co-writing a new series of sci-fi novels

Gillian Anderson is returning to science fiction. The actress — best known for her near decade-long gig as FBI agent Dana Scully on the <i>X-Files</i> — has announced she's currently working on a sci-fi book series dubbed <i>EarthEnd Saga</i>, alongside co-writer Jeff Rovin. "After nine years of living in a …

New Tactus Case Concept Brings A Disappearing Keyboard To The iPad

It was about this time last year that Tactus — the company behind the amazing disappearing touchscreen keyboard — really started making a name for itself. So what does a buzzy company do to top its previous showing at the world’s biggest consumer tech show? In Tactus’ case it quietly showed off yet …

Long-lost photos show Mt. St. Helens just before its devastating eruption

More than 33 years ago Mount Saint Helens blew its top, causing 57 deaths and forever changing the landscape of Washington state and its surrounding areas. One of those deaths was Reid Blackburn, a reporter on assignment for <i>The Columbian</i> — a local area paper — who was snapping photos inside what …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

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The Picard Maneuver: A Compilation

(Video Link)<p>During the first two seasons of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, the crew of the <i>Enterprise</i> wore as their Starfleet uniforms zip-up spandex …

The Periodic Table of Your Period

I Heart Guts, the folks who make those cute plush organs, have unveiled a new chart: <b>The Periodic Table of Your Period</b>. See an enlarged version …

Deer Rescued by Hovercraft

(YouTube link)<p>We've shown you people rescuing deer stranded on ice on foot and by helicopter. Now we find out what <i>really</i> works in that situation: …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of new entries on the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Iconic Lunar Orbiter Image of Copernicus Re-released

Today an iconic image from the initial exploration of the Moon is being re-released showing detail that could not have been seen using technology …

LoveRoom Lets You Share Your Home, And Bed, With Strangers

Sometimes the thrill of letting a perfect stranger stay your home just isn’t enough. That’s why an Airbnb with benefits has emerged called LoveRoom, which marries the idea of room/house-sharing with online dating.<p>Word has it that the startup began as a half-baked joke of sorts, and after getting …

Selfie Is The Oxford Dictionary Word Of The Year

The Oxford Dictionary has announced their 2013 word of the year, it is selfie, which has joined the likes of twerk, bitcoin and phablet that have …

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

And when you're perceived as being too passionate, too emotional, too partisan, the inevitable occurs: you're slapped with the loaded 'fanboy' label.<p>Being negative makes you feel smarter. The guy who says 'I agree,' never seems as smart as the guy who says, 'I disagree.'<p>As soon as we got into …

Dengue fever outbreaks in the US leave scientists looking for answers

Researchers struggle to explain why tropical disease appears in some cities, but not others<p>Aedes aegypti<i>, a mosquito species known for spreading dengue fever, feeds on a human (Image: James Gatheny</i><i>).</i><p>Dengue fever was eradicated from the US nearly 70 years ago, but the devastating tropical disease …

If an explosives robot becomes your friend, can you still send it off to die?

Robots do not feel pain. They can roll fearlessly into a war zone, lose a leg from a land mine, or be destroyed and replaced in short order. But for the soldiers who handle them, it's sometimes hard to see one give up the ghost. Recent University of Washington doctoral student Julie Carpenter has …

The Basics: Copying ringtones, notifications and alarm tones to your Android

For most people around these parts, not having to use a program like iTunes to copy files to and from your Android is a good thing. We're used to the …

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Japanese toilet users vulnerable to Bluetooth bidet assaults

High-tech Japanese toilets are vulnerable to attack from their manufacturer's own Android app. As <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, a security advisory from researchers at Trustwave says all Inax Satis Bluetooth toilets have the same Bluetooth PIN ("0000") hardcoded, allowing anyone with the My Satis Android …

Advertisers can learn your health conditions from your web activity, study claims

Of all the things the internet is good for, it's clear that looking up medical information is among the most popular activities. But while WebMD and other health-focused sites may seem like a godsend to those of us frantically trying to figure out if our nausea is just due to the bad takeout we had …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance continue to grow, is …

Strange Medicine, by Nathan Belofsky: exclusive excerpt

Upper-class Romans took great pride in their dental hygiene. Of a prominent Roman citizen was written:<p><i>Ignatius, because he has white teeth, is always</i> …

All the Hidden Chemicals That Are Lurking In Your Coffee

Caffeine. For most of us, that's the only chemical compound in coffee that's worth a damn. But that's far from the only thing that's hiding in that …

Amateur scientists vs. cranks

This is video of a talk given last year by David Dixon, assistant professor of math, science and engineering at Saddleback College in California. He …

Skype Video Messaging graduates from beta with unlimited clip support

Skype has taken Skype Video Messaging out of beta, pushing the three minute clip-sharing service to most of its desktop and mobile apps. Previewed …

No 'Google Edition' Ascend P6 in the works, Huawei says

Huawei is pretty proud of the new flagship Ascend P6 and its Emotion UI, which it unveiled today in London. And while we're seeing the likes of …

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Galaxy S4 'Google Edition' to be U.S.-only at launch

The Nexus experience device won't be available outside the US at launch, sources tell CNET<p>It appears that folks around the world are going to have to …

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