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New Plane-Based Surveillance System Sees Practically Everything

And this time it's not on a drone.<p>A new surveillance camera system can track movements in a city center for over six hours. Made by the aptly named "Persistent Surveillance Systems," the HAWKEYE II can watch a 4-mile square, and because it goes on the bottom of a manned airplane like a Cessna, it …

Drones

Engineering The Ideal Olympian: Superfast Fitted Ski Suit

Gearing up to take the gold<p>Ski suits need to keep athletes warm, but they need to do so without slowing them down. “A few hundredths of a second can be a big deal in ski racing, so every advantage you can get is very meaningful,” says Olympian Ted Ligety. Historically, European teams have had the …

Ted Ligety

Female 'Viagra' pill claims to boost women's sex lives

Dubbed the 'female Viagra', a new herbal pill called Lady Prelox claims to boost women's flagging sex drive but at £37.95 for a pack of 60 little pink tablets, pleasure doesn't come cheap<p>A new pill dubbed ‘the female Viagra’ could boost women’s sex lives, according to scientists.<p>The herbal pill …

How being watched changes you – without you knowing

Are you being watched? It can change your behaviour and choices for the better without you realising, says Jason G Goldman.<p>If there is one thing that the rise of social media has taught us it's how to carefully curate the information we present to the digital world. We think about all the potential …

Chimpanzees

Why I want a microchip implant

With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant.<p>A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner …

Singularity

Meet Taranis, The UK's Shiny New Stealth Drone

The future of warfare is another smooth, gray, v-shaped flying robot.<p>BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed last week that its stealth drone Taranis successfully flew in tests over the Australian desert in August. Named after a Celtic god of thunder, Taranis is a technology …

BAE Systems

This 'Fish Car' Lets A Goldfish Drive Around

Drinking and driving is frowned upon. But swimming and driving is okay.<p>Where's the fish? The fish is out for a drive.<p>A company called Studio diip has created a mobile aquarium that can be "driven" by a fish. The four-wheeled device has a digital camera mounted above that can recognize which part of …

Driverless Cars

Review: Google Chromecast

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”-Sir Arthur C. Clarke<p>It’s probably the most overused quote in tech writing… which sucks, because I’d really like to use it to describe how I feel about the Chromecast.<p>The Chromecast is deceptively simple: you plug it into your …

The Untold Story of Google’s Quest to Bring the Internet Everywhere—By Balloon

• Author: Steven Levy. Steven Levy Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>On October 16, 2012, the …

Casio's Handsome New G-Shock Watch: Perfect for Undersea Business Meetings

It’s hard to believe that 1983 was 30 years ago. Somehow, it’s easier to believe that Casio has been making its G-Shock line of rugged watches for …

787 Dreamliner catches fire at London's Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is temporarily shut down as emergency crew respond to a fire involving a Boeing 787 Dreamliner owned by Ethiopian Airlines.<p>London's Heathrow Airport was temporarily shut down Friday after a Boeing 787 Dreamliner owned by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire.<p>No passengers were aboard the …

Aviation

[Deal Alert] Nexus 7 Drops To $149 (16GB) And $169 (32GB) At Staples With Coupon Code

We must be achingly close to a new 7-inch slate from Google with all the Nexus 7 sales going on. This time the already low price over at Staples is …

A History Of Daring Red Panda Escapes

Don't be fooled by its fluffy, clumsy amble. The red panda is a master escape artist.<p>The red panda looks like a fluffy raccoon-cat, frolics in the snow like an arctic otter, and is known to interrupt lunchtime in impossibly adorable ways. These are well-known skills and traits. What's <i>not</i> so …

Smartphone use may make you wussy, says Harvard study

Harvard study shows that the size of a device, and your body posture using it, influences your behavior and demeanor.<p>Your reputation as a tough, hard-nosed business go-getter may take a hit if you spend a lot of time using your little smartphone. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Business …

MacBook Pro

Peloton's $1,700 Android Exercise Bike On Kickstarter Has A 21.5-inch Touchscreen, Android 4.1, And Bike Parts

Android has been in phones, tablets, refrigerators, cameras, and now it's going where it's never gone before – an exercise bike. There's something a …

Samsung Shows Off New Tablets, Galaxy Camera

Windows 8 and Android both got a little more love from Samsung Thursday, as the company introduced two new tablets: the ATIV Q, a hybrid PC-tablet …

Supermoon To Dominate Weekend Sky

The largest full moon of the year will grace the night sky Sunday as our nearest neighbor in space makes its closest approach.<p>The moon will reach its closest perigee of 2013, dominating the sky. For about a half-hour of the event, the moon will also turn full — a confluence of events that produces …

See a supermoon! Awesome photos of the June 2013 supermoon

Thank you for your photos! They’re awesome!<p>This weekend, people all over the world looked up at the big, glamorous June 22-23 supermoon shining in …