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24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Space Science

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Nobel Prize

Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Image copyright Gil C/Shutterstock.Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. …


5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …


Box Brings the Cloud to High-Security Organizations

Soon after becoming a publicly traded company, cloud storage solution Box is aiming its guns straight at security-conscious organizations. With its newest feature, dubbed Enterprise Key Management (EKM), Box wants to entice more businesses into the cloud by giving them complete control over their …

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

Electric Vehicles

Boston Dynamics' newest robot has a dog's name but walks like a horse

Boston Dynamics, the robotics company purchased by Google in 2013, is best known for BigDog, a quadrupedal robot designed to navigate rough terrain. Now BigDog has a baby brother. Spot is a smaller Boston Dynamics creation — only 160 lbs to BigDog's 240 lbs — but it shares its sibling's four …


13 Beloved TV Characters Who Knew Just When to Come Back

It can sometimes be gimmicky when an old character returns to a show for a cameo; especially when series finales are so often over-stuffed with them. <i>Seinfeld</i> is one of the very few shows to pull off the series-finale cameo parade. <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> sent up this worn-out trope perfectly in the …