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Maserati unveiled at Mobile Wolrd Congress lets passengers stream content

The car that's a Wi-Fi hotspot: Maserati lets passengers stream content - and uses ultrasonic sensors to remove blind spots<p><b>The car is on display at</b> …

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Learn to program robots for free, on your own time

Wanna-be robot programmers short on cash and time can learn what they need when and where they want.<p>Thanks to a new initiative from TurtleBot — an open-source development kit for rolling robot applications — anyone can learn robotics programming for free.<p>The company announced today it has put …

So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.<p>His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra component could one day be constructed to …

Questions surround British ISIS executioner Jihadi John's path to radicalization

The British Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" was identified Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi by a report in The Washington Post.<p>The Post reports that Emwazi, who is believed to be responsible for multiple executions of Western hostages, became radicalized after run-ins with British …

This is the real reason Greece has a massive tax-evasion problem

Despite recent headlines suggesting the super-wealthy were the main offenders, there is an amazing academic paper that shows just how much Greece's upper-middle-class professionals are dodging taxes.<p>Thanks to Twitter's Pseudoerasmus for bringing this to our attention in his longer and excellent …

Explore A City Through The Eyes Of A Drone

Created by a former Velvet Underground member, this dystopian vision shows how drones could one day reshape urban landscapes–and their soundscapes.<p>Drones might not be delivering us pizza or weed quite yet–and the FAA’s new proposed rules won’t make that easy. But whatever roadblocks may happen now, …

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first 'space selfie' during a spacewalk in Nov. 1966. However, a few months earlier<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

Supermassive Black Hole Found Farting A Trillion Suns' Worth Of Energy

Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies<p>At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black hole. These gigantic gravity wells are so enormous, they have a mass that’s equal to millions …

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Right Now, You're Breathing A Potentially Dangerous Substance

Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances<p>The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp. What a glorious day to contemplate the air. I had con­tacted the air man—he has a name: Steven …

The physics of popcorn: Watch the explosion in slow motion

It's one of the most dramatic transformations in science, and it happens in your microwave.<p>Most popcorn lovers take for granted that a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat. But to a pair of French researchers, the popping of corn presents a powerful demonstration of how the …

Could an injection stop brain damage in minutes? - Futurity

Researchers hope an injection of nanoparticles soon after an injury, such as a stroke, can mitigate further brain damage by restoring normal oxygen …