Greg Hourigan

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Comet-chasing mission Rosetta: 100 days to wake-up

Rosetta will wake up soon from deep-space hibernation to reach the comet it has been cruising towards for a decade.<p>ESA’s comet-chasing mission …

Space

Qualcomm builds learning computer chip inspired by human brain

Computer technology still lags far behind the abilities of the human brain, which has billions of neurons that help us simultaneously process a plethora of stimuli from our many senses. But Qualcomm hopes to shrink that bridge with a new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which …

The case for being bullish on heavy Canadian oil

Ask dealmakers or traders who cover Canadian energy about their outlook for the oil sands, and they all say that the dark shadow is receding. Since January, deal flow has been so muted that the biggest energy acquisition is Canada this year doesn't even crack the billion dollar mark. Finally, …

Madonna Banned From Alamo Drafthouse After Texting During ’12 Years A Slave’ NYFF Premiere

Madonna Banned From Alamo Drafthouse After Texting During '12 Years A Slave' NYFF Premiere<p>Always the one to court controversy and attention wherever …

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True Cost of Owning a 1993 Ferrari 348 Series Speciale

Every exotic car owner I ever spoke to always told me how fast their cars were, how amazing to drive they were, how much they loved them. None of …

5 Awful Ideas Of What Hollywood Wanted 'Gravity' To Be

Critics have been raving about the film since its debut at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year.<p>It's not difficult to see why from the incredibly immersive experience offered on screen.<p>However, "Gravity" may not have played out the way we saw if Hollywood had any say.<p>Director Alfonso Cuarón …

Film Festivals

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

Energy