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The first commercial astronaut training center will be built in the UK

The government's mission to put the UK at the forefront of commercial spaceflight has been given a big boost after plans were announced to build the world's first private space research centre in Bedfordshire. The £120 million Blue Abyss facility will be constructed at RAF Henlow, providing …

Space Exploration

Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion power

We've been working towards nuclear fusion, a near-limitless source of clean energy, for the past six decades, and now scientists have made a major breakthrough. A new article published in <i>Physical Review Letters</i> details how to solve a dangerous issue with runaway electrons that has, until now, posed …

Nuclear Energy

Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while dissipating much more heat than it generates. The …

Airbus unveils an autonomous, modular flying car concept

Flying cars face many obstacles, but one of the biggest is accommodating all the parts needed to both drive and fly -- their designs amount to big, heavy compromises. Airbus and Italdesign want to try something different. They've just unveiled the Pop.Up, an autonomous concept that uses a modular …

Apple Extended its MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program

If you purchased a 12-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro with Retina display and have experienced issues with the anti-reflective coating wearing off or delaminating, Apple may repair the notebook free of charge.<p>Apple will replace Retina displays on eligible models purchased as far back as June 2012 until …

GoPro's troubled Karma drone is back on sale today

Surprise! GoPro's Karma drone is back on sale. GoPro recalled Karma in the run-up to the holidays last year due to instances where drones were losing power mid-flight (not cool, obviously). In early January, the company cryptically "announced" that it would give details on Karma's return in early …

Nomad Horween Leather Strap Dresses Apple Watch, Charging Wallet Boosts iPhone

<b>Horween Leather Co. and Nomad: Tradition Meets Technology</b><p>The Horween Leather Company has been producing some of the world’s best leather since 1905. That’s five generations of craftsmanship, with the Chicago company still making its high quality leather by hand.<p>Nomad got its start in 2012 with a …

Smartwatches

The new Segway is a crazy next-gen hoverboard that you can preorder now

Segway was making personal transport devices long before the “hoverboard” craze ever swept the nation and it’ll be making personal transport devices …

Six incredible buildings made from shipping containers

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Cargotecture is a growing trend in modern architecture that has more to do with repurposing than it does with starting from scratch -- and yet the results are no less spectacular than traditional construction projects. Recycled shipping containers can be used alone for a tiny, …

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. …

Silicon Valley
Mobile

Combining Holograms with Visual Presentation Technique from 1892 Yields Stunning Film Trick

Jeff Desom and Oli Pesch's "Holorama"<p>In the late 19th Century, French inventor Charles-Émile Reynaud developed a way to project primitive moving …

Visual Art

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

Design

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

Data Warehousing

I found a secondhand telescope, now what?

It's amazing what you can find on the streets of San Francisco. No, the actual city streets, not the '70s cop drama starring Michael Douglas. I recently came across a scavenger's treasure in the city's Sunset neighborhood: a fully operational Meade NG-70 Altazimuth Refractor Telescope. It was just …

Definitive 3CD Digipak - Elite Dangerous - Merchandise

01. E:D Theme (E3 Edit) Blaze Your Own Trail<p>01:23<p>Combat<p>02. Low Intensity Threat - Section 1<p>01:01<p>03. Low Intensity Threat - Section 2<p>01:01<p>04. Low …

Not sure which Apple Watch to buy? Here’s every single model Apple will make

When Apple unveiled its “one more thing” at the end of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus media event, the company repeatedly spoke of the numerous ways …

Smartwatches

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

While iOS 7 Is on 91% of iOS Devices, Android is More Fragmented Than Ever

A recent report shows that while Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system is running on 91% of iPhones and iPads, Google’s Android mobile OS …

Use Crowdsourced Data To Find What's Draining Your iPhone

A new app called Normal might help you finally get to the bottom of your iPhone’s disappointing battery life.<p>Unlike any other iPhone battery tracking app, Normal uses crowdsourced data from everyone using the app to provide personal advice on how to improve your battery. Once installed, Normal …

EE flips the switch on its faster 4G network in London

EE's been conducting closed trials of LTE-Advanced technology since last year, so imagine the red faces when Vodafone reported earlier this month that its <i>own</i> faster 4G network was about to go live in three cities. EE's now being forced to play catch-up, but it's well on its way today after flipping …

Safely get the grime off your beautiful Mac with these cleaning tips

While our Macs were designed for power, they were also made for beauty. Sharply rounded edges and fine materials come together to create the computers we know and love. But with normal daily use, dirt and grime can make our Mac workhorses less attractive.<p>In today’s video, we show you the …

The Biggest Music Streaming Service You've Never Heard Of

Deezer reaches 182 countries by targeting specific regional tastes. Is the U.S. next?<p>At first, Deezer, the international song-streaming service …

Good 'n' Useful: PatchNRide Fixes The Fluster of Flat Tires

They say, not unfairly, that the only upper body workout cyclists get is having to pump up their tires. That's certainly one reason fixing flat tires …

Workouts

UK government wants to end mobile deadspots with 'national roaming'

Mobile operators might be doing more to put an end to signal blackspots in rural areas, but large parts of Britain's countryside remain underserved. <i>BBC News</i> reports that in a bid to change this, the government is thinking about forcing carriers to share their networks in these areas as part of a …

Incredible photographs showcase some of Apple’s earliest prototypes

Would you wakeskate on a cranberry bog? This remarkable video will have you on a plane tonight