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Switzerland bans boiling live lobsters in animal welfare reform

The government also outlawed the practice of transporting lobsters on ice or in icy water. Animal welfare activists have argued that crustaceans feel …

India knocked its new, $3 billion nuclear-missile sub out of commission — by leaving a hatch open

The modern submarine is not a simple machine. A loss of propulsion, unexpected flooding, or trouble with reactors or weapons can doom a sub crew to a watery grave.<p>Also, it's a good idea to, like, close the hatches before you dive.<p>Call it a lesson learned for the Indian navy, which managed to put …

Military

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

Google takes on GoPro, Snap with compact smart camera

Google's announcement that it was planning to launch a smart video camera as part of its push into hardware sent shares of action camera maker GoPro down more than six percent on Wednesday.<p>Google Clips will be the first standalone camera from the search and advertising company, which has expanded …

Mobile Photography

Walmart has the Sceptre 55-inch 4K UHDTV for $310 shipped (22% off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Walmart offers the Sceptre 55-inch 4K UHDTV (U550CV-V) for <b>$309.99 shipped</b>. That’s a 22% savings off the regular price, a match of …

Consumer Tech

World's Smallest Spacecraft Is Prelude to Enormous Voyage

Breakthrough Starshot's 'Sprite' is about the size of a matchbook.<p>In pursuit of one of space exploration’s biggest dreams — sending a spacecraft to a nearby star system to look for evidence of alien life — Breakthrough Starshot is putting its faith in the very small. The $100-million R&D initiative …

Space Travel

The US Navy 3D printed a concept submersible in four weeks

‘Fleet-capable prototypes’ could be available for use by 2019<p>Militaries around the world have eyed 3D printing as a cost and time-effective resource for future missions, whether it’s printing up replacement parts for warplanes, grenade launchers, or meals for soldiers. Recently, the US Navy has …

3D Printing

Vector Raises $21 Million for Small Launch Vehicle Development

WASHINGTON — Vector, one of a number of companies developing small launch vehicles in response to growing small satellite demand, announced June 29 …

Tesla crash report shows driver kept his hands off the wheel nearly the whole trip

The man killed in a Tesla Model S crash in May 2016 wasn't heeding Tesla's security advice despite being warned by the car numerous times, an …

Till death do us dongle: Newlyweds take their Apple obsession to the next level

What better place for massive Apple fans to celebrate their marriage than at the chapel of Apple?<p>That's probably exactly what came to mind when …

Logitech finally finds a good use for wireless charging: A mouse pad | Ars Technica

With a Powerplay mouse pad, never again will your wireless mouse run out of power.<p>Guys... guys. Put down your morning coffee. Loosen any tight …

A German startup just made ‘flying cars’ a reality

Lilium Aviation announced today the first ever vertical takeoff and landing of a personal-use electric vehicle near Munich. The idea is that the 100 …

Airbus

NYU student goes undercover at Chinese iPhone factory

Toiling 12 hours a day on an Apple assembly line is a terrible way to spend a summer break. That didn’t deter Dejian Zeng. Zeng, an NYU grad student, spent six weeks last year detailing the life of a Chinese worker at an iPhone factory, Pegatron, near Shanghai.<p>It’s not all bad — Chinese factories …

A UK entrepreneur takes flight by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs

A YouTube collection of grainy video clips highlights the progress Gravity founder Richard Browning has made toward his outlandish dream over the past year. Each seems more terrifying than the last, with multiple jet engines attached to his limbs in various configurations, as he hovers a few feet …

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in stores. The interesting thing is that these scanners also support chip and PIN technology but, as evidenced …

McLaren’s new supercar has a rotating dashboard

Most cars are used for a single, simple task: get the driver and their passengers from point A to point B. If we’re honest — though they start around the $200,000 mark — most McLaren sports cars are probably used for the same purpose.<p>But some McLarens are used to go from point A to point A over and …

What does being blind look like? Experience it for yourself

Blindness is not simple. For most people with vision impairment, it's not a matter of seeing nothing versus seeing clearly. The reality is somewhere …

ColorWare will paint your Apple AirPods any color

White AirPods are fine. I guess. If you like boring. But for the rest of us, ColorWare is now offering its aftermarket painting service for Apple’s wireless earbuds and there’s a multitude of color options. The company will even paint the case for an extra few dollars.<p>ColorWare has been around …

UPS tucks delivery drone into delivery truck to make a delivery

The shipping giant outfits an electric truck with a drone launch pad to test drone-assisted delivery.<p>On a sparsely populated patch of land outside Tampa, Florida, UPS showed off on Monday a first-of-its-kind test for the 109-year-old shipping company.<p>UPS took a drone built into one of its iconic …

Over-the-air wireless charging from Disney? Research paper published on magnetic waves

Energous seems to be the company in the lead for extending wireless charging beyond the pale of a contact pad.<p>Its WattUp standard works to deliver …

Magnetism

Google's self-driving car engineers made so much money that they quit

The engineers building self-driving cars for Google had an unusual problem. They made so much money that they quit.<p>Google paid its staffers on Waymo, …

Waymo

Scientists create a new kind of matter called time crystals

Proving that there is still so much for science to discover, two groups of scientists have created a new phase of matter called time crystals. Based …

Quantum Mechanics

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Piano

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent …

Apple Sued for Sampling Jamie xx Song in iPhone Commercial

Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over its use of a Jamie xx song in an iPhone commercial.<p>Artist Jerome Lawson filed its lawsuit against Apple on …

Top app for running Windows apps on Mac gets essential upgrades

Wine, the app that lets you run Windows programs inside macOS, just got a massive update that brings a whopping 6,600 changes — including support for 64-bit applications (finally!) and high-resolution Retina displays.<p>Apple started blurring the lines between macOS and Windows when it joined forces …

Software
Agriculture

Apple AirPods users are reporting dropped connectivity during phone calls

Apple’s AirPods are an excellent accessory for owners of the new headphone jack-free iPhone 7, but they’ve had their fair share of issues. Shortly …

Apple AirPods

Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit Over iPhone Design Officially Reopened

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the design of the iPhone nearly six years ago, following an order of certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court, according to court documents filed electronically this …

U.S. Supreme Court