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This drone claims to be the world's smallest

A drone and controller combo so small it can fit in your pocket? That's the promise of Wallet Drone, a new mini-quadcopter and controller/docking station combo on Indiegogo that's no bigger than a typical wallet.<p>The idea of a mini-quadcopter isn't new -- there are several such devices already …

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots - Alien UFO Sightings

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …

Motion graphics inspiration | #1193

Today <b>motion graphics</b> has become an omnipresent player in this age of technology. Its presence is anywhere there is a screen and has become an …

Graphic Design

25+ Kickstarter projects you’ll actually want to back

We all have great ideas, but some people are a little better at making them real than others. And kudos to them, the dedication it takes to slave …

18 apps, tips and hacks to get the most out of your gaming PC

Introduction<p>As gamers know, Windows can get bogged down over time to the point that a tiny bit of system lag could make you miss that all-important …

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Sailor Louis Jordan Found Alive Off North Carolina Coast After 66 Days

A sailor missing at sea for 66 days was rescued from his disabled boat about 200 miles off the North Carolina coast, officials said Thursday.<p>Louis Jordan, 36, was reported missing by his father on Jan. 29. He had set sail about a week earlier on the 1950s-era, single-masted sailboat Angel from …

Glitch Fixed: Large Hadron Collider Is on Track for Restart

GENEVA — CERN engineers have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch of the Large Hadron Collider after a two-year refit.<p>A statement from the research center just outside Geneva said that engineers sent a 400-amp jolt of electrical current through a fragment of metal that was causing an …

Physics

Someone is attacking government websites, and a new anonymous hacking group is taking credit

Last Monday the central internet portal controlling all of Maine's government websites went down for about three hours, due to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. On Tuesday Maine.gov went down again, this time only for two hours.<p>A hacking group called Vikingdom2015 took …

Twitter

Ransomware Holds School District’s Computer Systems Hostage

Ransomware has disabled a New Jersey school district’s computer systems, with the attackers demanding hundreds of Bitcoins as ransom to restore …

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Why Head Position Matters Swimming Freestyle

<i>Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.</i><p><i>While swimming</i> …

Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions

If mini black holes are detected at the LHC, then it would arguably support several ideas: parallel universes, extra dimensions, string theory, and …

NASA Tests Engine That Violates The Laws of Physics

NASA has tested an engine that does not use propellant – which violates the laws of physics.<p>Inventor Guiddo Fetta independently created the engine, …

Physics

Team witnesses rare ‘quantum jitters’ in DNA

The molecular machines that copy DNA in a living cell are amazingly fast and accurate at pairing up the correct bases—G with C and A with T—into each …

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of …

How to Send a Message 1,000 Years to the Future

Our nuclear waste will far outlive us. So what technologies and narratives can we use to warn people hundreds of generations from now?<p>“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” It was fitting that J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the physicists who helped design the atomic bomb, chose to quote …

Nuclear Energy

Technique to apply bouncy breasts and hair physics?

Joined:Jun 28, 2009<p>Posts:109<p>So I am creating a game, currently in development for Unity3D using Autodesk 3D Studio Max, and have the main character …

Ex-Dolphins Player Dramatic 1st Video Moments After 9-Mile Swim

Here is the dramatic first video of ex-Miami Dolphins player <b>Rob Konrad</b> -- shot moments after he made contact with police ... following a fishing boat …

Boats

Oscar-nominated Stephen Hawking film is timely given progress made in physicist’s field of research

If the pundits are right, Sunday night’s Academy Awards should see the first Oscar go to a film about an expert on relativistic cosmology.<p>Most people …

Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason

<i>(Update: listen to my interview with Oxford professor Dr. Simon Saunders on this subject.)</i><p>Patriotism has been called the “last refuge of a …

Quantum Physics

When space expanded faster-than-light

New maps from Planck mission support theory of cosmic inflation, the idea that, in the moments following Big Bang, space expanded faster than the …

Is Cortana a dangerous step towards artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is close to entering our everyday lives. It might not be the Skynet-style system that comes to mind when we think of AI, but …

Time to grow up! Four laptops for the office professional

Finding the right laptop for work or business isn’t necessarily about opting for the nicest graphics cards, or the most exuberant storage setup, or …

After the Higgs, LHC Rounds Up the Unusual Suspects in Particle Physics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Supersymmetry and dark matter, neutralinos, gravitinos and gluinos ... you can expect exotic topics like these to be spinning around as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to smash subatomic particles again over the next couple of months.<p>Physicists say the first hints of …

Physics

Quantum Equation Suggests the Big Bang Never Occurred and the Universe Has No Beginning

New study gives an astonishing answer to <b>the eternal question of how the world began</b>. Two astrophysicists argue that <b>the Big Bang may never have</b> …

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Detroit Auto Show

Apple approves Kim Jong-un spoof Little Dictator after initial rejection

North Korea meets Flappy Bird in new mobile game, which is available for iOS after initially falling foul of App Store regulations<p>Apple has approved the release of mobile game Little Dictator on its App Store, weeks after initially rejecting the app due to its content spoofing North Korean leader …

Research firm says over 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014

Research firm Canalys today revealed that over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014, according to its own data. Motorola is said to be "the clear leader" among manufacturers, likely owing to the standout design of its Moto 360. Canalys notes that LG's G Watch R performed significantly …