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NASA finds glass on Mars, which could help the hunt for alien life

For the first time, a spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected glass deposits inside craters on the red planet — a possible boon in the hunt for signs …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

Math professor: Here's why no one has found a trace of missing Flight MH370

Dr. Goong Chen, whose research on this theory was published in the American Mathematical Society's journal, argues that the plane could have nosedived into the Indian Ocean at a 90-degree angle and remained somewhat intact as it sank to the bottom.<p>At 1:30 a.m. on March 8, the plane carrying 239 …

Airplanes

Microsoft patents a method for generating 3D models from objects

Microsoft has patented a method for quickly generating 3D models of physical objects for use in games, animation, 3D printing and more. PatentYogi breaks down the technology in the video above.<p>The patent describes the use of a single depth camera to capture images of an object from various angles, …

At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter

The air around us is a chaotic superhighway of molecules whizzing through space and constantly colliding with each other at speeds of hundreds of …

Dyson built a lamp that burns for 37 years thanks to satellite tech

Dyson has put its know-how to use improving vacuums, fans and more. Looking to tackle lighting woes, the British company built the CSYS line of lamps that'll burn bright for 37 years. Using Heat Pipe technology, the lamp uses a system similar to what's found on satellites to keep eight LEDs cool …

A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass

One of the greatest mysteries in physics could be solved by a mattress-like axion field that permeates space and time.<p>Three physicists who have been …

Chemical warfare continues in Syria, unpunished

In Sep. 2013 the Obama administration congratulated itself on an agreement, brokered by Russia, that supposedly ended the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria. For the killings by using sarin gas Syria’s president Assad was not punished in any way, but he was supposedly going to turn over all his …

Middle East

How can privacy survive in the era of the internet of things?

As more and more devices are connected, there are two futures when it comes to privacy. Which one will we pick?<p>Amazon’s new Dash button, which will order replacement products at the touch of a button, might well usher us further towards the internet of things (IoT), in which a variety of connected …

Internet of Things

Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

A new technology called CRISPR could allow scientists to alter the human genetic code for generations. That's causing some leading biologists and bioethicists to sound an alarm. They're calling for a worldwide moratorium on any attempts to alter the code, at least until there's been time for far …

Genetics

Judge rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional

A federal judge on Friday struck down a Wisconsin law requiring doctors performing abortions to get hospital admitting privileges, ruling that any benefits to women's health from the requirement are "substantially outweighed" by restricting women's access to abortion.<p>U.S. District Judge William …

Planned Parenthood

Chrome: Avoid message trackers in Gmail

Tired of companies tracking when you've read their email? Check out these steps to avoid many of the tracker services available to marketers.<p>Read receipts are useful when you're talking to friends on an IM client and each party wants to know if their message was seen. However, you may not want this …

Wearable Tech

North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles

LONDON (AP) — A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time.<p>North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster Sky News that his government would use the missiles in response to a …

North Korea

People Are Seriously Freaking Out About The Eclipse, Supermoon and Equinox

In case you haven’t heard, there will be three celestial events on Friday, March 20: the vernal equinox, a supermoon and a solar eclipse.<p>But not everyone’s at ease about the unusual confluence of these events -- and the solar eclipse, in particular, is generating quite a lot of buzz.<p>Need proof? …

Supermoon
Chemistry

Silk Road is 'Napster all over again,' says 'Deep Web' filmmaker

The director of a new film about Silk Road says he found striking parallels between the issues surrounding the online drug bazaar and Napster, the original music-sharing service.<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- Alex Winter thinks some things haven't changed. Some people are still quick to villainize what they …

Silk Road

Watch a new 3D printing technique create intricate objects from a pool of goo

3D printing is stuck in a bit of a rut. There are companies trying to push the technology beyond the trinket market, but many of the existing printers are slow, jam often, and don’t always make perfect copies. One new printer introduced at the TED conference may have the answer.<p>Most existing …

3D Printing

Project Mosul to restore destroyed antiquities using 3D modelling

The priceless pieces of history destroyed by ISIS at the Mosul Museum may one day live again -- through 3D printing and one dedicated team.<p>Late last month, Islamic extremist group ISIS finally released a propaganda video realising the threat to heritage that had been looming since it took the city …

Archaeology

New Stonehenge theory: Stones were stilts

The mysterious origins of Stonehenge now have a new theory to add to the pile. Past speculations have included it being some sort of astronomical calendar, healing place, or Druid temple, and now an art critic and historian in the United Kingdom contends in a new book that the giant stones were …

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows<p>While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence …

Internet Explorer

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Medical Technology

Myanmar court jails three for insulting Buddhism

A Myanmar court has sentenced a New Zealand bar manager and his two business associates to two years and six months in prison for insulting Buddhism.<p>The trio was convicted on Tuesday for posting a flyer on social media that showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.<p>Phillip …

Social Media

Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To ISIS In Audio Message

Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents have pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to an audio message published Saturday on Boko Haram's Twitter account.<p>In the recording, a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abu Bakr Shekau offers the group's support …

Boko Haram

Isis vandalism has Libya fearing for its cultural treasures

With five World Heritage sites and historical remains stretching back to before Roman times, archaeologists worry a unique legacy may be lost<p>The Libyan capital of Tripoli lies more than 1,700 miles from the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud. But for Mustafa Turjman, head of archaeological research at …

Islam

How Valve's secret meeting got devs on board with Steam VR

Alex Schwartz expected robes. His development studio, Owlchemy Labs, received a cryptic email from Valve, one of the largest and most mysterious companies in the gaming industry, on an otherwise normal day in October. The message contained a secrecy agreement, plane tickets and the vague assertion …

NYPD officers who edited Wikipedia entry on Eric Garner won't be punished

A pair of New York police officers that edited Wikipedia entries on alleged police brutality are likely to receive only minor reprimands, claims a new report from <i>DNA Info</i><i>.</i> The New York Police Department identified the officers after a story last week claimed that computers using the NYPD's network …

Law Enforcement

Android apps are now reviewed by Google before you can download them

Developers no longer have free rein to immediately publish apps onto Google Play without any oversight. Google has announced that apps distributed through its store are now manually tested and reviewed to uncover app violations and malware. And much like Apple, sometimes it's real people handling …

Apps