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Now Police Are Using Google Glass To Scan Every Face They See

"...definitely dress to impress when you leave the house; in a post-911 world, every day is class picture day."<p><i>(Photo Credit: Getty Images)</i><p><b>Here in the United States,</b> our local police are receiving free hand-me-down shipments of military grade weapons and vehicles, all the better to quell opposition …

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5

Portable batteries for charging mobile devices are great. Until they run out of a charge too. Then it’s usually hours of plugged-in time to fill the …

The Forrest Gump of Chile

To celebrate his 40th birthday, Chilean ultramarathoner Matías Anguita ran 40 marathons in 40 days. What compels a person to never stop going?<p>I …

South America

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

The story of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare took more than two years to write

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,</i> the third science-fiction entry in Activision's military shooter series, has been in the works for some time, according to the co-founder of the developing studio.<p>Glen Schofield of Sledgehammer Games said over Twitter that the game's story took 2 1/2 years to hash …

Fossils of giant 'Titanosaur' found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's Patagonia region have discovered fossilized remains of a so-called Titanosaur, which may have been the largest dinosaur ever to walk the earth.<p>Titanosaur was a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod (think Apatosaurus or Brachiosaurus) that walked on four legs and lived …

Billboard awards can use Michael Jackson hologram, judge rules

Michael Jackson will Moonwalk again.<p>The late King of Pop will perform during the Billboard Music Awards –- as a hologram.<p>The closely guarded secret was spoiled after a lawsuit from tech companies, hoping to stop the performance, was rejected by a federal judge.<p>Hologram USA Inc. and Musion Das …

To Protect Alien Life-Forms, Earth Spacecraft Being Sanitized

Terrestrial bacteria that survive the trip through space could contaminate other planets.<p>Whether it's Martians in <i>War of the Worlds</i> or a telekinetic visitor in <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>, science fiction is filled with aliens making their way to Earth.<p>In science fact, though, there's greater concern …

British Military Seeks A Hack-Proof, Quantum Physics-Based GPS

Such a location system would work underwater and indoors.<p>Your smartphone always knows where you are because it communicates with GPS satellites in space. But one day, perhaps, it won't need that anymore. Instead, it may figure out your location using the effects of gravity on atoms right here on …

FAA considering a fast track for businesses that want to use drones

It's currently illegal to use unmanned aerial drones for anything commercial in the US, something that could be changing sooner than expected. Bloomberg reports that the US Federal Aviation Administration plans a "streamlined" approval process for low-risk commercial uses like farming and …

500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

Is a sunken shipwreck off Haiti the long-lost remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship from his first voyage to the Americas?<p>Underwater explorer Barry Clifford, who led a team that found and investigated the wreck, says he's confident it is.<p>"Every single piece fits. Now, of …

World of Science in Pictures

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Analyst: Apple has reached deal with China UnionPay, could include NFC in iPhone 6

According to Shanghai Mobile analyst Frank Hill, Apple has reached a deal with mobile payment provider China UnionPay that would enable the next iPhone to make purchases at millions of supported Chinese point-of-sale devices. This would work in conjunction with NFC hardware said to be included in …

Underwater aviation, flying to the 'edge of darkness'

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- "OK, Jschool, if you're comfortable, we'll go exploring."<p>Strapped in with a five-point harness, and crammed into a space hardly bigger than me, I was comfortable, actually, and so off we went. Down, toward the edge of darkness.<p>It was a gorgeous Thursday earlier this month, and …

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

<b>(Digital Storm via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 6, 2014 9:45pm (UTC)<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett …

Apple and Nike Rumored To Be Collaborating on "Smart Band" Wearable Device

The rumblings began 10 days ago when Nike, as reported by <i>CNET</i>, laid off 70–80 percent of the employees working on their Nike FuelBand, one of the more popular fitness trackers. Plus, they acknowledged they would be stopping development of the hardware side of fitness tracking, though indicated they …

Wearable Tech

The Oculus VR ain’t just for games. Tank drivers and car manufacturers use it, too

Putting games aside, Facebook might have a whole slew of markets into which it can sell Oculus VR virtual-reality headsets.<p>The device could very well have military applications. The Norwegian army has been experimenting with it to give soldiers better visibility around armored vehicles. The …

Mars Curiosity Rover Samples a Rock of a Different Color

NASA's Curiosity rover has collected samples from deep inside a rock on Mars for the third time ever.<p>The 1-ton Curiosity rover bored into a slab of Red Planet sandstone dubbed Windjana on Monday evening, creating a hole measuring 0.63 inches (1.6 centimeters) wide and 2.6 inches (6.5 centimeters) …

The Top Video Games Of May 2014 [Updated]

<i>Update: I will be adding links to reviews for each of these as they come out. Check each game below for links to the pertinent reviews.</i><p>We’re almost a week into May, and that means we’re quickly approaching some of the biggest, most-anticipated video game releases of 2014.<p>This month has a handful of …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …

A Groundbreaking Mini-Satellite Project May Be Doomed

A fleet of 104 quarter-sized satellites hit a deployment snag in space.<p>The plan was to launch a cloud of tiny satellites into space, each one no bigger than a quarter, and scatter them like spare change in the orbital dusk.<p>But two weeks after a successful launch, there are concerns that the larger …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 5, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in …

California Dad Says He's Cracked the Code to Smart Shopping

Kyle James, the founder of the coupon website Rather-Be-Shopping.com says he's cracked the code that can help predict if something you're buying …

A Frequent Flier's Guide To Beating Jet Lag

Jet lag. We all experience it and we all hate it. And we all want to find a way to beat it.<p>Leave it to the folks at Icelandair, who surveyed 1,000 adults in America and asked them what they think is the best way to reduce jet lag. What we tend to think versus the reality is surprising. Plus, a …