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NASA announces plans for Mars landing — but first it will send astronauts to an asteroid

In Senate hearings today NASA shared its out of this world goals, which include a manned mission to Mars<p>NASA may be facing a flatlined budget, but that isn't stopping the agency from gunning for the stars. This morning, William Gerstenmaier, a NASA administrator, presented the agency's goals before …

Marvin Gaye commemorated on his 75th birthday

Family and friends of Marvin Gaye gathered together in Washington on Wednesday to celebrate what would have been the Motown singer's 75th birthday<p>On what would have been his 75th birthday, the family and friends of Marvin Gaye gathered on Wednesday to pay their respects to the Motown legend in his …

Let’s Just Forget Everything

I always think a little historical perspective is good in a fast-moving industry like tech. So when Facebook released Paper this week, I did what any decent tech journalist would do — I visited the website of the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum at Georgia Tech. Unfortunately, the only thing I could …

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) …

Sachin Tendulkar's career in pictures - Telegraph

Infographic: How Many Lines Of Code Is Your Favorite App?

A military drone has 3.5 million lines of code inside. That’s roughly three times as many as we find in bacteria, meaning that mankind has, at least by one metric, constructed semi-autonomous machinery more complex than life itself.<p>It’s a fascinating topic to ponder, but even those of us who don’t …

Data Visualization

First teaser trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

We first broke the news that Idris Elba (<b>Pacific Rim</b>, <b>Thor: The Dark World</b>) would be starring in an official Nelson Mandela biopic back in December …

New trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

The latest trailer for Justin Chadwick’s (<b>The Other Boleyn Girl</b>) Nelson Mandela biopic <b>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</b> has debuted. Idris Elba (<b>Pacific</b> …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

The voices behind Disney's best characters through history

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Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on - Pocket-lint

Project 7 is special one-off Jaguar, which made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and promises, says Jaguar, to reflect the heart …

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22 Animated Neon Posters From Classic Movies

The hypnotic, sexy, sleazy and tacky neon versions of the all-time classics.<p>Follow the author on Twitter.

Breaking Bad Posters

To commemorate the finale of Breaking Bad, Mattson Creative has created a poster series that illustrates the transformation of Bryan Cranston’s …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>Earth & Space: Winner</b><p>About a month and a half ago the spectacular shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition was revealed and now the winners have been announced. Astronomy photographers, or astrophotographers, from around the world have participated in this mesmerizing …

Vertical Emptiness: Crystallized Tree Branches Dripping with Strands of Hot Glue by Yasuaki Onishi | Colossal

<p>Known for his ethereal and seemingly weightless installations of plastic membranes suspended in midair by black hot glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki …

Last of the classic VW camper vans – share your pictures and videos

The last classic VW camper van will roll off the assembly line at the end of this year – share your pictures and videos of your best camper van moments via GuardianWitness<p>Sad news. After 63 years of happy camping, the very last classic VW camper van will roll off the assembly line on 31 December. …

Start schooling later than age five, say experts

Formal schooling should be delayed until the age of six or seven because early education is causing “profound damage” to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns.<p>Traditional lessons should be put on hold for up to two years amid fears that successive governments have promoted a …

A Deeper Look Into Samsung's Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

With Google and their soon-to-be breakout hit Google Glass getting so much coverage, it's easy to forget what other companies are making in the way of wearable technology. Samsung's Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is the next big thing to hit the shelves. The Smartwatch works in sync with any Galaxy device …

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Monique Davis

Apple iPhone 5S: everything you need to know

Techradar's experts talk through everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone 5S flagship launch on September 10th.<p>Invites sent to journalists ask them to attend an event at the company’s Cupertino, California headquarters, or in Berlin for European press, starting at 10am PST on September …

1950s robot Cygan smashes auction estimate

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1000000/1000111_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649878_860a8f00d792c267ab3da564e50c1b07<p><b>A 1950s robot named Cygan has smashed its reserve price at an auction in London.</b><p>The automaton attracted £17,500 in an auction at Christie's, far …

Robotics

Samsung Galaxy Gear vs Sony SmartWatch 2 - Which is better? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Two tech heavyweights have just launched high-profile smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony SmartWatch 2. But which is the better of the</b> …

The once-bright future of color e-paper

It's all too easy to dismiss the optimistic fantasies of yesterday: flying cars and robot servants may have filled the pages of <i>Popular Mechanics</i> in the 1950s, but today we're better grounded in reality, pinning our hopes on more reasonable futures based on technology we've actually developed. …

Volvo Concept Coupe

Scandinavian—okay, and Chinese—design meets a '60s-era Volvo icon.<p>This is the Volvo Concept Coupe. The concept was penned by the brand’s new vice president of design, Thomas Ingenlath of Volkswagen fame, and its interior was laid out by Robin Page, formerly of Bentley. Considering the upbringing of …

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