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The sharpest photos ever taken of the night sky - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — Scientists have used a new type of camera to take super …

Purported iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Pictured Together for the First Time

We have already seen the rear shells of the iPhone 5C and 5S, and the rumour mill has spilled some other iPhone components over the past couple of …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

NASA Has Shut Down Space Telescope Orbiting Earth

NASA is sending a reliable servant into a retirement that will end with a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere in about 65 years. That's the fate that awaits the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, the "galaxy hunter" space telescope whose original 29-month mission was extended to more than 10 years.<p>Along …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Apple Extends ‘iWatch’ Trademark Filings to Taiwan, Mexico, Turkey and Colombia

Turns out Apple is preparing for the rumoured iWatch launch; or at least this is what the iWatch trademarks filed on June 3 would lead us to believe: …

Meet Valta and the rise of the smart socket

It’s an inevitability that every part of the home will soon be digitized and smartphone-controllable. Nest brought the intelligent thermostat to the …

Spy Shot Claims to Show iPhone 5S Batteries on Assembly Line

The French site <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> has posted an image it claims shows trays of iPhone 5S batteries fresh off the assembly line. Considering the series of …

Sony Xperia SP coming to Rogers

Another Android-powered smartphone is heading to Rogers soon. The Sony Xperia SP – a device that was officially announced in March – and comes with …

Canadian ePassports arrive

New ePassports feature electronic chips, other security features<p>Come Canada Day, Canadian travellers will have a more high-tech and high-priced …

Space shuttle Atlantis to go on display in Florida

Tourists will soon be able to view the retired U.S. space shuttle Atlantis, which is part of a new $100-million exhibit at NASA's centre in Cape …

New shots of Sony's Xperia Z successor leak, show off 5-inch display

Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z successor, codenamed ‘Honami’, has long been rumoured as a fairly iterative update to the 13-megapixel-touting current …

'3-parent' fertility treatments planned in Britain

Controversial procedure could prevent inheritable diseases<p>A move to create babies with DNA from three people to avoid passing on rare, incurable …

From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

Samsung unveils $13,000, curved

High-tech, 55-inch TV to hit overseas markets in July<p>After delays, Samsung Electronics Co. rolled out Thursday a curved TV that uses an advanced …

Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

Two new planets a little smaller than Neptune circle distant stars in the NGC 6811 star cluster in this image released on Wednesday.<p>Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.<p>Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent …

Universe

NASA Will Join Japan And Italy On Mission To Mercury

A third trip so close to the sun<p>The U.S. is joining Italy and Japan on a trip to Mercury. Once there, the joint mission will determine the makeup and history of a planet that's been difficult to study because of its proximity to the sun.<p>NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Rome last week and …

Coming Soon: Free Streaming Video Of Our Planet, From Space

All eyes on Earth!<p>At this moment, dozens of government satellites are taking high-resolution pictures of the planet. But citizens get only limited services such as Google Earth, which provides imagery that's sometimes 10 years old. This fall, however, the Canada-based company UrtheCast (in …

Poppy KickStarter Project Turns Your iPhone Into a 3D Camera

Resembling a little bit the popular View-Master designed for children, Poppy is an iPhone accessory that aims high. It transforms your handset into a …

Google Earth for iOS Updated with Street View, New Side Nav Panel

Google has pushed out an update to Google Earth to finally add Street View. Also improved are directions and search, as visualizations are much …

Chips and white bread trigger cravings in the brain

Foods like white bread and potatoes trigger the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction, a new study has found.<p>It may explain why it can be so hard to stop nibbling on breadsticks and chips.<p>Researchers used scanning technology to watch brain activity in volunteers during the four hour …

LG G2 leaks online, volume buttons moved to the back

LG is poised to announced a follow-up to the popular Optimus G, possibly called the Optimus G2. This new flagship smartphone is expected to be …

Is this the Motorola Moto X?

Motorola’s next flagship smartphone will be the Moto X and it’ll be available sometime this summer. This was confirmed by Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

Windows 8.1 preview available as free download

Microsoft releases update at Build conference<p>Microsoft has released an update to Windows 8, aiming to address some of the gripes people have with the …

Samsung announces Galaxy S4 LTE-A with Snapdragon 800 and 32GB storage

Samsung has gone ahead and blown our minds today by announcing a version of the Galaxy S4 that could compete for the fastest smartphone ever made.<p>The …