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A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

Tom Clancy, Master Of Military Techno-Thrillers, Dies

Tom Clancy, the best-selling writer of such "techno-thrillers" as <i>The Hunt for Red October</i>, <i>Red Storm Rising</i> and <i>Patriot Games</i>, has died.<p>He was 66.<p>The news of his death was first reported in tweets from Publishers Weekly and <i>New York Times</i> books reporter Julie Bosman. It was confirmed to NPR Wednesday …

Michael Jordan says he'd beat LeBron James in one-on-one

In his prime, Michael Jordan thinks he would have defeated LeBron James and other NBA legends in a game of one-on-one. But there’s one matchup Jordan wasn’t sure about.<p>Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad for an upcoming promo video for NBA 2K14. He said he’d like to have played games against …

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Opera

Can Good Design Help You Get Laid?

And if not, what can? Leveraging the power of design, a new site is here to help people rub their parts together.<p>Good design can reveal the beauty of a chair, or send a rocket ship into interstellar space. It can distill form, function, and meaning down to its essence; bridge insurmountable social …

See 1.2 Billion Facebook Users' Photo on One Page

The fact that Facebook has more than 1 billion users is pretty insane, but things just got a whole lot crazier thanks to The Faces of Facebook, a project that visualizes over 1.2 billion Facebook users on one page.<p>The initial image that greets you is a fuzzy matrix of TV static-like dots. You click …

Heads up! 'Space Ferrari' set to fall back to Earth

A European gravity-mapping satellite will soon go out in a blaze of glory, which could be coming to an ocean or field (and hopefully nowhere else) near you.<p>The European Space Agency and gravity are about to make it rain... pieces of a sporty-looking spacecraft all over the atmosphere and perhaps …

Space

Stunning Maps Show A Day In New York And San Francisco In 32 Seconds

Foursquare, the location-based social network, has put together a series of videos tracking "the pulse" of various metropolises -- New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Tokyo and Istanbul -- using check-in data from its users. The resulting animated maps are gorgeous, all black backgrounds, …

Samsung's teased curved phone may not be what you think

Can't wait to own a phone you can bend? Hold your horses. That technology isn't here quite yet.<p>If Samsung's reveal of a forthcoming smartphone with a curved screen sends shivers down your spine and visions of bendable handsets dancing through your head, you may want to rein in your excitement.<p>While …

Phones

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

Mobile Technology

How Do Spiders Fly for Miles? Mystery Solved

<b>As if spiders aren’t unnerving enough, did you know that some of them use an electrostatic charge to leap into the air and fly for miles? They’re probably coming to your house.</b><p>The flight of the gossamer spider was a curiosity even to Charles Darwin, who noted that his boat, the <i>HMS Beagle,</i> was …

Why Does This Man Have a Nose on His Forehead?

Growing a nose on a forehead or an ear on an arm is a revolutionary approach to surgical reconstruction.<p><b>Images of a nose implanted on a man's forehead have been all over the Internet, like ads for some creepy horror film you probably don't want to see. Almost as jarring are pictures of an ear</b> …

Stalking the Wild Tomato: The Ethnobotany of Genetically Modified Crops

<i>In a place where population growth is moving incredibly fast, added pressure on farmers in India in the wake of crushing debt and failed crops calls for a new agricultural approach. Genetic modification and organic farming present promising solutions. Young Explorer Andrew Flachs will investigate</i> …

15 more must-see iPhone 5S slow-motion videos

We've compiled more 15 must-see slow-motion videos shot on the iPhone 5S using the new time-bending feature.<p>The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size.<p>Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their …

iPhone

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Sailing

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Whales

Surgeon livestreams operation using Google Glass

Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it …

Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

Architecture

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Lockheed Martin Developing Flying Robotic Car Carrier

At the AUVSI trade show last week, we spent most of our time wandering around looking for robots that weren't just slightly different flavors of …

The U.S. Military Wants a Battlefield-Ready Flying Car

The Pentagon wants a flying car, and one company says it's ready to deliver. Here's a look at one of the latest out-there military concepts: an armored, armed, airborne Humvee.<p><b>Who needs a flying car?</b> The U.S. military thinks it does. The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) …

Anti-Skyscraper Concept Makes Building 'Invisible'

Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.<p>"I've been a competitive shooter all of my life, I could do it with a conventional rifle. But …

Guns

Mars water surprise in Curiosity rover soil samples

<b>There is a surprising amount of water bound up in the soil of Mars, according to an analysis done onboard the US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover.</b><p>When it heated a small pinch of dirt scooped up from the ground, the most abundant vapour detected was H2O.<p>Curiosity researcher Laurie Leshin and …

Mars Rover

Goldfinger 2: Asian Site Leaks Rumored Gold iPad Mini 2 With TouchID Sensor

It’s not that much of a stretch of the imagination to believe that Apple might unveil gold, or “space gray,” iPads in the upcoming month(s). That’s why it’s quite interesting that Chinese tech site DoNews has posted photos of a champagne iPad mini 2, complete with TouchID sensor.<p>Not enough …