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Sony Put that Insane 960fps Sensor In Their New Xperia XZ Smartphones

Remember Sony’s crazy smartphone image sensor we told you about earlier this month? Well that sensor, which can shoot up to an insane 1,000fps in HD, …

Cameras

SpaceX wants to send 2 people around the moon in 2018

In a bold and surprising step, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company SpaceX wants to fly people around moon and bring them back to Earth in 2018.<p>According to Musk, two private citizens — whose identities aren't public yet — want to pay SpaceX to send them from Earth, around the moon and bring …

SpaceX

Spanish Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. <i>La fábrica</i> was born, and almost …

Architecture

Robots with legs are getting ready to walk among us

Bipedal bots have been a dream for years, but are now more mobile than ever before<p>Earlier this month, a company named Agility Robotics unveiled its first ever robot: a bipedal creation named Cassie that looks like a headless, wingless ostrich. Cassie has reverse knees, motor-powered ankles, and can …

Robotics

The universe is about to get a little more crowded with planets

<b>(CNN) —</b> We may be about to meet some strange new worlds beyond our solar system.<p>NASA will hold a news conference Wednesday to make an announcement on exoplanets, planets that orbit a star other than our own sun. You can tune in at 1 p.m. ET and stick around for a Reddit Q&A with the researchers at …

Astronomy

6 Predictions for VR in 2017

Augmented and virtual reality are going to have a rocky year. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the hype for this technology has died down a bit, …

Virtual Reality

Apple's RealFace Acquisition and What It Really Means

This may be another classic Apple head fake.<p><i>Why did Apple acquire RealFace the AI facial recognition company? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Brian Roemmele, Founder + Editor at</b> …

Machine Learning

Apple's spaceship campus, Apple Park, opens in April

Apple is planning to open its new campus, named Apple Park, in April. While the campus, set in Cupertino, California, has been tracked extensively by drones during its development, Apple has provided its own imagery and videos of the new $5 billion campus. 12,000 employees at Apple will take around …

Steve Jobs

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.<p>When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to …

Apple TV

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

5 Huge Life Lessons I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

We end up spending most of our lives living up to the wrong things.<p><i>What are some huge life lessons you've learned that you would want to tell your younger self? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Success

Make time to bleed, because 'The Predator' is now filming

Director Shane Black promises the R-rated sci-fi horror sequel isn't going to be sanitized.<p>"The Predator," the 2018 film offering in the famed sci-fi horror franchise, started filming on Monday, director Shane Black announced on Twitter. And though Black shared a very nice photo of himself with his …

Movies

Claim your new Nintendo User ID, the latest addition to its complicated online accounts

Claim yours now<p>Nintendo’s byzantine online account system just got even more complicated, with the addition of a new “User ID” to user accounts. The new User ID seems to be the way you’ll be identified online, similar to Microsoft’s Gamertag system. It is not the same as a Nickname, another form of …

Nintendo

Scientists Just Found Evidence That Neurons Can Communicate in a Way We Never Anticipated

A new brain mechanism hiding in plain sight.<p>Researchers have discovered a brand new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in our brain …

Apple also seeds third betas of tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2

Aside from seeding iOS 10.3 beta 3 to members of the Apple Developer Program, Apple also this morning released a third beta of both watchOS 3.2 and …

Apple TV

Fake news and neurobabble: how do we critically assess what we read?

With unprecedented access to news and knowledge, how do we make judgements about what we read? Neuroscience news is a case in point<p>In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it seems as if our collective ability to critically assess information is starting to falter. We have unprecedented access …

Research

Coders to the rescue for NASA’s Earth science data

<i>This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On Feb. 11, the white stone buildings …

Environmentalism

Human Mind and Quantum Physics — A Strange Link

“I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there’s no real problem, but I’m not sure there’s no real problem.”<p>The American physicist …

How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India

Deep in a rural village in India outside the city of Jhansi, children play on dirt roads where goats and cows roam. The humble and colorful homes have mud floors, and women collect drinking water from wells.<p>All the sights and sounds are quintessential aspects of the region, with the exception of …

Innovation

Gene Editing: The Next Step In Evolution

With humans on the cusp self-evolution, a new report emphasizes the need for a societal conversation that we’re not likely to have.<p>Last week, two developments in gene editing shifted this potent new technology from a possibility to more of a probability. Yet it’s likely that the news didn’t …

Genetics

You're a Completely Different Person at 14 and 77 Years Old, Personality Study Suggests

Somebody that I used to know.<p>For those struggling to shake the memories of some awkward teenage years, take heart, because it looks like your body …

Psychology

SpaceX is pushing back the target launch date for its first Mars mission

The company was aiming for 2018 but is now looking to 2020<p>Last year, SpaceX announced a bold plan to launch its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018 — in what would be the first ever private mission to the Red Planet. But now it looks like the company is pushing back the mission by a couple …

SpaceX

A photographer traveled to every state to take pictures of 100-year-olds and learn their secrets to a long life

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Photographer Paul Mobley traveled to every state to photograph people 100+ years old.</b><b><br>• Meeting the centenarians was inspiring, and they shared their secrets to longevity.<br>• Advice included owning a dog, never going to the doctor, and concoctions like drinking a beer and eating</b> …

Photography

SpaceX and Boeing probably won’t be flying astronauts to the station until 2019, report suggests

The Government Accountability Office thinks NASA should have a backup plan for getting astronauts to the station<p>Since its inception, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program has been hampered by setback after setback, and it looks like even more delays are on the horizon for the fledgling initiative. The …

NASA

Harvard Scientists Say They Could Be Just 2 Years Away From Resurrecting Woolly Mammoth Genes

Everything old is new again.<p>Scientists are working on an ambitious plan to resurrect the woolly mammoth from extinction using genetic engineering - …

Genetics

Apple Testing 4K Capable Fifth-Generation Apple TV For Possible Release This Year

Apple is currently testing a new, fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming Ultra HD 4K video, according to a report released on Thursday.<p>The new Apple TV is internally codenamed "J105" and is able to output content in more vivid colors, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The fifth-gen device may release …

Apple TV

Apple will unveil the future of iOS, macOS, and more on June 5th

WWDC moves to a new location<p>Apple will kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5th, when the company will take to the stage to present the next series of updates to iOS, macOS, and likely watchOS and tvOS as well.<p>There aren’t any hints — yet, at least — about what we’ll be …

Wwdc

New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve …

Graphene

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist explains...

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist explains why some people appear to age overnight.

Sitting Is Deadly. Could Banning Chairs Help?

We know sitting all day is bad for us. This design studio thinks radically rethinking our indoor environments is the way to break the habit.<p>By now the health deficits of sitting all day are so widely studied and well-documented that they're impossible to ignore. Studies show that sitting increases …

Ergonomics