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Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

Battle-scarred diamond provides evidence of 'wet zone' 410km below the surface where water is locked up inside minerals<p>A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the Earth that could hold as much …

A Marshmallow Launcher To Hit Your Sweet Tooth

Four engineering students built a cannon that aims the spongy confection at faces. Thank you, science.<p>What happens when you give four college students $250 and three months to make something for an engineering class? They build an auto-reloading cannon that blasts Jet-Puffed Marshmallows into the …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

Microsoft employee e-mail also hit by Syrian Electronic Army

After some of the company's social-networking accounts were hacked, Microsoft says some of its e-mail accounts were also compromised.<p>In addition to compromising some of Microsoft's social-networking accounts, the Syrian Electronic Army also accessed a "small number" of employee e-mail accounts, the …

Social Media

Italian Google Glass competitor GlassUp shows off first prototype

Venice-based GlassUp today unveiled its first augmented reality glasses prototype, an interesting combination of Google Glass and a more conventional heads-up display. Most importantly, GlassUp projects an image onto a lens in front of you, and not on a prism up and to the right of your field of …

Gigs 2 Go Flash Drives

A credit-card sized pack containing four flash drives ready to be shared. Their cases are made from recycled paper and plastic, while the drives are …

Gear & Gadgets

Hubble telescope finds evidence of clouds on a distant planet

40 light-years away lies the exoplanet GJ 1214b, a searingly hot "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star. And thanks to the Hubble telescope, researchers believe they've found what lies in the planet's upper atmosphere: thick clouds. A paper, published in the January 2nd issue of <i>Nature</i>, relies on …

Startup bringing FPS-like features to real-world paintball games

Startup Innovis Labs is looking to bring technology used in many first-person shooters to the paintball and airsoft fields with <i>Project Overwatch</i>, a mobile app that will integrate GPS tracking features and voice chat into real world games.<p><i>Project Overwatch</i> is currently seeking funding through …