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Tips for Telescope Buying

One of the most common questions we get at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory is about what kind of telescope to buy, whether for a gift or …

Astronomy

NASA-Funded Study Says We Can Build a Moon Base by 2031

Meanwhile, NASA itself wants to go to an asteroid, not the moon.<p>While the official Obama administration line is that NASA should have its eyes on a Mars landing, a study from NexGen Space LLC and funded in part by NASA says that we should go to the moon instead and set up camp for good. The price …

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

Skyscrapers

Boeing’s Latest Office Is A Building Inside A Building

Design engineers can now work within a few seconds walk of the production line, instead of across the company’s Renton, Washington, campus.<p>When Boeing, the world’s largest plane manufacturer, started designing a new version of its top-selling aircraft, the company wanted to put the plane’s …

Airports of the future: 16 weird and wonderful terminals under construction

Skyscrapers

Grad Student Invents Flying Ambulance Drone To Deliver Emergency Shocks

Drones have been used to kill people in war zones and to spy on people. Now a sharp young graduate student in the Netherlands has come up with an innovative new use for drones that could one day help save thousands of lives.<p>The American Heart Association estimates that about 360,000 people in the …

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster insist their innovation is more than just a boy’s toy dreamt up by science fiction fans. …

Nintendo is making a fatigue and sleep-tracking health device

At a briefing earlier today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained that the company was now developing a device to monitor sleep and levels of fatigue. However, it didn't sound like it would be a wearable device -- even though it's the done thing. According to a <i>Reuters</i> report, the device would track …

Microsoft tweaks its server specs as part of Open Compute Project

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>In January, Microsoft came out with initial server specifications, building on its experience running …

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it’s sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it in? That’s the premise uBeam is setting out to deliver on, and to do so, it’s raised $10 million in …

MIT shows off a programming tool for error-prone chips

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>If you’re not following the world of semiconductor innovation, you may not realize that one of the more-interesting …

Kamcord gameplay recording platform gets into mobile gaming competitions starting w/ SEGA

Kamcord, the mobile gameplay recording platform that offers developers an easy way to implement cross-platform gameplay recording and sharing features, is today announcing its next big push in mobile gaming: competitions.<p>The company realized that its SDK provides a lot of unique opportunities for …

FCC Eying Net Neutrality Plan That Will Make No One Happy

The FCC chairman is mulling a “hybrid” legal strategy to justify new rules on Internet lines.<p>FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering a novel legal strategy for solving the net neutrality mess the agency is currently in, one that would combine elements of the FCC’s two main legal options for …

One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of the pilots, seriously injuring another and leaving debris scattered over a wide area.<p>The plane, SpaceShipTwo, was undertaking a test flight as part of Sir Richard Branson’s …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Is Uber Getting Ready for a Showdown in Vegas?

<b>UPDATE:</b> Oct 24th. Local press reports Uber will start operating today in Las Vegas.<p>A few weeks ago I started noticing adverts appearing in my Facebook feed from Uber, apparently recruiting for drivers in Las Vegas. I thought to myself that was odd because I’d read that legislation effectively …

Internet trolls could face 2 years in prison if British proposal becomes law

Britain is considering harsher punishments for online abuse.<p>The U.K.’s Justice Secretary Chris Graying told the <i>The Daily Mail</i> he will be introducing a proposal to quadruple the country’s current punishment for online abuse, from 6 months of jail to two years.<p>“These internet trolls are cowards who …

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

Autonomous Boats Are Helping The Navy Swarm On Threats

I rarely like to focus on military robots but this video is fascinating. It talks about the SWARM program, a system for controlling multiple boats in a body of water and ensuring they don’t crash into each other and can easily swarm on another ship as needed. These boats, which are connected via …

How Terraforming Works

One day, like the 30 or so before it, Benjamin Driscoll sowed a bunch of different tree seeds as he trudged across the barren Martian landscape. As …

Cassini Gets New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes

PASADENA, Calif.-- With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that …

SpaceX Spaceport In Texas Gets FAA Go-Ahead

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this week gave SpaceX permission to launch its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy spacecraft from a private site in Cameron County, Texas.<p>While the space company still needs approvals from local agencies before it can begin building a spaceport, the FAA decision is a …

Sailing The Solar Winds: LightSail Launch Set For 2016

LightSail, a space vehicle that uses solar sailing as its propulsion system, is set to launch April, 2016. If successful, the LightSail will pave the …

Airbnb Asks Top Designers To Rethink The Modern Home

Designers reimagine domestic bliss, with fold-up rooms, a custom “smell of home” fragrance, and more.<p>In September, the London Design Festival will turn Trafalgar Square into a showcase for a new way of living. The festival partnered with Airbnb to ask four design studios–Studioilse, Jasper …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

From Pong to Oculus Rift: The Evolution of the Game Controller

Some of the greatest game controllerslike the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of Guitar Heroare just as iconic as the greatest games you use them to play.<p>Some of the greatest game controllers—like the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of <i>Guitar Hero</i>—are just as iconic as the greatest …

Retrogaming

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …