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Martin Aircraft Unveils World's First "Practical" Jetpack

The jetpack is the quintessential mode of futuristic transportation – and if all goes well for New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft, you might have the …

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.<p>It’s 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I’m lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor …

The Science of Viral Content: Which Emotions Make Us Share?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Is creating the next viral hit on your marketing to-do list? If you’re in the marketing or social media industry, the answer is probably “Yes!” (and if you’re not, and the answer is probably still “Yes!”).<p>Campaigns that succeed are those that …

Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, …

Is Tech Unemployment Good or Bad?

Last week, in conversation with Vinod Khosla, Larry Page was asked what he thinks will happen to jobs in the future as technology begins to replace humans.<p>His response was essentially, “everybody will work fewer hours.”<p>Similarly, Richard Branson suggested that in the future, companies might choose …

The Console War Is Over: The PC Already Won

Despite a declining overall PC market, gaming systems are alive and well. So alive, in fact, that the PC gaming segment is already twice the size of the console gaming market – and growing. A report just released by John Peddie Research (JPR) claims that the PC gaming market will tip $21.5B this …

Study Finds More Than 100 Spots In The Human Genome Linked To Schizophrenia

Researchers have uncovered more than 100 genetic markers linked to developing schizophrenia – and it turns out that most of us have between 20 to 30 of them.<p>A sizable collaboration of researchers from around the world conducted the largest genomic mapping of any neuropsychiatric disorder to date, …

HBO Announces New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Cast Members At Comic Con

HBO introduced a series of new characters for the upcoming season 5 of its hit series <i>Game of Thrones</i> at Comic Con on Friday.<p>Many of the new additions are relatives of the (spoiler alert) departed Oberyn Martell. Alexander Siddig (The Fifth Estate) will play his older brother Doran Martell. Toby …

Two New Discoveries With Atoms Pave Way For Invention

Science never stops pushing boundaries to take us to the next level of discovery. Within a seven day window, researchers and physicists in both the United States and Europe made two different discoveries pertaining to atoms – the basic building blocks of matter.<p>Physicists from University of Basel …

BlackBerry acquires mobile security firm Secusmart

NEW YORK — BlackBerry is ramping up its security offerings with a new acquisition today.<p>The company just announced that it has acquired Secusmart, a Dusseldorf, Germany-based company that secures all aspects of mobile communications, including calls, texts, and data. The deal is still pending …