Kaveh Dorafshan

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Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Elon Musk's ambitious prediction for the future of humankind is awe-inspiring

How driverless cars will change car ownership forever

Fast-forward 20 years. Driverless cars coast around every street in the country without a human driver behind the wheel. They've reached market …

Carsharing

NASA's retro guide to future living - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>It's early evening and you're with friends, enjoying a drink or two. The sun is shining after all and it's been a long week.<p>The river nearby shimmers in the light. You follow its course, your eyes gradually moving up, up, over your head and then down to the other side. …

Watch SpaceX Launch a Rocket, and Try One of Its Trickiest Ocean Landings Yet

SpaceX has been having an incredible run of rocket launches lately—the most notable part is that it’s been successfully landing its rockets on a …

Space Travel

Story of cities #future: what will our growing megacities really look like?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe floating communities designed to cope with rising sea levels?<p>Amid the much-mythologised graffiti that appeared around Sorbonne University during the French civil unrest in May 1968, one line still stands out as …

Smart Cities

The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

Horror

Yes, The Pentagon Still Uses Floppy Disks For Nuclear Launches

And they're probably safer than newer technologies<p>A weird and totally true thing about the modern world is that whoever gets to be President of the United States has 7,100 nuclear warheads at their command. Theorized in the 1930s and first built and used in the 1940s, these weapons shape the outer …

The 100 Best American Movies in Film History

To make this list—which I’m absolutely sure will be totally definitive, with no need for anyone to ever debate it, right?—critics from around the …

A New Solar Cell Converts The Sun’s Heat Into Usable Energy

This could double the amount of power that solar panels produce<p>The sun gives us so much, providing both lighting and heating for our planet. We try to take advantage of this constant stream of power by using solar panels to convert light into electrical energy. It's a bright idea. But, could we be …

These 17 panoramas and GIFs show the first moon landing in unbelievable detail

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, they did what any tourist would do — take hundreds of photos.<p>A few of these images are more famous than others, like the one of Aldrin with Armstrong reflected in his visor, and the one of Aldrin looking at the American flag.<p>But people at NASA …

Space Science

Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life

If a massive solar storm struck the Earth today, it could wipe out our technology and hurl us back to the dark ages. Lucky for us, events like this …

I Quit My Job When Apple and Google Helped Me Start an Online Business

Four years ago I was a member of the beige army, working in a full-time job as a manager in a software company in Dublin, Ireland.<p>I was a cog in a much larger wheel. I did my job well and played my part in the larger company goals. But it was an ongoing low level nightmare.<p>My job involved working …

These ear capsules might be the wireless multifunction headphones you've been waiting for

A startup company in Seattle that secured a $5 million investment round back in April just announced its secret weapon: a pair of strange-looking wireless ear-pod headphones that can shift from a private listening device into a portable loudspeaker, and more.<p>In a press release published on its Web …

Audiophile

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Force Field and a Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts on Mars

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber to shuttle astronauts on long journeys, and a protective magnetic force field are the latest …

Japanese 3D-printing vagina artist found guilty of obscenity

Japan's legal system has spoken: Data is sexy, boats are not.<p>A Japanese artist was found guilty of obscenity and fined 400,000 yen ($3,725) on Monday for distributing files online that would allow people to make 3D print-outs of her vagina.<p>Megumi Igarashi, who goes by the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, …

Art

What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

Artificial Intelligence

Peek At Tesla's Gigafactory Progress

They aim to start producing cells by the end of the year<p>Previous attempts to peer inside Tesla's $5 billion Gigafactory 1 outside of Reno, Nevada have... not gone well. But lucky for us law-abiders, we can now get a glimpse of the factory where Tesla will produce its home batteries, known as the …

Facebook testing 'Discover' for Groups to help you find like-minded weirdos

Facebook Groups aren’t often talked about, but they’re a great resource for finding a community around specific topics. Whether it’s parenting, photography, food or sports, there are groups for nearly every topic — even a few that shouldn’t exist at all.<p>Facebook is now testing a dedicated …

Marvel’s Boss Is ‘Creatively And Emotionally Committed’ To Doing A Black Widow Movie

Black Widow, as portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, has been a cineplex staple for six years, appearing in four films that have combined to make over $4.2 billion at the box office. She’ll add to that total in a big way once <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> receipts start rolling in. Despite the character’s …

Marvel Universe

'Harry Potter'-themed wedding charms fans and skeptics with magical setting

Talk about a storybook wedding. Cassie and Lewis Byrom of Stockport, England, pulled off a truly magical feat last fall: "Harry Potter"-themed nuptials that read as more romantic fantasy than coming-of-age tale.<p>“We knew straight away that if we were going to do it, we were going to do it properly,” …

Weddings

Why Does Top Talent Leave? New C-Suite Study Offers Surprising Answers

It’s the bane of executives everywhere: the loss of top talent you can ill afford to lose.<p>I’m used to seeing studies that place the blame for such “brain drain” on lack of career opportunities, on lack of development and training, on excessive company politics… or some variant thereof.<p>Which is why …

The Workplace

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space early Friday morning. It's the third time the company has recovered the vehicle post-launch, and the second time the rocket has landed intact on the ship. Now, SpaceX has both demonstrated that it …

Space Travel

NVIDIA's GTX 1080 GPU is faster than Titan X, lands May 27

NVIDIA gave us a taste of its new Pascal architecture with the P100 graphics card last month, which is aimed at servers for heavy duty computing. Now, it's ready to show off how that technology will be adapted for consumers with its new GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. As you'd expect, it's fast: NVIDIA CEO …

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

Luxembourg Announces New Asteroid Mining Spacecraft: Prospector-X

The space gold rush is on<p>The next gold rush might be the race for asteroids.<p>Asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries in partnership with the Luxembourg government's asteroid mining initiative Space Resources announced today that they would soon send a spacecraft into orbit to test some of the …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …