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FYI: What Would Happen If You Shot Off Fireworks In Space?

Good news: they'll explode! Bad news: they might not be the prettiest fireworks ever.<p>Launching fireworks in a near-zero-oxygen environment is completely feasible, says Stefan Bossmann, a chemist and rocket enthusiast at Kansas State University: "That would be no problem at all. They have an …

Music to your ears? Try a headphones implant like Rich Lee

Don't offer Rich Lee a pair of headphones to listen to music: he's already got a pair, even though you can't see them. They're implanted in his ears …

Molyneux's Curiosity cube secret revealed

<b>Peter Molyneux's peculiar mobile "game" Curiosity has ended, and the prize inside is a pretty sweet deal.</b><p>When Peter Molyneux launched experimental …

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Laser Scanner Can Detect Someone Watching You A Kilometer Away

A new device protects soldiers by detecting and locating optical glass.<p>U.S. defense contractors spend a lot of resources developing robots that help the Pentagon's various services keep an eye on their enemies, but San Diego-based Torrey Pines Logic is developing a small robotic sidekick that helps …

McCain: Tired of 'outrageous'

Sen. John McCain joked Wednesday that he’s tired of using the word “outrageous” in regards to President Barack Obama’s three scandals clouding his administration recently.<p>“The questions [that the IRS asked conservative organizations] are outrageous. I’m tired of using the word outrageous, but it’s …

New Netflix Instant Movies — May 2013

Whether you're looking for an old favorite or something new, there's plenty of stuff hitting Netflix Instant this month to keep you occupied on your …

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Russia Has Arrested a U.S. Diplomat It Swears Is a CIA Spy, Disguises and All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian security forces have arrested an employee at the American embassy in Moscow, accusing him of …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

Details emerge on Cleveland kidnap suspect's history

Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro has had several run-ins with police dating back to 1989, police records show, but apparently nothing serious enough to draw suspicion as young women disappeared in his neighborhood a decade ago.<p>Castro, 52, is a musician and former school bus driver …

New Orleans police offer $10,000 reward in hunt for Mother's Day gunman

New Orleans police hope a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people …

China's anti-prostitution policies 'lead to increase in abuse of sex workers'

China's high-profile crackdowns on prostitution have made sex workers more vulnerable to abuse by police and clients while failing to curb the trade, …

2013 Invention Awards: Digital AX

A compact MIDI guitar that helps budding musicians learn to shred.<p>As a kid, electrical engineer Dan Sullivan mastered the guitar. His teenage sons, however, prefer mastering videogames. With a realistic instrument, Sullivan thought, all the time devoted to games like <i>Rock Band</i> could produce …

How Do You Make A Painkiller Addiction-Proof?

In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.<p>For those who have severe chronic pain, the advantage of OxyContin over other prescription painkillers is that it lasts …

2013 Hurst Edition Trans Am

No, you didn't read our title wrong. This <i>is</i> a 2013 model year Trans Am, and yes, that is a Pontiac logo affixed to the front of the car. But don't bother dialing up your local General Motors dealership just yet. This is the new Hurst Edition Trans Am created by the Trans Am Depot located in …

The Wrap Up: Spidey’s Got a New Sidekick in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

<i>ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, Spider-man gets a new buddy, RoboCop goes for a motorcycle ride and</i> …

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Manti Te'o practices with Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- Philip Rivers thought Manti Te'o had a decent first interaction with San Diego Chargers veterans.<p>"It didn't seem like he was lost or …

Justin Blackmon discusses ban

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Justin Blackmon pinned his problems on his decisions.<p>Blackmon, suspended the first four games of the 2013 season for violating …

Facebook is making breakups sadder

After a breakup, generations of newly single guys and gals have sought comfort in shredding letters, taking a scissor to photos, maybe even burning gifts. But in the age of Facebook and Gmail, how is one to forget?<p>Digital memories like emails or photos or shared music are making more of a mental …

Xbox 720 Destiny teaser images head to Earth’s moon

The game developer group known as Bungie have revealed several screenshot images of their upcoming top-tier title for Microsoft and Sony’s …

Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes seeks change to insanity plea

The suspect in the Aurora shooting on Monday asked a judge to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. The move is widely seen as James …