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Volvo Tech Will Allow Packages To Be Delivered To Your Car

Privacy pitfall, or crazy convenient?<p>Today in the _I-probably-could've-thought-of-that _tech sub-category: Volvo will let package delivery employees into customers' cars, because it sucks trying to be home when a package gets delivered.<p>Instead of the more straight-forward route of arming every UPS …

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What’s happened to Japan’s tsunami debris?

An animation depicts the three-year path across the North Pacific of debris generated by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.<p>The amount of debris in the ocean …

Google Launches Site That Tracks Deforestation in Near Real-Time

Google has announced a new website that monitors deforestation in near real-time. The site, Global Forest Watch, using satellite imagery to detect …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

Over The Past 60 Years, A Reef Island Has Grown Out Of The Sea

It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!<p>How old are you? Are you of retirement age yet? If so, in your lifetime, an island has been reborn, sand grain by sand grain.<p>Between 1945 and 2010, a sediment deposit in the Pacific Ocean grew to become a "fully vegetated and stable island," two …

U.S. Air Force reveals ‘neighborhood watch' spy satellite program | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The United States plans to launch a pair of satellites to keep tabs on spacecraft from other countries orbiting 22,300 miles above the planet, as well as to track space debris, the head of Air Force Space Command said.<p>The previously classified Geosynchronous …

Chatty WikiBear is the Teddy Ruxpin of Your Dreams, Or Nightmares [Video]

Yes, it talks back.<p>This is what happens when you put Siri's brains inside an adorable teddy bear. WikiBear can carry out a real converation with you thanks to a Bluetooth connection to an AI engine running on a smartphone. "Wiki," as it's known, pays attention to you, learns your likes and …

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Bright aurora in moonlight

The moon was up when Mike Taylor captured this photo of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. The foreground lighting is moonlight.<p>Mike Taylor …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

A Tranquil Transformer Built From An ’88 Ford Fiesta

More than meets the eye<p>Hetain Patel’s sculpture is an ode to two old loves: his first ride—a 1988 Ford Fiesta—and the childhood toys known as Transformers. Patel enlisted his father, Pravin, who converts cars into hearses and limos, to help him slice the automobile into pieces and reassemble them …

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

At 4.4 Billion Years Old, Oz Crystals Confirmed As World's Oldest

Scientists have used a powerful new technique to prove that some tiny crystals found in Western Australia are indeed the oldest known materials formed on Earth.<p>Back in 2001, scientists reported that one of the zircon crystals was about 4.4 billion years old — so old that not everyone believed …