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Moth Eyes May Inspire Major Advance in Smartphone Design

Inspired by the nanostructures on moth eyes, engineers and materials scientists have been developing anti-reflection films with a wide variety of applications.<p>(Inside Science) — Moths' eyes sport nanoscale structures on their surfaces that minimize light reflection. This feature helps the insects …

Nanotech

NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — here's what it saw

On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.<p>Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive …

Astronomy
Portable

Wait, did Newt Scamander actually have a cameo in the “Harry Potter” movies???

Some of the greatest things about the <i>Harry Potter</i> franchise — after the books and movies, of course — would be the fans. Their ideas and insights …

SURFER on Twitter: "VIDEO: @coco_ho, @LakeyPeterson, @maliamanuel, and @Sageerickson can't stop smiling at the @KSWaveCo Surf Ranch. https://t.co/0P20gQBCKf… https://t.co/nmYSkY7AjN"

Your Opening Day Recap At The Maui Pro - Catch up on the action from Honolua Bay

A few lay days have paused the final women’s event of the year at Honolua Bay. Tyler Wright locked up the women’s title over a month ago in France, …

Aquatic Sports

Ladies’ Day At Kelly’s Wave Pool - With Coco Ho, Sage Erickson, Malia Manuel, and Lakey Peterson

We hope you’ve had the opportunity this Thanksgiving holiday to enjoy a session or two at your local break and to engage in some saltwater gratitude. …

Surfing
Portugal
Portugal

Looking for aliens on ocean worlds: 'You'd be in denial to believe there isn't life out there'

The blue water of Buzzards Bay glittered as boats bobbed on the gently undulating surface and gulls swooped among their sails. The seaside air at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was thick with the sweet smell of grass and the tang of saltwater. This was late summer on Cape Cod - our ocean …

Fantasy art: the future of energy and water technology - in pictures

They look like designs from the pages of a futurist’s notepad, but the concepts below are some of the finalists in the biennial public art contest held by the Land Art Generator Initiative (Lagi).<p>These ideas illustrate the possibility of marrying aesthetics with renewable energy and water …

Land Art

Samsung's Value Drops Almost $7 Billion After Galaxy Notes 'Catch Fire'

Samsung Electronics’ (ssnlf) mobile recovery was under pressure on Thursday after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid …

Galaxy Note

Disneyland’s Tower Of Terror Is Getting A ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Makeover In January

Disney’s Tower of Terror ride just is perhaps the scariest of all Disney attractions, it being a straight drop and all. That being said, Disney’s Tower of Terror is still one of their most popular attractions at their amusement parks, currently wearing a <i>Twilight Zone</i> theme and narrative leading up …

5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

NASA Just Released 1000 Otherworldly Images of Mars That Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

Ever since NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) back in 2005, the spacecraft has been photographing the red planet and sending …

Bonds of the sea: exploring the magnetic world of surfing in Barbarian Days

What do war journalism and surfing have in common? On the face of it, not much: surfing is a frivolous pastime and war reporting a humanitarian endeavour to shine a light on violent conflict in ways that put the observer’s life on the line. However, the parallels between the two haunt journalist …

Books

Rising sea levels caused by global warming could be good news for coral reefs

Global warming could do at least as much to protect the world’s coral reefs as it will to damage them, new research from Australia suggests.<p>Climate change has long been believed to be disastrous for the fragile marine environments, but fresh modelling has predicted that oceanic changes caused by …

Climate Change

World's fastest EV trounces Tesla Model S and LaFerrari in drag race

When Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili unveiled its Concept_One, the world's fastest electric vehicle (EV) this spring, we were blown away by both …

Snowden: NSA hack is likely a warning from Russia

Notorious NSA contractor-turned-privacy advocate Edward Snowden today took to Twitter to discuss the details of yesterday’s ‘Equation Group’ hack. The Equation Group — allegedly an offshoot of the NSA — saw its defenses penetrated by a group calling itself ‘The Shadow Brokers.’ Eventually this data …

Meet the Incredibly Fit Guy Who Eats Chipotle Every Single Day

Devin Cunningham, 25, has great abs. But his secret might surprise you. He says his steady diet of Chipotle, which he’s been been eating every single …

Fitness

Badass Swedish Cop Takes Down Pickpocket While Sunbathing

A pickpocket made the unwise decision to try to steal from a group of off-duty police officers, and the result was brilliantly captured in a viral …

Possible New Whale Species Discovered In Pacific Ocean

A story of a corpse, a Japanese legend, and misidentified displays<p>Since the 1940s, Japanese whalers have spoken of a rare whale variety, a smaller and darker version of the Baird’s beaked whale. They called the animal <i>karasu</i>, or raven, and said that you could only see them at the Namuro Strait …

Gold Coast

Elizabeth Olsen: a film career in pictures - Telegraph

Romantic Comedy

Suspending a chicken over your bed could protect against Zika virus and malaria

It sounds like a pretty 'fowl' suggestion but the odour of chickens could be the key to preventing malaria or even Zika, scientists believe.<p>Experiments by Swedish and Ethiopian scientists found that mosquitoes steer clear of homes which contain a live chicken suspended in a cage.<p>The researchers …

Ex-airport boss admits to US holiday scam

<b>A former New Jersey airport official has pleaded guilty to using his position to get a weekly direct flight to his holiday home.</b><p>David Samson, a mentor to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, could be sentenced to up to two years in prison.<p>United Airlines ended the money-losing route from Newark, New …

Corruption

Terrorism by truck has long been feared by law enforcement

A terrorist attack involving a large truck — similar to the assault that killed at least 77 in Nice, France, Thursday — has been a scenario law enforcement officials in California and beyond have long analyzed.<p>Police have focused mostly on the possibility of terrorists packing a truck with …

Suicide Squad in pictures: Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie at the New York Premiere, plus why Batman is the real villain

Facebook *is* biasing the news — but not in the way you think

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to show a video of Philando Castile— a black man who was shot by the police at a routine traffic stop in Minnesota — on the Facebook Live video platform. It shows Castile covered in blood, dying next to his distraught girlfriend and her baby …

Social Media