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Apple Cyber Monday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on iPhone, MacBook, iPad, iMac and Apple Watch

Feature<p>Black Friday may have come and gone, but the deals are still going strong this Cyber Monday. From instant cash discounts to exclusive coupon …

Hanergy Launches Solar Powered Cars In China

China’s Hanergy Holding Group (Hanergy) has unveiled four solar-powered electric concept cars, set for production within three years. Hanergy is a large clean-energy company and one of the largest thin-film solar cell manufacturers in the world. Hanergy is also the owner of U.S. based Alta Devices, …

Solar Power

The Raspberry Pi 3 adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and still costs only $35

The addition of Bluetooth will be more important for hobbyists and researchers, who are already using Pis to collect data from various sensors around their labs and homes. With on-board Bluetooth, the Pi will now be able to collect data from sensors without being directly wired to them. Being able …

Raspberry Pi

RocketClub Lets Early Adopters Earn A Financial Stake In Startups

When a startup manages a successful exit, its earliest adopters usually don’t get much in return except for bragging rights. RocketClub wants to change that.<p>The platform helps young tech companies recruit users who are willing to complete tasks — including market research, product testing, or …

Tesla hires yet another chip architecture titan out of Apple’s PA Semi, feeding the rumor that it plans to design its own silicon

If there’s indeed a poaching chess game going on between Tesla and Apple, it would appear the automaker is winning in acquiring quality pieces. Just a few week after we exclusively reported that Tesla hired legendary chip architect Jim Keller as new “Vice-President of Autopilot Hardware …

Modified Bitcoin Technology Set to Change the Energy Game

If you have ever heard of blockchain, chances are it was because of the rise of cryptocurrencies, with the poster child being Bitcoin. Now, it …

Blockchain

I was waiting for the moonrise to make a timelapse movie of its accent, by practicing my light painting. I was trying to find the right settings to image the stars behind the subject. I took this Selfie, one of many only when I got back to the camera, a "scratch" appeared in the upper right. I thought some of the light from my multicolored flashlight must have grazed the lens. But on closer examination, I realized I had managed to Catch a Meteor that appears to have struck the atmoshere at a glancing angle and like a thrown flat stone skipping over the water, this object dipped into the atmosphere several times before flying back into space. I'm seeking verification and discovery of what this flying, no doubt wingless wonder I captured, actually was? Recorded at 7pm in Kihei Hawaii. Camera was Canon 60D, ISO 4000, f/5 at 15 sec exposure with brand new Canon 24mm Macro lens I purchased specifically to image the amazing Hawaii night sky. What a great gift to have this eon's old flying fragment of matter, magically appear behind my back! You can actually see the bright nodes as it dipped in and out of Earths Atmosphere before continuing its FLIGHT! Tweet

Amazon unveils hybrid drone prototype to make deliveries within 30 minutes

Retail company’s UAV can fly vertically, like a helicopter, and horizontally like a plane but may still face regulatory obstacles in US, despite safety features<p>Amazon has unveiled a new hybrid delivery drone that can fly both vertically, as a helicopter capable of landing in customers’ backyards, …

Drones

Cirque du Soleil Now Makes You a Part of the Show In Virtual Reality

Acrobatic training not required<p>When you think of Cirque du Soleil, the words that most likely come to mind are “theatrics,” “acrobatics” and “prolific.” Since its founding in 1984, the Montreal, Canada-based company has produced 37 shows and employs nearly 4,000 people across the world. What you …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

'Sonogenetics' allows brain cells to be controlled by sound waves

Scientists have used genetically modified worms to show that ultrasound can be used to activate brain, heart and muscle cells from outside the body<p>Scientists have bred worms with genetically modified nervous systems that can be controlled by bursts of sound waves.<p>The tiny nematodes change direction …

Organisms

Bullet-Time Light-Painting Using a Rig of 50 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Cameras

What happens when you combine the art of light painting with fifty Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless cameras? The team at ZOLAQ in Germany wanted to know …

Olympus Cameras

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Physics

Big Insurer Expands Coverage For Telemedicine

It just got easier for 1 million UnitedHealthcare members to see the doctor from the comfort of home.<p>UnitedHealthcare, the largest health insurance carrier in the United States, is widening its footprint in telemedicine.<p>On Thursday, the company began offering insurance coverage for telemedicine …

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These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Appeal halts Brazilian judge's order to suspend WhatsApp

A Brazilian judge order to suspend WhatsApp has been halted by an appeal, according to <i>O Globo</i>. The suspension was first ordered on February 11th after an ongoing investigation in which WhatsApp apparently declined to assist law enforcement, but was immediately appealed by WhatsApp, and after weeks …

Privacy

New Invention - Flow: Honey on Tap Directly From your Beehive

Using Toys and Forced Perspective to Get Professional, Low-Budget Visual Effects

While working on a feature film called <i>The Grind</i>, filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky had to come up with a way to shoot a flashback scene, complete with …

Glip Launches Update To Make Its Work Chat More Productive

Glip, a messaging tool that was launched in 2014, has today released a big update to its service that overhauls the interface and improves the service’s first-party productivity tools.<p>The company’s overhaul comes at a time when other messaging companies like Slack are really starting to gain steam. …

Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

National Parks

Skin patch turns friction into electricity to power wearables

Until we find that perfect technology to power wearables with our own bodies, scientists all over the world are going to keep developing possible candidates. A team from the National University of Singapore, for instance, has developed a flexible, postage-sized device that can convert static …

Scientists turn sweat into electricity with a temporary tattoo

What if running a 5K could do more than just burn calories? A team at the University of California San Diego have developed a temporary tattoo-like sensor that keeps tabs on exercise and converts sweat into electricity. The removable device monitors lactate: a substance that's present in …

This 3D-Printed Telescope Takes a Lumia Smartphone for Astrophotography and Citizen Science

One day soon, people around the world may be contributing vast amounts of information to the science of space using a cheap 3D-printed telescope and …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Light Painting Photography by Martin Kimbell

Amazing long exposure light painting photography by Martin Kimbell.<p>Check out this stunning selection of light paintings by Martin Kimbell, a …

Photography

How to Take Professional Quality Photos With a Phone by Household Hacker

Household Hacker demonstrates how to take professional quality photos with a phone in a new instructional video. To pull off this technique, users …

WordPress

Elephant Steady camera stabilizer uses iPhone gyro to stay on the level

Designed by Japanese tech firm Adplus, the Elephant Steady latches onto the back of an iPhone 4S or higher (or 5th-gen iPod touch) using a built-in …