Michael Habib

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

Teen Girl Who Survived Shooting That Claimed Her Entire Family Quotes ‘Harry Potter’ Character During Stirring Memorial in Her Hometown

The 15-year-old girl Texas girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed wiped away tears and quoted the wise man from the “Harry Potter” series during a public memorial for her family Saturday.<p>“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one …

MIT reactor gets a second shot at producing unlimited clean energy

Nuclear fusion is the holy grail of scientists (and politicians) as it could produce limitless free energy without nasty consequences like meltdowns and radioactive waste. Though nobody's been able to build a reactor that produces more energy than it consumes (except arguably one time), scientists …

The Deltaprintr 3D Printer Nearly Sells Out On Kickstarter In Less Than A Week

What do you do when your school can’t afford a 3D printer? If you’re Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev you build one yourself. Their printer, called Deltaprintr, has just launched on Kickstarter and the pair has already hit $102,000 out of a $195,000 goal. Their goal is to create an inexpensive, …

Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …

American becomes unlikely new star on Arabs Got Talent

<b>When singing songs by Umm Kalthoum, the legendary Egyptian diva, Jennifer Grout can easily deceive even the best-trained ears.</b><p>She's an American with no Arab roots, who speaks only a few words of Arabic, and yet her singing barely betrays her identity.<p>To make the challenge even harder, Jennifer has …

Flute

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

E.coli

Blow to multiple human species idea

<b>The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow.</b><p>Instead, scientists say early human fossils found in Africa and Eurasia may have been part of the same species.<p>Writing in the journal Science, the team says that <i>Homo habilis</i>, <i>Homo</i> …

University College London

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

A Yarn-Bombed Bridge And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Hyperloop: Crazy or crazy awesome? (pictures)

Hyperloop transportation system<p>Hyperloop passenger capsule<p>Proposed route<p>Energy cost per passenger<p>Hyperloop capsule configuration<p>Hyperloop passenger capsule<p>Tubes of steel<p>Compressed air reservoir and aerodynamic lift<p>Compressor schematic<p>A closed loop system<p>Cost breakdown<p>Caption by James Martin / Photo …

Elon Musk

Master swordsmith forges Zelda's Master Sword

Tony Swatton, a master swordsmith with a long line of film and TV credits under his belt, has crafted a totally functional replica of The Legend of Zelda's Master Sword.<p>Whether you know it or not, you've probably seen Tony Swatton's work.<p>The smith's swords, arms, and armor have appeared in more …

TV shows

'Paying Till It Hurts': Why American Health Care Is So Pricey

It costs $13,660 for an American to have a hip replacement in Belgium; in the U.S., it's closer to $100,000.<p>Americans pay more for health care than people in many other developed countries, and Elisabeth Rosenthal is trying to find out why. The <i>New York Times</i> correspondent is spending a year …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

4 in 5 in USA face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Illustrator Adrien Noterdaem loves The Simpsons more than you do. He also enjoys many other colorful characters and turning them into yellow Springfield dwellers.<p>Joffrey Baratheon is too tall. In an illustration that made the Internet rounds recently, the cruel, young king you love to hate on <i>Game</i> …

Mad Men

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Photographers

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

Chow Down In Sync With Your Circadian Clock

We've already nudged you this week about the benefits of breakfast. And this got us thinking more about the timing of our meals.<p>There's a growing body of evidence to suggest that when we eat during a 24-hour cycle is likely more important for our health than we realized.<p>Take, for instance, a study …

CO2ube filters out carbon dioxide from your tailpipe

The CO2ube Kickstarter project filters out carbon dioxide at the scene of the crime: your car's tailpipe.<p>Carbon dioxide emissions have been linked to all sorts of environmental ills. Improvements in car design are helping the issue, but the CO2ube Kickstarter project wants to take carbon dioxide …

Carbon Dioxide

Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

A promotional video by Volvo details many of the active safety technologies it has developed and is in the process of developing, all with the goal of eliminating accidents.<p>In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This …

Driverless Cars