Michael Angelo Tomboc

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Overwhelming Cause of California Wildfires: Humans

As blazes continue around San Diego, can humans do more to prevent future fires?<p>Investigators around San Diego continue searching for the causes of ten fires that burned thousands of acres of land in the area this week, after determining that one of the blazes was set by sparks from construction …

Russian Rocket Carrying Advanced Satellite Crashes Shortly After Lift-Off

The unmanned rocket's launch and initial descent looked good, but an unspecified failure during the third stage of flight resulted in a crash, according to NASA Space Flight. In the video, at about 1:50 after lift-off, unusual bursts of flames can be seen shooting out, before it eventually …

LittleBits' Arduino module puts the focus on programming, not wiring

Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. LittleBits is aware of just how intimidating these make-it-yourself gadgets can be, so it has just launched its …

Microsoft welcomed Nokia employees with a history book

Nokia employees who joined Microsoft as a result of the recent merger received a surprise package to welcome them aboard.<p>Designed by a company called TCOLondon, a 128-page illustrated commemorative book was sent to former Nokia staffers last month on the day Microsoft and Nokia officially merged. …

Solar-powered Skylock smart bike lock offers security, sharing

It's happened to far too many people -- you lock up your bike, meet a friend or grab a bite, and come back only to find your ride stripped down or gone.<p>Well, Velo Labs has decided to do something about it. Drawing on its founders Boeing and Jawbone engineering expertise, this startup has invented …

Rechargeable Batteries

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