Michael Salisbury

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Watch Kitty Hawk’s early test pilots learn to love the flying motorbike

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a sort of a flying car except it’s not a car at all – it’s much more like a flying ATV, which is probably more legitimately all-terrain than most. Linguistics aside, it’s a very cool piece of tech that’s backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it’s already in the …

Flying Car

New ‘4D’ Adidas shoes are catered to your weight

Back in the 1990s all it took to sell shoes was a celebrity — typically a sports star — to give them a half-hearted endorsement. That’s it. These …

Shoes

Discovery of Giant Viruses Adds an Unexpected Twist to The Debate: Are Viruses Alive?

They're more zombie than life form.<p>What the hell is that? Scientists ask this question every day when trying to work out how different living things …

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai has announced yet another pioneering initiative, but this time it's not the world's first rotating skyscraper or 3D printed office. It's a fleet of flying taxis.<p>Small enough to fit into a car parking space when folded up, the one-seater passenger drones made by Chinese company Ehang …

Touchscreens

Smart condom i-Con will rate your sexual performance

A British company claims to have created the world’s first “smart condom” which rates blokes performances and helps detects STIs.<p>The i-Con Smart Condom is like a FitBit, but for your penis.<p>It provides all the statistics men need to assess their sexual prowess.<p>Data includes duration of intercourse, …

Buying a Tesla could soon include lifetime insurance and maintenance

Once price to rule them all. Or, um, something like that.<p>Tesla today detailed a desire to make a car’s purchase price all-inclusive. For buyers, this means bundled insurance and maintenance as long as you own the car. It’s an outside-the-box plan, but one Tesla is already working on with its Asian …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Computer Science

Psychiatric patients wait the longest in emergency rooms, survey shows

The situation wasn’t unusual for Stanford, Calif., emergency physician Suzanne Lippert: The patient before her was a woman in her 60s suffering from severe depression, who said she had a plan to take her own life. The problem for Lippert: No inpatient bed was immediately available, so the woman …

Mental Health

My new robot friend Kobi loves to mow the lawn and plow snow

Kobi is a modular robot that’s basically a Roomba for snow and leaves. It’ll mulch grass and leaves, throw snow into a dedicated area, and mow the lawn. You have to define its physical boundaries through its app and where to dump the leaves and snow, but after that, the company says Kobi apparently …

Web Development

These are the 10 wealthiest tech billionaires in the world

Of the world's 10 richest tech billionaires, four are college dropouts. All are men, all are from two countries (the United States and China), and all currently are or were heads of companies.<p>These are some <i>seriously</i> wealthy folks — <b>the entry level to this list is $18.2 billion</b> net worth (that …

Emerging Markets

BMW's self-balancing motorcycle of tomorrow

In the distant future, motorcycle riders will have no need of helmets or padded clothing. They also won't need to put their feet on the ground when they stop. That's because, according to BMW, the motorcycle of the future will balance itself and will help the driver avoid crashes.<p>BMW, which is …

Time Warner

Russia is seriously running out of cash

Russia is bleeding cash at an alarming rate.<p>After almost two years in recession, the country's rainy day fund has shrunk to just $32.2 billion this month, according to the Russian Finance Ministry. It was $91.7 billion in September 2014, just before oil prices started to collapse.<p>And it's getting …

Russia

Elon Musk Tells You His Plan for Mars

<i>To "be out there among the stars ... That's the future that's exciting.</i> <i><br>You need things like that to be glad to wake up in the morning. Life<br>can't just be about solving problems, they have to be inspiring and<br>make you glad to be alive."</i><br>-- Elon Musk<p>Elon Musk teaches presidents about rocket science -- …

We Have High Hopes For The So-Called "Keurig Of Weed"

There are already Keurig-like pods and devices for Campbell's soup, juicing, and cocktails. The machine is arguably all we need to fuel up, fill up, …

Cutting-edge theatre: world’s first virtual reality operation goes live

Medical experts hope surgery live-streamed in VR will make healthcare fairer and boost training<p>Stretched out on a table in a large, bright operating theatre at the Royal London hospital, a patient is awaiting Shafi Ahmed’s first incision in a procedure that will remove cancerous tissue from his …

Virtual Reality

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

Consciousness

Surgeons in China used a pig's cornea to give a 14-year-old boy his sight back

That is a problem in China, and elsewhere, where demand is high. But doctors there are solving the problem — by using pig's corneas.<p>A medical team at Zhongshan University in Guangdong, China successfully gave a 14-year-old boy sight back into his right eye by using a pig's cornea.<p>It's not the first …

China

Digital addiction is the world’s next great health crisis

A recent Atlantic piece introduces us to Griffin, a teenage addict from California. Poor Griffin. He was woken up in the middle of the night, thrown on a plane and driven out to the Utah desert to start a rehab program.<p>His addiction? The internet.<p>Yes, addiction is a word we throw around a lot …

Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds

There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a pretty positive step towards "Fantastic Voyage." Mades at the same lab that developed "nanocars," …

American companies could soon mine asteroids for profit

The United States Senate has passed the Space Act of 2015, which includes a range of legislative changes intended to boost the US space …

Space Exploration

In New York, A Day’s Work Will Buy An iPhone. In Kiev, It Takes 13 Weeks

Compare your purchasing power in cities around the world, in universal iPhone or Big Mac units.<p>How many hours do you need to work to pay for a new iPhone? If you’re a New Yorker, then you need to toil for 24 hours to pay for a 16GB iPhone 6. But if you work in Kiev, Ukraine, you’ll need to work for …

Is Nuzzle The iPod Of Pet Insurance? Ammunition Thinks So.

This smart collar insures a pet’s health in more ways than one.<p>In America, as much as 47% of all households have a dog, and up to 37% have a cat. Despite this, only 2% of all Americans have any form of pet insurance. Not because they don’t love their pet. Not because their pet doesn’t get sick. Not …

Wearable Tech

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

BP fined a record $20.8 billion for oil spill disaster

BP PLC — the company responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — will pay a record $20.8 billion to the US government to cover damages caused by the disaster, the Department of Justice announced Monday. The deal finalizes an agreement between BP and the federal government that was first …

Oil & Gas Industry

Apple and Google are the world’s top two most valuable brands

Consultancy firm Interbrand has released its latest listing of the world’s most valuable brands, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IBM have landed at the top of the chart for at least the fifth consecutive year.<p>Apple and Google remain in the top spots – the third year in a row that they’ve been in …

NASA tests the 'Ferrari of rocket engines' for mission to Mars

The RS-25 engine for NASA's new Space Launch System rocket makes current jet engines look like "a wind-up toy."<p>If we're going to get humans to Mars, we're going to need a bigger rocket with a much more powerful engine.<p>This is the RS-25, the engine designed for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, …

Space Travel

Smart Glass Maker View Raises $150M

View, a company which specializes in creating something called dynamic glass, raised a ton of new capital Thursday to fund their specialized windows that can change tint in response to weather conditions or smartphone commands.<p>The company announced a raise of $150 million in funding Thursday. Those …

Venture Capital

More people are going to buy air conditioners — and they may need a ton of energy

Mo' air conditioners, mo' problems<p>Air conditioners can feel like nothing short of a godsend at the height of summer, but as climate change drives temperatures higher and income growth increases AC adoption, air conditioning could become as much of a problem as it is a solution. In a new study on AC …

Climate Change

That Dog Won't Hunt: Cops Can't Keep You Waiting for K-9s, Supreme Court Says

Cops can't continue to hold a suspect without probable cause even for the few minutes they might need to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to show up, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.<p>Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the 6-3 majority that if a traffic stop is otherwise completed, holding on to the …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg