Matthew Helton

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How Dutch team is 3D-printing a full-sized house

Architects in Amsterdam have started building what they say is one of the world's first full-sized 3D-printed houses.<p>The structure is being built using a plastic heavily based on plant oil.<p>The team behind the house claim it is a waste-free, eco-friendly way to design and construct the cities of the …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

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North Korea test fires 30 missiles into the sea

South Korea has urged North Korea earlier this week to stop what it called "provocative" and potentially dangerous tests<p>North Korea has test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from …

Global executions rose by 15 per cent in 2013

The rise in the known judicial uses of the death penalty was chiefly due to Iraq and Iran<p>The number of known executions worldwide rose to at least 778 last year following a surge in Iraq and Iran, Amnesty International has said, but China remains the world's biggest state executioner by far.<p>Beijing …

What Spring? Winter Storm Glances East, Pounds Cape Cod

Just days after the official end of one of the snowiest winters on record, a massive snowstorm smashed into Cape Cod and eastern Maine early Wednesday and is expected to hang around for much of the day, forecasters said.<p>“There will be blizzard conditions in place across much of Cape Cod, Nantucket …

Anti-violent game politician Leland Yee arrested in connection to gun trafficking

In a turn of events that sound an <i>awful</i> lot like something out of <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, a prominent politician has been arrested on corruption, gun-running and money laundering charges. The irony here is that it's California Democratic Senator Leland Yee, who was a vocal supporter of gun regulation and …

Switzerland to host the first Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes

A coalition of Swiss robotics labs has announced the Cybathlon, the first-ever international competition for athletes who use prosthetics and other aids, will be held in October of 2016.<p>The competition is modeled after the Olympics and will feature six events: a bike race, leg race, wheelchair …

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

What Johnny Manziel has to prove Saturday

There's nothing Johnny Manziel needs to prove in terms of performance against FCS opponent Sam Houston State (or anyone else, for that matter) on Saturday. He threw for three touchdowns in eight passing attempts in less than one half against Rice, and if things go as expected, he might get about …

Sorry, lobbyists! Europe’s post-Snowden privacy reform gets a major boost

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Tough times loom for U.S. cloud companies selling into Europe. On Monday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil …

Google launches new anti-DDoS service called 'Project Shield'

Google has announced a new suite of tools for activists and non-profits at their Ideas conference in New York today, including tools for evading web censorship and oppressive regimes. The biggest focus has been on DDoS attacks, a kind of brute-force action that can easily take down a small site …

New iOS iWork & iLife icons/features appear on Apple’s website, GarageBand going free with in-app-purchases

On the ‘Built-in Apps’ page in the iPhone 5s and 5c section of Apple’s website, although the actual app screenshots look the same, Apple is using new (flatter) iOS icons for the iLife and iWork suites designed to match the style of iOS 7. The iPhoto and GarageBand icons are identical to the ones …

Soup Recipes Simmering With Chicken, Potato, Veggies And More

It doesn't matter how many bowls of chicken noodle soup you've eaten ... the next time you come down with a cold it's going to be exactly what you need. And the number of times you've had tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner will not stop you from craving it on that next rainy, autumn evening. …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant Gale crater on the red planet were found to contain clay minerals that can have formed only in …

Hot Flashes in Cold Waters? Killer Whales Undergo Menopause

This rare evolutionary trait may enable older females to help offspring survive.<p><b>Killer whales have been revealed to be one of only three species whose females are known to undergo menopause—living on long after their reproductive years in order to help their offspring, particularly their sons,</b> …

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

Stanford Wide Receiver Kodi Whitfield Makes Filthy One-Handed Catch

The No. 13 Stanford Cardinal defeated the No. 9 UCLA Bruins 24-10 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Cardinal wide receiver Kodi Whitfield had a one-handed catch for the ages, putting the Cardinal up 10-3 in the third quarter.<p>Watch Whitfield's catch of the year as he makes an unbelievable grab in the …

Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Ole Miss Linemen Can't Find Coach to Give Him a Gatorade Bath

Ole Miss pulled off a 27-24 upset of No. 6 LSU on Saturday night, culminating in a moment that certainly warranted a Gatorade bath for Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze. However, the two linemen that planned on providing the bath couldn't find him because he was shaking LSU coach Les Miles' hand.<p>Their …

College Football

Day of SEC Upsets Impacts BCS Rankings, BCS Bowls and Heisman Trophy Race

There are always a few weeks every year in college football where carrying a high ranking seems more like a curse than a compliment.<p>Saturday, Oct. 19, was one of those days.<p>No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida all went down on Saturday as favorites in …

College Football

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

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