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15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

Chicago challenges WTC's claim to tallest U.S. building

The Second City — apparently tired of looking up at New York — could be conspiring to steal the title of the nation's tallest building.<p>A …

Turkey’s New Undersea Tunnel Is Built to Resist Earthquakes

How engineers made a train tunnel that connects two continents<p><b>Istanbul has tunnel vision. A new undersea tunnel now connects the city's Asian and European sides and faced a major engineering challenge: withstanding the area's potentially devastating earthquakes.</b><p>October 29 marked the 90th …

Beautiful Photo of NASA’s LADEE On Its Way to the Moon Behind the NYC Skyline

Earlier today, we shared the news that NASA has officially joined Instagram, and just in time to share some photos of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust …

U.S. Competitiveness Up, Ranking Fifth, Survey Says

U.S. competitiveness among global economies suffered after the 2008 global economic crisis. Four years after the crisis, the U.S. slipped in the World Economic Forum's annual competitiveness ranking. This year it's back up a bit: The U.S. rose to fifth position overall from seventh last year, in …

What to Expect on a Viking River Cruise

River cruising is a unique category of vacation. Different from ocean cruising, it more closely resembles a land-based trip with a quality tour …

Microsoft Says Xbox One Is Worth $100 More Than PS4

<i>It’s only a Benjamin.</i><p>The pre-next-gen console wars are all fiery and hot even before product release.<p>Fans and corporations alike continue to throw punches, defending their system and attacking the other.<p>One of the major remaining differences between the next consoles on offer from Microsoft (MSFT) …

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Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

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Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition Outed

Spartan Ops, War Games and more included.<p><b>Update:</b> A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed the Game of the Year Edition and provided the following …

Vine hits impressive 40 million users. The key? Comedy

In a very nonchalant tweet Tuesday, Vine announced that it has now surpassed 40 million users.<p>How much growth is that? A whopping 207% since it hit 13 million just two months ago.<p>Though Vine has only been around since January, it has quickly become a leader in the short-video market, and a big …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Microsoft Releases Yet Another TV Ad Criticising the iPad’s ‘Lack of Features’

- Jul 12, 2013<p>In yet another continuation of their campaign against Apple’s iPad, Microsoft has aired another TV ad, criticizing the iPad for its …

Valve introduces Pipeline, teaches high school students how to get a job in gaming

Valve sounds like an incredible place to work, if its "Handbook for New Employees" is any indication, but the game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and <i>Portal</i> typically hires extremely experienced, talented individuals. Where does that leave you if you're a student who dreams of …

Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

The pesky bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), best known for causing staph infections such as MRSA, ranges dramatically in form. In fact, recent studies indicate that S. aureus performs an efficient little microevolution to adapt to its host, so that it can evade the immune system and even …

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We’re taking more pictures than ever … so why are cameras dying off?

Are smartphones set to replace digital cameras the way digital replaced film?<p>You would think that in a world where hundreds of thousands of photos are shared every minute, camera makers would be absolutely in heaven. Instead, they're struggling to maintain both their income and their relevance.<p>The …

Google tackles Rubik's Cube with museum partnership

Google has acquired a taste for the museum business, it appears.<p>It's brought high-resolution reproductions of many works of art online, added museums to Google Maps' Street View, and built an interactive animation Web site called This Exquisite Forest for the Tate Modern in London.<p>Now it's getting …

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Goodyear bids goodbye to blimps, says hello to zeppelins

AKRON, Ohio -- To Goodyear, a blimp is a blimp, even if it's not a blimp.<p>For decades, the tire giant has been flying its signature airships around the United States, mostly over sporting events, and has become one of the most recognizable icons in the world.<p>But Goodyear's current fleet of three …

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From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Man with ties to Boston bombing suspect admits role in 2011 murders; shot during FBI questioning

Dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and another man — who was killed by the FBI on Wednesday — murdered three people in Massachusetts after a drug deal went wrong in 2011, law enforcement sources tell NBC News.<p>Sources say that what began as a drug ripoff ended in a triple homicide when …

Should US companies be allowed to hack China in revenge? New report says yes

Cyber security experts disagree, calling the idea 'remarkably bad'<p>It's no secret that major US companies have been victims of a growing number of hacks from overseas in recent years, allegedly by attackers looking to steal corporate information and intellectual property, such as patented software. …

The First Web Page, Amazingly, Is Lost

Given the World Wide Web's ubiquity, you might be tempted to believe that everything is online. But there's one important piece of the Web's own history that can't be found through a search engine: the very first Web page.<p>Now a team at the lab where the World Wide Web was invented is seeking to …

Holder says drone strikes since 2009 have killed four U.S. citizens

On the eve of a major address by President Barack Obama on his counterterrorism policy, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that drone strikes since 2009 had killed four Americans overseas – one of whom, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was targeted in Yemen because he’d planned and was planning terrorist …

Tesla Has A Fresh $1 Billion — And Lots of Ways To Spend It

Tesla Motors Inc. just raised about $1 billion in new capital, riding a remarkable burst of investor exuberance. New Tesla shareholders will now get to see just how fast the auto business gobbles up money.<p>After it pays off a $452.4 million federal loan, Tesla says in a filing today that it will …