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Heat Wave Grips American Plains, South

As the White House warns of rising temperatures and far-reaching effects of climate change, millions throughout the Southeast and Plains are in the grip of high temperatures pushing toward triple digits.<p>Records are in danger Wednesday from Lincoln, Neb., to Charleston, S.C. Many cities will see …

LG launches fridges, washers and cookers that chat

<b>A new LG text chat service allows fridge owners to see what food is inside as well as controlling other home appliances from the company.</b><p>The app can only be used to do this in South Korea, but LG said it planned to extend it to the US and other markets at a later date.<p>Samsung has already released …

Epson Made Their Own Version of Google Glass and You Can Buy It Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The company that spent years bringing you printers, ink, paper is now challenging Google with their …

We’re About 100 Years Away From a Real RoboCop

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 02.12.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>We all love <i>RoboCop</i>. Sure, …

Scientists Grow First Functioning Human Lungs - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | February 17, 2014 3:09 pm<p>Researchers in Texas grew adult lungs (right) starting with “scaffolding” (left) that’s left behind from …

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines<p>The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, <i>Jeopardy!</i>-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up …

Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014

As we prepare for a new year, we're excited about gear that brings to life for the first time ideas that have long been only future tense.<p>Why wait for the future? We're ready for science fiction to become real.<p>As the calendar gets set to turn from 2013 to 2014, it's also time to get excited about …

Brain Implants Could Give People Perfect Memories And Night Vision

Soon, they could give people super senses and radically improved memory and focus.<p>"Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago," write Gary Marcus, an NYU professor of psychology, and Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in …

Wearable electronics could someday run on body heat

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: KAIST<p>A newly developed thin, flexible patch converts body heat into electricity, adding to the possibility that …

Pig Hearts Could Someday Beat in Human Chests - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | April 30, 2014 1:52 pm<p>A new source for desperately-needed heart transplants is a step closer to reality. Scientists reported this …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

Captain Of Korean Ferry Arrested As Vessel Sinks Below Surface

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week in the Yellow Sea, leaving at least 28 dead and hundreds missing, has been arrested, along with two other crew members, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.<p>The 69-year-old captain, Lee Jun-Seok, faces five counts including …

At Least 13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster.<p>NBC News confirmed that all of the dead were Sherpa guides.<p>The guides had gone early in the morning to fix the ropes for …

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern …