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Review: What It’s Like to Have Super Hearing Abilities - MIT Technology Review

I never thought much about what it would be like to change the way the world around me sounds; if I don’t like the sound of a street musician or the …

Music Production

'Snowstorm' personal flying machine lifts off in Singapore

What you're looking at above is Snowstorm, a personal flying machine. This electric-powered aircraft, designed and built by a group of students from the National University of Singapore, can be controlled by a human pilot and is capable of a vertical takeoff and landing. Snowstorm was created as …

How one Japanese startup tackles urban parking woes using smart poles

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> We are told that one out of five drivers in urban areas in the US is constantly driving in circles hunting for a parking space. As problem solvers, parking-sharing services, such as Akippa in Japan, JustPark and Park Circa in other countries, are emerging.<p>Released in early November, …

‘Key Figure’ in Silk Road Drug Marketplace Arrested

Roger Thomas Clark is accused of being "a senior adviser" to Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht.<p>Roger Thomas Clark, accused of being “a senior adviser” of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht, has been arrested in Thailand. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the news in a press release late this …

Silk Road

Giant drone transports humans, but only indoors, for now

Next to the hoverboard, the ever-elusive "flying car" is the most sought-after futuristic technology that still has yet to become a staple of our …

BMW won't rush automated driving because the tech 'must be 100% reliable'

BMW has been an industry leader in automated driving technology, but you might not be able to tell that from its current stable of products. Though …

Ajinkya Rahane
North Africa

Microsoft starts to open source its JavaScript engine Chakra

Microsoft today announced plans to open source the core components of Chakra, the company’s JavaScript engine that’s used in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. The project, dubbed ChakraCore, will be released on GitHub in January (although initially it will be Windows-only).<p>Aside from powering …

The U.S. is running out of bombs to drop on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force, leading to depleted munitions stockpiles and calls to ramp up funding and weapons production.<p>As the U.S. ramps up its …

Military
Rowing

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of November 30, 2015)

The worst mass shooting in almost three years was carried out this week in San Bernardino, California. Fourteen people lost their lives in the attack, the motives for which are still under investigation. Read the latest below, as well as the other biggest news stories of the week.<p><b>1.</b> F.B.I. Treating …

Stoke City 2 Manchester City 0, match report: Marko Arnautovic runs riot against hapless City

Stoke vs Man City - Manuel Pellegrini's side crushed by Stoke to deal blow to their Premier League title hopes<p>This was the day when Xherdan Shaqiri proved he can do it on a wet and windy afternoon in Stoke, as Manchester City were blown away at the Britannia.<p>Shaqiri underlined exactly why he is …

Paris Attacks: Ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud 'Had Connections In Birmingham'

The ringleader of the Paris attacks had links to people in the UK, according to reports.<p>Two Western officials told the Wall Street Journal that …

Counterterrorism

Ask Ethan: How Do Black Holes Really Evaporate?

Perhaps the greatest thing Stephen Hawking ever discovered — and the reason he’s so renowned among physicists — is that black holes don’t live forever.<p>Rather, they radiate their energy away over extraordinarily long timescales through a process discovered in 1974 that’s now known as Hawking …

Physics

Highest-Res Pluto Images Reveal A Complex, Beautiful World

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how difficult it can be to focus on science when the world is tearing itself apart. As this latest terrible chapter is being written into the already overwhelming history of violence on Earth, I worry I might find myself seeking solace from that post’s optimism more …

Japan’s ambitious hydrogen-vehicle plans stumble, with bureaucracy to blame

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel-cell infrastructure are stumbling, thanks to bureaucratic red tape.<p>Abe is a serious supporter of hydrogen fuel-cell cars. He’s pushed through measures to cut taxes on them, and encouraged construction of a network of fueling …