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NASA Releases GoPro Footage From Spacewalks

Unless you’re an astronaut on board the International Space Station or in the the Chinese space program, your opportunities to go on a spacewalk are pretty much non-existent. But if you want to know what it’s like, you can now experience the next best thing. Earlier today, NASA released GoPro …

New telescope will be a high-resolution window to the universe

That 3D rendering up there is a new telescope from the National Science Foundation that promises to solve the mysteries of the universe -- or at least take some truly big pictures. Fitted with a 3,200 megapixel camera, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be the largest digital camera in the …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

By Co.Existlong Read<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas …

The man who mapped the world

While some bleary-eyed New Yorkers stumbled home from bars and graveyard shifts, Elliot Cohen walked the streets of Manhattan taking names. Not the …

You're Breathing A Potentially Dangerous Substance

Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances<p>The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp. What a glorious day to contemplate the air. I had con­tacted the air man—he has a name: Steven …

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Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

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New Keyboards Bring Faster, Easier Typing to the iPhone 6

At last, Apple will allow third-party keyboards on the iPhone and iPad. But which one is the best?<p>Imagine a smartphone keyboard that was intelligent enough to predict what you were going to type next. One that could save you from pecking letter after letter, and instead, lets you simply select and …

iOS 8 Review: The Problem Solver

Apple looks to resolve iPhone gripes large and small with its new operating system, iOS 8.<p>Quick, look at your iPhone. What bugs you about it? Maybe you wish it had a bigger screen, like some of your friends’ Android phones. You might long for an on-screen keyboard with smart features like …

Violinist Still Making Music After DBS Surgery - Mayo Clinic

Apple approves first 4K iPhone video app: $999 and it’s yours

Yes, that isn’t a typo. It’s actually $999.99, which practically makes it $1,000. Granted, the app’s purpose is quite noble and the results it gives …

Drones allowed to fly the US skies, for now

Drone enthusiasts should get flying while they can. All commercial use of small drones became legal in the US on Thursday -- but it's unclear how long it will last.<p>National Transportation Safety Board Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration's six-year ban on …

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIRED

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it …

'Flappy Bird' creator pulls his game offline

Developer Dong Nguyen has followed through with his threat to take down his mega-popular game, <i>Flappy Bird,</i> which is no longer available on the iTunes App Store or Google Play as of Sunday afternoon. Nguyen had previously said that he would take the game down over the weekend for reasons unknown. On …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept dazzles at CES

This year marked Audi’s fourth appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest forum for gadgets, gizmos and cutting-edge technologies. And as it has each year since 2011, the Ingolstadt, Germany-based carmaker came to CES loaded for bear.<p>Amid announcements that …

Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

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Google, Apple Nab 345 Patents That May Govern Your Next Car

What will your next car be like? Google, Apple and other giants of the smartphone business have plenty of ideas. In fact, Google alone has 310 U.S. patents relating to areas such as car-based smart devices, navigation and route guidance. Apple has another 35. Meanwhile, five other smartphone …

NSA’s ANT Division Catalog of Exploits for Nearly Every Major Software/Hardware/Firmware

LeakSource<i>12/29/2013</i>SPIEGEL:After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA …

You Won't Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

Over the weekend we learned a lot about the National Security Agency’s Access Network Technology, or ANT, division, that, in the words of Der …

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Before we end our reign of terror, <i>oops</i>, tech at <b>AllThingsD</b>, I wanted to post a few of my favorite videos from <b>D: All Things Digital</b> conferences that we …

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LeBron James Takes the Torch from Michael Jordan, Even If It Almost Killed Him

The King is coming to New York! Well, for a couple of days as LeBron James’ Miami Heat plays the Knicks and Nets.<p>New York once dreamed of a longer engagement. Knick fans staged impromptu “LeBronStock” festivals when his Cavaliers played in Madison Square Garden circa 2009, chanting his name in the …