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Fake Camera Commercial Shows How Dumb Today's Tech Will Someday Look

The Walley POS-86 is "the most advanced camera ever built." It's impossible to ignore all the power packed in its svelte 25-pound frame. And if …

There Is A Giant Space Gun Rusting Away In Barbados

Not to be confused with the conspiracy factory known as Project HAARP (High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program), Project HARP (High Altitude …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Scanner v1.46.1 Update

Ingress scanner v1.46.1 is slowly being released to agents in the field!<p><b>Key Pickup</b><p>We have often wondered what keys we are picking up. Wonder no more! …

How to Make a Wooden Viking-Style Beer Mug

Flanders, Belgium designer bricobart of Yak-Proof demonstrates how to make a Viking-style beer mug out of wood in his step-by-step Instructables …

How to: Set up Android Device Manager to lock and wipe your phone

Google makes remotely managing and wiping your device easy and effective<p>Back at the beginning of August Google unveiled a new service called "Android …

This is a man's forehead - and yes, that's a nose: http://bbc.in/16BFHZs The 22-year-old suffered severe damage to his nose in a car crash in China, so surgeons decided to grow a new one. It's taken nine months and soon he'll have a transplant so it's located in the middle of his face.

Design thinker Don Norman on his stealth startup, Apple vs. Android vs. Microsoft, and experience design

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Don Norman’s <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is the bible for design thinking and technology. The author and cognitive scientist …

FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?

Probably not. Even when it's nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla built a 142-foot-tall, 12-million-volt electric coil in Colorado Springs and transmitted electricity wirelessly across 25 miles, illuminating 200 lamps with the charge. …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Experts Point To Long, Glorious History Of Successful U.S. Bombing Campaigns

WASHINGTON—In light of increased pressure on President Obama to order a military strike on Syria, leading historians and military experts on Tuesday …

Harvard

Man’s attempt to tell ‘knock knock’ joke on Facebook fails – epically

One man’s (feeble) attempt at entertaining his Facebook friends with a ‘knock knock’ joke went badly wrong after two of his mates hijacked it – with …

Deaf Boy Hears Dad For First Time (+Video)

<b>Deaf boy hears dad: A three year old became the first child in the United States to get a new kind of implant as part of an experimental trial, and</b> …

Archaeologists find 'Chactun,' a long lost Mayan city in eastern Mexico

A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, and they're hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization's rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in its …

'Space Penguin' PHOTO: Hubble Captures Arp 142 Galactic Collision In The Constellation Hydra

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Space Penguin!<p>Alright, it's not exactly "Star Wars." But this image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, does show a dramatic clash of galaxies. Scientists believe that the head of the bird (in the upper portion of the photograph) is the result of …

Meet B, the flying car that'll make it even easier to terrorize local wildlife (video)

Sometimes, when a remote-control car and a remote-control helicopter love each other very much, they come together and produce something like the B. Well, okay, that's not exactly how this small flying car came about, but it's a nice story. Witold Mielniczek, a computational engineering Ph.D. …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

NSA whistle-blower revealed: 29-year-old former CIA staffer says he felt compelled to leak

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Another bombshell dropped on Saturday in the ongoing revelations surrounding the federal government’s PRISM surveillance …

10 mindblowing uses for the world-changing substance that never was

Starlite could be the most valuable man-made substance ever created. It has the potential to revolutionise industries, save lives and change the …

Engineering

3D printed ear binds biology with electronics - Futurity

PRINCETON (US) — Using 3D printing tools, scientists have created a functional ear that can …