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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Geneticist's startup hopes to defeat human aging with world's largest genome library

Geneticist J. Craig Venter, who has made headlines for his genomic research and helping develop what's been called the first synthetic life form, is launching a new company with the goal of delaying aging and extending human lives. Human Longevity, Inc. is co-founded by Venter, biotechnologist and …

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors and colored Stormtrooper black and white, …

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10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive …

Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything You Need To Know, Specs, Release Date, And More

Samsung is rumored to be working on its next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5. The rumors picked up more pace after the Korean OEM sent out …

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength

By on December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm<p>When you flex a muscle in your arm, it’s not the muscle that’s shrinking, but the cells that comprise it. Each cell …

Mercedes-Benz Brings G63 AMG 6x6 To The Northeast

Originally, the plan was to build about three to four of these monstrosities. That number was bumped up to a figure between 20 and 30 units per year, …

Easybreath Snorkel Mask Allows YouTo Breathe Underwater As You Do On Land

If you’ve ever been snorkeling then you know how hard it is to master since breathing out of your mouth isn’t a skill we have all mastered. It …

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …

14 Steam Machines Are Here, but Which One is for You? (list/comparison)

It began with a Big Picture-idea. No literally! Valve’s grand scheme to snatch the rug out from under the console competition and cement themselves …

Spec Sheet: the highs and lows of the first 13 Steam Machines

Valve's Steam Machines are reinventing the game console by transforming daunting PCs into friendly boxes for the living room. But rather than make the machines all by itself, Valve has turned to hardware partners to create a whole lineup of them, from basic consoles priced like an Xbox all the way …

Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

Four months ago I completely quit lying. This is my story so far.

<i>This is a guest post by Scott Britton which originally appeared on his blog. Scott is a lifestyle entrepreneur based in Rio De Janeiro. He writes about self-improvement, business, and lifehacks at Life-LongLearner.com.</i><p>Four months ago I committed to completely cutting lying out of my life.<p>The …

So why did Jeff Bezos pre-announce plans for drone-based delivery now?

We live in a shock-and-awe media landscape. Jeff Bezos, the mastermind behind Amazon, did precisely that when he shared plans for a drone-based …

These Mind-Blowing Animated Garments Go On Sale Next Month

By Natalia Rodriguez9 minute Read<p>Many of the brave new companies trying to integrate fashion and technology have largely missed the mark. By trying …

3D holographic heart surgery hailed as ‘the future of healthcare’

Israeli doctors have conducted a series of cardiac operations while guided by live 3D holographic images of the patient’s heart, in a breakthrough …

Heart Surgery

A billion-year storage medium that could outlive the human race | Kurzweil

A QR code etched in tungsten and embedded in graphene oxide on an optical disc Credit: University of Twente)<p>Researcher Dr. Jeroen de Vries from the …

Drones to deliver medicine and food? Drones for disaster relief? Why not?

Andreas Raptopoulos and his colleagues at Matternet are attempting to create a network of drones that operate like the internet, only for tangible …

German Inventor solves permanent magnet motor puzzle - wants to 'give away' the discovery...

Thomas Engel is a successful German inventor with more than a hundred patented inventions to his credit. He - like many of his peers - does not look …

America's Largest Carbon Fiber Ship Is a Seafaring Speed Demon

The answer to designing ships that are both fast <i>and</i> stable has traditionally been to make the vessels as narrow as possible (to reduce drag) and sit …

Carbon Fiber

Sony confirms its official PlayStation 4 launch titles: 22 games including five indies (updated)

There's a good chance you're already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles that'll be available on day one. That list totals 17 22 retail and download-only games in all (compared …

PlayStation 3 sells 80M units: Not bad but far short of 150M PS2 sales

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Sony announced today that the PlayStation 3 game console has sold more than 80 million units worldwide since its launch in 2006.<p>That’s a very …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Concept Becomes A Company

Ground may already have been broken for California's high speed rail network, but Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk's competing Hyperloop transport system …

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