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The Moon is Now a Wi-Fi Hotspot - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | May 28, 2014 11:53 am<p>Complimentary Wi-Fi is so commonplace that a business advertising its “hotspot” in the window seems somewhat …

Drones for Delivery are Here

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

Forget drones: Microsoft’s plan to bring the internet to the world is all about TV

Google will spend between $1 billion and $3 billion to put 180 satellites in orbit, from where the company can beam the internet down to unconnected parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. That’s in addition to Google’s other high-tech internet missionaries: balloons …

Net Neutrality

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The Brain

Fatdoor Wants to Connect You With Your Neighbors Through Drones

In the "what will they think of next" category, social network Fatdoor hopes to connect you with your neighbors through the use of drones. Yup, drones.<p>Imagine borrowing a cup of sugar by sending a quadcopter next door, controlled by your smartphone. You could also deliver a cupcake to your …

What you need to know about commercial drones

Wondering why you don't see drones everywhere, despite the intention of Amazon and others to deliver <i>all the things</i> with flying robots? Here's why: It's illegal. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn't permit filming, crop-spraying, spying, tour-guiding, pizza delivery or any …

This is what the ATM of the future looks like

Your ATM might be about to become an EBK.<p>JPMorgan Chase’s consumer division, Chase Bank, is in the midst of introducing EBKs, or electronic banking kiosks. Essentially, they’re spiffier, tablet-based versions of the ubiquitous cash-belching machines. Right now, their features are pretty familiar to …

Banking

China's Plan For The Tallest Building Ever Could Save The World

While the architectures of yesteryear are often blamed for urban decay, today's buildings could be responsible for its renewal.<p>Jutting from the ground like two giant stalagmites, the latest design from UK architecture firm Chetwoods is going to blow the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, …

A Jetliner For A Fuel-Starved Future

Slimming down the classic passenger jet<p>An MIT team has turned a multi- million-dollar NASA contract into the most advanced rethink to date of the classic passenger jet. The design, nicknamed the Double Bubble, calls for an extra-wide fuselage and rear-mounted turbo­fan engines. The configuration …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …