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'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …

Drones

Former MySpace CEO explains why Facebook was able to dominate social media despite coming second

We asked the veteran tech guru to look back and answer a big historical question: Why was Facebook able to dominate social media despite coming after the wildly successful MySpace?<p>According to him, it was simple.<p>"The real problem was that the world had been trained by MySpace that social networking …

MySpace

Teacher Testifies So Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Knows That Someone Cares About Him'

BOSTON -- One of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's former middle school teachers wrote on Facebook that "I still love him" even though the convicted Boston Marathon bomber "did the unforgivable."<p>It was the second time that Becki Norris spoke up for Tsarnaev, 21, on Wednesday. Earlier that day, the current …

Justice

Microsoft won a patent for goggles that detect feelings of people near you

Wish you could better sense how those around you are feeling? Microsoft has been awarded a patent for goggles that may be able to detect those …

Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death 'Did Nothing Wrong': Attorney

An attorney representing one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray said Friday that the officers did "nothing wrong" and he believes the choice to charge them was rushed because of media coverage of protests in that city and elsewhere.<p>"In my 20 years, I have never …

Justice

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Clean Energy

The Week in Review: Riots in Baltimore

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested by the Baltimore police on April 12, 2015, on a weapons charge and died one week later from a severe injury to his spinal chord.<p>Gray’s death was ruled a homicide on Friday and the six officers involved in his arrest were charged in the case. While …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Play Whac-A-Mole on these weather-predicting smart ceramics

Most consumer IoT devices we've come across are made out of dull plastic, so excuse us for getting a bit excited over these porcelain smart mugs and vases at IDF in Shenzhen. Yes, <i>porcelain</i>, courtesy of Chinese ODM Thread Technology who's integrated Intel's tiny Edison computer module into these …

Ceramics

India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Controversial Internet Censorship Law

Today is a good day for freedom of speech in India. The country’s Supreme Court struck down an ambiguous law that could be used to imprison citizens for content they post online.<p>NDTV reports that Section 66A of the Information Technology Act was declared unconstitutional at a session held this …

Privacy

Tropical Cyclone Pam slams Vanuatu capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Relief workers reported "unbelievable destruction" after Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed the capital of Vanuatu, the Australian Red Cross said Saturday.<p>The Australian Red Cross said via Twitter that "humanitarian needs will be enormous. Many people have lost their homes. Shelter, food and …

Natural Disasters

Rare photos reveal Osama bin Laden's Afghan hideout

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The house is primitive, constructed of baked mud and stone. The landscape is sparse and mountainous, with snow cover in the winter. The terrain is rugged and challenging for the long walks the owner liked to take with his sons.<p>Photographs quietly introduced as evidence in the …

Terrorism

Tesla warns Model S hacks could injure drivers and its brand

Every year, all publicly traded US companies are required to notify investors of the unique risks to their business. Elon Musk's Tesla abides by the same rules, and its list of risk factors makes for interesting reading. While many of its concerns are to be expected, like worries over the safety of …

Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a rare feat right out of the womb.<p>Days before he's scheduled to leave the hospital, he's already gone viral on social media because he was born 'en caul.'<p>Silas was completely encased in his amniotic sac, said Los Angeles' …

Pregnancy

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Sports Cars

TurboTax halts e-filing for state tax returns amid reports of fraud

We're not far into tax season, but numerous US states are already reporting a big increase in suspicious return filings, another reminder of the escalating problem that tax return fraud has become. Alabama, Utah, and Minnesota have all issued warnings in recent days, with most states directing …

Identity Theft

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Microsoft's surprise hit: an 84-inch pen display for the office

As Microsoft's big news day winds down, people will mostly be talking about two things: the next version of Windows, and that insane headset that lets you see holograms in your living room. If you ask me, though, one of the most impressive things the company announced was actually a giant pen …

Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption vital to protect private data

Newly uncovered Snowden document contrasts with British PM’s vow to crack down on encrypted messaging after Paris attacks<p>A secret US cybersecurity report warned that government and private computers were being left vulnerable to online attacks from Russia, China and criminal gangs because …

Surveillance

Samsung’s Look At Me app for Android helps kids with autism make eye contact

Those who live with autism often have trouble making eye contact with others and perceiving emotions in others. A new app from Samsung might help children develop these skills — and make it fun too.<p>Dubbed ‘Look At Me‘, the new app for Android uses smartphones’ cameras to help kids learn to read …

DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

I’ve been shopping around for a patio table but just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. When you can’t find one, make one! As promised I’m back …

Home Depot

Meizu MX4 goes Pro with '2K+' screen and 'Retina Sound'

It wasn't all that long ago when China's Meizu unveiled its latest phone, the MX4, but the real flagship is actually what the company announced today. As you can tell from the name, the new MX4 Pro is a beefed-up version of the earlier model, yet it's still priced very competitively and is almost …

Elated scientists show off latest pics from historic Rosetta comet mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth.<p>Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously …

Solar-powered roads: Coming to a highway near you? - CNN.com

What if a road could power your electric car? This is what solar panels embedded into highways could look like.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Solar panels you can drive on<p>Future roads<p>Power couple<p>Riding on solar<p>Weather proof<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><i>Editor's note: On The Move explores the world of future personal transport looking at the</i> …

UPS: We’ve Been Hacked

The United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that customers’ credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states may have been …

United Parcel Service