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The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.<p>The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion …

Universe

Samsung Set To Unveil New Chips To Power Internet Of Things

It may be losing ground in the smartphone wars but Samsung is about to throw itself into the world of smart gadgets with a new series of chips that could help power the future Internet of Things.<p>Samsung is set to announce a series of chips as powerful as full-fledged computers to power a growing …

Internet of Things

Can't wait for Oculus Rift? You can get the Samsung Gear VR right now

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is finally coming — next year.<p>But if you want to experience all the wonders of a near polished virtual …

Building the Internet of Things with Raspberry Pi et al, DIY-style

How to create your own IoT gadgets and gizmos<b>Page File</b> The Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage at the moment, with dozens of manufacturers …

Raspberry Pi

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

National Geographic Travel

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions

<b>Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.</b><p>Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the "last version" of the dominant desktop software.<p>His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it would …

Software

40 key computer science terms explained in ways your boss can understand

<i>Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Carl Cheo’s website. We’ve republished it here with his permission.</i><p>To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimally technical terms. It’s like an …

Big Data ≠ Big Wisdom: Mismanaging 21st Century Problems with 19th Century Thinking

Today we are witnessing the unparalleled explosion of technology. But the sad fact of the matter is that Big Data and more technology alone have not improved the quality of our thinking and the ways in which the majority of people and organizations make important decisions. By themselves, Big Data …

Why we should not fear AI. Yet

<i>Nigel Shadbolt, professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Southampton and cofounder of the Open Data Institute, will be debating the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

1978 Honda Cb750 | By Clockwork Motorcycles

Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Montreal-based Clockwork Motorcycles, a talented team that has given this 1978 Honda CB750 a sleek …

Oculus is experimenting with social, online multiplayer movie theaters in virtual reality

Here's what Max Cohen, the vice-president of mobile, keeps repeating to himself when working with Gear VR content: Why virtual reality at all? What makes an experience better in virtual reality than something on a standard display — what he refers to as "flatland" when we spoke.<p>It's not about …

A Photographer Captures a 37-Minute Exposure of the Moon Streaking Across the Sky | Colossal

<p>A Finnish photographer who goes by the name of Janne recently perfected a technique for shooting a “moon trail,” similar to long exposures you’ve …

Photography

How big data is changing businesses today

From biotech to big oil and the NBA, big data is helping industries advance and deliver more value to their customers.<p>By<p>Business today runs on …

Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Nature Photography

Chelsea Miller Knives

Brooklyn-based Chelsea Miller makes these beautiful kitchen knives from reclaimed horse-grooming tools. Chelsea´s father was a blacksmith and a …

Knives

Jennifer Lawrence's Best Red-Carpet Moments in Dior

It’s been a good year for <b>Jennifer Lawrence.</b> The Academy Award–winning actress followed up her 2012 Oscar for <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i> with a nod for her role in <i>American Hustle,</i> and her head-turning haircut put her in the fashion spotlight. Lawrence turns 24 today, and has plenty of recent red-carpet …

Tears of joy: 3D printing lets blind mom-to-be 'see' her son

Combining ultrasound and 3D-printing technologies leads to a wondrous moment for an expectant Brazilian mom.<p>Without doubt, one of the most exciting and emotional events for parents about to have a child is getting to see their little tyke through an ultrasound. But blind moms-to-be get cheated from …

3D Printing

The Uncertain Future of the A-10 “Warthog”

Its top speed is a paltry 439 mph, over 100 mph slower than the behemoth Boeing 747 jumbo jet, which weighs 710,040 pounds more. The wingspan stands …

Military

‘Mythbusters’ is already shooting in virtual reality

I hope you are ready to enter the world of the <i>Mythbusters</i>.<p>Discovery Digital Networks, the company responsible for the Discovery Channel, revealed this week that it is starting a way for people to consume its content in virtual reality (via AdWeek). Called Discovery Virtual, this new initiative will …

Face Recognition Reveals Hidden Connections in 97K Pictures of Strangers

The Grocery Store Project is an unusual and ambitious effort by Danish photographer Simon Hoegsberg. After spending 159 afternoons over 20 months …

Machine Perception

Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6 Now On Sale For $200

If you’d like to dip your toe into the virtual world ahead of the coming consumer launches of Gear VR, Valve and HTC’s Vive, and the Oculus Rift, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 is available today. You still need $200, and either a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, and a willingness to forgive …

Virtual Reality

10 Umbrellas to Stay Dry in Style

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Hunting for heartbeats: NASA technology rescues 4 quake survivors in Nepal

Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from<p>NASAtechnology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday.<p>A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, was able to locate two survivors in a collapsed textile factory …

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi review: thinner than air, but at what cost?

When ASUS formally unveiled the Transformer Book Chi T300, it did so in the cheekiest way possible: with a cleverly worded swipe at Apple. "Our Chi is thinner than Air," the company proclaimed -- a clear shot at the MacBook Air. ("Chi" means "air" in Mandarin Chinese, by the way, in case the dig …

For a Perfect Fried Egg, Do as the Spanish Do

My humble love affair with Spanish food began with the egg. I was eight years old the first time I visited my godparents, Angel and Pilar, in …

Breakfast

Amazon Drone Patent Means You May Never Have To Leave Your House Again

Planned delivery system is machines almost all the way down<p>For many, drone delivery was a novelty until Amazon jumped into the game. With a much-hyped concept video, Amazon provided a straightforward image of robot postmen, bringing packages to customers on demand. Amazon filed the patent for the …

Drones

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is now available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

We found out earlier this week that the Oculus Rift won’t begin shipping until early next year, but Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners don’t have to wait …

Satya Nadella explains Microsoft's secret weapon in the cloud wars against Amazon and Google

Right now, there's a big push from some of the biggest names in technology to move past it.<p>In particular, Amazon Web Services has built a big business around cloud computing, and Google is following close behind.<p>These companies rent out capacity in their own state-of-the-art data centers to anybody …

Amazon Web Services

CHIP hailed as world’s first $9 computer

If the Raspberry Pi is still too expensive for your inner cheapskate, there’s a new contender on the block, and its makers are hawking it as the …

Raspberry Pi