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When self-driving cars go bump in the street

Technically Incorrect: A smattering of the self-driving cars on California roads have been involved in incidents in the last six months. None of them, say their manufacturers, were the fault of the cars.<p>Cars don't cause accidents. People cause accidents.<p>This is the hope and dream (and, surely, …

Autonomous Cars

C.H.I.P. — the super tiny computer that only costs $9

If you thought the $35 Raspberry Pi 2 was a small and cheap computer, think again. Next Thing Co.'s open-source C.H.I.P. is an even smaller barebones …

You can now embed classic games in your tweets

Street Fighter II in 140 characters<p>The Internet Archive has done an amazing job of preserving classic games by making them playable in your browser; the group's efforts have covered everything from MS-DOS games to titles from the arcades. And now you don't even have to leave Twitter to play some of …

Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

Scientists recently observed a form of ice that's never been seen before, after sandwiching water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.<p>It's the latest surprise from the lab of a guy who is perhaps best-known for levitating a frog in a magnetic field, even though …

Chemistry

Wikimedia Foundation sues NSA to challenge mass surveillance

The Wikimedia Foundation — the nonprofit organization behind Wikipedia — is suing the National Security Agency (NSA) and the US Department of Justice over the NSA’s mass surveillance program.<p>It’s teaming up with eight other organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International USA, …

Surveillance

New particle in physics may be found this year

The Large Hadron Collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), has undergone major upgrades this year will begin its second, three-year run.<p>CERN says that after a two-year break for upgrades, the LHC will be twice as powerful this time.<p>The collider is already credited …

NSA: Less need now for Snowden deal

A top National Security Agency offficial says there's less need now for the U.S. Government to cut a deal with leaker Edward Snowden than there was after his wave of surveillance disclosures began more than a year ago.<p>"As time goes on, the utility for us of having that conversation becomes less," …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

Extracted

Exclusive: U.N. Security Council mulls resolution on Ukraine crash site access

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is due to vote Monday on a resolution that would condemn the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine and demands that those responsible be held accountable and that armed groups don’t compromise the crash site integrity.<p>A member of the …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

10 Mind-Blowing Technologies That Will Be Available By 2030

Advertisement<p>With the pace of technological development increasing at an exponential rate, life could drastically change in a shorter time than …

Britain plans to build commercial spaceport

Britain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites. A list of eight locations for the spaceport – which could be used by Virgin Galactic and the US company XCOR to launch space tourism flights – has been drawn up by the government and …

Google, DropBox, and others team up to cut patent trolls off at the source

Despite its high profile in the tech world, patent trolling — in which companies sue for damages over patents they don't intend to use — has been difficult to address. Reform efforts in Congress stalled earlier this year, when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) failed to broker an agreement that would have …

Space timelapse over Brazil

Free WIFI For All!

There’s nothing worse than touching down on a layover and taking your phone off “Flight Mode” to realize – the airport doesn’t offer free WIFI. …