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Look up! Satellite parts falling down this week

The so-called "Space Ferrari" satellite is due to come down to Earth in the next few days. No one is entirely sure where are all the parts will fall.<p>If you're a careful sort, you'll have been preparing for a couple of months now.<p>But, should the warnings have eluded you, then please consider this …

iPad Air explodes, faulty overcharge protection circuit suspected

An iPad Air spontaneously combusted this week in a Vodafon store in Canberra, Australia, filling the store with smoke and sending a continuous stream …

'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

<b>Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous.</b><p>The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group.<p>He made the comments after a person claiming to be part of the group posted an online …

Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

Over $1 million stolen from Bitcoin digital wallet service, claims site owner

Another hack has hit Bitcoin. Over a million dollars have been stolen from a service that offered a digital wallet service for owners of Bitcoin, according to the owner of the site. The site was called Inputs.io, and it offered a convenient way for users to store and use Bitcoins. But it's all gone …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Make a Computer Monitor That Only You Can See

Here’s the ultimate example of someone who values his privacy for watching...um...videos on his PC. YouTube user brusspup shows how to make a DIY …

Study Shows Playing Video Games Really Can Make Your Brain Bigger

Previous research on whether playing video games can make us smarter has been mixed, but a new study demonstrates a very tangible effect of playing …

Albert Einstein

Harvard scientists develop a transistor that learns

In a development that may enable a wholly new approach to artificial intelligence, researchers at Harvard University's School of Engineering and …

Neuroscience

Solid Concepts manufactures first 3D-printed metal pistol

In a prime example of past meets future, a Texas-based company has used a century-old classic firearm as the blueprint for the world’s first 3D …

Sony Reveals Android 4.4 KitKat Plans

Google unveiled its next-generation Android 4.4 KitKat operating system a few days back. At the time of launch, Google announced several of its …

Android News

Hackers make off with thousands of Bitcoins in Inputs.io breach

As Bitcoins see a steady climb in value, some unfortunate folks have found their accounts drained thanks to hackers who breached Inputs.io, taking a …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

Robot Pretends To Almost (Not Really) Eviscerate Human With Knife, For Science

Here’s something disturbing: a video released by Cornell University showing a robot wielding a knife (the money shot, as it were, is above—scroll down for the full clip). The knife’s point comes perilously close to the torso of a researcher, who responds as most humans might to a robot carelessly …

Robotics

Monkeys Control Two Virtual Hands With Just Their Thoughts

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 200,000 people in the US suffer from spinal cord injury, which can lead to paralysis of one or more limbs, and about 2 million people have had a limb amputated. That's why research into machine-brain interfaces, which could allow patients to …

Neurophilosophy

5 Keys to Making Prosthetics That Are Just Like Human Legs

PopMech Breakthrough Award winner Michael Goldfarb explains the advancements that will allow incredibly sophisticated prosthetics that act like the real thing.<p><b>Mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb was</b> just awarded a 2013 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for his work on the Indego Exoskeleton—a …

Is Google autocomplete evil?

The way Google finishes our sentences during internet searches is corrupting our thoughts, says Tom Chatfield.<p>“Women shouldn’t have rights.” “Women shouldn’t vote.” “Women shouldn’t work.” How prevalent are these beliefs? According to a recent United Nations campaign, such sexism is dispiritingly …

Best time to drink a cup of coffee: 10.30am

The best time to drink a cup of coffee to get your daily hit of caffeine is between 9.30am and 11.30am, according to neuroscientists<p>It may seem that a cup of strong coffee first thing in the morning is the best way to get yourself going, but in fact waiting until later may be better.<p>Scientists have …

Lioness Hugs Conservationist Who Saved Her (PHOTO)

The extraordinary bond between conservationist Mikkel Legarth and the lioness he once saved from almost certain death can be summed up in one picture:<p>The wonderful photograph, which was taken in October 2012, has gone viral this week after the pair's story was picked up by several news outlets. In …

- The Epoch Times

New NASA images reveal an asteroid with six comet-like tails radiating out like spokes on a wheel—something they’ve never seen before.<p>Astronomers are …

A 5,300-Year-Old Mummy with Keys to the Future

It’s seven a.m. on a Sunday in Bolzano, Italy, and Albert Zink just told us that we weren’t dressed appropriately. He didn’t say it, actually, but he didn’t have to. It was the look he gave. He was wearing snow shoes and ski pants, looking like he was going to the top of a mountain range. We were …

Giant Platypus Found, Shakes Up Evolutionary Tree

Three-foot mammal lived about 5 to 15 million years ago.<p><b>What's cooler than a venomous, duck-billed mammal that lays eggs? A giant one—and that's just what researchers have found.</b><p>A newly discovered species of three-foot-long (one-meter-long) platypus, dubbed <i>Obdurodon tharalkooschild</i>, swam through …

Drones: Alien Invaders or Governmental Cover-up of Alien Invaders?

President Obama’s use of unmanned drones has attracted considerable criticism from those who are concerned about both the casualties caused during targeted killings and also the prospect of covert surveillance here in the United States.<p>You would think these very serious concerns would lead the …

'3-D Painting' Sprays Metal To Repair Or Rebuild Machines [Video]

But can it do graffiti?<p>GE is showing off a new machine that sprays high-velocity metal powders at broken machines, repairing damage in a few minutes without having to weld replacement pieces. The technique, which they're calling "cold spraying," or "3-D painting," (you know, like "printing") could …