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Siri EyesFree goes mass-market in Europe with Opel’s Adam

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Siri EyesFree(s AAPL) is hitching a ride with yet another car-maker: this week, Europe’s Opel announced it is adding Apple’s …

US scrambles to find Edward Snowden and urges Russia to co-operate

The attempt by Edward Snowden to escape the clutches of US authorities descended into farce when the 30-year-old surveillance whistleblower outpaced …

AP report: Commander in Nazi SS-led unit living in Minnesota

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.<p>Michael …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Protestors All Over The World March Against Monsanto

People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013.<p>AP<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.<p>Organizers …

Agriculture

The US-EU trade deal could take Monsanto's GM crops off the table

As President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron stood smiling for the cameras at a press conference on free trade this week, a secret lurked …

Helplessness, despair, and Street View come together in 'GeoGuessr' Google Maps game

Google Maps is usually for helping you navigate, but a new game based on Street View is about being almost hopelessly lost. <i>GeoGuessr</i> drops you at a random Street View location across the earth, leaving you to move around the map as much as you'd like before ultimately taking a guess at where you're …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

Solar Impulse plane lands in Phoenix

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975769_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522241974_8ffef502bea9618be40e168559c36538<p><b>A plane powered only by the Sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the US.</b><p>Solar Impulse, as the vehicle is known, took off at …

Solar Impulse

Shooting star show set for Cinco de Mayo skies

Cinco de Mayo arrives in style this year, sprinkling the skies with shooting stars shed from the dusty tail of Halley's comet.<p>Dust shed from the tail of Halley's comet will blossom into a shooting star show to start off Cinco de Mayo, astronomers report.<p>About 30 shooting stars an hour should be …

Test could bring Virgin Galactic take-off closer

The rocket plane SpaceShipTwo, which it is hoped will carry intrepid travellers into space next year, is expected to break the sound barrier during the test, which will take off from Spaceport America, weather permitting.<p>Sir Richard said today’s flight would be an “historic” occasion.<p>“This is going …

Space Travel

With battery fix found, Boeing to restart 787 deliveries next month

<b>The numbers:</b> Fine. First-quarter profits rose 20% versus the same period last year, to $1.11 billion. Sales slipped 3% to $18.89 billion. Shares rose in response.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> Boeing delivered just a single 787 during the quarter, a reflection of the high-profile battery problems that prompted …

Aviation

Canadian teens lead developed world in cannabis use: Unicef report

Teenagers in Canada use cannabis more than any other developed country, according to a new study released by Unicef.<p>The report released last week shows that 28 per cent of 15-year-olds admitted to having used cannabis in the past year. The figure comes from a World Health Organization (WHO) study …

Cannabis

Pegleg Wants To Help You Find All Those Free, Full-Length Movies On YouTube

One of the worst kept secrets about YouTube is that it’s just teeming with full length movies, and I’m not talking about the ones that Google wants you to pay for. They’re not all that hard to come by despite the fact that uploaders presumably don’t want them getting yanked immediately, but those …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

Legalize it, poll shows

A majority of Americans now say marijuana should be made legal, with far fewer viewing it as a gateway to harder drugs or as morally wrong, according to a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.<p>By 52 to 45 percent more say marijuana should be made legal than not, with support for …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

Facebook Is Going To Release Its Own Android-Based Operating System — Reports

Facebook sent out invitations for a media event next Thursday at its headquarters which read "Come see our new home on Android."<p>This immediately set off a wave of speculation about what Facebook would announce. The initial thought was that Facebook simply had a new, updated Android application.<p>But …

Android Phones

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Las Vegas

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …

North Korea Holds Mass Rally — Soldiers And Students Chant 'Death To US Imperialists'

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Thousands of North Koreans have turned out for a mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader's call to arms.<p>Chanting "Death to the U.S. imperialists" and "Sweep away the U.S. aggressors," soldiers and students marched through Kim Il Sung …

North Korea

Tiny DNA Switches Aim To Revolutionize 'Cellular' Computing

If you think programming a clock radio is hard, try reprogramming life itself. That's the goal of Drew Endy, a synthetic biologist at Stanford University.<p>Endy has been working with a laboratory strain of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria. He sees the microbes as more than just single-cell organisms. They're little …