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'The Expanse': An Epic Sci-Fi Glimpse Into Our Future

As I get older, I’m getting increasingly cynical about the quality of science fiction shows and movies. Sure, there’s always the various “Star Trek” …

World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA

Tardigrades are nearly microscopic animals that can survive the harshest of environments, including outer space.<p>Scientists sequenced their genome and …

Formula E is planning the first racing series for driverless cars

'Roborace' will begin next year, with races taking place on the same circuits as Formula E's regular events.<p>It was only last year that Formula E made its debut as the first racing series exclusively for electric cars. Now, after just two seasons of championships, its organizers are already …

Formula E

Ferrari Test Drives Curbed in Hometown Clampdown

First-ever cyborg roses can change color with the flick of a switch

Scientists at Linköping University in Sweden created the first electronic rose in a lab, they reported Nov. 20 in the journal Science Advances.<p>This technology could create plants that light up to signal what they need, though the researchers admit that's a bit far off.<p>To make their cyborg rose, the …

Top web design trends for 2016

Just like any other field of design, web design trends come and go with the passing of time. Unlike many other fields, however, web design has a …

How Future Turbochargers Will Deliver More Power and Efficiency

By now, you know turbochargers are not the failure-prone spinners they were in the 1980s, no longer the bolt-on pieces that pulverized weak engines and their weak parts with surges of intoxicating power. Today, nearly one in every four new vehicles sold in North America comes with at least one …

Find Your House On This Map and Watch the Satellites Passing Above You

There are more than 2,250 satellites orbiting the Earth right now. But that abstract number didn’t prepare me for the shock of watching a Soviet-era …

Mississippi River

Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds

There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a pretty positive step towards "Fantastic Voyage." Mades at the same lab that developed "nanocars," …

This new peanut butter has twice the caffeine of a cup of coffee

Peanut butter is a nearly perfect food—delicious, creamy, full of protein and healthy fats. But one company thought it was missing something important: caffeine.<p>With 170 milligrams of caffeine per 2 tablespoon serving, STEEM Peanut Butter has the same amount of caffeine as two cups of coffee. Its …

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

'Electric Sails' Could Propel Superfast Spacecraft by 2025

SANTA CLARA, California — Robotic spacecraft may ride the solar wind toward interstellar space at unprecedented speeds a decade or so from …

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Xiaomi announces Mi Band Pulse, a $16 wearable heart rate monitor

In May 2015, Xiaomi brought the Mi Band, a $15 fitness band that's hugely popular in China, to the U.S. It's a great price for a waterproof bracelet …

CBS is rebooting 'Star Trek,' and it's a huge win for Netflix

CBS is getting ready to reboot "Star Trek."<p>And it's a huge strategic win for Netflix for two reasons:<p><b>1.</b> CBS will sink time and resources into "Star Trek," allowing Netflix to go pursue new, original show that CBS is passing on.<p><b>2.</b> CBS is going to be a streaming service, lowering itself to the same …

New Star Trek Series To Premiere In 2017

Until then, live long and prosper<p>This is the best news you will read all day: <i>Star Trek</i> is coming back. The franchise will get a brand new series in January 2017, one year after it turns 50.<p>CBS made an announcement today, stating that Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the two latest <i>Star Trek</i> films will be …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Ocean's 11: Sandra Bullock will lead an all-female reboot

Sandra Bullock’s latest role in <i>Our Brand Is Crisis</i> was originally written for George Clooney, and then rewritten for the Oscar-winning actress. Based …

Gest is here to kill the keyboard and mouse

Being hands-off usually means relinquishing control. With Gest, it’s the exact opposite.<p>Remember Tony Stark in his lab in <i>Iron Man</i>, browsing through a …

Overstock Holds 3 Months Of Food, $10 Million In Gold For Employees In Preparation For The Next Collapse

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne's crusade against naked short sellers in particular, and Wall Street and the Federal Reserve in general, has long been …