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This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Biofuel

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Smartphone-controlled paper airplanes prove everything is better with Bluetooth

Adding Bluetooth, a propeller, and steering to a paper airplane is the future we always dreamed of. A Kickstarter project, PowerUp Dart, is a Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane kit that makes the 12-year-old in all of us smile. And so far, it’s raised over a million dollars in crowdfunding, with 7 …

Dow Jones mistakenly reports Google to buy Apple for $9B

Of all the places you’d expect to see fake news, the Dow Jones newswire probably isn’t one of them. But this morning, thanks to a “technical error,” it spit out a literally unbelievable story about Google buying Apple.<p>It wasn’t just one errant alert, either. The Dow Jones newswire told a veritable …

Silly, Strange and Sad: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

With fall officially in full swing, we're working as hard as ever to generate killer stories and podcasts to keep you informed and entertained about …

Lockheed Martin’s reusable Mars lander looks absolutely awesome

Humans are going to Mars. We don’t know exactly when, who it will be, or exactly what spacecraft will be the first to make the journey, but with …

Samsung waiting for Apple's OK on its Gear Fit 2 Pro iOS app

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is advertised as iPhone compatible -- but the app to make it so hasn't been approved by Apple yet.<p>When it was announced in August, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker was touted as being compatible with Android phones and iPhones. It's been on sale since Sept. 15, but …

Smartwatches

Passenger Drone is a futuristic aircraft that has actually flown with passengers IRL

We've seen multiple<p>flying car self-flying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concepts lately, as short air travel has been tabbed as a …

Hubble Spots Farthest-Ever Incoming Active Comet

A new image reveals a distant newcomer to our solar system: the farthest active comet ever spotted, heading toward the sun for the first time.<p>The …

Astronomy

Mercedes-Benz kicks off drone delivery pilot in Zurich

Drone delivery may be closer than you think: Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Vans teamed up with e-commerce startup siroop, and drone logistics provider Matternet to kick off a pilot in Zurich of its van-based drone delivery concept. The partners demonstrated a delivery live to an audience of media today, …

How to Download a Full macOS High Sierra Installer App

Many Mac users who are attempting to download macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store will find that a small 19 MB version of “Install macOS High …

Operating Systems

Florida’s floodwater is full of poop bacteria — but a marine biologist says there's a bigger threat

Florida's floodwater is full of bacteria.<p>In the wake of hurricane Irma, more than 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage spilled into 22 counties across the state, according to pollution reports filed with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.<p>To put it simply, "the sewage …

The best news you’ll get all day: Chrome is about to murder autoplay videos

Here’s a bit of irony to help carry you into the weekend: in a tweet posted on Friday morning, <i>CNET</i> alerted the site’s followers to some fantastic …

What really happens when a fly lands on your food is worse than you thought

What happens when a housefly lands on your food?<p>First, houseflies have no teeth. They eat by slurping fluids through a trunk-like nose.<p>When they land on solid food, they regurgitate saliva on it. The saliva liquefies the food for them to drink. But if fly vomit isn't bad enough consider this: Flies …

Why Cassini Crashed: Protecting Icy Moon Enceladus at All Costs

At precisely 4:55:46 a.m. PDT (7:55:46 a.m. EDT) on Sept. 15, NASA received the final transmission from the Cassini spacecraft. This meant only one …

DJI reveals a new drone, a facelift, and ‘sphere mode’ at IFA 2017

High-end drone company DJI has revealed two products at IFA 2017 in Berlin today. But it is the addition of a new “sphere mode” for the current Spark drone that has (ahem) sparked interest.<p>First up is a new and improved Mavic Pro Platinum, which DJI says is quieter than the previous model, as well …

How to See the Mountain-Sized Asteroid Florence in the Sky Tonight

All you need a small backyard telescope.<p>An asteroid the size of 40 football fields stacked end to end will pass very close by Earth today, the …

This is what the solar eclipse looked like from the moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a winner of a solar eclipse photo from its long-distant location near the moon.<p>The great North American solar eclipse of Aug. 21 may be in the history books, but NASA has given us a chance to the see the event from a new perspective. The space agency …

Solar Eclipse

NASA’s Cassini dove past Saturn’s rings and sent back this gorgeous video

NASA’s Cassini orbiter continues to send back some stunning shots of Saturn even as its days are rapidly coming to an end. The spacecraft’s latest …

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

A Shark in the Street, and Other Hurricane Harvey Rumors You Shouldn’t Believe

As Texans face torrential rains and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, a deluge of misinformation is spreading online. False claims The New York Times has spotted so far include:<p>• Media outlets and social media users sharing outdated flood photos.<p>• Individuals hoping to pass on helpful information may …

Social Media

Trump reversed regulations to protect infrastructure against flooding just days before Hurricane Harvey

The Obama-era rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required the federal government to take into account the risk of flooding and sea-level rise as a result of climate change when constructing new infrastructure and rebuilding after disasters.<p>Experts are predicting that Harvey — the …

Scientists capture first X-rays from thermonuclear supernova - Futurity

"What we saw suggests a density about a million times higher what we thought was the maximum around" type Ia supernovas.

The world’s top stargazing spots | Photo Gallery

On January 31, 2018, stargazers and keen astrologists watched the arrival of a rare lunar event – a super blue blood moon. This spectacle is a …