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The Funeral of the Red Baron

<b>The Funeral of the Red Baron.</b><p>Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, the German pilot known as the Red Baron was shot down in a sector of the Western Front controlled by the Australian Corps on April 21 1918. He was buried by No.3 Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps with full military honours the day after.<p>Images:<p>The procession on its way to the cemetery.<p>The funeral procession of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen at Bertangles, 22 April 1918.<p>Officers lowering the coffin into the …

Troops of the 2nd Australian Division in a front line trench at Croix du Bac, near Armentieres, May 1916

Troops of the 2nd Australian Division in a front line trench at Croix du Bac, near Armentieres, May 1916. One of the them is using a trench periscope and the soldier in the middle is holding a Lewis gun.

Terminator-style self-assembling robots unveiled by scientists

Robotic cubes that can jump, flip, roll and assemble themselves into different shapes have been revealed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).<p>Known as M-Blocks, the cube-shaped robots have no external moving parts, but each contains a flywheel that can reach speeds of …

Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV makers. On Monday, LG announced production of flexible …

Chimps are making monkeys out of us

Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is pierced by the sound of excitable primates.<p>On cue, two chimpanzees appear through an opening in the …

Apple testing iPhones with screens as big as 6 inches, report says

A 6-inch screen iPhone? It could happen.<p>Days ahead of the expected iPhone 5S announcement, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is testing iPhone designs with screens larger than any it has had before.<p>The report says Apple is testing screens as small as 4.8 inches and as large as 6 …

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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

Obama administration to allow recreational marijuana laws to stand

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Thursday a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of marijuana.<p>The Justice Department said it will not seek to veto new state laws in Colorado and Washington …

Cannabis

How We Remember To Remember

The way our brain handles remembering to remember something, called prospective memory, has been somewhat of a mystery to scientists, until now.<p>"Remind me not to forget…" I often say to my roommate. My phone charger. The sandwich I made to take to work. The bill I need to put in the mail.<p>The way …

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Apple And Google Are No Longer Among America's Favorite Brands

<b>Go straight to the list of America's favorite brands ></b><p>In the second half of 2012, Apple fell from the list while Google held on to 10th place. Both drops are a surprise considering Apple's dominance in consumer satisfaction and Google's market share lead with Android and search.<p>Impressively, Amazon …

Why the war on drugs has been made redundant

The term "designer drug" became popular with the acid house and ecstasy boom in the 1990s, but it was never really accurate. The main ingredient in …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

Google ordered to hand private customer data over to FBI investigators

A US judge has ordered Google to comply with FBI secret demands for customer data, despite earlier ruling the warrantless orders …

Return of the Cicadas

Filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a cicada documentary since 2007 (he's got a Kickstarter project to finish it) and now has put together an …

Hay Festival 2013: Leading neuroscientist warns against 'smart drugs'

Professor of Neuroscience Barbara Sahakian warned against 'smart drugs' in an enthralling talk about the brain and decision-making at Hay Festival.<p>Barbara Sahakian has warned about the dangers of buying cognitive-enhancing medicine - the so-called 'smart drugs - from the internet. Talking at the …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

Home Automation

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

Medical marijuana users can drive drugged, rule Michigan courts

In Michigan, you can smoke marijuana and still drive a car. That's what the Michigan Supreme Court ruled this Tuesday, albeit on a technicality. Though Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for driving "under the influence" of marijuana, it also has a law on the books that exempts <i>medical</i> marijuana …