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Mobileye Wants To Teach Your Robotic Car To Merge In Heavy Boston Traffic

Billions of dollars are flowing from auto and tech companies into the development of sensors, artificial intelligence systems and high-definition maps needed for cars to drive themselves and are yielding steady gains in on-road capability.<p>Yet there’s a big hurdle in the transition to autonomous …

This Is NASA's Plan For Humanity's Return to the Moon, and Beyond

A decades-long plan that could end with humans finally reaching the Red Planet.<p>There is still no official NASA mission to Mars, but after years of uncertainty, America's space agency is giving us a glimpse of its grand strategy to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit with a plan to build a …

Microsoft hopes your Windows PC can replace an Amazon Echo

If rumors are true, Microsoft may be one of the few major consumer tech giants that <i>doesn't</i> have a smart, voice-guided speaker in the works... but that doesn't mean it's sitting on its thumbs. In an expansion of recent code discoveries, <i>Windows Central</i> sources claim that Windows 10 is getting a Home …

Why Stephen Hawking says we have 1,000 years to find a new home

Given the challenges of the next millennium, the famed British theoretical physicist says that humans should hedge their bets by going out into space …

Moon village envisioned by European Space Agency

The European Space Agency wants to build a village on the Moon.<p>The head of the multinational agency, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, said the village would "serve science, business, tourism and even mining purposes."<p>In a video interview posted on the agency's website, Woerner said a permanent lunar base …

Bezos’ Blue Origin Successfully Lands Rocket for the Third Time

What was once fanciful is now routine.<p>This afternoon, Jeff Bezos’s space company, Blue Origin, successfully landed its New Shepard rocket after a …

France just announced plans to help India land on Mars for the first time

On Monday, the space agencies of India and France signed a letter of intent stating that the two will collaborate on India's next mission to Mars, …

Winning the Driverless Car Wars

Hint: the race won't necessarily go to the innovator.

Autonomous Cars

​Smartphone accessory 3D-scans your food to count calories

Visual calorie-counting apps have appeared on smartphones before, but typically involved object identification through the camera (or barcode scanning, which isn't quite the same). Other apps, with more expensive subscription costs, would direct your photos to people hired to work out what you were …

NASA has given SpaceX the order to transport astronauts into space in 2017

The next frontier of space travel is coming.<p>On Friday (Nov. 20), NASA awarded a work order to Elon Musk’s private space firm, SpaceX, to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing received a similar order for a manned flight back in May. The missions will take place on …

Space Travel

How Europe Conquered the World

Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe, establishing colonies and spreading their influence across every inhabited …

Air Button adds shortcut buttons to the back of your phone

When you think about it, there's a lot of unused space on the back of your phone. So why not put something useful on that empty slab of case, like a couple buttons that can instantly perform common tasks?<p>That's the idea behind Air Button, an NFC-powered shortcut button that can be configured to do …

First look inside the SpaceX Dragon's luxury interior

Footage shows the inside of the new couture spacecraft designed to take humans into space in style and comfort<p>Ever dreamed of going into space? The SpaceX Dragon could be about to make your dreams come true, and in such style too.<p>The Dragon made history in 2012 when it became the first commercial …

Does This Smart Lock Mean the End of House Keys Forever?

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Virtual Reality

Amazon expands Dash buttons program, says the future of commerce may be preemptive purchases

And in the future, Amazon will know when your lightbulb is about to die<p>Five months after it first revealed its one-click buy-me buttons that you stick around the house, Amazon is bringing the Dash buttons out of beta and formally rolling the program out to all Amazon Prime subscribers.<p>Eleven new …

Century-Old Message in a Bottle Returned to Sender

A nearly 109-year-old bottle was part of a tradition of dropping objects and instruments into the sea to study ocean currents.<p>If you're ever marooned on a desert island, don't count on a message in a bottle to save you. That's because it can take over a hundred years for these objects to wash …

Paleo diet should include carbohydrates to be authentic, say scientists

Early humans would have needed a diet high in both meat and carbohdrates to fuel the rapid evolutionary expansion of the Pleistocene<p>The Paleo diet has won thousands of fans with its seemingly straightforward logic that what was good for our metabolisms as we evolved is likely to be good for us …

Greenwich Meridian line is actually 334 ft east...near a rubbish bin

Staff at Greenwich's Royal Observatory are increasingly asked why GPS did not align with the prime meridian. Now scientists have come up with an answer<p>For years visitors to the Royal Observatory have stood on the stainless steel Greenwich Meridian Line believing they are located exactly between …

It Took A Musician's Ear To Decode The Complex Song In Whale Calls

<i>Humpback whales don't just sing songs — they compose</i> <i>with the whales around them, singing a song that evolves over time. Scientists didn't know that until they started recording whale sounds in the 1960s and spent years listening. The evolution of this "culture of listening" among researchers is the</i> …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack

We told you last week that Google is internally referring to its next iteration of Google Glass as “Enterprise Edition” or “EE,” and now we’ve uncovered information about the soon-to-be-launched device’s hardware. According to several sources familiar with advanced prototypes of the device, the …

Google Glass

The Electric Bike Expo and The Circuit at Interbike [VIDEO]

As a way to promote the electric bike industry in the U.S., Extra Energy Services NA (EESNA) has a launched a multi-city e-bike test track tour named …

Electric Bikes

Everything You Need to Know About Spotify

It’s a fact: no one makes good music anymore. Okay, that might not be a fact, but it’s not my opinion alone. According to neuroscientist, musician, …

The Political Theology of Battlestar Galactica

<b>by Pil and Galia Kollectiv</b><p>The relationship between the renewed television series of Battlestar Galactica and political theology, particularly in …

After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up

Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results.<p>Researchers are estimated to waste 15 million person-hours a year on unpublished submissions to scientific journals. How can we make scientific …

St Andrews

Houston, we have a lot of problems: is Mars One too good to be true?

The organisers claim everything is hunky dory with their plan to send 40 people to spend the rest of their days on the red planet, but sources suggest otherwise<p><b>Age:</b> Going since 2011, but probably best described as nascent.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Either a crazy, far-fetched story about a mission to Mars; or an …

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Mini army drones developed

A Polish firm who develop new technologies for the military has devised a system of miniature drones capable of operating from vehicles for surveillance and even directly supporting infantry units.<p>WB electronics, which already manufactures surveillance and target acquisition systems for the Polish …

The Proven Way to Retire Rich

Want to make money from stocks? There's one easy way to do so.<p>Looking for more money for your retirement?<p>Who isn't? This study reveals that there is …

Retirement