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Apple patents iPhone tech to stop filming at gigs

Apple has patented a way of blocking smartphones from capturing footage at concerts.<p>The patent filed by Apple describes a smartphone camera that …

Filmmaking

11 charts that show how American houses have changed since the 1970s

Every year, the Census Bureau releases data on the characteristics of newly constructed homes, and they recently released info on houses built in 2015.<p>We decided to take a look at how different aspects of newly completed single-family houses have changed over the last several decades.

Housing

Prince William and Harry's favourite nightclub found trying to pass off £10 Prosecco as £360 Dom Perignon champagne

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s favourite nightclub has been caught on video attempting to deceive its high-end clientele by filling £360 bottles of Dom Perignon champagne with cheap Prosecco.<p>Staff at the glamorous West London nightclub Boujis have been discovered selling £9 Santa Eleni as …

People Who Love Their Work Live Longer, According to Science | Inc.com

Do you want to live a long and happy life? Most of us do. Well, the latest research pokes a few holes in that wish -- at least, for Americans.<p>Americans now live an average 2.2 fewer years than those in 12 other developed countries. American men make it to just 76.4 years, while women get to 81.2. …

Happiness

Giant remote-controlled beetles and 'biobot' insects could replace drones

It might sound the stuff of nightmares, but giant cyborg beetles could soon be winging their way to a town near you, after scientists proved they can wire up insects and control them remotely.<p>Several labs across the world are trying to design robot insect swarms because the creatures are good at …

Robotics

Foam metal might turn airplanes into 'Transformers' - Futurity

A new foam could let an aircraft alter its wing shape in midflight and, like a pelican, dive into the water before morphing into a submarine.

Education

Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

<i>Editor's note: This story was first published in December 2014.</i><p>The first time I <i>ever</i>got tipsy was during a champagne toast at a cousin's wedding reception.<p>All was good, until the room started spinning — and the sight of my cousin's bride dancing in her wedding dress was just a whirl of lace.<p>Of …

Alcohol

No Alien City Here: Ceres' Bright Spots Likely Made of Salt

The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres may be composed of the same basic stuff that makes a foot bath feel so good, a new study reports.<p>Observations made by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting the dwarf planet since March, suggest that Ceres' many bright spots could be …

Astronomy

The secret to a happy marriage: it's all in your height difference

According to a new study, the greater height difference in a couple, the happier the wife will be<p>The greater the height difference between a married couple, the happier the wife will be - according to a new study by researchers at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea.<p>Analysing data from 7,850 …

Chinese nationals are buying multi-million dollar US homes using the country's most popular instant messaging app

Imagine selling a $14 million New York City apartment entirely through Twitter or SnapChat.<p>Emma Hao, an agent for luxury-home broker Douglas Elliman has done it.<p>Well...that's not <i>quite</i> true. Hao brokered the sale through WeChat, China's most popular instant messaging app. She does this a lot, and …

Real Estate