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When Space Probes Crash--For Science And Otherwise

The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft<p>NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has been enjoying the past four years zipping around the planet Mercury. Launched in 2004, the probe traveled for six and a half years to reach the closest rock to the Sun, inserting itself into orbit around the planet in …

Scientists have found an Alien code in our DNA: Ancient Engineers

According to mainstream scientists: Alien code found in our DNA. Extraterrestrial beings created our species.<p>Researchers who worked for 13 years in …

How to Use Size & Space in Interaction Design

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Interaction Design

What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed himself after being separated from the woman he "loved" -- animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt, who lived with him in a specially built house in the …

Antix claims IRC Nationals

<i>RORC IRC Nationals goes to the wire</i><p>Sunday June 15th 2014, Author: Louay Habib, Location: none selected<p>The RORC IRC National Championship concluded …

Sailing

How Google's Self-Driving Car Doesn't Run You Over

The company's cars have logged 700,000 miles, and now they're focusing on more complicated city streets.<p>Google's self-driving cars are zipping right along, with 700,000 miles logged. In a new blog post, the company announced that it's been shifting its attention toward city driving, attempting to …

25 Huge Trends That Will Make People Billions Of Dollars

Recently, investing gadfly James Altucher posted a "cheat sheet" for what you should be doing with your money that spotlighted a handful of "demographic trends" that investors could get behind.<p>We wanted to expand on that handful to a full-blown list of all the technologies out there that are poised …

Raw laser scans create psychedelic patterns

Ukraine: separatists refuse to end occupation despite Geneva agreement

Pro-Russian groups occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of the region had taken place.<p>There was no sign of separatist groups pulling out from their positions at city halls and in …

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane | Reuters

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage.<p>The Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater …

Entry-level Philips W6618 promises 66 day standby time, 33 hours talk

We’ve come to a point where there’s only so far we can go when it comes to improving a smartphone’s raw power. This means that most of today’s flagships aren’t the massive jumps we once saw, and instead are more like incremental updates when compared to their predecessors.<p>Instead of attempting to …

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Oculus Rift helps dying woman experience the outside world virtually

Game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used an Oculus Rift dev kit to help her grandmother experience the outside world before passing away, The Rift Arcade reports.<p>Cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg had become too weak to enjoy her favorite pastimes or walk around her yard. At the time, Priscilla — who …

GoPro-Equipped Drone Offers Bird's-Eye-View of NYC

The best views in New York City aren't accessible by subway.<p>Equipped with a DJI Phantom drone and a GoPro Hero 3 camera, New York photographer and …

Dawn

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

Of Sharks and Men: An Expedition to Study Shark Ecology and Movement Patterns in Fiji

Changing Planet<p><b>“At first, there were just two or three and they just circled us. Each day moving a little bit closer. We would just sit on the bottom…and wait,” Papa says, his voice quieting for effect like a trained storyteller trying to excite a group of boy scouts around a campfire.</b> Manasa …

Oil-chewing bacteria may be the future for quickly cleaning toxic oil spills

When the Deepwater Horizon disaster happened in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, oil gushed into the ocean for nearly three months. To get rid of the oil, crews sprayed huge amounts of toxic chemicals called dispersants into the water.<p>Dispersants break down oil into smaller droplets that can more …

NASA is looking for an alternative to battery power for its spacecraft

NASA knows that conventional battery power won't cut it at a certain point, especially when the agency's vehicles travel into deep space. To that end, it's asking both public institutions and companies to submit proposals for battery alternatives. The initiative will tackle both low-level energy …

"Fire Tornado" in Viral Video Explained

Shifting winds caused a dramatic scene during a controlled burn in Colorado.<p>A dramatic video that went viral this week shows a "fire tornado" whirling above a Colorado prairie. The swirling flames occurred during a controlled burn that "posed no threat to firefighters," according to a government …

The next version of Android could be truly business-friendly

Android has a lot of market share, but it doesn't have a big footprint in the corporate world; outside of special efforts like Samsung's Knox, the OS isn't well-suited to business demands. All that may change in the near future, though, as <i>The Information</i>'s sources claim that the next major Android …

Experimental Gmail feature shows promotional emails as a grid of images

Google is testing a very different way of showing promotional emails. In a new experimental view, marketing emails don't look like emails at all; instead, they're big, bold ads with large images. The new view follows Google's controversial move to collect marketing emails and place them in a …

Razer May Be Working on their Own VR Device, According to CEO

Gaming peripheral company Razer may soon move into the virtual reality market, CEO Min-Liang Tan teased today via Twitter.<p>Speaking to Minecraft …

Pinterest and Instagram Are About to Get Into a Huge Brawl

It’s almost payday for Pinterest. The four-year-old social network that functions as a digital scrapbook will soon begin letting marketers advertise …

Developing Storm May Be Worst Canada Has Seen in 10 Years

<i>Editors' Note: For coverage of the January 2015 snowstorm, follow our live blog here. This article is about a storm from March 2014.</i><p>The storm that …

Google Glass Isn't Ready For Prime Time, Says, Uh, Google

In case you were wondering if Google Glass is ready for prime time, here’s the final word on that, straight from the horse’s mouth: It’s not.<p>The Glass team took to Google Plus (where else?) to defend its smart facewear gadget against a whole host of accusations … er, “myths” … that have been …

Google's 3D-sensing phones are taking a trip to the International Space Station

It's arguably cool enough that Google is working on smartphones that can scan your surroundings, but now those devices are slated to take a spin in space too. How's that for living in the future? NASA first started sticking smartphones to machines back in 2011 when it used Samsung's Nexus S as the …

After WhatsApp: An Insider’s View On What’s Next In Messaging

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Livingston is the Founder and CEO of Kik, a mobile-first company with over 120 million registered users all over the world. Ted started working in mobile in 2007, while he was still studying at the University of Waterloo.</i><p>I was driving to a meeting in San Francisco when I got the …