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This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Black Mirror

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Entertainment

Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude | Cosmos

One of the great mysteries of modern physics is why antimatter did not destroy the universe at the beginning of time.<p>To explain it, physicists …

Physics

There's a Hidden Spacecraft Dump in The Middle of The Ocean - Here's What's Down There

This is crazy.<p>The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for 'no one') and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. …

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

A robot is going to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam

There are 3D printers that can print metals, and 3D printers that can “draw” shapes in the air. But there aren’t many 3D printers capable of doing this:<p>Dutch 3D printing company MX3D, which has developed robots that can print plastic and metal in all kinds of shapes, is going to use a robotic 3D …

3D Printing

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

Sydney Opera House

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Nanotech

Researchers just built a free, open-source version of Siri

Major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have been able to provide millions of people with personal digital assistants on mobile devices, allowing people to do things like set alarms or get answers to questions simply by speaking. Now, other companies can implement their own versions, using …

The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It’s There

Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.<p>When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.<p>“Technology alone is not enough,” an Apple ad proclaimed. “Faster, thinner, lighter, those are …

Augmented Reality

What a Road Trip Down US 50, the 'Loneliest Road,' Is Really Like

Just outside of Reno sits a stretch of US 50 so desolate, so remote, so utterly empty LIFE magazine named it the “Loneliest Road in America.” As Roadtrippers writer Anna Hider tells us, Nevada went ahead and turned the negative press into a positive, advertising the highway’s unique emptiness. …

RVs

Banned drone may have damaged Yellowstone spring

The U.S. National Park Service has an important message for visitors: Leave your drones at home!<p>Unmanned aircraft were officially banned from U.S. national parks in June 2014. But just last week, on Aug. 2, an unidentified tourist crashed a drone straight into the famous rainbow-colored Grand …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

String Field Theory Genius Explains The Coming Breakthroughs That Will Change Life As We Know It

"In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11 dimensional hyperspace."<p>(The "Mind of …

Physics

Half of Germany Is Now Powered by Solar Energy

The nation can now produce more than 24 GW of energy from the sun.<p><i>Workers stack finished solar energy panels at the Solarworld plant on August 14, 2013 in Freiberg, Germany. Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Continuing its unrelenting march toward a renewable-powered future, Germany now can produce more than …

Renewable Energy

21 Quotes From Bill Gates That Take You Inside The Mind Of The World's Richest Man

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which he and his wife set up in 1997, gives away nearly $4 billion a year.<p>The Financial Times wrote that "through the stroke of pen on cheque book, Gates probably now has the power to affect the lives and well-being of a larger number of his fellow humans than …

Bill Gates

9 Things We Just Learned About Vladimir Putin's Life

The writer, Ben Judah, spent three years interviewing those close to Putin for his book "Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin."<p>Judah's insights into Putin's life come from former prime ministers, current ministers, regional governors, senior bureaucrats, close …

Russia

California Report Warns of Worsening Economic Impacts of Drought

Parts of state to experience "pain and poverty," while officials roll out solutions.<p>A new scientific and economic report commissioned by California's state government warns that the ongoing drought crisis will cost billions in lost farm revenue and thousands of jobs, although wider impacts on the …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …

Here's The Technology Of The Future That Could Crush Elon Musk's Dreams

There's been a virtual civil war happening in the battle to create the next generation of motor vehicles. The battle is between plug-ins and fuel cells.<p>You may have heard more about about plug-ins thanks to Tesla, which has single handedly revived the market for a technology that was otherwise …

Alternative Fuel

A Devastating Pattern Of Homelessness Among Late Baby Boomers Could Repeat In Millennials

In 1990, U.S. homelessness was most common among people in their 30s. In 2000, it was most common among people in their 40s. In 2010, it was most common among people in their 50s.<p>Every decade, the group facing the highest risk of homelessness was born between 1954 and 1963.<p>Problems facing this …

Demographics

The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least).<p>For a simpler evaluation of military …

Military

22 Vintage Photos Of Silicon Valley Before It Became A Giant Tech Hub

But before Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and a host of other major tech companies set up shop there, the Santa Clara Valley was the center of a different industry altogether.<p>Rather than office buildings and parking lots, the Valley was covered in orchards and farmland. It was one of the largest …

Silicon Valley

Watch this: Android design head Matias Duarte explains why mobile is dead

Matias Duarte helped design the T-Mobile Sidekick, the Helio Ocean, and Palm's webOS. Now, he directs the look and feel of Google's Android operating system. He's probably not the guy you'd expect to say "mobile is dead." Those were the words that left his mouth, though, at the 2014 Accel Design …

Subscription service gets you unlimited coffee from independent New York cafes

What if you only had to pay for coffee once a month? With a new app, there's a way to do that. Called Cups, the app sells monthly subscriptions for unlimited coffee from a few dozen independent coffee shops around New York City. $45 a month gets you as much brew, drip, filter, pour-over, and filter …

Dancing Giants: How Cisco Innovates

Padmasree warrior, Cisco's Chief Technology Officer<p>Cisco has been called the backbone of the Internet for so long it feels like a trademarked slogan. …

Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups. Are we watching another tech bubble about to burst?<p>In this year's first quarter, Google and Facebook, alone, announced deals worth more than $24 billion on little companies that have almost no …

Here’s How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter

Serial entrepreneur James Caan says in his recent LinkedIn post that trying to get your cover letter noticed can be especially challenging, as recruiters get hundreds of applications for any given opening. He suggests "steering clear of flashy gimmicks or stunts," and instead, researching the …

Employment