Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision. Colliding neutron stars This artist’s rendering shows what two neutron stars might look like as they merge, ejecting matter and shooting out gamma rays. NSF / LIGO / Sonoma State University / A. Simonnet For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational… Continue reading “Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes”

How This “Living” Chandelier Uses Algae to Purify the Air of CO2

This green-tinted chandelier is not just a gorgeous lighting fixture – it also purifies the air around it. The Exhale chandelier is the world’s first “living” bionic chandelier that uses algae to convert surrounding carbon dioxide emissions into clean oxygen. The microalgae, which are nourished by a special life-support system, are contained in the 70 glass… Continue reading “How This “Living” Chandelier Uses Algae to Purify the Air of CO2″

YoCam is a tiny waterproof camera for livestreaming your adventures

It’s also perfect for selfies or home security, now 50 percent off. Weighing just 1.9 ounces, YoCam is one of the smallest HD cameras available. The wide-angle 140° lens takes crystal-clear 1080p footage at 30 frames per second and beautiful 8MP photos. Stack Commerce Great moments are best shared with the people you love. Of course,… Continue reading “YoCam is a tiny waterproof camera for livestreaming your adventures”

Surfing Robots Are Now Patrolling the Great Barrier Ree

Robots can do many things, including surfing. Computer World Australia reports that the Wave Glider, as the machine is called, just finished a week-long, 200-mile journey to check on the reef and report back to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).The Great Barrier Reef’s enormous size makes it difficult for scientists to collect important data.… Continue reading “Surfing Robots Are Now Patrolling the Great Barrier Ree”

Teens Prefer Snapchat, Apple And Amazon

Instagram may have more people using its Stories feature than Snapchat, but teens still prefer the latter, according to new data from investment firm Piper Jaffray. Instagram announced over the summer it had 250 million daily active users on its Stories feature, much more than Snapchat, which reported 166 million daily active users in May. The… Continue reading “Teens Prefer Snapchat, Apple And Amazon”

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all. It’s Friday. It’s also Friday the 13th. And it’s also October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it’s time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the Popular Science vaults. A mysterious submarine death CSS H.L. Hunley U.S. Navy History… Continue reading “13 spooky science stories”

Mystery Hacker Steals Australian Defense Data

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of a TV soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s multi-billion dollar warplane and navy projects. Intelligence officials say the break was significant, although the Australian government insists that only low-level data was taken. The identity of the cyber criminal is not known. The virtual break-in… Continue reading “Mystery Hacker Steals Australian Defense Data”

Facebook Phishing Attack Abuses Trusted Contacts Feature

A new phishing campaign is being carried out against users of Facebook. The scheme targets individuals and relies on abusing the platform’s Trusted Contacts feature in order to trick victims into surrendering personal information. The attack was first identified by Access Now, a non-profit advocacy group that organizes around the cause of a free and open… Continue reading “Facebook Phishing Attack Abuses Trusted Contacts Feature”

Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister

A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday. With increasing numbers of unmanned aerial devices in the skies, collisions are still rare, but authorities around the world are looking at ways to keep jetliners out of… Continue reading “Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister”

Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them

Keep an eye out for these red flags. Catch laptop trouble as early as you can. Glenn Carstens-Peters/Unsplash When something goes seriously wrong with your laptop, you usually receive an advance warning. A virus might alter your security settings, for example, or a failing hard drive might start making funny noises. If you catch these signals… Continue reading “Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them”

California to allow autonomous cars without driver

California officials Wednesday unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator. A revised regulation which could take effect in 2018 would eliminate a provision in an earlier draft that required “physical control by a natural person sitting in the vehicle’s driver’s seat” in any… Continue reading “California to allow autonomous cars without driver”

Totally driverless cars could be on California roads by June 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Driverless cars — with nobody behind the wheel — could be on California roads and highways by June 2018. That doesn’t mean you’ll be able to buy a completely driverless car next year, or even hail a ride in one. The technology is still being developed. The driverless cars that may begin appearing… Continue reading “Totally driverless cars could be on California roads by June 2018”

Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the new technology to the masses. Oculus Go headsets will be priced at $199 when they begin shipping early next year, Zuckerberg said during a keynote presentation at an annual developers conference in… Continue reading “Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset”

Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

Dominant Dutch team “Nuon” Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia’s outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology. The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in the northern city of Darwin on Sunday morning with 41 competing cars, with… Continue reading “Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia”

Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight again

Bitcoin may be in for a sustained record run as it overcomes key obstacles, experts said Thursday after the cryptocurrency set a new record high. Even bitcoin fans were plagued by doubts over the summer when Chinese regulators cracked down on exchanges trading the virtual currency and a dispute among developers gave birth to a new… Continue reading “Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight again”

SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket

SpaceX on Wednesday launched a rocket that had already flown to space and landed it successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components. On a clear autumn evening at 6:53 pm (2253 GMT), the tall, white Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying the Echostar… Continue reading “SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket”

Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the victim of another cyberattack, this time involving a fake Flash downloader that greeted some people on its website. The new data breach was first reported by the tech site Ars Technica, tipped off by an independent… Continue reading “Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again”

We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it

Here’s why humans love pain. Once upon a time, Tabasco sauce was considered spicy and a jalapeno hit the upper threshold of heat for the American palate. But that was before 2007, when the Bhut jolokia—an Indian chili better known as the ghost pepper—became the first to top a million Scolville Heat Units (SHU), the measure… Continue reading “We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it”

Google balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s cell networks

Google’s parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Alphabet Inc., which controls Google, obtained authorization from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy the devices — developed from 2013 as part of a project known as “Loon.” It aims to… Continue reading “Google balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s cell networks”

The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community. A visualization of how merging black holes create ripples in spacetime NASA Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne were each instrumental to LIGO, the… Continue reading “The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize”

Cow farts are an even bigger problem than we thought

Old data makes for bad burp estimates. This cow has no idea that she’s fueling the global warming dumpster fire Deposit Photos Climate change just isn’t that funny. Cow belches, conversely, are hilarious. It’s the rare issue that’s seriously impactful and giggle-inducing—bovine flatulence is a precious, smelly diamond in the climate change rough. And it turns… Continue reading “Cow farts are an even bigger problem than we thought”

Elon Musk Changed The Plans For The Mission To Mars

The mission to Mars has gotten an upgrade. Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO, presented his new plans for sending humans to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia earlier this week and they look a bit different than what he presented last time. The deeper into the planning stages Musk and his team have… Continue reading “Elon Musk Changed The Plans For The Mission To Mars”

This is how eyeball tattoos are supposed to work

Don’t worry: there are no gross pictures here. Let it be. Tookapic Sometimes white eyeballs just aren’t jazzy enough. Why? It’s honestly not clear, but hey: if you want lime green instead, that’s your business. Even if the inventor of the scleral tattoo—that’s a tattoo right on your dang eyeball—now says he wishes it were illegal,… Continue reading “This is how eyeball tattoos are supposed to work”

Meet the Martian hopefuls: Elon Musk and all the other people trying to get to Mars

Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion beneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere towards a barren, airless piece of rock—preferably one 33 million miles away. On Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, Musk announced an updated version… Continue reading “Meet the Martian hopefuls: Elon Musk and all the other people trying to get to Mars”

Fourth gravitational wave is detected, with European help

A fourth gravitational wave has been detected — this time with help from Italy-based equipment — after two black holes collided, sending ripples through the fabric of space and time, researchers said Wednesday. Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity, but the first hard evidence… Continue reading “Fourth gravitational wave is detected, with European help”

All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7

Here’s what that upgrade will get you. The back of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are made out of glass once again, which makes them a little heavier than their predecessors. Apple A glut of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus reviews are no doubt hitting your social media streams right now, and it’s hard… Continue reading “All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7”

The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport

The plummet-proof design is a drone for now, with dreams of carrying people Plimp The Plimp uses a blimp-like body to prevent hard crashes and a plane-like body to maneuver through the sky. Egan Airships In 1908, five years after the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk, U.S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge earned the… Continue reading “The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport”

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show

At this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), automakers are pulling out all the stops to dazzle visitors with cars that are greener, smarter and faster than ever. Here are some of the highlights of the industry showcase, which runs until September 24 and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts. – ‘Supercars’… Continue reading “Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show”

See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system

Momentous images from the spacecraft’s grand finale. View between the rings Cassini peeks between Saturn and its rings in July, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute On September 14, Cassini’s cameras will capture their final pictures. These last few snapshots will make their way back to Earth, the last entries in what Linda Spilker—Cassini’s Project Scientist—referred to in… Continue reading “See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system”

AI-Like Futuristic Technology Needs Better Security Protocols

Futuristic technologies are being adopted at an unprecedented rate — millions of smart speakers are being sold across the U.S., smart homes are in the making which deploy several internet-of-things devices, and self-driving vehicles are being tested across many states. But even as these technologies are coming ever closer to realization, we haven’t yet assessed their… Continue reading “AI-Like Futuristic Technology Needs Better Security Protocols”

If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off?

Cutting back on red meat is probably the best place to start, but eating the right types of veggies is important, too. Red meat production creates tons of greenhouse gas emissions and takes up massive amounts of land. Not so great for our planet. Pixabay People forego eating meat for a variety of reasons. Some do… Continue reading “If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off?”

SpaceX completes critical test ahead of the first launch for world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX, the most successful space company in the world, is just a few steps away from launching the most powerful rocket in the world, the impressive Falcon Heavy. After a successful stating test in May, SpaceX fired Falcon Heavy’s three first stage cores at the company’s facility in McGregor, Texas. The test in the wee hours… Continue reading “SpaceX completes critical test ahead of the first launch for world’s most powerful rocket”

Roku launches free, ad-supported movie channel

Roku is taking it up a notch by programming content on its own channel– the Roku Channel. The new channel launched today and is now available on all Roku devices. How the new Roku Channel works Roku signed licensing deals, which allows them to feature some of your favorite movies from major Hollywood studios like Lionsgate,… Continue reading “Roku launches free, ad-supported movie channel”

The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. If you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You’ll see two big dark areas visible on our star. These massive sunspots are regions of intense and… Continue reading “The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why”

Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth

By Brett Carter, Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University, Alexa Halford, Researcher in Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, and Julie Currie, Research Officer, RMIT University. A huge solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 6, 2017. A separate image of the Earth provides scale. NASA/GSFC/SDO, CC BY If you still have your solar… Continue reading “Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth”

The massive, record-breaking Hurricane Irma is on its way to Florida

Here’s the latest forecast for the formidable storm. A forecast from 5 pm EDT Thursday. Dennis Mersereau/NOAA Hurricane Irma continues its steady march toward the Contiguous United States this evening as a dangerous category five hurricane, threatening to slam into southern Florida as the strongest storm seen there in a generation. Just about every major city… Continue reading “The massive, record-breaking Hurricane Irma is on its way to Florida”

Rwanda’s Largest Solar Field Also Empowers Orphans

In Rwanda, less than 15 percent of the population has access to electricity. In rural areas, it can be as low as one percent. In order to increase Rwanda’s energy capacity, a 17-hectare solar field with 28,000 panels was constructed in six months in 2014 by private power companies. It is East Africa’s first large-scale commercial… Continue reading “Rwanda’s Largest Solar Field Also Empowers Orphans”

Yes, humans are still evolving. Here’s how you can tell.

Even more evidence that we’re continuing to change. It’s a common misconception that humans evolved from apes. In fact, we both evolved from a common ancestor—and we’re both still evolving. Depositphotos The nice thing about bacteria is that they multiply really fast. This is inconvenient if they happen to infect, but useful if you want to… Continue reading “Yes, humans are still evolving. Here’s how you can tell.”

Don’t sign up for Equifax’s free credit monitoring! Here’s what to do instead

After Equifax revealed that a “cybersecurity incident” has potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans, the credit reporting agency set up a website to let consumers know if they may have been affected. But many Americans, myself included, say the website has left them with more questions than answers. Read more: Equifax says data… Continue reading “Don’t sign up for Equifax’s free credit monitoring! Here’s what to do instead”

The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

By Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University. Is this our relationship to tech companies now? Queen Mary Master Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the… Continue reading “The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages”

Cure For Arachnophobia: Watch These Peacock Spiders Dance to “Stayin’ Alive”

Snakes and clowns aside, spiders might be the most feared creatures on planet Earth. Although, judging by this video of small, fuzzy, neon peacock spiders, it is hard to see why. Australian peacock spider photographer Jürgen Otto created a video of 51 colorful arachnids dancing to “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Now… Continue reading “Cure For Arachnophobia: Watch These Peacock Spiders Dance to “Stayin’ Alive””

Nintendo: Mario, video game character, is no longer a plumber

Mario, the mustachioed plumber who helped make Nintendo a household name in the 1980s, has put down the plunger and retired from his profession, according to the video game company. Nintendo recently updated Mario’s official profile on the game maker’s Japanese website, and an English translation indicates his plumbing days are in the past. “All around… Continue reading “Nintendo: Mario, video game character, is no longer a plumber”

Last Week in Tech: Oh man, look at all these sweet ‘Star Wars’ toys

Put that hot dog down and look at all this cool new stuff you missed This Onnit Slam Ball isn’t technically a gadget, but it is a Star Wars-themed piece of workout gear, which seems worthy of a spot in this week’s list. Onnit Labor Day 2017 is upon us, which means summer is over and… Continue reading “Last Week in Tech: Oh man, look at all these sweet ‘Star Wars’ toys”

All the ways you can use Chrome offline

No internet, no problem. With or without an internet connection, Chrome lets you do a lot more than mere browsing. Depositphotos Internet access, whether wired or wireless, has become one of the most precious commodities of our time. But that leaves us singularly unprepared when that access gets cut off—such as when we travel to the… Continue reading “All the ways you can use Chrome offline”

Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon

Pond gunk has never been so fascinating. pectinatella magnifica A dragon booger, more scientifically known as *Pectinatella magnifica” Jomegat “Dragon boogers” go by many names. “Moss animals,” for one, and “bryozoans,” for another. They’re also known as “ectoprocta,” meaning “anus outside.” If you’re unfamiliar with the phylogeny of aquatic invertebrates, it might seem unnecessary to distinguish… Continue reading “Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon”

Have Eclipse Fever? There’s A Total Lunar Eclipse Coming In January

Last week’s total solar eclipse saw millions of people across the country venturing outside to watch the moon pass in front of the sun for part of the day. Some people even traveled to the path of totality to witness the event that rarely happens in the continental United States. Now that he country has caught… Continue reading “Have Eclipse Fever? There’s A Total Lunar Eclipse Coming In January”

This troubling tennis trend is keeping players out of the U.S. Open

A more stressful game. It’s becoming a more dangerous game (for your wrists, anyway). Depositphotos The best tennis players in the world are roaming the courts of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the U.S. Open this week. But the men’s entry list has some gaping holes, with five of the top 11 ranked… Continue reading “This troubling tennis trend is keeping players out of the U.S. Open”

Choose the right VR gear for you

VR to your face! Transport yourself to another world. Oculus In 2016, three major tech players launched long-anticipated virtual reality headsets. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to assess the VR gear that’s available for consumers and decide what headset is right for you. Whether you’re new to VR or not, the different headset… Continue reading “Choose the right VR gear for you”

It’s Your Last Chance to Comment on Net Neutrality Plan

Wednesday is the last day for Americans to submit comments to federal regulators about the idea of rolling back the government’s net neutrality rules. Supporters claim the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) push to eliminate or weaken the rules would support renewed investment in America’s internet networks, while critics argue the move would empower big business and… Continue reading “It’s Your Last Chance to Comment on Net Neutrality Plan”

Spambot Leaks More Than 700 Million Email Addresses

A massive spambot that contained more than 700 million email accounts has been found in a server in the Netherlands, computer security expert Troy Hunt announced Wednesday. The trove of data was pointed out by a security researcher under the name Benkow, who discovered an open and accessible web server used by the “Onliner Spambot.” The… Continue reading “Spambot Leaks More Than 700 Million Email Addresses”

Apple Reportedly Unveiling iPhone 8 On Sept. 12

Apple is expected to launch its new iPhones this fall, specifically in September, based on its usual timetable. Today, there’s more reason to believe this because people who have knowledge on the Cupertino giant’s plans have leaked the date of its launch event for the 10th anniversary iPhone and its other products. According to Wall Street… Continue reading “Apple Reportedly Unveiling iPhone 8 On Sept. 12”

Uber says it’ll stop tracking riders after they’re dropped off

WASHINGTON — Uber will end a controversial policy of tracking some riders for five minutes after their trip ends, the ride-hailing company said Tuesday as it tries to repair its privacy reputation. Uber was criticized by users and privacy advocates when it announced last year that it would collect location data from riders through its app… Continue reading “Uber says it’ll stop tracking riders after they’re dropped off”

Robots won’t steal our jobs if we put workers at center of AI revolution

By Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and Lee Dyer, Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Studies and Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, Cornell University. Future robots will work side by side with humans, just as they do today. AP Photo/John Minchillo The technologies driving artificial intelligence are… Continue reading “Robots won’t steal our jobs if we put workers at center of AI revolution”

The invisible engine that made Hurricane Harvey worse

Tides of change. Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas. Texas Military Department Tuesday’s weather forecast for Southeast Texas—or, as the National Weather Service is now calling it, the “flash flood ravaged areas of the upper Texas coast”—predicts six to twelve inches of rain. Hurricane Harvey, which has… Continue reading “The invisible engine that made Hurricane Harvey worse”

Amazon says it just flipped switch on N.J.’s largest rooftop solar array

CARTERET — Amazon on Tuesday unveiled what the company says is the largest rooftop solar panel energy system in New Jersey on the 30-acre roof of its Carteret warehouse. The 22,000-solar-panel system will power the online retailer’s facility. The company said it is one of the largest rooftop solar panel systems in the country and generates… Continue reading “Amazon says it just flipped switch on N.J.’s largest rooftop solar array”

Female orgasms aren’t all that mysterious

A new study suggests it’s pretty easy to figure out. Look at how confused this man is about female orgasms. Depositphotos We’ve somehow gotten it into our heads, societally speaking, that femininity is an enigma. If men are dogs, then women are cats—fickle, inscrutable, and liable to swat at you if you touch them wrong. Turns… Continue reading “Female orgasms aren’t all that mysterious”

Cybersecurity experts were blocked in their push to patch voting systems in 2016

WASHINGTON — They knew Russian operatives might try to tamper with the nation’s electronic voting systems. Many people inside the U.S. government and the Obama White House also knew. In the summer of 2016, a cluster of volunteers on a federally supervised cybersecurity team crafting 2018 election guidelines felt compelled to do something sooner. Chatting online,… Continue reading “Cybersecurity experts were blocked in their push to patch voting systems in 2016”

Warning: Do not click this Facebook Messenger link

Facebook Messenger users are being bombarded with malicious links that could infect phones and computers with malware. Bleeping Computer reports that people are receiving spam messages from a friend’s account that may have been hacked. The message includes the user’s first name, the word “video” and a link — usually a bit.ly. Read more: How to… Continue reading “Warning: Do not click this Facebook Messenger link”

The terrifying way fire ants take advantage of hurricane floods

The islands of stinging insects are just the beginning. Fire ants quickly clump together to ride through floodwaters. Tim Nowack/Georgia Institute of Technology In addition to debris (and alligators), Texans escaping Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters must watch out for floating balls of fire ants. And the problem won’t go away after the waters subside. The red imported… Continue reading “The terrifying way fire ants take advantage of hurricane floods”

Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong

Forget fat, it’s carbs that might stick it to your ticker. A healthy diet may contain more fat and fewer carbs than previously recommended. Depositphotos From the glorious gluttony that is the turducken, to the gustatory pleasures (#foodporn) that make up so many Instagram photos, Americans sure do know how to eat. What to eat—that is,… Continue reading “Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong”

Repeating Radio Signals Coming from Deep Space Detected

Repeating radio signals from a mysterious source in a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away have been detected by astronomers. Using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, scientists with the Breakthrough Listen initiative—a massive project dedicated to finding signs of intelligent alien life—recorded 15 repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) on August 26th. The discovery… Continue reading “Repeating Radio Signals Coming from Deep Space Detected”

Restore old print photos with free software

Get your pictures perfect. You can touch up old print photos using free software. Mr Cup/Fabien Barral/Unsplash When you want to revisit an old digital photo, you can simply scroll through your past social media posts or open your favorite storage app. But what about those physical prints from your film camera days—are they still filling… Continue reading “Restore old print photos with free software”

Israeli firm sees the spy agencies behind the sexy images

Tel Aviv-based ClearSky tells tale of pretty women luring social media friends into networks of deceit in bids to steal data By Shoshanna Solomon ‘This looks like a fake one,” said Eyal Sela, head of threat intelligence at Tel Aviv-based firm ClearSky Cyber Security. The Facebook profile on the screen of Sela’s computer is that of… Continue reading “Israeli firm sees the spy agencies behind the sexy images”

Fish might be shrinking

And climate change is to blame. Oh no! Depositphotos Seafood lovers be warned. That delectable slab of seared tuna on your plate soon could become a lot smaller — and more scarce — thanks to climate change. As ocean temperatures climb, many species of fish — tuna among them — likely will shrink, decreasing in size… Continue reading “Fish might be shrinking”

Artificial intelligence cyber attacks are coming – but what does that mean?

By Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University. Hackers will start to get help from robots and artificial intelligence soon. Jinning Li/Shutterstock.com The next major cyberattack could involve artificial intelligence systems. It could even happen soon: At a recent cybersecurity conference, 62 industry professionals, out of the 100 questioned, said they thought… Continue reading “Artificial intelligence cyber attacks are coming – but what does that mean?”

NASA’s Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet

This artist’s concept from August 2015 depicts NASA’s InSight Mars lander fully deployed for studying the deep interior of Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Preparation of NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars, InSight, has ramped up this summer, on course for launch next May from Vandenberg Air Force… Continue reading “NASA’s Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet”

Modern-day amber ‘Klondikes’ thrive in troubled Ukraine

Volodymyr Korkosh steps on the accelerator and his jeep lurches forward, jumping through deep water-filled ditches. “We often come too late by just two to three minutes,” the police officer shouts in disappointment. His unit carries out daily raids on the outskirts of the village of Kryvytsya and nearby settlements in northwestern Ukraine’s Rivne region, aimed… Continue reading “Modern-day amber ‘Klondikes’ thrive in troubled Ukraine”

Internet firms zoom into smart vehicle market

People gather at the stand of Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio, as it unveils its ES8 SUV. Provided to China Daily SHANGHAI – Chinese internet firms are racing to launch car models with smart functions and are installing charging posts to make their cars run further. Shanghai-based smart car developer NIO, considered by some to be… Continue reading “Internet firms zoom into smart vehicle market”

The rise of social robots

Erica, who has a beautiful face and speaks with a synthesised voice, is one of the most advanced and autonomous androids in the world. The human-like robot was created in Japan in 2014 and was developed to be capable of conversational interaction. Since then, a total of four models have been engineered. She is unable to… Continue reading “The rise of social robots”

Best Heavy Duty iPhone X Cases Ranked By Price

The iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced smartphone yet, but the device is not indestructible. Actually, with its glass build, it’s the most fragile iPhone in years. The iPhone X comes with a glass front and back, and although the material could be strong enough to withstand some tumbles, it might now do so weel with… Continue reading “Best Heavy Duty iPhone X Cases Ranked By Price”

Key lab to improve air monitoring with innovations

More effective technology and equipment should be developed to monitor air pollution in China, according to experts in the field, and a new key laboratory is being built to make sure that happens. “China has been lagging behind some developed countries in its ability to precisely monitor atmospheric pollution,” said Liu Wenqing, director of the National… Continue reading “Key lab to improve air monitoring with innovations”

The most uplifting science stories of 2017

A few bright points throughout the year. As you reflect on the transition from one year to the next, consider some of the science and tech stories that have made 2017 a great year. Here are the ones that made us smile: Gravitational waves got even cooler Yes, using gravitational waves—tiny ripples in the fabric of… Continue reading “The most uplifting science stories of 2017”

Scientists Discover New Kind of Quantum Material

Physicists have discovered the existence of an entirely new kind of quantum material, more or less on accident. The breakthrough could lead to the creation of a semimetal with the potential to revolutionize energy transmission technology. Researchers from the Rice Center for Quantum Materials in Houston, Texas, and the Vienna University of Technology in Austria, recently… Continue reading “Scientists Discover New Kind of Quantum Material”

You could spend days and thousands of dollars replacing a car’s engine, or just do this

kickengine This is for everyone who thought pulling and installing an engine is too hard to do on your own. The conventional thinking holds that installing a new engine takes time and effort and a lot of expertise — not to mention a fully outfitted shop, either a professional garage or just a very well-equipped home.… Continue reading “You could spend days and thousands of dollars replacing a car’s engine, or just do this”

Gifts for your bald friends

Help your follicularly-impaired colleagues get a-head of the game. Bald is beautiful. Depositphotos It’s never been cooler to be bald—Bruce Willis has been bald for a while, Wayne Brady began shaving his head within the last few years, and Cara Delevingne totally rocked the look this past April. And though bald people may end up being… Continue reading “Gifts for your bald friends”

Data-driven destinations

Big data plays a growing role in China’s tourism. Xu Lin reports. The tips independent travelers regularly share online are providing the tourism industry with a growing trove of big data about destinations, restaurants and hotels. Travelers are increasingly making decisions based on internet reviews, so digital reputations are becoming increasingly important. And they’re being quantified… Continue reading “Data-driven destinations”

Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind

Why did you splurge on that new pair of shoes? Or that pricey smartphone? More and more advertisers are trying to tap into the unconscious to divine the invisible forces that drive those spending decisions. Using gadgets to track eye movements, computer maps of faces to capture a momentary grin (approval) or squinting (anger), and sensors… Continue reading “Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind”

CapitaLand to smarten property offerings

CapitaLand Group, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies, will step up efforts in technology innovation in China and explore setting up buildings, malls and communities that are all “intelligent”, in a bid to accelerate digitalization of its property offerings. Toward this end, the company has sealed technology collaborations with leading Chinese players. It will launch… Continue reading “CapitaLand to smarten property offerings”

New system brightens solar

Cut to wasteful investments, supply to areas needing electricity top nation’s power agenda China’s new plan to streamline and rationalize the solar energy market will help cut down wasteful investments in unviable areas and boost supply to electricity-deficient places, industry players said. It will also better regulate the market and reduce costs, they said. The National… Continue reading “New system brightens solar”

Robot DJ recieves mixed reviews

It certainly brings a new definition to the idea of Electro. This could be the future of clubbing…. Robots have been performing tasks like banking and food preperation for years. Yet in this club in the Czech Republic this could be a world first – a robotic DJ picking the songs. It’s shaped like a pincer… Continue reading “Robot DJ recieves mixed reviews”

Last Minute Holiday Shopping 2017: Deals From Best Buy, Walmart, Target

Christmas is just around the corner and retailers are offering a bunch of deals on tech gadgets, including price cuts on iPhones, Samsung devices and the Google Home. With Christmas just a few days away, retailers are pushing deals on tech items before the holiday ends. Some deals are available only until Christmas eve. Target, Walmart… Continue reading “Last Minute Holiday Shopping 2017: Deals From Best Buy, Walmart, Target”

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Could COme With Huge 7-Inch Display

The upcoming Mi Max 3 is rumored to come with a large 7-inch display, according to a report by CNMO [via Gadgets 360]. The screen size is much bigger than the original Mi Max and the Mi Max 2, which featured a 6.44-inch display. The rumored 7-inch display is also larger than other competing smartphones, like… Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Could COme With Huge 7-Inch Display”

Smart pills, pet-tech, unmanned popup stores: Tech trends for 2018

Goodbye to car ownership and hello to more chips for AI also expected in the coming year, New York-based data company CB Insights says in report The disappearance of car ownership as we know it, a focus on chips to enable artificial intelligence, and technologies for the elderly and pets are among the top trends the… Continue reading “Smart pills, pet-tech, unmanned popup stores: Tech trends for 2018”

An end to discrimination against ‘kosher phone’ users?

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday passed a law aimed at ending discrimination against those who use “kosher” cell phones, Behadrei Haredim reported. “Kosher” phones do not have internet or text messaging. They can, however, be configured with a WhatsApp-like application. The bill was proposed by Shas MK Michael Malchieli, and mandates that service… Continue reading “An end to discrimination against ‘kosher phone’ users?”

“We have made several arrests”: last-second Christmas shopping at a Louisiana Walmart went exactly as expected

walmart SLIDELL, La. — Some last-minute Christmas shopping turned ugly at a Louisiana Walmart, as customers engaged in a fight at the retail store in Slidell, WDSU reported. Police released few details but posted on its Facebook page that more details would be provided soon. “If you have seen the viral video about the brawl at… Continue reading ““We have made several arrests”: last-second Christmas shopping at a Louisiana Walmart went exactly as expected”

Hot Words 5G international standard 5G国际标准 (5G guoji biaozhun)

The Third Generation Partnership Project, the international organization that overseas cellular standards, ratified the first 5G international standard, Non-Standalone 5G New Radio, in Lisbon on Dec 19, six months ahead of schedule. 5G refers to fifth-generation mobile communication technology, which provides consumers with faster downloading speed and executes more tasks than 4G. China launched research in… Continue reading “Hot Words 5G international standard 5G国际标准 (5G guoji biaozhun)”

The Mindful Notebook helps you think more clearly

Live more mindfully with this Kickstarter hit and get 26 percent off. This notebook is much more than a simple journal or place to scribble. At the top of each page, there is an inspirational quote, followed by plenty of space to plan out your day or get creative. Stack Commerce The fast pace of digital… Continue reading “The Mindful Notebook helps you think more clearly”

Scientists Create The World’s Smallest Holiday Card

Scientists at a laboratory in London created a one-of-a-kind festive item: the world’s smallest Christmas card. In fact, it’s so tiny that you can’t spot it with the naked eye. You’ll need a microscope to make out the fine details of the card, which has a snowman on the front, accompanied by a “Seasons Greeting” message.… Continue reading “Scientists Create The World’s Smallest Holiday Card”

Apple Self-Driving Car Patent Points To “Characterizations” Of Roads Already Traveled On

New details regarding Apple’s efforts in autonomous car technology were revealed in a patent published this week, spotted by Autoblog. The patent, called “Autonomous Navigation System,” was filed by Apple in 2015, about a year after the company reportedly started working on self-driving technology. The paperwork filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details a… Continue reading “Apple Self-Driving Car Patent Points To “Characterizations” Of Roads Already Traveled On”

Sticky Password Premium makes a perfect last-minute present

For the person who always forgets their password. Secure passwords are easy to forget. But with Sticky Password, you only ever need to remember one password. That’s because this password manager stores all your details, and lets you auto-login on recognized sites. Stack Commerce So it’s nearly Christmas, but you forgot to buy something for your… Continue reading “Sticky Password Premium makes a perfect last-minute present”

Arecibo Telescope Captures New Images Of 3200 Phaethon

When Hurricane Marie swept through Puerto Rico, it left behind extensive damage to many structures, including the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar—the world’s second-largest single-dish radio telescope. Although the telescope’s radio activity resumed in a matter of days, its ability to collect radio observations was halted for months. More than three months later, the telescope is finally… Continue reading “Arecibo Telescope Captures New Images Of 3200 Phaethon”

China to test large solid-fuel rocket engine

Carrier to be used in new Kuaizhou series to send payloads into low orbit China will begin testing the world’s largest solid-propellant rocket engine in February, according to a senior space scientist interviewed on Sunday. Liang Jiqiu, chief designer of Kuaizhou rockets at China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the nation’s largest missile-maker, described the engine… Continue reading “China to test large solid-fuel rocket engine”

How To Get An Extra Life On HQ Trivia App Without Referral Code

The app HQ Trivia has been popular among iOS users since it released in the summer, however it’s not a compassionate game, since players have to answer all questions carefully or else they get kicked out of the session. The app holds two live game sessions, one everyday at 9 p.m. EST and another on weekdays… Continue reading “How To Get An Extra Life On HQ Trivia App Without Referral Code”

How the world’s fastest workstation PC compares to other machines

HP’s Z8 G4 computer is built for superpower users like VR designers and Pixar animators. Rendering plant Sam Kaplan The HP Z8 G4 is about the size of a carry-on bag, but five years ago, a computer of its oomph would have been as large as a steamer trunk. Size isn’t a big deal to Pixar… Continue reading “How the world’s fastest workstation PC compares to other machines”

SaaS customer engagement co Valooto raises $3m

Israeli SaaS customer engagement co Valooto has announced the closing of a $3 Million Series A financing round led by Cornerstone Venture Partners and with the participation of Shaked Ventures. With a rapidly growing customer base of thousands of salespeople, Valooto’s Customer Engagement Cloud has proven its ability to enhance sales execution and accelerate revenue growth… Continue reading “SaaS customer engagement co Valooto raises $3m”

Hatzalah adapts to technological revolution

During the spring of 2018 service will be suspended indefinitely for all IDEN 2G network phones in Israel. This includes the current Motorola push to talk (PTT) devices used by Israeli Police, military, security organizations, and EMS organizations such as MDA, Zaka and United Hatzalah. While some organizations are simply purchasing new equipment modeled for the… Continue reading “Hatzalah adapts to technological revolution”

Classical route to success

Kuke Music, China’s first online platform dedicated to promoting the development of music other than pop, has just turned 10. Chen Nan reports. Yu He founded his company, Kuke Music – China’s first online platform dedicated to promoting the development of music other than pop, especially classical music – in 2007 when classical music was enjoyed… Continue reading “Classical route to success”

This amazing concept for a flying car is based on vehicle from the 1920s

I’m putting this on my Christmas wish list NOW! Nevermind I’ll have to wait another 15 years to get it. Italian designer聽Pierpaolo Lazzarini came up with this concept flying car based on the聽Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 car built in the 1920s. The Mirror.com reports the hovercar is designed with 4 jet turbines similar to what commercial… Continue reading “This amazing concept for a flying car is based on vehicle from the 1920s”

The procrastinator’s guide to buying a decent gift at the very last minute

Last-minute digital presents you can send on Christmas Eve. Deliver a digital gift instantly. Apple Where did all that December shopping time go? Suddenly it’s Christmas Eve, and you still have gifts to buy—not to mention a dinner to prepare and a gaggle of over-excited kids to subdue. Luckily, in our always-connected digital world, you can… Continue reading “The procrastinator’s guide to buying a decent gift at the very last minute”

Almost every country in the world can power themselves with renewable energy

The planet is pretty much ready to go 100 percent renewable by 2050. Transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy can lead to more mixed land use—like blending ranching with wind farms. Deposit Photos The country’s energy mix is under scrutiny. A report commissioned by Energy Secretary Rick Perry acknowledges that low natural gas prices—not renewables—are behind… Continue reading “Almost every country in the world can power themselves with renewable energy”