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It's been a long time coming but we are now at the business end of building Hubble's successor. The spectacular new observatory that has been designed to find the "first light" to shine in the Universe is getting real...
Scientists have developed a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water. The robotic version uses the same forces to jump as the water strider - pushing off without breaking the surface.
William Meredith, from Hillview, Kentucky, was subsequently arrested by police. According to local media, he was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment.
The Earth's magnetic field, which shields the atmosphere from harmful radiation, is at least four billion years old, according to scientists. This is 550 million years older than it was previously believed to be...
Many firms use Globalstar's satellite-based system to keep an eye on trucks, cars, containers and ships as they move around. However, said Colby Moore from security firm Synack, the way it passes data around is "fundamentally broken" making it vulnerable to attack...
The US has been spying on Japanese cabinet officials, banks and companies, including the Mitsubishi conglomerate, whistleblowing website Wikileaks says. Documents released by Wikileaks list 35 telephone numbers targeted for interception by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
A government-related agency in the US has suggested lawmakers consider strengthening privacy laws around facial recognition.Such systems are increasingly being used in public areas, such as shopping centres.
New York's famed Empire State Building hosted new guests on Saturday night as images of endangered animals were flashed across its facade. The unique display, on one of the world's most recognisable structures, was aimed at sparking conversations about mass extinction...
The Earth is old, very very old. It is difficult for us humans to fully comprehend just how old our planet actually is. This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth's history using a 12 hour clock analogy...
Today we announced that the Google Translate app now does real-time visual translation of 20 more languages. So the next time you’re in Prague and can’t read a menu, we’ve got your back. But how are we able to recognize these new languages? In short: deep neural nets.
We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity in the conference format and content.
I gave my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Los Angeles in front of 3,000+ attendees. In case you didn't attend DrupalCon Los Angeles, you can watch the recording of my keynote or download a copy of my slides (PDF, 77 MB)...
The tragedy of the commons is a term, originally used by Garrett Hardin, to denote a situation where individuals acting independently and rationally according to each's self-interest behave contrary to the best interests of the whole group by depleting some common resource...
It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide.
Sleepiness and stress are perennial risks for the long distance lorry driver, and accidents are sadly too frequent. However, a radical new driverless truck being trialled by Daimler may offer a solution.
Lawyers acting for the chimps, Leo and Hercules, want them to be moved to an animal sanctuary. Researchers at Stony Brook University are using the chimps for research on physical movement.
People around the world are trying to summon a "Mexican demon" named Charlie, using pencils and a bit of paper. Since people started posting their attempts on Vine and Twitter, many more are sharing parody videos making a joke out of the challenge...
Twitter's live video streaming app Periscope is being launched on Google's Android platform, exactly two months after its debut in the Apple store in March. Rival streaming app Meerkat has been available for download on Google's Play store since the beginning of May...

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