2 weeks ago - Forget self-driving cars. How about flying ones? Reports have emerged of what appears to be a mysterious airborne vehicle being developed by a stealth company operating near Google's Mountain View headquarters. On Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on patent filings ... 1
2 weeks ago - Scientists have found a huge, diffuse ring of dust near the orbit of Venus, marking the second time such a structure has been discovered in our solar system. The dust ring stretches about 137 million miles (220 million kilometers) from end to end, though it's just 10 percent ...
2 weeks ago - A mysterious blast of light spotted earlier this year near the constellation Leo was actually the brightest gamma-ray burst ever recorded, and was triggered by an extremely powerful stellar explosion, new research reports. On April 27, several satellites - including NASA's Swift ... 1
2 weeks ago - A man who decided to offer 'free hugs' in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh has been arrested by the state's religious police. Abdulrahman al-Khayyal went out onto the streets along with a friend carrying a placard saying 'free hugs', apparently inspired by a viral video of a ...
2 weeks ago - A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a ...
3 weeks ago - The Brazilian college student who attempted to sell her virginity through an online auction last year is hoping lightning will strike twice. In October, 2012, Catarina Migliorini was offered $780,000 for her virginity from a Japanese millionaire who bid for the privilege through ... 9
3 weeks ago - Two wing-shaped features in the thin atmosphere around the head of Comet ISON were detected earlier this week by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany. You can see them in the image above -- it looks almost like a cartoon angel gliding ...
3 weeks ago - Portland - Three weeks after a fireball lit up the morning sky in the Pacific Northwest, the FOX 12 newsroom received several photos of objects passing through the sky above Oregon. One FOX 12 viewer wrote she noticed "a strange line in the sky" in Beaverton. "As it continued ... 1
3 weeks ago - THE resurgence of a dangerously violent street game that targets innocent bystanders has left people dead and others fearing for their lives. The aim of the game, known as Knockout, is to approach an unsuspecting passerby and punch them so powerfully they are knocked ... 5
3 weeks ago - In today's edition of "U.S. wireless carriers are dicks", we're going to look at the latest in how carriers and the CTIA are protecting valuable revenue streams by blocking features that would curb smartphone theft. Over 1.6 million U.S. consumers had a smartphone stolen in ... 1
3 weeks ago - This is not the first time that the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has talked about their desire to get a real life version of Iron Man's suit for soldiers, but now it's giving a very specific timeframe: "The goal is to have a contract in place by next ... 1
3 weeks ago - New genome sequences from two extinct human relatives suggest that these 'archaic' groups bred with humans and with each other more extensively than was previously known. The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a different archaic human group, the Denisovans, ...
3 weeks ago - If your child looked through a (quite good) telescope and said, “Look- that asteroid has a tail!” you would probably chuckle and explain the difference between asteroids and comets. But if that child had been looking through the Pan-STARRS telescope on August 27, he or she would ...
3 weeks ago - If you or someone you know is still eating microwave popcorn, listen up! I cant tell you how many countless times I used to eat microwave popcorn when I worked in an office. My co-workers would buy one of those packs from the vending machine in the break room and pop that sucker right ...
3 weeks ago - PULLMAN, Wash. – Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the ...