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  • newThese beautiful images preserve plant species that might otherwise disappear forever

    These beautiful images preserve plant species that might otherwise disappear forever

    Environment Plant scans are beautiful images—and important scientific documents. A national network of botanical research centers has banded together to scan and share disappearing plants.
    - 5 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • newThe best presents for new parents

    The best presents for new parents

    Gift Guides They're overworked and emotionally drained, but your gift could help. It’s cliche because it’s true: new parents never sleep. Unfortunately, shuteye isn’t something you can wrap up and hand to an adult. B…
    - 5 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 10:15pm -
  • newThe U.S. keeps causing trouble at a crucial climate change summit

    The U.S. keeps causing trouble at a crucial climate change summit

    Environment Here's everything you need to know about COP24. World leaders are meeting this week and next for COP24, a key United Nations climate change conference being held this year in Katowice, Poland.
    - 7 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:23pm -
  • newWhy is the night sky dark?

    Why is the night sky dark?

    Space Looking at the stars takes you back through time. All the way to the beginning. If the universe is full of stars, why don't they light up the night sky?
    - 8 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:30pm -
  • newAfter a natural disaster, houses get bigger not better

    After a natural disaster, houses get bigger not better

    Environment A new analysis of five coastal communities made this troublesome pattern visible. A new study suggests that the majority of coastal areas in the United States build back bigger houses in the wake of a natural disaster.
    - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 6:30pm -
  • newThis map shows where the invasive Asian longhorned tick could spread in the U.S.

    This map shows where the invasive Asian longhorned tick could spread in the U.S.

    Health Find out if it's coming to a neighborhood near you. It’s never a good sign when an entomologist says a new species of invasive tick “will be difficult to impossible to eradicate.”…
    - 10 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:15pm -
  • new10 gift ideas that don't take up any space

    10 gift ideas that don't take up any space

    Gift Guides For a clutter-free celebration. Not everyone wants to tear into a giant elaborately-wrapped box. If you have friends who eschew clutter, try giving one of these gifts that take up zero room.
    - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • newHow to photograph a meteor shower

    How to photograph a meteor shower

    DIY Head for the country and point your camera toward the sky. Meteor showers can be amazing things to photograph. But, before you point your camera upward, here are a few simple tips to make sure you get the most out of your night…
    - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:11pm -
  • newHow to disguise your personal web-surfing at work

    How to disguise your personal web-surfing at work

    DIY Take a break but keep your job. When you read your favorite site at work, you don't necessarily want your boss to find out about it. Here's how to sneakily browse the web.
    - 13 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 2:30pm -
  • newBlow flies helped exonerate a woman of murder 17 years after the fact

    Blow flies helped exonerate a woman of murder 17 years after the fact

    Science Or rather, a lack thereof. In December 2009, Hans Sherrer, editor and publisher of Justice Denied, a magazine dedicated to the wrongfully convicted, contacted me regarding Lobato’s case. He said…
    - 15 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 1:00pm -

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  • newArk Survival Evolved on Switch Brings Back Retro Gaming Memories
    The Ark Survival Evolved game running on the Nintendo Switch is certainly a sight to behold. Never before have I counted such glorious pixels in a game. The shading, the lighting; it is just amazing to watch the Nintendo Switch mangle this former P…
    - 4 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 11:12pm -
  • newRTX Space Invaders Wanted
    If you have a RTX Space Invaders, drop me a mail. I am looking for a RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition card to buy. So before you send it in for RMA to NVIDIA, give me a chance to buy it. Mail me at Kyle@HardOCP.com, thanks!Discussion
    - 5 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 10:12pm -
  • newFCC Panel Suggests Taxing Business Internet Usage to Pay for Rural Broadband
    AT&T and other industry leaders have suggested that the best way to pay for the rural broadband infrastructure rollout is to tax businesses that use the internet. This state tax was suggested by the FCC's Broadband Depolyment Advisory Committee (BDA…
    - 6 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:12pm -
  • newHere Is the Trailer for "The Last Campfire"
    Hello Games has released a game trailer for a short game called "The Last Campfire" that was created by a small team of its employees. It is suggested that puzzles and adventure will be an integral part of the game play.The Last Campfire is…
    - 6 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:12pm -
  • newAmazon Patent Melds Facial Recognition Technology with Ring Doorbell Cameras
    Amazon has been recently granted a patent that brings its facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell business. According to the ACLU, the patent will allow homeowners to scan the faces of strangers that pass by their homes and cross-referenc…
    - 8 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:12pm -
  • newForbes Cracked Android Facial Recognition With 3D Printed Heads
    Facial recognition is everywhere now, whether it's used for convenience or pushed as a "security" feature. But according to a report by Forbes, Android's facial recognition system isn't particularly hard to fool. Using a commercial, 3D printed model…
    - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 6:12pm -
  • newRussian State TV Mistakes Man in a Suit for a Robot
    The Guardian reports that state-owned Russian media thought a man in a costume was actually a "hi-tech robot." The TV station's praise for the "robot" was preserved on YouTube, and Russian bloggers and journalists were immediately suspicious when the…
    - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 6:12pm -
  • newScott Wasson Discusses Flawed Benchmarking and New AMD Adrenalin Features
    AMD Senior Manager of Product Management, Scott Wasson was interviewed by Gamer's Nexus where he explains why fps metrics and benchmarks are flawed. In the second video, he demonstrates some of the exciting new features in the AMD Adrenalin 2019 Edi…
    - 10 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:12pm -
  • newHunt: Showdown Shows off Quickplay in New Trailer
    Crytek just pushed the Hunt: Showdown 4.0 update out, and one of the headlining features is the new Quickplay game mode. The developers say the mode is designed for solo hunters, who drop in 10 player games and race to close four Rifts. New rounds st…
    - 10 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:12pm -
  • newQualcomm Files New Chinese Suits Against iPhone XS and XR
    Citing a paywalled report from the Financial Times, Reuters reports that Qualcomm is asking courts to ban the iPhone XS and XR from sale in China. The company apparently gained confidence from its win on Monday, and claims it intends to use the same…
    - 11 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 4:12pm -

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  • newWhale-Watching from Space: Why Satellites Are Monitoring Wildlife
    A new study of whales shows that advances in satellite imagery and related technologies mean we can now recognize specific features of animals all the way from space. It is the latest in a growing number of projects to give us new, detailed knowledge…
    - 13 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • How the Spatial Web Will Transform Every Element of Our Careers
    What is the future of work? Is our future one of ‘technological socialism’ (where technology is taking care of our needs)? Or is our future workplace completely virtualized, whereby we hang out at home in our PJs while walking about our virtual c…
    - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Disrupting Reproduction: Two New Advances in Tech-Assisted Baby-Making
    Last week, news of CRISPR-engineered babies launched a firestorm of debate on the future of human reproduction: Is it safe? Is it ethical? Do we now have the ability to “play God”? But even as scientists, ethicists, and the general public struggl…
    - 3 days ago 11 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • How DeepMind’s AlphaZero Mastered Complex Games With No Human Input
    It’s the end of an era in AI research. For decades complex board games like Go, chess, and shogi have been seen as the leading yardstick for machine intelligence. DeepMind’s latest program can master all three by simply playing itself, suggesting…
    - 4 days ago 10 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Are We Made of Memories? A Researcher’s Quest to Record His Life
    How well do you remember what happened last week? Two weeks ago? Five weeks from last Tuesday? Unless you are meticulous in recording the events of your life, or something notable happened on a given date, your memories will likely be hazy at best. H…
    - 5 days ago 9 Dec 18, 3:22pm -
  • Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save the US Billions, But Timing Is Everything
    Today, less than two percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles could make up the majority of US and global car sales. All told, American drivers lo…
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • A Smartphone App and 3D Printed Attachment for HIV Detection
    There are more than 1.1 million people in the US living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t even know they have it. Young people are the most likely to be unaware of their infections. Globally, there were approximately 36.9 million people living wit…
    - 7 days ago 7 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • The Promise—and Complications—of Domestic Robots
    Every year, for just a few days in a major city, a small team of roboticists get to live the dream: ordering around their own personal robot butlers. In carefully-constructed replicas of a restaurant scene or a domestic setting, these robots perform…
    - 8 days ago 6 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Research in Zero Gravity: 6 Wild Projects on the International Space Station
    It’s been 20 years since the first components of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched from Earth. Orbiting the planet every 90 minutes at about 250 miles above Earth’s surface, the ISS has been the cornerstone of NASA’s mission f…
    - 9 days ago 5 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • CRISPR Babies: Stumbling Over Mankind’s Next Giant Leap
    During the last weekend in November, MIT Tech Review broke a world-changing story: the birth of the first children to have undergone gene editing as embryos. The Associated Press swiftly followed with a longer report on the small Chinese clinical tri…
    - 9 days ago 4 Dec 18, 4:00pm -

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