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Visible Light From A Black Hole Spotted For The First Time Ever
In a cosmic first, astronomers have spotted visible light coming from a black hole during a violent outburst of energy. The discovery, made from observations of a nearby black hole binary called V404 Cygni, suggests other black holes could be (click on the title to read the full article).
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144-Year-Old Arctic Shipwreck Discovered Thanks To Climate Change?
(CNN) — Archaeologists have discovered parts of two 19th-century whaling ships in the Arctic, thanks to sonar technology, intrepid divers and … climate change?
“With less ice in the Arctic as a result of climate change, archaeologists now have more access to potential shipwreck sites than ever before,” according to a news release from
Up close with Segway's new personal robot
LAS VEGAS — Forget the Segway you knew. The next generation of this personal mobility device is smarter, smaller and, yes, cuter, than ever before.
Intel teased the bot at its CES keynote on Tuesday, but it wasn’t until the official unveiling on Wednesday that we finally get a good look at (Click on the title to read the full article)
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The 1st Generation Oculus Rift Will Have A Lifespan 'Much Closer To A Mobile Phone'
If you want to enthusiastically jump onto the coming VR hype train but are finding the Oculus Rift’s $599 price tag a bitter pill to swallow, the pressing question on your mind is undoubtedly ”should I just be patient and wait for the next version?” Based on an answer just given by Rift creator Palmer Luckey during a Reddit AMA concerning the lifespan of the first generation consumer Rift, the answer might be (Click on the title to read the full article)
Bad bargain? Manufactured-home owners feel the financial strain
Twenty million Americans live in mobile, or manufactured, homes that offer affordable housing, particularly in rural parts of the country. Typically older and poorer than traditional homeowners, manufactured homeowners often face serious, unique financial difficulties that make it a bad bargain for some low-income Americans. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports. (Click the title to read the full article)
Smartphones Are Getting Outsmarted, and Apps Will Be the Next to Fall
Getting a new smartphone is becoming about as exciting as getting a new refrigerator.
You might’ve noticed this development if you got a new phone over the holidays. Or you will see it if you watch what comes out of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Phones are where laptops were about 10 years ago. The design and purpose are fixed and well-understood, so all that’s left are (click the title to read the full article)
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3D Printing Will Disrupt The World In Ways We Can Barely Imagine
In the last few years, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has transformed from an interesting hobby to an industry producing a wide range of products. It is on the path to causing major disruptions in global trade — and changing the international security environment. The explosion of additive manufacturing means it is virtually impossible to provide an up-to-date list of materials that can be printed, but a recent top ten list includes: metals, such as stainless, bronze, steel, gold, nickel steel, aluminum, and titanium; carbon fiber and nano-tubes; stem cells; ceramics; and food. Researchers are exploring the application of 3-D printing to fields from agriculture and biology to (Click the title to read the full article)
How Did They Make Ice Cream in the 17th Century?
History’s first confirmed ice cream graced the court of Charles II in 1671. It was made using a special flavor, orange blossom, and one very special chemical ingredient that made ice cream without refrigeration possible in the first place.
Ask who served the first ice cream and you’ll get a variety of answers. Sources name-drop everyone from the the Roman emperor Nero to (Click on the title to read the full article)
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This smartphone camera accessory is as powerful as a DSLR
Smartphone cameras have been getting better at a rapid rate, but no product represents the leap in capability for mobile photography quite like Light.
At CES 2016, the company demonstrated its absurd DSLR-quality smartphone camera attachment for the first time since announcing it back in April of 2015. The working prototype of the L16 is a bit heavier and bulkier than what the finished product is promised to be, and the interface isn’t in place yet, but the camera works as advertised. The results are (Click on the title to read the full article).
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New Government Dietary Guidelines Crack Down on Sugar, but Ignore Red Meat
The U.S. government unveiled Thursday its latest set of dietary guidelines to help Americans eat more healthily — and the new recommendations might surprise you.
Americans’ consumption of added sugar should not exceed 10% of their daily calorie intake, the guidelines say. For folks following a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet, that means keeping added sugar to 200 calories or fewer.
For the average American, that’s a major change, as NPR pointed out.
Americans consume around 22 teaspoons — or 88 grams — of added sugar per day, according to the American Heart Association. In order to meet the governments’ new dietary guidelines, you’d have to (click on the title to read the full article)
Personal Flying Drones Are Coming to Make 'Jetsons'-Style Transportation a Reality
While Amazon and the rest try and figure out how to build drones for transporting packages, one company is building a drone to transport people.
China-based Ehang debuted the Ehang184 “autonomous aerial vehicle” at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday. The quadcopter’s cabin, approximately 3.3 feet wide and 6.8 feet tall, can (Click on the title to read the full article)
What’s really important about China’s stock market disaster, and what’s not
You can only defy financial gravity for so long. At some point, what went up for no reason must come down for a very good one, no matter what the government does to try to keep it aloft.
Which is to say that it was another disastrous day for Chinese stocks. On the plus side, though, it was a short one. Indeed, China’s market was only (click on the title to read the full article).