Say Hello To The FBI''s National Facial Recognition System
Engadget RSS Feed, September 16, 2014
If you''ve ever been arrested in the United States, chances are strong that your fingerprints and criminal history are floating around in the FBI''s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System. It''s apparently pretty good at what it does - it can sift through some 70 million subjects in ...
DARPA Testing Planes With a ''Star Wars''-Style Laser Cannon
CNET News, September 16, 2014
We don''t have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that''s downright Lucasian.
Building Better Shipping Networks With Ants
Living World, September 09, 2014
Scientists model the movement of ants to streamline the handling of shipping containers at international ports.
You Hate Your Job But You''re Scared To Quit
Forbes - Tech, September 09, 2014
You wake every morning miserable because you can''t stand the thought of going to the office to do a job you hate. You moan and groan so much about the job you hate that not only are you miserable, but everyone around you is as well. You get through each day of misery only to go home to bed so you c...
Video: Maker of Incredible Working Model?engines
Boing Boing, September 08, 2014
Retired naval mechanic Jos? Manuel Hermo Barreiro makes incredibly intricate models of engines like the V-12.
How To Survive A Bad Boss: Learnings From Hewlett-Packard''s Mike Nefkens
Forbes - Tech, September 03, 2014
BRAVE leadership is never easy and it becomes harder when you are under scrutiny and pressure from your managers, clients and team. We are often forced into leadership styles that aren''t our own, but it takes confidence and credibility to drive your own leadership style.
Twitch''s Peak Viewing Numbers Rival CNN and MTV''s Prime-time Audience
Engadget RSS Feed, September 02, 2014
So we know that Twitch''s online broadcasts trump those of WWE and traditional sports, but how does it stack up against cable networks like CNN? According to the New York Times, the game-streaming giant''s peak viewership numbers have surpassed the average prime-time viewers for Headline News, CNN, ...
Row Over Polish To Detect ''Rape Drug''
BBC News - Science & Environment, August 28, 2014
Four male college students at the North Carolina State University are developing a new kind of nail polish that changes colour in the presence of date-rape drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol.
Which Is More Fuel Efficient, Driving With A Pickup''s Tailgate Up Or Down?
Autoblog, August 27, 2014
Thanks to the smoke wand in the wind tunnel, you can actually see the difference in our video. Should you drive with your pickup truck''s tailgate up or down? It''s an age-old controversy that''s divided drivers for decades. Traditionalists will swear you should leave the tailgate down. Makes sense,...
Composition of Earth''s Mantle Revised
Science 2.0, August 27, 2014
The makeup of the Earth''s lower mantle, which makes up the largest part of the Earth by volume, is significantly different than previously thought.
Wine Regional ''Fingerprints'' Found
BBC News - Science & Environment, August 11, 2014
Despite the cynicism over wine critique - and the rather grandiose adjectives lavished upon certain appellations - it really does matter where your plonk comes from, according to the researchers from the University of California Davis. They are attempting to fingerprint "terroir" - the unique charac...
I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here''s What It Did to Me
Wired, August 11, 2014
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked-even if I hated it. I decided to embark on a campaign of conscious liking, to see how it would affect what Facebook showed me. I know this sounds like a stunt (and it was) but it was also genuinely...
Don''t Drink the Water In Lake Erie
WIRED, August 05, 2014
How did Lake Erie go from flammable in the 60s, clean in the 80s and 90s, and back to toxic today in just 40 years?
UK''s Deep Sea Mountain Life Filmed
BBC News - Science & Environment, August 05, 2014
Scientists send a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK''s deep sea mountains for the first time.
Technique Turns Bodies ''See-through''
BBC News - Science & Environment, August 04, 2014
New method could make entire bodies transparent.
Why Can''t You Remember Being a Baby?
Scientific American Content: Global, July 30, 2014
The fast growth of young brains may come at the expense of infant memories.
Why Did Mars?Die?
Boing Boing, July 22, 2014
Earth and Mars are both so-called "Goldilocks" planets, writes Burkhard Bilger, each large, warm and atmospheric in a way seemingly conducive to life.
Long After Shipping Accident, Lego Never Stops Washing up on a Beach in?England
Boing Boing, July 21, 2014
In storms 17 years ago, the Tokio Express listed so far it lost 62 shipping containers. One of them contained 4.8m pieces of Lego, and they''re still washing up in Cornwall, "offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides."
Electricity and Seismic Waves Give New View of Mount Rainier''s Volcanic Plumbing
Science 2.0, July 17, 2014
By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, researchers have created a detailed picture of Mount Rainier''s deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten rock that will erupt again someday.
Scientists Have Compiled the Most Comprehensive Map of Mars We''ve Ever Seen
The Switch, July 16, 2014
The earliest known maps were simple affairs. Some showed the location of little hills; others, buildings. And they''re old - dating back to 2300 B.C., 1at least. Humans have been perfecting cartography ever since, culminating in the first of what we''d recognize as a "modern" world map: Gerardus Mer...