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  • NASA Is Making a Traffic Control System for Drones

    1 September 2014, 10:04 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    NASA is not down with drones flying around town all willy-nilly and potentially electrocuting North West. The space agency is developing an air traffic control network near Moffat Field, California for unmanned aircrafts at 400 to 500 feet meant to put…
  • Here's A Close-Up Look at Counterfeit Money

    1 September 2014, 9:10 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Security researcher Brian Krebs gets sent some pretty weird stuff from fans. His latest in bizarre snail mail booty: A packet full of fake cash. Read more...
  • You Won't Have a Long Face If You Watch BoJack Horseman

    1 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    BoJack Horseman, the latest Netflix original series, is a good show. Unlike Netflix breakouts like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, it's not getting a ton of attention... but it deserves a wide viewership, or at least as wide a viewership a droll…
  • Ferguson Police Are Wearing Body Cameras

    1 September 2014, 7:41 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing body cameras this Saturday during the most recent protest following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown Jr. by one of the city's police officers, Darren Wilson. Read more...
  • You Can Pay $200,000 to Replace Your Blood With Antifreeze

    1 September 2014, 6:46 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Death is unfathomable and terrifying. We try to stave it off with vitamins, checkups, and exercise, to diminish the awful permanence with beliefs in afterlives and miracles. For some people, that's not enough. There will be no accepting mortality for believers…
  • Apple Is Investigating the Celeb Nude Leaks

    1 September 2014, 4:36 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Apple is investigating several iCloud account violations that may have resulted in hackers spreading leaked photos of naked female celebrities online. Read more...
  • Mystery (Partially) Solved: Stonehenge Was a Complete Circle

    1 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    One of the mysteries of Stonehenge has been solved because someone was too lazy to get a longer hose. Read more...
  • How Decaf Coffee Is Made

    1 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Jamie Condliffe

    If you've ever wondered how it's possible to make decaf coffee—which you can buy in whole-bean form—when the caffeine is inside the damn bean, then you're not alone. Fortunately, there is an answer, and it's in this video.Read more...
  • The Russian Space Sex Lizards Are Dead

    1 September 2014, 2:39 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    I hope you're sitting down on a piece of comfortable patio furniture this Labor Day, for I have tidings of great sorrow: the Russian space sex lizards have died. Read more...
  • Read Richard Feynman's Best-Known Lectures For Free

    1 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Jamie Condliffe

    In 1964, Richard Feynman gave a series of seven, hour-long lectures at Cornell University that have gone down in history as a wonderfully accessible introduction to physics. Now, you can read them online for free.Read more...
  • You Can Buy This Adorable, Original Soviet Spacesuit For Your Dog

    1 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Jamie Condliffe

    Is your dog made of tough stuff? Is it calm under pressure? Is it smart, patient and loyal? Then maybe it would make a great space dog—and if so this is just the outfit for your precocious pooch.Read more...
  • This Desk Tidy Folds Into Shape From a Sheet of Laser-Cut Steel

    1 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Jamie Condliffe

    This neat, angular desk tidy is truly 3D—but it hasn't always been that way. In fact, it's put together from a 0.8mm-thick carbon steel, laser-cut beforehand to make it easy to fold into shape.Read more...
  • Chemist uses liquid nitrogen instead of ice in ALS bucket challenge

    1 September 2014, 11:57 am by: Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Kate Knibbs to Gizmodo

    Moe Qureshi—a chemist at the University of Toronto—gave his ALS bucket challenge a shocking twist when he decided to use liquid nitrogen instead of ice. I would be terrified just by the thought of pouring liquid over my head at -321°F (-196ºC), but Moe…
  • Report: The Asus Smartwatch Will Cost Less Than $200

    1 September 2014, 11:14 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    We knew that Asus was working on an Android Wear smartwatch, and now we have some details. According to China's Central News Agency, the ZenWatch will be announced on Wednesday and sell for less than $200.Read more...
  • This Is How I Imagine a Gate Into Another Dimension

    1 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Attila Nagy

    Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day, brought to you by NASA and photographer Jeff Dai, is simply breathtaking: vivid, majestic, otherworldly. Read more...
  • Why Beer Isn't Sold in Plastic Bottles

    1 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Karl Smallwood - TodayIFoundOut.com

    Plastic as a material has pretty much changed the way we live our lives- it's cheap, can be moulded into practically any shape and is, for the most the part, easily recyclable (when people bother to). So why is it that we still use glass bottles and cans to…
  • What separates a social network from a messaging application?

    1 September 2014, 9:57 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    What separates a social network from a messaging application? The EU is about to find out, having sent a 70-page long questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook to work out if its WhatsApp purchase is legit in terms of competition law.Read more...
  • This is why not everything we call awesome is actually awesome

    1 September 2014, 9:51 am by: Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Kate Knibbs to Gizmodo

    How many times did you use the word awesome today? Five, ten, fifteen times? We use the word awesome so often and, most of the time, so incorrectly that the term has lost its original sense— maybe forever. Comedian Jill Shargaa explains why in this hilarious…
  • This Google Glass App That Measures Human Emotions Is So, So Creepy

    1 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Pranav Dixit

    It's not like we need any more reminders about how creepy Google Glass can be, but developers never stop surprising us. An new app from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute that uses facial tracking, proprietary tools and Glass, can measure human emotions. In real…
  • Sony's really rather great Rx10 just got better: it now only costs $1,000 (down by $300), and a firm

    1 September 2014, 8:47 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Sony's really rather great Rx10 just got better: it now only costs $1,000 (down by $300), and a firmware update means it shoots shoot super high-quality XAVC-S video, too.Read more...
  • The iCloud Flaw That Could Have Caused the Nude Celeb Leaks

    1 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Over the weekend, there's been a slew of images released showing celebrities in varying states of undress . Now, it appears that a flaw in iCloud could be responsible for the images making their way online. Read more...
  • You Won't Be Able to Find a Book in This Beautiful New Library

    1 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    You're looking into Florida Polytechnic University's new library. Light, bright, beautiful curves and... there's not a single book on its shelves?Read more...
  • The Top Ten Reasons Why Apple Rejects Apps

    1 September 2014, 6:33 am by: Gary Cutlack - Gizmodo UK

    Some of the mystery behind Apple's app rejection decisions has been solved. Now, the powers-that-be behind the App Store have finally revealed why software is so often rejected. You might be surprised by how mundane its reason are.Read more...
  • Just look at this majestic image of light and dark in our Universe.

    1 September 2014, 6:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Just look at this majestic image of light and dark in our Universe. The latest image from the Hubble Space Telescope, it shows young stellar objects, a number of bright stars and a reflection of the nebula known as [B77] 63. Ain't it pretty. [ESA]Read more...
  • Whatsapp for Android Wear is finally out of beta, which means that you can now add Whatsapp notifica

    1 September 2014, 5:15 am by: Pranav Dixit

    Whatsapp for Android Wear is finally out of beta, which means that you can now add Whatsapp notifications and voice messaging to the list of things your new-fangled smartwatch can do. [Android Police]Read more...

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