You’ve heard the rumblings over the years: Might Mark Zuckerberg make it to Washington? We’re pretty sure this isn’t the type of visit he had in mind. In the wake of Facebook’s involvement in the data-sharing scandal, Zuckerberg testified today before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (at 10:00 ET tomorrow morning, he’ll be in the hot seat again, this time before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce).
There's an episode of "Black Mirror" where an insurance agent investigating a hit-and-run interviews witnesses with a a device that reads their minds and replays their memories on a computer monitor. Now, new developments have us hoping the real thing works out better than the TV version. Researchers have created an algorithm that can reconstruct what you're seeing by reading your brainwaves.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Catholics of the internet are outraged at a scandalous video. It features something that some claim has no place in a church.
That thing? It’s a drone.
For Easter Mass, someone at the São Geraldo Magela church in Sorocaba, Brazil, thought it would be a good idea to have a drone deliver the eucharist.
Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Whether it's invisibility, teleportation, or mind-reading, it seems like scientists are hard at work turning magical ideas into real-life gadgets. This latest breakthrough is no exception: a team at Stanford has created a way of seeing objects around corners. No line of sight needed.
The to-do list is the original productivity hack. Though tried and true, there are plenty of ways for your to-do list to sabotage your schedule rather than free it. It's all in how you plan. Knock out your most important tasks with the 1-3-5 rule.
What happens if humans bone in space?
Don’t lie, the question has crossed your mind before. Now, NASA scientists are getting one step closer to answering it. Specifically: they want to understand the behavior of sperm in space.
Last week, alongside 5,800 pounds of supplies and experiments, NASA sent a couple of sperm samples to the ISS aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
It's no secret that our obsession with and admiration for Elon Musk is legitimately out of control, and we're not ashamed. The billionaire genius has done something that barely seems possible: he's built four multi-billion-dollar companies, each in a different field. And by the looks of it, he has no intention of slowing down. How does he do it?! Among other intangible factors, his success comes in part from his approach to learning.
Forget panning for gold or extracting copper ore. A new study shows that recovering metals from discarded electronics, a process known as urban mining, is far less expensive than mining them the traditional way.
If you’re reading this, you’re part of one of our planet’s biggest problems: e-waste. Eventually, your smartphone slows down or you simply give in to the hype and decide it’s time to upgrade. You may forget all about your discarded device the minute you get your hands on its shiny new replacement, but the planet won’t.