When Typhoon Rammasun swept through the South China Sea in July, a tiny ship was trapped in its path. The deadly storm whipped up waves over 10 meters high and winds approaching 200 miles per hour. Any regular boat would have been smashed to pieces, but this craft just a few feet long sailed through without pausing in… FULL STORY
Filed under: Innovation
Things are looking up for Twitter -- or at least, for its stock price. FULL STORY
Three companies that helped build Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system were hacked two years ago, according to a cybersecurity firm. FULL STORY
I'm a horrible sleeper, and I've always had a couple of theories why: FULL STORY
A new online campaign is helping Detroit residents keep their water turned on, even if they are behind on their bills. FULL STORY
Weird Al Yankovic's latest album, "Mandatory Fun," is topping charts -- but not just the charts the parody musician is happy about. FULL STORY
Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). FULL STORY
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Microsoft is about to take the ax to one of the stupidest products it ever created. FULL STORY
A real invisibility cloak may still be the stuff of fantasy, but scientists have figured out a way to hide objects from touch. FULL STORY
Apple sales and profit soared last quarter despite a steep decline in demand for the iPad. FULL STORY
For several months in 2003, I did the whole European backpacker thing. Which is to say I've seen nearly every cathedral within 1,000 square miles of the Danube. FULL STORY
Newly released 3-D images of two mummified baby mammoths provide a window into the lives and deaths of creatures that roamed Siberia over 40,000 years ago. FULL STORY
Russian hackers managed to slip a "digital bomb" into the Nasdaq -- one with the potential to sabotage the stock market's computers and wreak havoc on the U.S. economy. FULL STORY
In case there was any doubt, the Satya Nadella era has arrived at Microsoft. FULL STORY
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money. FULL STORY
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A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet. FULL STORY
Who is Slenderman?
He's the Internet's own monster, a ghoul who lurks in its darkest corners and, like the Web itself, has mutated time and again to suit the dreams and desires of his devotees.
Google's future phone: The modular Project Ara
Google's next futuristic hardware project is a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces, such as the battery and the camera.
Apparently This Matters: Weed Fairy leaves free pot
I never actually caught a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy when I was young, but she was definitely real and in cahoots with my mom. This, due to the fact that I never woke up to find a Nintendo.
The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs
The emerging process of 3-D printing can reproduce the vascular systems required to make organs viable. Scientists already use the machines to print tiny strips of organ tissue. And while printing whole human organs for transplants is still years away, the technology is rapidly developing.
Can 'Mario Kart 8' save the Wii U?
It's the gaming industry's gold standard, once named by Guinness World Records as the most influential video game in history. Now, Nintendo is turning to "Super Mario Kart" once again.