San Francisco Airport uses tech to meet runway safety standards

Posted on Friday March 21, 2014

In order to meet a federal directive, the airport will close two runways this summer to install a special concrete material that will bring runaway aircraft quickly to a stop.

Mapping the human face in 900 megapixels

Posted on Friday March 21, 2014

A custom robotic camera that snapped 600 images over the course of half an hour captures detailed portraits of the face that show eyelashes, stray hairs, and pores in all their macro glory.

Originally posted at Crave

Mark Cuban music fest designed for schmoozing while grooving

Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014

The serial entrepreneur is promoting Recess, a music festival, pitch competition, and student job fair rolled into one. The "Shark Tank" star tells CNET why he's backing it.

New XPrize: Can an AI project get a standing ovation at TED?

Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014

The challenge: Come up with an artificial intelligence project that by itself can come up with a TED talk so good it gets a standing ovation.

Paleontologists discover 'chicken from hell' dinosaur

Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014

Scientists from the Carnegie and Smithsonian museums, as well as the University of Utah, have unveiled a new dinosaur they have dubbed the "chicken from hell."

Originally posted at Crave

Scuba diving trumps surfing on Saturn's Titan moon

Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014

Headlines described the sighting of waves on Titan this week, but it's really still smooth sailing on the impressively deep lakes of the Earth-ish moon.

Originally posted at Crave

White House embarks on climate change mapping project

Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

New DNA stool test almost as good as dreaded colonoscopy

Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014

The noninvasive test is pretty accurate at finding colon cancer -- not as good as a colonoscopy, but you can take it at home.

With VTOL X-Planes, DARPA aims for a futuristic lift

Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014

The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.

Custom 3D-printed kayak is a homemade work of art

Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014

A specially modified home-built 3D printer cranks out an entire colorful kayak over the course of over 1,000 hours of printing time.

Originally posted at Crave

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969