Category: Tech

The Power Of Hashtag: Using Social Media To Raise Awareness (op-ed)

Brian Dyak is president, CEO and co-founder of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) and executive producer of EICnetwork.tv. Dyak contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. "Mental health issues, I believe, are the problems of our time right now … Yet, we're still almost prehistoric in our attitudes toward these conditions. It's up to media to […]

World's Largest Aircraft Completes Successful Test Flight

It's a plane, it's a blimp … it's the world's largest aircraft. A massive airship dubbed the Airlander 10 recently completed a successful test flight, bringing the helium-filled behemoth one step closer to commercial use. Though it looks like a massive blimp, the Airlander 10 combines technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships. It is designed to stay aloft at altitudes […]

How Did These Kids Make A Towering Bubble Bath Igloo?

  BUBBLES! Chillest. Parents. Ever. A new video on imgur shows two kids peeking out of a towering "bubble igloo" emerging from a bathtub. The column of bubbles reaches nearly to the ceiling, leaning slightly but not collapsing. "HOW???" asked one commenter, quite reasonably. The original poster hasn't clarified precisely how they created the tower of bubbles, but you can […]

Will The Next Cold War Be Powered By Artificial Intelligence?

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The United States and Russia each accuse the other of interfering in domestic affairs. Russia has annexed territory over U.S. objections, raising concerns about military conflict. As during the Cold War after World War II, nations are developing and building weapons based on advanced technology. During […]

Amazon Sale: Lego Star Wars Sets From $10 [deal]

With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" scheduled to hit theaters in December, we can expect this holiday season to be flooded with new Stars Wars toys and collectibles. This week, Lego and Star Wars teased what they're calling their biggest collaboration yet. If you can't wait for the Oct. 1 release of Lego's new sets, Amazon is slashing the price of […]

Teleportation And Wormholes: The Science Of 'jumper'

The movie "Jumper," opening today, has a hero with the extraordinary power to teleport anywhere on Earth by imagining the place he wants to go. As fantastic as teleportation seems, it can actually happen in the real world. "The fact is that physicists have teleported things over miles," said Edward Farhi, the director of MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics. "It […]

Your Life, and Your Future, Predicted by Data

Dan Hogan is founder, president and CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based Medalogix, a health care technology company that provides analytics and workflows to home health providers. Hogan contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  Just a decade ago, it would have been unthinkable to use data to make everyday decisions. Now, such "predictive analytics" are the norm: Simply type a […]