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Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 a year think they are middle-class

The Palo Alto Weekly recently asked residents of a ritzy Silicon Valley city: "How do you define your social class?" The survey found that more than 80 people living in Palo Alto and earning up to $399,999 a year in income considered themselves part of the middle class. Residents acknowledged that while they may be

By | February 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

A billionaire just launched a company to sell hotel reservations in space — and outdo NASA with a ‘monster’ space station

On Tuesday, hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow announced the launch of Bigelow Space Operations. The new company will operate inflatable space stations called B330s, which are being developed by Bigelow Aerospace (a space hardware company). The first two B330 modules are slated for launch in 2021. BSO is also working with the International Space Station to

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Jeff Bezos just shared a new video of a giant $42 million mechanical clock designed to outlast the United States

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has funded the construction of a clock buried in a mountain in Texas that's designed to keep time for 10,000 years. The clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation. Bezos shared a video of the clock's construction on Tuesday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spends his fortune on a lot

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Trump just made his first move on gun control after the Florida shooting

President Donald Trump said he had directed the Justice Department to propose a ban on gun modifications such as so-called bump stocks. The gunman in last year's massacre in Las Vegas used the devices to increase the rate of fire of his semiautomatic rifles. Trump's move comes less than a week after a mass shooting

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Bitcoin thieves threaten real violence for virtual currencies

The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but. In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his computer and transferred about $100,000 worth of Bitcoin to

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

NASA’s Opportunity rover surpasses 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet

On Saturday, NASA’s Opportunity rover celebrated a monumental anniversary all by itself on the surface of the Red Planet: surviving 5,000 Martian days. It’s an incredibly significant milestone for the little-wheeled robot, given the fact that it was only expected to last just 90 days. Opportunity is just one of two rovers currently functioning on the Red

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Mario may finally be getting his own encyclopedia in English this October

Mario may finally be getting his own English-language encyclopedia on October 23rd, a tome that tracks the three decades of his existence in Nintendo games, as spotted by Kotaku. The original book came out in Japan in 2015, and an English translation was reportedly set to be released on June 15th last year, according to Amazon preorders,

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Black Panther is the grown-up Marvel movie we’ve been waiting for

Throughout the history of its cinematic universe, Marvel Studios has excelled at creating engaging, entertaining diversions, bringing dozens of characters to life in a string of blockbusters that feed into one another, like a cinematic perpetual-motion machine. What it hasn’t done is make movies that feel consequential. Sure, there was some commentary about war profiteering early

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

A sleep expert explains what happens to your brain when you dream

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge

The quest for Olympic gold is the search for the slightest leg up — small changes that could ultimately shave fractions of a second off of one’s time. It’s an ideal platform for a technology like 3D printing, where the ability to customize products can have a dramatic effect on their physical qualities. No surprise,

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments