Researchers Develop A Way To X-Ray Rocks To Find Hidden Diamonds

It’s no surprise that the diamond industry is willing to spend whatever it takes to make the process of mining precious gems even more profitable. And while it already relies on X-ray technology for spotting diamonds on the surface of mined ore, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute’s Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT have developed a way to now spot them buried inside rocks.


NASA: The Only Thing Stopping A City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck

So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter destruction? Sheer, dumb luck.


Report: Nike Is Killing The FuelBand

Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike’s Digital Sport hardware team, which covers industrial design and engineering for wearables.


Sydney-Based Start-Up Campaign Monitor Raises $US250 Million

Sydney-based start-up Campaign Monitor has raised $US250 million, both the largest investment in Australia for a tech start-up, and also one of the longest running start-ups to receive such funding, having been up and running for a decade already.



France Lost Thousands Of Vials Containing The SARS Virus

Somebody’s definitely getting fired, after over 2300 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus went missing from the Pasteur Institute in France earlier this week. Not one or two vials, mind you. Thousands of them.


Guy Trying To Take A Selfie Gets Kicked In The Face By Train Conductor

Perhaps this should be the punishment of all selfie takers. Or at least all selfie takers who put themselves in potentially dangerous situations just to take a damn picture of their mug blocking everything behind it. Jared Michael, the foolish guy in the video, paid the price. He tried to take a selfie in front of a passing train but instead got kicked in the head by the train conductor.


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Full X-Men: Days Of Future Past Trailer Finally Lets Mutants Loose Needs more Jennifer Lawrence.

Google’s Modular Ara Phones Will Go On Sale January 2015 So when can we talk about pricing in more detail?

The High-Tech Soldiers Of The Future Are Here Joining the army never looked so appealing.

Are LG’s New Headquarters Really A ‘Public Shame’? I can think of a few right now that are a lot worse.

The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale That 99-year lease sounds like a pretty serious commitment.


Report: Mt Gox Gives Up And Files For Liquidation

The failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has given up on its plan to rise from the ashes under bankruptcy protection. Instead, according to the Wall Street Journal, it has asked a Tokyo court for permission to be liquidated.


The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale

Like ghosts? Then you’ll love Poveglia, a small, deserted island in the Venetian lagoon that’s going on the auction block next month. It’s been called “the island of madness”, “Hell” and “the most haunted place on Earth”. You’d just love it to pieces.