Concrete is, quite literally, the foundation of our society. Now scientists at Swinburne University in Melbourne have developed a new type of “bendable” concrete that could better withstand earthquakes. What makes this even sweeter is that it’s made out of industrial waste.
This bodycam video taken from a Bridgewater Township, New Jersey State Trooper named Robert Tarleton has a surprisingly engaging narrative structure: it starts slow and normal, a routine traffic stop, then quickly leaps into action movie territory as Trooper Tarleton races to rescue the driver of a burning tractor-trailer, seconds…
Warning: This is a work of fiction. It contains descriptions of self-harm.
A federal judge dismissed outright loooooong-shot Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s censorship lawsuit decision dated Tuesday that it had nothing resembling a plausible legal basis.
When sci-fi and fantasy movies featuring siblings who become hero teams along the way. Here are eight of our other favourites.
Australian police agencies are reportedly using a private, unaccountable facial recognition service that combines machine learning and wide-ranging data-gathering practices to identify members of the public from online photographs.
Carl Sagan’s iconic documentary series Cosmos was influential to people all over the world. Originally released in 1980, the original season was incredibly successful, airing in more than 60 countries and picking up two Emmys and a Peabody Award.
I didn’t think we’d need two posts about the Fiat 500, but then again, I don’t think anybody could have been prepared for the ostentatious majesty of the Bvlgari “Never Too Much” edition of the cute little car.
It’s a big day for Vodafone Australia. Its first 5G site just came online, and now the ACCC has finally waved the white flag in its battle to block Vodafone’s merger with TPG.
Pornhub is going highbrow this month with the debut of Leilah Weinraub’s Shakedown – an experimental documentary filmed over 15 years that’s being called a “time-based work of art.”
Australia’s forests burned over the summer, but now its underwater ecosystems are in trouble, too. The Great Barrier Reef is facing some severe stress due to extreme heat and faces a “widespread bleaching event,” according to an update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch.
Twitter is testing a new feature in Brazil that auto-deletes tweets after just one day in a move it says is intended to make users feel less pressure and give them more control over tweets. Twitter is calling the feature—for now, at least—Fleets.
As more cases of coronavirus infections have been identified and reported around the world, the organisers of conventions expected to draw massive crowds—like Google I/O and Mobile World Congress—have begun cancelling the events in order avoid them becoming hotbeds for viral transmission. While the upcoming Emerald City Comic Con hasn’t…
The most recent Australian bushfire season is one for the record books. A new analysis published Wednesday shows all the ways humans made it worse, and it’s clearer than ever that climate change left its mark all over this disaster.
Simply sitting in a cinema to watch a movie can expose people to the equivalent of one to 10 cigarettes’ worth of secondhand smoke, according to a new chemical analysis.
The European Commission’s released its long-awaited climate law proposal in Brussels on Wednesday. It would commit the 27 nations in the EU to become carbon neutral by 2050. To pass, the law needs the approval of the European Parliament and the EU’s 27 member states. But it’s got some pretty…
The staggered global launch of Disney+ has brought with it plenty of questions of just how content parity will work between the the House of Mouse’s U.S. offerings and the newer iterations of the service, which will already have to deal with paradoxically weird rollouts of original content long since…
Back at CES, Google teased a new feature that allows the Google Assistant to read web pages aloud in more than 42 languages with just a simple voice command. Now Google’s Read It feature is finally ready to roll out.
The unfortunate truth is that your data is likely to leak somewhere, sometime, especially as you sign up for more and more apps and services. You’re basically at the mercy of the security protections put in place by the companies you’re dealing who have leaked your data, and those protections…
As Mercedes-Benz has quite clearly demonstrated with the unfortunate new E-Class, automotive design is in a bit of a rut, perhaps only to be salvaged by the new design freedoms of electric and hydrogen cars. And the Hyundai Prophecy concept shows that Hyundai is about to mop the floor with…
There are all kinds of supercars if you want something that’s meant to ape a Formula One car for the road. But what about a streamliner record car for the road? This is the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, which figured 1,600 horsepower wasn’t enough to get a sufficiently manic top speed….
We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news. The bad news is, the poster you are about to feast your eyes on sold out today. The good news is, this poster exists and almost a hundred people paid money to buy it. Maybe things aren’t so bad after all.
What can organs like your liver and brain regeneration, while others can’t? It’s a great question. Scientists have actually been trying to answer it for a long time. The good news is after many years of research we now have a good idea of how this works.
Over the past week or so, I’ve been sent an ad many times from friends and people who know my deepest desires. The ad is from the Canadian Craigslistic site Kiji, advertising an incredible two Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles for sale for a very reasonable $US12,000 ($18,187). If it seems too…
Even though COVID-19 has already put hurt on Apple’s bottom line and forced the company to temporarily close stores in China, according to a new report, the coronavirus hasn’t put any dampers on Apple’s plans to release new devices: specifically, six new products with mini-LED displays over the next two…
Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter recently said Australians infected by coronavirus might need to be forcibly detained in order to slow the virus’s spread. While it sounds like a reach, the relevant legislation says it’s perfectly legal.
OnePlus is set to reveal its upcoming OnePlus 8 in the second week of April according to a source close to the company. The news comes via TechRadar, whose source cites a global unveiling in April. Exactly which other products will make their debut alongside the handset is unknown, and…
The number of tech conferences actually going ahead right now is astonishingly slim, with Google the latest company to scale back its plans. Its annual Google I/O conference will instead take an “alternative format”, most likely online.
Business conglomerate and defence contractor Honeywell announced today that it will bring what it claims is the most powerful quantum computer yet to market in the next three months.
Less than a year after being declared drought-free, California is in trouble again.
Scientists studying kea, New Zealand’s alpine parrot, revealed that the famously mischievous birds could understand probabilities, an impressive mental feat.
A feature that’s long been requested on WhatsApp has finally, officially arrived.
Right now, when shopping on one of the many of the online marketplaces like Amazon or Walmart, products that look legit sometimes end up being fakes. A new bipartisan bill in the U.S. could help prevent this from happening by making marketplaces liable for bogus goods.