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Sony's Upcoming Z5 Flagship (Probably) Gets Shown Off On Video

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sony’s new flagship smartphone isn’t meant to make its debut until later this week, but that hasn’t stopped someone leaking a two-minute video showing off some of the phone’s better features. Read more...

The Army Wants Its Missing Missile Back

A 100 pound training missile fell off an Army helicopter in northern New York on Friday, and the Army still hasn’t found it. Read more...

This is How A Volcano Created Frankenstein's Monster

Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo’s weekly collection of the most interesting science and technology stories from around the internet. This week, we’ll look at the aftermath of a 200 year old volcanic eruption, visit Cuba’s burgeoning Wi-Fi hotspots, sample the Martian cuisine of the future, and take a road trip to the kudzu-lined highways of the South. Read more...

A Really Small Telescope Captured This Gorgeous Galaxy Image

Astronomers say this view of the Andromeda Galaxy is probably similar to what the Milky Way Galaxy would look like from outside. Read more...

Oliver Sacks Showed Us the Human Side of Neurology

Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks passed away today at the age of 82. Sacks is best known for his writing, which brought neurological case studies to life for a general audience. Read more...

Antimatter Will Surf on Plasma Waves in the Particle Colliders of the Future

The best way to study the subatomic particles that make up the most fundamental building blocks of our universe is, of course, to smash them into each other with as much energy as possible. And now physicists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory say they’ve found a better way to do that. Read more...

Part of A Rocket Engine Landed in This Guy's Living Room

Part of a rocket engine crashes through the roof of a house in northeast China’s Shanxi province early Friday morning. Read more...

Seamless Is Down and People Are Freaking Out

At this very moment, all around New York City, grown, adult humans are gathered around empty plates, clutching morsel-less silverware and hurling epithets at a faceless brand on Twiter. The only sound: A grim busy signal pulsing through the speakerphone and the low grumble of stomachs. Show More Summary

A Double Black Hole Powers a Brilliant Galactic Star Factory 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Six hundred million light years away, a pair of black holes spiral furiously about one another at the brilliant core of a starburst galaxy. Read more...

The New 1TB PS4 is Still Using Old Hardware

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sony recently revised the PS4 hardware, sneaking out a new model that was less power hungry, quieter and cooler - but it seems the new hardware hasn’t been used on PS4s that are now being sold with a 1TB hard drive. Read more...

"Tissue Velcro" Could Patch Damaged Organs

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab. This week, researchers announced an important development toward that goal: A biodegradable scaffold that allows strips of beating heart tissue to snap together like Velcro. Read more...

The Case of the MH370 Wing Segment Keeps Getting Weirder

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When a wing section of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion last month, the Malaysian government quickly ascribed the part to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. But an ongoing investigation has failed to verify this claim, and the story keeps getting weirder. Read more...

The Haunting Weather Statement That Saved Lives During Hurricane Katrina

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Most of us don’t think much of the daily weather statements that meteorologists from the National Weather Service make every single day. Until there’s a natural disaster, of course. But a forecast issued as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the the Gulf states ten years ago today made history for its eloquence—and changed the way forecasts are written. Read more...

Google Wants to Help You Find a Plumber

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Need a plumber or a locksmith? Google might be your new best friend. Yesterday, Google began rolling out a search feature that displays listings for qualified home service providers when you search for telling phrases, for instance, “clogged toilet.” Read more...

Destroying 2000 bullets is like popping the most explosive popcorn

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Destroy all the bullets. But since we can’t do that because the sanctity of America rests on people’s ability to shoot things, destroy some bullets. Like these 2000 bullets that are probably passed their lifetime! Turns out, bullets make for some crazy works of fire. It’s basically explosive popcorn. Read more...

Holga is Bringing Back Lo-Fi Photography With a Digital Twist

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In an age when anyone with a smartphone and a steady hand can get a perfectly focused, well-lit shot, lo-fi photos feel a bit passé. But if Holga Digital has anything to say about it, blown-out shots with fuzzy vignettes are about to become all the rage on hipster Instagram feeds. Read more...

NASA Just Sealed Six People In a Dome For a Year to Practice Mars

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Life on Mars may sound glamorous, but in reality it’s going to mean a lot of time crammed in a small bubble with a few other humans. This could end very badly. So to practice, NASA has taken to sticking people in domes and keeping them isolated for months on end. Read more...

The FAA's Official App Shows Where It's Legal To Fly a Drone

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When I first set out to fly some hobby drones, I had no idea where to go. I had to scour the web to figure out where I could fly without getting into trouble. Even then, I found precious little info. The FAA’s new iPhone app sounds exactly like what I was looking for. Read more...

A substance so sensitive it immediately explodes on the lightest touch

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Boom! Even if a feather dropped on or a mosquito landed on or like a heavy piece of dust managed to get on top of nitrogen triiodide, an immediate dark purple explosion happens. It’s because nitrogen triiodide is so unstable that it detonates when it’s disturbed, even slightly. Here’s it firing off in slow motion. Read more...

Paris Will Ban Cars for One Day

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Most major cities now have their own versions of open streets events that temporarily transform streets into car-free freeways for the day. Some of these have gotten quite expansive: Each Sunday, Bogóta famously closes about 80 miles of streets. Show More Summary

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