Images show power of ocean waves to hurl boulders

Ocean waves are so powerful, they have the ability to move giant boulders from the shoreline and throw them inland. Geoscientists from Williams College in Massachusetts studied the effect of unusually powerful storms during the winter of 2013 to 2014 on the western coast of Ireland. Incredible before and after images (pictured) taken by the research team involved reveal their movement, as well as new chunks formed by smashing waves. By comparing the new positions with previous observations, scientists realised that some of the rocks had even been thrown clear of the ocean, on to cliffs above. The study examined boulder deposits on the coast of the Aran Islands - Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer - in Galway Bay and Annagh Head in County Mayo, some 80 miles (130 km) north.

The ‘Segway of the sky’ that ANYONE can fly: French Flyboard inventor Franky Zapata reveals new Ezfly hoverboard that uses jet thrusters to zoom you through the air at 80mph

Footage of the gadget in action, filmed in Texas in October 2017, shows a number of riders (pictured) taking the controls as they zoom up and away, putting the Ezfly through its paces over a lake. Ezfly is the creation of Frenchman Franky Zapata, who first hit the headlines with his Flyboard device that uses a water jetpack to propel users into the air. To control the Ezfly, you stand on a small base board which is equipped with a series of jet thrusters. You then hold on to two handgrips that extend from the base on long poles. Once airborne, you steer with your body weight, much like a Segway.

According to a report from DefenseOne, the blast would cause over 150,000 deaths if dropped over the capital city Honolulu – and, experts say an even more devastating ‘firestorm’ would follow.

A team of NASA and MIT researchers study Mercury's position to determine that the sun is getting older and losing mass, causing its gravitational pull of the solar system to weaken.

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. Most of the fragments landed in Hamburg Township.

Social media companies Facebook , Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours.

It’s not exactly what a woman looking to start a family would want to hear. But there are few things more likely to put a man off the idea of sex than his partner trying to conceive, a study has found.

LG has applied for a patent for a foldable phone that could transform into a hybrid tablet. The Korean device maker filed the patent in July 2017, but the filing has just now been made public.

Tesla is taking the wraps off its Model 3 sedans and debuting the car at showrooms on the East Coast. Customers who shelled out $1,000 for its first affordable sedan can finally see it this weekend.

Researchers from Australia have found that a common building material known as oolitic limestone is made up of tiny spheres of mineralized microbes, dating back as far as 340 million years ago.

Samsung patent shows bezel-less phone without ugly notch

Samsung (shown left) may have discovered a solution to the iPhone X's (shown right) ugly notch problem. In a patent, Samsung shows off a prototype smartphone that has two holes drilled into the top of the screen. The phone is almost entirely bezel-free, using the holes to embed a camera, a speaker and other sensors.

Two men want Google to stop linking their names to internet information referring to past criminal convictions in a landmark case on the 'right to be forgotten'.

California based picture sharing app Instagram has launched a feature that sends a notification to a user if someone screenshots their story.

Amazon raised the monthly fee for the U.S. version of its fast-shipping and video-streaming service Amazon Prime by $2 on Friday, making the case for subscribers to upgrade to an annual plan.

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of some melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors.

Horrific aftermath of a terrifying ‘ice tsunami’ in Alaska

With blizzards raging at up to 100 miles per hour (160kmh), the pack of 52 musk oxen (left) in the Bering Land Bridge in Alaska, were literally buried alive, leaving only a few tufts of hair poking out (bottom right). During the violent storm, these hardy creatures - which managed to survive the last Ice Age - descended to the water but were quickly trapped and frozen by the rising tide (top right). During the dramatic event, the water rose rapidly and chunks of sea ice were driven up to a mile inland.


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Crash test dummies! The REAL PEOPLE who volunteered to be strapped into a car and smashed into trees and other cars in Germany 

Disturbing footage has re-emerged of real people being used as crash test dummies in 1970s Germany. The footage shows people being violently thrown around by cars in their seats during simulation car crashes. It also shows people hitting other cars with passengers inside (pictured bottom right), as well as hitting stationary objects such as trees (pictured left). Pictured top right is a man sitting in a car seat with a seat belt strapped on for a simulation of a real car crash.

The default setting for the global feature is 'on' - meaning your closest friends can know exactly when you've been scrolling through their feeds if you have the latest version of the app.

Researchers at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, say we should change the definition of adolescence as many are choosing to delay the responsibilities of adulthood (stock).

NASA conducted another test of its RS-25 engine flight controller at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A 3D printed part of the engine was tested again during the 365-second test.

Brad Smith, president of the Redmond, Washington firm, and AI researcher Harry Shum have written a book detailing their predictions for the future of AI, including machines that think like us.

A string of almost 250 earthquakes has rumbled Reno, Nevada, since January 11. Dr Ken Smith, a seismologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, says it indicates a larger one is on the way.

A stillborn baby emerged from its young mother 10 days after she had died. Funeral director staff in South Africa's southern Eastern Cape province saw the newborn between her legs in the coffin.

Huge glowing ball over northern Siberia sparks UFO fears

Russia has been hit by a wave of reports of a giant UFO in the sky last night with spectacular pictures of an enormous glowing ball illuminating northern Siberia. While the source of the light remains unclear, some have suggested that it was the the trace of a rocket launched by the Russian military that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky. The light pattern may come from reflection of the sun in fuel leaking from the rocket.

A study published in a journal from the American Chemical Society found that a compound called ouabain could be used to target proteins that are key for sperm fertility. And, it would be reversible.

Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful, officials say.

Researchers from the College of William & Mary have discovered a species of worm that produces males, females, and hermaphrodites. In reproduction, they say it strays from the rules.

Stanford researchers have developed an AI that can predict when a patient will die with up to 90 percent accuracy. The team behind the work says it could vastly improve end-of-life care.

The system can directly detect and characterize life on other planets. It uses existing technology, and has already been tested in the Canadian high Arctic, which has similar conditions to Mars.

Men with high levels of testosterone are likely to enjoy artists like Bryan Adams (pictured) whereas men with less testosterone favour classical music, according to researchers from Nagasaki University.

Watch a fleeting thought race across the surface of the brain in less than a second: Remarkable video reveals 'why we say things before we think' 

Experts at the University of California, Berkeley, tracked the path of singular thoughts through people's minds as they underwent open brain surgery. Electrodes were hooked directly to the surface of each patient's brain, taking readings while they completed a simple call-and-response task. The scans show clearly how the brain acts in response to sight and sounds, which scientists say could explain 'why we say things before we think'. The researchers said the recordings could help us better understand how the brain's frontal lobe - known as the prefrontal cortex - coordinates activity like a conductor. Experts asked people to repeat the word 'humid'. The brain's language centre is shown lighting up (yellow in lett image) as it received the word, while a bit of cortex (blue in left image) then fires as the brain plans a response. The prefrontal cortex (red in left image) informed the response (right image) before it was given.

Business accounts will allow them to set up automatic greetings, see statistics about their messaging and set up a profile page with hours of operation and other information.

Researchers from CTF, Service Research Centre at Karlstad University in Sweden have found that open plan offices are counter-productive and bad for staff morale (stock).

New research suggests that unusually high temperatures and levels of humidity in Kazakhstan in 2015 led to an outbreak of a bacterial disease, causing a mass die-off of 200,000 saiga antelope.

In a fiery Facebook post, Yann LeCun, director at the social media giant's New York city AI research centre, claimed Sophia is a 'sophisticated puppet' that is not as intelligent as it seems.

By mixing nutrients and a fungus called Trichoderma reesei, researchers at Binghamton University found that cracking in the concrete would spur production of calcium carbonate.

Meet Jann Horn, 22, from Germany, who discovered a fundamental flaw in Intel computer chips by accident while leafing through thousand-page processor manuals for a project he was working on.

Researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire have cast doubt on more than a million decisions made in court based on the likelihood of a criminal reoffending.

Amazon narrows list of cities for its second HQ to 20

Amazon's current headquarters is in Seattle, Washington, but it has been contemplating a second hub for months. After receiving pitches from 238 cities, it narrowed down the list to 20 on Thursday. They are;Atlanta Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Md., Nashville, Tenn., Newark, N.J., New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, N.C., Toronto, Washington, D.C

Watch Party could make watching videos more intimate as comments will not get lost, according to Palo Alto-based Facebook engineer Fidji Simo who announced the new feature.

A new study led by the Australian National University has found the building blocks of Buckingham Palace (pictured) and many other iconic buildings were made by microbes.

The Jahai hunter-gatherers living in Malay find odours just as easy to name as colours and unlike most modern humans (stock image) they have not lost their sense of smell.

A scientist from Virginia-based conservation experts the Primate Specialist Group has identified a monkey with a striking white moustache as a new species.

Researchers from the University of Exeter used a new modelling method to examine how much the Earth's average surface temperature go up if the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is doubled.

The paper-based creations, which gamers build themselves, hark back to the roots of the 129-year-old company, founded in 1889 in Kyoto, which originally sold playing cards.

Tim Cook, CEO of the Cupertino-based firm, says that the slowdown feature was introduced to prevent unexpected shutdowns and not to force users to upgrade, as has been suggested,

YouTube, based in San Bruno, California, has said it is removing so-called Tide Pod Challenge videos because they encourage 'dangerous activities' that carry severe risk of harm.

How to time your life to perfection

The great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis once said: ‘Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.’ How very true. Our entire lives are dominated by decisions about when we should do things — from the small to the very big. When to have a cup of coffee. When to change job. When to get married. When to retire. Yet most of these decisions are made on the basis of little more than hunches, habits and guesswork. But it needn’t be like that. Perfect timing is a science. Indeed, research findings that I have analysed from across the world offer very useful help in the way we make decisions.

The 1886 sketches, which both depict Montmartre hill in Paris, have been confirmed as van Gogh pieces after extensive research by experts at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Just as the surface of oceans on Earth lie at an average elevation that we call 'sea level,' Titan's seas also lie at an average elevation, according to research from Cornell University.

The footage, taken in 1960 as part of a news report, shows a nurse operating some 'High-Tec' baby care equipment in a state-of-the-art nursery in Budapest, Hungary, which was run by the Communist-regime at the time.

Researchers from the University of Manchester have found that microwaves in Europe account for almost eight million tonnes of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere.

Brooke Aldrich, a UK conservation expert based in Peru claims film depictions of the animals, often 'smiling' or dressed in human clothes, are misleading and potentially harmful.

The boys were spotted in distress in rough seas off Lennox Head in northern New South Wales on Thursday morning. They were saved by a drone in the world's first rescue of its kind.

Annie Jordan, from Plymouth, shared her four-year-old daughter's homework on Facebook, writing: 'Right please someone tell me what the last one is, because I literally don’t have a clue!'

Remote Greek island was once covered in complex monuments

Excavations around the remote Greek island of Keros (top right image) have revealed the technological prowess of the small group of Greeks who lived there 4,500 years ago. Researchers found the remains of massive terraced walls, staircases (right image) and giant gleaming structures on a tiny islet that was once attached to Keros. The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone, turning the headland, which measures just 500 ft (150 m) across, into a single, giant monument. Archaeologists also found the remains of early metalwork, including a mould for making copper daggers (bottom right). The researchers say the remains make the island one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Aegean Sea during the Early Bronze Age.

Fresh warnings have been issued over a WhatsApp scam that tricks users into paying a 'subscription'. The scam, which first surfaced last year, charges users 99p to renew their subscription.

The chart is the latest popular data visualization from the Data Duo, displaying the time it would take for frostbite to occur under different conditions, using bright colours and an interactive layout.

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid is set to hurtle past our planet on the 4th February at around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away - which is relatively close in space terms (stock image).

Facebook told the Committee it was 'preventing recruitment by disrupting the underlying ideologies that drive people to commit acts of violence' - but was told efforts are not enough by Senators.

Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

Rare rainbow clouds stun locals in Darwin

Residents of Darwin, Australia, witnessed clouds with a rainbow lining this week. The rare phenomenon occurs when sunlight diffracts through a high density of ice crystals which bend the light creating a stunning colors. Pictured is an image of the phenomenon, shared on Facebook by Louise Bowden. Pictured top left is a close-up of the phenomenon, posted on Facebook by Fiona D. Prentice.

New research from Baylor University suggests internet use is bringing on a phenomenon known as 'religious tinkering,' in which people dabble in many different belief systems.

Google had admitted a bug in its smart home products is causing major wifi woes for users.  The Chromecast TV gadgets and Google Home smart speaker are overloading home Wi-Fi networks.

Stunning drone footage has revealed the incredible progress on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope – an instrument that will one day produce the ‘deepest, widest image of the universe.'

Scuba diver Dallas Vega, 28, found a distinct lack of precious gold and silver coins on his dives, so instead set his sights on a more contemporary booty - scouring for iPhones, GoPros and purses.

Pragma, which is based in Biarritz and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to French municipalities including Saint Lo, Cherbourg, Chambery and Bayonne.

This 2011 photo from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service motion-activated camera shows an elephant seal in the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Southern California. Motion-detecting wildlife cameras devices are getting smaller, cheaper and more reliable, and scientists across the United State are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before.

Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found?

The wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler may soon be discovered alongside the burial plot of her second husband, Ay (right), who ruled from 1327 to 1323 BC. Ankhesenamun (top left) married King Tut when he took the throne at the age of nine, when she was just a few years older. The site of her presumed burial, which Egyptologists plan to excavate, was found by world renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawassin in the Valley of the Kings (bottom left) in July 2017. Radar scans of the area detected a possible tomb entrance buried five metres (16 feet) underground.

Perfect timing is a science. Indeed, research findings that I have analysed from across the world offer very useful help in the way we make decisions. Drawing on my experience, here are some top tips.

Several hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lots to treat the influx of flu patients as this year's deadly strand infects thousands.

One in three people regular suffer from difficulty sleeping, says the NHS. The University of California Berkeley's Professor Matthew Walker shares his advice for ensuring you get a restful night.

Workers at a Chinese factory which produces parts for Apple have to work 10-hour shifts under harsh conditions and are exposed to chemicals without protections, a rights group has claimed.

Britain yesterday submitted to French demands for another £45million to stop migrants sneaking across the Channel. UK taxpayers will foot the bill for extra measures.

‘The most obnoxious vehicle ever built': Ripsaw reveals special single seater, 1500 horsepower edition of its offroad 'sports tank'

It has been dubbed the first 'sports tank', boasting supercar performance on tank tracks. Originally developed to help to military avoid IEDs, the Ripsaw 'sports tank' has become a hit with car enthusiasts. Now, a new version has received a huge overhaul - and has been dubbed 'the most obnoxious vehicle ever built'. 

Alien characters from Space Invaders were projected onto the windows of a Tokyo skyscraper as part of an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic game.

Trains in Japan have been fitted with a device that makes barking and snorting sounds in a bid to drive deer away from railway lines and reduce the hundreds of delays caused by the animals.

There has also been a rise in 'charismatic strongman politics' across the world amid a continued threat of conflict on the Korean peninsula and the Middle East, the World Economic Forum's study found.

The observations of the NGC 3201 globular star cluster (artist's impression) were made using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile.

A team of geologists from the University of Aberdeen captured the structures using a groundbreaking 3D imaging technique, similar to ultrasound used to scan unborn babies.

Researchers based at Aarhus University in Denmark have discovered a comb and plate engraved by Vikings 1,200 years ago, at a time when a new alphabet began to be used.

Researchers at the University of Toronto and University of California, Berkeley, have developed a copper catalyst that can convert carbon dioxide into a core component of everyday plastics.

Stalin's 'ice palace' built during the Cold War is MELTING due to global warming: Incredible footage reveals how the labyrinth of frozen tunnels designed to store fish in the 1950s is being destroyed

The natural freezer (left image), built in Siberia by exiled German engineers in the 1950s (bottom right image), is falling apart. Still in use to store fish and other foods (top right), the structure is the world's largest permafrost storage facility built by manual labour. Nicknamed 'Stalin's ice palace', it is larger in area than the White House, but is in danger of collapse due to warming Arctic waters eroding its entrances. Funds to save the monument are now 'urgent' as some passageways are collapsing. But authorities in northern Siberia lack the cash to rescue the labyrinth, even though it is listed as a regional monument.

Our first language is often more closely tied to our emotions, which makes us more vulnerable and honest when we're speaking it, according to a study by the University of Manchester (stock).

The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space.

The 10-minute test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (or, MoCA), was designed for medical professionals to determine mild cognitive dysfunction.

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered how the Mantis Shrimp delivers its devastating punch without destroying its own limbs.

London-based start-up Sweatcoin pays users with a cryptocurrency that can be spent on real-life goods such as clothes or food and is the fastest growing health app ever.

From checking app storage in iOS to the 'Lord of the Rings' movie trick, there are simple ways to free up storage on your iPhone.

Commute-busting drone set for UK launch in March

Scheduled for launch in London this March, the drone, dubbed 'Y6S' (artist's impression), will be the first in the world to carry passengers - and could revolutionise city commutes. It flies at 70 mph (110 kph) at a cruising altitude of 1,500 ft (450m) with a range of 80 miles (130 km). Inventor Martin Warner, who co-invented full colour 3D desktop printing, envisions a wide range of drone-based, battery-powered air vehicles for both commercial and private use, which he calls the 'new gold rush in transportation and aviation.'

The 100-metre-tall (328 ft) circular tower in Shaanxi Province is said to be able to improve air quality within an area of 3.9 square miles. It could purify 10 million cubic metres of air a day.

Skygofree can carry out a number of remote commands, including taking pictures or videos with the affected device, and even recording audio when the user enters a specified location.

Researchers at University of Sheffield and Boston's Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, have developed a revolutionary prototype robotic implant which encourages tissue growth in babies.

Experts from the European Space Agency (ESA), based in Paris, are among those tracking Tiangong-1, whose average orbit has dipped by 8km (5 miles) since December 2017.

Researchers in Germany have discovered that the bony projections found along the heads of many chameleon species glow a brilliant blue, to reveal stunning patterns under UV light.

Experts at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge found that crabs with the energy to keep upping the pace of their courtship displays are the most likely to attract a mate - but they only last five minutes.

Preparations are under way to move the fabric - which shows the conquest of England by Norman invaders - across the Channel in a bid to show the strength of the British-French relationship.

DNA reveals the 'Two Brothers' mummies are half-brothers

The mummies of two elite men, Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh, reside in Manchester Museum and date to around 1800 BC. Their relationship has baffled Egyptologists for nearly 100 years. Now, by extracting 'ancient DNA' from their teeth and using state of the art sequencing researchers have discovered these two men (pictured, main image and inset) share a mother but have different fathers. Scientists are unsure if their mother had an affair, and the true identity of the illegitimate boys was kept a secret, or if one of the brothers was adopted.

Prices of Bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea’s top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was possible.

An arm of the NOAA has received a petition from a fishing group asking that the Northwest Atlantic Ocean's leatherback sea turtles be listed as 'threatened,' but not endangered.

Scientists from Insilico Medicine have developed a computer algorithm that can assess a person's risk of developing age-related diseases, and give medical advice based on those risks.

Google says its Netherlands and Montreal regions will open in first quarter of 2018, followed by LA, Finland, and Hong Kong. Google plans to commission the three subsea cables in 2019.

Experts from McGill University in Montreal used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to capture images of the brain activity of 40 male and female volunteers.

Scientists have found a Scythian grave in a remote region of Siberia that is one of the oldest and largest ever found. It could house a record-breaking hoard of weapons and gold treasures.

A scientist from the US Geological Survey studied more than 200 earthquakes and found that there is no significant relationship between the phases of the moon and quakes (stock).

NASA releases stunning image of 'twilight haze' over Titan

Saturn’s largest moon Titan is a world enshrouded in hazy mystery. It’s said to be Earth’s ‘toxic twin,’ with systems of liquid methane that give way to rivers and seas – and, data from the Cassini mission suggests its atmosphere could even be home to molecules that underlie the building blocks of life. In a stunning throwback image, NASA has revealed another look at Titan, showing the incredible layers of the moon’s hazy atmosphere.

Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University used DNA techniques to try to find evidence of chimpanzee behaviour without actually seeing or disturbing the animals.

Children on the spectrum often have a hard time 'switching gears'. But new research from McGill University, Montreal, shows being bilingual could increase their cognitive flexibility.

Experts from the University of Basel in Switzerland made the discovery after using high-resolution scans to look at the vocal cords of 44 professional singers.

SinVR, a VR porn app with 20,000 members, had a security flaw that exposed the details of its members to potential hackers, according to London -based cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption.

A volcanologist from the University of Catania says that the eruptions of Mt Etna resemble a hot spring more than a volcano due to the amount of steam, CO2 and sulphur dioxide produced.

Bitcoin and ethereum really took off last year, leaving many feeling that they've missed the bandwagon. So what are the other cryptocurrencies that could boom? Or are they more likely to bust?

The £119.99 ($129) Echo Spot, created by Seattle-based company Amazon, doubles up as a 'smart alarm', and the camera will probably be facing directly at the user's bed.

Freeze frame: Incredible moment a soap bubble blown in sub-zero temperatures turns into stunning ice crystals before bursting

Pre-school teacher Girlie Figueroa captured the phenomenon during sub-zero temperatures in Aldie, Virginia, after being inspired by similar photographs and footage online. The clip captures ice crystals forming (left) and dancing along the fragile surface of the bubble (middle), before collapsing in on itself (right), all in just 14 seconds. Ms Figueroa, created the bubble mix using dish-washing soap, corn syrup and water.

The technology, which uses the Nicer instrument aboard the International Space Station, was developed at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The holes are sky-lit entrances to a network of underground tubes that could offer passageways into the moon's interior, according to researchers from Nasa and Arizona State University.

David Hanson worked as a sculptor for Disney and created robots for their theme parks before moving to Hong Kong and starting his own company which he hopes will create machines of the future.

The existence of the underwater nuclear carrier, codenamed Kanyon by the U.S., has been rumoured in the past, but the leaked draft of Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review confirmed this.

Asymco analyst Horace Dediu predicts people will spend $100m a day on apps by the end of 2018, and Apple's App Store alone will overtake Global Box Office revenues this year.

How your car is spying on you

Automakers track your vehicle's location, how fast you drive, what entertainment you listen to, and more through internet-connected systems in modern cars (pictured). Your automobile can even tell these companies where you eat and shop, how often you put on your seat belt, and the weather on your street, experts claim. Companies use personal information collected from tens of millions of vehicles around the globe, and many keep tight-lipped about what they use the data for.

Loup Venture co-founder Gene Munster made the claim in a report highlighting eight predictions for the technology industry in 2018.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said the Falcon 9 rocket 'did everything correctly' Sunday night and suggestions otherwise are 'categorically false.'

The joke pictures were posted online today after it was revealed French officials are considering loaning the treasured piece of medieval art to Britain for the first time.

Music Magpie has revealed the items with the highest current trade-in values - and all you need is six crucial pieces to make more than £500, including a Star Wars boxset.

Bitcoin reached $15,017 (£11,071) making up for its New Year slump, after it emerged Thiel's California-based firm, Founders Fund, bought around $15 to $20 million (£11 - 14.7m) of the currency.

Researchers from Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex found cutting the spud diagonally increases its surface area by 65 per cent and makes it extra crispy.

A Rome family court dealing with the mother's divorce from the teen's father, ruled in the 16-year-old's favour and she must also remove all information and photos of her son on Facebook.

In this, Dec. 20, 2017 photo, Jennifer Rocca, left, a teacher librarian at Brookfield, Conn., High School, left, works with Ariana Mamudi, 14, a freshman in her Digital Student class. The required class teaches media literacy skills and has the students scrutinize sources for their on-line information. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Lawmakers want schools to incorporate media literacy - including the ability to evaluate and analyze sources of information - into lesson plans.

A just-discovered feature of the Google Arts and Culture app uses facial recognition to match selfies with famous artworks. More comedic comparisons are being shared on social media.

A disturbing new trend of inappropriate cartoons specifically designed to entice children to click on dangerous videos is sweeping YouTube with many appearing the 'suggested' videos list.

According to Sinolink analyst Zhang Bin, shipments could be as low as 35 million in first quarter – roughly 10 million less than previously estimated. Apple will also slash sales forecast to 30 million units.

Undated handout photo issued by Bristol Zoo Gardens of two Lord Howe Island stick insect, as keepers at the zoo are celebrating after breeding the world´s rarest stick insect.

Bristol Zoo's effort to save Lord Howe Island stick insects (pictured) from extinction began in 2015, when 300 eggs arrived from Melbourne Zoo in Australia.

Luciana Vega, an 11-year-old aspiring astronaut was revealed as the 2018 doll of the year on Thursday while 20 girls filled the Good Morning America studio wearing NASA jumpsuits.

New figures from Bloomberg show that the world's 500 richest people saw their wealth expand this year from $4.4 trillion to more than $5.3 trillion.

The glowing meteor was spotted in Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear and other places in the North of England and in Scotland.

After designing and building the drone in just three months, Boeing says it has already put the vehicle through flight tests at its research centre in St Charles, Missouri.

Professor David Nutt of Imperial College says alcosynth will be the new booze within 10 or 20 years, it's said. The man-made alternative has the same effects but doesn't damage your health.

Supersonic passenger travel, which died out with the Concorde's demise in 2003, will make a comeback by mid-2020s if three U.S.-based companies can make jets quiet and efficient enough.

In the episode ‘Metalhead,’ Black Mirror explores what could happen if machines turned on us, revealing a terrifying quest for survival in a world where robo-dogs can outrun and outsmart humans.

The picture was taken in July on Salisbury plain and shows six British Army snipers camouflaged in the greenery. The Household Cavalry tweeted the challenge on Christmas Day.

Security researchers at Google's Project Zero computer security analysis team in Mountain View, California, discovered the two flaws in conjunction with academic and industry experts.

Researchers from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse in Maryland found marijuana increases signal connectivity in regions of the brain that have been linked to psychosis.

The craft has been developed by BAE Systems, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, who has announced the successful completion of the first phase of flight trials.

The quiz has left internet users from around the world scratching their heads. The challenging questions test your numerical and linguistic skills, and ability to problem solve.

Two Canadian amateur explorers discovered 15,000-year-old caves just 30 feet underneath the surface of Montreal, it was revealed on Tuesday.

Joe Nadeau, principal scientist at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle, believes eggs are an active player in reproduction and have a control over their offspring.

An interactive app created by Leicester-based company EarthSense lets you type in your postcode and receive a rating from one to six, with one being the least polluted, based on nitrogen dioxide levels.

The Detroit-based motoring firm's Cruise AV will be a rebranded version of GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV (pictured), which will do away with the need for a backup driver.

My Domaine has compiled a guide to the most regularly misused emojis - and you'll think twice before sending the building with a heart that looks like a hospital to an ailing friend.

Created at the University of Sussex, fluid inside the device is made from a graphene emulsion which conducts electricity and can measure changes in breathing and blood pressure.

During an onstage interview with Engadget at CES, creator Matt McMullen explained the sexbot’s face is designed for versatility. And, he swapped Harmony's face to reveal Solana.

Research company Flashlight, which released the report, said the situation is so worrying that one American bank has banned buying flights in Russia using its reward scheme.

The 'AI child' created by Mountain View-based researchers from Google is proof machine-made programmes are now more accurate than ones created by humans.

Archaeologists have uncovered the 250-year-old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef, James Hemings, who introduced mac and cheese into US culture.

A group of divers dedicated to the study of subterranean waters discovered that two caves off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico they previously thought were separate are actually connected.

The International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to fly over the UK at around 4:40 pm GMT (11:40am ET) on December 19, and will appear as a bright streak in the night sky.

The Lancaster inflicted such damage of Germany it was described by Sir Arthur Harris, head of Bomber Command as 'the greatest single factor in winning the war'.

The Exo-K9 exoskeleton is a 3D printed mask for dogs with injuries to their jaw. It was developed by veterinarians and biomedical engineering students at the University of California, Davis.

A revolutionary aircraft that transformed the capability of the RAF, the Spitfire rightly became a symbol of national defiance, turning what could have been Britain’s darkest hour into our finest.

The bands of vasts swirling cloud formations that travel at about 129,000 mph (60 km/s) over the gas giant planet's surface are clearly visible in the amazing image

The incredible 26-inch Revolve wheel that collapses like an umbrella, allowing riders to have the benefits of a full-sized wheel while saving as much as 60 percent space when needed.

British spy agencies are to use computer algorithms to keep tabs on 20,000 former terror suspects because they don't have the manpower to physically watch all of them at once.

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have tested a new tool on a sample of 400 apps, and found that several banking apps had a critical vulnerability.

The space rock which floated into our solar system has withstood the intense heat of the sun because it is coated in a special crust, a new study from the University of Belfast suggests.

Feast your eyes on some of the best pictures that Dutch pilot and photographer Christiaan van Heijst took in 2017 as he flew from continent to continent.

Villagers in China were left baffled by a strangely shaped cloud that appeared in the sky last week. Incredible footage captured on phone shows the orange-hued cloud floating in a clear sky.

The company behind the technology, Shanghai-based Yitu Technology, said Dragonfly Eye scans images from the country's national database. It is currently being used in Shanghai.

The rebuttal was made in the first public response to the video, released on Monday, issued by the San Francisco-based firm, which says that the accusations it makes are factually inaccurate.

This project was made using data from Nasa’s Chandra X-ray satellite, based at the Smithsonian's Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Monday night's rare 'wolf moon' - promised to be one of the biggest and brightest supermoons of the year - has lit up the sky across the United States following its appearance across Europe and Asia.

Stunning footage of peccaries in Arizona captured what appears to be mourning, as a herd repeatedly visited the body of a dead peccary, sniffing it, nuzzling it, and protecting it.

The Morgan EV3 is an all-electric three wheeler weighing less than 1,102 pounds. It uses a 20 KWH lithium battery, and will have a range of 120 miles and a top speed of 83 mph.

These close-up shots of Jupiter (pictured) were taken during a Nasa space probe and capture swirling clouds in the planet's northern and southern hemispheres.

Scientists from Santa Clara-based Nvidia have combined a pair of artificial intelligence system to generate photo-realistic faces of 'fake' celebrities.

The images and video were created by researchers from Durham University, using the skull of the skeleton that was found in Durham in 2013.

Samantha went on sale in London this summer, but demand for the bot has become so high that its designers are looking to go into mass production in Wales.

Scientists with the Event Horizon Telescope, a ‘virtual Earth-sized telescope,' expect to spot the edge of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy in 2018.

The man, from Grass Valley, California had been posting in an online forum speculating about the delivery dates for the vehicle before Tesla stepped in to deliver it within days.

Speaking at a conference, Jeff Ashby, is director of safety and mission assurance for Jeff Bezos's space firm Blue Origin, said the firm is 'a year out' from human flights.

The vast rocket, which is ultimately three Falcon 9 rockets linked together, will have the combined thrust to eventually launch 140,000 pounds (63,500kg) of cargo into orbit.

The intersex Pacific spadenose shark was caught in a fishing trawl in the southern Taiwan Strait, and landed at Xiamen, China, earlier this year.

A hilarious video from Useless Duck Company has revealed the ‘Donald Trump Handshake Robot,’ which aims to mimic the unpredictable nature of the president’s notorious handshake.

Dogger Bank, 78 miles (125 km) off the East Yorkshire coast, has been identified as a potential shallow and windy building site for the £1.3 billion ($1.75 billion) project.

Chinese firm 90Fun has unveiled its Puppy 1 suitcase equipped with a custom auto-following chip and Segway’s self-balancing technology to prevent falling over. And, Segway unveiled Loomo.

The vast 'anti-robot' can hit a top speed of roughly 20 miles per hour (32kmh) – and despite its imposing size, it’s nearly silent when it moves, say its creators from Elkhart-based firm Furrion.

The talking humanoid robot, which is modelled after Audrey Hepburn, was designed by Hong Kong firm Hanson Robotics, which claims Sophia can hold a conversation with humans.

Experts at Breakthrough Listen used the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to study the only known repeating FRB ever discovered (artist's impression).

Virgin Hyperloop One completed a third phase test at its DevLoop track in Nevada, where its hyperloop pod was able to reach dizzying speeds of 240 miles/hour (387 km/hour).

The laser weapon will be fitted to the ship later this year as a 'technology demonstrator' officials said. It paves the way for laser weapons to be integrated across the Navy fleet.

Virgin Galactic's latest glide test saw VSS Unity sent up from California's Mojave Air and Space Port attached to a twin-fuselage White Knight carrier airplane.

Psychasec exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality at CES, in a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves.’ The booth promotes the Netflix show Altered Carbon.

These incredible images from iFixit reveal several surprises inside the handset. Apple managed to cram in two batteries for instance, allowing them to arrange them in an L shape to optimise space.

A stunning new map from Imgur user Fejetlenfej shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States, highlighting the massive expanse of basins across the country.