Russian gamers race to prevent nuclear ‘war’

Story highlights Latest craze in Moscow is war game in which players race to find nuclear codes Russian officials are playing on fears, staging a mass nuclear drill CNN  —  “Attention! Attention!” blares the Russian voice from a loudspeaker. “The nuclear bombs will be launched in one hour.” Inside a room styled as a Soviet-era … Read more

This NASA astronaut voted from space

Story highlights Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut He voted in the 2016 election CNN  —  From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living on board the International Space Station, filed his ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a Tumblr post by NASA. NASA told … Read more

What if you could wear a chair?

Story highlights Japan’s innovative wearable devices includes Archelis, a “standing” chair designed for surgeons. Tokyo’s first Wearable Expo debuted in 2015 and was largest in the world. Japan’s wearable tech market is predicted to grow from 530,000 in 2013 to 13.1 million units in 2017. CNN  —  What do Discman, Tamagotchi, and Game Boy have … Read more

Cell phones and screens are keeping your kid awake

Story highlights Devices in the bedroom are associated with children losing sleep time and quality, new research says Even children and teens who don’t stay up late online are losing sleep CNN  —  These days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games. For children … Read more

Winners of the ‘Oscars of watches’ on show at Dubai

The winners of this year’s “Oscars of watchmaking” have been chosen, with a wide range of time pieces recognized for their engineering perfection and eye-catching design. An industry jury chose the world’s best watches in fifteen different categories including sports, jewellery and travel time watch, with the awards presented by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de … Read more

Flying a sports car with wings

Tampa, Florida (CNN) — When it comes to piloting a plane, I have zero experience. In fact, I’ve never even considered attempting it. Nevertheless, as we swoop over Florida’s Tampa Bay on a gorgeous November morning, I enthusiastically take over the controls of the ICON A5, a two-seater amphibious plane that looks like a sports … Read more