More than thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, a crumbling concrete and lead shelter called the “sarcophagus” that spared Europeans from fatal radioactive fallout has been replaced—by an even larger, more immense steel structure known as the New Safe Confinement. Effectively a giant steel arch that’s 275 meters wide, the shield fits over the original protective structure at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s fourth reactor. The original construction was hurriedly built by the Soviets in the wake of the 1986 catastrophe, but not before a toxic radioactive…

‘AirSelfie’ is a pocket-sized portable flying camera designed to fit in your phone case. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Kickstarter, Inventions, Tech, and Gadgets View original article at Mashable

Joseph and a pregnant Mary; the Three Wise Men who follow the stars; a baby Jesus born in the manger. Scenes from the Biblical nativity have been a traditional staple on Christmas cards. But one charity group decided to give the journey to Bethlehem a different twist this year. Doctors of the World, an NGO providing medical care to vulnerable people worldwide, hopes that its alternative Christmas cards, wherein classic nativity scenes are superimposed on images depicting conflicts in the Middle East, can remind the public of the…

It looks like Apple will win this fight between Goliaths In a case of financial giants versus technology giant, Australia’s consumer watchdog released a draft decision Tuesday indicating it would deny a request from some of Australia’s top banks to negotiate collectively with Apple over mobile payments. SEE ALSO: Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus looks like a futuristic, solar-powered fortress in new drone video “While the ACCC accepts that the opportunity for the banks to collectively negotiate and boycott would place them in a better bargaining position with Apple, the…

Imagine. There you are, comfortable in your lounge pants. Lounging in your lounge. Suddenly in the distance you hear a buzzing. Quiet at first, then louder View original article at Hack A Day

A new drone video reveals Apple’s $5b mothership is nearly complete. Most of the walls and solar panels are in place for Apple Campus 2 and it appears to be on-track for the 2017 move in date. View original article at Daily Mail Online

What will the iPhone 8 look like? Apple might not even know yet. Apple is reportedly testing “more than 10 prototypes” of the iPhone 8, according to The Wall Street Journal. SEE ALSO: Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus looks like a futuristic, solar-powered fortress in new drone video The Journal claims its checks with display suppliers suggest next year’s flagship iPhone could come with a curved screen with greater resolution than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The curved screen echoes a Barclays Research note that reported the iPhone 8…

Would-be spies don’t need a CIA budget to have fun, thanks to the SKEYE Nano 2 FPV, a tiny camera drone that measures just 1.6inches on each side and weighs 0.42 ounces – and costs $99. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Anyone flying their drone in a restricted area that saw a security guard prepping the DroneGun would probably think their life was about to come to a messy end. But luckily this badass bazooka-like contraption isn’t anywhere near as destructive as it looks. The post This humongous beast of an anti-drone gun isn’t quite as nasty as it looks appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Drones are expected to sell in huge numbers this holiday season, with the choice of affordable options ever greater than last year. In a bid to promote safe flying, the FAA has just released a short video with some helpful advice for new pilots. The post Getting a new drone this holiday season? The FAA has made a video just for you appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends