Air travel may one day look very different. The UK tech company Centre for Process Innovation has released some images of what they hope will soon replace windows onboard commercial aircraft: Massive, hi-def, OLED screens that show passengers inside the planes what’s happening outside. And because the images inside are digital projections, pesky view obstructions like wings, engines or airplane parts would not be viewable. Other than looking awesome, the screens also have an practical purpose. They are made of super lightweight material that would allow individual seats to be wider and reduce the weight of the plane, dramatically lowering fuel costs. The vision could be a reality within the next 10 years ... Discuss

Over the summer, Google developed a new algorithm that rather grandly promised to eradicate child pornography from the Internet.

That might sound impossible, but it’s already led authorities to make at least one arrest, after the software tracked down a Texas man who was sending pictures of child sex abuse over email. Read More

I have a confession to make: I love my iPhone.

We are constant companions, attached at the hip, from morning to night. Even as I try to power down after a hectic day, it is close by, within easy reach for an update. I sleep with one eye on it, wondering what I might be missing. Read More

For decades, Larry Hester has been blind because of a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In this video from the Duke Eye Center, Mr. Hester receives a “retinal prosthesis”—sort of a bionic eye—that allows a surgically implanted stimulator to interact with a pair of special sensor glasses, giving him the ability to see light. Though his vision isn’t completely restored, the procedure allows him to internally see flashes of light when the external sensors pick up brightness. Watching Larry experience light for the first time in 30 years—and his family witness the moment—is pretty touching ... Discuss

Time will only tell whether or not Mark Zuckerberg's invention saved or doomed friendships as we know them, but there's no denying the dude's charitable spirit. He just did the globe a huge favor by donating $25 million to Ebola research. To date, Ebola has killed more than 4,400 people in west Africa, and the full extent of the outbreak has yet to be fully realized. But the Center for Disease Control is doing what they can to stem the tide, and Zuckerberg's contribution will certainly help. "We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn't spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome" ... Discuss

A new analysis of more than 96 million Tweets found that self-identified atheist Tweet more—and have more followers—than users who identify as Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist living in the United States. And though the research team found that members of each group were most likely to Tweet to people who believe like themselves, users across all of the belief systems regularly discussed similar life topics like “work,” “love” and being “happy.” One of the report’s authors told Religion News Service that the findings showed that, “Human beings are not that different no matter who you believe in. People still care a lot about our daily lives; that is quite similar. Love, good life, we care about the world, we care about other people” ... Discuss