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How 3-D Printing Can Help To Cure Cancer

This 3-D printer can print living tumors, and the technology may revolutionize the treatment of cancer.<p>When scientists test drugs on cancer cells, they do so in the two-dimensional confines of the Petri dish. If the drug being tested works well, the next stage is to shift to the 3-D environment and …

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes

A new microscope can be printed on a flat piece of paper and assembled with a few extra components in less than 10 minutes. All the parts to make it …

The gadget that turns water into wine

Creators of ‘The Miracle Machine’ say it will allow users to create wine from scratch using tap water and a sachet of ingredients. Is it too good to be true?<p>A pair of California-based entrepreneurs have created a kitchen gadget which, they claim, is capable of turning water into high-quality …

Tap Water

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Stephen Hawking might have just lost himself a bet. Again.<p>The famed physicist has written in a new paper that "there are no black holes" - despite …

Why buy a drone when this $30 Bluetooth chip can make your paper airplane fly?

I loved flying the Parrot AR Drone with my iPhone(s aapl) or iPad Air. I didn’t love the $299 price tag, although I’ll admit, it’s probably worth it …

Computer programmer cracks secrets of films' dodgy code

<b>If sci-fi fans knew that the code that reboots a space station in the movie Elysium is actually taken from an Intel processor manual, they might be less than impressed.</b><p>And Iron Man's exploits seem slightly disappointing when you know that code in his visor is for a Lego computer.<p>They are among …

Wikipedia

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

More science of Ripper Street

I thought the first series of the BBC’s ‘CSI:Whitechapel’ did a great job of representing Victorian science and medicine and the second series has maintained the same high standard…<p>Smoke away your asthma!<p>Using cigarettes to cure asthma sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s a tradition that stretches …

Brown Dwarfs Racked By Planet-Sized Storms Of Molten Iron

A survey of brown dwarfs finds they're apt to have violent weather.<p>Brown dwarfs may be cooler than stars like our sun, but that doesn't mean they're less dramatic. New data suggest that most—maybe all—brown dwarfs are home to enormous, planet-sized storms that rain molten iron, hot sand, or salts. …

Get ready for a crash at the Milky Way’s core

A mysterious gas cloud with three times Earth’s mass is spiraling toward the supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way galaxy. Expect to …

Black Holes

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

Nature Communications

Why is the Solar System Flat?

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

Photography

The Versatile, Affordable 5-in-1 Reflector Kit

Seasoned photographers understand the importance of convenience and versatility; when you have to haul, unload, and set up everything you need for a …

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult …

The great pinhole camera comeback

You can do a lot with a cardboard box. Make a fort. Make a Halloween costume. Or how about turning it into a camera? Designer Kelly Angood did just that, and ended up creating a pinhole camera that has taken off thanks to a crowdfunding campaign that went viral.<p>In April, Angood launched a …

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. …

Tips for Landscape Photography in Exotic Places

Tips for Landscape Photography in Exotic Places - 5 tips for planning your trip so you can bring great landscape photos home.

Landscape Photography

Startup Turns Animated GIFs Into ‘Moving’ Lenticular Prints

Lenticular printing has been around for ages as a commercial gimmick, producing untold hordes of postcards, luggage tags and other novelties with …

Photoshop tips Using the - Blend If Feature

Photoshop tips - Using the - Blend if feature - Photoshop tips, using layers and blending to replace a sky with a new sky.

Self-repairing running shoes 3D printed from biological cells

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/11/3d-printed-trainers-synthetic-biology-protocells-shamees-aden-wearable-futures/<p>A London designer and researcher has …

3D printing pen lets surgeons draw cells on damaged bones, speeding recovery

A “bio pen” that allows surgeons to draw layers of healing cells on damaged bones and cartilage is closer to entering clinical trials after its …

Is the Universe a Hologram?

Researchers in Japan have taken another step toward supporting the theory that our universe is a hologram.<p>Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University …

Can Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Compete With Electric Cars?

Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered vehicles.<p>Three automakers--Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota--will offer fuel-cell cars to consumers by the end of 2015, albeit in …

Natural Gas

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …