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Our Best Beauty Secrets: Make Your Skin Glow With Vaseline

How do models pop up looking perfectly dewy and fresh-faced on the runways – coming off of no sleep and back-to-back shows? They get a little help …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

13-year-old builds working nuclear fusion reactor

Not many 13-year-olds would describe themselves as an "amateur nuclear scientist." That's precisely what Jamie Edwards calls himself. When most kids his age are off playing video games, Edwards stays late after school to work on a control panel for a nuclear fusion reactor. He just reached his goal …

Relax. Your delayed Android update isn’t the end of the world

If you have had an Android phone for any length of time, you’ve probably felt the sting of missing or delayed over-the-air (OTA) updates. It seems …

The New Dry Cleaning: This Washing Machine Uses Just A Tiny Bit Of Water

The secret: nylon polymer beads.<p>Washing machines are more water-efficient than they used to be (the industry standard is about 15 gallons per load). But they’re still a major drain on supplies at a time of rising costs and severe droughts. If we could reduce water use–or even stop using it …

Washing Machines

Spotify's Windows Phone App To Get Updated, Free Version Coming

Music streaming service Spotify’s Windows Phone app is finally getting a refresh later this spring, bringing in some big features that have so far been missing.<p>The update, announced today, will see Spotify’s Radio, Browse and Discover features finally landing on the Windows Phone app — which means …

Line Claims Record Growth Following WhatsApp Outage

Telegram appears to be the early winner of WhatsApp users fleeing following its proposed sale to Facebook and four-hour outage this weekend, but it seems there are also beneficiaries in Asia too.<p>Line, a chat app from Japan that claims 360 million registered global users, says it netted two million …

BlackBerry to offer revamped mobile device management tool

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd plans to launch a new tool for business and government customers to manage mobile devices on their networks, part of a drive by the one-time smartphone pioneer to focus on its profitable enterprise or services business.<p>The company said on Tuesday it would launch …

Change Agents: Toying with the next big idea at Anki

Boris Sofman's company Anki is bent on dominating the coming consumer robotics space<p>SAN FRANCISCO — This is Boris Sofman's idea of fun: bouncing along in a Hummer as it chases a self-driving SUV named Crusher with wheels the size of an NBA player through the forests of Colorado, marveling at how …

Broadcom's new 5G WiFi chip promises up to twice the real-world speed

It's great to have speedy 802.11ac WiFi in a smartphone, but the technology doesn't always live up to the promise; busy hotspots and walls often slow it down. They may not be as much of a problem once Broadcom's new BCM4354 system-on-chip reaches handsets, though. It's the first mobile part to …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo review: Stepdown Samsung smartwatch is a better deal - CNET

MSRP: $199.99<p><b>The Good</b> Samsung's Gear 2 Neo comes with a more attractive price, a feature set that's nearly identical to the more expensive Gear 2, and a lot of bells and whistles including apps, offline music playback, and heart-rate monitoring.<p><b>The Bad</b> Many of the extras don't work as smoothly as …

Gear & Gadgets

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter

The incredible value of constant experimentation.<p>As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe …

Retrogaming

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Coming Soon: An Insulin Pill?

Needle-phobes take note: Scientists take steps toward an alternative<p>Stronger erections. Weight loss. Better sleep. There’s a pill for almost everything and everyone—except for people who take insulin for diabetes. But that could change within the next few years, according to a new paper from the …

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Will This Vending Machine For Burritos Change The Business Of Fast Food?

If Chipotle is Blockbuster, could Burritobox be Redbox?<p>Piping hot tortillas filled with free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, uncured bacon, and cage-free eggs. Cold guacamole and sour cream. Hot sauce. No hormones. No antibiotics. That may sound a lot like Chipotle. In reality, it’s a burrito cooked …

Music Videos

Penn State Students Seek Crowdfunding To Land A Hopping Rover On The Moon

The Lunar Lion is designed to land and then take off again across the surface of the moon.<p>Just before winter break, students at Pennsylvania State University sat in a control room behind a two-foot-thick concrete wall. On the other side of the wall was a cryogenic rocket. As the rocket fired away, …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

The Winged House by K2LD Architects

Located in the tropical climate of Singapore, The Winged House takes the stage in its neighborhood by using unusual and global elements in its …

Architecture

Hundreds of Matchsticks Arranged Into Flammable World Map

Barcelona-based artists Javier Jabalera and Mon Castel worked in collaboration with 3D Neighbors to create this interactive project entitled <i>Everything is Ending</i>. The pair worked together to build the flammable design because, Jabalera explains, “We were thinking of the best way to say goodbye to …

Tokyoflash Kisai X Acetate Limited Edition Watch With Smoked Mineral Crystal Lens

<b>Tokyoflash Kisai X</b> comes in limited edition with acetate material, it’s the newer version of the old Tokyoflash Kisai X LED watch. It still features …