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FOVE Uses Eye Tracking To Make Virtual Reality More Immersive

FOVE wants to ramp up by the virtual reality experience by creating the world’s first consumer-oriented headmount display to use eye tracking. The Tokyo-based startup was founded by CEO Yuka Kojima and CTO Lochlainn Wilson and is launching today on the Disrupt SF stage.<p>Fove’s name comes from the …

There’s Water In The Air, And We’re Getting Closer To Figuring Out How To Grab It

Eole Water is taking the age-old idea of fog harvesting and jolting it with a power boost to make water.<p>In dry, remote regions of the world, fog-harvesting is sometimes the best option for getting water. When groundwater is too deep to drill for, and lakes and rivers are too far away, it’s easier …

Before there were none

What was it like to witness a flock of passenger pigeons flying overhead? What did this spectacle look and sound like? Start by imagining a murmuration of starlings multiplied by a thousand times ...<p>The passenger pigeon was driven to extinction (by people, of course) one hundred years and two days …

Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a<p>NASAspacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection.<p>What makes this footage particularly intriguing, said solar physicist Alex Young, is watching the …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From August 2014

From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in August.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Photo Sphere Camera (Google)<p>Google introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera …

Jennifer Lawrence and Other Celebs Hacked as Nude Photos Circulate on the Web

<b>Latest coverage of the celebrity hacking scandal:</b><p>Apple's response: Tim Cook promises extra iCloud security. Will it work?The law: How the photo …

Apple’s ‘iWatch’ Reportedly at ‘Engineering Verification Test’ Stage, Components in Production

Apple’s ‘iWatch” has reportedly reached the “engineering verification test” (EVT) stage of development, and is likely to beginning shipping in 2015, …

5 Facts About Camouflage In The First World War

posters<p><i>1.</i> Camouflage was most commonly used on guns and vehicles<p>posters<p>Concealment is the most common camouflage technique. It is achieved by …

Military History

Apple's Reversible USB-Lightning Cable Unlikely for iPhone 6, but New Adapter Possible

Amid rumors of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector and a redesigned power adapter from Apple, third-party vendor Moca.co is claiming that while the adapter may be ready for launch alongside the iPhone 6 next month, Apple is not yet ready to debut its new Lightning cable. Moca.co …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Sleep

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

iPhone 6 Screen Resolution Broken Down In Detail

Long-time Apple reporter John Gruber has taken on the issue of the iPhone 6 this weekend with a detailed analysis on the potential screen resolutions of Apple’s upcoming smartphones. Basing his thoughts on the existing data, with a little bit of theory and examination of Apple’s historical trends …

How to See the Future In Kids’ Drawings

Give a kid a pencil, and she’ll draw a blob – but pretty soon that shape will start to have a face and body. Stick drawings are an easy way to monitor cognitive development, and a new study finds a link between the ability to draw well and intelligence years later.<p>Rosalind Arden, a cognitive …

Drawing

Shakespeare Invented 1,700 Of Our Everyday Words

“All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players: / They have their exits and their entrances; / And one man in his time plays …

15 Words And Phrases You're Probably Saying Incorrectly

Whatever the reason, we've bastardized parts of the English language.<p>The 15 word and phrases below often come out incorrectly. Let's set the record straight.<p><b>1. For all "intents and purposes" — not for all "intensive purposes"</b><p>If you say "for all intensive purposes," you mean "for all these very …

Language

Fire in Space Looks Like a Flickering Jellyfish

NASA just released this video of a flame in microgravity, and it's crazy.<p>Nope, that's not a translucent jellyfish floating in the deep ocean. It's actually a tiny fireball in space. Astronauts are igniting droplets of fuel to learn more about how soot forms and how different mixtures of fuel burn …

Spotify's Serendipty is a World Map of Shared Songs

If listeners in Russia and Australia are listening to "Fancy" simultaneously, Spotify's map will tell you.<p>With 40 million users, Spotify is bound to be streaming the same song to at least two people simultaneously. Now you can see that song sharing play out with Serendipity, a map that shows the …

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Engineers develop damage-detecting 'skin' for airplanes

Modern aircraft require lots of ground checks to ensure they're safe to fly, but researchers at BAE Systems believe they've found new hi-tech way to minimize that down time. Using tens of thousands of micro-sensors, the aerospace giant has developed a new type of "smart skin" that can detect damage …

Apple's two iPhone 6 models shown off in another possible Foxconn leak

Supposedly leaked shots from within Foxconn detail specific dimensions.<p>Just like last year's iPhone 5S and 5C, there have been numerous parts floating around that may or may not be (but probably are) the iPhone 6. The latest comes from French Apple blog <i>iGen</i>, which has posted shots of what appears …

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

12 Clever Ideas for a Better, Cleaner Water Pump

Cheap and reliable diesel pumps are the go-to tool for irrigation on farms in rural India. But diesel costs have been rising in recent yearsand so has concern over greenhouse gases. To address both problems, Greenpeace has issued a challenge to desi

Mechanical Objects With One and Only One Purpose: To Hold Themselves Up

Cavity Mechanism #14 w/ Glass Dome (2014)<p>San Francisco-based artist Dan Grayber specializes in creating mechanical objects that are intricately …

1. Separate Focus And Exposure Points

One of the easiest ways to improve your iPhone photos is to properly expose your image at the moment of capture. While you can always make …

Mobile Photography

Found: Traces of Some of the Oldest Stars in the Universe

Japanese scientists have discovered a star they believe to be made from the remnants of one of the oldest stars in the universe—and one that was more than 100 times more massive than the sun.<p><b>Astronomers have found evidence</b> of one of the very first stars. Not only that, but this star also had a …

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