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Sundance Film Festival's shorts lineup an inventive, diverse field

Donkeys who stare, salesmen who pester, filmmakers who prod, killers who smile and kids who run wild are just a few of the weird, wacky and wonderful ideas that drive the indefinable 66 that fill this year's shorts program at the<p>Sundance Film Festival.<p>With technology making it relatively …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

Here’s what to expect from augmented reality in 2014

Like mobile payments, augmented reality apps have so far been the type of thing that’s great in theory, less great in execution.<p>2013, however, might have turned that around. Or at least that’s what Ambarish Mitra, cofounder and CEO of augmented reality company Blippar, argues. With devices like …

Biotech Firm: We Will 3D Print A Human Liver In 2014

2014 could be a landmark year for an amazing medical technology: human organs built by 3D printers.<p>San Diego biotech firm Organovo promises that its "bioprinting" technology will successfully print a human liver by the end of 2014, the company told Computerworld's Lucas Mearian.<p>Mearian reports:<p>Like …

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Smart Eyelashes and Fingernails: The Next Wave of Wearable Tech

<b>It was crowded on the sidewalks in Hong Kong</b>. Early morning commuters, shoulders tightly pressed against the strangers walking next to them, moved in …

Interview: Jeff McCallum

San Diego-based surfboard shaper Jeff McCallum creates functional works of art. With humble beginnings sweeping and boxing boards for other shapers, he has worked his way up to top of his craft. Blending retro-inspired shapes with modern color palettes and a serious commitment to craftsmanship, …

The shadow genome: why DNA isn't destiny

Epigenetics is changing the way scientists look at genetic inheritance<p>How does a mother’s weight-loss surgery affect her child’s risk of obesity? It’s a question scientists have been struggling with since a Laval University study published in April, which looked at children born to mothers who’d …

NASA and SpaceX in talks to lease Kennedy Space Center launchpad

NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX have begun negotiations to lease a launch facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, following a battle for the location between a handful of companies including one owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. That space, Launch Complex 39A, has been highly sought after …

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Animation Brings Unreleased Tupac Interview To Life

Tupac Shakur reflects on his life and predicts his own death in this animation from PBS’s Blank on Blank.<p>Even before his untimely death at age 25 in 1996, Tupac Shakur was a legend. The Harlem-born rapper is one of the top-selling artists in the world; as of 2010, 75 million of his albums have sold …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Space Travel

Andy Serkis' ANIMAL FARM to Start Shooting in 2014

Sundance Film Fesival 2014 Midnight Movie Lineup

UK Home Office adds formal ban on 3D-printed guns to firearms rules

The UK Home Office has added language to its firearms rules, making clear that it's generally illegal to make, own, or sell 3D-printed guns. A revised version of its licensing policies says that guns like the Liberator, designed by Defense Distributed and released to the world in May, are covered …

These Are the 30 People Under 30 Changing the World

<b>Age</b>: 29 <b><br>About:</b> Humans of New York <b><br>Follow</b>: @humansofny<p>Brandon Stanton is the brain behind storytelling blog turned New York Times bestseller, “Humans of …

BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month, growing '2 times as fast as Dropbox'

On Nov. 5, BitTorrent Sync, the free “private cloud” solution to syncing files between your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, hit one million users. Today, the company announced that it has hit two million users.<p>And the company says it’s growing twice as fast as Dropbox.<p>BitTorrent Sync is …

A Humble Cabin In The Desert Becomes An Art Phenom

Mirrors, LED lighting, and Arduino programming turn a 70-year-old home into a contemporary work of art.<p>There is a great history of artists and architects messing with houses. In the ’70s, Gordon Matta-Clark famously took a saw to a New Jersey home and split it in two. More recently, Detroit …

Online black market members hunt down $100 million in bitcoins, blame site owners for theft

Users of online underground bazaar Sheep Marketplace are trying to figure out who got away with $5 million, $40 million, or even $100 million worth of bitcoins from the site — and whether it might be the owners themselves. Yesterday, Reddit user CrazeeFruito posted a message from the front page of …

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

Pencil: A Tool That Lets You Think With Your Hands

Remember when we talked about that iPad app called Paper, from FiftyThree, that lets you sketch, draw diagrams and illustrations, and take notes? …

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

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This Airplane Seat Shapeshifts To Your Body

Morph could make the economy class experience just a little more comfortable. Unfortunately, they can’t do anything about the guy drooling on your shoulder.<p>Flying economy is an unforgiving experience. Unless you want to shell out for extra legroom, the only shot you’ve got at controlling your own …

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Goldee Light Controller Redefines How We Interact with Light

Goldee today revealed the <b>Goldee Light Controller</b> – a reinvention of the light switch that redefines how people interact with light. Goldee translates …

Silk Road Founder's Diary is Incredible

Details of an online journal belonging to Ross Ulbricht — the man US authorities suspect of running Silk Road, the recently-busted online marketplace for illicit goods — have surfaced as evidence for his trial, and boy do they make for some reading.<p>Evidence already suggests that Ulbricht ordered at …