The low-power Curie from Intel helps developers quickly prototype a device with turn-key access to Bluetooth, a six-axis sensor with gyroscope and accelerometer and the 32-bit SOC Quark micro-controller.
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The researchers say it could be caused by a type of fungal toxin. Kawasaki disease afflicts about 12,000 children per year in Japan. It causes rash and a swollen tongue, and often a high fever. When severe
This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog. I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me: In pretty much all of my childhood
You're gonna want to steer clear of this CUPID. The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "stun copter," can deliver 80,000 volts of pure projectile terror directly into the skin of an ill-intentioned
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That sort of painful, sort of bittersweet, sort of wistful feeling you get looking out the window or driving at night or listening to a far-off train whistle? There's a word for that in Japanese. Few us
The reptiles can stick to wet surfaces that are water resistant, study says. Scientists have long known that geckos can scurry up walls, Spider-Man style. But less well understood is how these reptiles
It fools prey into thinking it's not even there. Is it using some kind of never-before-seen chemical camouflage? The pirate perch, Aphredoderus sayanus, is a very strange creature: it's a small fish, 5.5
Stereo photogrammetry will tell engineers if a tree falls in the forest. Stereo photogrammetry is a process used to determine the strain on a certain structure, which is why it was used to investigate
Got a twitch in your eyelid, arm, or leg? Wondering where the hell it comes from and how to get rid of it? Answers within. Involuntary muscle twitches are exceedingly common and yet not very well understood.
A University of Georgia team tinkered with the genes of Pyrococcus furiosus, and the new breed is hungry for the smoggy stuff. To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to
This one's made of carbon, and it's super absorbent, too! Check out this contender for the title of "world's lightest solid." To demonstrate just how light it is, Zhejiang University in China, where the