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How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

University of Florida

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

Robotic Exoskeletons Are Here, And They’re Changing Lives

Meet a paraplegic man and the bionic technology that helps him walk again<p>When you think of bionic exoskeleton suits, images of futuristic high-tech super soldiers often come to mind. Think Tom Cruise in this summer’s sci-fi flick <i>Edge Of Tomorrow</i>, or Ripley taking on the queen xenomorph in <i>Aliens</i>. …

More HDB blocks to have solar panels

Apple gets patent to prevent cracked screens by rotating iPhones as they fall

Can science save our iPhones from a big fall?<p>Apple was granted a patent on Tuesday (first reported by <i>AppleInsider</i>) that outlines technology that …

12 3D Printed IKEA Hacks That Will Change Your LIFE

Hacks. They’re kind of a big deal. Not only are they useful, but the best ones are so freakin’ creative (and we’re obviously all about that). You know what else we’re obsessed with? 3D printing. So when we discovered people are creating 3D printed hacks of IKEA products, we were instantly in love …

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Navy Dronifies Ship For Target Practice

No crew for old ships<p>Testing modern naval weapons in a realistic way is tricky. In order to operate properly, ships need a crew, but there are times, like determining whether a new anti-missile weapon actually works, where having people on deck is an unnecessary risk. To square this circle, the …

Formlabs, 3D Systems settle their 3D printing patent battle

3D printing’s rise as an affordable craft did not happen randomly. It coincided with the expiration of the patents issued at the time of its …