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A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Hungry mealworms can recycle Styrofoam trash - Futurity

Mealworms can live on a diet of Styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene, studies show. Could they eat the 2.5 billion plastic foam cups we toss each …

Breakthrough rectenna converts light into DC current

Rectifying antennas – "rectennas" – are used as parasitic power capture devices that absorb radio frequency (RF) energy and convert it into usable …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Biology

Wasp turns spider into web-building zombie slave before killing it

Like a mindless zombie controlled by a menacing overlord, the spider scampers back and forth, reinforcing its silky web. Not long from now, the …

Insects

This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

Costasiella kuroshimae, known commonly as Leaf Sheep, is an ocean-dwelling grazer that “steals” photosynthesizing chloroplasts from the food it eats …

This 'Swiss Army Knife of jackets' just raised nearly $1.7 million on Kickstarter

The product has been called the Swiss Army knife of jackets and over $1.6 million has been donated (with 41 days left) to get it off the ground.<p>The jacket comes in a number of styles, like a sweatshirt, windbreaker, bomber, and blazer, but it's what underneath that really makes it special. The …

Crowd Funding

This New Medical Device Can Improve Healing Rates by 30%

It tricks skin cells into behaving much younger than they are.<p>A new medical device that can accelerate the body's capacity to heal wounds by up to 30 …

The discovery of “buckyballs” in space solves a 100-year-old mystery

Today we can genetically engineer life and stitch atoms together to create new chemicals. Yet, we still don’t know how life started a few billion years ago on Earth. One hint is that it got help from outer space, where some molecules seeded life on Earth.<p>One such molecule implicated in the …

Universe

Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification

Could a modernist food technique create a new, less wasteful way to package water? Appliance Science looks at the curious chemistry of spherification.<p>I just drank a cup of water. Nothing unusual there, but this was without a cup or other container. Instead, the water was held in a clear, edible …

Mellow – The Electric Drive that fits under every Skateboard

from the <i>Mellow</i> headquarters in Hamburg. After years of dreaming, engineering and prototyping we are now proud to launch <i>Mellow</i> – The Endless Ride.</i> …

EVOL Ultra Slim Modular iPhone Case (video)

iPhone owners looking for a modular iPhone case may be interested in EVOL, an iPhone case that has been created to provide an ultra slim modular …

Gloveone: Feel Virtual Reality

We are proud to present one of the most cutting edge devices in virtual reality. Up until now, most developments within the industry have been …

'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for old cellphone batteries

Better Re hasn't exactly <i>smashed</i> through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener side of things. The idea is that the Better Re will repurpose the battery from your old smartphone (so …

U.S. Army To Use Kickstarter Crowd Funded Hoverbikes (video)

During the Paris Air Show last week, Malloy Aeronautics the company behind the Kickstarter hoverbike project that is capable of carrying a …

Gloveone – Feel Virtual Reality

Video4Comments<p>$230 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>5<p>What if you could feel Virtual Reality? Gloveone lets you use both hands to sense & interact with virtual …

Virtual Reality

Neoring is a magnetic phone mount…for your hand

Smartphone stands and mounts come in all forms: round balls that rest on a table top, tripods for almost-anything positioning, magnets that slide …

Firestarter Paracord Bracelet & Keychain Raises Over $100,000 On Kickstarter (video)

Bomber Barrel has created a new Firestarter Paracord Bracelet and Carabiner Paracord Keychain they have launched over on the Kickstarter website, …

UNITY 24-Bit iOS Headphones Equipped With Lightning Connector (video)

Press Play has unveiled a new pair of iOS headphones called Unity that provide 24-bit sound and are equipped with an integrated Lightning …

This gravity-defying toy leverages a weird aerodynamic shape to fly over 200 feet

Baseballs, footballs, and Frisbees are what most people grab for a quick game of catch, but pretty soon the world will have another toy to toss …

Cool Stuff

The Baron Shave Kit – Remastering The Wet Shave

Ditch your cheap disposable cartridge razors and shave in style. Invest in a Baron Shave Kit. Gentlemen, it’s time for an upgrade! The Baron Shave …

Men's Fashion

New Technique Uses Regenerative Capacity of Stem Cells to Eliminate HIV

Scientists at UCLA have developed a new technique that harnesses the regenerative capacity of stem cells to generate an immune response to HIV, …

Medicine

Stem cell researchers reveal genetic blueprint for cartilage

Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people’s ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy bones — two …

Genetics

USC Stem Cell researchers poke around for blood genes

Even though the transplantation of blood stem cells, also known as bone marrow, has saved many lives over many decades, the genes that control the …

Paralyzed Camp Hill man picked for new stem cell surgery

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – Brandon Lyons, 25, is one of only four people in the nation to be picked for a neural stem cell transplantation.<p>The Camp Hill …

Last Word Archive

13 December 2017<p>Why do I, or any other human, get sore and cracked heels? I understand it's less common in men than women – presumably this is down …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

Clean Energy

This Transparent Solar Cell Could Make Every Window A Power Source

Written by John Vibes at trueactivist.com<p>A new transparent solar cell that could be used as a window was recently developed by researchers at …

It's basically impossible to stain this white button-down shirt

One startup, Dropel Fabrics, wants to eliminate that feeling forever.<p>Using nanotechnology, the company has created a completely unstainable fabric that can be used in shirts, jackets, or anything else in danger of discoloration.<p>Though it may seem like magic, it's not — it's science!<p>The shirt is …

Clothing