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Modified

Using modified bicycle parts for drive components and two 18-volt-screwdrivers as engines, the EX, designed by Nils Ferber, accelerates its driver up to 30 km/h.

Life on Mars

Above the trees

Will we ever… communicate telepathically?

There’s tantalising evidence that technology could one day allow us to transmit thoughts telepathically between two brains. The question is how far can we go?<p>In a lab at Harvard Medical School, a man is using his mind to wag a rat’s tail<b>.</b> To send his command, he merely glances at a strobe light …

A drone in every home

Our pick of the week’s science and technology stories, including the Bitcoin bubble, domestic drones and what makes smart people do stupid things.<p>The Bitcoin bubble and the future of currency<br>Felix Salmon | Medium<br>The price of Bitcoin went exponential and bounced around at crazy levels. “Bitcoin is …

Shrinking the toaster for today’s tiny kitchens

The toaster is a much-loved kitchen staple – but it can take up a lot of space in small, cramped kitchens. In the fifth of BBC Future’s Imagineering redesigns, a London team transforms the breakfast basic.<p>We have a Scottish inventor called Alan MacMasters to thank for the electric appliance that …

Product Design

Robot truck platoons roll forward

Convoys of wireless-linked semi-autonomous vehicles could soon be hitting our roads, giving drivers a chance to put their feet up on the morning commute.<p>Imagine cruising down a three-lane highway and rounding a bend to find four trucks rolling along in single-file. They are all traveling close …

Tour de France

Best science and technology pictures of the week

The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – featuring flu scares, robot surgery and parts of the planet untouched by modern life.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Cars in flight, active volcanoes and an enormous tarantula<p>Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts<p>The …

Can technology reduce our need to sleep?

Our pick of the week’s science and technology stories, including the search for sleep cures, why Facebook won’t install a Dislike button and medical crises on planes.<p>A beginner’s guide to immortality<br>Venkatesh Rao | Ribbonfarm | 10 April 2013<br>“Human life is like walking into a movie halfway through, …

Nasa Ladee mission: Solving a Moon mystery

Nasa's Ladee mission is part of a resurgence of interest in the Moon and it is all down to the fact that we barely understand our cosmic neighbour.<p>You would be forgiven for thinking that America lost interest in the Moon forty years ago, in December 1972, when Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan left …

Aquarium Sculptors Create Coral For Conservation Awareness

Most aquarium visitors are there to see sharks, sea turtles, fish and other marine life. But at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, there's another star attraction: Coral.<p>The Aquarium's Blacktip Reef exhibit will open later this summer, and give visitors a look at an Indo-Pacific coral reef. But …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2013 Jun 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Tor Even Mathisen; Music: Per Wollen; Vocals: Silje Beate Nilssen http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130609.html http://vimeo.com/16917950 Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun peaking at its eleven year maximum in aurora-triggering activity, it is exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which impact Earth's magnetosphere and trigger Earthly auroras. In late 2010, the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras were captured above Tromsø, Norway. Curtains of auroral light, usually green, flow, shimmer and dance as energetic particles fall toward the Earth and excite atoms of air high up in the Earth's atmosphere. There may even be opportunities to see auroras tonight, as recent solar explosions have triggered numerous aurora sightings over the past few days. http://vimeo.com/tittentem Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130609 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0609

Rock towers and Milky Way

Rock pile towers against a backdrop of the night sky in Rye, New Hampshire.<p>Jared Blash took this photo on the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean near …