Travis Charlow

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Robot subs beam the oceans to your homes

OpenROV is a simple submarine designed to explore the deep for little cost. In the first in our Future Thinking: Next Generation series, OpenROV founder David Lang explains how his creation may help a new generation get excited about our oceans.<p>Ocean exploration is no longer the preserve of a few …

Ocean Exploration

The thinking, breathing buildings on the horizon

Our cities of smooth stone and steel may become more like floating forests – with buildings that can think and breathe and cool themselves, says architect Philip Beesley.<p>Mankind is rethinking how we build the structures we live and work in – and that, in turn, is changing the way our cities look …

Abu Dhabi

Does coffee really sober you up when drunk?

It’s an appealing idea that caffeine can cancel out the effects of too much alcohol. Sadly, studies reveal it is not that straightforward.<p>A few years ago I went to a play at my local theatre with some friends. My husband arrived late and a little jolly, having been to his office Christmas lunch and …

Alcohol

3D printing powered by thought

Imagine if you could print objects just by thinking about them. Camila Ruz visits one company to see whether this is far-fetched dream or a real possibility.<p>It’s definitely not a bird. Nor is it a plane. The garish orange piece of plastic, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, could pass for …

Brainwaves

Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050

With global cities swelling and car use soaring, how will our existing transport systems cope? Ryan Chin at the MIT Media Lab looks at sustainable alternatives that we could see on the streets by 2050.<p>What is the future of urban mobility? By 2050 there could be 2.5bn cars roaming the planet and …

Carbon Emissions

The mile-high building is coming

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including misguided cancer metaphors, a breakthrough that could radically change skylines and FAQs about FAQs.<p>I have cancer, but don’t call me brave<br>Luke Allnutt | One Eyed Dog | 19 June 2013<br>Cancer lends itself to military metaphors. Sufferers “fight” …

Carbon Fiber

How pearls get their round shape

We know how oysters make pearls, but how can they be perfectly spherical? A new theory says their remarkable structure allows them to naturally rotate in the shell.<p>One of the most beautiful and impressive of the many and varied defence mechanisms that occur in nature is the creation of pearls – …

Does chewing gum take seven years to digest?

As children we’re told not to swallow gum, because it will lie in your stomach for ages. Claudia Hammond chews over the evidence to find out if this is true.<p>Imagine if you swallowed a piece of gum in the summer of 2006. George W Bush was still in the White House. Twitter had yet to be launched. …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Fold Review

With an interesting premise for a puzzle game, <i>Fold</i> is rather promising, but do expect to pay the $0.99 to unlock the full game. If nothing else, …

Top iPhone apps on sale for June 27th

We find the best deals on iPhone apps on sale to save you money daily. Our special technology filters the promotions to present you with only top …

Apple’s iOS 7 cable authentication cracked - appPicker

Screnshot of YouTube video<p>Apple’s lightning cables are a bit different from the previous 30-pin cables as they include an encryption chip that means …

Personal Assistant App Donna Goes Live, With Better Battery Performance And Instant Uber Requests

Personal assistant app Donna is ready to help simplify users’ lives, and is being launched on the Apple App Store today to do just that. With the general release also comes a few new features, like instantly hailing an Uber or sending email notifications to people you’re meeting to tell them that …

Leaked Details Of Facebook’s New Chat Rooms Feature

Facebook has built a new feature codenamed “Host Chat” that lets people set up chat rooms their friends can join without an invitation, a source familiar with the feature tells us. I’ve contacted Facebook and it confirms it has begun testing this feature in the wild. Reminiscent of the old AOL chat …

Google Glass: UK public test the eyewear - video

Members of the UK public try out augmented eyewear Google Glass prior to its sale in early 2014. Google's new technological project allows users to …

Apple not allowed to add Galaxy S4 in ongoing Samsung dispute, plans to file new lawsuit

Back in May, Apple was attempting to add Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 as an infringing device in its ongoing, second major patent dispute with Samsung in California. It was also claiming that Samsung infringed two Siri related patents with the device’s Google Now voice assistant feature. Now, …

Whale of a win: Environmental victory protects whales from noise pollution

Michael Jasny, director of the NRDC Marine Mammal Project, contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>Here’s a recipe …

To cut pollution, install green power in the coal belt

Pricing to air pollution suggests solar is more profitable in Ohio than Arizona.<p>Proponents of renewable energy technology are often the first to …

In the year 2050, what energy source will we use to power our vehicles?

Standing at the gas pump, watching the fuel counter creep up as the money meter races along, you can't help thinking there's got to be a better way. …

Oil & Gas Industry

10 Amazing Green Cities

While it's debatable whether Oz's Emerald City meets the criteria for being an amazing "green" city, many real cities around the world make the grade …

Go green to profit from environmental change

GO GREEN, get rich. Firms that become environmentally friendly will profit the most.<p>“Companies that adapt quickest to the new environmental realities …

Big environmental footprints: 21 percent of homes account for 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions

Energy conservation in a small number of households could go a long way to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, scientists are reporting. Their study …

Printed solar cells as easy to produce as t-shirts!

Australia is really taking the initiative in alternative energy production. The latest news is that a consortium of Australian researchers have …