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Is volatile fuel used in racing cars a new power source for ships? | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions.<p>From next year, shipping firms will have to cut polluting sulphur emissions in vessels going to …

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Neurology

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

mashed potatoes

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Birds

Micro Grill

Micro is a portable microwave that doubles up as a grill as well. Hectic lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits and laziness has forced us to rethink …

Solar Powered Laptop

We see solar paneled backpacks enjoying much success, so if we push the boundaries of innovative thinking then is the solar powered laptop too much …

Electro-Acupressure Smart Series by Acufirst

<b>SMART series</b> are not just ordinary gadget, it combines technology of Electro-Acupressure and smart control functions in slim and stylish designed …

Hank Bought A Bus Project Transformed A School Bus Into A Tiny Living Space

<b>Hank bought a bus</b>, that’s the title of this project but really, Hank did buy a bus and convert it into a mobile tiny living space. As an architecture …

Small Spaces

Unknown Artistic Insect Builds a White Picket Fence to Protect its Nest of Eggs | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer while on vacation in Peru, graduate student Troy Alexander fell in love with the Amazon rainforest, and on his return asked an …

Soft Light : Flexible Light That You Can Squeeze Into Almost Anywhere

Simon Frambach has designed a flexible light that you can install almost anywhere. <b>Soft Light</b> is soft and flexible, made of foamed polyurethane with …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

Bluetooth-powered Dice+ now available for digital gaming

Digital game die Dice+ is finally available to purchase. Announced last year, the six-sided die features LED lights and uses Bluetooth to speak directly to your tablet or smartphone. In practice, this means you can play a handful of iOS and Android board games by rolling a die. Right now the number …

DICE+ digital gaming cubes now shipping

After a year's wait, DICE+ is finally shipping its Bluetooth game die. The chance cube is available for $40 in the US, and €40 ($53) in many other parts of the world. While the selection of compatible Android and iPad games is limited to a handful of party and strategy titles, the developer kit …

The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>It’s an uncomfortable truth. Technology can improve teaching.<p>What is most interesting to me about the …

Plated, The Startup That Delivers Fresh Ingredients To Your Door, Launches In SF

With the advent of online shopping and Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, humans are growing ever willing to pay for convenience and walk less.<p>In the wake of this phenomenon, Plated has risen up out of TechStars accelerator in New York to deliver perfectly proportioned ingredients direct to your home for …

World's thinnest keyboard unveiled by Cambridge tech firm

Company behind technology found in Beats headphones and Nike gadgets plans lightweight add-on for tablets or phones<p>The company behind the technology found in wireless Beats headphones and Nike Running gadget has unveiled the world's thinnest keyboard, with a flexible, wireless touchscreen just half …

Turning Apple TV Into Ouroboros

Apple has been ‘pulling the string’ on the Apple TV for seven years now. Think about that one for a minute: it’s had a set-top box since before the iPhone.<p>During that time, the landscape of online video entertainment has completely changed, largely as a result of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes Store. …

Rough Sketch: "A Snail Could Be Used as a Battery"

Our biofuel cell generates power from glucose sugar in a snail's body. We drill holes through the shell and implant enzyme-coated electrodes in the hemolymph, or snail blood, that naturally collects between the snail's body and shell. Like any battery, ours is based on chemical reactions that …

Algoraves Are The Nerdiest Way To Get Your Dance On

Algorithms make the music, you make the party.<p>Nerds, gather at the dance party! It's time to algorave. Meaning the DJs will be spinning algorithms, not just dropping beats.<p>At an algorave, DJs compose musical algorithms live to create "sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of …

Gray Matter: A Venturi Pump That Shoots Fire

A pump that goes from blow to suck with no moving parts<p>When you blow air across the top of a straw dipped in soda, liquid rises up the tube. This might seem strange, but a Venturi pump—named after the Italian physicist who invented it—takes advantage of the same effect, simply by virtue of its …

Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …