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Kodak's 4K action cam shoots VR-ready videos (in a pair)

Spherical videos have been on Facebook and YouTube for a while now, but they're little more than a novelty. The medium should take on new meaning this year, however, once high-end VR headsets are on the market, which is why Kodak is introducing a 4K action camera today. A successor to the SP360, …

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic …

iPad Pro: How Apple's tablet can make you into a painting master – or almost

How creative are you? When the Apple iPad Pro was released last autumn, I interviewed several artists who had just started using the advanced tablet …

This week in patents: Amazon to create special drone housing in the sky

With newer applications developed each day, drones are set to go a long a way and in some cases, quite literally.<p>Drones can now travel tens of miles, for example, to delivery a package. But every long journey is not without obstacles and can be quite tiring even for drones.<p>Akin to rest houses that …

22 ways to cut your energy bills this winter

Winter is here! Despite many Australians opting not to heat their homes to the point of complete comfort, many of us will still receive a nasty …

Home Improvement

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

7 space mysteries that scientists can't explain

2001It's no secret that space is full of mysteries.Our species has barely gone past our own planet's moon, and only one of our probes, Voyager 1, has …

Deep Learning Algorithm Automatically Colorizes Photos

This is one of those sites you're going to want to try yourself. Take any black and white image, feed it to the algorithm, and watch as it spits out …

This concept electric car recharges itself as it drives

Tyre manufacturer Goodyear has announced the winner of its first ThinkGoodMobility challenge, a competition which asked "millennials to develop …

Pokemon Go leading to a ‘population-level’ surge in fitness tracker step counts

Until last week, MacKenzie Olsberg’s nightly commute home from her office in Chicago involved taking a train to a bus and walking a short distance to her home. Now, she skips the bus portion and walks the last mile and a half.<p>All because of Pokémon Go.<p>“Since Pokémon came out, I’ve found that I’m a …

Battery revolution empowers consumers, unleashes renewables, imperils Big Energy

Renewable electricity is already undermining the big energy utilities' business model, writes Emma Howard, breaking their monopoly and bringing down …

The 25 most high-tech cities in the world

In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish the most are those that rely on cutting-edge technologies and create opportunities for people …

New Biohacking Sci-Fi Series Biopunk Announced

If you are looking for a new series to watch during the winter months you might be interested in a new bio hacking science fiction story called …

Science Fiction

Wait, These Sci-Fi Beauty Tools Do What?!

It's pretty much impossible to enter a Sephora without dropping at least $30 and coming out weighed down with a bagful of suspiciously unwarranted …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

AeroMobil unveils futuristic flying car, plans to launch by 2017

AeroMobil just unveiled a brand new prototype of its futuristic flying car in Brussels. The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest version of the vehicle, which …

How Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses

For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life<p>The speed at which Pokemon Go has spread is unprecedented. Less than a week after launch, this augmented reality mobile exploration game has been installed on twice as many phones as Tinder, it has double the …

Pokémon

New graphene device could revolutionise IoT

Is there anything graphene can’t improve? New research into the wonder material has led to the development of a device that aims to drastically …

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid for 3-D Printing, Genetic Engineering

Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.<p>If you met this lab-created critter over your beach vacation, you'd swear you saw a baby ray. In fact, the tiny, flexible swimmer is the product of a team of …

Artificial Intelligence

Coming To Market: An Apartment In A Box That Morphs At The Press Of A Button

Ori, a startup born from an MIT Media Lab project, thinks furniture should be a robotic shapeshifter. And it hired Yves Béhar to design it.<p>Space is a luxury, and apartments aren’t getting bigger any time soon (sigh). But a new company called Ori thinks that we don’t necessarily need to think …

Real Estate

A Tesla Co-Founder Is Making Electric Garbage Trucks With Jet Tech, and Why Not

Turbine engines are ideal technology for jets. They cram piles of power into a small, lightweight package, and have revolutionized air travel since …

These Mind-Blowing Technologies Will Make You Rethink Your Career

No one should be working on boring problems.<p><i>What was the most interesting task you had to solve as a real-life programmer? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Lai, BSc EE who makes</b> …

Machine Learning

The Freaky Artificial Muscles on this Human Skeleton Are the Future of Robotics

Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS …

Robotics

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Scientists Uncover A New Material That Could Transform Solar Power Use

Using solar power to produce energy is no new subject, but even though it has been around now for quite some time, there are still massive …

Now the 100 individual privacy settings you need to set on your phone can be done in a single app

When it comes to privacy controls, we may now have too much of a good thing. Smartphone owners must now make more than 100 privacy decisions about how how much data their apps can share on Apple’s iOs and Google’s Android operating systems. That number will only climb as privacy settings affect …

Privacy

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this week.<p>Although the code for the MIT-designed system has long been available to interested researchers, it's never been …

How artificial intelligence could help warn us of another Dallas

As the country reels from the spasm of gun violence that killed two black men and five police officers this week, a prominent digital vigilante is using an online tool he hacked together to keep an eye on hot spots that seem at risk of boiling over into bloodshed.<p>The Web app, which is powered …

Artificial Intelligence