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The internet mystery that has the world baffled

For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301<p>One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in …

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Motorola turns to 3D printing to bring its ambitious modular smartphones to life

Motorola’s futuristic smartphones now have an equally futuristic manufacturing method: 3D printing.<p>Motorola announced today that it’s inked a deal with 3D printing giant 3D Systems to put together its Project Ara smartphones, which the company announced last month.<p>Essentially a Lego take on …

Heartwarming Google India Ad Packs Cinematic Story Into 3 Minutes

Google facilitates a reunion between two childhood friends separated by the 1947 India-Pakistan partition in this touching ad from Google India.<p>In …

3D Systems announces $400 3D scanner

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: 3D Systems<p>When MakerBot released its Digitizer 3D scanner in August, it signaled 3D scanning was on its way to …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Ozone hole 2013

The ozone hole over the South Pole on September 16, 2013. The ozone hole was slightly smaller in 2013 than the average for recent decades.<p>The ozone …

Making a maker: The 3D printing floodgates open

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>I did it: I 3D printed something. And now I don’t want to stop.<p>It happened last Friday at Noisebridge. …

Voxeljet: From 3D printed James Bond cars to a wildly successful IPO

Voxeljet is probably the only 3D printing company that has the approval of both investors and James Bond.<p>The German company, which makes large format commercial 3D printers, made a strong public debut on Friday. While Voxeljet priced its 6.5 million shares at $13 each, trading pushed their price up …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Future Spacecraft Will Be 3-D Printed–In Space, By Robots

In a sci-fi dream come true, a new NASA-funded project engages 3-D printers and robots to build the space systems of tomorrow.<p>Space exploration has always been restricted by the fact that all technology is to-go. Everything we put into the great beyond must first be fabricated on Earth and then …

3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

Add $0.50 worth of sensors to your iPhone 5s and it’ll be able to track your emotions

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>The new iPhone (s AAPL) 5s includes a coprocessor containing about $3 worth …

Anaqua secures $25M to guard your trademarks, patents, and other valuable creations

Managing intellectual property can be a time-consuming process, especially for major enterprises with thousands of inventions, patents, and trademarks. That’s why companies like Microsoft, Ford, and Coca-Cola turn to Anaqua for help.<p>Anaqua, which just announced a $25 million investment from …

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Craig Venter Will Teleport Your DNA

In 2007 J. Craig Venter and his team sequenced an entire human genome—Venter's own—making scientific history. Three years later his team became the first to successfully create "synthetic life," and won a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Leadership Award. In his newest book, Life at the Speed of …

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What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

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Light Quinoa and Avocado Tabbouleh Verrines

As a teenager and young adult I was anything but comfortable with myself.<p>I’d cry at the thought of being left alone and avoided as many silent …

Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo, Onion Rings, Roasted peppers. Vegan Recipe

Because sometimes we just need to eat a good loaded burger.. and also because burgers get a lot of blog traffic 😉 <br>This burger is so uber delicious …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

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How To Make a Beautiful iPhone Case Using Real Pressed Flowers

Heaven knows as the Tech Editor I see more iPhone cases than anyone should be exposed to throughout the year. Cases have become so common, it's all …

Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …