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Kenchikukagu: 3 tiny portable rooms from Japan that open like a suitcase

Many of us associate Japan with robots and gadgets, but few of us have ever seen small and abstract boxes transform into elegant and practical …

Portable

The $99 3D Printer: a Pioneering Product or Design Misstep?

You decide—it's Core77's discussion topic of the week<p>This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-controlled …

Product Design

Audi TT Roadster Designer Has Big Plans for Korean Cars

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group wants be known for world-class -- not just cheap -- cars, and one of Germany’s top designers is helping lead its …

Legalising cannabis in UK 'would raise £1billion a year in taxes'

New study suggests legalising the sale of cannabis in specialist shops would reduce the harm done to users and society<p>Legalising the sale of cannabis in specialist shops could raise £1billion in tax revenues while reducing the harm done to users, a new study has found.<p>A panel of experts including …

Cruise holidays 2016: where to go when

Choose a cruise that ties in with a major event and get the best of both worlds: a relaxing break on board and easy access to the event, usually with tickets included and transport laid on.<p>March 2016<p>Total Eclipse of the Sun in Indonesia<p>Crossing Indonesia and the Western Pacific, this rare spectacle …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Meet the firm designing futuristic UI for Iron Man and Samsung

Remember Tony Stark's glass smartphone and transparent coffee table in the <i>Iron Man</i> movies? Or how about that gorgeous statue rendering of the Avengers in action at the end of <i>Age of Ultron</i>? You've got one company to thank for those sequences: Perception, a New York City-based visual design firm. …

Fans Turn Out for Comic Con in NYC: Pictures

Comics

10 Surprising Facts About Nutella

Nutella has rescued us from breakups, from bad days at work, and often from our own hangry selves. But how much do we really know about the …

Mixed Reality Is Becoming Possible, Thanks to Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

Virtual reality meets augmented reality in several ambitious new demos<p>In its three-year development phase, the Oculus Rift headset has been a sandbox for coders interested in creating immersive virtual reality experiences. And when developers have three years to play with a piece of technology, …

Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying<p>What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential …

Machine Perception

Spanish police seize cocaine inside hollowed-out pineapples

The drugs had arrived in Spain via a ship from Central America, the Spanish interior ministry says<p>Spanish police seized 200 kilos of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America, the interior ministry said on Sunday.<p>The drug-stuffed fruit was found among 10 …

Everyone Is Lying About How Much Sex They're Having

Silly rabbits...<p>Is everyone having more sex than me?<p>It's actually "more sex than I." You see, when you ask if everyone's having more sex than you, what you're really saying is "Is everyone having more sex than <i>I am</i>, not <i>me am</i>; more sex than <i>I</i>, [insert your name] <i>of</i> [insert your address and any other …

This Step-by-Step Teardown of the Nikon D80 Shows You What’s Inside a DSLR

After having his ex-girlfriend stab his Nikon D80 to death using a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, Jon of Prime Studios decided to “take lemons and …

Nikon D-series

Cross a Kangaroo, Koala, Sloth, Monkey, and Bear and This Is What You Get

Changing Planet<p>“When you’re a kid and you think of a very magical place, this is it,” says Lisa Dabek, picturing the lush Papua New Guinea cloud forest. Even the wildlife sounds like something out of a children’s book. “It’s kind of a hybrid of a kangaroo, a koala, a sloth, and a monkey. And a …

NYU Student Detained In North Korea Was Hoping For 'Great Event'

New York University student Joo Won-moon, who's a South Korean citizen, says he's healthy and being treated well in North Korean custody, according to an interview he gave CNN on Tuesday.<p>Joo, 21, acknowledged he crossed the border into North Korea illegally, out of hopes for a "great event" to help …

China guide tells off tourists for not shopping enough

A tour guide in China has had her license revoked after being caught on video criticising tourists for not spending enough money.<p>The guide in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in south-west <b>China</b>, was filmed threatening to cancel the rest of her tour group’s itinerary unless each traveller …

3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games

Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials.<p>It must be one of the greatest accomplishments in advertising—talking about the ads is considered part of the tradition. People even say proudly, “I only …

College & University

What Makes a Great Sled Dog? Breed, Ambition, Tough Feet

A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places.<p>Like many top athletes, Sultana trains hard and has no time for the shenanigans of younger teammates. But you won’t find her in a stadium. Sultana is a sled dog born and bred to work in the …

See the Original Concept Art for Frozen

Entertainment<p>Search<p>CongressHere's What Americans Think of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Most Provocative Ideas<p>Supreme CourtAnti-Abortion Advocate Calls …

Customer Service

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 charge and today I found one that’s a …

Nvidia’s LTE-connected Shield gaming tablet starts shipping Sept. 30

The Nvidia Shield launched with a bang in July, but the high-powered Android gaming tablet only came in one connectivity flavor, Wi-Fi, though Nvidia …

Batman: Arkham Knight Interview with Rocksteady Studio's Guy Perkins

We talk to Rocksteady's marketing game manager at Gamescom 2014.<p>Sometime next year, Rocksteady Studios' celebrated Arkham trilogy will conclude with …

Paint the rainbow: the Scribble Pen that lets you draw in 16 million colours

Since the earliest version of MacPaint, launched in 1984, graphics software programmes have done their best to imitate real life, providing mini icons of pens, pencils and paint pots to show what these magic pixel-manipulators will do on your screens. But now, in a process of barely credible …

Black hole bends light, space, time -- and NASA's NuSTAR can see it all unfold

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …

Salmon fish cake with herb mayonnaise recipe

Easy fish cakes with a herby home-made caper mayonnaise, perfect for weeknight dinners<p>You can use tinned salmon for this instead (you’ll need two tins of approx 200g each, drained) or a mixture of fresh salmon and hot-smoked-salmon flakes.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>12 fish cakes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the fishcakes:</b><p>700g (1lb …

Robin Williams Will Be Memorialized In ‘World Of Warcraft,’ One Of His Favorite Games

In the case of Robin Williams, thousands of fans quickly responded to a petition asking game developer Activision-Blizzard to insert the late comedian into one of his favorite video games, "World of Warcraft."<p>In less than 16 hours, organizer Jacob Holgate found 10,000-plus fans to sign his …

A Guy Raised More Than $3 Million On Kickstarter By Reinventing The Cooler

Launched just four days ago, Ryan Grepper's "Coolest Cooler" has raised $3.2 million of his $50,000 goal, and he still has 48 days left.<p>Besides the aesthetically pleasing design and it being able to keep drinks and food cool, it includes just about every possible feature you might want to have for …

Cycling along the North York Moors offers a view to a thrill

Route information<p><b>Length</b> 3 miles<p><b>Duration</b> 1 hour<p><b>Start/Finish</b> Sutton Bank national park centre<p><b>Classification</b> Easy<p><b>Map</b> Trail centre map available from Sutton Bank visitor centre<p>Ride the White Horse<p>A lot of people catch a glimpse of the White Horse hilll figure as they speed north on the East Coast …

Mozilla Adblock bug can dramatically boost memory usage

Mozilla warned this week that the popular Adblock Plus plugin could potentially suck up gigabytes of memory from PCs using its Firefox browser, thanks to bugs and the design of the plugin itself.<p>And, perhaps not surprisingly, the amount of memory consumed will increase no matter which browser you …