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Is Neclumi the Future of Jewelry?

I’m a big jewelry nerd so when I spotted Neclumi (thanks to Gregory!) I fell in love. Could it be the future of jewelry? I’m not sure… but I’m …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

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"Technology adds an incredible advantage to fashion design"

<b>Fashion and technology:</b> in the first part of a series focusing on designers who are introducing the fashion world to new technologies, Dezeen speaks …

Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

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Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.<p>People swim in the sea as dried algae is pictured along the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong …

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the …

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14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

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Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Device improves survival in rats after severe infections.<p>Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those …

D.C.’s Elevated Park Might Be Better Than The High Line

A shortlist of designs for D.C.’s answer to the High Line is under consideration now. Waterfalls and trampolines, yes please!<p>Washington, D.C. plans to transform its abandoned rail infrastructure into a vibrant recreational destination, following the lead of so many other metropolises. A new batch …

The Smart Home Is Going To Be A Huge Boon To Accessibility

I reach for the iPhone tucked down the side of my wheelchair and launch the Hive app. After a couple more taps on the screen, there’s an audible click from across the room. A few seconds later, I hear the boiler sparking up before the central heating finally kicks in. It’s a familiar sound, but …

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Making plant taxonomy freely accessible

Ever since the first human ancestors realised that some plants were safe to eat whilst others were not, and some plants promoted health or well-being or created desirable altered mental states, we’ve been interested in identifying plants. And of course, being human, our brains are particularly …

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Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Into Ironman

This suit helps out with the heavy lifting<p>The South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is trying out something new: equipping workers with robotic exoskeletons. Workers are only testing prototypes for now, but future shipbuilders might strap on exoskeletons as easily as they …

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A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?<p>Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don’t have clean drinking water also don’t have access to electricity. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both …

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This colorful tree is designed to grow 40 types of fruit

Even the most beautiful trees tend to bloom in only a single color, but artist Sam Van Aken is growing trees that turn into a kaleidoscopic array of flowers come spring. A project of his, the "Tree of 40 Fruit," has Van Aken grafting 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree, ultimately …

"Put A Park On It!" Says Copenhagen To Ugly Parking Garages

Most garages are terrible but necessary (for now) sores on the urban landscape. But why do they have to only do one thing?<p>Most parking garages are not places where people want to hang out any longer than it takes to park a car. They’re also not the greatest use of public space, since many tend to …

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A Pot that Grows with Your Plant

We all know plants can grow pretty fast and it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to re-pot it in just a matter of time. Even though plants are …

Driverless cars get green light for testing on public roads in UK

Vince Cable announces £10m fund for driverless car research and road law changes<p>The UK is to encourage the development of driverless cars on its roads, it was announced on Wednesday, with a multimillion-pound research fund and a review into the relevant laws around road safety.<p>The business …

Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.<p>What if the path to curing cancer has been part of the body all along?<p>For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But both …