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All the right moves: Fly jacket turns your body into an intuitive joystick

As augmented reality enhances perception, new ways to control machines draw on the intuitive abilities of our bodies<p>If you want a chuckle, find some …

Drones

Chemicals in plastic stunt brain growth in rats

Phthalates are commonly added to plastics, and their impact on human health has been debated for years. A new study finds that exposure to these …

University of Illinois

This Porcelain Is Tougher Than It Looks

Wallace Chan, the Hong Kong jeweler behind some of the world’s most exclusive gems, sat in a sunny Manhattan hotel room a few weeks ago, talking about his latest creations.<p>He displayed one, a large blue ring topped with a diamond — and began whacking it aggressively against the wooden coffee …

Hong Kong

12 Awesome Life Hacks You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Immediately Want To Try

We all live busy lives with hectic schedules. This means that we love things that save us time. I guess this is why life hacks can be so …

Lifehacks

Modern Makeup Table Designs Worthy Of Attention

The dressing table (or makeup table as we know it today) was originally a symbol of status and craftsmanship. Although it evolved quite a bit over …

Furniture

Meet the robot snakes and bugs that will repair your car's engine

Rolls-Royce is showing off a brigade of nature-inspired robots tailored for vehicle maintenance.<p>Ripping apart the engines of planes and road vehicles …

Robotics

Latest MINI Living Urban Cabin references "dynamic construction of Los Angeles"

Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and architect David Freeland explain how the micro home they built on a Los Angeles rooftop responds to …

Los Angeles

12 DIY Deep Cleaning Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

No matter how you cut it, cleaning the house is a chore – literally. Unless you’re a ‘neat freak,’ deep cleaning your home probably isn’t very high …

Cleaning

Panasonic supplier may have used Cuban cobalt in Tesla batteries

We recently wrote about Panasonic and its efforts to cut as much cobalt out of its lithium-ion battery chemistry as possible. Well, that seems like an even better idea than ever now because the company has, until recently, been using a Canadian supplier that sourced some of its cobalt from Cuba …

Cuba

Honestly, We'd Downsize for This Surfer-Cool Cabana

This guesthouse is what small space dreams are made of.<p>“I love making a small space feel like it’s worth the big effort,” says designer Christina …

Small Spaces

13 Superb Tricks for Bringing Order to Your Home and Saving Loads of Time

Cleaning is something you often need a lot of determination for. Sometimes, we have to spend an entire day and a lot of effort cleaning in order to …

Cleaning

How To Build A Faux Fireplace For Your Cozy Home

Fireplaces are useful for heating spaces but, more often than not, their role is a decorative one. A lot of people who have functional fireplaces …

Living Rooms

Simsbury Home Features 'Inviting Entry'

A Simsbury home with an 'inviting entry' has hit the market.<p>SIMSBURY, CT — A Simsbury home with an "inviting entry" has hit the market. Check out the …

Dining Rooms

25 Tiny Apartment Dining Rooms that Save Space and Multitask!

Adding a dining area to the already tiny urban apartment feels like an extravagance at times. It is easy to understand why many homeowners struggle …

Interior Design

Rolls-Royce announces plans for 250-mph hybrid VTOL air transporter

As successful as the Rolls-Royce name has been in luxury cars, it's been far bigger in aeronautics. The two are very separate companies at this point …

Aviation

Aston Martin's flying taxi concept envisages luxurious inter-city travel

The names mentioned above are just a taste of the action taking place in the flying taxi space. NASA, for example, is investing in the development of …

Aston Martin

Russian firm announces world's largest construction printer

A Russian firm has announced commencement on the world's largest 3D construction printer, capable of printing an entire six-storey building before …

Printing

UN and Yale team up to offer big ideas on tiny living

The ELM is mostly constructed from wood and other recyclable materials, and can be packed up and moved by truck relatively easily if required. Its …

Sofabed

Comprehensive study concludes omega-3 fish oil supplements don't reduce risk of heart disease

A large-scale systematic meta-analysis collecting data from 79 trials has concluded that omega-3 supplements have little to no effect in preventing …

Omega 3

Fat-burning drug derived from chili pepper chemical successful in early mouse trials

An interesting new anti-obesity drug has demonstrated exciting results in early mouse studies. The drug is based on the same compound notable for …

Chili Peppers

Tokyo's spectacular digital art museum makes visitors part of the art

An innovative and quite incredible new attraction has opened its doors in Tokyo, with the Mori Building in the Japanese capital hosting what is …

Digital Art

Molecule targets DNA donut to stop cancer cells dividing

Cancer is essentially just cells that have gone rogue and are dividing unchecked, and now Australian researchers have designed a new molecule that …

Cancer

Lab-grown burgers could be on menus by 2021

It may not be very long before you can go into a restaurant and order "one hamburger, hold the cow." Dutch startup Mosa Meat has secured €7.5 million …

Burgers

Rolls-Royce is building robot roaches and snakes to repair airplane engines

These robots are part of Rolls-Royce's IntelligentEngine project, a venture announced earlier in the year aimed at developing connected engines with …

Robotics

Removing single gene from gut bacteria found to alter host's metabolism

The bacteria that call your gut home can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, but exactly how the bugs do so is a web that's still being …

Multiple Sclerosis

HAV shares first images of planned luxury airship cabin

Last October, British aerospace firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) announced that it was developing a luxury-tourism-oriented version of its …

Aviation

Sprawling, crawling robot may someday save lives

Agile robots could certainly come in handy for tasks such as locating victims at disaster sites, which is why we've seen ones that hop, sidewind and …

Robotics

The Goose tiny house can fit the whole flock

As its name implies, the Goose is based on a gooseneck trailer. It's available in 31 ft (9.4 m), 34 ft (10.3 m) and 37 ft (11.2 m)-long versions, and …

Living Rooms

2018 Stirling Prize finalists include a cemetery, nursery and underground art gallery

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for this year's Stirling Prize, with six finalists now vying for the …

Art Galleries

Inhalable viruses show promise as a better way to treat lung infections

Currently, the best options for treating pneumonia are taking antiobiotics either orally or intravenously – but as a lung infection, the most direct …

Medicine