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Carbon Fiber Drone Looks Like A Tough Paper Airplane

May soon be getting stuck in a tree near you<p>In everything but material, Carbon Flyer is a fancy paper airplane. With two propellers and a Bluetooth controller, it’s a lot like the PowerUp 3.0 remote control paper airplane the FAA strangely approved as a drone. Instead of a body built from …

See The World Through Bionic Eyes With This Incredible Simulation

Behind bionic eyes<p>New visual simulations give us a glimpse of what it might look like to see the world through bionic eyes.<p>Since the FDA’s approval of the world’s first bionic eye system, the Argus II, more and more people who were once blind can now see (more than 80 by March 2014, according to a …

University of Washington

6 Things You Should Know About Lab Diamonds

Lab Diamonds Help Catch Up to Demand<p>A clear, sparkling diamond is rare. That’s part of its appeal. Those mined today formed billions of years ago. But a new method can grow gem-quality diamonds on demand in just three months. Lab diamonds are identical to their natural counterparts and cost 30 to …

This Sheet Of Rubber Generates Power As It Stretches

Soon we will all have trampoline-powered homes<p>It may look like a Fruit Roll-Up from a kid's lunch box, but this stretchy rubber sheet could help power the Internet of Things one day.<p>Japanese electronics company Ricoh says the rubber generates electricity while it stretches. When crystalline …

Apple’s 3D Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone

Apple reacts to the competition with force<p>Force Touch entered the spotlight when the Apple Watch was introduced in 2014. By giving their touchscreen-enabled wearable the ability to sense pressure, users were able to deeply press into the screen to reveal hidden actions. Tapping on an object, for …

Build Your Own Fully Functional Computer Control Panel

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are about excess. Which is exactly what Reddit user smashcuts went for in his computer control panel that controls …

We Definitely Want to Live on Mars – Here’s How We Plan to Tame the Red Planet

Living on Mars isn’t exactly something we can do today, but future generations might choose to settle there, once we’ve tamed the red planet. To do …

Making All Cars Driverless Would Reduce Emissions By 90 Percent

The green argument for driverless cars<p>With large tech companies like Google and Uber circling driverless cars, the conversation has mostly been one of “how soon can we do this?” and not “should we?” Of course, autonomous cars would be cool, but what are the advantages besides the obvious luxury of …

Watch An MIT Golf Cart Drive Itself Around

Robot passengers at extremely low speeds<p>What might the world of driverless cars look like in the future? If this MIT production is any indication, it will be very smart golf carts, safely ferrying people about. MIT, as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, created a …

Autonomous Cars

The Global Race To Build The Fastest Supercomputer

Last one to exascale is a second-rate world power<p>High-performance supercomputers can solve complex problems in climate science, aerospace design, biomedicine, and particle physics. But they are also used to develop new kinds of stealth technology, run complex ballistics models, and simulate nuclear …

Obama Administration