Evan Harvey

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Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

Here Is the Most Popular Book from the Year You Were Born

How many have you read?<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got its page one.

The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for lunch at an Indian restaurant not far from their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both brothers were born in Canada, but for the past decade the family had lived in the US. The boys’ …

Russia

From alright to zap: an A-Z of horrible words

<b>A</b><b><br>‘alright’</b><p><i>Alright</i>, a merged form of <i>all right</i>, has long been trashed in conservative style guides. A typical work of 1939 says firmly: “Never – <i>never</i> – write ‘alright’. It is all wrong (not alwrong) [...] the two ideas cooperate better than they unite.” (They what?) Kingsley Amis, in <i>The King’s …

Linguistics

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Anthropology

What real scientists and astronauts think of 'The Martian'

But does the story's dedication hold up under scrutiny from real scientists and astronauts?<p>We've rounded up some of the best critiques of "The Martian" from space experts who've seen the movie. The reception so far has been positive, but some of the movie's most discerning critics couldn't help but …

Space

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

'Citizen Mars,' Episode 1: Meet the people fighting to colonize the red planet

Sending a rover to Mars was hard, but putting humans on the surface of our nearest planetary neighbour? Until now that's been in the realm of science fiction. But for the Mars One Foundation, it's more than just a distant dream. The Dutch nonprofit has launched a multi-billion dollar project to …

Universe Sandbox 2 Lets You Build, Destroy The Universe

Ever wanted to create your own universe? Or destroy it by ramming planets into each other, destruction derby-style? Well, here you go.<p><i>Universe</i> …

Send your name to Mars without ever leaving your computer

Now, even if you can't go to Mars, your name still can.<p>NASA is asking members of the public to submit their names to fly to Mars aboard the space …

Mutant Flowers From Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Go Viral Online

Nature<p>Mutant Flowers From Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Go Viral Online<p>July 20 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Four years after the disaster at …

Fukushima

Human Fist Evolved To Punch, Study Says

Scientists carried out a study that was bizarre, not to mention ghoulish, to establish that the hands of humans evolved so that people could punch …

Nasa's New Horizons: Space probe makes Pluto dwarf planet flypast

New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever flown, made history today as it shot past Pluto at more than 30,000mph taking pictures and collecting scientific data<p>Astonishing images taken from Nasa's New Horizon's spacecraft have shown for the first time that Pluto is red like Mars.<p>Scientists were …

Best of Kickstarter: “The Sa” Innovative Origami-like Umbrella – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Justin Nagelberg and Matthew Waldman have designed an umbrella called, The Sa, that does away with the inner skeleton that most umbrellas have. Its …

Hubless Sada Bike Can Be Folded to the Size of an Umbrella

Foldable bikes have been around for some time, but Sada Bycicle pushes the limits of space-saving design by folding to the size of an umbrella. This …

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Industrial Design

Mini's Augmented Reality Glasses Finally Give You X-Ray Vision

Google Glass had a lot of issues, but its biggest was just finding a real use for them. It was awkward seeing them out in the wild — you didn’t know if the person was filming you or checking their email while they were talking to you. Carmaker Mini is trying to solve this problem with its own …

Augmented Reality

7 Most Innovative Kickstarter Products We Can't Wait to Try for July

As you may or may not know, Narrative originally started as a Kickstarter project back in October 2012 as Memoto. The project was fully funded, …

Crowd Funding

9 Great New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p><b>PROJECTS</b><p><b>Sphericam 2, the 4K 360º Video Camera for Virtual Reality</b> <br>This slick camera has come a long way from its 2012</b> …

Unexpected 3D-Printed Faucets

DXV by American Standard has designed an unexpected collection of 3D-printed faucets. After 24h of printing, the pieces are handmade-finished and …

Home Improvement

NASA Openly Admits Alien Life Exists: Get Ready for Disclosure

Most people ‘in the know’ realize that NASA is just part of the military industrial complex, but a recent open admission on mainstream news that …

This 1km-long Astroid Could WIPE OUT Mankind To Fly Past Past Earth Soon

It has long been speculated that at some point the world will eventually come to an at. The question has been throughout time how will the end of the …

30 Pilots And Flight Attendants Confess The Best Kept Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying

Think you know what happens when you fly? Think again. This question was posed to the Reddit community:<p>Flight Attendants, pilots, or engineers, what …