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Samsung's 'eye mouse' is the nicest thing it's ever done

The EYECAN+ is a cheap and accurate tool for helping the disabled use computers<p>A volunteer group of Samsung engineers has developed a second generation of the company's EYECAN eye-tracking technology, which is designed to allow disabled people to navigate a computer interface. EYECAN+ dispenses …

How Sun and Ice Combine to Create a Fire Rainbow

Share<p>Imagine looking up to see a huge rainbow that appears to be on fire — its colors shimmering across the sky from horizon to horizon. This effect, …

Crystals

15 birds with snazzier hairdos than you

These species have feathery 'dos that would make any '80s TV star green with envy.<p>Birds are naturally stylish. Their feathers come in an array of …

13 animals of the Arctic

Life in the tundra<p>Most of us will never visit the Arctic Circle — and the residents of this northernmost region are perfectly happy with that. We're …

Giant Clams Are Greenhouses For Algae

Iridescent cells that filter light like prisms allow clams to farm underwater.<p>Giant clams loom large on coral reefs, their gaping maws filled with bright lights. On other mollusks, this iridescence is a camouflage, guiding the eye away from the creature’s body. Recent research published in the …

The animal that regrows its head

Could a sea creature with unusual regenerative powers show humans how to do the same? Tracey Logan reports.<p>In a windowless lab at the University of Galway in Ireland, there’s a fish tank containing an extraordinary creature. Perched on blue cocktail sticks like lollipops, rows of seashells are …

Biology

The Big Future: Can we bring animals back from extinction?

What if extinction isn't the end? What if we could take animals from the past — mammoths, goats, anything that's gone extinct — and bring them back to life in the present day? There's a new movement afoot among scientists that thinks we could do it, thanks to new breakthroughs in DNA sequencing. Of …

Garlic Is Being Used in the U.K. to Cure Trees of Deadly Diseases

It might not be great for vampires, but it turns out garlic can be very good for trees.<p>Trees in the U.K. are being injected with a garlic extract to …