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Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

Robotics

Pinterest Will Open Promoted Pins To All Advertisers Following Success Of Beta Program

After years of questions about how it will make revenue, Pinterest’s roadmap to monetization is becoming more clear. The company announced today that its Promoted Pins program, which it made available in beta to certain brands eight months ago, has performed “just as good and sometimes better than …

A Polaroid-style phone case can print selfies in under a minute

The allure of instant photo printing may have passed for most folks, despite some semblance of Polaroid hanging around, but a French startup is looking to rekindle the habit. The company is working on Prynt: a phone case that packs a compact printer inside a frame that resembles a point-and-shoot …

NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected.<p>The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its predicted size of about half a mile. This …

Discovery World

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Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Emerging Technology

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Apple Pay Has Finally Arrived! Great - But Here Are 7 Reasons It Won't Be A Slam-Dunk Success

Judging from most of the coverage of Apple Pay, the mobile wallet that launches Monday, you’d think Apple has already revolutionized the $4 trillion U.S. payments market before anyone has even used it in the wild.<p>It does look pretty slick, at least based on Apple’s own demonstration at the Sept. 9 …

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible - Move to Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa—This is too nice a place to spawn a war cry. But if the city had one, it would be the sen­ti­ment heard across a down­town …

China may be hacking every iPhone user in the country

<i>Updated Oct. 23 at 1:30pm in Hong Kong.</i><p>Chinese authorities just launched “a malicious attack on Apple” that could capture user names and passwords of anyone who logs into the iCloud from anywhere in the country, the well-respected censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports. With that information, a …

China

10 Places To Put On Your Budget Bucket List In 2015

So you want to know where to go but don't want to spend hours researching? We get it. And so does Lonely Planet.<p>The travel pros have published their 10th annual "best in" travel compilation book, complete with round ups of the best cities and countries to visit next year, as well as lists of …

Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb

Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?<p><b>Greek archaeologists have discovered the image of a young, red-haired goddess being swept off to the underworld inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece.</b> …

These Stunning Underwater Photos Were Taken With a Desktop Scanner

An artist goes diving with a custom-built scanner. These wild images are the result.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Emy Mazzola)</i><p>Rippling Images is a fitting name for Nathaniel Stern's latest works of art, and in more ways than one. The collection shows off 18 prints captured under the rippling water of a live coral …

20 Tools for Creating and Delivering Amazing Presentations

Got a presentation coming up? Here are 20 tools you can use to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to do list, but how much harder it is to actually finish it? Prioritization makes a huge difference …

Time Management

How to Build an Instant Social Media Following For Your Company

October 20, 2014<p>Share<p><i>This post was originally published by</i> <i>HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes on the LinkedIn Influencer blog.</i> <i>Follow Ryan on LinkedIn:</i><p>Social …

Social Media

Apple Pay Is Here And It's Going To Be Great: Why The Skeptics Have It Wrong

When you look at your smartphone, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about the poor calculator, day planner and digital camera it helped send to the dustbin of history. But starting today, that same phone is taking aim at another victim: your wallet and the credit cards you carry in it. …

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

Galaxy Note 4 impresses again in this collection of benchmarks

We have already seen some impressive battery benchmarks, and now it’s time to push the Galaxy Note 4’s Exynos 5433 processor through some tough performance benchmarks. <i>Playwares</i> has been putting the handset through a wide range of CPU and GPU tests, so we can see just how good Samsung’s handset and …

Raising Chickens Could Save You from Eating “Chicken”

Instead of turning to meat-mimicking texturized vegetable proteins, McCracken recommends that people take matters into they own hands—and yards.<p><i>We</i> …

Aerial Photos Show The True Magnitude Of The Tar Sands Developments

While its presence has been known since the early 1700's, it was only in the last decade or so that production and development has picked up on a large scale, thrusting the Tar Sands into the national spotlight. Folks from all over Canada and North America are flocking to Fort McMurray, the …

10 Tips for Traveling Light (And Looking Like You Didn't)

At Vayable, we're huge fans of the benefits of carry-on -- no extra luggage fees, no losing luggage and greater flexibility for last-minute changes in plans. And as carry-on devotees, we've mastered the art of traveling light, without compromising on the essentials that provide us an ideal …

How to Start a Business Online

Seven tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you're starting a small business online. I've seen thousands of …

Small Business

Elon Musk's Aerospace Startup Is Building A Spaceport In A Struggling Texas City

Texas governor Rick Perry introduced the Fund in 2003 as a "final incentive tool" for securing investments in the state that would otherwise be in jeopardy. The SpaceX port arguably falls into that category: as of June of 2013, the company was "tight-lipped" as to the final location of its …

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