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20/20 Plus More: The Ocumetics Bionic Lens Lets You See Better, Forever

Glasses and contact lenses believe it or not will soon be a thing of the past. A Canadian doctor has invented a new bionic lens and it is a massive …

Singularity

Scientists Are Growing A Human Placenta On A Chip

In order to understand how the organ selectively transmits cells from mother to child<p>From lungs to brains, organ tissues grown on a lab are telling researchers a lot about how their cells do their jobs. Now researchers are using the technology to better understand the placenta, the temporary organ …

Prenatal Development

The Hacker Search Engine "Shodan" is The Scariest Search Engine on Internet

Launched in 2009, Shodan is more of a prying eye across the world through the IoT rather than just a simple search engine. John Matherly, its …

5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

A taste of the future in animation, motion capture, and 3-D printing, from five new papers published by Disney Research.<p>Leading up to this year’s Siggraph conference–the biggest event of the year in computer graphics and experimental UI–Disney Research comes with a collection of new papers that …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, there are still only so many nights you can spend dancing …

Music

Hardscaping 101: Wood Decks

Would you like to add an extra 250 square feet of living space without spending more than $1,882? That’s the average cost of a new wood deck; read on …

Researchers reduce VR sickness by letting your eyes focus

Virtual reality has unlimited potential, but it could make you sick. Stanford researchers are trying to solve that problem by tapping another new tech, light-field cameras. You see, VR devices can cause fatigue and nausea because of the "flat plane" 3D images they produce. Since those images don't …

This Magic Glass Could Make Your House Cooler–Literally

A new kind of glass has a “cool” mode to help lower your A/C bills by blocking out heat-creating UV light.<p>On a sunny day, even an air-conditioned building can be too warm. A predominate factor is simply your windows, which let in heat in the form of invisible ultra-violet light even if they’re …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Why three curries a week could lower risk of death

People who ate spicy food three times a week cut their risk of dying by 14 per cent, a study by Harvard University found<p>Curry really could be the spice of life after scientists discovered that eating hot food regularly can lower the risk of dying prematurely.<p>A study of nearly 500,000 Chinese people …

Holistic Medicine

Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices

Amazon released the Alexa Appkit last month in hopes that developers will create cool new features for the voice technology that powers the Echo. This time, the e-commerce giant is offering the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) itself as a developer preview, which both hobbyists and legit hardware …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Space Travel

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled to 100 …

Bucket Lists

The Fascinating Histories Behind 9 of Your Favorite Foods

The “pye”—as it used to be spelled—is a venerable dish, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. But those pastry-based …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

How Amazon's Drone Superhighway Would Work

How do we make personal and commercial drones safe? Some of the biggest names in technology put their heads together at a NASA convention in California to address that issue, and Amazon is the first to step up with a detailed proposal. Its idea: build a drone highway in the air.<p>Action of some sort …

“Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries

From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the application of sensors has already permeated many parts of our everyday lives.<p>But the future of dynamic sensor applications goes beyond just measuring your heart rate …

NASA is working on drones that can fly in space

NASA is building robots to explore other planets, and drone technology for Earth. The logical next step: robot drones in space.<p>New research out of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center shows that the agency is working on ways to explore other planets and asteroids using robots that can fly to places its …

Drones

With Some Work, Cortana Could Be Windows 10's Killer Application

Although I cringe at the realization, I am an old school computer user. I have been tinkering and messing around with computers since the early days of the Commodore PET and C64. Back in the day, hammering away at command prompts was the norm. And with “newer” machines came things like manually …

Cortana

Microsoft's Investment In Uber Is A Head Scratcher

Microsoft has agreed to invest a substantial sum of money in Uber, according to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. The investment is part of a larger round of funding that values Uber at $51 billion.<p>Not surprisingly, speculation is rampant about the reasons behind …

Autonomous Cars