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Mother of the Forest

Scientists discover gorgeous and fragile new sea creatures

For the past four years, scientists have been under the sea, collecting tiny creatures from all the world's oceans and analyzing them.<p>This …

Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion

My brother has the best memory. He can recall the names of people he’s met only once, even briefly. He never forgets a date or appointment. He …

With Medical Implants, Design Is A Matter Of Life And Death

Larger spherical shapes counterintuitively cause less scar tissue build up, a new study shows.<p>Medical implant designs have always strived to be as small and unobtrusive as possible. After all, the body tends not to like cumbersome foreign objects floating around. But there may be a big new trend on …

Batteries

Phree smartpen is designed to work on any surface, including your face

If you have a need to jot everything down or sketch at will, Phree may be the stylus for you.<p>Currently crushing its $100,000 goal on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, this smartpen is touted as capable of inputting on virtually any surface and then storing your notes or drawings in your smartphone or …

The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

<b>Anyone driving west from Washington DC towards the Allegheny Mountains will arrive before long in a vast area without mobile phone signals. This is the National Radio Quiet Zone - 13,000 square miles (34,000 sq km) of radio silence. What is it for and how long will it survive?</b><p>As we drive into the …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber

No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber," this piezoelectric mat combines the best features of existing ceramic and polymeric materials; …

Architizer

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …