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Invention Awards 2014: Seal Combat Wounds In 15 Seconds

A pocket-size invention that could save lives<p>When bullets or shrapnel strike a soldier, standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. If bleeding hasn’t stopped after three minutes, the old gauze is pulled out—and new gauze shoved in.<p>There’s …

Bionic hand gives amputee real feeling – video report

A bionic hand that allows the wearer to experience genuine feeling has been developed in Switzerland. The prosthetic limb returns the sensation of touch to users by connecting sensors to nerves in their arm. The first tester, amputee Dennis Sorensen, says he is delighted with the invention

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

The 530-pound Exosuit is a submarine you can wear

Scientists are now using the suit to study glowing fish 1,000 feet below the surface<p>The six-and-a-half foot tall, 530-pound aluminum suit looks like something out of an action movie. In reality it has an entirely different — and more intriguing — purpose. Come this summer, scientists will be using …

Samsung Rumored To Be Working on Galaxy Beam Successor

According to a new report, another Samsung handset, believed to the new Galaxy Beam, was spotted at the Chinese certification website, Tenaa.<p>The …

If You Look At One Picture Of 3D-Printed Chicken Today, Make It This One

You like chicken. You like 3D printed stuff. Why not slam them together to make the ultimate in 3D printable model food? How does that sound? Cool, right? I thought so.<p>So what’s going on here: some designers at iJet in Yokohama, Japan wanted to surprise the staff of Lifehacker. They grabbed a tasty …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Google Expands Underwater Street View To New Locations

Google today added a couple of new locations to its underwater Street View imagery collection, including a number spots around Monaco, Cancun and Isla Mujeres.<p>Google unveiled underwater Street View back in 2012 and has been expanding it (very) slowly ever since. The company has partnered with the …

Robotic Prosthesis Drumming Arm Offers Amputee A New Solution (video)

Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis equipped with motors that provides Jason Barnes who lost his arm to electrocution two years …

MtGox “fraud evidence” hacked and published, complete with Bitcoin wallet-stealing malware

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Over the weekend, hackers stole the database of the failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, hijacked the blog and …

Samsung Galaxy S5 In Action (Video)

Last week week Samsung released a promo video for their new flagship Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and now the company has released …

Samsung shares detailed look at Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit in official hands-on videos

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Samsung<p>You’ve probably seen and heard plenty about Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 and Gear wearables by now, but there are …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Fact vs fiction: How true were the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours? - Pocket-lint

Rumour and speculation has become a huge part of a gadget's life cycle. Love it or loathe it, there's a lot of reporting on speculative details …

Google to launch modular smartphone prototype 'within weeks'

Google's Project Ara will see the creation of a smartphone with swappable components<p>Google may have sold Motorola to Lenovo, but it is pushing ahead with Project Ara -- an initiative to create modular smartphones that can be built up from detachable components -- with a functioning prototype …

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Super-Earths in habitable zone may just be dead worlds

A new planetary formation model suggests that Super-Earths identified as being in the "habitable zone" by the Kepler telescope, may just be dead …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Breaks Records With Over 100K Pre-Registrations At T-Mobile In Under Two Days

T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert is pumped about Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone: Today, the executive tweeted that Samsung’s latest flagship is a record-breaker at the carrier, with over 100,000 pre-registrations in under 48 hours since its announcement.<p>Pre-registrations are notably not pre-sales – …

Atomic Bomb Test Video From 1953 Looks Like A Model But Is Terrifyingly Real

It's real. It looks like a model or some sort of CGI trick but it is utterly and terrifyingly real.<p>This is an Atomic Cannon test from 1953 in Nevada …

Boeing unveils secure Android phone with self-destructing data

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Boeing<p>Boeing, primarily known as an aerospace company, unveiled its first Android(s goog) smartphone on Wednesday. The …

Google’s Project Ara $50 Modular Smartphone Could Change The Way We Buy Phones Starting Next Year

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division just announced its first developer event for Project Ara, a modular smarpthone, yesterday, and a new follow-up profile by TIME indicates we could see the device come to market by next year, with a $50 price tag to start. The key phrase there is “to …

Cocktail Science: Does Your Cocktail Need Salt?

Salt—it's not just for margaritas any more. Bartenders have long understood that a few drops of bitters go a long way toward 'rounding out' the rough edges of a drink, and now they've figured out that a tiny amount of salt can create the same magic. Today, we look at some of the hows and whys as we …

The Science of Jello Shots

<i>[Photograph: George M. Groutas]</i><p>Almost everyone has had a bad experience with those brightly colored jello shots synonymous with bad booze and worse ideas. But modern mixologists have reimagined these slurpable solids, creating new textures and beautiful presentations. Are they worth …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

Ten top science books for February: Print your own computer and how to tell your friends are lying

<b>Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne</b><p>This accessible guide covers everything from how 3D printing works to the transformative impact it could have on our lives.<p><b>David Hand</b><p>Examining coincidence, probability and randomness, Hands argues that the "improbability principle" underpins much of how the …

Science Nonfiction: Lightsaber-Like Matter Created In Lab

Because what good is science fiction if we can't eventually make the technology real, scientists at Harvard and MIT have created a new form of matter …

The Most Amazing Science Discoveries You May Have Missed

Last year held plenty of off-beat and off-the-beaten-track findings and news: Humans ate the first test-tube hamburger, a plan to capture an asteroid was launched, and a mind-controlled prosthetic leg was made.<p>These are the kinds of findings that make science fun, so we decided to ditch the …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

The Week in Review: Sayonara, Sochi!

Inside Flipboard / February 21, 2014<p>Like many other people, I’ve been watching the Olympics, but I’ve been paying closer attention to the athletes …