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Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses

Most invisibility cloaks require fairly exotic technology to work, such as fiber optics or light-altering metamaterials. That's not very practical, especially since the illusion still tends to break when you move. The University of Rochester may have a far more realistic solution, however -- it has …

Meticulously Hand-Squeezed Dots of Paint Form Intricate Circular Patterns

Although New York-based artist Shigeno Ichimura's intricately patterned mixed-media creations look like they were produced mechanically, each individual dot of paint was in fact squeezed out by the artist's own hands in a meticulous, exacting process. The dots, painted one-by-one with systemic …

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Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

Bill Gates

Amazon glitch leads to rush over 1p 'bargains'

Businesses fear they could go bankrupt after a software error led to items being sold for a fraction of their worth on Amazon<p>A software error led to hundreds of items being sold for just 1p on Amazon, and now businesses say they risk going bankrupt if they are forced to follow through with the …

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The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Garibaldi Cocktail (Campari-Orange Aperitivo)

<i>Today: Meet this classic Campari-orange cocktail -- the aperitivo that unites Italy.</i><p>Summer calls for an evening aperitivo: a cool, refreshing alcoholic drink to enjoy before dinner. It's best had sitting outdoors in a warm piazza -- where seeing and being seen is the thing to do.<p>The word …

How Two Designers Visualize Amazon’s Data Differently

It’s infographics meets Iron Chef as two data viz experts debate each other one the best way to make sense of Amazon’s bestseller database!<p>Data visualization is just as much an art as it is a science, which is why there are many different ways that a single set of data can be visualized. At today’s …

An otherworldly scene on a beach in Hawaii. See more of our favorite submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1CkPwvy Photo by lee scott

10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

You and your selfies - Photographs and text byPaula Rae Gibson | LensCulture

This selfie culture unnerves me. Not with teens, that's a whole different thing, but every time a friend posts a selfie of herself, I think, oh dear, she's at crisis point. She needs to keep seeing her image, know she exists, she feels her life is nothing...that she is fading away.<p>When my husband …

What's the point of scrambling RAF fighter jets?

Military jets were called to escort a passenger plane to Manchester Airport today after airline crew received a hoax bomb threat.<p>Qatar Airways flight …

Birthday Suits

For 40 years, Lucy Hilmer has photographed herself on her birthday wearing nothing but her white lolly pop underpants, shoes and socks. She made her first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974. Without fail, she has faced her camera every year since then, on April 22nd, to create …

The Cameras We Bring

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's photo editors bring you a daily round up from the world of photography - today including the conflict in Gaza, the MH17 crash, a mud festival in South Korea and the Santa Congress in Denmark

Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The idea is to surprise your friends with old …

Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update.<p>The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being …

Next for iPhone Has You Swipe to Discover Indie Musicians

Music discovery is a problem, especially for independent artists that don’t have a massive marketing machine backing them. In many ways, finding an artist that you connect with is a lot like starting a relationship, so it’s only natural that two Tinder veterans would take the same discovery dynamic …

InMobi’s New Suite For Game Developers Sports Voxel’s Playable Ads

Independent ad network InMobi is touting a new solution for developers to take advantage of gamers’ emotional states to produce high click-through rates on advertisements in their games. Along with tools for including interstitials that look like part of the game experience and ads that give you …

Apple Denies Security Researcher's Claims of iOS 'Backdoor'

For the second time in less than two weeks, Apple is defending itself against claims that call into question the security of iOS.<p>The company has …

Japan's prime minister wants to host the first 'robot Olympics' in 2020

Tokyo is already the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, so why not add nonhuman machines to the mix?<p>For as long as there have been robots, humans have wanted to thrust them into battle. Now Japan's prime minister wants to take that idea to the largest stage possible. Speaking to reporters last …

Inside Shutterstock’s Fourth Annual Hackathon

Here’s a weird confession: Until last week, I’d never been to a company hackathon.<p>Obviously, I’ve been to hackathons, including the ones TechCrunch hosts before our Disrupt conference. But I’ve never made it to one of those company-wide events that large organizations like Facebook hold as a way to …

Galaxy Note 4 to Ship with Flexible Screen, Premium Metal Body and 16MP OIS Camera

Fresh rumours of Galaxy Note 4 surface online via the Korean publication - ET News, which reports that the next-gen flagship phablet will be made of …

ASUS has the world's fastest WiFi router... for now

Hey look, a new router from ASUS and, apparently, it is super, super fast. According to the Taiwanese company, its RT-AC87 is "the world's first" with Wave 2 features, which bring better reliability, major speed boosts and overall performance improvements to the 802.11ac generation of WiFi routers …

Amazon Fire Phone review: It’s not for me, but Amazon Prime or Kindle Fire users will like it

This Thursday, Amazon(s amzn) enters the crowded but still growing smartphone market: Pre-orders for the Amazon Fire Phone will arrive on July 24 and …

Fund a hoverbike, get a quadcopter

Three years ago, engineer Chris Malloy unveiled his Hoverbike: a twin-bladed 'copter that, he claimed, could reach speeds of 173mph (278.4kph) and was built to withstand altitudes of 10,000ft (3km). Understandably, this has been taking quite some time to refine for the consumer market; but Malloy …