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3D-printing with living organisms "could transform the food industry"

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> food designer Chloé Rutzerveld has developed a concept for "healthy and sustainable" 3D-printed snacks that sprout plants …

Terra Hydro Terrarium

These copper edged glass terrariums crafted by a designer duo from Ichikawa, Japan exhibit the beauty of the entire plant. With one compartment to hold the water and another to suspend the plant, this unique vase allows you to observe both the succulent and its intricate root system thrive and grow.

Special “Anti-Paparazzi Clothing” Ruins Photos by Excessively Reflecting Light

At first glance, these clothes looks like your average suit, hat, scarf, and hoodie. Once a camera flash hits them, though, their secret weapon is revealed. The garments ruin flash photographs by blowing out the pictures with excessive reflective light. DJ Chris Holmes designed the apparel as …

Add remote-control to your car's HVAC with Arduino

Nobody likes getting into a hot car on a summer day, or a cold one in winter - so slowly car manufacturers are adding remote control systems via WiFi …

Arduino

Watch a robot play the violin better than you can

Wish you hadn't been so quick to give up violin practice as a kid? You may never get to turn back the clock, but retired engineer Seth Goldstein is showing that there's still hope of reliving those musical ambitions through technology. He recently showed off Ro-Bow, a kinetic sculpture that uses …

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The Electron: Cellular dev kit with a global data plan

<b>Our Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can still order your own Electron at https://store.spark.io/</b><p><b>The Electron is a tiny development kit for</b> …

How much does this game cost? Depends on the temperature

Finally, a game where the pricing structure is as clever as its mechanics. <i>A Good Snowman is Hard to Build</i> is an adorable puzzle game about a monster trying to make snowmen, from established puzzle-game designer Alan Hazelden, co-creator Benjamin Davis and composer Ryan Roth. It's charming, cute and …

Fantastically Functional Lego Mechanical Loom

A few years ago French mechanical engineer Nicolas Lespour created a functional Lego mechanical loom. Now, he’s back with a smaller, faster, version, and this time he’s written and illustrated a description of the project so that others can make their own looms.<p>After getting an encouraging response …

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Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change …

The Cheapest-To-Own 2015 Cars, Trucks And Crossovers

The most successful financiers often follow a long-term investment strategy and take into consideration far more factors than just the value of a given asset on a given day. Likewise, those who aspire to get the absolute best deal on a new car or truck need to look beyond the transaction price and …

This Beehive Design Produces Honey on Tap!

With industry endorsements like "F%#$ That's the Holy Grail of Beekeeping," you know these guys are onto something.<p>Stuart and Cedar Anderson are …

Raspberry Pi Sales Pass 5 Million

A round of applause for the U.K.-made Raspberry Pi microcomputer — which has just passed the 5 million sales mark, some three years after it was first launched with the over-modest goal of selling “a few thousand” Pi over its entire lifetime, as creator Eben Upton has said. How wrong can you be, …

The Power of the Olympus E-M5 II – Long Exposures

Olympus

6-Axis Robot-Arm 3D Printer Runs on Arduino, Slings Spiderwebs

Most industrial robots run on proprietary systems, but this experimental KUKA arm uses an Arduino MEGA to 3D print in 6 axes, mimicking the shapes found in nature.<p>Despite the size of this KUKA arm with a custom toolhead attachment — a 3D printer extruder — carefully looking at the machine layout, …

Arduino

Dell XPS 13 Teardown: 'Strikingly Similar' To MacBook Air, Says iFixit

Reviews have compared the new Dell XPS 13 regularly to the MacBook Air. Now repair site iFixit is proclaiming a “striking” resemblance in some key respects.<p>Calling the 2015 XPS 13 “Dell’s New MacBook Air,” the widely-followed teardown experts at iFixit cracked open an XPS 13 to find a blueprint for …

Foamland Security: Sibling-Proof Your Stuff With A Nerf Sentry Gun

No matter how many ‘Do Not Enter’ signs that were taped to the door or how many traps were laid, our siblings still entered our rooms and caused chaos any chance they could. While violence is frowned upon in most societies, sometimes an upgrade in firepower is the answer to keep unruly guests at …

Siblings

The AirBoard: Sketch Internet-of-Things, fast!

Tomorrow, 50 billion connected objects will fill our everyday lives. Today, Internet-of-Things pioneers need <b>easy-to-use</b> and <b>versatile</b>, yet <b>powerful</b> …

Smoke + Mirrors

Let’s give Imagine Dragons credit where it’s due. On their multiplatinum 2012 debut, <i>Night Visions,</i> the Las Vegas act found a way to reheat …

Gritty Snapshots Document the Wandering Lifestyle of Train Hoppers 50,000 Miles Across the US

Mike Brodie was 17 years old when he first hopped a train in 2003, intending to ride the freight all the way from Pensacola, Florida to visit a friend in Mobile, Alabama. Instead, the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, where Brodie spent a few days before making his way back home …

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What You Need To Know About The FAA's New Drone Rules

They're a big flying deal<p>As early as last summer, it looked like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was never going to figure out drone rules. Technical, legal, and definition-based challenges hobbled their efforts to weave unmanned aircraft into American skies.<p>Sunday, however, was a huge …

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Fold-away factory fits in your suitcase

<i>This article was taken from the March 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Live at SXSW: Oreo CNC Machine

Phishing Scam Targeting Netflix May Trick You With Phony Customer Service Reps

A new phishing scam targeting Netflix subscribers preys on our blind trust of customer service representatives when it comes to our personal information.<p>Users being targeted by the scam will see a phony webpage modeled after the Netflix login page. When a user enters Netflix account info, the scam …

From an Abandoned Sony Plant in Pittsburgh: The Battery of the Future?

The big challenge for renewable energy is storage: Energy captured by solar or wind power will never be much good if there isn't a cheap way to store …

LiFi: Internet connection powered by light

Imagine a future where your internet connection is beamed across your office from the overhead lights.<p>Using a standard light fitting attached to an internet connection, LiFi sends data to a receiver attached to a computer by means of rapid, invisible, flickering of the light source.<p>Professor Harald …