James Napoletano

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Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

In a deceptively drab black crystal, physicists have stumbled upon a baffling behavior, one that appears to blur the line between the properties of …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

August 19 2014<p>Smart Fuel: Mushrooms<p>By Mark Sisson<p>Neither plant nor animal, the mushroom usually gets lumped in with the former but genetically it’s …

The 'vampire plant' is even more nefarious than scientists thought

A parastic vine nicknamed the "vampire plant" sounds scary enough, but new research is finding that the dodder plant is even more devious than previously thought.<p>The dodder earned its sinister nickname for the way it sucks nutrients and water from its hosts. Researchers have known for years about …

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MorpHex transforming robot is more than meets the eye

Now this is one cool toy. It's called the MorpHex MKIII, and it's the third generation of a robot designed and created by Norwegian hobbyist Kåre Halvorsen, aka Zenta, a father of three who builds robots in his spare time.<p>Like the name suggests, MorpHex is a hexapod robot -- tucked away inside a …

Robotics

Deal: PowerAll power bank charges your devices, jumpstarts your car, on sale on Amazon

We’ve brought you a ton of good deals on power banks over the past weeks, but the one from today is special. It doesn’t offer the biggest capacity for your buck, but the PowerAll PBJS12000R has some unique features, including the ability to jumpstart your car.<p>Going on sale today only on Amazon’s …

The Sharp Aquos Crystal is stunning and U.S.-bound

Sharp and Softbank have announced a pair of new Android phones initially confirmed for Japan that quite literally have to be seen to be believed. If …

Bluetooth-powered Noke brings the padlock into the 21st century

A typical padlock tends to use one of two methods for granting access to a person: a key, or through the use of a combination. For those looking for a 21st century solution, the Noke instead turns to Bluetooth LE technology. This means you no longer need to keep a physical key around or remember a …

Xiaomi unveils new look and features for MIUI 6

Xiaomi has been having a lot of success recently, with its range of competitively priced smartphones and tablets, but the company is perhaps equally as well known for its MIUI software. The company has just released a new version of its customized Android OS – MIUI 6.<p>MIUI 6 introduces some big …

Project Ara slated for launch in early 2015

Given the recent developer conference announcement, we realized Google is quite intent on turning Project Ara into an actual product for sale. What …

Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub

Ever felt like taking a hot bath out in the wild after a long day hiking? Well now you can thanks to the awesome Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub. The …

Camping

Kodiak Power Bank

The new Kodiak Power Bank by Outdoor Tech is rugged enough to stand up to anything you throw at it, it is waterproof, shockproof and resistant to the …

NASA's Super-Black Material Arrives In Space

The material is so dark, you can't tell when it's been folded.<p>A sample of one of the world's blackest materials—so dark, it's impossible to see when it's folded—is now getting tested in space.<p>The material absorbs 99.5 percent of the visible light and 99.8 percent of the infrared radiation that hits …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Who Knows What Glows?

Check out this chart of bioluminescent creatures<p>On warm evenings in late summer, some of us may recall quaint memories of catching lightning bugs, rushing to put them in hole-riddled jars. What our childhood selves may not have known is that fireflies glow at night because they are bioluminescent, …

Coated cells act like camo for deadly brain tumors

Brain tumors are able to go undetected by the immune system if their cells are coated with extra amounts of a specific protein.<p>The discovery, made in …

Immune System

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Brick Lamp

<i>Brick Lamp</i> is an adjustable LED task light suitable for a desk or shelf. Made of concrete and aluminum, it’s designed by <b>Philippe Malouin</b> for <b>Umbra</b> …

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk

If you’re looking for the beach house of your dreams, Bates Masi Architects are definitely the people to see. The Hamptons-based firm has knocked it …

Architecture

Punchy, High Contrast Illustrations by Patrycja Podkoscielny - The Fox Is Black

Polish illustrator Patrycja Podkoscielny has an incredible illustration style which utilizes a muted color palette but still has a high-contrast …

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Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs | Colossal

<p>It’s been over a year since we last checked in with video artist Erdal Inci (previously) who clones multiple recordings of himself moving through …