Jeff Bastian

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Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Nanotech

Former Thiel Fellow Tackles Sleepless Nights With New Device

The last time Forbes caught up with James Proud, he was 20 and had just sold his first company. A member of the inaugural class of Thiel Fellows, a group of 20 teenagers paid by billionaire investor Peter Thiel to skip college, the overachiever had parted ways with a music business started out of …

Sky Tower In Denmark Might Be The Scariest Theme Park Ride Ever

This just might be the simplest idea for a theme park ride... and also the most frightening.<p>The Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark is a free fall ride with no brakes because there's no vehicle. It's just you, plunging from the top of a 130-foot tower into a net 100 feet below.<p>According to the …

Lucy: mindless and mixed up, but propulsive and fun – first look review

Scarlett Johansson shines in this pseudo-intellectual action flick that represents Luc Besson's finest work since The Fifth Element<p>There's a lot of talk in Lucy about humans only using 10% of their brain. This is an oft-repeated myth that drives scientists up a wall, but I'd like to believe it's a …

Making the Best Mojito

The mint growing in my garden is prolific. I'm really bad about getting out there and thinning it so it pretty much takes over. I don't mind though, I love sprinkling it over summer fruit and mixing it into iced tea and water in the summertime. As far as I'm concerned I could never really have …

Flavors

iTime Patent Offers A Peek Into Apple’s Creative Process

Could Apple’s latest patent solve the problem of creating a wearable that pleases everyone?<p>It’s just a patent application, filed in 2011, filled with black and white sketches. But iTime is a further glimpse at, not necessarily what the iWatch will look like when it’s released later this summer, but …

Touchscreens

A Guide To Talking Dirty Throughout History

Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?<p>Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green …

Great Depression

Fund a hoverbike, get a quadcopter

Engineer Chris Malloy's Hoverbike has hit Kickstarter for funding -- in the scaled-down form of a drone.<p>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 …

Drones

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. Airlines in the United States and Europe, including American Airlines and Air Berlin, have suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv over concerns related to rocket strikes near the airport.</b> The FAA is operating with caution to protect the safety of its passengers, even though Israeli officials …

Malaysia Airlines

Son Finds His Late Dad's 'Ghost' In A Racing Video Game

This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game …

New stem cell operation could revolutionise treatment of knee injuries

Operation being trialled at Southampton hospital involves coating damaged cartilage with stem cells from patient's hip<p>Surgeons have pioneered a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis and extend sporting careers.<p>The procedure, which is being trialled at Southampton …