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Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System

To colonize Mars, researchers are developing a new kind of concrete that doesn’t require water and is more than twice as strong.<p>Concrete has been critical to the colonization of our own planet. The Romans and Egyptians built their empires upon it, and when their formula for concrete was lost, …

Engineering

Polaroid is back with a camera that fixes fans' biggest complaint

There are few gadgets as satisfying as the Polaroid camera. You set up your shot, snap, and revel in the instant gratification as the photo prints immediately.<p>However, it can be frustrating when you see your picture at full-size for the first time and realize the shot was out of focus or that not …

CES 2016: Awesome Accessories for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

The second official day of CES is in full swing. It’d be nearly impossible to see everything or cover all the interesting products being debuted in Vegas: the convention center has seen futuristic cars, an array of drones, virtual reality tech, wearable tech, smart <i>everything</i>, and a plethora of …

More Cool Stuff From CES 2016: Pictures

PlayStation

Predictions for 2016: The year of the business drone

When business leaders used to speak of reaching for the sky, it was taken as a metaphor for setting high business goals.<p>But now, whether your firm is in retail, construction, security or sports, the skies may be a genuine source of commercial advantage. Rapidly improving technology and lower costs …

Apple patent details how dual-camera system would work on a future iPhone

A simmering rumor suggests that in addition to dropping the audio port on the next iPhone, Apple may also have a dual-camera system around back. It sounds crazy, but a new patent details how it might work out.<p>In essence, the two camera would be used to feign a better optical zoom. Rather than …

Swagway develops new hoverboard that won't explode and burn your house down

LAS VEGAS — Johnny Zhu doesn’t want to be photographed. He is a private man. At least that’s what the nattily-dressed 45 year-old CEO of Swagway …

6 Secrets to Making Your Place Smell Amazing All the Time

Here's how to have the best-smelling apartment ever.<p>I think my obsession with a well-scented home started in childhood. It isn't pleasant, but we can all remember the first time we went to a friend's house, and it smelled sort of, well, funkadelic. I was petrified of being that friend.<p>As a …

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)

It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way, though. The same company that brought us the regular-sized Ghost drone has just announced the "184" Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV). It's about the …

Drones

Photographer Captures Strangers from Across the World Reacting to Her Weight in New Book

Over the course of five-and-a-half years, professional photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero has been stepping out in public spaces in cities around the …