Juan Velazquez

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Dell XPS 13 Review: Better Than the MacBook Air

“I’ll give you my Mac when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” — might be the mantra of most Mac users. I can say that the new Dell XPS 13 is good …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …

How a Child Slave Created a Billion-Dollar Business

In the Indian Ocean, fifteen hundred miles east of Africa and four thousand miles west of Australia, lies an island that the Portuguese knew as Santa …

Homeowners Install Solar Metal Roofs

The thin-film solar laminate may have an advantage over solar panel systems, depending on architecture, position and local climate. "The solar …

Home Improvement

This 'Simple' Puzzle Once Stumped 96% of America's Top Math Students

Twenty years ago, this puzzle appeared on a test administered to top-tier math students from 16 countries around the world. Only 10% of test takers …

Mathematics

20 mesmerizing desk toys that could replace your Newton's cradle (pictures)

LeTV announces three new Superphones with USB-C ports in tow, coming soon to the U.S.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer LeTV has just announced three new “Superphones” that will eventually make their way to the United States. Dubbed the Le Max, Le 1 Pro and Le 1, these budget-friendly handsets are the first smartphones to features USB Type-C charging ports.<p>For starters, the Le Max …

9 Pictures That Will Make You See The Universe Differently

It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.

InfinitByte : Fast, Waterproof And Rugged Highest Capacity Flash Drive (video)

Anyone looking for a waterproof, rugged high-capacity flash drive which is equipped with features you wouldn’t find on other devices may be …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Interstellar questions explained by Jonah Nolan and Kip Thorne at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Love it or hate it, <i>Interstellar</i> certainly earns points for getting mainstream audiences to attempt to wrap their heads around the science at the core …

Wormholes

Why Low Oil Prices Won’t Stop The Growth Of Renewable Energy

Oil prices might be very low, but that’s not going to take away from investments in renewable energy.<p>That’s at least the consensus from Citigroup, …

Lost medieval cemetery found under Cambridge University

The mass cemetery contained around about 1,300 burials, including about 400 complete skeletons<p>A lost medieval cemetery discovered under Cambridge University contained graves that had been pre-dug in anticipation of winter deaths, archaeologists have discovered.<p>The huge graveyard was found during …

Archaeology

April 2015

Ditch your annoying & bulky key ring with the KeySmart 2.0 and save 26% [Deals]

If you are tired of your bulky and disorganized key ring then Cult of Mac Deals has an offer you’ll love.<p>Introducing the Keysmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer, the hot, new way that folks who appreciate streamlined aesthetics keep their keys efficiently organized. For a limited time, you can get this …

Why GM Wants To Buy Wind Energy

For those who love downplaying or discounting renewable energy as something on the fringe of mainstream economic interests, General Motors’ recent decision to back construction of a Mexican wind farm should come as a wake-up call.<p>About 75% of the energy generated by the project, which gets under …

The Big Bang is going down

The Big Bang is about to collapse catastrophically, and that's a good thing.<p>First postulated in 1931, the Big Bang has been the standard theory of …

Universe

Boeing has patented a ‘Star Wars’-style force field

Boeing has won a patent for a protective force field that could stop vehicles from being harmed by explosions, Popular Science reports.<p>It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn’t about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a …

A Pen For People With Parkinson’s

A brain tumor convinced Lucy Jung to design for those in need. Her Arc Pen can help patients with Parkinson’s Disease write legibly.<p>Lucy Jung never thought much about designing for sick people. Then she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She recovered, and the experience has driven her toward what …

Imperial College London

This Clear Solar Cell Could Turn Every Window Into A Power Source

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Modern Family Home Tastefully Decorated With Natural Light

Rising in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Spain, this modern family home is known as “Casa en Cassà”. From outside, its bold …

What a Fender Amp Looks Like When You Tear It Apart

The Fender '65 Princeton Reverb tube amp, deconstructed<p>A guitar amplifier is an electronic device that transforms a board and six strings into a furious agent of cultural change. The amps most coveted by guitarists do this with vacuum tubes. These archaic bits of technology heat electrodes in …

Small BeeRotor Drone Learns To Fly By Sight Alone

A less creepy alternative to cyborg beetles<p>Secretly, a lot of drones are cell phone parts disguised as flying machines. Advances in cellular technology, like miniaturized powerful batteries, cheaper smaller cameras, and sensors like accelerometers have all found their way from our pockets to the …

How flies correct midair rolls in milliseconds

Flapping flight is inherently unstable, forcing insects to be in a constant state of self-correction. Fruit flies are incredibly good at it—they can …

Scientific Research

How NASA’s New Ion Engine Could Power a Mission to Mars

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.<p>…

How a Bee Sting Saved My Life

<i>Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour.</i><p>"I moved to California to die."<p>Ellie …

New Titan Brick Is Environmentally Friendly

Titan Brick is made of 90% dirt waterproofed with non-toxic chemicals. It features R-20 insulating power plus superior strength compared to concrete …

The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?

Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe. Or something