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Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container | Colossal

<p>For the 2013 KOBE Biennale artists and designers were invited to create environments inside industrial shipping containers as part of the ‘Art in a …

Black Desert House in California by Oller & Pejic Architecture

The Black Desert House in Yucca Valley, California.<p>The team of Oller & Pejic Architecture has completed the Black Desert House located in the Yucca …

Architizer

Microwaves
Fly Fishing

Robot hand and arm gets official approval

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1075000/1075945_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522231572_b136583dec31d2665d7f8a2e6d29dfb0<p><b>A robot arm capable of picking up delicate objects has been approved for use by US medical authorities.</b><p>The Deka Arm has fingers that can move …

Robotics

The ubiquity of the modern beep

<b>We're surrounded by beeps. From reversing vehicles to supermarket checkouts to trains, they punctuate our day. But what's the story behind them?</b><p>The word "beep" is not very old. The onomatopoeic expression of "beep-beep" for a car horn only goes back to 1929, according to the Oxford English …

Driverless Cars

Air traffic computer memory shortage behind air chaos

<b>Air traffic chaos caused by a spy plane has been traced to a lack of computer memory, reports Reuters.</b><p>On 30 April many domestic US flights were delayed or cancelled thanks to a U-2 spy plane flying high over several south western US states.<p>The U-2's imprecise flight plan forced air traffic …

Airplanes

Access The Internet Globally And Save Yourself A Heap Of Money

Data roaming when you’re overseas can be a horrifyingly expensive prospect, particularly if you’re a big data user who’s always on the move. The problem is that many of us have phones that are ‘locked; to a network and tethering an iPad or laptop to a mobile phone can be impossible, depending on …

What you need to know about smart guns

It's increasingly difficult to have a rational discussion about gun violence. Thankfully for us, we're not here to do that. We're here to explain what the concept of a smart gun is, beyond what you've seen in hit Sylvester Stallone film <i>Judge Dredd</i>. Lost amid the shouting and hand-wringing of …

Microsoft Azure Gets New Tools For Hybrid Clouds And Simplified Cloud Storage Service For Businesses

Today is a big day for Microsoft . It’s making a large number of announcements around its developer tools at its enterprise-centric TechEd event in Houston today and in addition, it is also bringing a number of new features to its Azure cloud computing services. Among these are the general …

Plastic, Heal Thyself

A new polymer can seal much bigger holes than previous self-repairing plastics.<p>Machines that can fix themselves are such staples in fantastic fiction that the concept has its own name at TV Tropes (the 'net's ultimate guide to fiction cliches): Self Healing Phlebotinum.<p>In reality, chemists and …

Chemistry

Booka Shade Create Smartphone Orchestra With Fans

Dance music duo Booka Shade created an orchestra of phones at a Berlin gig last Friday, after inviting 600 clubbers to hold their smartphones in the air sporadically throughout the 45-minute performance.<p>Enabled through a partnership with Vodafone, which helped create a special app for the show as …

Pinterest to roll out limited test of Promoted Pins with brands

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Pinterest is moving full steam ahead in its advertising strategy: after announcing that it would experiment with “Promoted …

FCC chairman reportedly revises net neutrality proposal after public outcry

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, is revising the commission's proposal to regulate broadband internet in response to enormous public outcry. The <i>WSJ</i> says the altered report will offer "assurances that the agency won't allow …

Uber's offering private jets for the rich kids of Cannes

It's already the hate-figure for taxi drivers, but now Uber wants to alienate the rest of the 99 percent. The smartphone-based cab service is launching UberJET, a private airline service that'll operate during the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival. Between May 12th and May 18th, users can book an …

Apple Wants Beats For Paid Streaming Conversion Rate And To Improve Beats Hardware, Report Claims

<b>Update</b>: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th.<p>Apple is after Beats for its streaming music expertise, not the hardware that most find mediocre at best, according to a new Bloomberg report on the deal, which is expected to be made official later sometime this week according to earlier …

FDA Approves Robotic Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Contractions

Researchers at DEKA have dubbed the prosthetic arm "Luke" after the Star Wars character.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple and simultaneous movements based on the electrical signals generated by muscle contractions. In that sense, …