Malik Koehler

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I tried 'hyper reality' for the first time and was blown away

With each proton blast to the chest, a wave of vibrations would ripple across my torso. And because I've been such a sensitive weenie my entire life, I giggled uncontrollably.<p>The same thing happened every time a ghost passed through me. Slimer was the worst of them.<p>This is what it's like being a …

Part microbe, part machine: Bionic leaf sucks up carbon dioxide as it makes liquid fuel

A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in the journal Science, offer an alternative path to making carbon-neutral solar fuels.<p>Part microbe …

Norway to 'completely ban petrol powered cars by 2025'

Norway will ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars in the next decade, continuing its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically …

Wavestar

View livedata from the machine<p>Wave Star is already feeding energy into the grid! See the live data to find out exactly how much, and to learn how the …

Wind Power

Scientists have finally made a substance that's even stronger than graphene

Much like in comic books, scientists are on an endless quest to discover or create the strongest, most durable substance possible. Theories about how …

Chemistry

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Directions<p>Prepare the linguine according to the package directions in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the broccoli during the last 4 minutes of the cooking time. Drain the linguine mixture well in a colander.<br>• Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well …

Recipes

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

Microsoft just launched an artificial intelligence bot for teens that has 'no chill'

But users won't be speaking to a person, they'll be talking to "Tay," Microsoft's new bot that's powered by artificial intelligence.<p>The easiest way to converse with Tay is on Twitter. It's at @tayandyou. All users have to do is tweet at it as if it were a real person and it'll tweet back in a kind …

U.S. military spending millions to make cyborgs a reality

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.<p>If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality.<p>The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes the implant will …

Singularity

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

34 Wonderful Products For People Who Hate Clutter

Nobody ever said "I regret organizing my house."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

This Japanese Tesla Competitor Is Prepping To Go Public

A Japanese carmaker, GLM, is set to be the first to go public in Japan in almost thirty years.<p>GLM, which produces electric sports cars, is on course …

The man that Toyota gave $1 billion to set up a robotics lab

The robots are coming—to save your life.<p>Last summer, the Pentagon’s research division, DARPA, hosted a competition aiming to prove that robots could help save us in even the most dire of disaster situations. The robots fell over more often than European soccer players, but Gill Pratt, the man …

Robotics

PC Survival Horror Game With Procedurally Generated Worlds Announced

Dead by Daylight is the next game from Naughty Bear and Wet developer Behaviour Interactive. The game, announced this week, is described as a survival horror multiplayer game where one player takes on the role of a killer while up to four others attempt to survive. It's a "deadly game of cat and …

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space Travel

You're really going to want these minimalist Japanese Star Wars designs

Japanese design firm Nendo has a knack for taking everyday objects like umbrellas and rendering them in a simple, thoughtful, modern form. But now the group has turned its focus to redesigning some more specific subjects — the characters of <i>Star Wars</i>. Nendo has created new, aggressively minimalist …

‘Teen Titans’ TV Show May Not Be As Canceled As Previously Believed

Nearly eighteen month ago, DC Comics and Warner were developing a <i>Teen Titans</i> live-action TV series with TNT, to be focused on Batman’s former Robin, Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Nightwing). Later, the full cast breakdown came out for <i>Titans</i>, showing the team to be loaded with female heroes and still focused …

DC Comics

The scientists harvesting energy from humans to power our wearables

An MIT lab has produced a device the size of a stamp that harvests energy from bending movements. Commercialising it could be a breakthrough for wearables<p>Inside a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sangtae Kim has been tinkering with a paper-thin device the size of a stamp. Kim …

Clean Energy

The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. This year, however, I …

Google rolling out free gigabit internet in public housing

Google started its gigabit Fiber program in Kansas City and now some of the area's low-income residents will be first to get the service for free. The company is now hooking up homes in Fiber neighborhoods as part of its pledge to the White House's ConnectHome initiative. The program will help …

How to build a Hyperloop

On a recent Saturday afternoon, a young aerospace engineer from Cairo University named Samar Abdel Fatta sat at the end of a long hallway of a Texas football stadium trying hard to contain her excitement. Amid a sea of matching university-branded T-shirts and cowboy boots, she was a bit of an …

How Tesla's rechargeable battery that can power your home works

The Powerwall can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. The first version, unveiled in 2015, can fit either on the outside or inside the wall of your house. What improvements we will see in the updated version are unclear.<p>But for those interested in the technology, here's a …

Google's self-driving cars can circle the equator 5 times an hour

You think your commute is bad? Google’s self-driving cars are doing 3 million miles every day, according to the company’s January report.<p>As it stands, the cars have clocked up more than 1 million miles driving autonomously on public roads, but using simulators, the vehicles are racking up 3 million …

Autonomous Cars

The Marathon Laundry Machine is a washer and dryer in one

Combination washer-dryers seem like a pretty sensible innovation. If the appliance is intelligence enough, it can start drying your clothes when it’s …

Muonium - the most exotic atom?

I’d never heard of it before this week, but it’s real. And there are plans to use it to look for antigravity<p>As I scrolled through the physics papers posted on the arXiv this week, one in particular caught my eye – “Measuring Antimatter Gravity with Muonium”. Possibly, this was because I wrote a bit …

Scientists Are Allowed To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

UK agency has given approval to use CRISPR to modify embryos, a world-first<p>Scientists in the UK have gotten the go-ahead from a government agency to begin modifying human embryos — the fertilized egg that begets all human beings — using the increasingly popular gene-editing technique known as …

Rugged 10,000mAh Solar dual USB Battery w/ 2 USB lamps: $13 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the GRDE 10,000mah Solar Phone Charger bundled with with 2 Mini Lamps Portable Outdoor Solar Power Bank Dual USB Battery Charger External Backup Power Pack in Orange for $18.49. Coupon code <b>RMAM2NIL</b> drops it $5.55 to just <b>$12.94 Prime shipped</b><p>It is a mouthful but let me go “ShamWow” on …

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

<b>Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement.</b><p>Solar freakin' roadways! …