Marc Serra Peralta

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Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

Make your controllers for any game using Arduino

Nowadays, we have lots of game controllers that are improving the gaming experience over the years. There are number of factors responsible for a …

Botanicula ready for iPad on May 1

Charming point-and-click adventure <i>Botanicula</i> will be available for iPad on May 1, according to its developer Amanite Design.<p>To mark the news, a new trailer was released today, featuring the game's central insect-like characters, which are seeking to rid their garden-home of an unwelcome infestation …

The Pentagon's Atlas Robot Will Brave Disaster Zones To Save Survivors

Atlas cuts an intimidating figure at first. Standing at six feet two inches in height (187 centimeters for everybody who's metric), it looks like …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Google's Street View now lets you step back in time

Three years ago, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan and moved the entire island by 8 feet, changing the way the Earth spun on its axis in the process. The devastation of the tsunami that followed resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damage to …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

What Should You Do With the World’s Most Powerful Laser? Study Proteins, Naturally

Forget about making James Bond wince or shooting down drones, scientists have found a much more appropriate use for the world’s most powerful laser — …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

Neuroscience

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

This month's nanotechnology roundup includes artificially enhanced plants, a way to tag valuable oils, and transistors made from nanotubes<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on artificial solar power. …

The Best Candidates For Earth 2.0

It is only a matter of time before we will need a new rock to call home.<p>Fortunately, there are plenty of planets beyond our solar system that are similar in size to Earth and circle stars like our sun.<p>These planets are known to exist in the "habitable zone," a region that is not too hot or too …

Planetary Habitability

Big Bangs: Asteroids Strike Earth More Often Than We Think

Space<p>SEATTLE — Hurtling space rocks like the one that traced a blazing streak across the Russian sky last year slam through Earth's atmosphere on a regular basis, according to data from a system used to detect nuclear weapons explosions. And there’s no way to tell when the next one is coming.<p>The …

Asteroids

Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria

627,000 deaths per year: that's a good figure. Malaria, the deadly illness caused by infected mosquitoes, is on the retreat, thanks to medical treatments that have reduced mortality rates by 42% since 2000. Among African children, the mortality rate has dropped even more: 54%. Even so, one African …

Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.<p>On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use …

What is Google Glass?

When you think of the internet, you think of Google and when you think of technology, you think of …. Glass?<p>The search engine super-giant has …

Glass without the glasses: Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in

• <b>Lens has camera built in</b>• <b><br>Could be developed to help the blind see and give them guidance</b>• <b><br>Could also give wearer 'supervision' with ability to zoom</b>• <b><br>Could</b> …

Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins

Social logins are a convenient way to sign in to services without having to go through lengthy sign-up procedures and setting up yet another password. According to the latest data from social login service Gigya, Facebook remains the absolute market leader here and now powers more than 51 percent …

Cool Idea: Using Tiny 3-D Printed Parts to Hack Other Products

Thanks to advances in technology and drops in price, it's become possible to imagine a 3-D printer in every home. What's less clear is what we'll do …