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This Danish startup is disrupting the DNA industry by putting your body on a subscription model: "It's like the internet 25 years ago"

Yusufa Sey, co-founder and CEO of AthGene.AthGene<p>It's the ultimate code. Your DNA. Less than a decade ago, DNA tests would cost millions. Today, the price has dropped dramatically and everybody can get their own test. Without visiting a lab. That is the business of Danish startup AthGene. The …

Northern Europe

Yes, We Innovate: These 8 Engineers and Scientists Are Creating the Future Today

Those of us working in down-to-earth jobs can only tip our caps to those working in more lofty professions like space travel, biotechnology and …

Computer Science

This $250 turntable totally rocks

The Fluance RT81 turntable looks and feels a lot more expensive than it is.<p>First things first: the Fluance RT81 turntable's build quality is way above what I'd expect from a $250 turntable (with free shipping in the US). It puts the $309 U-Turn Orbit Plus and $449 Rega RP1 turntables to shame. The …

Audiophile

This robot stingray is propelled by rat heart cells, and it’s teaching us about underwater robotics

Yet again, engineers are stealing ideas from nature<p>A team of scientists have developed a robot that mimics the motion of a stingray by using the cardiac muscles from a rat mounted on a stingray-shaped skeleton. The robot, detailed in a study published in the journal <i>Science</i>, is a wonderfully weird …

Robotics
Engineering

The Amazon Deals You Need to See Today

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 6.<p><i>Mental</i> …

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Green architecture may still be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a noteworthy push towards weaving more eco-conscious …

Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

Clean Energy

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

University of Maryland

Chisel & Mouse Architectural Sculptures

Posted in Decor and Space<p>Chisel & Mouse make plaster desktop-size models of iconic architecture from New York, London, Chicago & unique places like …

Mattel announces 3D printer for kids, smart house for Barbie (Tomorrow Daily 315)

Mattel's offerings at the New York Toy Fair include two high-tech products; also, a team of scientists use a $40 cotton candy machine to make artificial capillaries.

Cotton Candy

A Curved Concrete Chapel By OFIS Architects

Slovenian architecture practice OFIS Architects designed a curved chapel nestled into the surrounding landscapes near the city of Ljubljana.Read more

Ljubljana

Meet the Robin Hood of Science

How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.<br>Read More

Social Sciences

Chinese Fusion Test Hits 90 Million Degrees for 102 Seconds

Tests at a fusion reactor in China have hit a major milestone. The experiments have created plasma with a temperature of 90 million degrees …

Have turbos killed the fun in the 2016 Porsche 911?

The new Porsche 911 will have turbos but it won't be a 911 Turbo. Confused? Let Carfection explain.

Porsche

Rising Table by Robert van Embricqs

Posted in Space and Table<p>The unique design of the Rising Table enables it to transform from a flat surface into a piece of functional furniture. Made …

Everyman Grafton EDC Pen

In case you don’t remember the brand Everyman, they’re the guys that brought us the EDC Key Knife & Bottle Opener. It’s a fantastically useful little …

Cool Stuff

TAG Heuer's Connected is a $1,500 Android Wear watch you can trade in

Before we kitted them out with high-res AMOLED screens and WiFi, luxury watches were the sorts of thing you could wind up and pass down through the ages. With its new Connected smartwatch (seriously, its name is "Connected") TAG Heuer thinks it's captured "eternity in a box" and restored a sense of …

Goldman Sachs CIO on How Software Is Eating Finance (Full Video)

Why does an investment bank have more software engineers than Facebook?<p>Has God ever told you to take a job? He did with Marty Chavez, the CIO of Goldman Sachs.<p>Chavez’s revelation from the Almighty, which occurred while he was cleaning a toilet at a New Mexico monastery, was one of the more colorful …

Goldman Sachs

Logitech's G410 mechanical keyboard is a visual and tactile delight

There are two things I've never understood about gaming gear: why does it always have to be so grandly oversized, and why does it always have to be strewn with multicolored LED lights? Well, Logitech has addressed both of my concerns with its new G410 mechanical gaming keyboard. It slices off the …

Logitech

Watch drones building a suspension bridge

From fishing drones to missile drones, we thought we'd seen everything that could be achieved with four rotors. But drones are about to get a lot …

Engineering

In BMW Electric Car, Software 'Coding' Unlocks Hidden Features Owners Want

And may void warranty<p>The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even though it has a range-extending engine.<p>That's because its gasoline range (EPA-rated at 78 …

This app lets you visualize the WiFi signals pulsing around you

A new exhibit titled the "Architecture of Radio," created by Dutch artist Richard Vijgen, visualizes the overlapping signals that envelop us — from cell towers, WiFi routers, and even satellites flying overhead, using an iPad app.<p><i>Video courtesy of Richard Vijgen</i><p><i>Follow BI Video:On Facebook</i>

Wi-Fi

Samsung has new 360-degree wireless speakers and a better app

Samsung is releasing three new 360-degree wireless speakers -- the R1, R3 and R5 -- as a follow-up to its Portal-esque R7 device. They're not quite egg-shaped like their predecessor (and its own predecessors), but they feature the same "ring-radiator" technology that helps them fill a room with …

NASA Warns Sea-Level Rise Will Only Get Worse in the Future

A new NASA model is showing just how fast sea levels are rising around the world as a result of climate change.<p>At a news conference Wednesday (Aug. 26), NASA officials described a new computer visualization of sea level change incorporating data collected by satellites since 1992 — it reveals that …

Sea Level

iBackPack Backpack Shows off Integrated Power Bank, Bluetooth Speaker, GPS Tracking System and More

iBackPack shows off many advanced features that make it not only help you organize your numerous items, but also bring you much convenience on the …

Stump – The Cracked Log Table/Stool

Posted in Lighting and Seating and Space<p>Made from a salvaged stump and fitted with internal lighting that disperses light through the cracks in the …

Ferrolic

Posted in Gadgets and Tech<p>Ferrolic is an electromagnetic display that merges nature and technology using ferro fluid; creating animated displays, …

We Can Now 3D-Print Glass And It Is Entrancing

That glass is so hot right now<p>The process of making glass was already amazing. Take tiny grains of sand, melt them at staggering temperatures with other chemicals, then carefully cool it into a brand new solid, ready to be a vase, window, bottle, or bead. It's possible to make glass on your grill …