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2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

Top 52 DIY Home Projects Gadgets And Ideas

25. Cardboard tablet support<p>26. Refresh old dishes with bright spray paint<p>27. Fordable garden furniture is a great option that saves up space<p>28. For …

Gear & Gadgets

Oculus’ Pixar Exec-Led Story Studio Will Release VR Cinema Examples

“We didn’t have an answer for how to get started in VR for cinema” says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. So a year ago Oculus hired Pixar veterans to form Story Studio, which will create and release VR cinema examples designed to “educate , inspire, and foster community” for filmmakers interested in VR. …

New technologies revolutionise Kanban

Experts agree that as the world becomes fully connected, a non-stop, always-on communicative environment is changing the way we live and work, making …

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.<p>Studio Roosegaarde promised …

Microsoft Unveils Real-Time Speech Translation for Skype

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, just steered the company into exciting and relatively uncharted territory: near …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

Pigs

Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here

Ectogenesis is a social and political minefield.<p><i>Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, philosopher, journalist, and author of the bestselling novel The Transhumanist Wager. He writes an occasional column for Motherboard ruminating on the future beyond natural human ability.</i><p>Of all the transhumanist …

6 Far-Out Tech Innovations to Watch

Small business will change dramatically in 20 to 30 years. Will you be ready?<p>In the future, small business will change beyond recognition. One of the main drivers for this shift? The one we already know about today: advances in technology. In the past 13 years writing about small business, I've …

Human Rights

The Coming Era of Mega Systems, Part 1 – Transportation

Let me begin with a couple questions.<p><b>Question #1:</b> The U.S. has two countries that touch its borders – Canada and Mexico. But what is its third …

Solar Page Solar Panels Charge Smartphones

Back in the day, if you wanted to be organized you used a day planner. Some of you younger guys might not have ever used a day planner; they died off …

Gear & Gadgets

2014 New Drug Approvals Hit 18-Year High

2014 was a good year for pharmaceutical innovation – the best, in fact, since the industry’s all-time record of 1996. FDA approved a total of 44 drugs – 39 by CDER, and 5 by CBER (Exhibit 1). As usual, this total excludes imaging agents (i.e., Lumason and Neuraceq), and only includes the biological …

Take Complete Care of Your Cast Iron with This Video Guide

Good cast-iron cookware will last you a lifetime, if you take good care of it. We've shown you how to clean, how to season, and the best oils to use, …

Perfectly Pack T-Shirts with the Six-Inch Military Roll

Rolling your t-shirts makes them space-efficient and prevents wrinkles when you are packing, and there’s no better way to fold them than a military …

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This Video Puts 30 Popular Life Hacks to the Test

If you've seen some of the tips and hacks we've posted (and some others we wouldn't dare post, but make their way to other sites anyway) and wondered …

2015: The Year Virtual Reality Finally Reaches Living Rooms

A handful of VR devices will soon make their way to consumers<p>In the first virtual reality (VR) boom in the 1990s, there were few bigger fans than Jeffrey Travis. The engineer and filmmaker had been waiting for the day he could don a virtual jetpack and explore a virtual world. Then he actually …

Extreme Body Painting Turns Humans into Animals

While at first glance you think you're seeing ordinary paintings of animals on canvas, look a little closer and you'll notice that the canvases are actually naked human beings. Shannon Holt is a body painter based in Florida who has the incredible ability to transform the human body into a canvas …

New Sketching, Product Design Presentation Book

Industrial designers do at least two types of sketching. The first is the messy kind where we're "thinking out loud," problem-solving technical …

Product Design

The Perfect Office - Helios Headphones, iRobot Create 2, Cubic and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Early Brain and Child Development Priority Initiative

​<p>​The Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) initiative challenges its members to integrate the expanding neurodevelopmental sciences of early …

The Brain

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Top 5 National Geographic Videos of 2014

In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014.<p>In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014. We hope you find them as interesting and moving as we do.<p>The topics range …

The 10 best tech movies of 2014 (and a couple of the worst)

In this year’s crop of tech-themed movies you’ll notice that the paranoid machine vs. human/singularity-horror-show pictures of the 1990s and early 2000s (<i>The Matrix</i> et al) seem to have given way to a new kind of story that explores the peaceful, if troubled, coexistence between the carbon- and the …