Nripesh Regmi

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Baby Baboon’s Frightening Encounter with Lions Ends with a Heroic Twist

Wildlife<p><b>This is one of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it’s the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story so unique.</b><p>Photographer Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth were on an safari in the northern …

Google patents a way to flag pirated Play Store apps

App piracy and app cloning is a real problem on Android. Searching for just about any popular app in the Play Store reveals dozens of apps that are clearly designed to confuse users into downloading them, even if they have nothing to do with the real thing.<p>Google has explicit policies against …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Northwestern University

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

University of Illinois

Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to enter the health and fitness world later this year with its Healthbook app. But what other hardware is the company developing?<p>To answer this question, we went digging through the patents Apple has filed over the last few years. Right now, these concepts …

Timbers vs. Sounders, a gift from the soccer gods

Appreciating a Cascadia Cup instant classic.<p>Soccer games with lots of scoring and bad defending are often contentious affairs among fans. They're lots of fun to most people, but an interesting subset of people likes to use derisive language to describe extremely high-scoring matches, like …