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A 3D Printed, Wifi Enabled Medical Marijuana Inhaler

The world of 3D printing shows no signs of stopping. From 3D printed guns and medical implants to food and shoes, it seems that just about anything can be 3D printed.<p>An Israeli company, Syqe Medical, thinks it has a way to make medical marijuana more accepted with the help of 3D printing. The …

V2: The Nazi rocket that launched the space age

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the first V2 rocket attack on London. As our space correspondent Richard Hollingham discovers, the legacy of the missile lives on in today’s spacecraft.<p>On a sunny morning in autumn 1944, my father – then a teenager – was waiting for a train at Cromer railway …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

Sleep

The genius behind stick figure toilet signs

We use them every day without thinking about them, but the universally recognised symbols for male and female toilet signs have much more going on than it seems. Jonathan Glancey explores the enduring appeal of these quaint but powerful pictograms.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a …

The buildings with a mind of their own

The buildings that we live and work in can waste vast amount of energy on heating and cooling. Could they control their temperature themselves with a “skin” modelled on nature?<p>One of architecture’s great challenges is building structures that have the ability to adapt.<p>Our buildings consume huge …

Architecture

Camouflage: Can we ever create true invisibility?

Inspired by the octopus, we’re on the road to creating materials that render things almost invisible. Yet as Philip Ball points out, the history of camouflage and our limited understanding of how creatures hide in nature may make the task trickier than it seems.<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of …

Mind games to beat bad behaviour on planes and trains

We are the unwitting subjects of subtle mind games to make us better passengers, writes Katia Moskvitch. And it sometimes starts before we even board.<p>On a United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver in August, a small piece of plastic caused an unexpected diversion to another airport – and …

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

Solar Car Powers Your House When It's Parked

Meet Stella, a practical family sedan that generates net energy<p>Her flat roof, squashed teardrop shape, and low profile don’t scream “showroom-ready family car,” but Stella, which I saw at the 2014 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit, is indeed the world’s first four-seat …

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they're not designed for getting super-duper up close with tiny objects like salt crystals or blood cells. You can give your mobile device a helping hand, though, and open up a world of microscopic adventures. It's not going to cost you much, …

George Clooney Apparently Shipped 600 Bottles of Tequila to His Wedding

<b>EARLIER: Here's How Much George Clooney Loves Tequila >></b><p><b>George Clooney's wedding guests</b> should get ready to get hammered.<p>According to <i>People</i>, a private jet headed from California to Clooney's Venice wedding venue was stocked with 100 cases of Casamigos tequila. Racked noted that each case usually …

White Wine–Braised Chicken

4 Servings<p>This is an infinitely customizable dish: Try different fresh herbs, add thinly sliced vegetables, or throw in some spices.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 chicken thighs<p>4 chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 shallots, sliced<p>4 cloves garlic, …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

iPhone 6: is it the best choice for travellers?

On September 9, Apple announced two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. With Apple, beautiful design is a given. The major change was the release of two phones with different screen sizes. The current iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen. The new iPhones have screen sizes of 4.7 inches and …

Great Scottish travel experiences: in pictures

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Tincan: would you pay £22 for a tin of fish? – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 18, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>© Paul Winch-Furness<p>Only in London might you find an ‘exciting new restaurant’ (their words) …

Bath attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p>In terms of seasons, there’s no bad time to visit <b>Bath</b><b>.</b> If it’s warm, there are lots of outdoorsy attractions, such as parks, the National Trust’s very enjoyable Bath Skyline walk, river trips, canal strolls and hot air balloon rides. If it’s cold and wet, a good array of museums awaits, …

Road to the Sunset in Iceland

What’s in Trey’s Bag?<p>I’m sure many of you have clicked the links at the top of the blog that show the kind of stuff I carry around on a daily basis, …