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A circuit board modeled on the human brain

New microchips based on the human brain are 9,000 times faster and use significantly less power than a typical PC.<p>Stanford bioengineers have …

Neuroscience

The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars

Author: Alexander George. Alexander George Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The assembly line isn’t going away, …

The Autonomous Vehicle Is The Innovation That Will Reshape The World More Than Any Other

In his TED talk, technology designer Bran Ferren discusses how we can build miracles that will stand the test of time the same way ancient cultures did.<p>Growing up in a family of artists, technology designer Bran Ferren thought that art and design and science and technology were two separate worlds. …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Will Living on Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Six humans are in Hawaii, testing the psychological effects of life on another planet.<p>When human space travel made its transition from pipe dream to reality, one of the unknowns humans contended with concerned not just the physics of space, but the psychology of it. How would the human mind react …

Must Watch: Curtis Keene Chased by a Helicopter, plus more from Cedric, Peaty, Smith and Jeep

In a film with cinematography worthy of Hollywood, it’s fitting that Curtis is <i>flying</i> down a mountain in LA aboard his Specialized Enduro 29er. The …

How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous squares shaped like the United States. But …

From Google, A Giant Psychedelic Sculpture Visitors Control With Chrome

Google Creative Lab wunderkind Aaron Koblin partners with installation artist Janet Echelman on an interactive floating sculpture.<p>Last month, Vancouver updated its skyline. More ephemeral than a building or billboard, the new kid is a gargantuan pink-and-orange sculpture that resembles a trapeze …

Google Chrome

Darth Vader Toaster Cooks The Sith Lord Onto Your Bread

How would you like some of the Dark Side with your breakfast? Pangea Brands worked with Lucas Licensing to create the Darth Vader Toaster, meaning you'll never have to dine without the Sith Lord. The Star Wars-themed appliance is not only in the shape of the villain's helmet, but will cook his …

Hong Kong High Rise

The PleXus Tower emerges from the banks of the West Hong Kong Harbor as a distribution of disjointed structures amidst the neighboring historic ferry …

How To Inspire Everyday Cycling

How can bikes be designed to encourage everyday people to enjoy life on two wheels? INDUSTRY, a Portland-based design studio, investigates.<p><i>We’ve partnered with Oregon Manifest‘s The Bike Design Challenge, a competition to create the ultimate urban utility bike. Over the next few months, we’ll be</i> …

Soundfreaq Re-Imagines the Alarm Clock

Are you one of those people that likes a traditional alarm clock/radio but also keeps your phone within hand’s reach? Soundfreaq has launched the …

A Travel App That Practically Packs Your Bags For You

All of us want to pack light for a trip, to save the $25 of checking a bag by sausaging a week’s worth of clothing into a plane’s overhead compartment. But if you’re as indecisive as I am, you can never quite decide what you should pack, so you simultaneously under- and overpack, with jackets for …

How to Return to "Normal" Life Gracefully After Long-Term Travel — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>You’ve been the envy of your circle of friends for months. They’ve followed you on social …

7 Awesome Cave Hotels To Add To Your Bucket List

Sleeping under the stars or in a super luxury hotel room or even underwater... it's all be done before. How about sleeping in a cave?<p>These seven cave hotels let you get up close and personal with one of nature's most fascinating wonders in really beautiful places. Check them out below.<p><b>1. The Caves,</b> …

The surprisingly humble history of the GoPro is an inspiration for us all

THIS IS GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. He wanted a product that did something specific for him, so he got creative. He started small, and he …

Love

Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

5 Trips Where The Journey IS The Destination

5 Best Places To Enjoy Winter In Europe

Rome: History You Can Still Experience

Ski Holidays In Europe - Where To Go This Winter?

5 Things to Do in Salzburg Austria

<i>A walk from the Salzburg central station to the castle, a visit at the castle and then back again will take you past many of the most famous sites in</i> …

European Travel

Asia

German Culture: Etiquette Tips

<b>Want to learn a language? Buy Rosetta Stone today at our lowest price ever!</b><p>One of the most fascinating things about travel and learning languages is …

Best Places in Europe Summer Cities