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This Robotic Tank Wants To Kill Mosquitoes With A Laser

Blows your puny bug zapper away<p>Flyswatters are a primitive tool from a more primitive age. Anyone wanting to go to war against mosquitoes in the 21st century needs lasers. No, really. Lasers. Even <i>lasers on tiny anti-mosquito tanks</i>.<p>Spotted by Shephard Media’s Max Rotor, the “the Laser Movable …

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What Makes Japanese Architecture so Much Better Than the Rest?

For those in the know when it comes to architecture, it’s no secret that Japan is an absolute design powerhouse. But what is it that makes Japanese …

‘Morris From America’ Mixtape: ’90s Hip Hop Meets EDM — Listen (Exclusive)

Director Chad Hartigan needed composer Keegan DeWitt to create a soundtrack that crossed eras.<p>Music plays a big role in “Morris From America,” the …

iPhone 7 for free? There must be a catch

Free always comes with its fair share of strings.<p>That's the case with the multitude of "free iPhone" offers that the carriers have been touting since Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 on Wednesday. One after another, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon offered to give you a free iPhone 7 in exchange for an …

I have a big iPhone family, and I'm not optimistic about Apple's new EarPods or AirPods

Well, all except for me. I don't lose or destroy mine, I just give them to someone who has and replace them with inexpensive SkullCandy earbuds that I buy two or three at a time to have a reserve for when a family member comes to me with a tales of loss or destruction.<p>This experience leads me to be …

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World's highest bridge nears completion

Engineers in China have connected the two sides of the world’s highest cable-bridge.<p>The Beipanjiang Bridge joins southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.<p>The last-but-one bridge deck was put in place on Saturday morning.<p>The final piece is being put in place on Saturday afternoon.<p>The bridge …

Everything you need to know about Apple's new AirPods

Part of Apple's reasoning behind the decision to kill the headphone jack was to push everyone towards using wireless headphones. So it made its own pair called AirPods.<p>Since their debut, I've been flooded with questions from readers and colleagues about how AirPods work. I got to spend some time …

Tech Trends

The Consultant Behind the Guggenheim Bilbao on What Makes Good Architecture

<i>This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "The Connector."</i><p>Andy Klemmer has had a front-seat view of the making of some of the …

Architecture

After nearly 50 years of employment, librarian leaves $4 million to university after death

For nearly 50 years, Robert Morin worked quietly at the library of the University of New Hampshire (UNH).<p>He passed away a little over a year ago at …

Ball boy's diving effort can't save Oakland A's pitcher from screaming foul ball

The quick reflexes, the full-extension dive, the extended glove — this attempt by an Oakland A's ball boy to stop a line drive foul ball was an All-Star effort, except for one thing.<p>He didn't actually, you know, catch the ball. And then for good measure, it ricocheted off the dugout wall and bonked …