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Disney made a tiny robot car that can drive up walls

Disney's research arm has been quietly churning out impressive, occasionally unnerving experiments for some time now, and its latest is a particularly inspired bit of engineering: a small, four-wheeled robot with the uncanny ability to climb up walls.<p>The robot, VertiGo, was created through a …

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain …

9 tricky brain teaser questions tech engineers struggle to answer at job interviews

But even they have a hard time answering the brain teaser questions a lot of tech companies like to ask during job interviews.<p>We went through Glassdoor to find some of the trickiest brain teaser questions they get asked, and the best way to answer them.

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox

The bar wasn’t exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> launched, but the show has gone on to surprise …

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

Asia

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

Man who climbed Everest in shorts can teach you how to control your immune system

Source: Vice<p>I do not fear death. I fear not to live fully.<p>WIM HOF HAS submerged himself in ice water for almost two hours without any change in his …

Immune System

Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety nets

We’re in an era of the cult of the entrepreneur. We analyze the Tory Burches and Evan Spiegels of the world looking for a magic formula or set of personality traits that lead to success. Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and more students coming out of business schools are choosing startup life over …

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification

I just drank a cup of water. Nothing unusual there, but this was without a cup or other container. Instead, the water was held in a clear, edible membrane that I popped into my mouth and bit down on. It tasted, well, just like water, because this clear sphere was made just from water and two …

Tesla CTO: Batteries + Solar Will Lead To Cheap Electricity Within 10 Years

Energy storage technology is key to popularizing solar energy generation, and that point was underscored by the feature speaker at a large solar energy conference in San Francisco Monday: Tesla Motors' chief technology officer, JB Straubel.<p>Straubel took the stage at Intersolar’s opening ceremony to …

Crowd computing power cuts Tel Aviv research time by 37,000 years

It could have taken researchers at Tel Aviv University and Tsinghua University 37,000 years to figure out how carbon nanotubes help filter out …

Higgs Boson Particle May Spell Doom For the Universe

<i>This story was updated on Feb. 20 at 9:35 a.m. ET.</i><p>BOSTON — A subatomic particle discovered last year that may be the long-sought Higgs boson might …

New Letters Added to the Genetic Alphabet

Scientists hope that new genetic letters, created in the lab, will endow DNA with new powers.<p>DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. …

Biochemistry

This Is What Happens When The British Try To Filter Kanye

The Twitter highlight of Glastonbury this year had to be the incredibly hilarious subtitles BBC came up with for Kanye West's performance. I mean …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Is Your Brain Really a Computer, or Is It a Quantum Orchestra?

How does the brain - a lump of 'pinkish gray meat' - produce the richness of conscious experience, or any subjective experience at all? Scientists and philosophers have historically likened the brain to contemporary information technology, from the ancient Greeks comparing memory to a 'seal ring in …

The researchers behind 'the biggest biotech discovery of the century' found it by accident

Doudna tells Business Insider that they were studying the system that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, something that might be considered basic research, science pursued just for the sake of greater understanding.<p>Their project was a curiosity-driven initiative to understand a …

5 Reasons To Install a Home Webcam

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

LHC set to see beyond Higgs

When researchers operating the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, outside Geneva discovered the Higgs boson, it ended a decades-long effort to fill the …

Japan Accepts American Challenge To A Giant Robot Duel

Following the challenge laid down by American robot company MegaBots at the end of June, the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has responded and it seems that a giant robot duel between the two companies is very much on.<p>The creator of the Kuratas mecha, Kogoro Kurata, has responded in a …

The crazy economics of inflight Wi-Fi

It’s summer time, and that means millions of Americans will soon make their way to airports across the country. An amenity featured on more and more …

Editing stem cell genes will 'revolutionize' biomedical research

Applying a dramatically improved method for “editing” genes to human stem cells, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of neuroscience Su-Chun …

‘Spectacular discovery’ of how memories are formed and learning takes place

Brain scientists in the UK and US have collaborated to make ‘a spectacular discovery’ – for the first time in human studies – of how memories are …

Why your smartphone takes better photographs than the Hubble space telescope

Given that we’re living in a golden age for space photography, it’s surprising how antiquated the hardware responsible is…<p>For those who keep up with the latest developments in space exploration, the last couple of years have offered a rich feast of images: from close-up pictures of water-worn …

Hubble Space Telescope

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

New version of Google Glass may be in testing

Hey there GG1<p>At the beginning of this year, the Google Glass program was moved into Tony Fadell's Nest division and the questions surrounding the wearable changed from "when will this weird head gadget finally die" to "when will this weird head gadget be reinvented and released to consumers." Since …

Reddit community revolts after communications director fired

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown.<p>More than 100 subreddits on gaming, movies, science, etc. went dark for a few hours for the "Reddit Revolt," a reaction to the news that Reddit's communications director, Victoria Taylor, was let go on Thursday.<p>Update: Subreddits back …

Articles about these solar powered homes are shining examples modern sustainability on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone...<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek …