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Levitating Apple Watch charger turns smartwatch into futuristic art

Whether you love or hate the Apple Watch, charging it is often one of the first encounters many users have with the magic of wireless charging.<p>Now …

Apple Watch

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

The Carrera Wearable 01 will be TAG Heuer’s first Android Wear device

Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer’s high-end Android Wear device isn’t slated to launch until November 2015, but it looks like a few early details are starting to surface regarding the wearable. In an interview with <i>Wearable</i>, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver outed that the company’s first Android Wear …

Only thunder gods are worthy of handling this PC

Thermaltake's PC modding community often likes to do things to excess: Taiwan's biggest tech show is a huge opportunity for such excesses. The PC you see above, unashamedly modeled on a certain Nordic deity's blunt implement of choice, is a good example. Did we want to try to grab it and see if we …

The Navy Wants A Round That Travels At Mach Five

All of the battle on a lot less ship<p>Wither the Battleship! Once-dominant sea-going giants, the famed and feared titans of naval warfare found themselves outclassed, outmatched, and outranged by aircraft carriers in World War II, and they are now mostly a distant memory. Despite the battleship's …

Google patents contact lens that collects your ‘iris fingerprint’

Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications. It’s now patented a technology that employs the contact lens as an identification device.<p>The new patent describes a contact lens that covers all or part of the iris of the …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Researchers invent tiny sonic screwdriver

Maybe it won't be unlocking doors any time soon, but a sonic technique can grip and manipulate tiny particles suspended in water. And there's probably a "Doctor Who" fan or two on the team, as it's affectionately referred to by its inventors as a "sonic screwdriver."<p>Researchers at the University of …

A Self-Folding Origami Robot That Can Walk, Climb, Dig, Carry, Swim and Dissolve into Nothing | Colossal

<p>Scientists at MIT have pulled up a very tiny curtain on their newest invention: a 1.7cm square robot capable of assembling itself like a piece of …

Robotics

Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.<p>Part of this …

Samsung's Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 Edge lacks J.A.R.V.I.S.

With Samsung being an active promoter of Marvel's latest <i>Avengers</i> movie, it's no surprise to see the tech giant releasing some sort of special edition product to sweeten the deal. Why yes, it's an Iron Man limited edition Galaxy S6 Edge with matching red-and-gold color theme -- something that HTC …

Famous Landmarks in Paris Recreated Using Historic Images from World War II

Artist Julien Knez spent two months touring Paris to figure out how much the famous city has changed since World War II. During August of 1944, the Liberation of Paris was fought, freeing Parisians from Nazi Germany's oppressive control. After collecting vintage photographs of this momentous …

Scientists Just Made A Brand-New Ancient Human Mummy Leg

Preserve like an Egyptian<p>People have taken inspiration from ancient Egypt for years. There’s something about the papyrus, pyramids, and pharaohs that have an indescribable allure. Then again, it might just be that we are fascinated with mummies.<p>Most of what we know about mummies comes from the …

British Museum

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

Black Solar Cells Reach Incredible New Efficiency Record

The bright world of photovoltaics<p>Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.<p>One of the most popular renewable options is solar—especially in areas that are, …

HearNotes Wireless Earphones Deliver Uncompressed Stereo Audio

The <b>wireless earphones</b> utilizes unique wirefree technology instead of Bluetooth, so it’s able to stream flawless and uncompressed stereo audio. Cool? …

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Nikola Labs' case uses stray radio waves to charge your iPhone

Join us on<p>Newsletter<p>Subscribe to our newsletter for a daily roundup of what's happening in tech delivered straight to your inbox.<p>To hear Nikola Labs co-founder Dr. Rob Lee tell the tale, some 97 percent of the energy a smartphone expends to forge data and voice connections using radio frequencies …

Batteries

IBM's big bet on Watson is paying off with more apps and DNA analysis

IBM's cognitive computer Watson is on a roll. After spinning it out as a $1 billion division last year, IBM went on to give Watson a flashy new home in Manhattan, made it a more tool for doctors with Watson Health Cloud, and it even proved its culinary chops with a new cookbook. Today IBM showed …

The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons together again

It's been a long wait, but finally CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back doing what it does best: smashing protons together. The machine was effectively shut down for two years while engineers in Switzerland carried out important upgrades. Scientists started firing proton beams again back in …

Physics

A 3D-Printed, Battery-Powered Rocket Engine

Space travel is going electric<p>Nothing demonstrates engineering prowess and technical knowhow quite like rocket science. There’s also nothing quite as expensive either. To launch even a lightweight rocket into space, the cost is easily upwards of $100 million--and that mostly has to do with the …

Custom Steam Engine-Powered Motorcycle Looks Straight out of a Sci-Fi Fantasy

In 2014, Netherlands-based custom motorcycle shop Revatu Customs unveiled the Black Pearl, an utterly unique creation that looks like a cross between a motorcycle and a locomotive. The showpiece vehicle, which is named after Jack Sparrow's infamous pirate ship, is powered by a functioning steam …

This Punch Bar Channels Shanghai’s Old-School Alleyways

Nowadays, as China’s preeminent financial hub, Shanghai is a fast-paced cosmopolitan city with the architecture to match. But in the 19th century, most of its urban housing was situated along what was called longtang(弄堂), or alleyways–narrow networks between two or three-story apartment houses, …

COOL HUNTING Jason Peterson’s New York in Black & White

As the first installment of the Concrete Jungle Instagram photo exhibition series at NYC’s Royalton Hotel, photographer Jason Peterson is unveiling a collection of images dubbed “New York in Black & White.” Peterson manages to capture the essence of the city and present it in ways that are both …

A Pair Of Robot Arms Could Make You Dinner

This machine learns to cook by watching you<p>The 2011 MasterChef champion Tim Anderson has a new apprentice--a robo-chef.<p>“It’s the ultimate sous-chef,” Anderson told BBC News. “You tell it to do something--whether it’s a bit of prep or completing a whole dish from start to finish--and it will do …

Aluminum Batteries May One Day Help You Recharge Your Camera in Minutes

Tired of waiting hours for your camera battery to recharge? A newly developed aluminum battery could one day replace lithium-ion batteries and allow …

The Hue Go: A Lantern For The Connected Age

Philips has unveiled a new, portable, color-changing lamp that’s like a lantern for the connected age.<p>The Hue Go will wake you up in the morning to the glow of simulated sunlight, then, thanks to an internal battery that lasts three hours and a body that’s cool to the touch, the Go can follow you …

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Magzet aims to reinvent the audio jack with the 'power of magnets'

Apple's proprietary MagSafe power connectors have saved a lot of laptops from falling off desks, tables and other high places down the years. That's because the connector adheres magnetically, rather than being truly plugged in, which means that if you bump into the cord, the cable simply breaks …