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What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed himself after being separated from the woman he "loved" -- animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt, who lived with him in a specially built house in the …

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Motorola signs a manufacturing partner for Project Ara's modular smartphones

Project Ara, Motorola's plan to create modular smartphones, is among the most ambitious ideas we've seen, but the company isn't wasting time in executing on its vision. 3D Systems has issued a press release confirming that it's partnering up with Motorola to "create a continuous high-speed 3D …

Google Now Lets You Create Your Own Street View Experience

Google has unveiled a new way to allow anyone to create their own personalized Street View map of their location. The company states in a blog post that a Street View experience can be created just by using photos taken from either Google’s Photo Sphere technology or a dSLR camera.<p>Often times, a …

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology

Scientists have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion …

Studio Sets Up a Slow-Mo Photo Booth at a Mixer, Gets Hilarious Results

Here’s a little bit of entertainment and humor for your Tuesday afternoon. At a recent mixer they hosted for creative professionals in the ad …

Noise-canceling twin signals could lead to a faster, more reliable internet

Researchers have discovered a way to dramatically improve the reliability of high-speed internet. Fiber optic lines use light waves to transfer data, but sending high-speed long-distance communications requires a lot of power. The more power used to transmit a signal, the more interference, or …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>As Jack Masey, who was recruited into the Ghost Army at age 18, remembered: "We were told we were going to be using inflatable equipment to try and fool the Germans into thinking that we were a real army, when we were in effect, I …

What could an umlaut do for you?

Remember Möben? The defunct British kitchen company fought for years for the right to place two dots on top of its "o" in a bid to make itself sound …

26 Fascinating Pictures of the Chicago Bean

The stainless steel sculpture named <i>Cloud Gate</i> opened in Chicago‘s Millennium Park in 2005. Known to most people as “The Bean”, the sculpture’s highly …

Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

Watching TV or using computers, tablets or smartphones after dark may cause sleep loss and resultant health problems, a leading doctor has …

Xbox Reveal: 'One' Console To Rule Them All

Microsoft took the wraps off the Xbox One, its next-generation console today in a multimedia event that offered something thrilling for everyone. And it threw down the gauntlet at rival Sony in a major way, promising not only a state-of-the-art gaming experience, but a device designed to be at the …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

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Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Android powers 59% of mobile devices, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 182 million smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. According to a new report by research company Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices (which includes notebooks as well as tablets …

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …