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IDEO Envisions the Future of Self-Driving Cars

How will cars look in the future? No one is quite sure, but with the upcoming arrival of self-driving cars, the potential for wild new ideas is …

Autonomous Cars

How UI/UX Design Will Map The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai and Artefact team up to show how the driving experience needs to evolve for the future of autonomous vehicles.<p>When Tesla released a software update earlier this month that gave its Model S electric cars a new self-driving AutoPilot mode, Elon Musk cautioned that drivers “should keep their …

New Imaging Technique Shows Surgeons Where Tumors End And Brains Begin

A new way to look at brain tissue in real-time could help surgeons know they're removing all the tumor tissue in a patient's brain.<p>Scientists from the Harvard University and the University of Michigan have developed a way to image brain tumors to reveal exactly where the tumor cells end and the …

What's In Your Pee?

Over 3,000 compounds isolated in largest urinalysis ever<p>It took seven years and 20 researchers, but a team at the University of Alberta have finally, using all available state-of-the-art equipment, figured out the chemical composition of human urine. This also means there's a good chance that …

Rain Forest Plants Race to Outrun Global Warming

Tropical plants are migrating due to climate change, but can they move fast enough?<p><b>From a 13,000-foot peak of the Andes Mountains in southern Peru, gazing east over the dense rain forests of the Amazon basin, all you see is undulating green—one of the most verdant places on the planet.</b><p>It's what you …

The amazing diversity of animal life – in pictures

The vast majority of animals with which we share our planet go almost unnoticed, eclipsed by the bigger, more charismatic creatures such as the mammals, amphibians and reptiles. A book published this week – Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper – seeks to redress …

How does the body clock work?

<b>Last month scientists</b> <b>discovered proteins within our cells</b> <b>that prevent us from drastically adjusting our body clock, leading to the familiar sensation of jet lag. We ask one of the study's authors,</b> <b>Dr Stuart Peirson</b> <b>from the University of Oxford to explain:</b><p><b>What exactly is the body clock?</b><p>The body …

Ophidiophobics beware: flying snakes have great aerodynamics | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This may be the last thing that anyone with a touch of ophidiophobia - fear of snakes - would want to hear: flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities.<p>A paradise tree snake is shown in this undated handout photo courtesy of Jake Socha, Assistant Professor at …

Zoology

Watch Flying Snakes: They Don't Need A Plane

Popular Science Blogs<p>Eek Squad<p>The extraordinary science of spiders, bats, snakes, and other creepy creatures. By Rebecca Boyle<p>Researchers study flying snakes by using a 3-D printed model of their flight configuration.<p>Snakes don’t always fly, but when they do, they glide with a grace unparalleled in …

If zebrafish can regrow fins, can we regrow bones? - Futurity

Adult zebrafish can replace bones when they lose a tail fin. Knowing how they do it might lead to better ways to treat bone fractures in people.

Fish

10 things we learned from Apple’s 60 Minutes episode

<i>60 Minutes</i> host Charlie Rose took a deep dive into all things Apple in an episode that aired Sunday.<p>Featuring interviews with Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller, Angela Ahrendts and others, the show explored everything from the iPhone’s inner workings and Apple’s manufacturing in China to Cook …

Charlie Rose

Digital addiction is the world’s next great health crisis

A recent Atlantic piece introduces us to Griffin, a teenage addict from California. Poor Griffin. He was woken up in the middle of the night, thrown on a plane and driven out to the Utah desert to start a rehab program.<p>His addiction? The internet.<p>Yes, addiction is a word we throw around a lot …

Mental Health

Industrial designers predict the future of transportation in 50 years

We asked designers to envision travel in 2065. From building-climbing autonomous pods to intimate entertainment vehicles, their sketches provide a glimpse into the future<p>Designers predict the future of transportation in 100 years Are you the future of transportation? Send us your sketches and …

Solar Panels

Architizer

7 Cocktails Perfect For Color Lovers

This is what happens when Pantone meets mixology.<p>What do you get when a group of top mixologists, the Pantone Color Institute, and the creators of a new tea-based drink called Tealeaves join forces to help us imbibe? A series of cocktails that are as stunning as they are tasty, and an equally …

Biomimicry Challenge: Hack Like Mother Nature, win $100k

Hot on the heels of the 2015 Hackaday prize, with its theme of “Build stuff that matters”, comes another opportunity for hackers to make a …

Robots which tap into your feelings on show at Beijing's World Robot Exhibition

Over 100 experts, 12 international organisations and more than 120 companies were represented at Beijing’s World Robot Exhibition. There they “met” robots that act just like humans like Xiaolou. The humanoid robot was made by Chinese company Tami Intelligence and it is known for its capacity to …

Community Credit: The Next Generation of Financial Architecture

<b>By Jamie Brown-Hansen</b><p><i>“Anytime you want to understand something, [like] why is such-and-such happening, why is there a biodiversity crisis, or why are</i> …

Biomimicry

3 Trends in Biomimicry

Just imagine a future where self-healing concrete not only saves untold millions in repairs but also sequesters CO2... or where living lamps respond …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

The Monster Project

GoMonsterProject.com | Twitter | Instagram<p>The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to …

Design Museum's bike exhibition is a dream for all who love two wheels

The first wall of the Design Museum’s exhibition on the art of the bicycle is something of a waking dream for fans of all things shiny and two-wheeled: there hangs the machine on which Eddy Merckx took the world hour record in 1972, just down from Chris Boardman’s 1992 Olympics Lotus bike, …

Cycling

Speedy Submarine Is Made Of A Single Molecule

We can't ride on the tiny submarine, tiny submarine, tiny submarine<p>In the nearly 400 years since the first submarine was invented, these underwater machines have become incredibly sophisticated. They're armed and they're really stealthy. We're even planning on sending subs to oceans on distant …

The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?

Two terms, one more frequently heard that the other, are the <b>golden ratio</b> and the <b>rule of thirds</b>. But is one really better than the other? In this …

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

The Perfect Office - 2Q Sound System, METIS Desk and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Quantum biology

Altmetric: 119<p>Citations: 217<p>More detail<p>Review<p>Neill Lambert<br>• , Yueh-Nan Chen<br>• , Yuan-Chung Cheng<br>• , Che-Ming Li<br>• , Guang-Yin Chen<br>• & Franco Nori<p><i>Nature Physics</i></b> …

A Chip That Mimics Human Organs Is the Design of the Year

Earlier this year, Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of design and architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, added an intriguing object to the …

Biomimicry: Learning from Nature

Ever since the dawn of time, humans have turned to nature to find food and shelter. As our civilization progressed, nature’s role grew to be more …

Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Wright Brothers

The Wright brothers made history with their flight in December 1903. Man landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, a mere 66 years later. David McCullough …

Entrepreneurship