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Wearable Ergonomic Device Promises Good Posture, Regardless of What Chair You Sit In

When furniture design doesn't involve furniture<p>I was disappointed to find that my lazy body can defeat even the most expensive ergonomic chair. No …

Graphene-Eating Spiders Spin Silk Stronger Than Kevlar

Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes magically produce strongest fiber ever measured.<p>Materials science researchers have been trying to harness the power of spider silk for a long time. The substance is unbelievably strong, comparable to steel, and incredibly stretchy, as anyone …

3ax pedals on Kickstarter claim better comfort & efficiency

The world’s first nine dollar computer has more ports than the MacBook

Microcontrollers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have become very popular in recent years, but their functionality is primarily aimed at hobbyists and …

Hot Wheels

Using a Sony A7II With Leica Glass | Can It Produce That Famous Leica Magic?

In 2004, American psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote a book called the <i>Paradox Of Choice</i>. Part of Schwartz’s thesis was based on what he called …

Cameras

These White Shirts Are Totally Unstainable (Yes, Really)

Clumsy people, rejoice. No longer do you have to bring a spare shirt on those days when you feel brave enough to wear white. There’s now a shirt that’s 100% unstainable — coffee, red wine, ketchup, it’s all fair game. This monumental day in science has been brought to you by the basics brand …

Clothing

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology