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What are those little studs on jeans actually for? There is a purpose!

Blue jeans are about as American as apple pie. While many can argue why their personal favorite is the greatest pair that ever was, few know the …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

The French woman's guide to dressing for summer's 5 most sartorially challenging situations

Alpha Smoot<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Morgane Sezalory, the founder of popular French label Sezane, may be well versed in the art of …

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Why people now opt to rent fancy outfits - Futurity

Companies like Rent The Runway let people pay to borrow outfits, such as for a formal event or prom. Customer reviews show why this model works.

This New Metamaterial Is The First to Reach The Theoretical Limits of Stiffness

The most efficient foam in the known Universe.<p>Scientists have demonstrated that the design of their new 3D metamaterial is the first structure of its …

This two-legged robot hopes to one day deliver packages to your front door

Cassie is all legs and no torso.<p>A team of engineers from Oregon State University today unveiled a new walking robot called Cassie.<p>Bipedal robots aren’t easy to make. Footage of robots trying to walk and toppling over abound, but Cassie looks far more balanced.<p>Funded by a $1 million, 16-month grant …

Fashion's Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016

BoF breaks down the people behind the biggest fashion stories of the year.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — BoF compiles the people and companies behind the …

What Fashion Can Learn from Music

Will.i.am and LVMH chief digital officer Ian Rogers took the stage at VOICES to discuss how technology is transforming fashion and what the luxury …

Platio turns sidewalks into solar collectors

Platio is a new company from Hungary dedicated to putting solar panels just about everywhere. They’re starting with sidewalks.<p>Founded by a team of engineers and architects the system uses solid solar panels overlaid on plastic backing that ensures the panels won’t break when stepped on or rolled …

With This Revolutionary Paint, Your Walls Can Turn Heat Into Electricity

Thermoelectric Paint<p>Home owners of the future may be able to save on electricity costs by simply buying a can of paint thanks to a new study by …

The Software Behind 3D Printing

This curated column is authored by Naveen Joshi, Director, Allerin Tech<p>3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making …

How Donald Trump’s victory will change how we dress

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election will have far-reaching effects on everything from the global economy to the travel …

Donald Trump

This paper-like battery charges in one minute and lasts for 10,000 cycles

Research company ITRI has introduced an Ultrafast Rechargeable Aluminum Battery (URABat), said to be a safer and more efficient alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Developed in partnership with Stanford University, the URABat can be fully-charged in one minute for more than 10,000 cycles.<p>The …

THIS Is What a Size 8 Actually Looks Like at Your Favorite Stores

Whether you shop online or old-school brick and mortar, these days figuring out what size you actually wear is virtually impossible. Here you are trying on a new holiday party dress and, low and behold, your trusty size 10 feels a bit snug or unexpectedly roomy. We know the feeling — you might be …

Clothing

This fabric captures energy to power your electronic devices

In the future, your clothes will work for you. A team of scientists led out of the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a fabric that can gather energy from both sunlight and motion, then store it in embedded fibers.<p>The textile, described in Science Advances, could help pave the way for …

Clean Energy

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Giphy's Loop Dreams Exhibit Is The Internet In Physical Form

GIFs IRL will make all your memes come true<p>If Groundhog Day were a psychedelic dream, it would look a lot like Giphy's Loop Dreams real-life gif gallery. Neon lights and surreal graphics repeat on every wall, each broadcasting their own unique loop.<p>Giphy's Loop Dreams is an actual GIF gallery, …

The new Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 debuts at Pebble Beach

Is it coincidence that, just a few short weeks after Rolls-Royce shared its vision for the future of luxury personal transport, Mercedes-Maybach has opted to debut its own? Almost certainly. Then again Mercedes’ Maybach “division”, once a marque now just a badge (or at least until now), has reason …

Inside Bindle & Keep, the Tailoring Company Behind the Sharpest Trans Suits

It can be hard to find clothes that fit the trans body. Enter Brooklyn tailor Bindle & Keep, who not only know to dress all bodies sensitively—but …

In defense of the Uber-ization of everything

Sameer Patel Contributor<p>Sameer Patel leads products and go-to-market for SAP SuccessFactors' Communities and Collaboration business.<p>I recently posted on Facebook a short rant about digital transformation for established enterprises. The skinny is that there are endless amounts of <i>why</i> and barely no …

Unicode Consortium officially approves 72 new emoji, including bacon, selfie, and a clown face

It’s been essentially confirmed in the past, but today the Unicode Consortium officially unveiled the 72 new emoji that will be made available in Unicode 9. The latest batch of emoji include a variety of new foods, faces, objects, and sports. Unicode 9 is set to be released on June 21st, which …

VR parachuting is the future, and the height of weirdness

Virtual reality was the talk of the show floor at Computex in Taiwan this year.<p>HTC was showing off three slick new VR experiences for its Vive headset, Microsoft was talking up the future of Windows Holographic, and we saw plenty of new VR headsets and even VR-friendly backpacks.<p>But it wouldn't be …

Virtual Reality

Bizarre shape-shifting material invented by Harvard

A new wonder material invented by Harvard University can change shape, be stiff or flexible, and fold away completely<p>It is the ultimate dream for campers. A lightweight, flat-pack home which pops into perfect alignment after being plucked from a backpack.<p>Now engineers at Harvard University have …

Nanotech

Your phone's fingerprint scanner can be hacked with a printer

If you thought keeping your smartphone locked behind a fingerprint scanner would keep it secure, it may not be as stranger-proof as you thought. …

Samsung Galaxy S7

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

These New Wearables Aren't For Your Wrist

People’s wrists are being overrun by the machines.<p>Apple (aapl) last year finally debuted the gadget maker’s first foray into the world of watches. It …

Could electrical stimulation to the brain help with weight loss? A new study shows promise

Giving a region of the brain that's key to self-control and motivation a zetz of electrical stimulation may help the obese to eat less and lose more weight, says a new study.<p>Research suggests that the brains of people who are obese differ in a key respect from those of normal-weight people: The …