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Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …

The Wireless Charging Future Is Getting Closer To Reality

But it still has a long way to go<p>Imagine a world where we don't have to plug anything in. Your phone, laptop, tablet and headphones are constantly being topped-up whenever they're placed on an inductive surface, so that when you take them out with you into the wider world, your devices are always …

Wireless Charging

Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Finally Here

No, really. Amputees have been testing them for over a year<p>For a full decade, Gudmundur Olafsson was unable to move his right ankle. That's because it wasn't there. Olafsson's amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. …

Muscle

Yes, your pictures of Myanmar are pretty. But these are prettier

About 25 years ago, when lifelong Californian David Heath was in the early stages of a career in business, he stepped into a client's office, sat down and saw behind the client a big, strange, beautiful photo: the plains of Bagan, dotted with ancient temples. Burma.<p>"That's my country," the client …

Asia

Portland’s New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water

Small turbines in the pipes spin in the flowing water, and send that energy into a generator.<p>“It’s pretty rare to find a new source of energy where …

UC Berkeley

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …

University of Glasgow

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Jewelry with Real Flowers by Ruby Robin

Handmade Jewelry by Ruby Robin that contains real flowers.<p>Khrystyna is the founder of Ruby Robin Boutique and the creative designer of these unique …

If You Keep Texting, Your Head Will Fall Off

Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines<p>"It is an epidemic. Or, at least, it's very common," New York-based spine surgeon Kenneth Hansraj told <i>The Washington Post</i> last week. He was referring to something that is being called "text neck," a purported condition of the spine related to the …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph