Gregory Carter

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Carpenter who cut off his fingers makes 'Robohand' with 3-D printer

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

Net Neutrality: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites

<b>Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net's growth, says networking giant Cisco.</b><p>Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world.<p>In the last few days the number of possible routes …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

This is your brain on racism: Inside the mind of modern bigotry

From Mel Gibson to Donald Sterling: What are the ingredients that fuel bigotry in contemporary America?<p>Karl Marx once quipped that “violence is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.” Just as surely, however, prejudice is the midwife of violence. The bigot embraced this view from …

Three problems computers can never solve

Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.<p>One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to potentially sustain liquid water on its surface. …

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our sushi and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's intake of protein — in some …

The Engineer Who Proposed Powering The World With A Solar Satellite

Plus, a look at Popular Science's predictions for the future of solar energy in 1972, just as solar-cell research was picking up.<p>The conceiver of one of mankind's coolest ideas for boundless clean energy died last week. He was 90 and first published his ideas in 1968, a year before NASA put a man …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

Everything you need to know about High-Resolution Audio, the future of music

Although high-res audio has been around for a while now, the public really knows very little about it. Until recently, talk of high-res audio has …

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3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …

Press Release - First Discovery of an Earth-sized Planet in the Habitable Zone

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – For the first time, an Earth-sized planet has been found in the habitable zone of its star. This discovery not only proves the …

Some Beautiful Genius Made a Whole Song Out of Jeff Goldblum's Weird Jurassic Park Laugh

Remember that scene in <i>Jurassic Park</i> when Jeff Goldblum emits a bizarre, vaguely maniacal laugh-snicker-chortle hybrid? (If you need a refresher, here …

Computer Programmers: Help NASA Spot Earth-Threatening Asteroids

Save the Earth. Win some cash.<p>I'm a writer. My barely-out-of-college kid brother is a computer programmer. Only one of us has the skills to save the world from asteroids. (Okay, spoiler, it's not me.)<p>NASA is calling on coders to develop software that automatically spots asteroids in photos taken by …

Japanese Agriculture Firm Develops Strawberry Picking Robot

A strawberry picking robot has been developed by Shibuya Seiki Co., a developer of agriculture machinery. <i>The Japan Times</i> reports that new robot was …

What Lurks Beneath The Earth's Surface

Recently there has been an eruption of revelations from below the surface of the Earth: Major aquifers beneath Kenya and a vast volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean. In just the past six months, there have been reports of new oilfield discoveries in Canada, Colombia, Israel and other spots.<p>Inner Earth …

Air Pollution Deaths Around The World [Infographic]

How are the conditions where you live?<p>You've probably seen those photos of Beijing on a bad pollution day. Such days come and go, but the effects of even small amounts of increased pollution may linger in a population for a long time. Several studies have established that different air pollutants …

How Kiip Ties Brand Rewards To Game And Life Achievements To Make Mobile Ads Engaging

Mobile rewards network Kiip thinks every great moment in life should be rewarded, and that advertisers should be the ones giving away the prizes. With a brand new app, a major new round of funding, and expansion beyond games, its model seems to be working.<p>Any brand that has ever tried to advertise …

Watch: An Astronaut’s One-Way Trip Into Space

It’s a haunting image, but then again, there are worse ways to spend retirement.<p>It’s the cruel joke of the universe. The longevity of man simply doesn’t scale to the unfathomable expanses of the cosmos. Our closest neighbor, the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, is 25,000 light years away. Even if you …

Voyager probe 'leaves Solar System'

<b>The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.</b><p>Scientists say the probe's instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble of hot gas from our Sun and is now moving in the space between the stars.<p>Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' now available on iPad

A decade after its original release, BioWare's <i>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic</i> has come to the iPad. The game was one of the best RPGs released on the Xbox, and is quite possibly <i>the</i> best <i>Star Wars</i> game around. But beyond its strong gameplay, the title was lauded for having a better story than …

What cannot be 3D printed? Time to debunk some myths!

General 3D printing misinformation: review of facts and fiction!<p>Each technology has some fundamental limitations, and 3D printing is no exception.<p>As …

Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Diet Soda Teeth Harm as Bad as Crack or Meth: Study

<b>Diet soda teeth harm?</b> A case study has found that drinking diet soda can do as much harm to a person’s teeth as regular methamphetamine or crack …