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City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

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Go Back To The Future with the world's first hoverboard

Watch: professional skateboarder Tony Hawk showcases the world's first real hoverboard<p>Fans of <b>Back to the Future</b> Part II need to take a deep breath – the hoverboard has officially arrived and here's the video to prove it.<p>As professional skateboarder Tony Hawk demonstrates, the hoverboard, which has …


New Supercooling Technique Extends Shelf Life Of Transplant Organs


What happens when smart guns mix with Google Glass

A Glass app created by rifle-maker Tracking Point lets shooters hit targets "around corners, from unsupported positions, behind the back, to the side, and over barricades."<p>As if shooting targets at impossibly long distances wasn't enough, smart rifle-maker Tracking Point announced Wednesday that …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities


Orwell & Ed: Snowden saga shows the one thing “1984” missed

George Orwell predicted many things about the modern surveillance state. What he didn’t is just as important<p><i>“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment… but they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to.” (George Orwell, "Nineteen Eighty-Four,"</i> …

The New Armor That Lets You Sense Surveillance Cameras

Like a creepy digital tap on the shoulder<p>We pass under surveillance cameras every day, appearing on perhaps hundreds of minutes of film. We rarely notice them. London-based artist James Bridle would like to remind us.<p>Bridle has created a wearable device he calls the “surveillance spaulder.” …

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