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World's smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowire, magnet and electrode and can spin at a terrifying-sounding 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours (see …

Epic's Unreal Engine 4 'Flappy Bird' homage 'Tappy Chicken' now available for free (update: video!)

Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of <i>Tappy Chicken,</i> the first Unreal Engine 4 game released for Android, HTML5 browsers and iOS. Yeah, it's …

California Woman Found 10 Years After Kidnapping, Police Say

A missing California woman, who disappeared 10 years ago as a teenager, has been found, police said Wednesday.<p>Isidro Garcia, 41, of Bell Gardens, …

I made a video game with a pencil and paper

When I was a kid, video games didn't end the moment I turned off the NES. If I wasn’t holding a controller, I had a pencil in my hand, furiously scribbling out maps of Hyrule or alien caves for Samus to explore in <i>Metroid</i>. But since I didn't know how to code and wasn't much of an artist, those ideas …

Anonymous OS reportedly used by Snowden reaches version 1.0

The operating system reportedly favored by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to keep his conversations with journalists secret has graduated to 1.0 status.<p>The OS known as The Amnesiac Incognito Live System, or Tails, reached the milestone on Tuesday after nearly five years in development, …

Japanese students design home heated and cooled by fermenting straw

We know that composting is good for our gardens, but what about heating our homes? Harnessing the heat generated by the composting process to heat …

Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

<b>Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.</b><p>What if you …

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Lab-grown vaginas have been successfully implanted in four women

Scientists announced today that four women received lab-grown vaginas between 2005 and 2008 — and, according to their doctors, all of the patients are doing quite well.<p>The women were born with either an underdeveloped or absent vagina<p>The women, who were between 13 and 18 at the time of the surgery, …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …

The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He's Retiring

In a rare interview, Hayao Miyazaki talks about why his latest movie The Wind Rises — which is opening with an English-language version in the U.S. this weekend — is also his last.<p>When <i>The Simpsons</i> paid tribute to animation legend Hayao Miyazaki in January, the video quickly went viral, becoming the …

The Man Who Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again Is Probably Going to Be a Billionaire Soon

Rob Rhinehart's hobby of <a href=http://www.vice.com/read/rob-rhinehart-no-longer-requires-food>eating nothing but a smoothie that looks like semen</a> has become a career thanks to a crowd-funded campaign that gave him $800,000 to produce his product...<p>Remember Rob Rhinehart? I'm sure you do …

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This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

The Moves You Should Be Doing For a Perkier Butt

Need to shape up your backside? Look no further — we've got over 30 of the most effective exercises to perk up your backside fast. Read on to learn …

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