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Pee on These Walls in San Francisco? Be Prepared for Them to Pee Back

Fair warning.<p>Beware, public urinators, some of San Francisco's walls now pee back.<p>Public Works crews have finished painting nine city walls with pee-repellant paint and more are in the works. The painted surfaces make urine spray right back onto the shoes and pants of unsuspecting relief-seekers. …

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging

Samsung’s new monitor doubles as a wireless charger, because it should

If you're anything like me, then the first thing you do when you reach the office in the morning is dig into your pocket, take out your smartphone, and place it next to your computer where you can catch any incoming calls or messages. With this in mind, Samsung's new SE370 monitor with built-in …

How Microsoft and the USDA are trying to solve the sustainable food problem

It’s clear by now that, given the demand for sustainable food sources, agriculture is becoming a high-tech enterprise. The sophisticated use of …

Startup of the Week: Velocity

Each week we profile a European startup that our team has independently encountered and been excited by. We focus on the scale of the company’s …

Hospitality

Eye drops that reduce cataracts are developed

The drpos could be available within five years, replacing complicated surgery for patients losing their vision<p>Cheap eye drops could soon be available for cataracts patients.<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that reduces the clouding that appears over the eye.<p>The drops, which would be used twice …

Microsoft's latest mail app strips out everything you hate about email

The team behind Microsoft Outlook has a new email app that makes it a lot easier to ignore your inbox.<p>Send, released on iOS Wednesday, is an email …

Exposing Every Student To STEM

Mark Elgart Contributor<p>Mark Elgart is president and CEO of AdvancED, a provider of improvement and accreditation services to more than 32,000 schools and school systems across the U.S. and 70 countries.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>For Students, The Future Is Now<br>• Coding Breeds Collegiality And …

5 Simple Tips to Turn Your Yard Into Pollinator Paradise

Build it and they will come.<p>If you plant pollinator-friendly plants, the pollinators will find it. Really. It’s that simple.<p>Conservationists often …

African mobile and tech news - tech events in Africa

<b>The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. Innovation knows no</b> …

Innovation

The Bottled Water Industry Is Fighting To Keep Plastic Bottles In National Parks

What our beautiful vistas need is more Aquafina bottles.<p>When national parks started to notice that their trashcans were overflowing with plastic water bottles, some parks began to stop selling the bottles in vending machines and offer free refilling stations instead.<p>But the bottled water industry …

Terence Stamp: English is a foreign language in London

Icon of swinging 60s complains English speakers can ‘barely get by’ in capital and laments struggle to purchase fruit from East End market stall<p>The Oscar-nominated actor Terence Stamp has queried the multicultural identity of London and complained that no one speaks English in the capital city.<p>The …

Jonathan Eisen: Meet your microbes

Vroom lands $54M to replace the used car salesman

Recently my younger brother bought his first car. He went to a random used sales lot near Boston, and let some guy with greasy hair talk him into something he didn’t want. Less than 24 hours later, he got a queasy feeling in his stomach and wanted to back out of the deal. Except, of course, the …

Used Cars

Aussie innovator cracks tyre recycling conundrum

An Australian company with a world-first method for recycling tyres has found it easier to raise capital overseas because local investors have grown …

Finance Commission

Misplaced your mobile? Pretty Smart Lamp will help find it

Lost your phone (again)? Instead of worrying where you misplaced it, Pretty Smart Lamp will show you exactly where you left it (under the sofa …

Greece should turn to China to break debt spiral, economist John Perkins says

A prominent economist says China's banks are circling debt-stricken countries like Greece, offering an alternative to the brutal austerity measures …

Five gadgets that will transform your dumb car into a smart car

In fact, most new vehicles look more like smartphones on the inside than cars.<p>But the smarter automobiles get, the more expensive they become. And not everybody can afford to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a tech update in the car.<p>Fortunately, there's another way to bring your car into …

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms<p>The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.<p>“If you want to check in, push one,” …

Japan

Elon Musk on How to Innovate: 20 Quotes

What does this brilliant entrepreneur have to say about innovation? Plenty.<p>Innovation is not easy. It takes hard work, great timing, and some serious gumption. Elon Musk, the brain behind multiple companies including Tesla and SpaceX, has all three, so it’s no surprise he has a lot to say about the …

Tesla

10 pieces of retro technology you should sell on eBay right now

Break out those boxes from under your bed and scour the garage — those dusty old Walkmans and Game Boys could be earning you a nice buck online.<p>We …

9 of the best apps for sharing files between devices and friends

We depend on our mobile devices for everything from messaging to taking pictures. They’re also great for carrying and sharing files — provided you have the right tools for the job.<p>I’ve rounded up the best apps for moving files between your computers and devices and sending them to your contacts. …

Vortex lets kids program their own robot buddy

Sphero, the ball-shaped robot, inspired a new generation of toys that aren't only fun, but can also be used as educational tools for kids. Vortex, pictured above, is one of these. Created by DFRobot, a company that's been selling open-source hardware since 2008, Vortex is being revealed today via …

Robotics

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

What you may not know about taking a flight

There’s a lot going on around you when you board a plane. BBC Future reviews some of the more surprising facts about your journey.<p>The number of people in the air at any one time is climbing steadily toward one million – and at this time of year, many people around the world are planning a …

Smigin Is a Foreign Language Tool That Doesn’t Make You Sound Like A Tourist

If you’ve ever tried to learn a foreign language, you probably know that most existing methods focus on aspects of the language that aren’t very helpful in everyday life. For example, newcomers to a language are often first taught the names of animals or colors, words that aren’t normally …

The pope is open to trying cocaine’s key ingredient in Bolivia

LIMA, Peru — First it was gay rights. Then divorce. Now, Pope Francis looks set to tackle another church taboo: the war on drugs.<p>The pontiff has …

South America

Spire, Maker of Radio-Size Satellites, Tunes Into $40 Million in New Funding

Spire, a San Francisco-based satellite-powered data company, has just landed $40 million in Series B funding led by an earlier backer, Promus Ventures. Bessemer Venture Partners and Jump-Capital also joined the round, as did previous investors RRE Ventures and Lemnos Labs.<p>The financing brings the …

Space Exploration

Climate refugees are already finding asylum in Seattle

Before his world was thrown into turmoil, Fasil Tekola lived a comfortable life in Ethiopia’s capitol city, Addis Ababa. Born into a wealthy family, …