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Magical Fabric Could Let You Change Clothes Instantly

What would you do with this magic fabric that can change shape at will?<p>You can knot a scarf a dozen different ways. But for the most part, once you sew a textile into a piece of apparel, or upholster it around a piece of furniture, you can’t change the style much.<p>Not so with the Magnetic Fabrics, …

Time I

Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

Fstoppers Interviews Professional Action Photographer Dave Lehl

If you aren’t familiar with the work of Dave Lehl, it’s about time that you change that. Dave is not only one of the top photographers in the …

The Arts

This High-Res Moon Photo Was Made by a Self-Taught Astrophotographer

It’s amazing the kinds of space photos that amateur photographers can create from their own backyards these days. Case in point: the high-resolution …


The Real Lion King: Photographing a Regal Male Lion in Uganda

I recently spent a few days in Kidepo Valley National Park, a remote reserve in the North of Uganda that borders South Sudan and Kenya.<p>I hadn’t been …

Nature Photography

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

American Astronomical Society

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Sony's PlayStation Vue will bring TV streaming to PS3 and PS4 in early 2015

PlayStation Vue, Sony's streaming television service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, is slated to launch during the first quarter of 2015, company president and CEO Kaz Hirai announced during Sony's CES conference, IGN reports.<p>The streaming service was previously only made available to users …

How to design the fighter cockpit of tomorrow

The fighter pilot’s cockpit is one of the most complex workplaces in the world. Angus Batey looks at the unique difficulties facing cockpit designers, and how jet controls are set to change in the 21st Century.<p>If you think your office needs a lick of paint and some new furniture, spare a thought …


SpaceX mission could herald new era of reusable rockets

Plan for Falcon 9 rocket, due to launch on Tuesday, to land on giant floating platform in ocean will be ‘like balancing a broomstick on your hand in a storm’<p>A test launch on Tuesday by the private space company SpaceX could be historic, not for where its rocket goes but for where it lands – and …

Space Travel

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

<b>Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.</b><p>We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.<p>For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more …