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It took 800 Nanoblocks to build this insanely accurate Apple Watch replica

Okay, this is pretty cool: a 2.6x scale model of an Apple Watch built entirely out of Nanoblocks, the tiny building blocks made popular in Japan, but with a growing international following.<p>With the smallest brick being 4mm x 4mm x 5mm, creating this take on Apple’s eagerly-anticipated wearable …

Apple Watch

This Lego Robot Thinks Like A Worm—And Soon You Can Build Your Own

Inching toward AI success<p>A Lego robot programmed to act like a roundworm may signal the next big leap for artificial intelligence.<p>The Open Worm Project is a group of programmers and scientists who have been developing an open-source virtual worm. Last year, the team was able to control a Lego robot …

Lego

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition …

Quantum Mechanics

Akili Wants to Make the First FDA-Approved Game For ADHD

There are many reasons to love video games: They’re wonderful resources for fantasy, fun, social engagement (mostly) and an overall great way to let loose. But video games can do more than just provide hours of entertainment.<p>Akili, a California-based startup, is hoping to create the first …

FDA

Cars could learn to drive themselves from human behavior

At the GPU Technology Conference developer conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang explains how deep neural networks enable autonomous cars.<p>Object recognition makes up one part of autonomous car technology, but then comes the question of what the car does in response to what it detects. At the …

Autonomous Cars

Listen to a Mozart lullaby from the world's tiniest nanopiano

The first ever optically encoded audio recording off a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure could mean big things for storage. And it's "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."<p>Nanoart can welcome a new fellow into the world -- a microscopic "piano" no bigger than the width of a human hair. The tiny piano …

Nanotech

SXSW Debuts Robot Petting Zoo For A Personal Peek Into The Future

Robots can be scary. Dystopian films such as <i>The Terminator</i> tell the story of a world where robots take over.<p>But for some, robots are more like R2-D2, the cute bot from <i>Star Wars</i>. At this year's South by Southwest interactive festival, a petting zoo is aiming to evoke those same feelings. But, not …

Robotics

Carbon3D printer is super speedy thanks to light and oxygen

3D printing startup Carbon3D has demonstrated a new approach to fabricating commercial-quality objects from resin using oxygen and light.<p>On stage at …

TED Talks

FCC fines Verizon $3.4 million for not telling officials about a major 911 outage

750,000 people in California were unable to call 911 for hours<p>In October, the FCC released a damning reporting suggesting a major 911 outage affecting more than 11 million people in seven states could have been prevented. But there was, apparently, more to the story: during the April outage, …

Why video-game streaming site Twitch is so incredibly successful

What's more astounding is that Twitch's average user watches 106 minutes of video on the site per day even though none of the players are exactly household names.<p>This dedicated community of viewers fuels Twitch's success, according to Twitch star Sean Plott.<p>"Twitch is fundamentally a community site …

'Northern lights' observed on Mars

<b>A Nasa spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet has detected a mysterious aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.</b><p>The Maven mission observed these "Christmas lights" for five days leading up to 25 December last year.<p>Scientists have also discovered a dust cloud at high altitude, which does …

Astronomy

SoCal's first 'water coaster' is driven by magnets

It's not just the Circle K, strange things are afoot throughout San Dimas, California -- like the wacky 1000-foot-long, magnetically driven "water coaster" recently installed at a local Raging Waters park in the midst of a debilitating statewide drought. Dubbed the Aqua Rocket, this unusual …

Apple Researching Taptic Feedback For Keyboards With No Physical Keys

Apple has a new patent application that modifies one of their existing inventions based on one of their newly announced techs: Taptics. The application, published by the USPTO today (via Patently Apple) features a virtual keyboard design that resembles the current Magic Trackpad accessory in its …

Streaming music revenue beat CDs in the US last year for the first time

Streaming music services accounted for more music industry revenue than CDs in the US last year, beating the dominant physical format for the first time. In total, streaming services were responsible for $1.87 billion in revenue, compared to CDs' $1.85 billion. Those streaming services include …

Uber cars now outnumber yellow cabs in New York City

You may see yellow taxis as virtually synonymous with New York City transportation, but you might have to reconsider that image before too long. New Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows that Uber cars now outnumber cabs on NYC streets, with 14,088 black and luxury vehicles versus 13,587 taxis. …

The '1,000mph' Bloodhound car is so fast it needs to be bulletproof

Designing a car that can break the world land speed record is a tricky balancing act. It has to be incredibly fast and lightweight, while also offering unparalleled protection on the track. Not only in case there's a conventional crash, either; even a tiny pebble could have devastating consequences …

Incredible New 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

You've never seen a 3D printer like this<p>A new innovation by Carbon3D, unveiled Monday at the TED2015 conference, could finally move 3D printing out of the hobby shop and onto every factory floor.<p>Imagine you're in an emergency room with a blood vessel blockage. To save your life, a surgeon will …

Virtualized Air Force war games put Top Gun to shame

Every year for the past four decades, the US Air Force and its NATO allies have staged a series of mock battles -- dubbed Red Flag events -- to provide soldiers with "real-world" experience before actually throwing them into active combat. But this year's Red Flag marks a significant departure from …

The UK's latest 'wonder material' is made from sugar beet

A Scottish start-up is turning root vegetables into an ingenious new material, which can be used to lock moisture into anything from food to cosmetics to concrete<p>A Scottish start-up has developed a material made from carrots and sugar beet that it claims is twice as strong as carbon fibre, and is …

Finally! A Flying Car Could Go On Sale As Soon As 2017

It’s the future promised to us by the Jetsons, “Back To The Future” and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.<p>Last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled its …

Flying Car

Uber Drivers Attacked By Masked Men in Amsterdam

Uber is facing further issues in Europe as uberPOP drivers in Amsterdam have been targeted by a group of armed, masked men.<p>The first incident happened Tuesday, March 10, when an uberPOP driver had his car surrounded by a group of masked men and was forced to stop before being restrained and …

Carsharing

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Macular Degeneration

The mysterious internet mishap that sent data for the UK’s nuclear program to Ukraine

The information superhighway got diverted last week when a Ukrainian internet service provider hijacked routes used by data heading for websites in the United Kingdom, according to a company that monitors and optimizes internet performance. The action could be a mere glitch—or something more …

Internet

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' May Finally Be Fixed With 343's New Patch

November 11th. That’s when Halo: The Master Chief Collection officially launched in 2014. Today is March 5th, and the game may finally, <i>finally</i> work as intended.<p>343 debuted a long-awaited new patch yesterday aiming to fix the endless amount of issues that have plagued the game’s multiplayer. Now, 24 …

Beta Testing

Music recognition app Shazam wants to help you identify more than music

Song recognition app Shazam wants to recognize more than just audio. A report from Reuters says the app is planning on expanding its search function to the visual realm too, letting users identify items such as DVDs and groceries with their phone's camera.<p>"We want to expand the universe of what you …

Apple Has a Plan to Make All Its Devices Waterproof

Say goodbye to the "hurry, put it in a bag of rice" trick?<p>For those of us out there who've dropped our iPhones in the toilets, good news: Apple is working on ways to waterproof its mobile devices. A hydrophobic coating applied to internal parts would give the phones a little added protection in …

Splash Drone shrugs off water and launches rescue flares

When drone meets water, the videos can be amazing -- except that most drones hate water and can't even be flown in the rain. However, there's a new product on Kickstarter called the Splash Drone that isn't deterred by a little H20. The drone itself is waterproof, as are the circuits, wires and GPS, …

Robotic glove puts rehabilitation into the hands of stroke patients

Researchers have developed a prototype robotic glove aimed at rehabilitating stroke patients through facilitating movement and exercise.<p>Rehabilitation after a stroke can be a long and arduous process -- but a device developed by researchers at the University at Hertfordshire quite literally puts …

Robotics

Lyft apologizes for angering potential drivers after it promised eye-popping bonuses

The company said it would pay $1,000 to each new driver and another $1,000 to the driver who referred them.<p>All new drivers had to do, Lyft said, was complete a ride by Thursday.<p>It's no surprise, then, that Lyft saw a ton of new drivers sign up.<p>The new referral deal "brought the biggest wave of …

Playing physics: Student builds Lego Large Hadron Collider | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A particle physics student has used his downtime to build a Lego model of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and is now lobbying the toy company to take it to market.<p>Nathan Readioff’s design uses existing Lego pieces to replicate all …

Physics