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All the crazy cars, concepts, and wild ideas from the Geneva Motor Show 2018

All the cars, concepts, and wild ideas from the Geneva Motor Show 2018<p>Contributors:<p>Image credit: Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> All the cars, concepts, and wild ideas from the Geneva Motor Show 2018<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Every year, the Geneva Motor Show …

16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this November

Military science fiction adventures, fantasy epics, and supernatural journeys<p>It’s November, which means that winter is well on its way. It’s a good time to curl up on the couch or a comfy chair and dig into some of the books that you’ve been meaning to read.<p>I recently interviewed horror author Joe …

Jaguar’s E-type Zero is the most beautiful electric car yet

Probably because the entire design is lifted from the 1960s<p>Jaguar, having freshly committed to electrifying all of its cars from 2020 onward, has today also unveiled a new all-electric automobile, which is based on its sleek E-type from the 1960s. The new E-type Zero keeps the classic styling, …

The moment a photographer helped injured children

Recent photos show a Syrian photographer putting aside his camera to rescue children injured in a bombing. Kelly Grovier remembers a forgotten portrait of self-sacrifice.<p>In theory, the artist and the reporter have little in common beyond a determination to communicate. Where the artist’s self can …

Fire Fighting

Plastic-eating caterpillars could help get rid of the world’s waste

If scientists can find the enzymes in the caterpillar’s digestive tracts that’s doing the eating<p>Plastic is fantastic. It’s cheap, durable, and doesn’t react to the usual organisms that break down organic matter. This has made it incredibly useful for the packaging industry, but has also led to …

Autonomous robot 3D printers like this could help build homes for us on other planets

MIT’s newest 3D printer isn’t the sort you’d keep on your desk. With a long robotic arm and caterpillar treads, it’s designed to work in the construction sites of the future. To prove its mettle, it recently printed the biggest robot-built structure ever — in just over 13 hours. The robot is still …

Mars-like soil can be pressed into strong bricks — which could make building easier on the Red Planet

And you don’t need to add any extra ingredients<p>Simulated Mars soil can be packed together into a solid brick-like material — without needing any added ingredients to hold it together. That might mean real Martian soil could be easily used as a tool for building structures like habitats on the Red …

This building uses emoji cast in concrete as modern gargoyles

The architect responsible says it’s better than using “heads of the king or whatever”<p>Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the …

Architecture

Six green designs powered by algae

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>It's easy to underestimate the awesome superpowers of the tiny plants we all know as algae. The photosynthetic organisms are minuscule powerhouses capable of generating light and energy while scrubbing greenhouse gas emissions from the air. Many types of algae are also edible, …

WIRED Recommends: The best gadgets and gear in 2018

WIRED Recommends is our definitive guide to the best gadgets, gear and new products. This list covers our number one picks for every category we've …

The world's 12 best natural swimming pools | CNN Travel

Inhabitat's Week in Green: garden wheels and 3D-printed fashion

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Electric car lovers are waiting with bated breath for the release of Tesla's forthcoming Model 3, but some details about the electric car have been revealed …

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re …

Self-awareness

Watch Elon Musk deliver the best tech keynote I've ever seen

I've watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he introduced Tesla's new battery system. I'm sure many people will disagree — I mean, how can you compete …

Tesla

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

The new Nabi kid-friendly Android tablets are seriously huge

In addition to an action cam for adventurous kids, Fuhu has announced new Big Tab options at CES -- and they're so huge, they dwarf the 24-inch model launched in 2014. These latest entries to the Big Tab lineup include 42-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch models, so they're definitely not something you'd …

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that <i>two</i>, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them this summer, 40 years after losing both arms, as part of a Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program test run …

On the march

THE strong showing by Marine Le Pen’s National Front (FN) in local elections on March 23rd has stunned France. The FN won its first significant …

Europe

‘I had a double hand transplant’

Imagine looking down at your hands and seeing fingers that aren’t your own. Rose Eveleth asks a woman with a double hand transplant what it feels like. It’s the first in a series where we talk to fascinating people who are living the future today.<p>The first thing Lindsay Ess remembers after waking …

Microscopy

Sony returns to the swagger of its glory days

'We are Sony, so of course we’ll do things a little differently.' — Kuni Suzuki<p>During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great.<p>The Japanese company lost its …