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The evolution of the bicycle in less than one minute

The design of the modern bicycle seems rather obvious, right? Two symmetrical wheels attached to a simple frame. But it took a while for us to get to …

The 16 coolest concept cars revealed in 2015

Automakers have designed some very inventive concept cars this year, some of which seem to have the sole purpose of simply looking cool (and that they do).<p>But others really explore how automobiles could change with the advent of driverless technology, from steering wheels that retract to seats that …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

New tech search reveals China's elusive 'ghost cities'

People have known about China's "ghost cities" for years, but it turns out finding and tracking these massive, mostly empty housing developments is pretty much as difficult as hunting an actual ghost.<p>That is, until China's largest search engine got involved, Quartz reports. Tech company Baidu was …

Emerging Technology

Final Fantasy XV at FGF: Director Hajime Tabata Unveils Impressive New Tech Demo and Illustrations

On November 25th, Director Hajime Tabata was present at Family Game Forum in Shanghai to hold a presentation about <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>. New content was …

Emerging Technology

Hyperreal Paintings Of Nature By Joel Rea

Australian artist Joel Rea creates photorealistic paintings of natural landscapes and fantastical scenes with a surreal touch. What’s especially …

Art

Data-mined photos document 100 years of (forced) smiling

Here's an odd fact: Turn-of-the-century photographers used to tell subjects to say "prunes" rather than "cheese," so that they would smile <i>less</i>. By studying nearly 38,000 high-school yearbook photos taken since 1905, UC Berkeley researchers have shown just how much smiling, fashion and hairstyles …

Pedal your way through Glacier National Park on a new bike excursion

Next year is the centennial of the National Park Service, and to mark the occasion. Trek Travel is offering a new bike trip in Montana's Glacier National Park.<p>The six-day tour features cycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and through the Blackfeet Reservation as well as a ride through Flathead …

How NASA Engineers are Designing the Aerodynamics of Its New Heavy-Lift Launcher

NASA’s new Space Launch System is going to be the first to carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit since Saturn V went into space—but it will also …

'I Was Excited to Get to See How Big God Was'

As a little girl, I used to wave at the sky as I rode in the back seat, saying "hi" to God. But life has a way of changing, and while I still believe in God wholeheartedly, I do not wave at the sky anymore. That child-like faith is a precious thing that innocent children so easily grasp, but the …

Meet Uyan and Dina, Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age

New photos reveal the exceptional preservation of the cats, whose species has been extinct for thousands of years.<p>New photographs of a pair of cave lion cubs found frozen in Siberia give an unprecedented look at a species that has been extinct for about 10,000 years.<p>Russian researchers revealed new …

National Geographic Travel

20 Inns and B&Bs With Stunning Views of Fall Foliage

Now's truly the time to get out of town for a change of scenery.<p>Book a trip to one of these beauties and give autumn the appreciation it deserves.

Astronomers share first images of new planet in formation

Australian and US scientists capture imagery of the accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet, which is the process of formation<p>Astronomers have taken the first images of a planet still in formation, a discovery expected to shed light on how giant planets manage to beef up early in …

National Geographic Travel

Quantum computing breakthrough: Engineers manage to write quantum code to silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that …

The PowerUp FPV is a paper airplane drone you control with your head

If you, like most rational people, have ever had the unquenchable desire to control a paper airplane with your head, the PowerUp FPV is the toy for …

Tiny NVIDIA Supercomputer to Bring Artificial Intelligence to New Generation of Autonomous Robots and Drones

NVIDIA today unveiled a credit-card sized module that harnesses the power of machine learning to enable a new generation of smart, autonomous …

Cooking with vegetable oil releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer

Concerns over toxic chemicals in heated oils are backed up by separate research from an Oxford professor, who claims that the fatty acids in …

Saturated Fats

3tags.org

Solar + Storage May Be Energy's Holy Grail, But Will Regulators Aid The Quest?

The energy industry is fast embracing the revolutionary potential of renewable energy combined with cheap battery storage, which together can obviate the need for new power plants.<p>“The combination of those two things—that is truly a killer app,” said California Clean Energy Fund director Julie …

Energy

Love can get you high: New research reveals its incredible effect on the brain

Roxy Music was onto something. The Kinsey Institute finds love generates the same feelings of euphoria as cocaine<p>There are thousands of songs about the narcotic effects of falling in love. One of the most obvious examples that comes to mind when reading about Helen Fisher’s brain scans of the …

Relationships

A Child's Lifelong Self-Esteem Emerges Earlier Than We Thought

Five-year-old children may only read and write at a basic level, but their sense of self is surprisingly sophisticated. A provocative new study suggests that by kindergarten, a child's self-esteem is as strong as an adult's.<p>The research, published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of …

Psychology

See MIT's odd new jumping cube robots

MIT researchers developed this "Soft Cube Capable of Controllable Continuous Jumping." From IEEE Spectrum:<p>Inside of the robot there are two motorized …

Robotics

Video: Soft Square Robot Is Ready To Roll

Where no cube has gone before<p>Sometimes, it's hip to be cubed. A new robot created by a group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) may be a cube, but it's still very cool.<p>In a recent paper the researchers describe how the 3-inch, 7-ounce cube works. Equipped with sensors …

Robotics

Chinese 'Walker 1' Robot Sets Guinness World Record For Distance Travelled

This is Walker 1, a robot that at first glance looks like a box with some stalks awkwardly poking out of it.<p>Visually, that's actually quite a good …

World Records
Scott Pruitt

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

What research actually says about felines<p>Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.<p>The first thing you notice when you …