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How scientists are using Lego to handle insects

An unusual scientific paper has just appeared online. Its authors are all entomologists. But the paper is as much about Lego as it is about insects.

The first author is Steen Dupont, a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London who specialises in a family of moths known as the Limacodidae. …

Laws of Attraction

Too bad Magneto never used his powers as a full-time magician. He would have made a killing. Now, for all of you who wonder what that would be like, …

Rare Earth

What if we could mount a bike on the wall?

Need your city to have more space? Then how about a bicycle rack that fits on a wall and makes space for pedestrians. The Wall-Hanger Bike Rack is …

Mount Fuji

'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter.

They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes.

The diagnostic device – the engineers call it a “dongle” – was …


This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.

In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 "saveable" lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …


Jesse Draper Talks About Growing Up On The Valley Girl Show, Silicon Valley Gender Issues And Moving To TV

Jesse Draper, the daughter of VC Tim Draper and former Nickelodeon star, grew up right in front of everyone on the Internet. She started The Valley Girl Show as a web series in her parents’ garage in her early 20s. It was full of hula hoops, pink and what some have called “ditzy” antics.

Draper, now …


These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

Doctors at a Florida hospital get up close to bones, organs and veins, without making a single cut

General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures bones, blood vessels and organs in high-definition.

The patients ride into the …

Human Anatomy

Stretchy Prosthetic Skin Feels Pressure, Temperature

Researchers in South Korea and the U.S. have developed what they call a “smart” prosthetic skin embedded with heat, humidity and pressure sensors …

The Luggage Trap

This luggage tray concept surely tops the ones I have seen long distance buses use. The entire tray pulls out and allows you to load the bags with …


Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice …

Sustainable Design

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.

Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Finally, a fitness tracker you wear on your head

The latest wearable gadgets from Israel-based LifeBeam include a hat and visor that track heart rate, calories and other data fitness nuts care about.


Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, is now offering the real thing - although don’t expect to do much travelling on it.

Ever since Michael J Fox took …

Carl Zeiss unveils its sub $100 virtual reality headset for iOS and Android

Carl Zeiss has just recently announced the VR One virtual reality headset for use with iOS and Android smartphones. While it still feels like a bit …

Virtual Reality

Kick, Scoot, Carry!

A scooter with a built-in luggage… or luggage with a built-in scooter. Whichever way you look at it, OLAF is simply hybrid-awesomeness! The …

Wearable Tech
Rainy Season
Dental Care

The New Power Generation: This Fuel Cell Startup Could Spark a Revolution