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Google Street View looks inside the TARDIS

Any Doctor Who fan will have longed to see inside the TARDIS for themselves – and now they can, thanks to a bonus feature on Google Maps.<p>One of the few remaining police boxes on which the TARDIS is modelled stands outside Earl’s Court tube station in London.<p>Now, using the <b>Google</b> Street View function …

First Hands-On Video of a Yellow iPhone 5C Back Housing

Our good acquaintance Sonny Dickson has been on fire these past few weeks, providing numerous leaked photos, videos, and other details regarding …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

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The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Why Do Cucumber Coils Change Direction?

Do you grow cucumbers in your garden? If you've ever seen one growing, you've seen the curious coils made by cucumber tendrils as they grasp a …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

Pay For Your Next Meal With Your Face

The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card.<p>Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which …

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Official trailer for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s re-release of Cosmos

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s version of the classic Cosmos series will be coming to a TV screen near you in 2014.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio …

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Digital Experience Platform

Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience Platform for building …

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Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

APOD: Earth and Moon from Saturn (2013 Jul 22) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130722.html Explanation: Here you are. Here is everyone you've ever known. Here is every human who has ever lived. Pictured above is the Earth-Moon system as captured by the Cassini mission orbiting Saturn in the outer Solar System. Earth is the brighter of the two spots near the center, while the Moon is visible to its lower left. The unprocessed image shows several streaks that are not stars but rather cosmic rays that struck the digital camera while it was taking the image. The image was snapped by Cassini on Friday and released on Saturday. At nearly the same time, many humans on Earth were snapping their own pictures of Saturn. http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawimagedetails/index.cfm?imageID=294986 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawimagedetails/index.cfm?imageID=294987 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawimagedetails/index.cfm?imageID=294988 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130722 #APOD

2013 Invention Awards: Cardboard Bike

A $30 ride made of recycled packaging, bottles, and car parts.<p>One day in 2009, Israeli engineer Izhar Gafni sat in a quiet library designing a machine to extract seeds from pomegranates when his mind drifted to cycling, his favorite pastime. Gafni admired bikes made from sustainable bamboo, but …