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Samsung Galaxy Gear concept highlights patent-inspired smartwatch with flexible display

A set of concept images for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been developed based on a recently discovered patent application for such a product.<p>The images suggest that the smartwatch would offer a large, flexible display and will be available in a variety of colors.<p>From what we can …

Electronics Industry

Moto X review (video)

After months of a constant flow of Moto X rumors, Motorola finally took the red curtains off of it, revealing a pretty slick device that doesn’t need hardware to show what it’s worth. Is it impressive? Absolutely. Does it live up to the hype? Find out in our review.<p>At the press event on New York, …

Grill Out On The Cheap With a Lasagna Pan

If you live in an apartment, or you're just heading out for a tailgate, you might not always have access to a full-sized grill. If you don't have to …

3D Printing an Aston Martin

<b>Interview by Yahea Abdulla</b><p>We recently heard about a Solidoodler in Auckland, New Zealand, named Ivan Sentch, who’s building an entire car from scratch with the help of his Solidoodle, 2nd Gen 3D printer. When we saw photos of his project in progress, it was a bit hard to believe that this was his …

It's over now, but it will be back!

NOW WITH ADDITIONAL KIT! Produce a nonprofit version of Arduino for only US$9 to help expanding the knowledge of electronics | Check out '$9 ARDUINO …

Basic Self-Reliance/Maker Curriculum for Kids

Former MAKE staffer Stefan Antonowicz sent us this to post. He now has two kids and has been thinking about what is a good self-reliance/maker skill set to consider teaching his kids. He writes:<p>My dad and I were both Scouts, and I’d always assumed my sons and daughters would spend some time in one …

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Photoreceptors grown from embryonic stem cells have been successfully implanted in the retinas of blind mice<p>Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted into blind mice. The technique opens up the …

New Telescopic Contact Lens Magnifies Vision Three Times

Researchers led by Eric Tremblay from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EDFL) in Switzerland and Joseph Ford from UC San Diego have …

4 Smart Textiles You've Yet To See

Self-repairing fabric, leather grown from microbes, and more<p>You've probably seen water-repellant textiles where droplets of water miraculously bubble upon contact with the fabric. You may even own a pair of moisture-wicking workout pants. Smart fabrics have slowly made their way into the consumer …

DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation

Two scientists think we can safeguard the world's knowledge against an apocalypse if we store it in DNA. How far-fetched is the idea? Ed Yong meets them to find out.<p>Neither Ewan Birney nor Nick Goldman can remember exactly how they came up with the idea of storing all the world’s knowledge in DNA. …

Genetics

Power plants to boost our crops

To feed our growing population, we must produce more food in the next 40 years than we’ve done since the dawn of agriculture. Hack into plants to make photosynthesis more efficient.<p>If you have missed my previous two columns, I’m currently looking at the radical technologies or events that have the …

Oxford University

Functional 3D Human Liver Buds Made From Stem Cells in Mice

Researchers led by Dr. Takanori Takebe and Dr. Hideki Taniguchi of Yokohama City University in Japan recently reported the creation of a 3D …

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute

Mercedes Vision Golf Cart concept could shuttle you around the course in comfort

Today's golf carts certainly serve a purpose, but despite opulent add-ons like plastic rain shields and windshield wipers, the electric buggies littering the world's fairways and outdoor venues can hardly be considered luxurious. Now, with Mercedes-Benz considering a compact vehicle of its own, the …

Smart shirt helps wearers keep track of their mental and physical wellbeing

OMsignal has developed a shirt embedded with sensors able to detect and track the wearer’s emotional state, and even share the data socially.<p>17 Jul …

How to Make a Levitating Death Star

In this project, Aidan Lamb made a Death Star out of a levitating globe desk toy. First, Aidan stripped off the plastic map from the globe, then cut out and inverted a disk for the superlaser, drilled some small holes in the globe and inserted an LED, for some cool lighting effects, and painted the …

JavaScript Powered Arduino with Johnny-Five

Posting at the Safari Books Online Blog, Derick Bailey has created an Arduino project that bows before Atwood’s Law (“Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.”):<p>It should be no surprise, then, that JavaScript can also be used to control …

Moto X using Verizon's network surfaces in leaked photo (updated)

What's said to be the Moto X has been breaking cover left and right, and now it's made yet another appearance. <i>Android Central</i> has scored a new photo of the device in question, and while it looks nearly identical to an earlier snapshot, a keen eye will notice a Verizon 4G logo sitting in the status …

Top 10 DIY Miracles You Can Accomplish with Sugru

Some materials were just made for DIY miracles. Binder clips are one example. Another is Sugru, the moldable silicone that can fix or improve just …

Lernstift is the vibrating pen that critiques your spelling (video)

One reason that we prefer keyboards to pens is the dignity-saving presence of a spell checker -- but that won't help your average schoolchild, obligated to learn their language scrawling on dead trees. Now, a pair of German inventors have developed Lernstift, a learning pen that'll ruthlessly nag …

Kit FUI is an awesome IMDB-like database of fake futuristic user interfaces

We’re kind of obsessed with fantastical forward-thinking user interfaces here at TNW. We’ve interviewed some of the best in the business like Jayse Hansen and try to stay on top of the hardware that might bring these innovations to your desktop in the future.<p>That’s why Kit FUI, a new database of …

DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0

• Zip file with 3d print files<br>• bill of materials<br>• How-to on Instructables<br>• This was my graduation project for the master Networked Media at the Piet Zwart …

How Clothes Should Fit

Writer<p>Designer<p>Website<p>Your appearance; whether sharp and confident, relaxed and cool, or sloppy and juvenile – is often reduced to the fit of your …

Clothing

Treat Insect Stings with Ammonia or Vinegar

This is unfortunately the time of year when bee and wasp stings are more likely to happen. If you get stung by one of these insects, you can relieve …