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The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

Welcome to the new (and fast-growing) ecosystem of mobile business apps

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Praisaeng/Shuterstock<p>Over the last few months, I’ve had several conversations about mobile business applications that …

A Box of Birds by Charles Fernyhough – review

Some people don't have much of a sense of self. They don't really believe there's a "me" that ties all their fleeting thoughts and feelings together. …

Staples Sells 3D Printers

At this point in time you’ve had to have heard about 3D printers – printers that can take a blueprint or template and create an object out of …

Change the colour of your eyes with a laser

This week we've discovered two possible elixirs of youth, the secret to being more attractive to the opposite sex, and a back-pain breakthrough that …

Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? Oliver Burkeman investigates the slow web movement http://gu.com/p/3fkkz Photograph: Aaron Tilley for the Guardian