Makoto A. Suzuki

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Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

This week Cyberdyne unveiled a robotic exoskeleton called HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) that allows its wearer to carry superhuman loads while …

Robotics

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

Ian Komac’s surreal photography

What the Health? Understanding Obamacare's 11 Year Health Plan

Interested in the new health plan but have no idea what it means? What the Health? Understanding Obamacare’s 11 Year Health Plan infographic from …

New Study Shows Plants Talk to Each Other Through the Soil

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study conducted by Dr. David Johnson at the University of Aberdeen found that plants actually communicate with one …

Botany

Decreasing Ice, Increasing Risk: The New World of Arctic Tourism

Late last month in the high Canadian Arctic, rescuers plucked 20 tourists from an ice floe on which they were camping a day after it broke free and began to drift, stranding them nearly eight miles offshore. I read about this adventure gone awry with some interest. The Arctic runs in my blood -- …

8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

1/9<p>Room Divider Ideas<p>While we've got nothing personal against shoji screens, there's just something about them that screams, "I really couldn't think …

Unique

Olloclip’s Quick-Flip Case May Be Essential For Serious iPhoneographers [Review]

Without the Pro-Photo adapter the case is also as small and thin enough to be left on all the time.<p>I only have one thing against the Quick-Flip case: the flip itself.

Shutter Speed

Five More Ways To Master Siri On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]

When Siri was updated along with iOS 6, we showed you a bunch of ways to use Apple’s personal digital assistant the right way, like using punctuation and finding out the weather.<p>Yet time marches ever onward, and we’ve compiled yet another five tips and tricks to help you master Siri, whether you’re …

Wolfram Alpha

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

HTC One seen holding its own against Galaxy S4 marketing barrage

The biggest question for the HTC One hasn’t been whether it’s good enough to go toe-to-toe with Samsung’s Galaxy S4, but whether it can survive under …

Borough Market

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NASA Asian American Pacific Islander History Month - Wayne Wong, Glenn Research Center

Zoe Saldana Talks 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

The Bank of Japan is remarkably optimistic about Japan’s economy

Under its new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, the Bank of Japan has not only become a lot more aggressive; it’s also acting a lot more bullish.<p>As expected, in its policy meeting announcement today (pdf) the bank added nothing to the bold program of “quantitative and qualitative” easing (QE) it announced …

Economics

Putin and Abe play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ on natural gas

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Russia today for a sit-down with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Near the top of the agenda: Japan’s insatiable appetite for natural gas, which Russia has in abundance. Lurking in the background is China, which has a complicated history with both nations, …

Natural Gas

ProScope Micro Mobile Turns Your iPhone or iPad into a Microscope - Technabob

Bodelin Technologies has unveiled a new product that turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a fully functional microscope. The microscope itself …

Photojojo's telephoto lens brings up to 12x of optical zoom to your iPad

After creating the Photorito lens wrap that makes your zoom like a burrito, Photojojo has pulled off another feat: making iPad photographers look even wackier than normal. But the company's iPad telephoto lens <i>is</i> pretty useful if you're willing to hold a slab to your face to grab images. It brings a …

Making Sense of Cents, Marketplace Comes to Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / April 16, 2013<p>For 24 years, Marketplace, a daily radio program on American Public Media, has relied on the art of storytelling to …

Facebook Home Was Prototyped Using Apple’s Mac & iOS Development Tools!

Here’s an interesting fact for you. Facebook Home — the new app that deeply-integrates Facebook into Android smartphones (and probably most notable for its system-wide Chat Heads messaging) — doesn’t work as intended on iOS… but it was actually prototyped on Quartz Composer, Apple’s visual …

Photoshop

The Best Roguelike Games On Mac & iOS [Feature]

Roguelikes aren’t designed to be played until they are beaten; they are designed to be played until you die.<p>In what other game can you play a sentient housecat monk, a gladiator mermaid or a vampire warrior?<p>I’ll just say it: Stone Soup is my favorite game, ever.

iOS

Tips For Living Frugally & Saving Drive Space On A Tiny Mac SSD [Feature]

<b>Tip</b>: Run Rdio or Spotify on your desktop machine first so they can scan your local libraries.<p>One of the biggest space hogs on a computer is photos.<p>One essential Dropbox trick you need to know: Turn off the Camera Uploads folder in the Selective Sync preferences.<p>Next time you’re about to save …

Flickr

IT news, careers, business technology, reviews

With the end of extended support for Windows 7 drawing ever closer, companies will soon have to decide whether to move to Windows 10 or something …

Windows 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands-on and Unboxing

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is about to hit stores in the United States, and with it, Samsung’s next push for a new display size attached to …

Phones