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Tokyoflash X Acetate Tells the Time in an X

This fantastic new acetate variant of the Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch may look like a bunch of random lines in an X form but really it’s telling the …

Eterni.me will create a computer version of you for when you die

A new service promises to create virtual versions of its users that their loved ones can interact with after they have died. Eterni.me plans to …

Black Mirror

Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet

Three years ago, we heard about a prototype shoe that could be used to guide the wearer via haptic feedback. Designed by Anirudh Sharma, who was then …

See A Brillant And Safe In-Dash Touchscreen In Action

One of the problems in designing cars is that if you design something wrong, it can quite literally kill. Distracted driving, or even just taking …

Analysis of the Atacama humanoid alien

We posted earlier this week a story outlining the origin of the alleged tiny ET creature to be showcased in Dr. Steven Greer’s <i>Sirius</i> documentary to …

Will This Go Faster Than Light?

Gender Swap uses Oculus Rift to put you in another body

BeAnother Lab is taking advantage of the first-person perspective of Oculus Rift to explore ideas of gender, intimacy, mutual respect and more.<p>The …

Graphene - the new wonder material

The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared to devote €1bn ($1.3bn) to it between 2013 and 2023 to find out if it can transform a range of sectors such …

10 Doctor Who Technologies That (Sort of) Exist

TV's longest running sci-fi series, Doctor Who, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A half-century of the show saw plenty of iconic gadgets and outrageous techsome of which has come to fruition.<p>TV's longest running sci-fi series, <i>Doctor Who,</i> is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A half-century of …

Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

NASA says ozone hole stabilizing but won't fully recover until 2070

The hole in the ozone layer is stabilizing but will take until about 2070 to fully recover, according to new research byNASAscientists.<p>The assessment comes more than two decades after the Montreal Protocol, the international treaty that banned chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds that deplete …

Global Warming

Hydrogen squeezed from stone could be new energy source

<b>Scientists from the University of Lyon have discovered a new way to split hydrogen gas from water, using rocks.</b><p>The method promises a new green energy source, providing copious hydrogen from a simple mixture of rock and water.<p>It speeds up a chemical reaction that takes geological timescales in …

The striking Pebble Steel could change your mind about smartwatches

CES 2013 was the big coming-out party for the original Pebble smartwatch and now, a year later, CES 2014 is hosting the launch of the startup's second device, the Pebble Steel. It costs $100 more than the original — which will continue to be available as the entry-level Pebble — and adds a touch of …

Google And Apple Will Hate Intel's 'Jarvis,' A Headset That Talks Back To You

(Jarvis also happens to be the name of the virtual assistant Marvel character Tony Stark uses in the "Iron Man" movies.)<p>Jarvis takes commands that can be executed by your phone, even without the user having to switch on the phone. And Jarvis — which actually speaks with a female voice, much like …

Look! Up In The Sky! It's 2013's Most Bizarre UFOs And Paranormal Stories

Whether you believe that UFOs are alien spaceships or travelers from another dimension or hoaxes or simply very easily explained objects, they were plentiful in 2013.<p>Over the past 12 months, we had it all, from a Scientology-created message to aliens; UFOs allegedly photographed near the moon; …

WATCH: Scientists Suspend Objects in Midair with Sound Waves

No smoke, no mirrors, just sound was all scientists needed to levitate objects in midair.<p>NPR reports that researchers at the University of Tokyo have …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Watch this guy turn a Ford Fiesta into Optimus Prime

This video has everything: robots in disguise and great music<p>Artist Hetain Patel's first car was a 1988 Ford Fiesta. Now, together with his father, he's souped up a different Fiesta into a Transformers-style robot sculpture. It does not move or fight villains, unfortunately. Here's Patel's …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Caroling Karaoke Machine With This Google Easter Egg

Using any mobile browser, type “let’s go caroling” into Google. And just like that, your phone will turn into a Christmas Carol karaoke machine with the words and music of five classic holiday songs. It’s the perfect way to annoy your cubemates during this wonderfully obnoxious holiday season.<p>This …

The Leidenfrost effect: When water runs uphill

By heating droplets of water, researchers can make them do strange things – from bouncing up a ramp to navigating a maze.<p>If you’ve ever sprinkled water onto a hot stove while cooking, you’ll know the droplets will bubble and boil away instantly.<p>Yet water performs a strange trick once a surface gets …

Chemistry

Fun science experiments to try at home

If you have these everyday ingredients, you can do fun science experiments at home, as the Head Squeeze team demonstrates.<p>Pepper, washing detergent, vinegar and an egg. If you have any of these ingredients to hand, you can do science at home.<p>From chemical reactions to strange physics, the Head …

Science

'Doctor Who' fans petition to rename new planet 'Gallifrey'

An online petition calls on the International Astronomical Union to get all timey-wimey and name a planet "Gallifrey."<p>"Doctor Who" fans sure know how to work a petition.<p>Not long after petitioning to have the Empire State Building lit up in Tardis-blue, fans are now pushing to have a newly …

PAUL WALKER Scenes will STAY in Fast & Furious 7 - ETC

Are You The One? Perfect Match: What Is Shanley's Current Status With Adam?

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ETH Zurich 3D Scanner App To Transform A Smartphone Into A 3D Scanner (video)

Researchers at ETH Zurich have this month unveiled a new smartphone application they have created which is capable of capturing highly detailed 3D …

3D Scanners

Coldest place in the universe

The ghostly Boomerang Nebula, coldest known place in the universe, reveals its true shape in this image from the giant ALMA radio telescope.<p>The …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Meet Leo, The Lightweight New Way To Send Self-Destructing Messages

There are a number of ephemeral messaging apps out there (some might say too many), all of which are trying to give their users the ability to send self-destructing text messages or photos or videos, or some combination of the three. But those apps aren’t always intuitive, and that sometimes leads …