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Wooden pallets are DIY gold

Here’s a little secret about building furniture out of pallets, those simple wooden structures used to schlep goods: Not all pallet wood is cheap, …

StatCache - an Arduino 'blackbox' Datalogger for Adding on Screen Display Gauges to Your Videos

Introduction: StatCache - an Arduino 'blackbox' Datalogger for Adding on Screen Display Gauges to Your Videos<p>This project includes instructions on …

Arduino

What a Muslim medical student thinks of Dr. Ben Carson's words

362 Shares<p>I wonder how I would’ve felt if Ben Carson had run for president back when I was a kid. At that age, I was wholly inspired (and terribly …

The Spooky Effects of Sleep Deprivation

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning. But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that can …

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

Cancer Cells

Google’s new ‘Who’s Down’ app shows which of your friends are free to hang out

Google has just quietly released a new app on the Play Store, called “Who’s Down”. As you might be able to tell from its name, the app will apparently — once there are people who are actually using it — let you see which of your friends are free to hang out. Currently, the app is invite-only, so …

So, who really won? What the Bush v. Gore studies showed

<i>CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger revisits the 2000 election in a CNN Special Report, "Bush v. Gore: The Endless Election</i>," Monday at 9 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> After the grueling 36-day Florida recount battle, Al Gore finally conceded the presidency to George W. Bush on December 13, 2000.<p>But the …

Heat-seeking cancer drugs could target tumours and spare healthy tissue

Bubbles containing cancer drugs which burst on contact with tumours are being developed by scientists<p>Miniature heat seeking ‘grenades’ full of cancer drugs which target tumours without damaging healthy tissue, have been created by scientists.<p>Researchers at Manchester University have repurposed …

New Bocelli Album Celebrates Music of Movies

Science in Action: New Breakthrough TV Series from NatGeo and GE Zooms In on Live-Changing Research

Hollywood producer Brian Grazer says that a curious mind is the secret to a bigger life. It’s also the secret to a thriving business.<p>Grazer and …

What Halloween Decorators Know About Spiders (Oddly, a Lot!)

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>Here was my Halloween plan: not original, I know, but classic, effective, and cheap.<p>My front door, I decided, would become a lush, over-the-top spiderweb, a luxuriant Donald Trumpian display of muchness, which means … I would need two, maybe three, …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Dyson spheres are back in the news. In case you’ve never heard of them – or want to brush up – here’s a primer.<p>Proponents of solar power know that …

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Panasonic bringing light and portable power to those without

Around a fifth of the world's population has only sporadic access to electricity -- if at all. Panasonic is hoping to lower that number with its latest project.<p>The Japanese electronics giant this week unveiled its eneloop solar storage system, which acts as a source of power for LED lights and …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Join a choir to make friends more quickly, says Oxford University

Societies need to sing for social bonding, but few people come together for a song in modern life<p>The decline of churchgoing and regular festivals could be driving loneliness and social isolation because people no longer sing together, a new study by Oxford University suggests.<p>Although scientists …

US signals shift in Syria-Iraq campaign against Islamic State

<b>The US has indicated a shift in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, including the use of direct ground raids.</b><p>Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said there would also be more air strikes against "high-value targets".<p>Observers say his comments reflect acknowledgment of …

Making things pay: Our objects will soon shop for us, securely

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at TNW Conference in New York on November 18. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>After 20 years of living in the UK, I’m now moving to the US. What I find most daunting about this relocation is not the …

Ick or treat? 5 strange facts about candy corn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, there's actually corn in it. Corn syrup, if that counts.<p>Each kernel has three colors, about 7 calories and a lot of sugar. Many people, including comedian Lewis Black, can't stand it.<p>And yet every October, it fills candy bowls, trick-or-treat bags and the mouths of sweet-toothed …

The Budget Deal To End All Obama Budget Deals Is Here. Read The Details.

Curbs on debt limit standoffs. Some sequestration relief. And, yes, some entitlement reform.<p>WASHINGTON -- Just before midnight on Monday, congressional lawmakers and the White House tentatively agreed on a major budget deal that would end such standoffs in the Obama presidency and solve a …

A Printer For Hardware Designers

Voltera lets you print out circuit boards at home<p>Inventive makers can design amazing projects. To help them prototype their electronic creations—from the comfort of home—Voltera has created a desktop printer for circuit boards. Earlier this year, <i>Popular Science</i> featured Voltera's V-One printer as …

Amazing

Tony Blair makes qualified apology for Iraq war ahead of Chilcot report

Former British PM admits ‘mistakes’ and conflict’s role in rise of Islamic State but defends armed intervention in 2003<p>Tony Blair has moved to prepare the ground for the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war by offering a qualified apology for the use of misleading intelligence and …

Tony Blair

Welcome to Peek Vision | Peek Vision

Poor vision and blindness are the world’s most neglected disabilities. Millions of people worldwide are held back because they don’t live near eye …

Disability

In New York, A Day’s Work Will Buy An iPhone. In Kiev, It Takes 13 Weeks

Those are the findings of Swiss bank UBS, which compiles its “Prices and Earnings” report every three years. The 2015 version compares the purchasing …

DARPA Wants Robots That Can Play Jazz In Time With Humans

Simulated improvisation in peace and war<p>Humans learn by doing, so why shouldn’t machines? A project funded by DARPA, the military’s future technology wing, wants a program that can adapt to human musicians as they perform, and join in with the right notes—literally. Called MUSICA, for “Musical …

Pandora Loses More Than A Third Of Its Value As It Battles Apple Music For Listeners

Shares of online radio service Pandora tanked about 36 percent on Friday.<p>The sharp decline comes after the company reported a loss of almost $86 million yesterday. The call was the company’s first report on earnings after the June 30 launch of Apple Music, and Friday’s dive shows investors were not …

This stroller folds up small enough to fit in a backpack

Pack your baby food, pack your diapers, and pack your stroller?<p>Now you can, with the GB Pockit — one of the newest strollers on the market — which …

Deep listening with the ultimate Noble Audio Kaiser 10U in-ear headphones

The Noble Audio Kaiser 10U is the most beautiful in-ear headphone I've ever seen. The two-tone red and silver earpiece is a precision machined aluminum housing that's designed and manufactured in California. Each headphone is hand-crafted and takes a technician about six hours to build. It's a …

Is Nuzzle The iPod Of Pet Insurance? Ammunition Thinks So.

This smart collar insures a pet’s health in more ways than one.<p>In America, as much as 47% of all households have a dog, and up to 37% have a cat. Despite this, only 2% of all Americans have any form of pet insurance. Not because they don’t love their pet. Not because their pet doesn’t get sick. Not …

Clinton’s grit and determination on show in the month that may turn it around

Hillary Clinton,US elections 2016,Democrats,US politics,US news,World news,The Observer,Analysis<p>Clinton has shone in the conditions that suit her best – the grind of government