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Carbon3D printer is super speedy thanks to light and oxygen

3D printing startup Carbon3D has demonstrated a new approach to fabricating commercial-quality objects from resin using oxygen and light.<p>On stage at …

Portuguese Street Artist Decorates Electrical Box with Ornate Tile Patterns

By adding decorative tile designs to this electrical box, Portuguese artist Diogo Machado helps passersby look beyond urban infrastructure to appreciate the culture that underlies industrial drudgery. The artist, who also uses the pseudonym Add Fuel, used symmetrical stencils inspired by azulejos – …

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‘I Am Sophie Green’: Photographer Explores Identity with Portraits of Women Who Share Her Name

For her ongoing project, <i>I Am Sophie Green</i>, London-based photographer Sophie Green creates an archive of individuals who go by the same name. …

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Meteor Showers – How to Photograph them with your iPhone

Shooting stars: a beautiful sight everyone should see at least once!<p>Have you ever seen a shooting star? It’s quite a spectacle, seeing a little piece …

Popcorn Time

A face-lift for file sharing<p>When file-sharing and streaming site Popcorn Time debuted earlier this year, the media dubbed it Netflix for Pirates. That’s fair: It exists in a legal gray area, but developers saw the innovation. For the first time, users can instantly and easily stream a movie while …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

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What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

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The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Prehistoric swamp creature had lips just like Mick Jagger

An extinct swamp pig that lived 19 million years ago has been named after Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger<p>Mick Jagger will undoubtedly be delighted to hear that a prehistoric swamp creature has been named after him.<p>The Jaggermeryx naida, or ‘Jagger’s water nymph,’ lived 19 million years ago in …

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who find themselves sleeping through work — you may one day find yourself working through sleep.<p>People who are fast asleep can correctly respond to simple verbal instructions, according to a study by researchers in France. They think this may help explain why you might wake if someone …

Woman in her twenties discovers that she was born without a cerebellum

She found out when she checked herself into the hospital because of a bad case of nausea<p>A woman living in China’s Shandong Province got a bit of a surprise recently when doctors at the Chinese PLA General Hospital told her that her brain was missing one of the most important centers for motor …

How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> From Curiosity To Discovery.<p><b>About Thomas Thwaites' TED Talk</b><p>Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.<p><b>About Thomas Thwaites</b><p>Designer Thomas Thwaites works on projects that look deeply at the science behind …

Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, …

Wives who like marriage have happier husbands - Futurity

A recent survey of couples married an average of 39 years offers insight into marriage quality and well-being.

Top Dogs: Movies May Determine Which Pups Are Most Popular

A study of 29 movies suggests canine co-stars increase a breed's popularity. (Caveat: People may just be buying more dogs in general.)<p>Did watching 101 Dalmatians instill you with a burning desire to fill your home with dozens of monochrome puppies? A new study suggests that may often be the case. …

Yes, it's official, men are from Mars and women from Venus, and here's the science to prove it

In his fascinating new book the developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert argues that there is actually hard science behind many of our stereotypical gender roles<p>In My Fair Lady Professor Higgins sings a song about the difference between the sexes, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” It comes from …

The long-legged fly from Tahiti discovered by an entomologist with a passion for humorous names<p>They say that time flies when you are having fun. But in the case of Dr Neal Evenhuis of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, it’s a fun time having flies. There are parts of the world where the insect …

It has been a long journey of scientific discovery from Aristotle to epigenetics – and it's not over yet<p>We know a lot about the world around us. We know a lot about ourselves and how we work. We even know where babies come from, and this is no mean feat. Imagine it's 350BC, and you're trying to …

Farmed salmon has 'more fat than pizza'

Farmed smoked salmon has three times as much fat as wild fish and is fattier than pizza, research shows<p>Smoked salmon made from fish farmed in Scotland contains more fat than a pizza, an investigation has found.<p>The farmed version of smoked salmon products also contain at least three times as much …

BMW ponders MINI Superleggera EV coupe amid possible car cull

BMW is biding its time on giving the beautiful MINI Superleggera electric roadster concept the green light for production, warning that the city car …

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