Craig Cmehil

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These Awe-Inspiring Photos Show Just How Beautiful Insects Can Be

How the photographer captures these portraits is pretty impressive too.<p>The mundane beetle is incredibly magnificent up close.<p>That's evident in the latest work of British photographer Levon Biss, whose intricate images of insect specimens, from the tiger beetle to the marion flightless moth, will be …

Insects

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.<p>While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, …

Software

Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus

Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company to join in the hypothetical race for a technology that barely …

Patents

Apple Music updated with family plan & video support

A new version of Apple Music is making its way out to Android users today. The app now supports family plan subscriptions and the option to watch …

Apple News

Samsung thinks the 'future of children's bedtime' is virtual reality stories

Disrupting children’s bedtimes? Most children are more than capable of doing that themselves, whether it’s noisy pillow fights, demands for a fourth snack / poo of the night, or 467 more questions about death.<p>They don’t need an app for it. Samsung has other ideas, however, having unveiled “the …

Samsung

Things App Developers Need to Know About Apple Watch

Apple watch released on April 24 and from then and now there has been great experience of users using Apple Watch.<p>Let’s see what does app developers …

iPhone

Tiny And Dirty Apartment Is Given An Elegant And Contemporary Look

Here’s a fun fact. Centuries ago, maids that lived in Parisian houses were usually given the very top of the houses as rooms. If you visit some …

Creativity

The company funding Faraday Future just unveiled its own electric car

LeEco — the Chinese holding company known as LeTV until just a few months ago — just introduced its first electric car ahead of the Beijing auto show. Called LeSEE, the concept sedan is designed to be fully autonomous with a fold-away steering wheel. LeEco has sometimes been billed "the Netflix of …

Autos

This Futuristic Ion Engine Could Carry Our Luggage To Mars

But its first stop will likely be an asteroid<p>When the first astronauts get to Mars sometime in the 2030s or 40s, they're going to need more supplies than can fit in a backpack and rolling luggage. Their habitat, food, rovers, and return vehicle will all have to be pre-delivered. To do all that …

Luggage

Acer is taking on the Surface and MacBook with its new Windows 10 devices

At an event in New York today, Acer announced announced a series of new Windows 10-powered devices.<p>First up is its own take on the 2-in-1 Windows laptop, the Switch Alpha 12. The Surface-clone device uses full fledged Intel Core i processors, which it’s able to do thanks to some thermal chops (a …

Apple News

Microsoft Just Struck a Major Blockchain Deal With World’s Leading Banks

Banking on BlockchainsWhile the financial world has largely dismissed the digital currency bitcoin, it has looked with interest on the technology …

Microsoft

He Says He Lives In This Tiny Camper. When He Shows The Inside? Unbelievable!

Advertisement<p>For years, Paul Elkins has been touring the country in what he calls a “stealth camper.” You’re not going to believe this one until you …

Bicycling

Apple recovered nearly $40 million in gold through its recycling program last year

Apple's recycling program is doing very well. As part of its annual environmental report that the company released yesterday, Apple declared that it had recovered nearly 90 million pounds of materials from Apple devices recycled through is program in 2015. Sixty-one million pounds of those …

Recycling

£500,000 tree-planting project helped Yorkshire town miss winter floods

Tree planting and other natural approaches have prevented flooding at Pickering in North Yorkshire over Christmas, at a time when heavy rainfall caused devastating flooding across the region.<p>An analysis of the Slowing the Flow scheme published on Wednesday concludes that the measures reduced peak …

Yorkshire

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These are all long-term possibilities for electronic skin (or e-skin) — …

Electronics

Apple pushes first update to Safari Technology Preview

Apple has released its first update and second release to its Safari Technology Preview browser. The browser puts an emphasis on releasing stable, technology preview ready builds. With updates coming every two weeks, Apple is showing a commitment to bringing stability to developers on the cutting …

Programming

Why Tesla’s Model 3 Could Be the New Model T

Elon Musk, Tesla Motors’ CEO and pitchman, planned to call Tesla’s first affordable electric vehicle the Model E. You know, alongside the Model S and …

Clean Energy

Is This Skynet? MIT Robot “Walks” Out Of A 3D Printer On Its Own

<i>At MIT’s CSAIL, researchers have just created a robot which can walk directly out of the printer. This process is being termed as printable</i> …

Robots

Messenger Chatbots Likely To Top The Agenda At Facebook's F8 This Week

Other big topics will include Instant Articles, Live Video, 360 Video, and much more.<p>When more than 2,000 people descend on San Francisco this week for Facebook's annual two-day F8 developers conference, their discussions and decisions will have a huge impact on how you and 1.59 billion other …

Facebook

New software can tell if you're using bad USB Type-C cables

The authentication system can protect your devices and your wallet.<p>Subpar USB Type-C cables could fry your devices -- just ask that Google engineer who tested a few and ended up losing a Chromebook Pixel 2 to a particularly bad one. In an effort to protect users, the USB Implementers Forum, a …

Authentication

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with each other — to join forces and …

Sean Parker

It’s Impossible to Find Out If Self-Driving Cars Are Safe, Says Report

Thorough testing could take “hundreds” of years<p>One of the arguments for self-driving cars is that they will be safer than human-driven vehicles.Human error is the cause of 94% of car crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Those errors include drunk driving, …

Statistics

SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time

SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended in failure. Today's success is a crucial milestone for SpaceX, …

NASA

Facebook is playing a dangerous game with Apple

Facebook has finally unleashed Messenger Platform, letting developers build chatbots — intelligent software that lets you get stuff done just by sending text messages.<p>It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEO Phil Libin praise as …

Facebook

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that<p>these glorified pestlesthey could still …

Food & Dining

How Cheap Can Electric Vehicles Get?

<i>This is part 4 of a series looking at the economic trends of new energy technologies. Part 1 looked at how cheap solar can get (very cheap indeed).</i> …

Energy

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is below 60. And there are 28 of them. The lowest life expectancy of all is found in Sierra Leone, …

Maps

Climate Change Is Causing The North Pole To Move Towards Europe

Man-made climate change, humanity’s most recognizable fingerprint on the natural world, is affecting everything. Increasing global temperatures may …

Climate Change

Is the Raindrop Cake the Next Cult Dessert?

The Raindrop Cake is New York City–based chef Darren Wong’s take on the mizu shingen mochi, an intriguing Japanese cult dessert made from mineral …

Dessert

23 People Were Asked: 'What's The Coolest Thing Most People Don't Know About Their Own Body?'

<b>5/23</b> We can outrun most animals in long distances due to our ability to cool, our efficient 2-legged running, etc. Over short distances, we're …

Milk