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Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Bill Gates shows Zuckerberg how a genius pours ice water on his head

Look, I know you hated them, but I still think the Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft ads were marvelous.<p>The Microsoft co-founder's timing and insouciant humor has always been underrated. Well, mostly.<p>Still, he wasn't going to just pour a bucket of ice water over his head, just because lesser …

Bill Gates

Teen wakes up to smoldering Galaxy S4, dad blames battery

A 13-year-old in Texas wakes up to smoke and discovers her Samsung phone melting. The culprit appears to be a replacement battery.<p>If I am awoken by smoke in the middle of the night, I assume the neighbors are having a key party again.<p>However, one 13-year-old from Texas, says she was woken by a …

As something to get us through the summer hiatus...

This playable Tetris T-shirt requires you to touch yourself

In the 30 years since Alexey Pajitnov first launched Tetris, the world's most popular game has regularly been immortalized in fashion. Luxembourgian Mark Kreger wanted to do the same, but instead of cooking up a colorful print, he's staving off boredom with something much more interactive: a …

New Google Play Services 5.0 rolls out, updating Androids without a new version of Android

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Janko Roettgers/Gigaom<p>You probably won’t notice it but if you have an Android phone, it should be getting a …

Exploring the Darkest Corridors of the Internet

<b>By Jed Lipinski</b><p>When an unsuspecting researcher followed a mysterious command on a 4chan board, he found himself drawn into a scavenger hunt that led …

Internet

Robot hand and arm gets official approval

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1075000/1075945_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524626878_2954891afbd52abb9582566b068a004a<p><b>A robot arm capable of picking up delicate objects has been approved for use by US medical authorities.</b><p>The Deka Arm has fingers that can move …

Mind-blowing music machine created with Lego

Programmer and artist Alex Allmont has used Lego Technic to create an incredibly complex analogue kinetic sculpture that plays minimal house</i> …

Facepalm: Someone Stole Photos from the Person Who Runs Photo Stealers

It was bound to happen eventually, but it still caught us by surprise when it did. Found last night and published earlier today, Photo Stealers’ …

Apparently This Matters: NASA's new spacesuit

<i>UPDATE: On April 30, NASA revealed "Technology" as the winning design</i> for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes -- just over 63% of the 233,431 total -- "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit, and is expected to be ready for testing by November.<p><i>I</i> …

What is stopping girls going into science and technology?

The government wants to encourage growth in science and technology, but a study in 2013 suggested that 40,000 more graduates are needed every year.<p>Research from the campaign group ScienceGrrl says breaking down cultural hurdles in the classroom to get more girls interested in the subjects at school …

Homeless Hungarian man hits lottery jackpot with his last few coins

Unemployed, in debt and facing another year living on the streets in Hungary, László Andraschek spent his last remaining coins on a lottery ticket. Now the formerly homeless man has a choice of accommodation around the world after becoming one of Hungary's biggest lottery winners, with a prize of …

Intel goes a little cloud crazy and why Pivotal matters to the manufacturers of the world

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>This week on the Structure Show we examine why Intel is pushing hard to slap its brand on all the major clouds — perhaps …

Hot mod: Cyanogen raises another $23 million to become the next big version of Android

The effort to turn CyanogenMod into the next big mobile operating system just got a big new vote of confidence. The company announced today that it has raised an additional $23 million, led by Andreessen Horowitz, to add staff and improve its distribution around the world. The series B round, which …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

Amazon drones: founder announces plans for delivery by airborne drones

Founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos unveils plans for Amazon Prime Air which allows the online retailer to use unmanned drones to deliver small packages<p>Amazon, the online retailer, has announced plans to deliver packages to customers’ doorsteps using aerial drones.<p>The company said it hopes to …

5 biggest myths about Android

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, or FUD, is a common tactic in marketing and there’s a fair bit of evidence that negative advertising works. Competitive companies are backed up by legions of fans invested in their wares and everyone feeds their thoughts into the biggest rumor mill ever devised – the …

Android 4.4 is dismantling carrier power, piece by piece

Wireless carriers have a great thing going for them. We all need their services if we want to get online with our smartphones outside the …

LG G Flex curved smartphone officially announced, packs 6-inch display and 'self-healing' back - Pocket-lint

As expected, LG has officially taken the wraps of its curved screen LG G Flex smartphone. The manufacturer has previously claimed this smartphone …

Livescribe 3 smartpen digitizes notes straight to your iPad, starts at $150

Livescribe broke new ground last year with the Sky WiFi pen that could transfer handwritten and audio notes straight to the cloud (well, to your Evernote account anyway), so that they'd be accessible anywhere there's an internet connection. Having to jump on WiFi to send and retrieve those notes …

BBC Doctor Who Remastered Older Episodes Now Available Via iTunes

Doctor Who fans will be pleased to learn that the BBC has this week announced they are making available older episodes of the Doctor Who series as …

TV Series

Why are some scientists unhappy with the Nobel prizes?

THE Nobel prizes in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry are the most prestigious gongs in science. The annual announcement of the winners …

Higgs’s bosuns

WILL he or won’t he? That was the question on the mind of anyone with a passing interest in the topic as representatives of Sweden’s Royal Academy of …

Physics

Qualcomm's Zeroth processors can mimic human-like perception and brain-like computing - Pocket-lint

Qualcomm's Research and Development team has spent the last few years working on a new computer architecture that mimics the human brain and nervous …

Garmin D2 delivers wrist-friendly GPS for pilots

Garmin has almost everyone covered in the watch category: runners, hikers, swimmers, even golfers have their own wrist-worn devices from the consumer GPS pioneer. Now pilots can be added to the growling list of people with their own specialty Garmin wearable. The D2 Pilot Watch includes all the …

“Piano Hero” Concept Video Makes Me Want To Try To Learn The Piano For The 500th Time

Take a piano. Strap a projector above it. Build a Guitar Hero-esque interface that shows upcoming notes, and project it down onto the Piano’s top surface and keys. What do you get?<p>The piano instructor of <i>the freakin’ future</i>. Or, at least, a piano instructor that won’t yell at you and make you wish …

Smartphones 'can accurately detect earthquakes'

Smartphones can accurately monitor major earthquakes and could be used to improve the efficiency of rescue operations, new research has found.<p>Scientists have discovered that a tiny sensor that detects which way a handset is facing and orientates the screen accordingly can also pick up strong …

Geology