Claudio Castro

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Curious History: Ancient Egyptians May Have Traded With the New World

Among certain scientific and historical circles, the idea that other nations visited the Americas before Christopher Columbus made his historic …

Casio G-Shock Bluetooth Watch

Smart watches have typically been the domain of geeky-looking wrist adornments that make their intelligence readily known. Until now. The Casio …

'Head orgasms', meditation and near-death experiences

When I was nine I was frogmarched to the opticians for my first sight test. It was after copying down the fact that "Marco Pob was a famous explorer" from the board at school.<p>The optometrist explained what the test entailed and asked me questions about how much I watched TV and used computers, all …

Mathematics Links Quantum Encryption and Black Holes

A proposed mathematical proof that outlines the way information behaves in coded messages may have implications for black holes. The proof suggests …

Quantum Physics

Apple Now Selling 128GB Refurbished iPads

If you are looking for an iPad tablet with plenty of storage for applications you might be interested to learn that Apple is now selling refurbished …

Gear & Gadgets

P12 Jetpack Will Be Available To Purchase In 2 Years For $200k (video)

If you fancy your very own jetpack you might like to start saving for this awesome P12 Jetpack that is now currently ready to pre-order for $200,000 …

Valve Unveils A Crazy-Looking Controller

Seriously. No thumb sticks! It looks insane.<p>The trilogy is complete! As part of a three-part announcement this week, game- and game-services company Valve announced a new operating system based on their virtual gaming store Steam, and a series of consoles for playing games through your TV, coming …

Freighter Makes First-Of-Its-Kind Transit Of Northwest Passage

A Danish shipping company announced Friday the first-ever voyage of a large commercial freighter through the Northwest Passage — a journey made possible by the disappearance of Arctic ice due to global warming.<p>The 75,000 ton Nordic Orion, en route from Vancouver, Canada, to a port in Finland, …

FAA Panel Recommends Lifting Ban On Gadget Use During Flights

You might soon be allowed to read your Kindle during takeoff and landing.<p>After receiving countless complaints, abuse towards flight attendants who are only doing their jobs, and standup bits, the FAA finally set about determining whether electronic gadgets actually are dangerous during a flight's …

The Nerdiest Places To Explore On Google Street View

Particle accelerators, space shuttles, natural wonders. Virtual tourism panders to the nerds.<p>Google Maps has just added perhaps the nerdiest of locations to Street View, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. For those of us who can't actually go to Geneva and explore the underground tunnels of the …

Google Street View

What Lurks Beneath The Earth's Surface

Recently there has been an eruption of revelations from below the surface of the Earth: Major aquifers beneath Kenya and a vast volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean. In just the past six months, there have been reports of new oilfield discoveries in Canada, Colombia, Israel and other spots.<p>Inner Earth …

Shopping search engine TheFind surpasses 1B shopping searches (exclusive)

Shopping search engine TheFind is furiously crawling the Internet so you can find those vintage Nike shoes you’ve been eyeing, or a pantsuit appropriate for a wedding.<p>The company revealed impressive traction today.<p>TheFind crossed the “1 billion shopping searches” mark, and shoppers have browsed …

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

The Future

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

Russian startup Nettle, which is based in the Skolkovo Tech City area, is showing off a $28,000 holographic gaming set-up at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Hardware Alley. The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras at the corners to track the position of the …

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

The Eton Raptor Can Be Your All-In-One Outdoor Gadget Of Choice

We don't know what gadgets you carry when you're scaling mountains and exploring virgin forests. The Eton Raptor, however, should probably be one of …

Camping

Top 13 Outdoor Camping Tent Designs We Love

Sometimes it’s fun to give up the comfort of staying at a hotel and to just use a tent instead. It’s adventurous and it can be a great experience. …

How to Tie Your Hiking Boots

For most of us, we learned early in life how to tie our shoes. One of the last skills our parents passed along before pushing us out of the nest, it …

Hiking

Kata 3n1-25 Pro-light Backpack

Winner of the redDot design award, the 3N1-25 PL is KATA´s most protective and professional sling backpack. The versatile multipurpose bag allows for …

In Pictures: Off-road camping hardware for weekend road trips and apocalyptic escapes

Bimobil Reisemobilen<p>Many of the biggest, burliest, all-out craziest machines of mayhem in Dusseldorf belonged to Bimobil. This German manufacturer …

6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

Once the weather warms up, many of us get the camping itch. Something about summer just makes us want to flee to the hills for some much needed …

Fish

Solar Tent Charges Your Gadgets in the Wild

Looking to venture into great outdoors but not quite ready to go on a total tech detox? The Katabatic solar-powered tent might be the camping product …

Kit: Climbing Mount Rainier

Polarfleece jackets and hiking boots may come in handy around the windswept concrete canyons of Manhattan or Minneapolis during the winter, but there …

iPad 5 in space gray crops up again on video

In case you missed the first several leaks of this purported iPad 5 metal backing in Apple's newest color, there's more.<p>iCrackUriDevice posted a rather extensive video of the part, which is said to have originated from suppliers in Hong Kong. Besides the color, it's identical in appearance to other …

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

The DMC-FZ70 is the first compact camera with a built-in 60x optical zoom lens. It has a 16.1mp MOS sensor and a microphone that reduces ambient …

Cameras

Nokero Solar LED Bulbs

Nokero makes affordable and versatile solar-powered LED bulbs. The bulbs convert solar energy to power its LEDs. The rechargeable AA batteries can …