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How Millennials Are Eating Differently From Their Parents

Gen Y-ers care about food -- for more than snapping gorgeous Instagram pics.<p>Millennials' food choices are much different from those of their parents -- and that goes beyond the decision to Instagram every runny egg yolk they come across.<p>The Y generation is more passionate about food than any other …

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

Apps

UK is Experimenting with Electric Highways That Wirelessly Charge Cars While Driving

Wouldn't it be great if you never had to stop and refuel your car? For UK-based drivers of electric vehicles, this could be a possibility in the not-so-distant future. Highways England has announced plans to test a wireless power-transfer technology that they eventually hope to build throughout the …

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles. The …

Nanotech

7 Ways to Boost Your Resilience

Webster's Dictionary defines resilience as: <i>"The ability to bounce or spring back into shape after being stretched, bent or compressed"</i><p>The term resilience has been applied to people who handle stress well. Resilient people are generally more flexible, able to bounce back from setbacks, are grateful …

Ex-Anthrax Guitarist Turned Master Watchmaker Designs an Ergonomic Workbench

Nowadays Dan Spitz shreds on CAD<p>Dan Spitz was Anthrax's co-founder and lead guitarist since the early '80s, and when he quit in 1995, it was a bit of …

IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer

Researchers at IBM have stitched together a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence.<p>The circuit, an assemblage of four supercooled, superconducting devices known as qubits, checks for the critical errors that make quantum chips so difficult to build. The …

Quantum Computing

Audi Just Invented Fuel Made From CO₂ and Water

An Audi research facility in Dresden, Germany, has managed to create the first batches of diesel fuel with a net-zero carbon footprint — made from …

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Physics

Why we fell in love with Leonardo da Vinci

In honour of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, BBC Culture asked you to share your favourite works by the great master.<p>Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452.Not only a talented artist, he also contributed to the fields of anatomy, engineering, biology, mathematics and architecture. His …

Art

How white people created the conditions for anti-immigrant riots in South Africa

A recent spate of anti-immigrant violence in South African cities has been linked to comments made by Goodwill Zwelithini, king of the Zulu nation. At a rally in late Mar. 2015, the monarch reportedly told supporters, “We urge all foreigners to pack their bags and leave.”<p>“As I speak to you, you …

South Africa

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Land was not only "one of the great inventors of our time", according to Jobs.<p>"More …

Polaroid Photography

Coca-Cola 100x100 by Greig Anderson

Coca-Cola is such an iconic brand and their bottle is a trademark. You can see that form and recognize immediately that it's Coca-Cola and of course …

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

Teaching

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Snoop Dogg

So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.<p>His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra component could one day be constructed to …

Quantum Computing

How we made the Wolfie piano app

Named after Mozart himself, Wolfie is a music education tool that speaks the language of today’s children: technology<p>We at music tech company Tonara are a relatively small setup – 15 people to be precise. But together we have more than 250 years of music playing, composing and teaching between us. …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Free ebook on interaction design to download today

This free book is available to download today<p>Want to know what interaction design (aka IxD) is? Or how to get better at it?<p>Listed as a top 10 design …

eBooks

The Pit of Despair and Dealing With Your Product Design Feelings

A product designer's journey is filled with wonder. It can also be rife with peril and despair. So how do you enjoy the awesome parts of product …

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …