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Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

11 incredible spy gadgets from CIA history

CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects used by CIA operatives …

Gear & Gadgets

This Home's Garage Is In The Living Room and Bedroom, Shows Off Cars

If you love your car, and would in effect die for it, then you need this house.<p>Created by Only Victories, The House in the Hill as it is called, …

Chromebit Mini-PC Hits Stores for Only $85

Extra-tiny, extra-cheap computers have been carving out a niche for themselves in the past several years, highlighted by the success of Intel’s …

Raspberry Pi

Diamond Whiskey Glasses

Pouring the good stuff into your standard tumbler isn’t doing it justice. How about a glass with as much personality as that fine bottle you only …

Lane Splitter car concept transforms into a pair of motorcycles

If you’ve ever dreamed of pretending you’re Batman and splitting your car off into a functional motorcycle, that dream has just gotten a little more …

Hatton Garden heist gang were inside building when police dismissed alarm

The gang that raided a safe deposit vault in the heart of London’s jewellery district were inside the building when police decided not to respond to an alarm that could have led them to interrupt the multimillion-pound heist.<p>Cops and ex-robbers on Hatton Garden heist: 'This is no bunch of mugs'<p>Read …

The Robbery

Is aluminium the answer to all our battery prayers?

New research pushes aluminium batteries as the next generation technology to revolutionise mobile devices, but what else could finally make smartphones last more than a day<p>New research by Stanford University into aluminium batteries promises to produce cells that are big enough for a smartphone and …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Koenigsegg gunning for Nurburgring lap record

Few bragging rights are as hotly contested as Nürburgring lap times. Things have gotten so heated, in fact, that automakers have started slicing up the pie even finer: who makes the fastest sedan ever to lap the Norschleife, who the fastest front-driver, the fastest this and the fastest that. But …

This LED Light Ushers The Sun Indoors

Unlike glaring fluorescent lights or glowing screens, Sunn mimics natural lighting, keeping your circadian rhythms in check.<p>Even on winter’s sunniest days, it can be tempting to hibernate inside, under the covers, with nothing but the bluish glow of a laptop screen for light. But glowing blue …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

And Now, an Origami-Based Minimalist Umbrella

TIL, in a 2008 <i>New Yorker</i> article (via Wikipedia of course), that "There are so many people with ideas about umbrellas that the Patent Office has four …

Light Powered by YOU

Flashlights can be your best friend in a power outage, but the last thing you need are dead batteries, so it makes sense that it charge from the most …

A Toothbrush Designed To Last A Lifetime

And store matches. #innovation<p>Oral hygiene isn’t exactly environmentally friendly. The American Dental Association recommends you toss your toothbrush every three to four months, lest frayed bristles fail to dislodge whatever gross food and plaque you’ve got stuck in between your teeth. The result …

The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I | Bike EXIF

It’s time for our biannual roundup of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF: the best of the best, as chosen by our hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world.<p>After aggregating traffic stats and social media likes and shares, we’ve uncovered the ten motorcycles that made the biggest …

Motorcycles

iblazr External LED Flash

An enhanced LED flash that plugs into the 3.5mm audio port of Android and iOS devices. It has four LEDs and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to …

Rechargeable Batteries

The Iris Is A Smarter Smartwatch

Wearable tech is what the entire tech industry is convinced is the next iPod; a massive popular consumer product that everyone wants. The jury’s …

Triton Oxygen Respirator Nixes Bulky Tank

Apparently, outh Korean designer, Jeabyun Yeon, has designed an oxygen mask that draws air from the water that you swim. The Triton Oxygen Respirator …

Magnum Website Template

Magnum – Creative Portfolio Template.<p>The fully responsive <b>Magnum</b> website template was created for the use as professional and creative portfolio to …

Web Design

Bronte House – Modern Architecture by Rolf Ockert Design

Dream House Architecture in Sydney, Australia.<p>The architects Rolf Ockert Design have designed this modern dream house, located in Sydney, Australia. …