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New Ethereal Worlds Encapsulated In Wood and Resin Rings | Colossal

<p>The jeweler Secret Wood (previously) has been producing even more miniature cities and landscapes, each ethereal universe living inside a resin …

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Watch how Neon Indian used Kinect for its latest concert

The combination of the electronic band Neon Indian and Microsoft's Kinect makes so much sense it seems practically inevitable. During Neon Indian's performance at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC this month, it used five Kinect sensors to capture the movement of band members, the results of which were …

How to build your own Bluetooth streaming home audio system

Get superior audio quality without spending a ton of money<p>There are a lot of ways to stream music at home. Dedicated Bluetooth speakers, like the …

What’s the Real Cost of Your Steak?

Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says

New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is "about right." Among kids and teens who were merely overweight, 81% of boys and …

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

The Big Picture: Exobiotanica, a bonsai tree in space

This is "Exobiotanica Botanical Space Flight," the latest project from Japanese artist Makoto Azuma. In tandem with JP Aerospace, self-described as " America's Other Space Program," Azuma set out to create beautiful imagery by sending a bonsai tree and a variety of other plants to space, using …

UK politician calls for in-game thieves to be prosecuted like real criminals

In some of the most popular multiplayer role-playing games, like <i>World of Warcraft</i> (the NSA's favorite), in-game characters and items can change hands for substantial amounts of real money. So when a gamer is relieved of valuable loot or accounts by scammers or thieves, should these online …

Microsoft explains quantum computing in a way we can all understand

Quantum computing -- it's a term we're hearing more and more, as companies such as D-Wave build their own early versions of super-machines. Microsoft, naturally, is investing considerable resources in the field as well; its Station Q research lab in Santa Barbara brings together experts studying …

How did Material Design come to be?

Material Design was one of the main stars at Google IO’s stage. Just like Ice Cream Sandwich promised a pristine tablet experience, Android L offered a far greater pledge. The new interface would allow Google to merge all screens into one familiar interface, making the transition between gadgets …

See how digital effects put the spectacle into 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones has a healthy $6 million-per-episode budget, but that's still nothing compared to the average Michael Bay blockbuster -- especially for the special effects needed to fill in the magic (and gore). That's where the creativity of effects house Mackevision comes in. If an epic shot …

You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

Top Five Skyrim Mods of the Week - The Fellowship vs. The Balrog

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Meet The Chimp Who Paints Masterpieces With His Tongue

Who's the finest chimpanzee artist in all the land? This guy.<p>This is Brent. Brent is a 37-year-old chimpanzee who lives at Chimp Haven, a sanctuary in Keithville, La. According to popular opinion, he's also the greatest chimpanzee artist America has to offer.<p>Brent's painting won first place in the …

Algoraves Are The Nerdiest Way To Get Your Dance On

Algorithms make the music, you make the party.<p>Nerds, gather at the dance party! It's time to algorave. Meaning the DJs will be spinning algorithms, not just dropping beats.<p>At an algorave, DJs compose musical algorithms live to create "sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of …

University of Tokyo's fast-tracking camera system could revolutionize sports coverage (video)

Researchers at the University of Tokyo's Ishikawa Oku Lab have been hard at work on a camera system that can track fast moving objects incredibly well, and the technology may change the way sports like baseball and soccer are televised. Recently, the team building the system has entered the next …

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

Comments<p>Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at. Now, however, he spends many nights out in the cold with his camera pointed towards the horizon, capturing the heavens and the land below them. He shared with us some crucial tips for getting amazing …

Insert Coin: BubblePod clockwork turntable lets your phone capture 360-degree images

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>The problem with capturing panoramic stills with your phone is that you need to keep a steady …

How To Puke In Space And Other Important Things We Learned From ISS Commander Chris Hadfield

Water, bread, eyes and vomit all do weird things in space. Chris Hadfield, who leaves his post as ISS commander today, explains.<p>Today, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield passed command of the International Space Station to cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov. Hadfield's command has been so much …