Craig Shames

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These Giant Bean Bags Convert Into Beds, and What Is This Cozy Sorcery?!

Do you ever stumble upon a cool product online and think to yourself, "Wow, how on God's green earth have I lived my entire life without this glorious invention?" Well, that pretty much sums up how I felt the first time I discovered CordaRoy's. The Florida-based company makes convertible bean bags …

Living Rooms

This Documentary on Netflix Will Make You Love Science

The Most Unknown explores the wonders and mysteries of science.<p>The new documentary <i>The Most Unknown</i> opens with geomicrobiologist Jennifer Macalady collecting strange slimes in Italy’s Frasassi Caves. “Probably the most beautiful slime I’ve ever seen,” she says, pointing at a labyrinthian structure …

Puerto Rico

Japanese rovers just transmitted the first photos from an asteroid 3 light-years away

• Japan currently has two rovers on an asteroid 280 million kilometres from Earth.<br>• The mission of Hayabusa2, the spacecraft that carried the rovers, was to "study the origin and evolution of the solar system as well as materials for life".<br>• The rovers have just begun transmitting the first pictures of …

Solar System

You Are Surrounded by an Invisible Cloud Everywhere You Go, And Scientists Finally Measured What's in It

A gross type of 'aura'.<p>If you ever feel truly, utterly alone, take heart: an invisible entourage never leaves your side.<p>This hidden, ever-present …

San Francisco Bay Area

AI learns to decipher images based on spoken words—almost like a toddler

Neural networks keep getting better at unsupervised learning.<p>Babies learn words by matching images to sounds. A mother says "dog" and points to a …

Technology

Japan’s Space Agency Releases First Photos from Asteroid’s Surface

This photography is out of this world and that's not just an opinion.<p>JAXA, the Japanese space agency, just released pics from the surface of the …

Aerospace

We Might Have Just Discovered The Missing Link Between The Brain And Gut

"We think these findings are going to be the biological basis of a new sense."<p>New research with mice may upend our understanding of the connection …

Duke University

Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.<p>In 2014, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft on a four year journey to Ryugu, an …

Aerospace

Firefox unveils virtual reality web browser

Mozilla has unveiled Firefox Reality, a new web browser for virtual and augmented reality hardware. It's designed to browse traditional 2D web …

Virtual Reality

A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars. What could live there?

The red Martian surface may be barren and arid, but about a mile underneath Mars' south pole, scientists think they've found something …

European Space Agency

Meet SpaceX’s First Moon Voyage Customer, Yusaku Maezawa

Elon Musk on Monday evening introduced Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the online Japanese clothing company Zozo, as his first customer for a voyage around the moon aboard a SpaceX rocket.<p>“Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go the moon,” Mr. Maezawa shouted.<p>Mr. Maezawa’s intent to follow in the …

Falcon Heavy

Electronic 'Skin' Creates Robots From Ordinary Objects

Science & InnovationVideo<p>Developed for a NASA project, the soft sheets full of high-tech gear can turn almost anything into a versatile automaton.<p>Science & InnovationVideo<p>When NASA put out a call for soft robotic technologies, Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and her team at Yale University replied with …

Auctions

Soft wearable exosuit automatically tunes its assistance levels on the fly

Exosuits are basically robots that you can wear, and when it comes to a large number of early prototypes, they're about as comfortable and cumbersome …

Popular Perfume Scent Unexpectedly Reverses Baldness in New Study

"This is actually a rather amazing finding."<p>Synthetic sandalwood, better known for its role as sock-drawer potpourri, had unexpected effects on hair …

Research

SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the Moon

‘I choose to go to the Moon with artists!’<p>This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and founder of Zozotown, Japan’s largest online clothing retailer, will be the first private customer to ride around the Moon on the company’s future massive rocket, the …

Falcon Heavy

Scientists create multi-million pound 'golden eggs' to treat cancer and hepatitis

Japanese scientists have created hens that can lay multi-million pound “golden eggs” containing an expensive protein used to treat serious diseases such as cancer and hepatitis.<p>The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the …

Viruses

The creator of Google's self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions

Sebastian Thrun, one of the best known entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is taking on a new challenge that's a big shift from his work in autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

This Futuristic Electric Toothbrush Actually Cleans Itself

Available for 45 percent off.<p>Anyone who’s used an electric toothbrush knows that it’s practically impossible to go back to using a regular brush. Electric toothbrushes are much better for your teeth and gums, and require minimal brushing effort.<p>This TAO Clean Sonic Toothbrush & Cleaning Station …

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious that some experts are calling it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

• <b>Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a ship made by his rocket company, SpaceX.</b>• <b><br>The private lunar mission is meant to demonstrate a new two-part launch system called Big Falcon Rocket, which is designed to eventually bring humans to Mars.</b><br>• Engineers are building a prototype of the …

BFR

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2018

What do lab-grown meat, a holographic museum guide and a supercharged version of Amazon’s Alexa have in common?<p>They’re all breakthrough technologies …

Top 10

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

'Molar Mic' will let US military make radio calls from their teeth

In the future, communicating in combat could be as simple as speaking into the microphone on your teeth.<p>On Tuesday the US Department of Defense sealed a multimillion dollar investment into a futuristic two-way communications system dubbed the "Molar Mic," slated for use by the US Air …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

"Live" shapeshifting canopy uses drones to keep guests in the shade

A string of interesting research projects have shown us how drones might one day be used to not just construct elements of our environment, but keep …

Fabrication

Experimental cancer vaccine combo has 100% success rate in mice

A promising new cancer vaccine has shown the ability to ward off, and stop the return, of aggressive cancer cells.<p>By adding a molecule called Diprovocim to a vaccine, researchers report being able to draw cancer-fighting cells to tumor sites in mice. It works in conjunction with other …

Immune System

Scientists Have Announced an Incredible Plan to Make It Rain in The Sahara Desert

And generate more power than we'd ever need.<p>It's the largest hot desert in the world: the Sahara, a blistering landscape of sand, heat, and deadly …

Renewable Energy

Google’s Touring Bird is a travel tool to help vacationers find free activities in new cities

If you find yourself in a new city without a strategy<p>Google’s incubator Area 120 is at it again with a new tool to help you find vacation activities. The tool, called Touring Bird, is a website designed for mobile that lists tours, attractions, and activities to do in popular travel destinations. …

Cities

The tree that bleeds... metal?

<b>Heavy metals like nickel and zinc are usually the last thing that plants want to grow next to in high concentrations.</b><p>But a specialised group, known as hyperaccumulators, have evolved to take up the normally toxic metals into their stems, leaves and even seeds.<p>Researchers have been studying <i>Pycnandra</i> …

Study Skills

A new material harnesses light to deice surfaces

A new material that converts light into heat could be laminated onto airplanes, wind turbines, rooftops and offshore oil platforms to help combat ice …

Breakthroughs

This funky new font is made up entirely of brands

How many of the logos can you identify?<p>A digital studio called Hello Velocity has created a typeface that embraces well-known corporate logos and is still somehow far less annoying than Comic Sans. The studio says it creates "thought-provoking internet experiences," and its Brand New Roman font is …

Graphic Design

Here Are 15 Wonders of the World You’ve Never Heard Of

The "official" list of 7 is missing some natural and man-made stunners.<p>In 2007, an online contest was held by a Swiss company, the New 7 Wonders …

Mexico City