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New HIV 'weapon' kills infected cells other therapies miss - Futurity

Researchers have designed a potential new weapon against HIV—a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells standard therapies can’t kill.

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

Chase Jarvis Gives DigitalRev’s Kai Wong a Taste of His Own Cheap Camera Medicine

DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera Challenges are a big hit here at PetaPixel. Watching a pro use a less-than-capable camera to try and create something …

The Travel Tech of the Future

It’s no secret: Technology is changing the way we explore the world, and our relationship with it.<p>Here’s <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s take on ten new developments that are making it easier for travelers to see more of our extraordinary planet, with a softer ecological impact:<p><b>1. Liquid Gold:</b> Inventor Dean …

River Gods: Confessions of a Grand Canyon Guide

<b>River Gods (author kneeling)</b><p>It all began, for me, at a meeting of the Canoe Cruisers Association, the Washington, D.C. chapter. In the midst of the button-down capital there is an underground of cutoffs and t-shirts that each weekend assembles by the banks of some Shenandoah or Appalachia river to …

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The Crash Reel’s Extreme Sports Injuries Compilation Is 3 Minutes Of Nightmare Fuel

<i>The Crash Reel</i>, a documentary about the rivalry between snowboarders Kevin Pearce and Shaun White and the horrific injury that put Pearce in a coma, came out last week and features one of the scariest, most brutal injuries compilations I’ve ever seen. It’s almost four minutes of guys going up for …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

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What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Here’s what to expect from augmented reality in 2014

Like mobile payments, augmented reality apps have so far been the type of thing that’s great in theory, less great in execution.<p>2013, however, might have turned that around. Or at least that’s what Ambarish Mitra, cofounder and CEO of augmented reality company Blippar, argues. With devices like …

Cuttlefish ink could power devices that you swallow - Futurity

Cuttlefish ink provides the right chemistry and nanostructure to power tiny electronic devices that could be ingested or implanted in the body.

US government prepares to regulate hand and face transplants

The world's first face transplant took place a mere eight years ago, but already the field is advancing at a rapid pace: surgeons in countries including France, China, and the US have all performed these intensive procedures with successful results. And now, the US government is getting ready to …

Popular Science on Twitter: "In a world of experimental nano-drones, Black Hornet is the first operational system deployed http://t.co/zBJLWF8f6L http://t.co/ExNikGxFge"

Pupil reflections in photographs could help investigators solve crimes

The eyes are more than windows to the soul, thanks to technologies that can reveal reflected faces in pupils of photographs. Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York's Department of Psychology published a study that showed how pupils in photographs of faces can be "mined" for hidden …

Mars Curiosity Rover becomes a Lego set, while real rover wheels suffer damage

Here's another use for your newfound holiday cash: On New Year's Day, the Mars Curiosity Rover will become an official Lego set. It's the latest success from the crowdsourced Lego Cuusoo project, which previously brought us the <i>Back to the Future</i> Lego DeLorean and — fittingly — a miniature <i>Minecraft</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

You Built What?! A Flashing, Tilting Ping-Pong Table to Throw Off Opponents

A group of young designers reinvent ping-pong. Welcome to "swing pong"<p>Internships more often than not are mindless, coffee-fetching black holes of boredom. But not at Syyn Labs, a Los Angeles collective that creates unusual interactive art and science projects for commercials and music videos. Last …

5 Extreme Winter Sports You've Gotta Try

Ice Diving<p>With only one entry and exit point, going below the ice can be dangerous, but it's worth it. Ice diving transports you to a totally …

Canoe and Kayak Mag on Twitter: "Tis the season for some epic snow kayaking. Photo: Jasper Gibson http://t.co/PWq5KKAzVl http://t.co/dg6wBo2JXw"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

NASA's Plan To Deal With Pesky Moon Dust

A space dust buster<p>The Problem<p>Moon dust is dangerous. Each mote is like a tiny shard of glass—there’s no wind or rain to soften the edges of lunar soil. During the Apollo missions, it jammed equipment and got stuck in the seals of space suits, causing a serious loss of pressure. Martian dust poses …

3 Ideas To Save The Seafood Industry Of The Future

Without new ideas for how to run sustainable seafood businesses, overfishing could cause major stocks to collapse within decades. The Fish 2.0 conversation wants to keep your sushi coming.<p>In 2006, scientists made a dire prediction: the stock of almost all species of seafood would collapse by 2050. …

Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD? Brain Scientists Say Maybe

<b>Listen · 4:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Veterans who smoke marijuana to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder may be onto something. There's growing evidence that pot can affect brain circuits involved in PTSD.<p>Experiments in animals show that tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that …

Nasa astronauts complete ISS Christmas Eve spacewalk

The replacement of a damaged cooling pump means a third repair spacewalk will not have to be conducted<p>Astronauts have completed an eventful Christmas Eve spacewalk during which they replaced a critically damaged coolant pump module aboard the International Space Station.<p>Nasa's mission managers are …

Beyond Cuteness: Scientists Deliver A Panda Baby Boom

<b>Listen · 4:35</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>This year, Zoo Vienna welcomed Fu Bao, or "Happy Leopard." Madrid celebrated the birth of Xing Bao, or "Star Treasure." And in Washington, D.C., the arrival of Bao Bao, or "Precious Treasure," had panda fans glued to panda cams.<p>In all, 2013 saw the …

This Is Bo, Who's Putting New Beats In New Places. You Should Meet Him

Every so often — and it isn't often, because while I'm always looking, always hoping, it's so rare to find — but this week it happened. A friend sent me an email that said, "You've got to check out this video."<p>I did. And what I saw was somebody doing something new in the world, something deeply …

Invisibility gun uses a beam of darkness to make objects vanish from sight - ExtremeTech

By on December 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at the National …

High quality graphene wafers fabricated using beetle tech - ExtremeTech

By on December 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Many beetles, like ladybugs, …

Windows 8.1 released: How to download for free, and a guide to the new features - ExtremeTech

By on October 17, 2013 at 7:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This morning, Microsoft released …