David Merrique

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Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.<p>We live in an age of touch-screen interfaces, but what will the UIs of the future look like? Will they continue to be made up of ghostly pixels, or will they be made of atoms that you can reach …

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

Paul Boswijk

20 Fascinating Pictures of Lizards

Lizards are an incredible species, and also make great photo subjects. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. My personal favorite, …

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Motorola Unveils Futuristic Skin Embedded Tattoo That Could Replace All Passwords

Motorola's biostamp electronic tattoo is composed of silicon and contains an electrical circuit, antennae and sensors that bend and move with the …

Packery

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Examples of Pseudo-Elements Animations and Transitions

View demo Download sourceToday we are going to experiment with animations and transitions on pseudo-elements (:before and :after) and we are going to …

Designing a New Playground Brand

This is the first part of a three part series about the process of redesigning Playground: Look for Part 2 in a couple of weeks.Playground’s brand …

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How to use the flexbox layout method (part 1)

With every new revision of CSS, a plethora of new, exciting attributes come to light; one of which being the understated display: flex approach.<p>The …

Dentists Study Alligators To Figure Out How Humans Could Regrow Teeth

Gators may grow 4,000 teeth over their lifetimes.<p>Once your adult teeth come in, that's all you've got to work with. Knock one out, or lose a few to decay, and you'll have to get dentures. It's a pain, but at least one team of dental researchers is now studying how to regrow human teeth—by looking …

Artificial Skin That's Way More Sensitive to Touch Than The Real Thing

Scientists have created a paper-thin flexible "skin" that can detect pressure that's a few hundred times <i>lighter</i> than a gentle touch. This new …

Scientists Make Human Stem Cells Through Cloning

"Our finding offers new ways of generating stem cells for patients with dysfunctional or damaged tissues and organs," study researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University, said in a press release. "Such stem cells can regenerate and replace those damaged cells and tissues and …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

Awakening

Since its introduction in 1846, anesthesia has allowed for medical miracles. Limbs can be removed, tumors examined, organs replaced—and a patient will feel and remember nothing. Or so we choose to believe. In reality, tens of thousands of patients each year in the United States alone wake up at …