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WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Peacekeepers prevent crammed cars from leaving Bangui for fear of attack, and evidence emerges of village massacre<p>Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry …

Apple Renews Motion Calling for U.S. Ban on Samsung Products

During the original Apple v. Samsung trial in 2011, Apple requested an injunction to prevent Samsung from selling its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets within the United States. Apple stated that the products in question violated three of its multitouch software patents, including the …

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Christmas Chromosome Crackers

The Royal Institution advent calendar tells the tales from your chromosomes<p>Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without chromosomes. At least that’s what the Royal Institution thinks and it’s difficult to gainsay their logic. So they've put together an advent calendar of chromosomes, all 24 of the human …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Los Angeles planning to bring free, fiber-based internet to its 3.5 million residents

This year has already brought Google Fiber announcements to Provo, UT and Austin, TX — and AT&T has plans to try and keep up with Google as well. Now, it looks like Los Angeles is getting involved in the fiber-based internet game with a massively ambitious project to bring fiber to all of its 3.5 …

SEC moves toward allowing crowdfunding stock offerings

The SEC's latest plans are sure to draw a crowd.<p>In this case, it's the crowd that is gathering around companies with newfangled funding schemes to help them buy stock in firms not big enough for initial public offerings.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

3D Printing Delivers Functional Prosthetic Hands at a DIY Price

Dylan Laas, 12, says Robohand makes him look like Darth Vader.<p>For $150, the 3-D printed Robohand also lets Dylan, who is missing the fingers on one …

Will Peek's Mobile Eye Exam System Take a Bite Out of Developing World Blindness?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90% of the world’s 285 million visually impaired folks live in developing countries. The vast …

iPhone 5S and 5C give a sneak peek inside

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are just days away, and Apple has given us a glimpse inside the new phones.<p>Apple has posted schematics that tell us a …

iPhone

Garmin's new Forerunner watches can predict your endurance and race times

Many running watches aren't very interesting to... well, watch. You can't say that for Garmin's new Forerunner 220 and 620, both of which carry one-inch color screens that provide clearer visual cues and new run / walk alerts. Either device will sync data to a PC or phone through Bluetooth, and the …

Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …

Hacking

The Snowden Effect, Continued

<b>So, now we discover</b>, thanks to Edward Snowden, International Man Of Luggage, that the all-too-human, somewhat error-prone heroes at the National Security Agency pretty much have blown up any concept of privacyon the Intertoobz, probably because of what a dick Glenn Greenwald is.<p>Many users assume - …

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10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …

Certain bacteria may help ward off obesity

Bacteria in the human gut may play a key role in who is obese or lean and could lead to treatments for obesity, a study finds.<p>September 05, 2013|By Melissa Healy<p>For people whose gut organisms are not equipped to fight obesity, it may… (Sean Gallup, Getty Images )<p>The microorganisms in the human gut …

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Newsmax's Aftershock Survival Summit

<b>'Scared the Hell Out of Me. It Was a Great Wake-Up Call<br>(Although I Wasn't Really Asleep)'</b> <b><br>— Russell H., from Wichita, Kansas</b><p>Over 50 Million Americans …

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Secret Postcard Decoder

This paper decoder is a very basic, entry-level approach to understanding ciphers and is great fun for postcards. A fun project for older boys and …

Postcards

How-To: Add LEDs to an Engagement Ring

Engineer Ben Kokes created this incredible engagement ring featuring LEDs that light up when he and his fiance hold hands. He also documented the process in great detail, just in case anyone else wants to take a crack at making one!

Engagement Rings

LG's 5-inch 'unbreakable' bendy plastic phone screen on show

LG has long been our go-to gadget maker for bonkers phones, with its see-through phones, ultra-wide phones, slo-mo phones and even an …

Gear & Gadgets