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Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

This Incredible Star Wars-Style Bionic Hand Let an Amputee Feel Again

We geeks all have the same platonic prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's badass Star Wars mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit. Dennis Aabo …

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Why do we laugh when we are tickled?

What is it about a tickle that makes us giggle? And why can’t we tickle ourselves? Greg Foot explains all.<p>When you're touched, the nerve endings under your top layer of skin, or epidermis, send electrical signals to the brain. When we are tickled the somatosensory cortex picks up the signals to do …

Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium: Your smartphone might soon run on enzymes - ExtremeTech

By on January 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As you probably know, from …

Qardio Puts Its Smart Blood Pressure Monitor On Indiegogo, Aiming To Ship In March

Qardio was one of the startups competing in our battlefield competition at Disrupt Europe 2013, last October. On stage in Berlin it showed off a forthcoming consumer ECG monitor, the QardioCore, along with a wireless blood pressure monitoring device, QardioArm. The startup has now kicked off a …

Check out this crazy $99 connected electric toothbrush

Kolibree is announcing what it calls the world’s first connected electric toothbrush today. It sounds pretty weird, but Kolibree says it can analyze your brushing habits and display them on a mobile dashboard that you can access from your phone. The idea is to motivate you, or shame you, into …

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …

This Quick Trick Can Vastly Improve The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner

If you've been less than impressed with Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor that comes on Apple's new iPhone 5S, we may be able to help.<p>Touch ID worked well for me when I tried it out in September, but my actual experience with my new iPhone 5S was different. Often, after placing my finger on the Home …

Onkyo's latest headphones add iOS controls to their posh copper cables

Does the choice of metal inside a headphone cable have much discernible impact on sound quality? It's a debate we'd struggle to contribute to, with ears as bruised as ours, but Onkyo clearly believes that such things matter. Its latest over-ears (the ES-CTI300) and in-ears (IE-CTI300) come with the …

Sony launches 8 million flower petals from a volcano to promote its 4K TVs

In a flashy effort to illustrate just how much detail is packed into its 4K TVs, Sony has released a new commercial that features 8 million petals erupting from a volcano in Costa Rica. The waves of red, pink, yellow, and purple engulf a nearby village, and the cinematography here immediately …

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories …

Microsoft: Our Antimalware Products have 150 Million Users

Microsoft today published a blog post in which it emphasized its commitment to protecting consumer and business customers from malware with its various solutions. The company also noted its real-time antimalware products are installed on over 150 million computers worldwide, and that their quality …

Dell reports fall in profits as takeover fight continues

PC maker Dell - currently in the midst of a battle over its future - has reported a fall in profits.<p>Second quarter profits fell 72% to $204m (£130m), hurt by declining global PC sales.<p>"In a challenging environment, we remain committed to our strategy and our customers," said Brian Gladden, Dell …

Is Voyager 1 still in our solar system? NASA doesn't know

In March, more than 35 years after leaving Earth, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft traveled beyond our solar system and into a new frontier — interstellar space. Or well, maybe not. Shortly after NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that Voyager 1 had broken into uncharted territory, the original …