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Now available: Kinect demo code and new driver for UWP - The Fire Hose

To help integrate Kinect for Windows into Universal Windows Platform apps, two items are now available: a code sample that helps access pixels of …

APIs

These Photos Aren’t Censored, That’s Just an Object Painted with the World’s Blackest Black

People are freaking out over a series of photos of people holding something censored by what looks like a photoshopped black circle. Only that’s …

Art

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

Apps

Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus "is now spreading explosively" in the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday, with another official estimating between 3 million to 4 million infections in the region over a 12-month period.<p>"The level of concern is high, as is the level of …

Public Health

How to Shop, Cook, and Eat Healthy When Eating for One

Solo folks face unique challenges for eating healthy, beyond a lack of cooking skills. It’s less fun to cook and eat alone, and very little food …

Watch This Awesome Video Of SpaceX’s Incredible Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

Outside the realm of <i>Star Wars</i> and other science fiction, landing a rocket is tricky business. Lots can go wrong between launch and landing–anything from missing the target to exploding midair. Just ask Elon Musk, whose company SpaceX went through four failed attempts before finally landing its …

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Tattoos Elegantly Combine Delicate Natural Subjects with Bold Geometry

Spanish tattoo artist Marla Moon adorns her clients with works that beautifully combine nature and geometry. Although minimalist in their appearance, her permanent body art makes a bold statement using elegant lines and carefully-stippled dots. Together, these two elements depict animals, trees, …

Body Art

This smart helmet gives you eyes in the back of your head

<i>(By Ben Gruber, Reuters) –</i> For Marcus Weller the idea started off with an accident. He was riding a motorcycle in Barcelona when he took his eyes off the road to look at a road sign and smashed into the back of a car. A couple of years later he dreamt about that accident, but in the dream Weller …

Augmented Reality

Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

Ink Mapping: Video Mapping Projection on Tattoos, by Oskar & Gaspar

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics

Viruses Can Be Genetically Modified To Transmit Energy

Viral solar panels could be most efficient ever<p>Plants absorb sunlight and convert it to energy with nearly perfect efficiency—none of the energy goes to waste. Electrical engineers are always striving for that kind of efficiency, but nowhere is it more pronounced than in solar panels. Even the best …

Korean Couple’s Five-Month Body Transformations Will Blow Your Mind

A Korean couple are taking Instagram by storm with their phenomenal body transformation photographs. In a short span of five months, they have gone …

4 Things That Might (or Might Not) Exist in the Human Body

Scientists have managed to sequence the human genome, image the human brain and harness stem cells for complex medical research, among many other …

Human Anatomy

21 of the best math apps for kids of all ages: Back to school tech guide

Rounding out our 2015 back to school tech guide: The best math apps. All year long we’re on the lookout for the very best of the best math apps for …

Apps

This Japanese Garden Is So Colorful It Will Turn The Brownest Of Thumbs Green

Just two hours from Tokyo in the city of Hitachinaka is one of the world’s most colorful parks — Hitachi Seaside Park. Covering almost 500 acres, the …

Japanese Gardens

Photo Of The Day: Traditional Dress Code For Unmarried Hamar Woman

Image Source: National GeographicThe Hamar people, a tribe inhabiting southwestern Ethiopia, are recognized for their traditional leaping ceremony …

Photos of the Day

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This Is What Will Happen When You Drink Honey Water Every Day

Water is good for you, we all know that. We hear no end that we should be drinking more and more water. After all, water is a vital component for our …

Alternative Medicine

Taxi Fabric Designed Original Seats Covers for Cabs

Thanks to a completed Kickstarter campaign, Taxi Fabric has finally saw its project realizing. The project consists in calling designers to decorate …

Transportation

Illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas

A collection of digital illustrations created by freelance illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas.<p>Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in …

The Art Of Animation

Good Illustration Agency

Infographic: The Key to a Healthy Brain Is a Healthy Digestive System

Scientists are becoming increasingly certain that all the stuff we put through our digestive system is making a major impact on our state of mind. …

Wellness

9 all-purpose, super-easy online Web builders let you tell a story or sell your stuff

With all the Facebooking, Tumblring and tweeting, it’s a wonder personal Websites still get built at all. For most people, short bursts of communication with friends and family seem to be enough to satisfy most common messaging impulses.<p>Nonetheless, business and personal Websites are still going …

Web Design