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MIT-developed plugin makes CAD changes 'instant'

A new computer-aided-design (CAD) plug-in could drastically improve products you use on a daily basis. Researchers from MIT and Columbia University say the tool will allow engineers to develop prototypes in real-time. They claim its ease of use will have an immediate impact on objects with complex …

Art attack: Why do people try to destroy museum masterpieces?

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Last weekend, a man slashed a Thomas Gainsborough painting in London’s National Gallery. What drives these acts?<p>Noah Charney<p>March 26, 2017 6:00pm (UTC)<p>On Saturday, March 18, a man “with no fixed abode” slashed Thomas Gainsborough’s "The Morning Walk" (1785) with a screwdriver at …

Museums

A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump

From England and Austria to New York and Los Angeles, the writing is on the wall.<p>Street artists have a lot to say about President Donald Trump ― little of it flattering.<p>Works criticizing the former reality TV personality began appearing on walls around the world soon after he launched his bid for …

Donald Trump

This Robot Is like Roomba for Your Lawn

Whether it’s the last few weeks of a hot and muggy summer or the freezing temps of winter, yardwork is rarely makes our fave chores list. Sure, the benefits of a gorgeous yard are amazing (hello, backyard soirees!), but crazy temps and bugs galore can be enough to make us procrastinate on those …

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Click on the draw: the online gallery helping emerging artists

Internet gallery New Blood Art is trying to 'democratise' the art world and prevent new artists from abandoning the field<p>An online company is hoping to “democratise” art by giving recently graduated painters and sculptors a place to exhibit and sell their work on the internet.<p>New Blood Art is …

bullseye

Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

The cost of solar power has declined dramatically over the past few decades, from $40 per watt in 1977 to $0.74 per watt in 2013. This trend is …

Solar Panels

Iconic Banksy Art Gets Parodied with Famous Cartoon Characters

Banksy may have made a name for himself with his iconic street art, but Brazilian artist Butcher Billy is giving us a new take on the graffitist's work with some equally iconic characters. Using a cast of well-known cartoon characters as his subjects–including Bugs Bunny, Rosie the Robot, Tweety …

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20 gorgeous pieces of street art

Whenever you walk down the street, seeing beautiful street art attract you and makes you feel great, isn’t it? There are several places in the world …

Streetwear

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

Designing amazingly strong materials from the bottom up | Kurzweil

Three-dimensional, hollow titanium nitride nanotruss with tessellated octahedral geometry. Each unit cell is on the order of 10 microns, each strut …

3-Sweep: Extracting Editable Objects from a Single Photo, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013

Elon Musk Moves Beyond Tesla Into Tube Travel

Next month, Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Elon Musk plans to unveil his design for the Hyperloop, a sort of superfast tube that will shuttle back and …

Japanese artist Aki Inomata created this series of hermit shell cityscapes back in 2009, bringing to iconic skylines to the backs of thes…

Japanese artist Aki Inomata created this series of hermit shell cityscapes back in 2009, bringing to iconic skylines to the backs of these little crustaceans

NSA Blackmailing Obama? | Interview with Whistleblower Russ Tice

Flying Bicycle Blows Our Mind

Flying cars were once the promise of the future, and the future has failed to deliver. But maybe we were too ambitious with our dreams of flying …

Yes, this really is a flying electric bicycle

Have you ever thought to yourself that you wished you owned a flying electric bicycle? Well, maybe you haven’t, but some inventors out of the United …

Electric Bikes

Wi-Vi system uses Wi-Fi to see through walls

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed what could become low-cost, X-ray vision. The system, …

Physicists Discover the Secret of Quantum Remote Control - MIT Technology Review

Teleportation is one of the more extraordinary phenomena in the quantum world. It allows a quantum object, such as a photon or electron, to travel …

Telescopic contact lenses magnify sight 2.8 times, turn wearer into cyborg

Interested in upgrading your eyeballs? Well, a team of DARPA-funded researchers led by Joseph Ford of UC San Diego recently published a proposal for a new type of telescopic contact lens in <i>Optics Express</i>. Designed for people with age-related macular degeneration, the lenses are only 1.17mm thick …

You May Not Like Weev, But Your Online Freedom Depends on His Appeal

“The Internet’s best terrible person.” A “disappointment.” “Reviled/Beloved.” Those are just a few of the things people have called convicted …

Robot ape to colonize the Moon? | Kurzweil

iStruct Demonstrator, space robot (credit: DFKI)<p>The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Bremen are …

Robotics

Introducing TORO, Germany's new humanoid robot

Engineers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have proven once again that they know how to make a snazzy looking robot. Quietly announced to little …

Robotics

This Guy Has an Invisible Headphone Implanted In His Ear

Rich Lee has freed himself from the frustrations of misplacing or having to untangle his headphones ever again. How? He's what's known as a grinder: …

Hitachi creates stealth ink to invisibly track products, wipe out counterfeiting

If you buy a product that’s faulty or damaged and return it, you want to know the manufacturer is taking appropriate action to stop the same thing …

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Glenn Greenwald: "Dianne Feinstein is Outright Lying" about NSA Surveillance Abuses