Gabriel Patatoei

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Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.<p>A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.<p>The work is in very early stages, …

Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind

<i>This post is part of our</i>Weekly Innovation series, <i>in which we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form.<p>Now here's something Helen Keller couldn't have dreamed up: the picture book Goodnight Moon, but …

Three Projects That Make LEGO Toys Into High-Tech Tools

LEGOs aren't just for kids. They're also a maker's best friend.<p>Hand a kid some LEGOs, and you’ll get anything from a sword to a starship. The same adaptability that makes the bricks amazing playthings also endears them to makers, who use the simple toys to create complex machines—at a fraction of …

Vessyl is the smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking

Can more transparency help you drink more water?<p>As a biomedical computing student at Queen’s University seven years ago, Justin Lee knew he wanted to build his own "internet of things" device — but he didn’t want it to be any old "smart" lamp, toaster, or light switch. "I wanted to put a computer …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …

These Floating Islands Are Made Of Trash That Normally Clogs The Oceans

It may be that all we can do is reduce the plastic that goes into the water and work around edges of the problem. That’s sort of the approach taken …

This robot valet will park your car

In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking.<p>Last week, Düsseldorf airport (DUS) introduced robot valets to take the hassle out of parking for travelers.<p>SEE ALSO: 13 Robots Who Don't Know How to Robot<p>Travelers can leave their cars at the arrival level of the ParkingPLUS structure. As they …

Steve Wozniak: Hacker, Legend, Boomer

Apple’s cofounder talks about the company’s birth in exclusive outtakes from a new PBS program.<p>The PBS series <i>American Masters</i> is doing an special on baby boomers. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, “The Boomer List” pays tribute to 19 notable people who happen to have been born between 1946 …

How a man makes art out of some of the smallest organisms on Earth

Loads of patience and a remarkably steady hand are big parts of a method that is as meticulous as Klaus Kemp's subjects are tiny. Kemp — who bills himself as a "specialist in diatom microslides and diatom arrangements" on his website — is a maker of diatom arrangements, an art that actually began …

Camouflage: Can we ever create true invisibility?

Inspired by the octopus, we’re on the road to creating materials that render things almost invisible. Yet as Philip Ball points out, the history of camouflage and our limited understanding of how creatures hide in nature may make the task trickier than it seems.<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of …

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Best National Parks: White-Water Edition

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Rapids, whirlpools, and risky currents transform some national park rivers into raging infernos and white water. Rafts and kayaks are the best ways to experience the big thrills and spills. Most of these routes can be run in a half or single day, though some are a ripe two …

Hail, Scotland

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>It’s difficult to be entirely dispassionate about something that has been in my family for centuries. So, full disclosure: ​Throughout the do-we-go, do-we-stay debate on Scottish independence, I’ve been on the side of staying the course with the U.K.<p>My family blood runs deep …

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Colorado in the Fall

Punches of roasted red popping against the crystal gray Rocky Mountains will do more than bump your Instagram photo likes. Your soul will sing as you step into an ancient land and take in all the beauty.<p>We love it when the days get shorter and the air turns crisp. But you haven't truly experienced …

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Top 10 Quirky Tours That Will Make You Ditch the Car

With Cheapflights.com's 10 quirky tours, not only do you get to explore more of a destination than you ever could doing it alone, the actual method of transport is an experience in itself! Ditch the car and pick up the paddle, scooter or bus pass instead and uncover a new way to travel.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>…

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This breathtaking shot of a sunrise over the Plaosan Temple in Indonesia is one of the stand-out submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/1pm1wG2 Photo by Bill Stipp

The World's Most Interesting Festivals

From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you've either seen it firsthand -- or taken part in it -- you'll never be quite the same.<p>One of the best reasons to travel is the resulting opportunities to experience a new …

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This is the World’s Most Valuable Selfie: It Was Taken in the 1850s and Just Sold for $115K

Photography pioneer Oscar Rjlander captured a self-portrait in the 1850s that is being hailed as yet another ‘first selfie ever.’ But whether or not …

Cubee Displays Your Favorite Instagram Photos in a Glowing Photo Cube

Since its launch in October of 2010, Instagram has inspired many a product meant to help you print, use and interact with the photos you take on the …

China’s Alibaba Finds Riches on Wall Street

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France launches initial airstrikes against IS and promises more to come

French warplanes have struck at Islamic State targets in Iraq. The French President said the Rafale jets had attacked what he called “a logistics depot of the terrorists”:<p>“Further actions will take place in the coming days with the same goals of weakening this terrorist organisation and helping the …

This 3D Printer Is Specifically Made To Work In Zero-Gravity In Space

On Saturday, the first 3D printer designed to work in zero gravity will be launched into space, aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, for use on the International Space Station.<p>Designed and created by California-based startup Made In Space, Inc., the Zero-G 3D Printer has been in development since 2010. …

You can already pre-order an Apple Watch stand/charger and it is actually really nice

Apple Watch isn’t set for release until next year, but you can already order a charging stand for the device from Dodocase (via Uncrate). The handcrafted walnut stand doesn’t actually have a built-in mechanism for charging, but instead has a recess to hideaway Apple’s charging cable that will come …

iPhone 6 teardown reveals larger 1810 mAh battery, inline with screen size increase

With the iPhone 6 Plus teardown complete, iFixit has commenced work on disassembling the iPhone 6. Unsurprisingly, the internals are similar to that of the 6 Plus, but adjusted to fit in a smaller space. Whereas the 6 Plus can contain a humongous 2915 mAH battery, the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAH rated …

Curved Handheld Displays Almost Ready for Market

Both LG and Samsung plan to release phones that feature curved displays in the near future, reports <i>Reuters</i>. Flexible curved displays, which have been utilized in television sets, are a developing technology for smartphones and other consumer electronic devices.<p>Curved displays are in the early …

Elliptic’s ultrasound tech will let you control your phone with a wave of your hand

The parade of new gesture technologies continues on with the latest being a compelling effort from Elliptic Labs, a six-year-old company in Norway …

Japan's Abe forges ahead with controversial sales tax rise

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced plans to proceed with a controversial sales tax hike in a bid to ease the nation’s soaring public debt.<p>Mr Abe, currently riding a wave of popularity, became the first leader in 15 years to make such a move, with the tax due to rise from 5pc to 8pc in …