Ben Abelman

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Flaky, Fruity, Delicious Homemade “Pop-Tarts”

The famous store-bought box brand of hand pies has nothing on these fresh creations. From her new book, <i>The New Sugar and Spice</i>, veteran baker <b>Samantha Seneviratne</b> shares the recipe (and secret ingredient) for making the most indulgently flaky, fruity, and delicious single-serving pies.<p>“You may think …

Microsoft’s ‘RoomAlive’ transforms any room into a giant Xbox game

Kinect brings your living room to life<p>When Microsoft first demonstrated its IllumiRoom research project at CES last year it generated a huge amount of attention ahead of a next-generation Xbox unveiling. A video showed off a projection system that was linked to the Xbox to extend games from a TV to …

Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

The dating discovery recasts ancient cave art as a continent-spanning human practice.<p>A hand painted in an Indonesian cave dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, archaeologists reported Wednesday in a study that rewrites the history of art.<p>The …

Breaking The Molds: See Microbes As Art

Two California exhibits are showcasing art derived from these unlikely muses to draw attention to scientific research and interaction with nature.<p>For most folks, microbes and mold conjure unsavory images of outbreaks and dirty bathrooms. But two Southern California exhibits are proving that one …

iPhone App Gives You Full Camera Control

The iPhone camera gets better with each new version of Apple’s iOS operating system, as well as its phones, of course, but it’s still a far cry from offering the creativity and control of a real camera. That leaves the door open for apps like Manual, which lets you have greater input on ISO, …