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GravityLight

GravityLight is an electric light that draws its power from gravity. You lift up a weight attached to the light and as it falls, it generates enough …

Listening to the Star Wars Soundtrack in a Pygmy Village

A new study looks at how music affects emotions across cultures.<p>Four decades after the debut of the brassy score that announced a galaxy far, far, away, music from <i>Star Wars</i> has reached a whole other world: a Pygmy village in the Congolese rainforest.<p>The Mebenzélé Pygmies, an isolated group of …

This Animated Map Shows How Apple's Stores Have Spread Around The World Since 2001

The Apple Store is arguably the most successful story in retail history outside of Walmart.<p>Despite having just over 400 stores, Apple brought in …

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

Google buys SlickLogin, looks to swap passwords for inaudible sound waves

If Google's latest acquisition is anything to go by, entering a password on a website could soon be as easy as placing your smartphone near your computer. Israeli startup SlickLogin confirmed today it has become the latest company join Mountain View's ranks (although it'll work from Google's local …

Turkish Prime Minister gives speech as a 10-foot hologram

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech in the city of Izmir last Sunday by way of a giant hologram. Erdoğan, unable to make the trip to a party meeting in the western Turkish city, recorded his message against a green screen. In Izmir, a full-body hologram of the Prime …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

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