William Gibbons

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Kinect turns your bathtub into a giant liquid touchscreen

Researchers have created a "touchscreen" for your bathtub. With only a Kinect sensor and a projector, AquaTop display facilitates interacting with virtual objects using just your hands. In order to function properly, the system requires you add some bath salts to your tub, which will turn the water …

Ice Matters: How to Choose It for Cocktails

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why ice is not just ice, and a few simple tricks to making better cocktails at home.</i><p>If your grandfather had asked for hand-carved ice in his Old …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

Judge Says Detroit Bankruptcy Unconstitutional

A judge ruled Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution, though the state attorney general said he will appeal the …

Dubai Is Going To Pay Its Residents In Gold If They Lose Weight

At least that's the theory being tested in Dubai, where the city is offering residents 2 grams of solid gold if they lose at least 2 kg (4.4 lbs) within 30 days, Emirates 24/7 reports.<p>It's all part of a contest called "Your Weight In Gold," which has been billed by the city government as a way to …

Budget Cuts Threaten The Air Force's New 'Space Fence'

The United States government has billions of dollars worth of technology floating in Earth orbit, from telecommunications relays to spy cameras. But even though they’re in the near-vacuum of space, these satellites aren’t safe from harm: Countless pieces of orbiting rock, trash, and debris are …

Seized N Korean ship: Cuban weapons on board

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/995000/995527_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656673_ebf3f356b55e86ebbe1fce02d5d8ba2c<p><b>Cuba has admitted being behind a stash of weapons found on board a North Korean ship seized in the Panama Canal.</b><p>The Cuban foreign ministry said the ship …

PaulaDeenGate Wire

Post-media shitstorm/epic downfall, supporters of embattled ex-Food Network star <b>Paula Deen</b> are a loyal bunch. Eater Atlanta has shots of quite a few of them eating at her Savannah restaurant <b>Lady and Sons</b> even <b>after lunch rush on a Monday afternoon</b>. It's no longer a ghost town, apparently. [Eater …

27 Best Summer Party Hacks

Barbecues are awesome by nature and they don't need to be fancy. But use even one of these tips and you will feel like a genius — and have more time to hang.<p>More great tips here from Martha Stewart.

A gas cloud is sweeping past the Milky Way’s central black hole

Astronomers are observing the “noodle effect” as the black hole’s powerful gravity stretches and elongates the cloud.<p>In 2011, astronomers in Germany …

Airfares Higher, But New Planes Take Out Some Sting

Airfares are higher than they've been in years, but there's some good news: airlines are at least putting your money to good use, buying new planes with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, seats that maximize knee-room if not hip room, and inflight connectivity. Here's a look at what's in …

Boeing Dreamliner Not at Risk of Grounding at This Time

Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner faces no immediate threat of grounding as investigators continue a probe into last week’s fire aboard a plane operated by …

QE2 May Finally Become a Hotel in Asia

When <i>Queen Elizabeth 2</i> left the Cunard fleet in November 2008, the ocean liner’s future looked bright. Plans were floated that would bring her to …