Brett Atherton

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New Contact Lenses Will Give You Infrared Vision

Admit it: You want superpowers. It’s human to look at Spider-Man swinging between buildings or Superman soaring through the air and think “Man, I …

Zepp 3D Baseball Swing Analyzer | HiConsumption

Technology is quickly making its way into the world of sports, and we imagine it will lead to an even better next generation of athletes. After …

Tents Should Have Had Built-in Air Mattresses Since Day One

A comfy air mattress can make roughing it feel a little less rough, although wrangling one inside a tent that's a little too small for your queen …

Camping

COLD HARD SCIENCE. The Controversial Physics of Curling - Smarter Every Day 111

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The U.S. Constitution On A Receipt And Other Amazing Images From This Week

New Detector Lets People 'See' Radiation

Available now for all of your nuclear fallout needs<p>Radiation detectors can be expensive and cumbersome. Here's one alternative, now on the market: Polaris-H, a University of Michigan project that offers handheld gamma-ray vision.<p>To use the camera, someone looking for radiation sets it down in a …

This Cheap, Recyclable Passive House Assembles Like Lego

The Passive House movement is a wonderful thing. What could be wrong with a voluntary standard that encourages people to make their houses as energy …

Lego

9 Clever Energy Projects from ARPA-E Summit 2013

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) was inspired by DARPA, the Pentagon's mad-science wing. ARPA-E funds high-risk, potentially high-payoff projects that could radically alter our livesin this case, the way we generate, use, and store<p>Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) …

Clean Energy

Here's Footage Of A Drone Being Flown In Volcano

It’s tough to get close to an erupting volcano, for obvious reasons. That’s why, for years, we’ve made robots do it. But with the increasing …

Why Toothpaste Makes Things Taste So Awful

You may think it might be the common mint flavor of toothpaste clashing with other flavors, but in the case of orange juice and many other things, …

Oral-B

This Amazing Mechanical Shading System Makes Blinds Beautiful

Every so often, a project slides across your screen that seems too cool to be truly feasible. But Tyler Short, the architecture student behind this …

Amazing

What Is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

The new iPhone camera is 8-megapixels. Meanwhile, Canon is reportedly testing a new DSLR with 75-megapixels. But how many megapixels is the human …

Cameras

The ideal gas law – why bubbles expand if you heat them

Think of a cake. When you put it in the oven, it starts off at a particular volume and then, an hour later, it has risen to perhaps double its size. It is obvious what has happened – the air bubbles that you have carefully folded into the mixture during the preparation and the little bubbles of …

This Engine Proves Infiniti Is Serious About Taking On BMW

We're very happy with the result: a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that produces 568 horsepower and sounds lovely.<p>It should send the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, and up to a top speed around 180 mph.<p>Infiniti, Nissan's luxury brand, says it's ready to compete with the big dogs: BMW, …

How to Tell Real Diamonds From Fake

The jewelry market has been flooded with synthetic stones over the last several years; not just lab-grown gems but flat-out fakes. Here's how to tell …

Jewelry

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Light Graffiti Made With The Wave Of A Magic Wand

Get your tickets to this light show.<p>After bright lights fade in the dark, our eyes can still see them as streaks, smears, and dots. Engineer Phillip Burgess drew inspiration from this “bug” of human vision to build the NeoPixel Painter: a meter-long strip of multicolor LEDs controlled by a …

Finell

It takes something pretty special to stand out at the NY NOW home, lifestyle and design show that features over 2,800 exhibitors from around the world, and the debut collection from Austin-based Finell managed to do just that. At once unapologetically modern and geometric yet approachable, the …

Lego Fans May Be Able To Print Their Own Bricks Someday

Lego customers may one day be able to make their own bricks and mini-figures using 3-D printers.<p>The global toy giant is looking hard at ways to adapt …

Make an Awesome First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card

In a time when business cards seem more obsolete than ever, more and more people are coming up with fantastic ways to modernize them. And no one will …

Retrogaming

MLB Announces Revolutionary New Fielding-Tracking System

Even in their recent state of repair, defensive metrics have always had a certain reverse-engineered, SABR-in-retrograde quality to them, even in a …

Drug lets blind eyes 'see light'

<b>A drug can restore the ability of the eye to sense light after blindness, animal studies show.</b><p>Reacting to light is the job of the rods and cones in the retina, but these can be destroyed by disease.<p>A study, in the journal Neuron, showed a chemical could give "support-duty cells" in the eye the …

Everything You Need to Know About LED Light Bulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle now that those beloved incandescents are disappearing? We're here to help.<p><b>Incandescent era, RIP. Like it or not, it's</b> time to move on. Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are gone—not banned, precisely, but phased out because the Energy Independence and Security …

Home Automation

Moment Factory Turns Nature Installation Into Vibrant, Multi-Sensory Arena

"Biorama" at the Montreal Biodôme is a nature-lover's tech playground.<p>Whether it's giving a tech-touch to Montreal's Red Light District or sparking a landscape of pixels for Nine Inch Nails' recent tour, multimedia studio Moment Factory always blow us away when it comes to turning spaces into …

Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror Isn't Blinded By Passengers or Cargo

Have you ever been hesitant to over-pack a vehicle with luggage or passengers because it would obscure the sightline for your rearview mirror? …

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The Exosuit: What Tony Stark Would Wear Underwater

Meet the Exosuit. It's a $600,000 atmospheric diving suit capable of taking a human 1,000 feet underwater at surface pressure, and it's the first of …

There's Less To Clean When a Sink and Shower Share the Same Faucet

For this to actually work it requires a very specific layout in your bathroom, but the renovations could be totally worth it. Because Julia …

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

We've probably all made a few pancakes in amusingly shaped blobs, but Nathan Shields takes pancake to a whole new level of art. The illustrator, …