Iain Black

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There's More to Sleep Cycles than Being a Morning or Night Person

It's long been thought that most people fall into one of two categories when it comes to sleep: morning people and night people. However, The British …

Sleep

Researchers create flexible wires that could double as batteries

We literally live in a wired world, with wires snaking hither and yon transmitting electricity and data. Many are visible, while many more are hidden …

Prime candidate crossed off list in search for dark matter particle

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Dresden, Germany have analyzed data from the HADES particle detector and concluded …

We Might Never Find Alien Life With Current Technology

The search for aliens could remain fruitless, a new study finds.<p>Given that we are unlikely to be visiting an exoplanet any time soon, astronomers have been contemplating whether it might be possible to detect indications of simple life – a biosignature – from a distance. Many think that the …

National Academy of Sciences

Project Ara modular smartphone to get off the blocks in early 2015

At the first Project Ara developer conference this week, project leader Paul Eremenko revealed that Google's modular smartphone is set for a January …

Mobile Technology

Use NFC Tags to Unlock Your Computer

NFC, or Near-Field Communication, is useful for all sorts of things, but you can also use it to lock or unlock your PC when you sit down to work. The …

Raspberry Pi

Robotic Cubes That Stack Themselves

Like autonomous Legos<p>M-Blocks look unassuming, but they can pivot and jump without external moving parts—a feat engineers have been trying to accomplish for years. Because they’re mobile, the robotic cubes can stack on top of one another autonomously. Their inventors are now working toward the …

Robotics

Google's New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy

At the Project Ara Developer's Conference in Santa Clara, California, the moment of unveiling was a bit of a letdown. When project lead Paul Eremenko …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

Fon Launches Gramofon, A Router With Facebook And Spotify Built-In

Today, crowd-sourced Wifi network operator Fon launches its rumoured new product, the Gramofon. But unusually for a large tech company with healthy revenues, it’s launched the product with 30-day crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter at a discounted price, starting at $30.<p>This device offers simple …

Lasers pop tiny 'chemo' balloons to kill cancer - Futurity

Scientists are using nanoballoons and lasers to deliver chemotherapy drugs. The approach could make chemo more effective while reducing side effects.

Real-life Wolf of Wall Street says his life of debauchery 'even worse' than in film

Jordan Belfort, who was jailed for 22 months for securities fraud, admits that the Oscar-nominated film based on his memoir had no need to exaggerate the sex and drugs<p>The controversial figure whose memoir formed the basis of Leonardo DiCaprio's unhinged stockbroker in Martin Scorsese's …

First look at Grant Gustin as The Flash

We’ve seen him as Barry Allen, but with production set to get underway on the <b>Arrow</b> spin-off pilot in March, we’ve now got our first look at Grant …

Dave King blasts Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace: Your comments are an insult to fans who have nothing other than the club's interest at heart

THE Ibrox investor has taken aim at the Rangers chief executive who said that threats to withhold season ticket cash have destabilised the club.<p>DAVE …

Channel Homepage

Artist Klemens Torggler Reinvents The Door

Sliding, rotating, automatic, hinged. We thought we had a pretty firm grasp on the types of doors that exist in the world. How wrong we were.<p>This past week, a new kind of door, created by Austrian designer Klemens Torggler, has been mesmerizing the Internet -- and forever changing the way we look …

Build a Smartphone Holder Into an Old Cassette Deck with a Coat Hanger

If your car still has a cassette deck (and you're not using it), Instructables user alanreid shows off how to build a smartphone holder right into …

Beep Makes All Your Speakers Wireless (video)

If you haven’t outfitted with your home with a wireless sound system yet, you won’t have to anymore with Beep. The tiny device easily connects to …

The Connoisseur's Vault Keeps All Your Valuables Safe and Sound

Although many might not really need such a lavish security vault, there are a few who want to keep their valuables safe in pure luxury. Those who …

iWatch Concept

There’s still no confirmation that Apple is working on an iOS-powered wristband, but that hasn’t stopped us from wondering what one might actually …

Wearable Tech

Ark Portable Wireless Charger

A 5200mAh battery that lets you charge on the go without a cable. Like other induction chargers, it sends power through an internal patch or a case …

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