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Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Can This Mineral Power The Planet?

It may soon be time to say "so long" to silicon solar panels.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever before, thanks to government subsidies and a flooded market. But they’re not yet affordable enough to eclipse traditional energy sources. Enter perovskites: crystalline minerals that may emerge as the …

This Water-Based Tractor Beam Could Confine Oil Spills, Control Floating Objects

We may be one step closer to building a real-life tractor beam.<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a water-based tractor beam, and while it's not exactly the marvel made famous by "Star Trek," it's pretty darn impressive. It can control water flow patterns, maneuver floating objects and could …

Camping

XCOM: Enemy Unknown board game announced, playable next week

Board and card game publisher Fantasy Flight Games has partnered with Firaxis Games to bring the hit game <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> to life as a board game. <i>XCOM The Board Game</i>, which was announced today, will be demonstrated next week at GenCon 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana for the first time in</i> …

A Glossary of Natural Garden Pest Control Solutions - Organic Gardening

An abundance of buzzing, hopping, fluttering and crawling insects is a trademark of any healthy organic garden. This diversity means insects that …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

Make Insanely Awesome Comics With Motion Artist | Cult of Mac Deals

POWERFUL ANIMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS<p>All you <b>comic lovers and designers</b> out there get ready. This software takes your designs, characters and stories and puts them <b>in motion</b> to create the story you've been visualizing. <b>Combine audio with animated video</b> and images for powerful storytelling. Create and …

10 Simple Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency | Wake Up World

Guest writer for Wake Up World<p>In a utopian world, we would be 100% self-sufficient. We would have enough food, enough water, enough power, and enough …

13 Foods You Can Buy Once & Regrow Forever

Every day we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables, and herbs completely free of charge. …

Gardening

Clever Plant Holder Allows for Gardening in Small Spaces

For anyone who lives in an apartment but has always wished for a nice little gardening space, this window unit is the perfect compromise. French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet of Barreau & Charbonnet, created <i>Volet Vgtal</i>, a clever and creative pulley system that allows urban …

Gardening

This Living Salad Redefines Farm-To-Table

It’s common to see restaurants offer farm-to-table menus, but one Hawaii restaurant is taking that concept to a whole new level.<p>When you order The Blue Dragon's "The Living Salad," you're getting your very own farm-<i>at</i>-table experience.<p>The name might sound a little creepy, but the beautifully …

9 Rules for Starting Your Own Farm | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of</i> Gaining Ground.<p>You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not …

Recycled Bottle Herb Planters

comments (4) May 2nd, 2014<p><b>RichStevenson</b>, member<p>2 users recommend<p>With the weather in Australia getting colder outdoor gardens are coming to an end. …

I turned a wasteland into a garden

With imagination and an army of helpers, a city wasteland was turned into a thriving vegetable garden for the community<p>One mile from Oxford city centre, Hogacre Common is a beautiful eco park with fields, woods, an orchard, bee hives and – behind the fence of an old tennis court – a garden bursting …

DIY Foodie Gift: 7 easy recipes for pickled veggies

If you’re fond of making food gifts for the holidays, chances are that you’ve already started baking or assembling tasty niblets like almond bark, …

This drone shoots crowds with pepper spray paintballs

Skunk Riot Control Copter will be deployed to South African mines<p>Crowds of protesters could soon come under attack from riot control drones outfitted with paintball guns, strobe lights, and speakers. The Skunk Riot Control Copter, built by South African company Desert Wolf, has a suite of cameras …

The rise of the super-fast industrial 3D printer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Cincinnati Inc.<p>3D printers are slow; so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just …

Love Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling? Download a Free eBook That Analyzes Each One

When Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted out 22 storytelling tips, something interesting happened. It was as if the curtain was lifted to …

"Illegal Spying Below": Blimp Flies Over NSA Utah Data Center in Protest

National Security Agency workers in Utah found themselves under an eye in the sky Friday morning — an airship emblazoned with "Illegal Spying Below," floating directly above the agency's huge data center outside Bluffdale.<p>The airship (technically, blimps have no rigid structure) was a stunt …

Surveillance

Google pulls its all-star robot out of military competition to focus on commercial product

The $2 million Robotics Challenge, run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is a competition for the most advanced robots in the world. The three-year competition is less than halfway over, but there was already a clear frontrunner: the Japanese team Schaft, which posted videos …

Higgs Boson Seems To Prove That The Universe Doesn't Exist

None of us should be here. In fact, the whole world, the stars and the galaxies shouldn’t be here either. According to a new cosmological study, our whole Universe should have blinked out of existence an instant after it was first created.<p>Research from British cosmologists at King’s College London …

Dawn of bionic age? Paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand

Ohio doctors insert microchip into Ian Burkhart’s brain allowing him to move hand for first time since accident<p>A young American paralysed in a swimming accident has become the first patient to move his hand using the power of thought after doctors inserted a microchip into his brain.<p>Ian Burkhart …

Reinventing How City Dwellers Get Around

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Scientists Have Simulated Time Travel With Photons

Looks like time travel is possible... for particles of light.<p>Using a photon, physicists have managed to simulate quantum particles traveling through …

Quantum Mechanics

In New Movie, Birds Are The Cinematographers

Wings3D is in theaters today for a special showing<p>How do you capture thousands of hours of up-close-and-personal footage of tigers, polar bears, vultures, bald eagles and penguins in their natural element in ways that have never been seen before?<p>"We put cameras on everything that moves," says John …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Jules Verne

Froth-am’s Reckoning: Fun With Bane The Barista

A friend of mine snapped this shot of a barista dressed like Bane from <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> at a Starbucks here in San Francisco this morning, obviously, we’re big fans of awful food puns around here (see also: Wu Tang Flan, our ideas for movie-themed food trucks), so we decided to have a little …