Johan Isaksson

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The engineer making meat tastier

It is a problem that has taxed the finest minds for generations – what’s the best way to smoke meat? Veronique Greenwood meets a man with an intriguing new method, involving chemistry, computer models and a cooker shaped like a Dalek.<p>It was in Memphis, Tennessee, that Kit Parker first began to …

Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

Microsoft showed off a version of Minecraft designed specifically for HoloLens today for the first time at its E3 2015 press show. The HoloLens augmented reality display lets you view Minecraft in 2D anywhere you want, on a wall for instance, but also lets you display a 3D version of the world …

Injectable, Flexible Mesh Picks Up Activity In Mouse Brains

Like a neural wiretap that could someday modify the brain<p>Ever since scientists figured out that the brain communicates via electricity, they've been trying to understand it--and manipulate it. Now a team led by researchers from Harvard University has developed an injectable mesh that can pick up …

Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech

To those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world’s leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and decentralized security, sees them as a natural …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Virgin Galactic to accept Bitcoin for space flights

The virtual currency Bitcoin can be used to purchase pizza and to make apartment rentals – and now it can be used to buy tickets to space. Virgin Galactic, the space-flight branch of Richard Branson’s empire, announced on Friday that it will accept payments made by Bitcoin.<p>“All of our future …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …