Jacob McLaws

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Graphene May Be Next Area of Innovation for Apple and Samsung

In a world where mobile devices are becoming thinner and thinner and in some cases being worn on the wrist or other parts of the body, graphene may be the wonder material of the future, with properties that make it stronger than steel, more flexible than rubber and more conductive than most metals. …

The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea

Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, South Korea, lies a brand-new city built on algorithms and LEED certifications. Already populated by more than 25,000 people and set to be completed by 2015, Songdo International Business District is a rare exampl<p>Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Watch SpaceX rocket lift off, hover, return to launch pad in key test

In the test, which was about a minute long at the company’s facilities in McGregor, Texas, The rocket fires up its engines, blasts off, and then hovers in the air – swaying from side to side.<p>For months, the company has been completing a series of successful, low-altitude tests of the test vehicle …

Space Travel

Orbotix Teaches Its Smartphone-Controlled Ball Some New Tricks

Orbotix, the maker of the Sphero — a rolling robot ball that can be controlled by iPhone or Android — is ready with an updated version of the …

Apple Store

Google Lets You Peek Behind The Scenes Of Its Treks Street View Tours With Stunning Microsites

Google has spent a lot of time and human hours mapping some of the more remote areas of the globe with its Trekker program, and now users have a chance to go behind the scenes and learn more about both those places and the process. Google put up a new Behind The Scenes site for the Treks Street …

Ten Fantastic Objective-C Libraries for iPhone Developers

Objective-C Libraries for iPhone Developers<p>This slideshow will highlight ten libraries that author has either already adopted or is currently …

Software Development

Why Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post Could Be Good for Each Other

Whatever else it may mean, purchasing the Post instantly lifts Bezos's profile and clout -- and, by extension, Amazon's -- where it truly counts: in the nation's capital.<p>As the sale of <i>The Washington Post</i> to Jeff Bezos by Don Graham -- supported by his family, board of directors, and his largest …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

High-speed Rail

To Curb Corruption, Chinese Leaders Need To Delve Into The Lower Ranks

Recent reports from China suggest that social media has played a major part in bringing down a senior policymaker, Liu Tienan, who had been abusing his position and indulging in fraudulent activities on a broad scale. So a victory for the people, by the people.<p>Let’s be clear, it is no secret and …

Revealed: Elon Musk Explains the Hyperloop, the Solar-Powered High-Speed Future of Inter-City Transportation

Almost a year after Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, first floated the idea of a superfast mode of transportation, he has …

Meta's Meron Gribetz and the rise of the natural machine

Meta expects to have the virtual equivalent of a MacBook Air and iPhone built into a pair of 3D, augmented-reality Ray-Bans controlled by your hands within the next two years.<p>In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers in Jobs' parent's modest ranch house in Los Altos, …

Augmented Reality

Elon Musk Will Likely Build His Own Hyperloop Prototype

The West Coast commuter rail of the future may be a ways off. But serial entrepreneur and electric car magnate Elon Musk may help get it off the …

Elon Musk

Device Nags You to Sit Up Straight

“Sit up straight. Put your shoulders back. Don’t slouch.” Chances are good that you’ve heard nags like these from your mother more than a few times …

Time I

World’s Largest Building Opens in China

China continues to live up to its larger-than-life reputation with its most extravagant new opening: a gargantuan mega-structure that could contain …

Twinkind, a 3D-printed life-like photo figurine - The Fox Is Black

The image above is a nice photo of a man standing on a street corner, except something is off, like his features are too flat, it’s hard to tell, but …

Honda Fit: 86 mpg from the next hyper-efficient hybrid - ExtremeTech

By on August 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Could your next car get 86 mpg? It …

Honda

Bodies In Motion: Exploring the Human Limits of Future Travel

The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?<p>On the morning of October 25, 1999, captain Michael Kling and his first officer, Stephanie Bellegarrigue, piloted a Learjet Model 35 out of Orlando and set a heading for Dallas, …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …