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Pizza Innovations: Thinking Outside the Box

A while back we covered the recent publication of Slice contributor and pizza tour guide Scott Wiener's new book, <i>Viva La Pizza!</i> The book looks at his <i>incredibly</i> extensive collection of pizza boxes, and at the time the focus was on the variously artistic covers.<p>Recently, Scott shared an excerpt from …

6 Of The Coolest, Most Innovative 3D-Printed Designs

3D printers are all the rage, but unlike most fad technologies, there's good reason to think this one is here to stay. First, the ability to 3D print …

Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

Smartwatches

How smartphones are changing photography

Technology sometimes kills itself off in a way that would have made Darwin proud. A generation ago, if you wanted to listen to high-quality music, you bought a 100-watt stereo receiver, a new-fangled CD player and an expensive pair of speakers. Today, all you need are earbuds and an iPhone.<p>We're …

Personal Data

A Futuristic Space Shuttle-Like Mountain Shelter for 8

Back in 1938, Charlotte Perriand worked with Pierre Jeanneret to develop a futuristic mountain shelter called the Refuge Tonneau. Her love of the …

Drawing

THE FUTURE IS HERE: Marty McFly 'Power Laces' Will Finally Become A Reality Next Year

Remember those "power laces" from "Back to the Future, Part II?" You know, the ones that automatically tighten? Thought so. Well, those are expected to become a reality next year.<p>We first saw the news on Sole Collector.<p>In 2011, Nike released a pair of Air Mag shoes designed after the ones from …

Shoes
Renewable Energy

Global Smart Grid Investment Grows, China Leads, US Falls Behind

<b>Published on</b> February 19th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>1<p>February 19th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>According to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance …

The next DIY tech revolution

Build-it-yourself computer kits spawned PCs and Bill Gates. With a new wave that encompasses 3D printers, drones and even biotech, what will be possible?<p>In early December last year, first-time entrepreneur Alex Klein found himself stunned. After designing a $100 build-it-yourself computer kit …

Raspberry Pi

Will flying cars ever take off?

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the rise in ambitious cars, why many jobs could be automated and why a good kettle costs so much.<p>What jobs will the robots take?<br>Derek Thompson | Atlantic | 23 January 2014<br>Nearly half of today’s American jobs could be automated “in a decade or …

Electric Vehicles

Why I want a microchip implant

With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant.<p>A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner …

San Francisco

Inside the Google Earth satellite factory

Google Earth has given us a new way of looking at our cities and neighbourhoods – from space. Richard Hollingham visits the satellite factory building to see what’s coming next.<p>Behind a long rectangular window, in a high white room tended by ghostly figures in masks and hats, a new satellite is …

Google Earth

Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Aviation

What do we really need the Moon for?

The Moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn't where it is now? How would that affect life on Earth?<p>Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, an expert on the Moon, explores our intimate relationship with our planet’s rocky satellite. …

Computer Graphics

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning science and technology pictures of the week, including iced-up airliners and violent activity on the Sun.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Dancing F-16s and a view of the Universe<p>A rocket’s slow crawl and a spectacular volcano<p>A lion's check up and a brain sculpture<p>Leaping whales and fierce …

Photos

The Internet Map

The Internet Map is an interactive, zoomable design that uses a combination of algorithms and the Google Earth API to display 350,000 websites as …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

The Week In Numbers: Earth's Population In 2050, Life-Saving Poop Transplants, And More

<b>9 billion people</b>: Earth's population by 2050<p><b>41 percent</b>: the portion of people treated for cat bites who were diagnosed with depression, according to a study of 1.3 million health records<p><b>12 to 14 hours</b>: the length of time a newly discovered marsupial spends violently mating. Most of the males die …