Angelo Soriano

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Stamp-On Circuits Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger

Remarkable new tech that places ultra-thin circuits on your skin could revolutionize health care, entertainment, and more.<p>Transistors. Resistors. Capacitors. Inductors. Diodes. RF antennas. Inductive coils. Lithium ion batteries. These are the components of microprocessors, wireless communications, …

University of Illinois

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9 Incredible Objects That Prove 3D Printers Are Totally Worth it

If you've got a 3D printer and a little bit of imagination, you can make pretty much anything. While these machines are still too expensive to be …

One More Reason to Bike to Work: A Pedal-Powered Charger

A lot of Kickstarter projects never get fully funded. Others that do never see the light of day. With the continued strain on gas prices, masses of …

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time - Technabob

I’m sure many of you still dream about owning the so-called “Ultimate FPS Simulator.” If you can wait for a few more months, you just might have one …

Pizza Hut app comes to Xbox 360, unstoppable force meets immovable gamer

Let's be frank: many dedicated console gamers among us have at least briefly dreamed of ordering food without having to lift our hands from the controller. That's about to be more than a fleeting fantasy for Xbox 360 owners, as Microsoft is launching a Pizza Hut app today for those permanently …

Stupid is as stupid does: handsfree texting still dangerous

Automotive manufacturers have been pushing to get improved hands-free technology into automobiles all around the world. Handsfree technology allows …

Whoa, Computer Graphics Can Make Water Look Real Now

Now here's something impressive. PhysXInfo seems to have solved one of the tougher problems in computer graphics: realistic fluid dynamics. In other …

Xiaomi sells 200,000 Xiaomi M2S smartphones in just 45 seconds!

Xiaomi has recorded the sale of all 200,000 Xiaomi M2S smartphones in stock, in just 45 seconds. Yes, you read that correctly, 45 <i>seconds</i>!<p>The Xiaomi M2S comes with some heavy hitting specifications, like a 1.7Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 720p, 4.3 inch screen. The 16GB …

Mobile Technology

Samsung and the University of Texas conspire for thought controlled tablets

Over the last few years there have been quite a few products come to market that boast the ability to be controlled using your thoughts. Most of …

A Mermaid's Tail: A real-Life Mermaid Who Swims With the Sharks and Can Hold Her Breath for 2 Minutes Underwater

Hannah Fraser, 36, is a professional underwater swimmer, ocean activist, model and artist. This Australian real-life mermaid who now lives in LA has …

There was an animal described as “something like a cross between a horse and a gorilla” called a Chalicothere.

Two Heads are Better Than One- The Amazing Life Of Conjoined Twins

The Minnesota conjoined twins- Abigail and Brittany Hensel, have struggled long and hard throughout their lives. Now, the tides have changed in their …

Have Your Heads up in the Clouds-Under a Roof!

Is it too sunny out there? Well, Artist Berndnaut Smilde can help you get in between the clouds whenever you want and that too Indoors!<p>Berndnaut …

Macro Photos of Insects with Water Droplets on Their Heads

Photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot these wonderful macro photos of insects with water droplets on their heads. The Tel Aviv-based photographer …

Photography

Lower survival rates for in-hospital heart attacks

<b>UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) —</b> Patients who have a heart attack while in the hospital for something else are 10 times more likely to die than someone who has …

Physiology

In 1884, A Popular Science Writer Got Way Too Stoned

From our archive, a dramatic first-hand account of marijuana overdose.<p><i>"An Overdose of Hasheesh," by Mary C. Hungerford, originally appeared in the February 1884 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine.</i><p>Being one of the grand army of sufferers from headache, I took, last summer, by order of my physician, …

Sick idea: how rabies spawned vampires and zombies

“What disturbs me is I smashed his mouth off, I smashed his teeth in, but he still wanted to continue in the attack mode. I was terrified at [its] resilience.”<p>This gory description could have been one of many zombie survivor stories from the novel <i>World War Z</i>, but it’s actually a man’s factual …

Why It's So Hard For Scientists To Study Medical Marijuana

The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.<p>Eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) allow cannabis use for certain medical conditions. …

Bacteria On Dog Lovers' Skin Reveal Their Affection

Well, it looks like there really is such as thing as a dog person.<p>Humans who share their homes with canines also share the similar bacterial houseguests on their skin, ecologists reported Tuesday in the journal <i>eLIFE</i>.<p>In fact, two dog owners who don't even know each other have about as many of the …

New mobile app identifies hummingbirds and blooms that feed them

The National Audubon Society has launched a new Citizen Science project to document hummingbird sightings across the country, using a free mobile app …

NASA Discovers New Earth-Like Planets Around Distant Stars

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered three new "habitable zone" planets that are close to Earth's size, even if they're not all that close to Earth.<p>NPR's Joe Palca reports, the trio of worlds is about 1,200 light years away and are thought to lie in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" — where it's …

New strain of avian flu in China is deadlier to humans than birds, researchers report

Researchers in Japan and the US have analyzed the genes of a new strain of avian (bird) flu that's killed at least 17 people in China in recent weeks, and discovered that some of the new H7N9 viruses have mutated to be more effective and deadlier in humans than they are in birds. The findings …

Kepler telescope spies 'most Earth-like' worlds to date

<b>The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.</b><p>Scientists say these new worlds are the right size and distance from their parent star, so that you might expect to find liquid water on their surface.<p>It is impossible to know for sure. Being 1,200 …

Was Marina Chapman really brought up by monkeys?

Marina Chapman says she isn't as mobile as she once was. It's not so easy to climb trees these days, let alone swing from them. Well, she is about 60 …

Coming to Your Neighborhood: Giant Animal Invaders | WIRED

Animal invaders can arrive by land, sea, or air. While most invasive species are unwelcome for one reason or another, some invaders up the creep …

The worst Android smartphones of all time

Innovation grows out of experimentation. New designs, new features, new hooks for potential customers can lead to awesome new devices, except when they don’t, because sometimes they won’t. Diversity has been a driving force behind Android’s rise to prominence, but it is a double-edged sword, …

Elastic touchscreen prototype lets you pinch and zoom in '2.5D'

Touchscreen technology may have evolved over the years to offer true multi-touch and give us control of our digital workspaces, but flat glass displays largely lack any type of tactile feedback. A new prototype designed by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of MIT's Media Lab, called Obake, looks to …