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Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

To Deliver With Prime Air Drones, Amazon Has To Solve These 3 Problems

On Sunday, Amazon announced an innovation in package delivery so fantastic sounding, it had to assure people that it wasn’t a hoax.<p>Prime Air is the company’s conceptual new service in which octocopter drones—unmanned aircraft with eight rotors—deliver Amazon packages weighing up to five pounds to …

The Simplest Drone Of All Time?

A postdoc at NYU creates a robot with the aerodynamics to fly without a brain.<p>Following 100 years of flight, drones are making us question everything we know about aircraft. Sure, most military drones still resemble pretty typical planes, but we’re also seeing all sorts of alternative approaches to …

The New Armor That Lets You Sense Surveillance Cameras

Like a creepy digital tap on the shoulder<p>We pass under surveillance cameras every day, appearing on perhaps hundreds of minutes of film. We rarely notice them. London-based artist James Bridle would like to remind us.<p>Bridle has created a wearable device he calls the “surveillance spaulder.” …

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a …

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This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

<b>Stem cell researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.</b><p>Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid.<p>Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being …

Cell Biology