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DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Play PS4 games on your phone, thanks to Sony's Xperia Z3 - ExtremeTech

Play PS4 games on your phone, thanks to Sony’s Xperia Z3<p>By on September 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Gear & Gadgets

SNES Online

A common complaint leveled at Nintendo in recent years has been against the company’s relatively cautious footsteps into the world of online gaming. …

This Reader Revamped Our Wiffle Ball Cannon

Dave Herbert turned our pitching machine into a levitation tube and a water balloon launcher.<p><i>Popular Science</i> reader Dave Herbert had a blast building and playing with the DIY Wiffle ball cannon from our September issue. But the retired Marine also added his own twist.<p>In the cannon’s original …

Power Tools

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

​The 10 Worst Things About Building A New Gaming PC

Building a gaming PC can be difficult and stressful. There are a thousand things that could go wrong, and any one of them could wind up costing …

Computer Hardware

Defrost a Steak in Five Minutes with Water and a Pair of Pans

Steak is delicious, but if the one you plan to eat is still frozen, there are better ways to defrost it than using the microwave. All you need for …

Kitchens

GoPro Video of a Backyard Golf Trick Shot Onto a Hot Dog-Dispensing Rube Goldberg-Style Machine

David Kalb picked up a golf club and hit the ball onto a Rube Goldberg-style machine ending in a hollowed out watermelon that dispenses a hot dog …

GoPro

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Clean Energy

Two years to Tango: the race to finish Google's 3D-mapping tablet

Speck Design's clientele has ranged from Apple to Samsonite to Fisher-Price in its history, and now it can add Google to the list of high-profile companies. But Google -- or its Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) division, to be more specific -- is no ordinary client. The group is modeled …

I almost forgot the Fourth of July, but then I drove a tank

I think that balances out.<p>Over all the clatter and sweat and roar and reek of diesel, the thought occurs to me: I just muzzle-swept San Francisco with 152mm worth of tank barrel.<p>I look over at the man keeping an eye on this ridiculous operation. He's wearing a "Fartacus" t-shirt and a helmet with …

San Francisco

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

It's been a while since we've seen any new curved or flexible displays following LG's G Flex and Samsung's Galaxy Round smartphones. LG Display is thinking bigger now. It's announced that it's been able to create an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough give and flexibility to roll into a tube that's …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Medicine

8 High-Tech Features Revving Up Sports Cars

Performance cars aren't all about engine noise, exhaust fumes, and squealing tires.<p>Performance cars aren't all about engine noise, exhaust fumes, and squealing tires.

This Robotic Tank Gives Goldfish The Steering Wheel

You go, fish!<p>If Thomas de Wolf gets his way, pet fish will soon navigate terra firma. A co-founder of Netherlands design firm Studio diip, de Wolf built a motorized tank that empowers goldfish to drive around. “We wanted to make something that showcases computer vision technology, but not in such …

Aquaculture

Guy turns jar of warm liquid into ice just by putting his hand inside

This is like a scene from X-Men: A man puts his hand into a jar seemingly full of water. Instantly, ice starts growing around it despite the fact …

The Enormous Ship That Submerges Itself to Carry Entire Oil Rigs

After the U.S.S. Cole was attacked in Yemen in October 2000, the Navy needed to get the damaged ship to Pascagoula, Mississippi for repairs and …

Scientists Have Located the Brain's On/Off Switch for Consciousness

Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it's called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when …

These New Smart Bricks Are Like Lego for Real Buildings

If these lumps of concrete look familiar, that's because they take some of their inspiration from Lego—but there's more to them than child's …

9 New Tools That Will Change the Future of War

These weapons, drones, and battlefield devices—some recently deployed, others in early R&D—will help the Pentagon fight more effectively with fewer troops.<p>The landscape of war is always changing, but now more rapidly than ever. These weapons, drones, and battlefield devices—some recently deployed, …

Military

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

The Brain

How to Make a Flashlight From Scratch

Making your own flashlight can seem like an intimidating project, and the examples online of custom, lathe-turned titanium-bodied flashlights don’t help with that impression. However, making a basic but functional flashlight doesn’t have to be hard. This flashlight can be completed on a modest …

DIY

3D-bioprinted blood vessels are a major step towards man-made tissues and organs - ExtremeTech

By on July 4, 2014 at 11:05 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the biggest challenges in …

Self-contained solar PowerCube generates electricity, purifies water, and throws WiFi anywhere on Earth - ExtremeTech

By on June 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the challenges of …

Anime

[Update] Meet The Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

<b>Update</b>: Zant, Ghirahim, and the Great King of Evil himself are yours to command, with Impa and Lana arming themselves with new weapons.<p>Ever since …

Saleen Previews What It Has in Store for the 2015 Ford Mustang

Great news for Mustang fans everywhere: Saleen Automotive has announced it is in the midst of tweaking Ford’s new-for-2015 Mustang. To mark the event, the tuning outfit has released a single photo previewing the presumably muscled-up whip. The Saleen 302 Mustang, as it will be called, marks a …

Sports Cars

Google’s killer Android L feature: Up to 36% more battery life thanks to Project Volta

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>When the next version of Android arrives, don’t be surprised if your phone can run longer on a single charge. Project Volta, …