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Here's What A Barbie Doll Would Look Like If She Had A Real Woman's Measurements

After comparing a Barbie's measurements with those of an average American 19-year-old woman (as determined by the CDC), artist Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com decided to take two months to create a real-life rendering of the Barbie doll.<p>"I want to show that average is beautiful," Lamm told Business …

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …

How To Make Bricks Out Of Dirt

Dirt-cheap bricks—just add pressure<p>Bricks are fairly easy to make, but in the developing world, traditional fired bricks are sometimes weak and crumble-prone, while cement ones are often unaffordable. The Vermeer BP714 is the first compressed-earth-block machine that makes strong air-dried bricks …

Gallery: May 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Silent Velcro, a gyro-stabilized monocular, an adapter that turns your iPhone into a DJ station, and more.

This Full-Color Desktop 3-D Printer Is Beautiful Inside And Out

The ProDesk3D uses a multi-cartridge system to create full-color objects at home.<p>BotObjects is showing off its newly unveiled ProDesk3D, which they're billing as the first full-color desktop 3-D printer. That's kinda debatable (depends on what you consider "desktop"), but it could certainly be the …

Video: Motivating Robot Follows You on Your Morning Run

Same old jogging routine got you bored? Can't move your leaden legs faster than a 15-minute mile? Turn into a juggernaut with Joggobot, a hovercraft that will fly above your head and motivate you to run faster.<p>The bot is a modified Parrot AR.Drone, programmed to follow a fashionable orange and blue …

The 6 Best Cars From The 2013 New York International Auto Show

An electric hatchback from Mercedes-Benz, the track-ready, street-legal Jaguar XKR-S GT, and more!<p>At this year's New York International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz debuted its first electric car for the U.S., Cadillac unveiled a rather villainous-looking new CTS, and Jaguar showed up with a completely …

Warp Factor

A NASA scientist claims to be on the verge of faster-than-light travel: is he for real?<p>Last September, a few hundred scientists, engineers and space enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Houston for the second public meeting of 100 Year Starship. The group is run by former astronaut …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

CES 2013: Audi Demonstrates Its Self-Driving Car

It picks you up when you're ready to leave your hotel.<p>Move over, Google: Audi has demonstrated its own self-driving car here at CES 2013, although engineers involved with the project say its most likely a decade away from production.<p>Last year, Audi presented its vision of a "self-piloting" car, …

CES 2013: Lexus Unveils Autonomous 'Safety Research' Car

Lexus's Mark Templin: "Our goal is to eliminate future traffic fatalities and injuries."<p>At CES today, Lexus showcased an "Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle," a souped-up LS being used as a testbed for autonomous car technology.<p>"Our goal is to eliminate future traffic fatalities and injuries," …

The 9 Best Cars From The 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Including a gorgeous Corvette, an all-electric Caddy, a terrifyingly powerful Mercedes and more<p>No one has ever accused the auto industry of rushing madly into the future. For every superclean electro-diesel-charged concept at an event like Detroit's North American International Auto Show, there are …

Volvo's New Exterior Airbags Protect Pedestrians

An automatic pedestrian-detection system can warn drivers when people are likely to step out onto the road, and cushion a collision.<p>Volvo, the Swedish carmaker known for its safety engineering (a Volvo engineer invented the modern 3-point seat belt), has turned their focus to keeping those outside …

Self-Leaning Toyota i-Road Concept Debuts At 2013 Geneva Show

The i-Road has a self-leaning system designed to automatically balance the vehicle when cornering or traveling over rough surfaces.<p>Toyota has reaffirmed its commitment to battery-powered electric mobility by unveiling the funky i-Road concept car this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.<p>Designed as …

First Mass-Produced Hydrogen Cars Roll Out

They produce only water as exhaust.<p>The first hydrogen-powered car set for mass production rolled off the assembly line this week in South Korea. The vehicle, an SUV by Hyundai called the ix35 Fuel Cell, creates only water in its exhaust.<p>Hyundai held a launch party for the rollout. A photo at the …

Uptown Volt

The Cadillac version of Chevrolet’s plug-in hybrid is finally on its way.<p>In January 2009, General Motors unveiled the luxury cousin of the Chevrolet Volt—the Cadillac Converj concept. Yet almost immediately, GM started sending mixed signals. One moment the Converj was approved for production; the …

Volvos Now Detect And Brake For Cyclists

A deer detector could be next.<p>This could be helpful no matter what side of the wheel you normally find yourself on. Volvo has built a system that automatically detects bicyclists. If the driver is on a collision course, the system sounds an alarm and brakes, the BBC reported.<p>The cyclist-detector …

Matterform crowdfunds a simple, well-designed 3D scanner that could arrive this summer

MakerBot has been the trailblazer when it comes to bringing 3D printing to the masses, but another company may beat it to the punch before it can do the same for 3D scanners. Matterform is looking to produce a simple, low-profile 3D scanner, and it's launched an Indiegogo campaign in support of the …

Diablo III has 1 million active players a day

At the Game Developers Conference, ex-game director Jay Wilson spoke at a panel, titled “Shout at the Devil: The Making of Diablo III” about Diablo …

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Screen protector film lets ordinary handheld devices display 3-D content

Most smartphone users know that your shiny new device won’t stay shiny and new very long if you don’t use some sort of protection film on the screen. …

Massive Samsung smartphone leaked: 6.3-inch “Galaxy Mega”

If you thought Samsung was ever going to stop attempting to create smart devices with every single different screen size, Galaxy S to Note to Tab, …

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