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5 Tips: How To Quickly Make Your House Look Cleaner Than It Is

You get a text message that company is dropping by and they're only 10 blocks away. Don't panic. Take a deep breath, now panic and check out these 5 …

Handmade Holiday: 14 DIY Origami Ornaments

'Tis the season for holiday decorating! If you looking to get crafty (or if you are on a small budget this year), here are 14 cool origami projects …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Cleaning

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Cleaning

Robotic Experiment Recreates Evolution In Oil And Water

Evolution in the absence of biological molecules<p>We've seen evolution enacted with early-Earth chemicals, with hermaphroditic robots, and even entirely virtually, using mathematical models. In each, scientists or engineers give the experiment some starting conditions, let it run… then see what …

Biology

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

Watch A Spray-On Solar Cell Getting Made

A step toward turning surfaces into solar panels<p>Psst! There's a team of engineers in Canada working on spray-on solar cells. They've got a prototype that applies colloidal quantum dots—a relatively new nanotechnology material that's still under study for whether they could work in solar panels—via …

Colonize A Hyper-Detailed Universe In Virtual Reality

'Elite: Dangerous' is almost too immersive for the goggles it's played on<p>Anyone who's tried on a consumer virtual reality headset in the last two decades knows how far short that technology has fallen from its promise. A good VR device should track head motion and alter the images relayed to each …

Philae: The tense final moments around comet touchdown

It took 20 years of work to get a robot lander onto a comet – but in the video above the mission’s leader re-lives the uncertain feeling they experienced when it could have all ended in failure.<p>The mission to land a space probe on the surface of a comet didn’t happen overnight.<p>It took 20 years of …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball covered in a criss-cross pattern. “It is beautiful,” he says, when asked to describe it. “It doesn’t look like a piece of technology. We wanted to make something people actually want to put on their bedside …