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Catapult to Safety With This CO2-Fueled Pool Parachute

If you abide by the mantra of safety first, consider the Kingii, a gadget that will rocket a struggling swimmer above water, courtesy of a CO2-filled balloon.<p>Just strap the Kingii to your wrist, yank the lever to deploy the balloon, and the effects of buoyancy will bring you to the water’s surface. …

Swimmer

Watch Drone Footage Of A Giant Lava River

This is what flying robots with cameras were built for<p>Lava is dangerous, but it’s so pretty to watch. This makes filming it an ideal job for flying robots. Using two DJI Inspire drones, American Eric Cheng filmed a flowing lava river in Iceland. The drone survived both the cold of the winter and …

Drones

Google Delays Test of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone, Until 2016

The company says it is now looking for new U.S. locations to test the idea after scrapping an earlier plan to launch first in Puerto Rico.<p>Google confirmed on Monday that it is delaying until 2016 the first test of Project Ara, its take on a modular smartphone made up of components that connect in …

Puerto Rico

This Rorschach Alarm Clock Is Filled With Ferromagnetic “Creatures”

If we’re not using our smartphones, most of us have alarm clocks counting down those precious minutes of remaining sleep using either analog dials or LED displays. But designer Zelf Koelman of the Eindhoven University of Technology has created a new kind of alarm clock, one where the time bubbles …

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DNA Can Store Your Digital Data For Up To 2,000 Years

Stop throwing all your data into a digital black hole<p>Your DNA holds an incredible amount of information in a very small space. Recently, researchers have looked to DNA as a method to store large amounts of digital information that are currently saved on hard drives. DNA storage has another …