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The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

Genetics

Spark's Electron Brings Simple Cellular Connections to the IoT

Spark has been on a mission to simplify the business of making connected products for some time. It started with the Spark Core, then moved on to the Photon and the Internet Button. Those products all relied on Wi-Fi. Its latest takes on the even trickier task of bringing cellular connectivity to …

Shocking Or Intriguing? NASA Challenges Physics, To Build Faster-Than-Light Spaceship ‘Warp Drive’

NASA scientist Harold White has stunned the world with his announcement that he and his team has begun work on the development of a faster-than-light …

T-Mobile wants to offer you a deal despite your credit score

T-Mobile is trying to reel in more smartphone customers through a new program that doesn't care about your credit score.<p>In a blog post and video issued Thursday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere described what he called "one of the wireless industry's dirtiest little secrets." Even as mobile carriers trot …

Telecoms

6 beastly phones you can buy for less than $400

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus might be the best-selling phones currently available in stores, but there are also plenty of other options …

Microcontrollers NOT ALLOWED (or how to troll your college instructor)

WARNING<p>If you attempt this project, your classmates will think you're a nerd. You'll likely wind up getting your head flushed and/or balls …

Microcontroller

How graphene, a nearly magic material, could revolutionize automobiles

Carbon is the basis of life as we know it. It’s been there from the very beginning, churning and boiling in the nuclei of giant stars, before …

Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Box House is a dwelling developed under the methodology of the social project Vivex Community, an …

Architecture

Artist Saves Forgotten Paintings by Adding His Own Hilarious Touch

Artist David Irvine takes existing, unwanted paintings and gives them a second life thanks to his hilarious additions. He calls this <i>Re-Directed Art</i>, and the originals are works that he’s located at thrift stores, yard sales, or even taken from a street curb. Irvine then paints pop culture icons …

Art

Mountain Biker Performs an Unprecedented ‘Tsunami Flip’ Trick During Red Bull Competiton

Polish mountain bike free rider Szymon Godziek perfectly executed a stunning “tsunami flip” during the Red Bull District Ride 2014 competition in …

Tsunamis

Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home

Picture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt …

Architecture

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop …

Rustic Modern Home Built from Salvaged Wood Acts Like a Bridge in Chile

Projects like this show that there's really no reason to waste anything in construction anymore! The eco-conscious Casa Estero Puente in Puerto …

Private Contemporary Home in Mexico Balancing Seclusion and Openness

Imagine coming home at dusk to this marvelous contemporary home! With an illuminated facade composed of sleek design lines, this 7,168 square feet …

A single molecule device for mobile phones

From these observations new design rules were derived for implementing complex electronic functionalities in single molecules. As a result, the …

Multi-tasking nanoparticle both seeks and destroys cancerous cells

Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them. One hurdle that has proven …

Tiny Prefab Cabin's Slatted Timber Facade Folds Open to Beautiful Lakeside Views in Northern Bohemia

We love tiny cabins here on Inhabitat, and this little wedge-shaped holiday home in the Czech Republic ranks high on our favorites list. Designed by …

Prefab Homes

The Incredible Art of Carved Leaves

<i>Photo via Nature's Art</i><p>Some art is extraordinarily delicate work, and it's rare to see a form as delicate as that done with these leaves. The work by …

Chamfer Home: Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid in Any Locale

The Chamfer Home is a tiny self-sufficient shelter with a clean modern design that is made from eco-friendly materials. Designed by S-Archetype, the …

Interstellar Space is a 'Quantum-Weirdness' Lab --"Organic Reactions Occurring that Shouldn't Exist"

The answer was found in quantum weirdness that can generate a molecule in space that shouldn't exist by the classic rules of chemistry. In short, …

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Hankook's Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Unlike the automobile, the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the …

Peking University Implants First 3D Printed Vertebra

Doctors at Peking University have successfully implanted the first 3D printed vertebrae in a young patient.<p>The patient, a 12 year old boy, had a malignant tumour in his spinal cord. After hours of specialized spinal cord surgery, doctors replaced a section of cancerous vertebra in his neck with the …

Chimichurri Sauce

MAKES ABOUT 2 cups<p>This recipe for a colorful chimichurri sauce doubles as a marinade and an accompaniment to all cuts of beef.<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup red wine vinegar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>3-4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced<p>1 shallot, finely chopped<p>1 Fresno chile or red …

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

Award-winning architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has developed a practical yet elegant solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and …

Rawlemon's New Betaray Crystal Ball Harvests Light From The Sun, Moon and Clouds!

In 2012, Inhabitat featured an invention that promised to turn the world of solar power generation upside down. Rawlemon‘s spherical solar …

Clean Energy