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19 Of The Most Expensive Substances In The World

But many things are worth more than their weight in gold.<p>Ranging from foods to creams to gems to things the average person can't fathom, we pulled together a list of 19 of the most expensive items in the world.<p>Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments.

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New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Universe

We Need Illumination Everywhere

Light tabs that you can tear off just like a pill on a strip – that is what the Enlighten Self-setting OLED Sticker is all about. This innovative …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Tales of the Dead Come Back: How Modern Medicine Is Reinventing Death

"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death.<p>They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of universal love. Most do not want to return to the living. When they do, they're often endowed with …

Stunning Weave House Located on the Coast of Spain by A-cero

Located off the Mediterranean coast of Spain is the <i>Weave House</i>, a residential project designed by architects A-cero. The single family home occupies over 10,000 square feet of space and is divided into three storeys. Its eye-catching facade features striking white lines that wrap around the …

Architecture

Olafur Eliasson Creates an Indoor Riverbed at Danish Museum

Blurring the boundaries between the Natural world and the Manmade in one wide, sweeping gesture, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's first solo …

Architecture

Toward a Pill That Helps Us Learn as Fast as Kids

Scientists are using mood drugs to return the adult's brain to an earlier stage of development. Here's why that won't be easy.<p>Shannon, a 14-year-old who lives in Massachusetts, has amblyopia, a condition sometimes referred to as “lazy eye.”<p>You can’t tell by looking at her, though. Unlike some …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now

From design consultancy Fjord–which recently worked with Adidas to develop the miCoach SMART RUN smartwatch for runners–comes the latest in smart thinking: an infographic to help you be smarter about the products and technology now out there to help you live, well, smart.<p>Our appetite for …

1,024 Robots Self-Assemble Into Any Shape You Want

Hi, guys! There sure are a lot of you.<p>How does one charge 1,000 robots? It would be a pain to plug them all in individually. Luckily, there's an easier way with Kilobots. These little robots have round bodies about the diameter of a quarter, with a metal spring on top and three thin metal legs. To …

Cloudea Futuristic Airship Floats In The Air Just Like a Cloud

We just spotted a cool airship that looks like a giant balloon, checkout what the designer says about this project:<p>Cloudea is a futuristic concept …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.<p>A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators …

Quantum Mechanics

MIT Rethinks How You Consume News

No idea where Ukraine is? Confused about the differences between Sunnis and Shiites? MIT has a solution.<p>The global news cycle can be overwhelming. So many cultures, regions, and conflicts around the world intersect to form a new mass of headlines each day, that it can be nearly impossible to keep …

MIT Media Lab

RollEvac Military Med-Evacuation Vehicle Concept to Carry Wounded Soldiers to Army Medical Center

<b>RollEvac</b> is a Military Med-Evacuation Vehicle Concept Monocycle which can be very useful in combat to carry wounded soldiers. During the war or …

A Startup Is Working On 'Dunkable' Phones And Tablets

The fundraising by the nanotechnology company follows an expanding list of overseas firms tapping Singapore's pool of high net worth individuals.<p>P2i's technology applies a thin, transparent, splash-resistant polymer coat to products ranging from clothing to mobile phones.<p>The company is in the …

Mobile

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Nike krypton laser achieves spot in Guinness World Records

A set of experiments conducted on the Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) nearly five years ago has, at …

This Smog-Eating Laundry Detergent Turns Your Clothing Into Air Purifiers

We all need more motivation to do our laundry anyway. What better than helping to clean the air around us?<p>Here’s another reason cities need more pedestrians: If someone is wearing clothes that happened to be washed in the right detergent, just their walking down the street can suck smog out of the …

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are 6 exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take …

Will Power

This Startup Will Make You A Personalized Health Plan Based On Your Genes

A new startup is spending millions of dollars on a dashboard that lets doctors build health plans for patients based on their DNA.<p>When the FDA ordered 23andMe to stop giving customers medical information based on their DNA, they unintentionally opened a new market niche. The rapidly declining cost …

This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City

Designed like a giant tree, the Urban Skyfarm is covered in leaf-like decks that provide space for real trees to grow.<p>So far, most existing vertical farms look like big greenhouses or plant factories–all of the action happens on the inside. Warehouses in Chicago, Kyoto, Singapore, and a handful of …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

A Table For Two That Forces You To Ignore Your Phone And Be Mindful

Stop paying attention to your meal and your dining partner at your own risk.<p>If you have trouble resisting the impulse to check your smartphone while you’re out with friends or having dinner on a date, this table might help: By literally strapping two people together for the duration of the meal, it …

Food & Dining

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

Singularity

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