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Cork Furniture – A New Design Niche That Rises To The Top

Cork is not just for wine bottles, although that might come as a surprise for some. This material is actually extremely versatile. We use it for …

Range Worries, Solved: This Supercapacitor System Charges Electric Vehicles in a Flash

Image source: ABB.<p>What if you could charge your electric car every time you stop at a traffic light? What if buses and semi trucks could run on clean, renewable energy instead of diesel or natural gas?<p>Fast charging has been a holy grail for the electric vehicle industry for a long time, but it's …

Ehang's autonomous helicopter promises to fly you anywhere, no pilot required

CES has already given us plenty of news about drones and cars, it’s even given us drones that launch from the back of trucks! Both industries are working toward the same end goal — completely autonomous vehicles that can carry passengers or packages. And they are relying on a similar set of …

Autonomous Cars

Elon Musk just made an incredibly important point about solar energy

Visionaries like Elon Musk know how underrated solar power is.<p>In an interview on December 15 at the American Geophysical Union meeting, Musk mentioned that if we covered just a corner of Utah or Nevada with solar panels, we could power the entire US, as Nature News' Lauren Morello reported.<p>This …

Solar Power

Squatty Potty’s CEO Ignored Everyone, Made an Insane Video and Boosted Sales 600%

The holiday season is usually busy for Squatty Potty, a plastic step known as "the stool for better stools," but it took a pooping unicorn to drive …

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Jaguar Land Rover Previews Future Tech Including New Electric Car Concepts

Jaguar Land Rover is fully embracing the concept of vehicle electrification and has already developed a series of technology demonstrators that will …

This 3D-Printed Working Model of a 787's Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust

Given the challenges with precision, building functional machines with a household 3D printer isn’t easy. And that’s why it’s all the more impressive …

Lexus Unveils Its Working Hoverboard

At the only skatepark where it works<p>Lexus just unveiled what is by all appearances a working hoverboard. This concept was teased about way back in June. Every story about it comes with an obligatory reference to <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, that 1989 film set in the distant and far-off future of …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Tesla gears up for Model X launch, but lowers car delivery guidance

Electric car maker Tesla might not ship quite as many cars this year as it originally planned.<p>Tesla assured customers and shareholders that it will …

Tesla

The World's Most Sophisticated Malware Ever Infects Hard Drive Firmware

High-tech "Equation group" is likely connected to NSA<p>There's a new malware king on the block. Security researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a sophisticated suite of software packages that stem from what it calls the "Equation" group, a single cluster of unidentified hackers …

Bookniture, A Multipurpose Collapsible Piece of Furniture Hidden in a Book

Bookniture is a collapsible multifunction piece of furniture that opens and closes like a book. Bookniture’s structure consists of a collapsible …

Furniture

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Touchy-Feely Speakers Hint at the Future of Haptic Interfaces

Touchscreens are flat and hard by necessity—thanks to their dense layers of glass, conductive metal, and capacitors. But as haptic interfaces start …

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How to grow your own island

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

Gorgeously Complex 3-D Printed Sculptures You Can Eat

The Sugar Lab makes geometric confections, fittingly, from sugar.<p>Much has been made about the game-changing uses and applications for 3-D printing. The technology has made headway in every field you can think of–from prosthetics and bionic organs to design and architecture to, yes, functioning …

Sculpture

Characters Portraits Project by Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is definitely one of my favorite artists out there. He's one of those artists that you should always keep an eye on, because when you …

Game of Thrones

Facebook In Talks To Buy Bang With Friends

Facebook is in the process of acquiring startup Bang With Friends, according to multiple sources, in order to make a foray into the online dating space. According to these same sources, the acquisition will be a $30 million deal in both cash and stock, as that seems to be the standard M&A terms for …

hybrid bike concept "INgSOC" by Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli (r) The vehicle would operate as a traditional bike, but also to battery