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Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

Some of the water molecules in your drinking glass were created more than 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.<p>That makes them older than the Earth, older than the solar system — even older than the sun itself.<p>In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers say the distinct …

11 Treats That Prove Japan Is Winning The Quirky Snack Food Game

It’s no secret that the Japanese have a penchant for over-the-top, verging-on-absurd creativity. This creativity can yield both bizarre and magical results.<p>Japanese snacks are no exception. Over the years, Japan has come out with some of the most interesting snack foods we've ever encountered. Some …

You Probably Missed These Mistakes in Your Favorite Animated Movies

Think animated movies are error-free? Think again.<p>Most live-action films are littered with little mistakes here and there, while animated films are produced in a painstakingly slow, one frame at a time. So, naturally, it would make sense for them to be completely polished, right? Nope.<p>Not even …

Will transparent caching reshape the future of video on the internet?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Oleksiy Mark<p>When Comcast and Netflix signed a peering agreement last month that lets the two networks …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Google now lets you book hotels and flights right from search results<p>Google's latest search engine update now lets you book travel and accommodation straight from your search results on mobile ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>YouTube's Go app for watching and sharing videos offline is now …

If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Can’t

This embed is invalid<p>I like backup batteries – I carry more than a few, and they all get used eventually, especially when I travel. But sometimes I worry: What will happen to my portable backup power in case of the The End of Days? Should the world be buried in a never-ending blizzard, or should a …

Techniques for Photographing Exploding Objects

Photographing objects as still lifes can be fun. Photographing exploding objects, however, can be even more fun. Conceptual photographer Dan …

Photo Series Compares the Body Types of Elite Athletes

From lean and svelte to muscular and defined, the myriad of body types are practically endless. Whether mesomorph, ectomorph, or endomorph, we all …

Tips to Reduce Image Noise in Photography

Do you want to know the 5 tips to successfully reduce noise in images? These 5 tips will show you how you can easily and successfully reduce noise …

Landscape Photography

Weather - Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Digital Photography

How an Exploding Meteor Turned a Great Shot Into a Once-in-a-Lifetime Photograph

I’ve been shooting photos for 20 years. I’ve made my living in the profession for the last 15. I can count on one hand the number of times that …

Make Your Own Computer For $99

The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer, make music, hack games, and start coding<p>For most of us, the inner-workings of a MacBook Air remain a pleasant, whirring mystery. That is until, something goes horribly south and we realize we need a Genius to fix …

Raspberry Pi

Paper meet Pencil: FiftyThree launches smart stylus for its iPad app

'Passive styli are just an attempt to make a better finger. What's the point of that?' asks US startup<p>What did some of the industrial design team behind Microsoft's Xbox console, Kinect controller, Zune media player and the never-launched Courier tablet do next?<p>They founded a startup called …

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

Vanatoo's mighty mini speakers deliver a knockout punch

Only 10 inches high, the Vanatoo Transparent One speakers make a bigger sound than you've ever heard from something this size.<p>My advice to speaker shoppers who prioritize sound quality is go for a good set of big speakers. They conjure the sound of music more realistically than tiny ones. I know …

Audiophile

Meet the adorable virtual pet that lives inside your iPhone

'Hatch' is a Tamagotchi for the 21st century<p>It might be from the developers behind the popular to-do app Clear, but <i>Hatch</i> is the antithesis of a productivity app. It's an attention-sapping reimagining of Tamagotchi and the countless other virtual pets that were all the rage in the late '90s. And …

Take aspirin before bed to cut morning heart risk

Taking a single aspirin tablet before bed can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, a new trial has suggested<p>Taking aspirin before going to bed might reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, according to a new study.<p>A trial involving 290 heart attack …

Elliott Erwitt's wonderful world of Scotland - in pictures

One of the most influential photographers in the world has turned his lens on Scotland – its highlands, islands and lowlands. From shepherds to shooters to pipers queuing for chips, his images are a snapshot of a land caught between past and present

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Watery Gecko Grip Could Lead to Stickier Tape

The reptiles can stick to wet surfaces that are water resistant, study says.<p><b>Scientists have long known that geckos can scurry up walls, Spider-Man style.</b><p>But less well understood is how these reptiles cling to wet surfaces, which are common in their rainy tropical habitats.<p>The answer, a new study …

How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure - A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we aren’t always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. …

A Pint-Sized Night Vision Camera That’s No Larger Than a CF Card

JTT has released what looks to be the smallest consumer night vision camera in existence. About the size of your typical CF card, the CHOBi CAM 3 can …

Freeze-framed dogs - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/mar/31/freeze-framed-dogs-in-pictures<p>720<p>Photographer Rhian White specialises in capturing images …

New Twist (& Slide) on Classic Convertible Couch Paradigm

Most fold-out sofas work on essentially the same schematic, or one of a few traditional modes of operation – few of these are as mechanically simple …

Furniture

How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Operating System Included

Building a respectable PC gaming system with $750 is no simple endeavor. Sure, the actual assembly is comparable to snapping Legos together, but it’s researching which components play nicest together and finding the sweet spot between price and performance that can be daunting.<p><i>Update 4/22/2013:</i> …

Vitro Tactile Battery Case Reacts to A Notifications to Get User’s Attention

<b>VITRO</b> is a new kind of iPhone battery case with a dynamic tactile surface on its back. The surface, which consists of 23 movable tiles, gives a new …

Amazon is the cloud to beat, but Google has the cloud to watch. Here’s why.

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Amazon(s amzn) Web Services is by far the biggest and most experienced public cloud provider. Accepting that, the next …