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Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure | Colossal

<p>Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly …

12 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Saturday

It's a perfect illustration of the current age of music fandom that this year's Record Store Day comes at the end of the week when Twitter introduced its music service — an online streaming music tool that tethers discovery to acquaintances who probably know your taste about as well as the checkout …

Wet Washcloth In Space - What Happens When You Wring It? | Video

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How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

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Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

New forests trap carbon underfoot - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Growing trees on formerly non-forested land can accumulate soil carbon that …

A massive greening in the Arctic

Scientists reveal new models projecting that wooded areas in the Arctic could increase by as much as 50 percent over the next few decades.<p>New …

A Working Transistor Built Out Of DNA Within A Living Cell

We're this close to having a usable biocomputer.<p>Pretty much anything can be a computer, if it can compute logical functions, store data, and transmit information -- even living cells. A team at Stanford University has accomplished one of the the final tasks necessary to turn cells into working …

Can you see Comet PANSTARRS now?

Even if you couldn’t spot Comet PANSTARRS before, you might spot it tonight – or soon – because it’s in a darker sky and near the Andromeda Galaxy.<p>No …

Satellite Gyroscopes Can Give Early Warnings Before Drivers Get Dangerously Tired

Technology is helping Peruvian miners working in far-flung places.<p>Mining is incredibly dangerous for lots of reasons, but simple fatigue is the worst--after long shifts operating heavy equipment, it's easier to make a mistake. Sixty-five percent of mining accidents are caused by fatigue. The …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Interactive robot trains kids with autism - Futurity

VANDERBILT (US) — A humanoid robot shows promise for teaching a basic social skill called …

Data Analysis: What You Should've Done To Get Google Glass

The winners of the Google Glass Explorer contest have been announced, and the lucky few get to do a beta run of Google's new gadget. Data shows what they had in common.<p>Last week, Google announced the winners of the Google Glass Explorer competition. Like a miniature college-application essay, …

First 3-D Acoustic Cloak Hides Objects From Sonar

It's just simple plastic rings!<p>This plastic ring system doesn't exactly make the eight-centimeter ball inside less noticeable to the eye—but it does make the ball undetectable to sonar at a specific pitch. Spanish scientists have created the first cloaking device to completely shield a 3-D object …

TED withdraws support for upcoming TEDx event, didn't meet guidelines for 'solid science'

TED has revoked a license it provided to organizers of the TEDxWestHollywood event, which allowed those behind the program to freely use the TEDx brand for the upcoming talk. The move comes amidst increased awareness that some independently-run TEDx talks were promoting pseudoscience — and that …

Sea lion blows scientists' minds by head-bobbing to the Backstreet Boys

Researchers at the University of California in Santa Cruz have successfully trained a sea lion to bob its head in time to music, in a study that may change our understanding of how rhythm is acquired. Previously, report the team in the <i>Journal of Comparative Psychology</i>, it was thought that only …

The beautiful Zodiacal Light tonight. In center of picture shining down going through Jupiter and Pleiades.

Facebook’s Android Homescreen Could Expose Apple’s Inflexibility

The mainstream has had little reason to care that Android gives developers much more customization freedom than iOS. But if Facebook’s fabled Android homescreen is a hit, the stubbornness of Apple’s closed mobile platform could be framed as a drawback after years of its cohesive design and ease …

11 Stunning Parking Garage Designs with a Contemporary Flair

People invest so much time and money in their cars that it is little wonder they pamper their vehicles as much as their loved ones. Well, some of us …

A Projector And A Fog Machine Create Startling Virtual Spaces

Anthony McCall uses two off-the-shelf projection screens and a fog machine to create a “solid light” installation in New York this month.<p>British artist Anthony McCall’s “solid light” sculptures have received an outsized amount of attention this spring, with three concurrent exhibitions in …

Articles about pooling around on Dwell.com - Dwell

A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse designers—Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, and Jens Martin...<p>There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana.<p>Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell …

Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns

These ten North American ski towns may not have the name recognition of the world’s best-known destinations, but that’s just fine with them. These are the local favorites, the up-and-comers. They’re real towns, often cheaper and friendlier than the big dogs—at least for now. If you’re on the hunt …

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The Stunning Personal Projects Of An Unsung Master Of Modern Design

Irving Harper: Works In Paper celebrates the designer’s personal creative passions while elucidating–but not dwelling upon–his professional short shrifts.<p>Irving Harper–ring any bells? The man not only lived through the golden age of midcentury modern design, he contributed some of the movement’s …