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The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Quantum Computing

A new kind of fake tree has spinning leaves that can generate wind power for your house

But turbines are rarely colorful or aesthetically pleasing — and they're certainly not something many people would want in their front yard. A new kind of fake tree comprised of leaf-shaped mini turbines could change that.<p>The WindTree, created by a french company called NewWind, has 54 spinning …

Renewable Energy

MIT uses radiation to read closed books

There are some books that are simply too delicate to crack open -- the last thing you want to do is destroy an ornate medieval Bible simply because you're curious about its contents. If MIT has its way, though, you won't have to stay away. Its scientists have crafted a computational imaging system …

Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets

Not happy with the color of your clothes and devices? Eventually, you might get to change those hues on a whim. UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that the color-changing California market squid (aka opalescent inshore squid) manages its optical magic thanks to the presences of protein …

In-Ear Aid Translates Foreign Languages In Real-Time

This is a video demonstration of The Pilot translation system developed by Waverly Labs. The in-ear devices will cost $129 when they're available …

Finally, An Automated Laundry Folding Machine For Home

This is the Foldimate, an automatic laundry folding machine that can "fold, steam, sanitize, soften and even perfume" your laundry so you don't have …

Scientists create liquid light, get one step closer to spintronics - ExtremeTech

By on August 18, 2016 at 9:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Strange things go on when you push …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Project Anywhere: digital route to an out-of-body experience

Constantinos Miltiadis’s project combines inteligloves and Kinect sensors to an Oculus Rift-style headset to provide the ultimate in impressive digital experiences<p>It might look like a scene from <i>Minority Report</i>, but Constantinos Miltiadis’s hi-tech gear is science fact, not fiction. Created for a …

Virtual Reality

Check Out These Awesome Gadgets From the Tokyo Toy Show

The world's smallest multicopter, "QuatroX", measuring approximately 2.5 inches wide and 1 inch high, is demonstrated at<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kiyoshi Ota—EPA

Gear & Gadgets

Game of Risk Carved Into a Coffee Table

Very strategic this table is. Some guy’s awesome Dad carved a Risk board right into their coffee table. Adopt me please! I won’t just sit in …

RightPSI is a Tire Valve Cap that Visually Shows Your Tire Pressure

This is something that should be standard on every car! Keeping tires properly inflated keeps you safer, improves gas mileage and is better for the …

IBM discovers new class of ultra-tough, self-healing, recyclable plastics that could redefine almost every industry - ExtremeTech

By on May 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Stop the press! IBM Research …

Graphene May Be Next Area of Innovation for Apple and Samsung

In a world where mobile devices are becoming thinner and thinner and in some cases being worn on the wrist or other parts of the body, graphene may be the wonder material of the future, with properties that make it stronger than steel, more flexible than rubber and more conductive than most metals. …

Raindrops and toilets can potentially power your home

Scientist from South Korea have a found a way to harness power from a flushing toilet to generate electricity. Technically the application can be …

Microstructured materials as strong as steel yet less dense than water

Although inspired by nature, the polymer microarchitecture produced by a team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) outperforms its natural …

Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input …

Watch it Grow: Root Vue Farm

See what’s happening below the surface as you grow your own root vegetables with the Root Vue Farm. This self-watering planter comes with seed …

Snooperscope Night Vision Camera

A night vision camera for iOS and Android devices. It doesn’t need your device’s camera; instead it wirelessly streams video to your device through …

Gear & Gadgets

Need This New Invention? Invisible Bicycle Helmet

The invisible helmet, officially known as the Hovding device, looks a lot like a bulky sort of scarf worn around the neck. The collar is designed to …

The World’s First Skateboard with Built-In Storage

You have to be mighty confident in your skating abilities to hop on a deck with your iPad under your arm. Since you can’t predict opening car doors, …

Adventures in Google Self-Driving Cars: Pizza Delivery, Scavenger Hunts, and Avoiding Deer

After 500,000 miles of road tests, Google’s self-driving car team gave New Yorker writer Burkhard Bilger unusually deep access for a profile this …

Device Could Harvest Wasted Energy From Wi-Fi, Satellite Signals

It converts stray microwaves into electricity.<p>A wireless device developed by researchers at Duke University that converts microwaves into electricity could eventually harvest Wi-Fi or satellite signals for power, according to its creators. It could also one day be built into cell phones to let them …

Review: MOKA m6 Portable Charger

We recently received a MOKA m6 Portable Charger for review. The first thing we noticed when taking the M6 out is how sleek and modern it looks. It’s …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

The iPad: Gaming Console of the Future

There may be two new official, video game console launches on the horizon, but if rumors pan out and Apple ships iOS 7 and the iPad 5 this fall, …

Sofa with LCD Monitors in the Armrests

Now you never have to leave the couch again- not even to get your glasses. Swiss-based Artanova makes this Athena couch with a hidden multimedia …

Microsoft files patent for augmented reality glasses

Microsoft may be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses for Xbox gaming, according to a patent application published last week.<p>In an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, dated 1 August 2013, Microsoft describes “a system and related methods for inviting a potential player to …