Lili Davis

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Microsoft Surface Mini tipped but it already faces a challenge

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Months of speculation and rumors around a small Microsoft(s msft) Surface Mini tablet could culminate in a product soon. …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

How to Make Your Own LED Watch with GPS

Becky Stern of Adafruit Industries demonstrates how to make a nifty LED watch, complete with GPS-powered compass and navigation features, in this …

Cosmology

Measure Your Heart Rate Using Headphones

It works with pretty much any cheap pair of earbuds.<p>At a medical device exhibition in Yokohama, Japan last week, researchers from the Kaiteki Institute Inc. and Bifrostec Inc. demonstrated a prototype technology that can turn $8 earbuds into a heart rate monitor.<p>The microphones in a pair of earbuds …

Simulating The Social Brain Hypothesis

An Oxford University team of two led by Tamás Dávid-Barrett published an open access paper in the <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society B</i> testing the …

The World's Only Galloping Insect Runs Like A Race Horse In Slow-Mo

One genus of South African dung beetle traded flying for a ridiculous-looking run.<p>Most insects walk with an ambling, tripod gait, keeping at least three legs on the ground while the others move. This type of walk is the most common gait in the animal kingdom. But somewhere along the line, three …

Insects