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This pretty e-paper smart calendar is everything I want in a gadget

A designer named Kosho Tsuboi has conceived a beautiful gadget idea. His product, the Magic Calendar, is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule. The project is associated with Google’s Android Experiments, which appears to be a Japanese program in which creators …

UC San Diego Breakthrough

One of the most difficult roadblocks in the quest to 3D print functional, transplantable human organs isn’t the printing of the organ itself – it’s …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Architecture

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

Databases

Scientists in the UK believe they have a blueprint for the first ever quantum computer

World<p>European Personality of the Year: Florin Badita, founder of Corruption Kills<p>""Activism doesn't have to be full time. It can be a small hobby."" Florian Badita Winner: European Personality of the Year<p>World<p>UN: Kuwait blocks US resolution condemning attacks on Israel<p>""The people of Gaza need …

Nikki Haley

US researchers observe black hole taking more than a decade to eat star

A US researcher has noticed a black hole taking more than a decade to devour a star. Most black holes only require one year to eat stars.<p>University …

uBeam shows off futuristic wireless charging tech in its first public demo

And it looks like it actually works<p>uBeam is a bit of a mystery in Silicon Valley. The wireless charging company claims to have developed a way to charge electronic devices using ultrasonic waves, for truly cord-less charging regardless of what surface your smartphone is touching. The company has …

Why Google's New Beacon Platform Is a Threat to Apple's iBeacon

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On Tuesday, Google launched an open-sourced beacon format named Eddystone that connects smartphones to nearby objects. Eddystone is a direct competitor to Apple's iBeacon technology, which launched in 2013.<p>The two use the same basic …

Nikola Tesla predicted smartphones in 1926 like a boss

Dang, did he go there?<p>Yep. According to a quote found by Big Think, Nikola Tesla basically describes the modern-day smartphone, a communication …

Brain-like circuit performs human tasks for the first time

There are already computer chips with brain-like functions, but having them perform brain-like tasks? That's another challenge altogether. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara aren't daunted, however -- they've used a basic, 100-synapse neural circuit to perform the typical human task of image …

Artificial Intelligence

Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine

For secret reasons, like turning in secret directions<p>The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified things. Yesterday, the Air Force Research Lab announced that on its …

3 atom thick materials could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors, the building block for faster, smaller and more power efficient processors.<p>TMDs are promising materials for future semi-conductors, …

You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home

Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a <i>Star Trek</i>-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build …

Augmented Reality

No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom

Who among us hasn't wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by …

At Last, Tesla Unveils its $3K Batteries for Powering the Home

<b>Tesla</b>, the company so far famous for electric cars, is trying to conquer much, much more. Last night, CEO Elon Musk finally lifted the curtains off Tesla Energy, its long-anticipated battery system for powering homes, businesses, and potentially public utilities. The product aimed at average …

Tesla

We've Been Making Exoskeleton Super-Legs All Wrong

When it comes to hacking the act of walking and making humans more efficient, less is certainly more<p>Earlier this week, a team of scientists revealed the first unpowered wearable exoskeleton that decreases the energy required to walk. The ankle exo, as they call it, is stunningly simple: It acts as …

Carnegie Mellon University

Scientists Create First Ever Liquid Nanoscale Laser

Scientists have developed the first ever liquid nanoscale laser. The new device is tunable in real time, which means that users can quickly and …

IBM's supercomputer wrote a cookbook, and it's coming out next week

The book, "Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson," is a collaboration between IBM's Watson and the Institute of Culinary Education that goes on sale April 14.<p>But this is far from an ordinary cookbook. This will be the first cookbook that's co-created by computer algorithms.<p>Around three years ago, IBM …

Meet Amy, the Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

Tired of wasting time scheduling meetings? Amy wants to help.<p>A couple of months ago, I reached out to the founder of an early stage startup regarding a potential business relationship. He seemed excited to talk, and told me his personal assistant would get in touch shortly.<p>My first thought was: …

​Tesla Auto-Steer Will Let Drivers Go From SF To Seattle Hands-Free

In addition to Tesla's over-the-air software update to address range anxiety, Elon Musk finally offered up more details on its AutoPilot program, …

New Liquid-Based 3D Printer Takes Minutes, Not Hours

Plus it has a real Terminator vibe<p>Rapid prototyping may soon get a whole lot more rapid, thanks to an entirely new method of 3D printing. Instead of taking hours to 3D-print something, it might soon take minutes.<p>The UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, who described their new process in the journal <i>Science</i>, …

How To Make Your Own Hologram-Projecting Glasses

For less than the cost of a movie ticket<p>Augmented reality glasses are hotter than Drake right now. Last fall, Microsoft’s Hololens glasses dazzled us with promises of ‘holograms’ beamed throughout our workplaces. NASA announced this week that they plan to guide astronauts with projection glasses. …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.<p>But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with …

Augmented Reality

Moth eyes inspire scientists to cut reflection on solar panels

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel<p>The eyes of the common moth have led to a novel discovery that could boost …

This metal is so water-resistant that it bounces them off

If you think IPX8 grade waterproofing is already astounding, prepare to pick up your jaw after seeing this new metal etching technique. Researchers …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Thoughtfully Answered A Six-Year-Old Boy’s Impossible Question

There are some questions humans will never be able to answer. Where do babies come from? How did <i>According to Jim</i> air for eight seasons? What’s the meaning of life? That last one is particularly impossible, though astromemeicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave it a shot when a …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Routers

Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity

The immutable laws that govern our universe – such as those that reign over the observable world in classical mechanics and those that rule the …

A Pair Of Black Holes Could Soon Collide And Destroy Their Galaxy

One black hole is not to be messed with, let alone two. Astronomers have discovered what appears to be two supermassive black holes just one …