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How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

The Mind-Bending Science Of James Turrell's Art

Turrell, whose solo exhibit at the Guggenheim closes Wednesday, doesn't just play with the way our eyes work; he exploits how our mind processes images to reveal that at a fundamental level, everything we see is an illusion.<p>This has been the summer of James Turrell. In and out of the art world, …

7 Fantastic Vintage Anatomy Drawings

Studies of the human body made by the intrepid scientists of the 1500s through the 1700s<p>Medicine in the Middle Ages wasn't the greatest: the leeches, the dirt, that whole four-humors thing. And yet physicians from all over the world made heroic efforts to develop and share their knowledge. Here, …

Scientists Develop 3-D Video Game to Improve Brain Skills

According to a new study, multitasking can cause the brain to slow down in processing stimuli, such as car horns and traffic lights.<p>Scientists at the …

The Brain

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

The Future Of Smartphone Security

Unlock your phone with invasive identification methods!<p>Modern smartphones usually offer some kind of security option to let you into the phone. The iPhone has the a four-digit PIN-like passcode, Android phones have a swiping pattern, Windows Phone has a numeric or text-based password. Those work …

The Goods: September 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Make Your Own Remote-Control Spy Blimp

Float on!<p>I'm a materials-science engineer at an agency that allocates funding to research projects. It's theoretical work, so in my spare time I like to do practical, hands-on things. I've been building R/C models for 33 years and have always preferred uncommon vehicles--amphibious cars, …