Marius Constantin

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Climbing Everest in Virtual Reality Was More Powerful Than Any Video Game

This is virtual tourism meeting its most epic potential, the sort of project that really isn't for the players, but for the people.<p>Interstellar battles against war-mongering alien races. Sprawling, supernatural worlds full of magic and monsters. Alternative-history action adventures with all the …

Here are all the crazy-advanced robots built by Google's Boston Dynamics group

Boston Dynamics, a robot group born out of MIT and currently owned by Google, makes absolutely incredible robots.<p>From giant dog robots to ones resembling humans, these are definitely the most advanced robots we've ever seen.<p>Here's Boston Dynamics' wild robots:

Gene editing can end disease and fight global famine

We're looking at the single greatest advancement in genetics since Mendelev started growing peas. CRISPR-Cas9 gene-modification technology is powerful enough to cure humanity's worst diseases, yet simple enough to be used by amateur biologists. You thought 3-D printers and the maker movement were …

Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

Backblaze is still best known for its backup service, but the company has also set its sights on the fast-growing cloud storage market. While the company can’t compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google when it comes to the overall feature set of its nascent cloud platform, Backblaze …

Prefab steel frame makes California net zero home a breeze to build

Mark Jacobson is the head of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University. Having initially wanted to avoid having a house built, he was …

The Glass House Built Around A Tree

A significant number of my childhood fantasies revolved around <b>tree houses</b> - but this design by Kazakh architect <b>Aibek Almassov</b> just flips the whole …

Architecture

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Green architecture may still be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a noteworthy push towards weaving more eco-conscious …

Design

Could the root cause of depression be in your gut—and not your brain?

By now, it shouldn’t be news to you that there’s a connection between the gut and the brain—doctors and nutritionists will both back this up. But a …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Understanding Epigenetics—and What it Means for Aging, Cancer, and Obesity

As the field picks up steam, we’ve been hearing more and more about epigenetics—i.e., the idea that outside factors like the environment might …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, hiding in the body. Chemotherapy is administered, weakening both patient and cancer cells. But the cancer does not die; it comes back and …

Nanotech

Cloud Security Platform Zscaler Raises A $100M Series B Round Led By TPG, Now Valued At Over $1B

Security platform Zscaler today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B funding round led by late-stage investor TPG. The company, which offers a wide range of web, mobile and cloud security services for enterprises, has now raised a total of $138 million and says that its valuation in …