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Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Nightmarish Fantasy Paintings by Robert Steven Connett

Artist Robert Steven Connett creates eye-popping paintings full of intricately detailed, fantastical, often nightmarish imagery. Connett’s work will …

Khan As A Service

Khan As A Service, or KHANAAS for those in the know, is a microsite that prides itself in providing a way to "express general disdain towards someone …

Undoubtedly 34 Of The Worst Sweaters Ever Created

The world of fashion just like art is a matter of interpretation.<p>What someone of us might find quirky and offbeat, others might consider hopelessly …

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System<p>This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…<p>Bringing some of the …

3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter

New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixed–and therefore can be strengthened. Here’s how to put those findings to use.<p>When I was a 7-year-old growing up in rural Austria, I had only one dream, one shared by probably 90% of all other boys in my home country: to become a …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

30 Amazing Diy Bottle Lamp Ideas

You don’t have to throw your used bottles. You can reuse them. There are many ways how to reuse them. The one that we think is interesting to do is …

Get a Handle on Your Finances This Weekend

Managing money can get awfully complicated when you have lots of bills to pay and mouths to feed, but you don't have to struggle. A few tips and …

Personal Finance

Ghostbusters: call me anytime - TV recap

<i>"Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say yes" - Winston Zeddemore</i><br>It's a wonder that Dan Aykroyd isn't a full-blown recluse right now. Judging by all the interviews and soundbites he's done on the subject – not to mention the mountain of half-formed almost-speculation that appears …

6 Tips to Get Your Lawn Ready for Fall

The end of summer doesn't mean the end of lawn care. Take these simple steps with your grass now and you'll have a head start on a healthy lawn for next spring.<p>With autumn nearly upon us and winter rapidly approaching, you're probably not spending much time thinking about your lawn. But autumn, …

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

European Economic Stability Threatened By Renewable Energy Subsidies

The stability of Europe’s electricity generation is at risk from the warped market structure caused by skyrocketing renewable energy subsidies that have swarmed across the continent over the last decade.<p>This sentiment was echoed a week ago by the CEOs of Europe’s largest energy companies, who …

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

Why the Shutdown is a Republican Victory

The news from Washington is all about President Obama’s impending triumph in the government shutdown/debt ceiling standoff. “Boehner Blinks,” …

Kodak No 1 Camera – early images to mark its 125th anniversary

The Kodak No 1 camera, launched 125 years ago, was pre-loaded with 100 exposures and required customers to use all the film and then return the camera to Kodak for processing. The customer then received 100 images, all circles with a diameter of 2.5 inches (6.5cm). The camera from the Eastman Kodak …

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …