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Dessert Upgrade! How to Flavor Your Sugar

We’re big fans of sweet treats, and easy hacks or upgrades here at Brit HQ. What better way to combine them than by making infused or flavored sugars?<p>No matter what you prefer to call them, these sugars can easily take your dessert recipe from boring to brilliant. Just imagine sugar cookies topped …

Dessert

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Lightning Storms Photographed From High Above in Space

Hey aspiring storm chasers — want to dramatically improve your lightning shots? Try getting an elevated view. Like about 400 miles up. That’s the …

Photos of Human Chameleons Blending Into Scenes Thanks to Body Paint

Chinese photographer Liu Bolin has made a name for himself by creating photos showing his body blended into various environments with the help of …

How To Be A Social Media All Star

<b>Build your reputation over time</b>. While it may appear that social media all stars appear from out of nowhere, the opposite is true. They’ve spent a …

Managing brand reputation in the age of Twitter

"Over the last 18 months we've invested heavily in social media", says Nik Pearson, manager of media relations for Toyota and Lexus in the UK. "We …

To Build Better Links, Stop Focusing On The Bad Ones

Over the past year, I confess that I've spent way more time digging into bad links than good links. I've conducted audits with the specific goal of …

Vitamin D: Relax

<i>(click on the image for a larger version)</i><p>We often get so caught up with all the stuff on our to-do list, we often forget to take time to focus, time …

Graphic Design

The Slim: Cocoon's Grid-It Organizer Now Available in Bag Form

The GRID-IT organizer first caused a stir when it hit the market some years ago [Ed. Note: including a2011 Core77 Design Award], and for good reason: …

Crowd Funding

Carbon Fiber and Graphene: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great (and Become Even Stronger) Together

We've looked at carbon fiber in 3D-printed bikes, in furniture design, and coming out of Lexus' crazy 360-degree loom. The stuff has long been …

Nanotech

Flavor-flipping neutrinos: key to Universe's anti-matter mystery?

Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?<p>Scientists have caught tiny, ghostlike particles called neutrinos in the act of turning from one type into another using the …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Eat breakfast if you want to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

Skipping breakfast can raise your chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.<p>During the 16-year study, 7.3% of participants who …

‘Shifty’ neutrinos hint at anti-matter mystery - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER / STONY BROOK (US) — Scientists have announced the first definitive observation of …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

Mapping the Brain in Unprecedented Detail

While the federal government begins a major project to map the brain, scientists are unravel more about how the brain is built and how to treat it.<p><b>At Stanford researchers have developed</b> a technique to make the brain see-through, allowing them to trace individual neurons, and their sometimes …

Watch A Robot Crack A Smartphone Passcode Using Brute Force

Next up: ATM PINs.<p>A team of engineers attending next week's Black Hat hacking conference created R2B2, the incredibly patient Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher. The 'bot punches four-digit combinations at a rate of about one-per-second until it breaks past a phone's security screen. Working at …