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Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Wifi tooth to monitor eating and speaking habits

An artificial tooth that monitors eating, drinking and smoking habits along with how often someone coughs and even spends speaking has been developed.<p>The tooth, which is designed to be worn much like an artificial denture, collects data on the movement of the mouth before transmitting it to a …

The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips

Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek<p>In the past 16 months, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have toured 150 of the built, natural, and virtual landscapes of the United States, collecting images and interviews. They …

Light lives for at least a billion billion years

Light can theoretically zip around the universe forever without breaking down. That's because it's long been believed that the photon — the elementary particle that makes up light and other electromagnetic radiation — has no mass. But physicist Julian Heeck wondered what would happen if it turned …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

Did This Monster Slingshot Just Set A World Record?

Unfortunately, global slingshot record-keeping is woefully remiss.<p>In the above video, Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel fires a 1-inch steel ball with an arm-braced slingshot, at a speed of 207 feet per second. It's a new world record! Probably. The shot is "more energetic" than Sprave's …

Check Out The Document That Created NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 started it all. Happy birfday, NASA!<p>This document is the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, which created NASA. It was signed into law by President Eisenhower 55 years ago yesterday. The document outlines NASA's policies, guidelines, …

Here's What Wi-Fi Might Look Like If We Could See It

Like a rainbow exploding, basically<p>Wi-Fi is a series of invisible waves, streaming along through our houses and offices and planes. What would those waves look like if we could see them? Like these crazy exploding-rainbow images!<p>Well, okay, we don't have any way of actually seeing Wi-Fi, so there's …

Good News For Flexible Electronics: Scientists Invent A Stretchy Gold Conductor

A new nanoparticle material conducts electricity even when stretched to twice its original length.<p>A team of scientists at the University of Michigan has discovered that when stretched to their limits, gold nanoparticles embedded into elastic material self-assemble into conductive pathways. The …