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Artificial skin grows hair and sweat glands

You've probably seen artificial skin before, but never has it been quite so... accurate. Japanese researchers have grown skin tissue that not only includes hair follicles, but all the glands that come with it -- including oil and sweat glands. The trick was to take cells from mouse gums, turn them …

AI Software That Could Score You the Perfect Job

Finding a job is no easy task. It's even more difficult to find the <i>right job</i>. Too often, we think we’ve scored our dream job with the company we’ve …

Drone racing in the woods evokes more than a few Star Wars memories

Ever wanted to recreate the speeder chase in <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, or pod racing in <i>The Phantom Menace</i>? There's apparently an easy way to do it that doesn't involve sci-fi technology. France's Airgonay club recently raced flying drones through a forest using a combination of cameras and wearable …

How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

From Yeezus to Ylvis: The Most Defining Moments of Music in 2013 | WIRED

As 2013 draws to an end, plenty of websites are posting their annual best music features, fiercely debated compilations of the ten, 25, or even 50 …

Brain Stimulation May Induce the Human Will to Persevere

One epilepsy patient reported a flushing in his chest and described a feeling of determinedness, like getting ready to drive through a storm. A …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

SimpliSafe Home Security - DIY Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Previously here on GeekDad, I had installed a DIY Home Security kit from Schlage and Nexia. I received many comments …

WTF Is This Weird Web-Tower Thing? We Asked Around. No One Knows

<i>Update, 1 p.m.: We've added comments from several more experts, below.</i><p>Something in the Peruvian Amazon is making weird, intricate structures that …

Why Are Some People So Smart? The Answer Could Spawn a Generation of Superbabies

• Author: John Bohannon. John Bohannon Science<br>• Date of Publication: 07.16.13. 07.16.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Zhao Bowen is late for a …

Making Science Matter: Why Cosmos Is More Important Than Ever

We who hold science in high regard too often rail in frustration against a culture of scientific illiteracy and ignorance. This can result in drawing …

Hubble researchers identify color of an exoplanet for the first time (video)

While exoplanets are seemingly a dime a dozen, their looks have been mysteries; they often exist only as measurements. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have partly solved that riddle by pinpointing the visible color of an extrasolar world for the first time. By measuring reflected light, …

Ziphius aquatic drone DIY Edition for makers offered up as Kickstarter reward

Ziphius, our first-ever Insert Coin winner, is halfway through its Kickstarter campaign and is looking for a little extra steam. As incentive, the company is offering up a pretty cool alternative reward for donors. Pledge $99, and you can get your hands on the DIY Edition of the aquatic drone. The …