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$400 3D Systems Sense Scanner Can Scan Objects Up to 10 x 10ft In Size (video)

If you are interested in taking real life objects into digital form but can’t afford the price of the recently launched MakerBot Digitizer which is …

Google Drive Chromecast Support Discovered

It has been reported this week that Google is currently testing methods of presenting presentations directly from your Google Drive cloud storage …

Add Hiku to the Shopping List of Shopping-List Apps

How many times have you gone to the grocery store, only to get home and realize you forgot something? If you’re anything like me, a string of …

Watch A 3-D Printer Make A Pizza

Just some dough, ketchup, and cream cheese. Classic pie.<p>This summer we heard about a 3-D printer for food developed with NASA funding, but we didn't have much to look at in the way of a prototype. Now, lo and behold, the printer has shown up at SXSW Eco, and we caught a short demonstration from the …

100 years of x-ray crystallography – video animation

X-ray crystallography is one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. This animated journey through its 100 year history begins with the pioneering work of William and Lawrence Bragg in 1913 and ends on the surface of Mars. To date 28 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to projects related to …

Researchers build an audio speaker out of stretchy transparent gel

Audio speakers are showing up in a variety of unusual forms these days, from the incredibly tiny to the eye-catchingly bizarre, but a research group …

Cuttable, Foldable Sensors Can Add Multi-Touch To Any Device

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab and the Max Planck Institutes have created a foldable, cuttable multi-touch sensor that works no matter how you cut it, allowing multi-touch input on nearly any surface.<p>In traditional sensors the connectors are laid out in a grid and when one part of the grid is …

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

New M-Block Mini Robots Can Self-Assemble, Jump And Climb (video)

A new square mini robot has been created called the M-Block that is capable of self assembly, jumping and climbing. The new move out is fitted with a …

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It's bigger on the inside: Tardis regions in spacetime and the expanding universe

Fans of <i>Doctor Who</i> will be very familiar with the stupefied phrase uttered by all new visitors to his Tardis: "It's...bigger...on the inside." As it …

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned

There are no physical signs you've entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic buzzes and pings of our smartphones …

A Bendable Smartphone? LG's Flexible Screens Are Rolling Off Factory Lines

For a long, long time rivals LG and Samsung have shown off their respective flexible displays at technology shows and in futuristic marketing videos, …

What the world's fastest computer tells us about China's absorptive state

Deep inside China's National University of Defence Technology, on the outskirts of Changsha, a computer is whirring. But this is no ordinary machine. With 3.1 million Intel Core processors, 1.4 petabytes of RAM and the capacity to perform 33,860 trillion calculations per second, it is the fastest …

Terminator-style self-assembling robots unveiled by scientists

Robotic cubes that can jump, flip, roll and assemble themselves into different shapes have been revealed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).<p>Known as M-Blocks, the cube-shaped robots have no external moving parts, but each contains a flywheel that can reach speeds of …

This Is A $200K Jet Pack That You Can Buy In Two Years

A few things come to mind at the mention of a jet pack.<p>The Jetsons come first, and then this hilarious video, in which Fox 5 News embarrasses itself with a water-propelled jet pack. But what if I told you that we’re about a year away from the first legitimately available jet pack for sale?<p>It’s …

Google Glass ditches tether requirement for data sharing

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How about a hug? A nearby cluster of galaxies is reaching out into the universe with colossal plasma arms, nearly five times the width of the Milky Way, astronomers say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/cn55 NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton revealed the enormous arms of hot gas in the Coma galaxy cluster.

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

Are you an engineer? Then don't be shy about it

"I've got an automotive engineering background. I'd like to work in Formula One. But when I tell people that, they immediately say, 'So, you're a car mechanic?'"<p>He's a friendly chap, but Bradley Cox is clearly irritated. The trouble, says the student of computational mechanics, is that people these …

NASA Engineer Talks Space with Students

Why Tesla Could Be The Company To Crack The Self-Driving Car

Pictured: a non-autonomous all-electric supercar. Put it in the garbage, we want robocars.<p>Car companies like Nissan and Lexus are doing it. Tech companies like Google are doing it. So why not Tesla, the company with the tightest integration of tech and automotive?<p>According to some strong rumors and …

Meditators Can Affect Quantum Events

In quantum physics, one of the most enduring mysteries is known as the double-slit experiment, which renowned physicist Richard Feynman described as …

Video: Queen meets string theory

String theory and Bohemian Rhapsody … two great tastes that taste great together?<p>String theory and Bohemian Rhapsody … two great tastes that taste …

8 Of The Prettiest Space Photos Of The Year

The Royal Greenwich Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners are on display now in London. Time to drop whatever it was you were doing and look at some star porn.<p>The winners of the fifth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards from the Royal Observatory Greenwich have just …

iPhone 5 Scores Twice As Fast as Android Devices in Touchscreen Test

A new report from cloud gaming company Agawi has found the touchscreen response time on Apple’s iPhone 5 to be more than twice as fast as competing Android devices and a Lumia smartphone from Nokia.<p>Agawi’s TouchMarks Minimum App Response Time benchmark pegged the iPhone 5 at 54 milliseconds. …

HTC's rumored One Max makes the Galaxy Note look mini

We've already seen images of HTC's rumored 5.9-inch One Max, but new photos from the Chinese social network Sina Weibo help put the enormous smartphone's size in context. Pictured next to Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, the One Max looks even larger than its 5.9-inch screen would suggest. It was …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …