For scientist Jack Newman, creating a new life form has become as simple as this: he types out a DNA sequence on his laptop. Clicks "send". And a few metres away in the laboratory, robotic arms mix together
Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually do. “It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass
Want to know if that rug will tie your room together? IKEA can help with that: Its newest catalog, to be released later this month, lets shoppers use their smartphones or tablets to virtually “place” around
Do you suffer from a phobia? Are you fearful of heights, or dogs, or the sight of blood? Does the mere thought of lightning, or enclosed spaces, or snakes, induce panic? If so, getting your head down a
There’s a vast, vast sea of the smartphone accessories out there that are designed to solve first-world problems (do we honestly need another bottle opening case?), but here’s one that aspires to change
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us. A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with pungent
There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level. While they weren't able to create memories
Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 signed
Scanadu, the health startup aiming to arm consumers with a smartphone accessory capable of reading vital signs on their body, has taken another step forward in making its "medical tricorder" a reality.
Thanks to this Kickstarter project, pianists can finally introduce elegant wiggly vibrato into their playing--without getting a new piano. The venerable piano allows for ten (or more!) notes to be played
What's the best way to try and find out what life on the red planet might be like? Astrobiologist Louisa Preston believes creatures surviving our planet's harshest conditions may provide valuable clues.
Oh, you're a pro swimmer? Well, Swumanoid's an Olympian. Maybe you're really athletic. You're, say, a great basketball player, or you can do those fingertip push-ups the heroes do in kung-fu movies. That's
Sports writer David Epstein on why your 23,000 genes matter at the gym Whether you’re an avid runner or a dedicated weight lifter, you’ve probably cobbled together a training routine based on a few less-than-scientific
No numbers, just dots In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure,
How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over? Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while,
Wreaking havoc in your mouth and head Could Alzheimer's disease originate in your mouth? It sounds like a strange idea, but scientists have recently found one small clue that dental bacteria may play role