Michael Yates

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Whoa, What Makes This Chain of Beads Magically Float?

Here's a brilliant experiment you can do at home if you've got yourself a lengthy chain of metal beads, and a container big enough to hold them. You …

Mould

Magnetic Microbots Perform Eye Surgery Without a Single Incision

Our eyeballs are some of our more delicate organs, and the mere thought of them having to be sliced open for surgery is unsettling. So researchers at …

Robotics

No, Children of 1990, Computers Are Not the Devil

Computers may be ubiquitous now but in 1990 they were just beginning to enter the mainstream. And like any revolutionary technology, the desktop …

Stone Age

One Simple Hook to Solve a Million Problems

You know that phrase "don't mess with a good thing?" Sometimes you come across a product that's so simple, and so-self evident about it that it's …

Stainless Steel

Bing Maps Has Revealed Russia's Secret Stealth Fighter Jet

Bing Maps is apparently really great at one thing: revealing top secret military information. After capturing a top secret military base, Bing has …

Military Aircraft

Everyone Who Records Video on Their Phone Needs to Follow This Rule

I understand that when you take a picture or video with your phone, it makes a lot of sense to hold your phone upright. It's more comfortable! It's …

Mobile Photography

Getting a Shorter Headphone Cable Will Change Your Life

If you wear headphones, your pocket is too full. It's already got your phone in it, and then, to keep it from flopping useless against your thigh all …

Audiophile

The World's Fastest Ship Is Basically an Aquatic Concorde Jet

This is no lumbering Staten Island Ferry. This is the <i>Francisco,</i> a wave-piercing catamaran loaded with modified jet engines set to blast commuters …

Boats

Lauren Bertolini

<b>Kotaku</b> The Best Games of 2013's Amazing First Six Months | <b>io9</b> A quick way to make people feel bad about their whole lives | <b>Jezebel</b> Nigella Lawson …

20 Things You Might Not Know About Your Favorite Liquors

Jack Sparrow has his rum, Ron Burgundy has his scotch, and you probably have your own favorite liquor, too. But how much do you know about your …

Alcohol

Android Apps of the Week: WiFiKill Downloader, Imgur, and More

This week was a little light on Android app quantity, but the quality of the ones we do have for you is pretty fantastic. Perhaps not entirely, well, …

Apps

Corkscrew Lasers Are About to Revolutionize Internet Bandwidth

We transmit almost a thousand petabytes of data over the ‘nets every month—an amount that’s growing exponentially, thanks to your narcissistic …

Boston University

A Lot of Cameras Are Going to Change in the Tiniest Way Possible

If you use a Sony or Fujifilm camera or Nokia phone or anything like that, you may notice a slight difference in future editions of your favorite …

Carl Zeiss

These Heartbreaking Ads Show How Useless Facebook Likes Can Be

We toss around likes as if they were high fives on the Internet. As affirmation of people doing the right thing. As oh hey look cool. As being silly …

Photo Manipulation

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Skye Sherwin's A Good Look

Wonderful Landscape Photography by Oliver Thorsen

Oliver Lønstrup Thorsen is a 16-year-old, self-taught photographer from Denmark. His interest in photography started when he picked up an old Sony …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

US Senate passes far-reaching immigration reform bill

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Nasa's Voyager 1 spacecraft is on target to become the first man-made object to reach the edge of the Solar System. It has taken it 35 years to get there, how long would it take you? Try our interactive feature: http://bbc.in/11RQRrT

Protests in Turkey and Brazil, where digital media are especially popular, show how technology can muster, manage and amplify demonstrations. Zeynep Tufekci of Princeton University interviewed scores of Turkish protesters. Most cited social media as a spur. Technology gives protesters the upper hand, though what they do with it is another question http://econ.st/11Qet0d

Guardian guide to the 100th Tour de France http://bit.ly/14E44qu Every stage, every rider, every mountain - your comprehensive guide to the world's greatest cycle race.

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed http://bit.ly/12uTE9f A ground-breaking archaeological discovery in Cambodia has revealed a colossal 700-year old urban landscape connecting ancient cities and temples to Angkor Wat. Lara Dunston joins the excavation team for the first site visit by a British newspaper Photograph: Terence Carter