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How to Build a DIY Camera Stabilizer Using LEGO

Advanced camera stabilizers are becoming cheaper and cheaper these days, but if you’re the type of person who enjoys building the things you use, …

Google Considers Making A "Big Red Button" To Stop Dangerous A.I. In An Emergency

In conjunction with A.I. doomsayer Nick Bostrom's research institution<p>As far as we know, artificial intelligence is the best way to automate vast complex tasks, like tagging millions of unique photos on Facebook or robots that learn how to walk. At a breakneck pace, computer scientists and …

Artificial Intelligence

Israeli Scout Robot Packs A Glock Pistol

Lethal remotely-controlled force<p>Dogo goes up stairs, rolls out in pairs, and fits on a squadmate’s back. Dogo is a new remotely operated robot made by Israel’s General Robotics, and inside its tiny frame it carries another, more familiar weapon. First, the robots crawl into place.<p>Dogos on patrol<p>And …

Robotics

Scientist Creates Possible Cure to All Viruses, Needs It to Go Viral

When MIT-trained engineer Todd Rider revealed his revolutionary idea for killing virtually any virus, everyone from fellow scientists to The White …

Immunotherapy

Camera Traps Capture the Lighter Side of Nature

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Citizen Science

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

Genetics

Breaking Bad Terrarium

Etsy shop Face of the Earth posted this intense Breaking Bad Terrarium featuring handmade sculptures depicting the opening sequence of the show.<p>[via Neatorama]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Floating Winter Terrariums<br>• MAKE | 21st Century Terrarium<br>• MAKE | How-To: Light Bulb Terrarium

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Sculpture

Vivid Photos of a Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

While on an expedition in Antarctica, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to …

Global Warming

British 'nano drone' Zano reaches £2m of Kickstarter crowdfunding

British technology firm Torquing Group has raised more than £2m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter for a device called Zano that it claims is “the world’s most sophisticated nano drone”.<p>With just over a day to go until the crowdfunding campaign closes, Zano has far surpassed the original fundraising …

Crowd Funding

DIY McFly: Make a working hoverboard from common yard gear

A working hoverboard inspired by "Back to the Future: Part II" uses leaf blowers to glide over the ground. And you can build your own.<p>Yes, Virginia, there is a hoverboard. You can make it yourself and you don't need a special surface to ride on. Austin, Texas, tinkerer Ryan Craven has created a …

Hoverboards

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Singularity

Luscious Green Grass Fills Gallery with Gentle Rolling Hills

With grass so lusciously green, it's almost hard to believe that this artwork existed indoors! Earlier this year, Norway-based creative Per Kristian Nygrd filled the space of the Noplace gallery in Oslo with a rolling lawn that cascaded from nearly a ceiling-height and ended at the edge of a …

Adventure Travel

New View of the Solar System's Most Fascinating Moon

Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA/SIPA USA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA/SIPA …

How Iron Man's Arc Reactor (Probably) Works

Since the <i>Iron Man</i> arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no <i>official</i> scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might …

Hydrofoiling 'sports car for the water' promises legendary ride

Move over, boats. You're about to be outclassed by the Quadrofoil, an electric personal watercraft that uses hydrofoil technology to zoom over the water. And looks like an alien spacecraft.<p>Most powered personal watercraft use gas motors, which tend to be pretty noisy. That old technology is about …

Boating

PETA criticises man for being eaten alive by anaconda

PETA has attacked naturalist Paul Rosolie for 'tormenting' the giant snake for a Discovery Channel programme<p>A TV show commissioned by the Discovery Channel in which a man is apparently eaten by an anaconda has been heavily criticised by animal rights supporters.<p>Eaten Alive, which airs in the US …

Discovery Channel

Man Makes Special Ammunition For 3-D Printed Guns

Time intensive assembly required<p>As police from Germany and Australia will tell you, 3-D printed guns are likely to be as fatal to the person firing as they are to anyone else. This is true primarily for poorly made 3-D printed guns using weaker plastics that can't absorb the explosive shock from …

3D

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

A Working iPhone Built In Minecraft

This may not make it to real-world Apple stores.<p>Minecraft has become home to any number of experiments in the can-do spirit, everything from a huge model of the <i>U.S.S. Enterprise</i> to working hard drives and computers. The latest venture, created by a German man, is a massive working iPhone, which you …

Minecraft

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

Tech and Science

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Science

Runner in Inflatable Bubble Rescued

Iranian American ultrarunner Reza Baluchi was rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday while attempting to “run” more than a thousand miles between Florida and Bermuda, according to a CNN report. Baluchi was running in a custom-made inflatable bubble that allowed him to run across water. He was …

Coast Guard

Five diseases far deadlier than Ebola found in the US

Ebola is far from the deadliest disease to ever reach US shores - we look at five others currently or recently observed in the US with higher fatality rates<p>More than 100 Americans in Dallas could have been exposed to the deadly strain of <b>Ebola</b> currently sweeping West Africa, after the first case on …

Dynamic Sculptural Landscapes Constructed Within Glass Aquariums

UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker fuses chemistry and sculpture in her ongoing series <i>Tank Works</i>, which consists of three-dimensional landscapes constructed within large aquariums.<p>Inspired by romantic and sublime works of art, Neudecker fills glass tanks with water and miniature sculptural …

Art