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This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Makeup

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

Quantum Mechanics

Popular Hack Used by Whisky Snobs Actually Works, Says Science

There are plenty of people who enjoy the warm sadness cowboy drink known as whiskey. While some might have a John Wayne instinct to drink it neat, …

Alcohol

You can build one of these tiny backyard offices in less than a week for under $7000

Austin-based Sett Studio designs tiny offices that take conventional workspaces to task. These micro-offices can be used for a variety of …

Design

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation, and it's amazing

We're only about four months away from the first SpaceX launch of the most powerful rocket ship on the planet, the Falcon Heavy, and now we have an …

The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter | Inc.com

We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with unprecedented progress. But will we really reach the finishing line?<p>Any hope of success will …

Artificial Intelligence

This tiny cabin is like a horizontal treehouse

And it only cost $20,000 to build<p>This cabin in the woods of Barryville in the Catskill Mountains of New York is not your ordinary wooden shack. Designed by Manhattan-based architecture firm JacobsChang, the dwelling, called Half-Tree House, appears to float above its sloped site and protrudes as if …

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

Home Improvement

Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank

Firm acquired by Japanese company was put up for sale in early 2016 after Google’s parent company cooled on its military connections<p>Google’s parent company Alphabet has sold robotics firm Boston Dynamics to Japan’s Softbank for an undisclosed sum, over a year after putting it up for sale.<p>As part of …

Robotics

11 New Facts Science Has Revealed About The Body

We're just scratching the surface.<p><b>1.</b> Hundreds of genes spring to life after you die - and they keep functioning for up to four days. Together with an …

Immune System

Scientists Have Reversed Age-Related Blindness by Deliberately Infecting Eyes With a Virus

Symptoms almost completely disappeared.<p>A small and preliminary clinical trial has found that injecting a common cold-like virus into the eyes of …

Medicine

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800

Review<p>Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own …

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8: Siri Expected To Get Bixby Vision Like Feature As Apple Acquires Lattice Data

Apple bought Lattice Data, a company that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) based interface engine for transforming unstructured “dark” data into …

You won't believe the interior of Japan's jaw-dropping new train

All aboard the swanky train! Japan just unveiled a new luxury sleeper train – and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. The gold-tinted Shiki-shima, which …

Luxury Lifestyle

Your face could reveal if you have a rare disease

The rarest disease in the world is ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency. First diagnosed in 1999, it is caused by a combination of genetic …

Artificial Intelligence

Google researcher figures how to make great night photos with a smartphone

Name the number one problem with smartphone cameras. If you picked "nighttime photos," we agree: While smartphone cameras have improved by orders of …

Design principle: Aesthetics

The power of beauty in designToday’s article is about understanding what is aesthetic design and its importance for the perception of usability. …

Product Design

Best father ever creates unbelievable cardboard armor for his son

Get ready for some serious childhood envy.<p>Warren King is a full-time father and artist with a pretty unconventional product: cardboard sculptures.<p>"I …

Sculpture

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Dark Matter

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

They betrayed you for chump change<p>Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and …

Net Neutrality

Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today

Apple’s iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren’t major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices to its new …

Apple

Coodo is the Modern Mobile Home You’ll Want to Live in

<b>Less veneer, more german design savvy.</b><p>German innovation at its finest, Coodo is the lovechild of RV campers, sleek modern architecture, and tiny …

Small Spaces

15 gorgeous website redesign concepts

Whether you’re just designing for fun, improving your skills, or bulking up your portfolio—web redesign concepts are a fabulous way to peek into the …

UX Design

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …

The World of Photography is Exploding! Here's What's Been Happening...

Another <b>terrific week</b> in the world of photography has flown by us all, and here we find Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in every corner of …

Photography

Black Hole to Be Photographed in 2017

Here’s an interesting photography first that is set to happen in 2017: scientists are planning to capture the first ever photo of a black hole’s …

These Seven Earth-Sized Exoplanets Have Everyone Freaking Out Over Alien Life

After a deluge of teasing press releases and premature speculation, we can finally share some Very Important NASA News: Today, the agency announced …

Even Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter shared this Facebook post about how to resist Trump

"Don't use his name."<p>That's the first bit of advice given in a viral Facebook post listing 11 tips on how to resist the new president.<p>It has a …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity