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Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics

A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.<p>A new report found bacteria resistant to …

E.coli

Venice in the Morning Fog: Pictures

Meet The Yamaha Motobot: A Robot That'll Learn To Ride Motorcycles Better Than Humans Can

Yamaha is delving into the world of autonomous vehicles in a way befitting the unique company that it is: by building a robot that is capable of learning to pilot a motorcycle better than a human can, but not just any human.<p>The Yamaha Motobot aims to outperform an elite world champion—nine-time …

Motorcycles

Students in Switzerland built a wheelchair that knows how to climb stairs

<i>(By Jim Drury, Reuters) –</i> An electric wheelchair that can climb most stairs, including spiral staircases, has been developed by Zurich-based students.<p>The Scalevo Wheelchair can mount one stair per second and was designed by 10 students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering

Love Beer And Coffee? You Might Be A Psychopath

A new study associates taste preferences with personality traits<p>Humans have a unique affinity for bitter food, like dark chocolate, coffee, and broccoli. Most other animals interpret a bitter taste as a warning to stay away from a non-edible material, but some humans can’t get enough of it, though …

Elon Musk explains how he would bomb Mars

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>To my naive mind, it's like turning on the heating with your Nest controller before you get home.<p>At heart, though, blowing up Mars is a little more complicated than that.<p>During a recent appearance on …

The Late Show

Goldman Sachs' former technology chief is building 'the FedEx of money'

As Earthport's boss, Uberoi is obviously biased. But he seriously believes the company can revolutionise the way international business payments are made.<p>"If you think about manufacturing, go back 30, 40 years, if you wanted to buy materials in one country, manufacture in a second country, then …

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp has a new device to help Southeast Asia tackle its mosquito problem -- an air purifier that also catches the bloodsucking insects.<p>The Sharp …

Building an Inclusive Economy: A Conversation with Maersk’s Annette Stube | Blog | BSR

As part of BSR’s Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy initiative, we are running an interview series with thought leaders from business, …

The First All-Wood High-Rise Buildings Are Going Up In The United States

In New York and Portland, two high-rise buildings will be made not from concrete or metal, but a throwback material: good old trees.<p>It seems as if New York City is always under construction. Every few blocks, steel frames and concrete beams are formed and stacked high in the air. Now a new 10-story …

Camera Restricta won't let you take clichéd snaps

Do you ever admire other people’s beautifully aloof holiday snaps online? How do they manage to avoid all the typical tourist photos but still showcase their trips in a unique, creative way?<p>Well, Camera Restricta might be the answer. It’s essentially an app with an accompanying 3D-printed camera …

Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

Concorde may fly again by the end of the decade

A supersonic classic, back from the dead<p>Concorde, one of only two commercial supersonic jets ever created, may take to the skies again if an ambitious and dedicated crew of enthusiasts is successful in bringing it back from the dead. Club Concorde, as the group is called, is comprised of former …

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

How to turn your phone into a holographic display, for free

As we have been reminded recently by the furore around the Holus tabletop display, most current holograms are an effect more than a technology. …

Gear & Gadgets

British luxury travel site Secret Escapes just raised $60 million from Google Ventures and others

The round, in which existing investors Index Ventures and Atlas Venture are also participants, will go towards funding the company's international expansion. We first saw the news over on TechCrunch.<p>Members-only site Secret Escapes launched back in 2011, and, according to International Business …

Apple and Samsung may help make the SIM card disappear

The SIM card as we know it may be about to disappear. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Apple and Samsung are in discussions with mobile carriers to help develop and implement a new SIM card standard that could make it easier to switch between service providers. The report refers to the new standard …

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 16-year-old Pete,<p>You’re about to go pro, and you’re pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know you’re eventually going to succeed. But believe …

Tennis

Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

Your screens are killing your sleep patterns. Here’s how to fix it.<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, either naturally, as one of your one-and-a-half-hour sleep cycles came to an end, or rudely, with the intrusion of …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

This 20-Year-Old Inventor Said He Could Clean Up The Ocean–Now He’s Really Doing It

The giant ocean trash cleanup machine will begin its work in 2016.<p>Boyan Slat first proposed his giant marine cleanup machine three years ago when he was just 17 years old. During a TED talk, he sketched a vision for a massive floating boom that would collect trash using the ocean’s own currents.<p>The …

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434033340321/6041da13-c524-4549-a152-ae392ed0a761-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park …

Searching for Earhart is his life's quest, despite doubters

OXFORD, Pennsylvania (AP) — There are many people with theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart. But few stir up more excitement — or more ire …

The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

Investors in startups like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on the idea that dinnertime is just too hard to manage. As meal-kit startups spring up like so many mushrooms, Fast Company investigates the boxed-meal phenomenon and how it will change the …

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