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Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship. It's not for lack of trying — Samsung released six different smartwatches before Apple even launched one — it's just that none of them have been particularly good. Chunky designs, slow performance, and limited software have all been things …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

7 Beautiful Buildings in Unexpected Places

For every brand-name skyscraper, there's an equally interesting building off the beaten path. In fact, some of the most interesting structures require a pilgrimage to a far-flung location—proof that, for these seven projects, the trip is part of the design.<p>Mug Hakdong Hotel, Mongdol Beach, Geoje, …

22,000 asthma sufferers prescribed potentially deadly medication

The prescription of a long-acting reliever inhaler on its own is so unsafe that a major warning has been issued in the US<p>Thousands of asthma suffers are being prescribed potentially lethal medication which could bring on deadly attacks, a charity has warned.<p>Asthma UK has discovered that 22,000 …

Medicine

How to see a green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, our friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, …

3-D Printers Bring Historic Instruments Back To The Future

In a recital hall at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, a group of musicians got together to play Jean-Baptiste Singelée's 1857 quartet for saxophones on some very old, very special instruments.<p>"This is an Adolphe Sax saxophone, from the mid-1860s," says Robert Howe, who collects antique wind …

Hybrid Bird Drone Flaps Through The Sky

Robotic elegance<p>Rarely has human flight achieved the gracefulness of the birds. Manned airplanes, no matter how sleek, are still largely tubes with wings, pulled through the sky by powerful engines. Helicopters are little better, their spinning blades creating a frenzy of noise and dust wherever …

How to Add and Remove Apps from the Dock on iPhone or iPad

Apple has placed what it thinks are the most useful apps in the dock of the iPad and iPhone, where they are accessible on every Home screen. However, your idea of the most useful apps may be different from Apple's. Here's how to add or remove apps from your dock.<p>To move an app to or from the dock, …

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

What is aerotoxic syndrome?

As a Coroner writes to British Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority calling for 'urgent action' about aircraft air contamination, we ask whether we should be worried<p><b>What is aerotoxic syndrome?</b><p>It is an illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in aircraft – known as a “fume …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Many Small Steps for a Man, Giant Leaps for Tech: CES 2015 Highlights

The International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in Moby Dick: Every time you hear about it, it's getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it, and if you don't pay close attention it will upend everything before you even know …

5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …

This Is How Much Exercise Experts Really Think You Need

Do your eyes glaze over when you hear how much exercise you should get each week? That looming 150-minute figure is the equivalent of 21 micro …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

These Are The 25 Worst Passwords of 2014

SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its annual list of the 25 worst passwords based on files containing over 3.3. …

5 Reasons to Buy the New Nintendo 3DS and 5 Reasons to Wait

Picture your ideal gaming handheld. What does it look like? Dual joysticks? Ergonomic gamepad? A plus-sized screen? Headgear-free 3D? High fidelity …

New 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse' Gameplay Trailer Holds Nothing Back

Following on from an earlier gameplay trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse, we now have another snippet of unfettered combat.<p>Showing some higher level Super Saiyan characters in action (shown above), Xenoverse is clearly very fast paced and consistently looking to be wonderfully fluid …

Anime

7 Surprising Biometric Identification Methods

Everything from your smell to your ears can be used to prove you're you<p>Biometrics has long been put forth as the next big thing in authentication, replacing or supplementing the concept of "things that you know"—passwords, PINs, and so on—with "things that you are." But despite lots of advances in …

Information Systems

New Samsung Galaxy Is Android World's Fastest Smartphone

The leaks were right. Today Samsung has confirmed a new, upgraded version of its three month old Galaxy Note 4 and it blows the socks off its Android rivals.<p>The ‘Galaxy Note 4 LTE A’ is a significantly upgraded (though visually identical) version of existing Note 4. It brings cutting edge 4G …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

How To Replace The iPhone 6's Battery

The iPhone 6 is a great smartphone, although I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire for a longer-lasting battery. Thankfully, there are a number of battery cases out there (see my roundup of iPhone 6 battery cases here), that can boost battery life. Sadly, like any smartphone, over time your iPhone 6 …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

The 12 best Android apps of 2014

Between the release of Android Lollipop, a slew of new cutting-edge handsets, and a brand new platform for smartwatches and wearables, 2014 was an …

Tweaking settings and turning off unused features can prevent your smartphone dying – and therefore being confiscated at an airport.<p>With the US’s Transportation Security Agency (TSA) ordering that people may not carry “dead” devices on to plane flights as part of new security measures, and with …