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Bulbing Lamps create light from optical illusions

Bulbing Lamps are essentially 3D optical illusion lamps. They feature a 2D LED light source, which appears to shine in three dimensions thanks to the …

Scientists use new catalysis method to boost biodiesel yields

Biofuels can be made from various source materials such as waste from the winemaking industry and woody biomass. Reseachers are also looking for new …

Biofuel

Protein patch restores heart tissue and function after a heart attack

Though sufferers of heart attacks may survive the initial event, they cause permanent damage to the organ in the form of scar tissue, which affects …

Medical Research

Set Your Alarm For 2AM EDT To Catch Tonight's Full Lunar Eclipse

The sun, Earth, and moon will align perfectly, causing the moon to turn red. If your skies are clear, you should be able to see the moon go from full, to shadowed, to bright red.<p>When a full moon drifts into Earth's shadow, called the umbra, a total eclipse takes place. The moon looks red on Earth …

The Surprising Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside. A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – a neuroscience term …

Cardboard lamps made from local shops' discarded materials

Its products follow in the footsteps of previous cardboard lights, such as the flatpack Cartonado lamp and the hanging Numeruno, and form part of a …

Yamaha announces narrow, light and very affordable Tricity tilting 3-wheeler

Motoring giant Yamaha has thrown its considerable weight behind the tilting three-wheeler concept as a traffic-busting personal mobility solution …

X-Men-inspired specs will literally give you a burning stare

Last year, German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe built a working replica of Ironman's laser gauntlet. Now, he's paid another visit to the …

Accuracy International's L115A3 sniper rifle does it again – six kills from one bullet

Last December, a British sniper in the Coldstream Guards killed six Taliban with one bullet during a gun battle with 15-20 Taliban in Kakaran in …

Shooting Sports

Scientists watch bioengineered self-healing muscle tissue grow within a mouse

The living skeletal muscle tissue grown by Duke University researchers is 10 times stronger than any previously bioengineered muscles. Not only does …

Upsee allows disabled children to walk with their parents

"Necessity is the mother of invention" – it's an adage that fits in perfectly with the story of Israeli mom Debby Elnatan. She was faced with the …

Honda testing support system to help drivers hit green lights

In addition to freeing up time and creating lounge-like cabins, one of the big selling points of semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles is in creating …

Nanoparticles found to violate second law of thermodynamics

It may be a little late for April Fool's, but some skepticism is nonetheless warranted when reading that researchers have shown nanoparticles to …

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Likes The Video That Makes Him Sound Stoned

So he showed it at a lecture<p>Astrophysicist and new <i>Cosmos</i> host Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks quickly, efficiently, and entertainingly about the biggest ideas in the universe. But slow down his speech and he sounds absolutely stoned out of his gourd, as a recent video proved. ("How does that work?" he …

Papers, Please awards haul is a big win for gaming

Astonishing to consider that a year ago <i>Papers, Please</i> was barely on the game industry's hype radar.<p>This small game, in which the player takes on the role of a border-guard working for a violent and oppressive regime, is a long way from the mainstream view of games, so often assumed to be …

A Pelican Shows Us What It's Like To Fly

Pelicans have the life. They live by the water, fly over the ocean, and eat lots of fish. Among humans, only T.C. from <i>Magnum P.I.</i> comes close to matching them. And he's just a fictional character, played by Roger E. Mosley.<p>But what happens when a pelican needs help from humans? Say he's abandoned …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed?

This couldn't be.<p>A 1,200 pound male polar bear (especially when it's autumn and he hasn't eaten for four months) doesn't make play-dates with an animal from another species. He doesn't arrive every afternoon to cuddle, nuzzle, hug and roll around with a dog. Brian Ladoon claimed it was happening, …

Audio Orbs

It seems like we’re obsessed with making speakers smaller and smaller without sacrificing power. What would the result be if we reversed our logic …

The Cosmos Bed Lets You Sleep Under A Starry Sky

When you were a kid, did you ever stick those plastic glow-in-the-dark stars to your ceiling above your bed and pretend you were looking up at the constellations? Do you secretly wish you could still do that but fear it might look, well, childish? The Cosmos Bed solves this problem and it’s even …

Mattresses

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine lets you see, hear, and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Talk about going on a gender bender.<p>A new …

Yanko Design Top 50 – Best of 2013

If we reflect upon the trends predicted for 2013, then some of the prophecies have come true. For example, Contextual Design is no longer a buzzword …

McLaren to Replace Windshield Wipers with Electronic Force Fields

<i>Soon to be obsolete?</i><p>Whether you drive a Ferrari or a Fiesta, your car has windshield wipers. And they operate on the same principle as they have for …

Parking

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Needs This Gorgeous Passenger Station

There's been plenty of analysis of exactly how Elon Musk's Hyperloop could work, but there hasn't been much imagination on how passengers could …

Renault Kwid Concept

If you've ever been driving along in your car and wished for a better vantage point to see the road ahead, your dream is (nearly) a reality, thanks …

Drones

Easybreath Snorkeling Mask

The Easybreath Snorkeling Mask is a new, award wining product by Tribord. The innovative full face snorkeling mask makes breathing under water as …

Snorkel

Giant Koosh Balls Are Warming Spots for Winter Fun

(Photos: Raw Design)<p>They're called <b>Nuzzles</b>, but I thought of Koosh toys as soon as I saw them. Raw Design, a studio in Toronto, recently won a …

The Most Eco-Friendly Bottled Water

With a title like that, I bet some of you just rolled your eyes, but hear me out. Treeson is an eco-friendly, toxin-free, trash eliminating, clean …