Nathan Finkel

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New Infrared iPhone 5 Case Lets You See Behind Walls

The smartphone case industry is beginning to move away from bling-encrusted cheap tat and into the realms of ‘useful accessory’.<p>FLIR systems has done just that and invented a case for Apple's iPhone with thermal-imaging capabilities, which it revealed at CES earlier this year but is finally …

1964: The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits (http://buff.ly/1r2MCHp)

This App Teaches You How To Play Almost Any Song You Can Find Online And It's Awesome

I tried teaching myself some chords on the guitar, but it turns out that you need big, strong hands to press down on the strings hard enough to make music.<p>My hands are neither big, nor are they strong.<p>So instead I picked up the ukulele, and, using YouTube, taught myself how to play.<p>The problem is, …

Today in science: 1st footsteps on moon

Today is the 48th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. The story in pictures, here.<p><b>July 20, 1969.</b> On this date, Apollo 11 …

Darwin's Library From the HMS Beagle—The Digital Edition

More than 400 books that helped create evolutionary biology have been re-assembled into an online library

How Colors Smell

“Fruity” smells red, and other associations from a new study<p>When someone asks me what flavor slushie I want, I don’t say “cherry,” I say “red.” That flavor is called “red.” “Blue” is another flavor a slushie might have. Similarly, a cherry smell—especially the chemically cherry smell of a red …

To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

What if the best way to change minds isn't to tell people why they're wrong, but to tell them why they're right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.<p>Researchers found that showing people extreme …

What Does Your City Look Like From Space?

A new website lets you check out photos taken by astronauts of specific spots on Earth.<p>Who isn’t moved by images of the Earth at night?<p>In the contrast it shows between nature and settlement—in the civilizational network it reveals—it gestures at the mystery of human society. These composites are …

Raspberry Pi Releases New Version of its Micro-Computer

There is a new Raspberry Pi model on the scene — what is being called a “final evolution” of the original micro-computer that has become a cult hit for hobbyists and kids who are interested in coding and the intricacies of computer hardware.<p>The Raspberry Pi foundation announced today that the …

Guns, Drugs, And Partial Nudity: PopSci Goes To A Techno-Libertarian Bash

At the 11th annual PorcFest, technology and freedom romp hand in hand<p><b>LANCASTER, N.H.—</b>As the sun goes down north of the White Mountains, lasers flare on and Buzz’s Big Gay Dance Party begins. It’s the end-of-week blow-out for the 2,000-odd people who have been at Roger’s Family Camping Resort and …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

What Do Tree Rings Sound Like When Played Like A Record?

We all know that the Lorax speaks for the trees, but what do they sound like when they speak for themselves?<p>Rings on a tree can give information …

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Higgs Boson Seems To Prove That The Universe Doesn't Exist

None of us should be here. In fact, the whole world, the stars and the galaxies shouldn’t be here either. According to a new cosmological study, our whole Universe should have blinked out of existence an instant after it was first created.<p>Research from British cosmologists at King’s College London …

Brazil, take it from India: An athletic embarrassment can defeat an incumbent government

Listening to criticism of Brazil’s ham-handed preparation for the World Cup, Indians couldn’t help but hear echoes of 2010, when they hosted the Commonwealth Games and were embarrassed by slipshod construction and kickback scandals involving officials who paid $80 for rolls of toilet paper. Charges …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Wildscreen photography festival 2014 – in pictures

The world's leading wildlife photographers will hold workshops, talks and training events at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 24-26 October 2014. Photojournalist and conservationist Tim Laman, BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and writer and zoologist Mark Carwardine are among …

How the Internet of things could transform the enterprise

It’s an exciting time to be in enterprise tech: We’re seeing tablets go from video streaming screens at home to salesforce-enabling tools in the enterprise. Meanwhile, wearables like Google Glass are going from hiking trip cameras to repairing jet engines at GE.<p>The “consumerization of IT” is in …

Waste House: UK's First Permanent Carbon Negative Building Made From Trash

Our landfills are filling up faster and faster with millions of tons of non-biodegradable trash every year--but what if we could take that waste and …