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Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

What's life like in Rio de Janeiro with a disability?

<b>It's less than a year until the Paralympic Games begin in Rio. I went to investigate what life is like for the disabled people of the city.</b><p>"It's the best place in the world for me. You learn to love this city very easily, it's wonderful."<p>It was on my last day in Rio de Janeiro that Carlos Alberto …

7 Essentials for Making $1 Million From Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a million dollars is a big dream that many individuals have. The financial freedom that comes with being a millionaire is enough of a lure for any person, in any profession to take on this type of challenge. But how do you make a …

Nike designed a sneaker for people with disabilities

Whether it be in clothing or footwear products, Nike is known for never being afraid to experiment with new technologies. The latest example is the company's new Zoom Soldier 8, a gorgeous shoe that was designed for people facing disabilities -- such as amputees and those who have suffered a stroke …

Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'

Thanks to top universities and some companies, soft robots and stretchy electronics are already a reality. Now a group of researchers from Purdue claim they've found the right manufacturing process to produce those types of devices en masse. Their method entails printing out circuits using an …

Nanotech

Advice to a New Gardener | 15 things you should know before digging in

This year I'm taking on a second plot at my allotment (community garden) which means double the work, at least for the time being. My second plot has …

Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015

“Please, go ahead.”<p>The gleaming silver spheroid resting before me on the tarmac has a pleasant, female voice. It’s friendly, almost conversational, were it not for the monotonous whirring of a strange motor in the background.<p>“Please, go ahead,” it says again. It’s telling me that it’s safe to cross …

Erecting Pre-Fab Skyscrapers at a Rate of Three Floors Per Day: "China's New Normal?"

This tower is meant to be Broad Sustainable Building's prelude to a 220-story "Sky City"<p>Broad Sustainable Building is China's most press-friendly …

The Temporary Tattoo That Tests Blood Sugar

An electronic sensor may mean the end of finger pricking.<p>A painful prick of the fingertip reveals a mountain of medical information for many diabetes patients. But health professionals have long struggled to find a reliable and painless way to gather blood sugar measurements. Just last year, Google …

Diabetes

Neo Smartpen N2 Digitizes Your Handwriting and Drawing

No doubt, paper can bring you better drawing and handwriting experience than touchscreen, but digital file gives us a more handy way to store and …

Gear & Gadgets

Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has …

Garden Diary – First 2 Weeks of April

Wow! It’s been a busy two weeks in the greenhouse. Do you ever find yourself running from place to place because you haven’t got time to walk? That’s …

A fifth of gardeners throw snails and slugs into neighbour's garden

One in five Britons admits to throwing slugs and snails over the garden fence, polling by the Royal Horticultural Society found<p>It is the ultimate breach of horticultural etiquette: throwing slugs and snails into your neighbour’s garden.<p>But as Britons descend on their gardens this weekend, polling …

Gardening

Ask the Expert: 10 Tips to Transform a Tiny Balcony into an Instant Garden with Isabelle Palmer

For British garden writer and urban garden expert Isabelle Palmer, gardening is associated with happy childhood memories. “Growing up in rural …

Gardening

Vertical veg man: one-pot wonders to plant right now

I had more conversations with neighbours and people passing by the front of my flat in London during the two years that I used the small space outside the front door to grow in than I did in the rest of the 19 years I lived there. Even if you only have space for one or two containers, you can still …

Get into the habit of growing salads

Fresh seasonal salads are one of the delights of summer and they’re easy to grow yourself, even on a small windowsill<p>If there’s one thing that’s really worth sowing in your garden or on your windowsill, it’s successional rows or trays of easy-to-plant and easy-to-pick greenery, straight from the …

Gardening 101: Chives

Chives, <i>Allium schoenoprasum:</i> “Windowsill Herb”<p>Why wouldn’t you grow chives? The herb tastes divine, repels bad insects, attracts bees, and grows in …

Gardening

Vertical veg man: how to be self-sufficient in salads in a tiny space

If you’re trying to live less wastefully there are surely few things sadder than finding half a bag of salad leaves well past their best at the bottom of the fridge. Growing your own salad within easy reach of your kitchen table means that you’ll never again have to face picking through the slimy …

Fujitsu is selling lettuce grown in a computerized clean room

Being obsessive about food just got that little bit more interesting thanks to Fujitsu. Last year, the Japanese semiconductor company repurposed one of its factories to the production of lettuce, and this month it's begun selling the special produce for around ¥500 ($4.90) per 90 grams. That's a …

Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Create Successful Social Video Content

Video content is staging a takeover of the Internet. By 2017, Cisco projects that video will account for 69 percent of all Web traffic. The majority of that traffic will come from non-PC devices, including tenfold increases in smartphone and tablet usage.<p>To capitalize on those numbers, you must …

A walk through McLaren's state-of-the-art UK headquarters

If McLaren's headquarters looks familiar, that'll be because its shape, appearance, and function echo those of supervillain lairs from the movies. Austere, pristinely clean surfaces are matched by an intricate temperature control system that keeps the whole place to within one degree of 22 Celsius. …

Could McLaren's F1 technology make us healthier?

Ninety patients are taking part in an NHS trial to determine whether a wearable sensor is more effective at treating obesity than scheduled visits to the doctor.<p>Unlike most fitness tracking devices which use an accelerometer, the sensor developed by engineers at McLaren's Applied Technology labs, …

China: Firm 3D prints 10 full-sized houses in a day

<b>A company in China has used giant 3D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it appears.</b><p>A private firm, WinSun, used four 10m x 6.6m printers to spray a mixture of cement and construction waste to build the walls, layer by layer, official Xinhua news agency …

Printoo: Paper-Thin, Flexible Arduino™-Compatible modules!

<b>Find out more about Printoo at www.printoo.pt</b><p><b>Stretch Goal ($75k) Achieved!</b> NFC inlays from SMARTRAC for every reward level $25 and above; 8-bit sound …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

Transparent gel speaker plays music through the magic of ionic conduction (video)

It may be hard to believe, but that transparent disk in the photo above is actually a fully functioning speaker. A team of researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have pioneered a never before seen application of ionic conductivity by creating a see-through artificial …

GenShock electricity-generating active suspension is coming to passenger cars, eventually

Levant Power's energy-producing GenShock suspension has been stuck in limbo for a while, but the company has just announced a deal that could finally put the technology in passenger cars. Automotive component firm ZF has agreed to help develop a GenShock-based active suspension that will both …

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Every Dutch citizen will live within 31 miles of an electric vehicle charging station by 2015

Switzerland-based ABB wins contract to install fast chargers as Holland pushes for greener highways<p>The Dutch government plans to roll out a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations within the next two years, as part of a push to facilitate more environmentally-friendly transport. …