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Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

<i>Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you</i><p>Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has <i>built</i> a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and …

Cost of Living

This Company Is Turning The Desert Green — And It Could Radically Change the Future Of Food

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, the oil-rich country must rely on imports for about 90% of its food. But there's a radical idea that's growing — against all odds — in the middle of Qatar's vast Arabian Desert.<p>It's called the Sahara Forest Project (SFP for short).<p>SFP was created …

South-east Asia

This Electric Bicycle Could Be The Future Of Transportation

The bike wasn't just moving, it was <i>pushing</i>, adding extra propulsion to my own pedaling, giving me a boost with every revolution of the pedals. Faster than expected, I reached the end of a quiet block leaning into a corner. I took a straightaway for a few blocks and pushed 20 miles an hour without …

Electric Vehicles

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World

We asked dozens of our favorite analysts, economists, strategists, and portfolio managers on Wall Street and around the world to send us their most important charts.<p>And the picture these charts paint about the state of investing around the world is fascinating.<p>Some themes that arise are continued …

Markets

What The Wright Brothers Could Teach Today’s Innovators About Solving Problems

Three tips for testing your assumptions the Wright–er, right–way<p>One key to successful innovation, a growing body of innovation thinkers believe, is trial-and-error experimentation. Proponents of the Lean Startup methodology urge innovators to create a minimum viable product (MVP)–something that …

McDonald's

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of …

Alien Artifacts On The Moon?

As nutty as it may seem to the uninitiated, the notion of looking for alien artifacts on our own Moon may finally be gaining mainstream scientific traction.<p>There are good reasons to seriously consider the possibility that at some point in the Earth-Moon system’s storied 4.5 billion year-old …

MIT upgrades the human hand with two robotic fingers

Opening a 2-liter soda bottle with one hand has never been so easy<p>Stirring the milk you just poured in a hot cup of coffee usually requires two hands: one to hold the cup, and one to hold the spoon. The same goes for unscrewing the cap on a large bottle of soda. But students at MIT might have …

A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) | Hamish Jolly

New bionics let us run, climb and dance | Hugh Herr

Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

Bionic kangaroo's one small hop is a giant leap in the field of automation

Engineers have spent two years creating a robot that emulates the animal's energy-saving jumping style<p>If it looks like a kangaroo and hops like a kangaroo, it could be a sophisticated robot powered by electric drives and pneumatic pumps.<p>After two years of research, German engineers have unveiled a …

What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield

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Uncorked, Part One: A Guide to Wine Varietals

[ubergrid id=89735]<p>For a long time we’ve been put off by wine — its rules and regulations, its esoteric language, its arcane, Old-World naming …

Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that

Avicii's Magnificent Hollywood House

I just died a little after seeing Swedish DJ/Producer, Avicii’s Hollywood hills house. Architected by McClean Design, the 7,000 square foot place is …

A Million Gamers Help The Wild 'TwitchPlaysPokemon' Experiment Triumph

After 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 30 minutes of continuous play, the collaborative gaming experiment known as TwitchPlaysPokemon came to an end early on the morning of March 1st, when an upstart Pokémon master defeated the Elite Four and his rival to become Kanto’s newest champion.<p>The online …

Yardstick Coffee Brand Identity by ACRE

Yardstick Coffee Branding.<p>The Singapore based graphic design and branding studio ACRE has created the brand identity for Yardstick, a coffee …