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Solar-Powered 3D Printer Turns Desert Sand Into Glass Bowls and Sculptures

The sun's rays can be harnessed to power everything from homes to gadgets, but one graduate student is using the sun to create a super-printer …

Sculpture

Nex Band is a smart, modular charm bracelet for gaming on your wrist

Preorders start today<p>Whether it's a smartwatch or Google Glass, wearable devices have largely struggled to be fashionable accessories. Mighty Cast is hoping to change with its upcoming Nex Band — part customizable charm bracelet, part sensor-equipped smart device. "It's like a connected Pandora …

Tiny motors that fit inside human cells could someday treat disease

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Deerinck<p>Tiny synthetic motors created at Pennsylvania State University are the first ever to fit inside living …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to …

When travel is your paycheck

They’ve conducted studies about us backpacking hippies, or “experience seekers,” which is the current politically correct term.<p>We’re travelers who …

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

<i>Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock</i><p>3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan …

The EX¹ - rapid 3D printing of circuit boards

<b>The EX1 is now called the Argentum, and you can find it at cartesianco.com. Thanks for the great Kickstarter!</b><p>Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for …

How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels

At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would …

University of Sheffield

Researchers develop 3D-printed, urine-powered robot heart

The fictional human-powered machines that appear in the <i>The Matrix</i> trilogy are still far from reality — but maybe not that far. Last month, scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK announced they had successful create a prototype robotic "heart" that runs on human urine, fabricated …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

How Tesla batteries are powering an energy revolution

Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.<p>They’ve started appearing in a small number of California homes to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels, and beginning today SolarCity, the Silicon Valley solar …

Google Pushes White House Petition Demanding The Government Secure A Warrant To Read Your Email

Google is promoting a White House petition calling for reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), amending it to require a warrant for the government to read the email of its citizens.<p>In a Google+ post – natch – Google asked its followers if they felt their online missives deserve …

Android 4.4.1 rolling out to the Nexus 5, download link available

Earlier today we reported that Android 4.4.1 would be rolling out to the Nexus 5 over the next few days. Well, that was a quick wait: the rollout has now officially begun begun!<p>As expected, the update primarily focuses on improving the camera experience through a refreshed camera app that will …

How to dress for the Antarctic - video

Before embarking on his epic voyage to Antarctica, Guardian science correspondent <b>Alok Jha</b> presents a personal fashion guide to extreme cold weather clothing; from base layers to balaclavas, and Merino wool to Gore-tex - just expect to spend a small fortune on hi-tech fabrics

Electric brain stimulation induces feeling of determination – video

During a procedure to locate the part of a patient's brain where epileptic seizures were originating, the man started to describe a sensation of 'push harder, push harder, push harder to try and get through this'. 'Sham stimulation' with the electric current switched off didn't induce the same …