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Web Wear: A New Coat Is Made From Biotech Spider Silk

Performance clothes will never be the same<p>For the past three weeks, outdoor apparel maker The North Face and materials company Spiber have been touring a gold-colored parka across Japan. The prototype, called the “Moon Parka,” is a first—a coat whose outer shell is spun from synthetic spider …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

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The World's Most Adorable Animals (And Where to Find Them)

Do you spend most of your work days gazing at cute animal clips on YouTube? (We won't tell your boss.) Why not tear yourself away from the computer and go see them in person? Read on to find out where you can visit the world's most adorable animals in the wild.<p><b>Arctic Foxes</b><p><i>(Photo: Wikimedia Commons</i> …

Butter unlikely to harm health, but margarine could be deadly

Saturated fat found in butter, meat or cream is unlikely to kill you, but margarine just might, new research suggests.<p>Although traditionally dieticians have advised people to cut down on animal fats, the biggest ever study has shown that it does not increase the risk of stroke, heart disease or …

Miniature brain in a dish reveals an outsized secret about autism

Scientists hoping to uncover the origins of autism have grown a passel of miniature proto-brains in a lab, using reprogrammed skin cells to rewind the clock to the brain's earliest days of development. From these small creations have come potentially big insights into autism, a diabolically complex …

Conquer Flash Sales and Bidding to Book Your Next Hotel Stay

<i>Jennifer Morrow / Flickr</i><p>In 2012, the U.S. Travel Association reported that 18 percent of leisure travelers in the U.S. used a travel website, social media platform or mobile device to plan their trip. Two years later, that number is undoubtedly even higher. While booking online or through a mobile …

Cold white dwarf star is 'Earth-size diamond in space'

A recently discovered and very unusual white dwarf star is so chilled out, it is essentially a giant floating piece of bling.<p>Humans have attached a lot of mystique and value to diamonds, a crystalline form of pure carbon we're fond of digging out of the ground and romanticizing when it comes to …

Magnificent Fractals (DRB Series)

<b>Probably the Most Spectacular Collection of Fractals on the Web</b><p>Part of our larger Art Category, this page compiles all the fractal art collections …

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10 Trails Every Passionate Hiker Must Trek

Lace up your boots and grab your walking stick. It’s time to climb!<p><b>1. Observation Point</b><br>With hikes like Angel’s Landing and the Narrows, Zion National …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

Glory of Early Aviation (1900s-1960s)

"QUANTUM SHOT" #832 <br>Link - article by Avi Abrams<p><b>"Adventure in Contentment" - Vintage Air Travel Posters and Airline Nostalgia</b><p>Some will say that we …

The Cutest Animals

"QUANTUM SHOT" #833 <br>Link - by Avi Abrams<p><b>In our rough and tough world we need a shot of cuteness from time to time. Well, then, consider yourself</b> …

D Rose Returns To The Court–In This New Adidas Ad

Do you ever feel like the world revolves around you? Like it would literally stand still if you weren’t there? If you’re Derrick Rose, this vestigial childhood belief has been given some credence by a big new Adidas spot.<p>The new ad, “Wake Up,” from agency 180 L.A. and director Stacy Wall, depicts …

First 3-D Acoustic Cloak Hides Objects From Sonar

It's just simple plastic rings!<p>This plastic ring system doesn't exactly make the eight-centimeter ball inside less noticeable to the eye—but it does make the ball undetectable to sonar at a specific pitch. Spanish scientists have created the first cloaking device to completely shield a 3-D object …

A Working Transistor Built Out Of DNA Within A Living Cell

We're this close to having a usable biocomputer.<p>Pretty much anything can be a computer, if it can compute logical functions, store data, and transmit information -- even living cells. A team at Stanford University has accomplished one of the the final tasks necessary to turn cells into working …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …