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Cardboard bicycle starts $2 million crowdfunding campaign

Izhar Gafni has created a bicycle out of $9 worth of cardboard that feels sturdy, rides well, and looks pretty nifty. A lot of people have wanted to know when they can get one of their own.<p>A new Indiegogo campaign aims to launch the unusual bike to the world.<p>The bike may be made of cardboard, but …

Experimenting with fireballs in space

Here on planet Earth we're used to flames -- whether from a candle or campfire -- reaching upward to the sky with slender limbs hungry for oxygen and driven by rising hot air. But in space, sans our planet's strong gravitational pull, flames are more likely to take the shape of eerie …

The Difference Between A Geek And A Nerd [Infographic]

They're not the same. A data-geek (or nerd?) explains.<p>Are you a geek or a nerd? Because they're not <i>quite</i> the same. (It's okay to admit which one you are, by the way! <i>Popular Science</i> is a safe place.)<p>Burr Settles at SlackPropagation broke down the difference by using data. The methodology here is a …

Google Says It Can Predict Which Films Will Be Huge Box-Office Hits

Google says it has found the key to whether a film will be a box-office bomb or success.<p>It all depends on movie trailer engagement and film search.<p>In a study called "Quantifying Movie Magic with Google Search," Google says searches for movie trailers a month prior to a film release help predict …

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The Sinful Marriage

Marriage and long-term relationships are on the decline throughout the world as is marital sex, which has been reduced, in the United States, to about once a week for seven minutes at a time (which includes the time he spends begging).<p>Why is marriage dying and why is sex evaporating? Because it is …

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Adobe Working On iPad Stylus and Ruler

iMore reports that <i>Adobe</i> is in the creation process of two hardware projects, <i>Project Mighty</i> and <i>Project Napoleon</i>.<p><i>Project Mighty</i> is a Bluetooth …

Do Your Researching, Writing And Sharing All In One App With Skriv

Skriv, the productivity app that supports researching, writing, and sharing all at once, has just received another notable update. Skriv is …

Are planets made of ‘totally unexpected’ stuff?

<b>STONY BROOK (US) —</b> Researchers have made a surprising prediction about one of the main materials inside planets.<p>They calculate that magnesium oxide …

After injury, brain ‘niche’ makes astrocytes

<b>DUKE (US) —</b> Astrocytes, brain cells once thought to impede healing, are actually necessary to staunch bleeding and promote repair after stroke or …

Lunar Eclipse Thursday, Will be Live-Streamed

<b>Lunar eclipse Thursday: The lunar eclipse happens when the Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon.</b><p>On the other hand, a solar eclipse happens when the …

APOD: Lunar Eclipses (2013 Apr 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Igor Vin'yaminov http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130425.html Explanation: The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra. Shaped like a cone extending into space, it has a circular cross section and is most easily seen during a lunar eclipse. But the complete cross section is larger than the Moon's angular size in the stages of an eclipse. Still, this thoughtful composite illustrates the full extent of the circular shadow by utilizing images from both partial and total eclipses passing through different parts of the umbra. The images span the years 1997 to 2011, diligently captured with the same optics, from Voronezh, Russia. Along the bottom and top are stages of the partial lunar eclipses from September 2006 and August 2008 respectively. In the rightside bottom image, the Moon is entering the umbra for the total eclipse of September 1997. At left bottom, the Moon leaves the umbra after totality in May 2004. Middle right, center, and left, are stages of the total eclipse of June 2011, including the central, deep red total phase. During today's brief partial lunar eclipse seen only from the eastern hemisphere, the Moon will just slightly graze the umbra's lower edge. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130425 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0425

Mars One will start recruiting volunteers in July for one-way trip to red planet

Mars One, the ambitious (some might say crazy) project that aims to make the red planet's colonization into a successful reality TV show, will begin accepting video submissions for its first batch of astronauts in July. In an attempt to separate serious candidates from dreamers, the company plans …

U.S. judge demands Apple reveal HTC settlement to Samsung - appPicker

A U.S. Judge demanded that Apple disclose their 10-year patent license agreement with smartphone manufacturer HTC to Samsung, their main legal rival …

Quick Look: Versastand Folding Desk Stand for iPad

As often mentioned here, I’m a big fan of iPad stands. iPad stands that are versatile – even more so. The <b>Versastand Folding Desking Stand for iPad</b> (which will be referred to as just Versastand for the rest of this review) is touted as being amongst the most versatile you can find. Heck it’s even …

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

We pay homage to the Apollo missions with the best of NASA’s deep archives.<p>In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a promise to put a man on the Moon–and return him back safely–by the end of the decade. Somehow, it worked.<p>Over 50 years later, it’s easy to forget how ambitious Kennedy’s …