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Virginia Tech develops a better robotic jellyfish

Last year, a team of researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled RoboJelly – a robotic jellyfish in development since 2009, …

Here's A Laptop Stand That's Better For Your Back

Vool is a handsome laptop stand that might ease the strain on your back and shoulders. It's designed in such a way that keeps you from hunching over …

Researchers develop world’s thinnest invisibility cloak

Researchers have created what some are dubbing the real-world equivalent of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, which measures in at just 0.15mm thin, …

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Can Technology End Poverty?

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Advances have indeed made a huge difference in the lives of the poor, but there’s also a healthy amount of skepticism out there. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate …

The Question All Smart Visualizations Should Ask

“A picture is worth a thousand words” may be a lovely cliché, but it’s exactly the wrong way to view visualization. As admirable as the craft, message, and data-driven artistry of the Edward Tuftes and Stephen Fews may be, successful visualization is less about effectively conveying complex …

Jeep reveals its Easter line-up of concept off-roaders

Each year, hundreds of off-road enthusiasts spend Easter week migrating to the mecca of their sport: Moab, Utah. Loath to miss out on a great …

BMW and Mini cars add iOS integration for Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn

BMW hasn't been quite as aggressive in pushing smartphone app integration as American counterparts like Ford or GM, but it certainly knows how to make up for lost time: the Munich automaker just greenlit tie-ins with the iOS apps from Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn. Plug in a device and it …

New Atlas

Matt Kennedy July 31, 2018<p>Konstantin Mazin​ runs MazinCraft, a Vancouver-based company specializing in high-end custom timber interiors and home …

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Could Privately Funded Orbiters Fill The Looming Weather Satellite Gap?

Without global coverage, weather (and climate) prediction models will get things wrong.<p>Pictures like the one above, showing Hurricane Sandy, are captured by satellites owned and operated by our federal government. But we may be facing a looming gap in American weather-watching abilities. Could a …

Investigators Discover 50th Fake Study By Disgraced Dutch Psychologist

The journal Social Psychology retracts yet another paper by Diederik Stapel, citing falsified and manipulated data.<p>The retraction count for former psychology professor Diederik Stapel just hit 50: <i>Social Psychology</i> is revoking a 2008 paper by the Dutch researcher after an investigation found "strong …

Turkey’s Yalın Mimarlık Wins Ancient Troy Archaeological Museum Design Competition

Yalın Mimarlık won first place in an international design competition for an archaeological museum on the site of ancient Troy. Renowned for the …

Articles about bill gates announces condom design contest on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to...<p>Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine...<p>The votes are in! With your help, we have selected …

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Luddites of the world unite

Far from an anti-technology jamboree, the third World Forum on Science and Democracy illustrates the diversity of global debates around education, …

Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between Bible and evolution

A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal …

James Cameron donates Deepsea Challenger submarine to science

James Cameron has donated the one-man submarine within which he descended to the bottom of the planet's deepest chasm last year to the largest …

Google math predicts lung cancer’s path

<b>USC (US) —</b> A mathematical model like the one Google Search uses to rank webpages also offers insight into how lung cancer spreads.<p>The researchers …

Recyclable solar cells made from trees

<b>GEORGIA TECH / PURDUE (US) —</b> Fabricating new plant-based solar cells on cellulose nanocrystal substrates means that they’re recyclable in water.<p>The …

Knee arthritis linked to obesity, aging genes

<b>WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> A study of people with torn knee cartilage indicates there may be a link between osteoarthritis and genes related to …

Yelp Releases Free Revenue Estimation Tool For Business Owners

Yelp announced today the launch of a new revenue estimation tool for local businesses. With this tool, any shop owner can determine just how much of their business coming from Yelp compares to the national averages based on a Boston Consulting Group Study released last week. Available for free, …

Nokia Launches City Navigation App 'Transit' For Asha Phones

Nokia today announced that it has released a Nokia Transit app for full-touch Asha handsets, bringing the useful city and public transport navigation application to a number of its low to mid-end phones.<p>Nokia Transit for S40 lets users search for public transport stations, stops, addresses and …

Walmart to Test In-Store Locker Service

Walmart will soon install lockers for in-store item pickup in a number of its physical locations, the company said, joining a number of major …

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Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Today’s Weeds May Be Tomorrow’s Climate Influenced Dinner

Living in Ames, Iowa, Steven Cannon is no stranger to the Midwestern potluck. Instead of a potato-chip-capped casserole, however, Cannon serves up …

Japanese Scientists Develop Pollen-Free Cedar Trees to Help Allergy Sufferers

A team of scientists from the Japan-based Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute just announced they have “successfully developed the first …

Of a Kind's Limited-Edition Goods Throw Spotlight on Indie Designers

Think of Of a Kind as the sartorial equivalent of open-mic night at your favorite underground café. Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, longtime friends …