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Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers<p>It may seem too good to be true, but guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the emergence of wrinkles and sagging skin, has been developed by …

Binpress Now Lets You Sell Directly To Customers With Its New Storefronts For Digital Goods

Binpress, a company that started off as a source code marketplace for developers, is now launching a new service which the company describes as a “Shopify for digital products.” That is, Binpress is offering developers their own online storefronts, designed specifically for the sale of digital …

eCommerce

Telling people how to remove DRM isn't illegal

We all know that it's against the law to sell copyrighted material, but is it also illegal to tell people about software that can strip DRM off e-books without the intention to distribute? New York Judge Denise Cote has recently ruled that it's not. The lawsuit in question, which was never cut and …

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

Telescopes

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

This swatch book from 1692 puts modern Pantone guides to shame

We're pretty tricky nowadays with our billions of colors, but Dutch masters weren't exactly chopped liver. As spotted by blogger <i>Erik Kwakkel</i>, a certain "A. Boogert" even created a volume with individually painted watercolor swatches showing nearly every conceivable hue. Housed at the Bibliothèque …

The Big Picture: Photographer uses drone to create military-style landscapes of America

Tomas van Houtryve is a photographer with an eye for reframing perspectives -- particularly those we're more used to seeing in modern conflict. The image above is taken from a 16-page photo essay featured in April's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> (incidentally, the magazine's longest photo essay ever). Van …

Automatic Link driving assistant can now auto-post to Facebook, other apps

One of the greatest benefits of Automatic's Link driving assistant dongle is that it finally made it possible to hook your car's metadata to the web. You could then use your smartphone to do things like track your trips, note your parking spot and even figure out your Check Engine light problem …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Martian Notifier watch uses custom vibration patterns to signal what app's bugging you

Martian Watches is back at CES this year, bringing with it a new semi-smartwatch in the company's traditional timepiece style. The Martian Notifier, as it's known, is a slight departure from previous efforts given it drops voice control -- the feature that's previously been the company's "hook" …

98-year-old photo negatives discovered in Antarctica

In 1915, an ill-fated expedition known as the Ross Sea Party took to the New Zealand side of Antarctica to establish supply depots for explorers. After their ship broke loose from the moorings, the six men were stranded and struggled to survive, spending three years on the continent before they …

Meet the creators of the iconic Ford and American Airlines logos in 'Design Is One'

You may not know the names Lella Vignelli and Massimo Vignelli, but you've probably seen their work: either separately or together, the pair have created iconic designs for Ford, American Airlines, and Bloomingdales — just to name a few — and are responsible for the striking and minimalist New York …

Watch photographer Dave Hill's six-month Fiat shoot in a mini-documentary

Last year, Fiat tapped Dave Hill — a well-known commercial photographer — to shoot its entire 2013 US lineup of vehicles. The project lasted six months and involved Hill and a team of photo assistants and digital artists capturing models, locations, and cars in separate photos that were later …

Inside Hack Reactor, The Coding Bootcamp That Wants To Be The CS Degree Of The Future

At the same time that unemployment and low wages continue to plague the larger U.S. economy, Silicon Valley and the rest of the tech industry is having a hiring crisis — many tech companies just can’t seem to find enough people with the coding skills needed to fill the relatively well-paying jobs …

Cloud Cannon Turns Any Static Website Into An Editable Dropbox-Based CMS

Cloud Cannon is a CMS designed specifically for designers who know how to work with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and any static content. Instead of having to turn your beautiful designs into a dynamic CMS, you just have to put your files into a Dropbox folder — Cloud Cannon will take care of the rest in …

The Best Space Images Ever Were Taken by Apollo Astronauts With Hasselblad Cameras

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What goes on when lightning strikes?

A new theory from Russian researchers suggests that lightning may be a by-product of cosmic rays. Surprisingly, despite studying lightning for …

'The Egoist' Is Proof Lamborghini Has Lost Its Mind

The crew from Sant'Agata has lost its collective mind. There's no other explanation for the Lamborghini Egoist concept.<p>Only Lamborghini, a company …

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …