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Eight amazing Chinese gadgets

China is often accused of not being innovative enough, but here are eight Chinese gadgets that put that myth to the sword<p><b>Qihoo 360 Kids Guard 2</b><p>According to the Chinese company Qihoo, more than 500,000 Chinese families already use the <b>Kids Guard,</b> a watch that allows parents to track their kids on …

Blood Of World's Oldest Woman, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Suggests Limits Of Mortality

Her blood tells a story.<p>And it's a very, very long story.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper once had the honour of being the world's oldest …

12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations

How much can makeup really transform you? That was the question we posed a few weeks ago when we saw Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev do some ridiculously amazing things to some ordinary women.<p>In light of the fact that Halloween is now just around the corner, let's turn our attention to …

Art

Spectacular fossilised skull of ancient human is forcing scientists to rethink radically the story of evolution http://gu.com/p/3jjcm/tw Experts believe the skull is one of the most important fossil finds to date, but it has proved as controversial as it is stunning. Analysis of the skull and other remains at Dmanisi suggests that scientists have been too ready to name separate species of human ancestors in Africa. Many of those species may now have to be wiped from the textbooks. Photograph: Georgian National Museum

Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

The pioneering American scientist, who created the world's first synthetic life, is building a gadget that could teletransport medicine and vaccines into our homes or to colonists in space<p>Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and – gently stroking his milk …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

Microsoft might ditch the back button in Windows Phone 8.1

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>We’re still waiting on another round of updates to come in Windows Phone 8(s msft), but that hasn’t stopped the WP 8.1 rumor …

Samsung launches smartphone with curved display screen

<b>Samsung Electronics, the world's best-selling smartphone maker, has launched a handset with a curved display screen.</b><p>Called the Galaxy Round, the smartphone will feature a 5.7in (14.5cm) display.<p>The launch comes just days after rival LG said it would begin production of curved-screen phones next …

That curved display smartphone from Samsung is real. Meet the Galaxy Round - http://tcrn.ch/15ZgCZC

Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Some interesting experiments in fiber optics could dramatically improve the data rates of our backbone internet networks. …

LG 'G Flex' phone with flexible 6-inch display rumored for unveiling next month

Been wondering what LG was doing with that flexible display technology it showed off at SID? Apparently it was working on the G Flex, a 6-inch smartphone with a curved screen. The typically innominate "person familiar with the company's launch plans" told <i>CNET</i> the device will be announced in …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Engineering

Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Legos

We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer electronics, and certainly the maker and crowdfunding communities have gone a ways toward helping us …