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10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Jackie Chan, 1982 - a picture from the past

Chan Kong-sang, better known as the martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, started his career as a stuntman in the films of the legendary Bruce Lee and now has has over 100 acting credits to his name. The uncompromising film-maker has famously performed most of his own spectacular stunts, injuring …

AngelBlocks Turns Your Ordinary Stuff Into The Ingredients For A Comprehensive Smarthome

This embed is invalid<p>A new Kickstarter project plans to offer smart home features to a range of devices, for connecting small apartment buildings to entire enterprises and office buildings. The AngelBlocks gadgets are open source for easy modification, and communicate either 1,000 feet indoors or …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

The Art of Science: the stunning interiors of fish - in pictures

Prof Adam Summers uses marine specimens as the medium in a project which not only captures the beauty of the sea creatures but also reveals the anatomical structure for research and learning

Superhero Peanut Figurines - Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk, and More

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Stuntmen from old movies

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking …

6 portraits of drunchies around the world

AT THIS POINT, you don’t know whether to say it’s getting late or getting early. You really need to get to bed. But holy shit you’re hungry.<p>The woman …

National Geographic Travel

10 things you can do to improve your health today (backed by science)

WHEN IT COMES to health, a lot of people like to make grand plans, perfectly scheduled programs, and lofty goals that — more often than not — won’t …

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza | Colossal

<p>Joseba Elorza is a sound technician who makes a living with his unique brand of digital collage and illustration. The Spain-based artist blends …

Sebastio Salgado's Amazing Captures of the World Around Us

In his ongoing series, <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado takes us on an exciting journey to see the world from new perspectives. His elegant black and white images focus on shadows, lights, textures, shapes, and patterns found in the harmonious and peaceful compositions of a world …

Photography

This Magical App Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Scanner

Forget Instagram. It’s time for, um, Instagram 3-D!<p>It took about a decade, but most of us have given up on carrying around a traditional camera. Instead, we just use our phone to take pictures. But who would think we might be saying the same thing about 3-D scanning in just the next few years?<p>This …

3D

Solving the Body's Problems Through Eyewear, One Goofy Design at a Time

Google's new diabetes-regulating contact lens has been making the rounds online, but somehow we're not surprised—its futuristic functionality is a …

Swiss Company Turns Cremated Human Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza compresses ashes into what they call “memorial diamonds,” letting people live second lives as precious jewelry.<p>History is filled with rich rulers who were buried blinged-out in emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems. But it’s only recently that humans themselves can literally become …

Diamonds

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Facebook announces Paper: a 'distraction-free' news-reading app for iOS

Facebook is making its own play in the news app category, going up against incumbents like Flipboard and Google's own Newsstand service. It's called Paper and it promises a "full-screen" distraction-free layout, with the app separating out your own Facebook News feed to begin with. You can then add …

Nest will be Google’s core hardware team, “big plans” and generous resources are on the table - report

Tony Fadell, showing off Nest<p><i>Image credit: LeWeb</i><p>Nest, the connected home company that Google bought for $3.2 billion, is said to become the company’s core hardware unit following the sale of Motorola to Lenovo.<p><i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Nest, led by industry veteran Tony Fadell, will work not only on …

Home Appliances

Apple Details Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreen in New Patent Application

An Apple patent detailing pressure-sensitive touchscreens was published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, reports <i>AppleInsider</i>. Entitled "Gesture and touch input detection through force sensing," the application describes a system in which a traditional touchscreen is …

Tony Fadell and his largely ex-Apple team to become Google’s core hardware designers

‘Father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell (right) and the rest of the Nest team will become Google’s “core hardware group,” working on a variety of hardware projects and given access to “as many resources as it needs,” according to an unnamed source cited by <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>The new division will still work on …