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DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

The Big Picture: NASA gets ready to build the 'next great rocket'

See the gargantuan structure above that dwarfs that line of puny humans at the bottom (bet you didn't even notice them at first glance, huh)? It's a welding tool -- the biggest one built for spacecraft, in fact, that's slated to help Boeing build the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System at the …

For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

If Josh Bloom has his way, earthquake early-warning devices for the home will be as ubiquitous as fire alarms or carbon monoxide sensors.<p>And he's built one, for less than $110 in parts, to show how easily they could be made and installed in quake-prone areas.<p>Bloom, an astrophysics professor at UC …

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A motorized bike will help you survive the apocalypse

When the apocalypse arrives (zombie or otherwise), you'll need to be prepared for anything. Part of said preparedness should certainly involve transportation, and thanks to the folks at Motopeds, there's a legit option. The Survival Bike: Black Ops Edition hits the trail with a compound crossbow, …

Crave Ep. 168: Man-made leaf could breathe air into buildings, spaceships

<b>Subscribe to Crave:</b><p>This week on Crave we are road trippin' with the Lechal haptic shoe, which guides you in the right direction. We dream about traveling where no man has gone before with the help of a man-made leaf that converts carbon dioxide to oxygen. And we check out the "Guardians of the …

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How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

This Hoverbike Is Basically a Giant Quadcopter Drone

More than anything, what the drone does is show that hoverbikes are more than just a sci-fi dream.<p>Hoverbikes aren't yet ready for your daily commute, but in pushing to get closer to that point UK-based company Malloy Aeronautics has perhaps made the next-best thing: a drone version. Drone 3 is a …

Innovative Tree-Shaped Skyscraper Brings Vertical Farming to Seoul

In the face of a rapidly expanding population, food shortages, and urban environmental issues, this giant tree-shaped skyscraper could stand as an innovative solution. Conceptualized by Brooklyn-based design studio Aprilli, the <i>Urban Skyfarm</i> is a vertical farm covered in lightweight decks that can …

Mobile Wooden Shelter Can Be Placed Anywhere Within Nature

You might already be familiar with the term “glamping,” or glamorous camping that provides you with the conveniences of home while you're in the wilderness. The <i>Soul Box</i> by the studio Allergutendinge does just this with their mobile, wooden shelter. You can immerse yourself in idyllic views of …

Customizable Tee-Pee Inspired Structure Can Double as a Raft

Inspired by the elements that make up a teepee, designer Antony Gibbon created a multi-purpose structure that can be used as a retreat, an office, or even a hotel. He calls it <i>The Nook</i>, and this rustic cabin uses ancient building techniques in the development of its form. The louvered walls are …

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Humanity Is Now Officially Ready For Suspended Animation

Surgeons from the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are set to begin suspended animation trials by dramatically cooling down …

The Big Picture: Exobiotanica, a bonsai tree in space

This is "Exobiotanica Botanical Space Flight," the latest project from Japanese artist Makoto Azuma. In tandem with JP Aerospace, self-described as " America's Other Space Program," Azuma set out to create beautiful imagery by sending a bonsai tree and a variety of other plants to space, using …

The new $350 Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now shipping

We were expecting to see the new iteration of the Oculus Rift arrive on developer's doorsteps earlier this month, but unfortunately it hit a couple of delays. <i>Road to VR</i> points out a Reddit thread where pre-orderers confirmed their credit cards have been charged ahead of shipping. Community manager …

This artist waterproofed a scanner to create stunning ocean art

"In my ongoing series of "Compressionism" prints, I strap a desktop scanner, computing device and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence." That's how artist Nathaniel Stern describes his collection of unconventional images captured with a desktop scanner. An extension of …

Thanks to NASA, you can 3D print your own asteroids and satellites

If you have access to a 3D printer, you can now output your own space-exploring fleet thanks to NASA. The space agency has posted a library of files for printing a number of space probes, asteroids and Mars' Gale Crater. For the curious, Mars Odyssey, Kepler, Voyager and Cassini are all amongst the …

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of your forearm and detects slight muscle movements, arm …

Lytro's light-field photos get their first outside showcase on photo site 500px

Lytro‘s “living pictures” are now taking on more life.<p>The company made quite a splash a few years ago when it debuted its light-field photos — images that allow viewers to change focal points and perspective after the photo has been taken. But Lytro’s cameras were slow to sell initially, and the …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

Design for the Real World: Spacesuit

At MIT, <b>Dava Newman</b> studies how humans move in micro-gravity; we call it outer space. She describes how she went about designing a <b>new spacesuit</b> that's …

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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to …