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Start Your Business: 4 Apps That Really Help

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is an app for just about everything these days.<p>Groceries, taxis, black cars, valet parking, haircuts, even tailors and dog walkers can all be ordered on demand from your smartphone.<p>There's even apps that can make starting a business …

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Lets You Doodle in the Air

The wonderful world of 3D printing just got a whole lot more accessible and portable with the development of the LIX 3D Pen. Touted as the world's smallest 3d-printing pen, the LIX lets you doodle in the air without any paper. After plugging it into a USB port and turning it on, the pen takes less …

3D Printing

Sleeping Under The Stars: Luna, A Smartphone Enabled Personal Planetarium Projector

This is Luna, a personal, app-enabled indoor planetarium that can project the real-time night sky as viewed from anywhere on earth. I wanna see what …

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the world of music, there is no more remarkable gift than having perfect pitch. As the story goes, Ella Fitzgerald's band would use her perfect pitch to tune their instruments.<p>Although it has a genetic component, most believe that perfect pitch — …

That's Depressing: Smog In Beijing Is So Bad Residents Have To Watch The Sunrise On Giant Video Screens

With air pollution nearly 26-times as dense as the World Health Organization considers safe, residents of Beijing watch the sunrise on a giant video …

X-Ray Specs Allow Doctors To See Through Skin

These are the glasses designed by Evena Medical that allow doctors and nurses to see through a patient's skin and spot veins. That way when they need …

Half Truck, Half Copter: The Military's New Transformer

This is the US military's new Black Knight Transformer. That's a pretty intimidating name for what appears to be a flying shipping crate. Hell, it's …

Sorcery (Possibly Physics): How To Make Square Bubbles

This is a video tutorial from CrazyRussianHacker (of how to open a can with no tools fame) showing how to make square bubbles with a rig made out of …

Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

Are we in the final days of small farms?

Corporate farming is on the rise in Texas<p>A "growing number of Texans" are selling the family farm, the Texas Tribune reports, causing the state to hemorrhage small and midsize farms and ranches at a rate of 250,000 acres per year. As droughts persist, land prices rise and urban opportunities …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Jeff Bezos

Coooooool: Suspending And Manipulating Objects In Midair With Sound Waves

This is a video from the University of Tokyo of scientists using four speakers to levitate and move objects in midair. Unfortunately, those objects …

Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

<b>Listen · 3:52</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Poor countries are starting to realize something that richer ones sometimes forget: Basic, inexpensive measures can have dramatic impacts on the health of a country. And they can save thousands of lives.<p>Take, for instance, the situation in …

WWF: U.S. Leadership Critical to Ending Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

<b>In response to a letter sent today from key House and Senate committee leaders including Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD.), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Rep. Ed</b> …

Australian Sharks Now Tweeting When Close To Shore

Because nobody wants to get eaten by a shark (although I have fantasized about it before), 320 sharks known to lurk in the waters off Western …

3 Ways to Detox Your Skin After the Holidays

Holidays have come and gone. The sequined dress is at the dry cleaners. The poofy slippers are on the feet. And, if you’re not passed out on the sofa …

Skin Care

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Physics

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty – review

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this narcissistic and even slightly humourless new adaptation of James Thurber's classic short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, about a fantasist always drifting off into a world of his own. In striving so earnestly for a redemptive and genuinely heroic happy …

The 10 best movies of 2013

The year’s top 10, from Sarah Polley’s family chronicle to “12 Years a Slave” to Scorsese’s audacious comeback<p>Everybody who writes about movies dreads making these lists, yet all of us want to read <i>each other’s</i> lists. Partly we’re looking for affirmation, partly we’re looking for ideas, and partly …

'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer: Jon Hamm Gets Disney-fied

Disney<p>Jon Hamm's traded his "Mad Men" drinking and womanizing for a more feel-good business in the baseball comedy "Million Dollar Arm."<p>JB Bernstein's career as a sports agent is on the wane when he comes up with an idea from out of left field. JB (Hamm) enlists former baseball scout Ray Poitevint …

Text Me Anytime: Scientists Send Text Message w/ Vodka

In news that sounds suspiciously like a shitty MacGyver episode, researchers at York University in Toronto, Canada, were able to send the text …

Filmmaker Was Given $25,000 To Make A Promo Video For ‘Walter Mitty’ But He Used It To Help Typhoon Victims Instead

Indie Filmmaker Casey Neistat was offered $25,000 of Twentieth Century Fox's advertising budget money to create a promotional video with the theme "live your dreams" for the upcoming Ben Stiller movie, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."<p>Neistat accepted the challenge, but there was a catch -- he …

The End Nears: Cubli, The Walking, Jumping, Balancing On One Corner Robotic Cube

Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can …

'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Review: 10 Things to Know About Ben Stiller's Fantastical Comedy

Fox<p>Usually, when Christmastime rolls around, Ben Stiller finds himself in a franchise film, either one of the "Night at the Museum" movies (the third one is out next year) or the series based around "Meet the Parents" (there have been three of those, too). But this year, Stiller finds himself …