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Want Your Crops To Survive Extreme Heat and Drought? Add Fungus

The future of agriculture may be plant-fungus symbiosis, writes Issie Lapowsky for WIRED<p>The global population continues to grow, and climate change is already tangibly reducing food harvests. Can agriculture adapt to be both more productive and more resilient?<p>One answer to that question may be "add …

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25 Amazing Cheap DIY Projects Under $10

01 of 26<p>DIY Projects That Won't Cost a Fortune to Make<p>Some bloggers have such a knack for wowing us with their innovative and inspiring DIYs. The …

Wall Art

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Crafting

Build Your Own BMO from Adventure Time: BYO BMO - Technabob

<i>Adventure Time</i> fans are for the most part, very creative people. That’s probably why they love the show, because it is so creative and unique. Fans …

Stretch Your Dollar: DIY Instagram Canvas Prints

If you love snapping cool pictures with your smartphone using Instagram but don't know what to do with those square shots, then try making your own …

Crafting

Delta 3D Printer: Building the Rostock Max v2 [ Awesome Kit ]

Delta 3D Printers<p>You’re probably wondering, “Why a <i>Delta</i> 3D Printer?,” or perhaps even “<i>What is</i> a Delta 3D Printer?”<p>Delta 3D Printers use a somewhat …

Mini Matchstick Gun - The Clothespin Pocket Pistol

Skill Builder: Permaculture

Mapping your lot is the first step in designing a homestead.<p>Have you ever thought you might like to:<p>Grow, raise, and preserve your own food?<br>• Make observations and do amateur investigations in earth sciences and biology?<br>• Make structures using natural building techniques like cob or straw bale?<br>• Build …

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Bonsai 101

Miniaturize your favorite tree with this ancient art.<p>Bonsai plants are, in their essence, little trees. Yet the art of bonsai has a much greater scope: it strives to replicate nature. It is an art that emulates the elements and their action on living plants. A tree is just a sapling until the roots …

Gardening

Cooking with Raspberry Pi: Solrmatic Programmable Solar Cooker

In a nutshell, the Solrmatic is a Raspberry Pi-powered rotation device for a solar cooker allowing the solar oven to get hotter or cooler based on the program you input. You can put an off-the-shelf solar cooker on top, or even build your own. We’re excited to show off Solrmatic at Maker Faire Bay …

Gardening Without a Yard

You need zero square feet to grow food.<p>I frequently nag friends, family, and strangers to start gardening. “I’d love to have a garden, but I don’t have a yard” is by far the most common excuse I hear. No more! Here are some of my favorite DIY designs for growing food that require not even an inch …

Nod smart ring is a wearable remote control

Ex-Google engineer Anush Elangovan does not lack ambition for his invention, Nod.<p>The $150 (£89) smart ring lets its wearer use a finger as an input and control device.<p>The idea is to offer more fluid and natural interactions than alternative gesture technologies, and even voice control software, …

Remote Controls

Amazon Unveils Store Dedicated Specifically To Wearable Tech

Amazon on Tuesday launched a store dedicated to wearable technology that will sell activity trackers, smart watches, and other products.<p>“Wearable technology is an exciting category with rapid innovation and our customers are increasingly coming to Amazon to shop and learn about these devices,” John …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and run it through a …

Anonymous activist pleads guilty to threatening FBI agent

While most members of the hacking collective Anonymous hide their faces and identities, Barrett Lancaster Brown was different. As a spokesman-like figure for the group, he recorded videos of himself talking and gave interviews to reporters.<p>He now faces up to eight and a half years in prison for …

A fight is brewing over control of the smart home and APIs are the weapon of choice.

In the land rush to get their connected devices into consumer homes, device makers are pushing design, convenience and new features for their point …

'Murderous' Otters Spark Internet Fight

Take a stand!<p>Where do you stand in the War of the Otters? The first volley came in the form of a post at <i>Vox</i> titled "The case against otters: necrophiliac, serial-killing fur monsters of the sea." In the post, writer Dylan Matthews explained various things about otters, and listed several reasons …

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Scientists find fatal flaw in brittle graphene

Graphene may be one of the strongest materials on the planet, but a new study raises questions about the limits of using it in the real world.<p>When …

Stanford bioengineers create circuit board modeled on the human brain

Stanford bioengineers have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly …

Smart Slime: Bacteria Taught to Heal Wounds

Invention Awards 2014: Control An Old, Unruly Radiator With A Smartphone

How to regulate old boiler systems with new technology<p>While studying for his Ph.D., electrical engineer Marshall Cox moved into a 90-year-old Manhattan apartment. He soon learned that winters indoors were more like sweltering summers; a boiler-fed radiator blasted out so much heat that, even during …

Chinese Drones Soon Flying Over Saudi Arabia

On April 19, 2104, Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz meet with People's Liberation Army Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. General Wang Guanzhong to sign a contract for an unspecified amount of Pterodactyl unmanned aerial systems ( aka drones). Also referred to as Wing Loong, the Chinese Mandarin word …

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3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Lab Rats May Be Stressed By Men, Which May Skew Experiments

During the course of an experiment, students at McGill University in Montreal noticed something odd: Rodents didn't seem to be showing signs of pain if they were handled by male students.<p>The observation led to an experiment, which led to a finding that when mice are left alone with a man, they had …

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair severed nerves.<p>On Monday, a team at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced the promising use of liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a …

NFL Network's Rich Eisen Partners With Nike Football For Sports-Themed Dating App

Cross NFL Network’s Rich Eisen with Nike Football and what do you get? A sports mobile dating app, of course. Eisen’s Free Agent app for the iPhone and iPad officially launched today, which is branded as the OkCupid or Match.com for sports fans to meet each other (and possibly find love) based on …

Scientists 3-D Print Tiny Cages That Imprison Bacteria

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have figured out how to make structures – like houses or cages – that are small enough to corral …

The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …