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Haptic Gloves Use Air Pressure To Simulate The Feel Of Virtual Objects

Bringing a whole new meaning to 'hands-on' technology<p>Virtual reality has typically focused on matters of sight and sound, but increasingly people are investigating a way to make those experiences tactile as well. A team of student engineers at Rice University has developed a clever pair of VR …

Virtual Reality

Cooking with Watson: Turkish Bruschetta with carrot pearls

<i>'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe from the book until we've made all of them. Wish us luck.</i><p>Let's get a couple of things straight: …

Flavors

Designer Sylvain Viau Imagines the Hover Cars We Were Promised | Colossal

<p>For his ongoing series Flying Cars, French designer Sylvain Viau digitally edits photographs of cars into sleek, wheel-less hover cars that appear …

The Inverted Architecture and Gravity-Defying Worlds of Cinta Vidal | Colossal

<p>In her latest series of paintings, Barcelona-based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló defies gravity and architectural conventions to create …

Magnificent Aerial Footage of Antarctica Shot by Kalle Ljung | Colossal

<p>While touring Antarctica for a few weeks with his 73-year-old father, Stockholm-based filmmaker Kalle Ljung brought along a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter …

From Near Failure To A $1.5 Billion Sale: The Epic Story Of Lynda.com

From fast success to near failure to a billion-dollar sale: The epic and inspiring story of how “the mother of the Internet” built her brand.<p>At times, Lynda Weinman seems almost stunned by her own success. Unlike many recent tech founders, Weinman didn’t enter the industry with dollar signs in her …

This Car Built By University Students Gets An Insane 3,421 Miles Per Gallon

This year’s big winner was the University of Toronto, which got 3,421 miles per gallon for their gasoline-powered vehicle on a track in Detroit. This …

University of Toronto

Logitech Pulls Millions From Mice, Invests It In Design

The peripheral maker is planning a big design-led turnaround. So can they pull it off?<p>The year 2006 was a big year for headphones. It’s when the Beats brand debuted, took over every pair of ears in professional sports, and exploded into a $3 billion lifestyle-led technology company. You know what …

Refresh Boring Old Furniture With Smiling Screws And Glow-In-The-Dark Nails

Droog’s latest collection adds a dash of whimsy to drab old hardware.<p>Tell us if you’ve ever heard this: “You’ve gotta see my new dining room table because it’s got some amazing screws.”<p>Probably not. Which is exactly why the quirky Amsterdam design firm Droog created the Construct Me! collection–a …

How Nissan Built A 1,250-Horsepower Monster

It's all about those brakes<p>When it comes to maneuvering a 200-mile-per-hour racecar, auto engineers tend to hew to a long-held belief: Rear-wheel drive is better than front-wheel drive for handling and weight distribution. Nissan’s new GT-R LM Nismo may turn that notion on its head. It’s the only …

You Owe Your Daily Routine To The World’s Fair

Inventions that'll take you from breakfast to bedtime<p>Begun in 1851, the World’s Fair once served as an open showroom for technical oddities, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural mash-ups. Although it still draws millions of visitors every five years, upstarts like the Consumer Electronics Show …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Engineering

The 2015 Invention Awards

Our ninth annual celebration of independent inventors<p>Every year, the Popular Science Invention Awards celebrates 10 scrappy inventions designed to solve real problems. To find the winners of the ninth annual awards, we reviewed dozens of reader submissions, combed through hundreds of news stories, …

Flying Car

Watch NASA's New Electric Rover Car In Action

Fast, furious, and designed for other planets<p>NASA tends to be better known for their spacecraft than their cars, but the awesome-looking Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) might just change that.<p>In the video above, you can watch NASA put the electric vehicle prototype through its paces, showing off its …

Remote Controls

How It Works: The Toyota Mirai

The hydrogen-powered car hits streets this fall<p>In the past year, three automakers--Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai--have debuted new hydrogen cars. The biggest launch is likely the Toyota Mirai, which will hit U.S. streets this fall. Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have for years been the white whales of the …

Energy

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

Physics

Bomb Squad Robot Delivers Pizza, Saves A Man's Life

Disarming the situation<p>Sometimes, a kind hand holding out a pizza is enough, even if that hand is attached to the mechanical arm of a bomb squad robot. On Monday, California Highway Patrol responded to a man standing with a knife on a San Jose highway overpass. After a five-hour standoff, the man …

Learning About Health On Social Media Makes Risks Seem Riskier

It's like a giant game of Telephone<p>Whether it’s the outbreak of an infectious disease or news of a terrorist attack, social media is a powerful tool to spread information. But exactly how information gets transmitted, and how clearly, isn’t well understood. In order to better comprehend and predict …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

3D Bioprinting

Forget Text Messages--Send Emotions Over The Air

Technology gets the touchy-feelies<p>It used to be the case that if you wanted to reach out and touch someone, you had to use your hands. But thanks to scientists in the U.K., you might some day be able to use technology--and no, we're not talking the telephone--to transmit the emotions you experience …

Wearable Tech

Connett fiddles the data on fluoride

I am always suspicious when activists present simple figures to confirm their bias and fool their audience. I think anti-fluoride activists do this a …

Jumping spiders: Good things come in small packages

<i>By Dr Anne Wignall, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University.</i><b>Spiders often get a bad reputation – with eight legs, fangs and</b> …

When Nigel Latta blows stuff up

<b>Psychologist Nigel Latta has a new show running on TV One: Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up.</b>It is great TV, science-related but presented in a very …

TV shows

Rare Oarfish: New Zealand Sea Serpent Can Be A Harbinger For Natural Disaster, Says Scientist

Sightings of a rare oarfish in New Zealand may be exciting for scientists hoping to get hold of a new DNA sample to work with, but some researchers …

Three NZ-China research projects announced

20 April 2015<p>Three NZ-China research projects announced<p>Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint …

Climate science may help predict mussel production - NIWA

Sea temperatures influence mussel production, but the link between the two is not always clear. Sea temperatures have been rising globally with …

Climate Change

Kiwi cancer drug rescued

<b>New US sponsor steps in after unacceptable toxicity found in trials with some patients.</b><p>A promising lung cancer drug born of Daffodil Day funding has …

Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating lab helps sort antiques from modern shams

From giving a vodka brand its name to exposing sham antiques, Christine Prior’s Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating laboratory is history’s …

Kumara are transgenic

Like some genetically-engineered plants are. Kumara have a long history in New Zealand, being brought here by early Polynesian settlers and are …

Organisms

Scientists sequencing DNA of endangered tuatara

Genetics researcher Stephen O'Brien meets Spike, a resident tuatara of Victoria University. O'Brien, based in Russia, is visiting the country to talk …

St. Petersburg