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Why Apple’s wearable has to be about the story of you — not just data

<i>Alex Le is the co-founder and vice president of product of Heyday, an automatic journaling app.</i><p>Take a quick survey of the wearable industry today and the only thing that’s clear is that there is no clear winner.<p>The marketplace is crowded with sensor-bracelets galore — all with cute names and trendy …

Seeing The Forest Through Big Data: Satellite And Cloud Combine To Show Wilderness Loss

A research team using Google Cloud to analyze the last 12 years of satellite imagery has uncovered “unprecedented detail” in forest loss and gain …

The Door to Hell

Joshua Tree’s Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

In Focus

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How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before | Stuart Clark

Imagine taking off from a runway as you would in a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float …

Tesla CTO hopes to reduce EV charging times to 10 minutes or less

Charging time is the bane of every EV driver; even the half-hour for a partial fuel-up at a Tesla Supercharger station can feel like an eternity next to the few minutes required for gasoline. Tesla CTO JB Straubel sees this as just a temporary obstacle, however -- he tells <i>MIT Technology Review</i> that …

New Dinosaur Species Found In Utah Totally Looks Like A Cow

Say hello to Nasutoceratops!<p>Holy cow! Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, called <i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i>, and it's looking a little bovine.<p>A University of Utah grad student discovered the first specimen in 2006 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the …

Afghan soldier defuses suicide bomber's vest

An Afghan bomb disposal expert defused a suicide bomber's explosive vest as he was still wearing it ahead of an attempted attack in the province of Jalalabad.<p>Images show how Afghan security forces captured the would-be bomber and hog-tied him to prevent him detonating the device. The bomb squad was …

Apple's Next-Generation Mac Pro Prototype eyes-on | Engadget at WWDC 2013

Convicted Murderers Run North Carolina Kids Camp

Two former convicts -- after serving time for separate murders -- are running a children's summer day camp at a North Carolina university.<p>Despite …

A face in the crowd: A year after most extensive face transplant in history

Health news<p>For 15 years, Richard Lee Norris hid his gun-shot-shattered face from the public, wearing a mask when he left the house and shopping late at night to avoid the curious stares of children and adults. For all intents and purposes, the once sociable Norris had become a recluse.<p>Then, in …

'Human pollination'? Sting operation uses social media to benefit bees

Have you heard about the corporation that plans to make a quick buck from the global disappearance of honeybees?<p>"A future without honeybees means a future of human pollination," according to a promotional video from BeABee Inc. "That's right: people trying to pollinate plants flowers and crops by …