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A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device, the whole genre is born anew.<p>The phantasmic exposures behind light painting feel a bit like magic on earth. In reality, the technique is just a clever hack: You take a photo with a long exposure, and by waving a bright …

Light Painting

Flying insect-like robot Gimball can crash and recover

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1024000/1024297_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534582633_32f39ce68532ff66aa3b7cc864a5565c<p><b>An insect-like flying rescue robot that can bounce off trees and buildings has been revealed by its creators.</b><p>Gimball has been developed to be …

Robotics

Absurd Creature of the Week: The 16-Foot-Tall Reptilian Stork That Delivered Death Instead of Babies

The Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl is one of those great all-purpose deities – in contrast to, say, Verminus, the strangely specialized Roman god of …

Environment: News & features

Einstein's Real Breakthrough? Quantum Theory

In <i>Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian</i>, theoretical physicist A. Douglas Stone writes that whereas Einstein is best known for his theory of relativity, his truly revolutionary idea was the development of quantum theory — an idea that escaped many of the age's most brilliant …

Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? Case Studies

Reincarnation. Fact, fallacy, superstition or simply coincidence? Those stories of people with super-minds; minds that delve into the past, minds …

Blindfolded People Can Still "See" Their Own Limbs

If you wave your hand in front of your eyes, you'll think you can see it moving…even with an impermeable blindfold on.<p>A blindfold is no match for the power of the brain. Even when shrouded in total darkness, your mind still thinks it can see your body moving, creating visual sensations of motion …

Research

Toilet of Tomorrow

Let’s be frank— noone likes to touch a toilet! Maybe you’ve perfected the touchless-squat, but if not, then you’ll love the Drop toilet. The compact …

Screw Innovation, Part 2: Outlaw Fasteners

It takes balls to redesign a screw, if you'll pardon my French. The incumbency of standardization is a difficult hurdle to overcome, particularly if …

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

The Creator Of 'Space Invaders' Is Terrible At 'Space Invaders'

He can't even get past the first level.<p>Over at the <i>New Yorker</i>, Simon Parkin has an illuminating profile of 69-year-old Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of the classic arcade staple <i>Space Invaders</i>. It begins:<p>“I am terrible at video games,” Tomohiro Nishikado says. His admission sounds hardly unusual …

Retrogaming

Rescue Robot ATLAS Breaks Its Ankle During Public Debut [Video]

"We have discovered its weakness! Humanity has a chance!"<p>There's a good case to be made that the media overhypes how scary some robots are. Point taken. But I don't think anyone would deny that the 'bots created by the company Boston Dynamics are at least a little on the creepy side--so it's good …

Complex "Duality" Paintings Portray Layers of Human Figures

Newcastle-based artist Tom French creates complex artwork filled with surprises, dripping black oils down the surface of his canvas to produce the loose splashes, splatters, and brush strokes that blend reality with the abstract. From a distance, the paintings are nothing more than fragmented …

Art

In the Details: What Is Laokoon?

<i>In the Details is our weekly look at especially smart, innovative or unusual details of a new design.</i><p>When the designers of the Enso lamp start …