Erik Danielsen

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The Web We Have to Save

The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying.<br>Why is nobody stopping it?<p><b>By Hossein</i> …

Yellow Submarine - Oldest Surviving Melody in History

Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America's MegaBot

Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one condition: Combat must be hand-to-hand with no guns. Kuratas has been around for three years and …

Giant American robot wants to lay the smackdown on Japanese rival

Two giant robots with blazing guns is what apocalyptic nightmares and Michael Bay films are made of. While those autonomous machines continue to live in the fictional world, a breed of towering rideable robots is becoming a reality. One such machine is the MegaBot, a 15-foot tall bot large enough …

Robotics

9 Shocking Photos of What People Are Really Doing to the Planet

People rarely think about their waste beyond the curb, and it's leading us to a dark place.<p>Experts warn that waste poses a major threat to our …

Pollution

Only your ears can save you in this creepy horror game

Imagine exploring a creepy house full of eerie and unfamiliar sounds, supernatural horror dripping from every bannister and behind every mysterious, creaking door.<p>Now imagine entering such a disturbing environment when you’re blind.<p>Cassie is the blind young protagonist of <i>Perception</i>, a horror game …

How The Tesla Battery Will Benefit Marijuana Growers

A medium-sized commercial weed grow with around 50 lights stands to save about $13,500 in electricity costs a year with the use of two Tesla …

4/20: Some Of The Most Creative Blunts Ever Rolled

This is a gallery of some of the insane blunts rolled by Instagrammer ValleyRec420. He's got everything: weapons and guns, a Naboo Starfighter, a …

Pics

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These Hidden Wireless Connectors Could Make Ports Obsolete

Keyssa Kiss is the name of the most amazing way to dock a device I've ever laid eyes on.<p>See those two tiny little black squares on that plastic …

Hubble Took an Even Better Version of One of Its Best Photos Ever

Back in 1995, the Hubble telescope took an absolutely breathtaking photo of stars being formed that's now known as "Pillars of Creation." And now, 20 …

Carpenter who cut off his fingers makes 'Robohand' with 3-D printer

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …

‘Thinking Cleaner’ aims to combine iOS 8’s HomeKit with your Roomba

A new product on Kickstarter is aiming to integrate iOS 8’s new HomeKit features into the Roomba automated vacuum cleaner (which our own Ben Lovejoy listed as one of the best home automation gifts for 2014). That product is the Thinking Cleaner, which is basically a new faceplate for your Roomba. …

MIT can turn your smartphone into a different kind of second screen

Sure, we've seen apps that let you easily share files between your phone and PC. No biggie there. But the demo we're about to show you is a tad more sophisticated than that. Over at MIT, two teams of researchers have developed a smartphone system called THAW, which allows you to share files and use …

Dutch Girl Fakes a Trip to South East Asia

Published: 1st Jul 2014<p>Written by: Will Jones<p>If you’ve ever spent a rainy evening thumbing through your Facebook newsfeed glaring with scarcely …

South-east Asia

NSFW: Apple, U2 and looking a gift horse in the mouth

Also, many people didn't watch the Apple event and didn't pay particularly close attention to an email Apple sent later, the one pictured here, …

A Big, Big ‘Leaf’ for Mankind: Synthetic Leaf Produces Oxygen

Julian Melchiorri, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, UK, has created a synthetic biological leaf which is proven to …

Extracted

Oh My: All Female Band Tries To Sing One Of Their Songs While Having Orgasms

This is a video of three of the members of the Dutch all-girl band ADAM trying to perform their single 'Go To Go' while using vibrators to reach …

Biofeedback Game Nevermind Tracks Your Fear - And Scares You More

The human mind can be a scary place. All of us have a few dark corners of our psyche that we'd rather didn't exist. These black spots on our thoughts …

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Forget Free-To-Play Dungeon Keeper, Play The Classic For Free Instead

Once upon a time there was a <i>Dungeon Keeper</i> game that everyone loved. It had no arbitrary timers, no microtransactions, and it's mere mention did not …

Flavors

MY HEART IS GLOWING: Body Maps Of Emotions

These are the composite emotional body maps created by researchers at Aalto University in Finland using data gathered from participants who were …

This Map Shows How the Internet Travels Across the World's Oceans

You may reach the internet via newfangled wireless connection most of the time, but all those ones and zeros cross the oceans the same way …

Watch Music Bring Back Memories for Alzheimer's Patients

How songs can help people whose minds are deteriorating.<p>One day in 2006, New York social worker Dan Cohen realized that with today's devices, all of his favorite music—he's a fan of '60s rock—is at his fingertips, but he might no longer be able to listen to it if he winds up in a nursing home when …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

My Dad Will Never Stop Smoking Pot

Marijuana makes him carefree and happy. But years of using the drug had a ruinous effect on my family.<p>My entire life, my dad has smoked pot. It's so synonymous with him that I've made a joke out of it. “What does your dad do?” comes that age old question. “He's a pot-smoking hippie” is the easiest …

How to design for the 'internet of things'

In 2013, the Internet of Things was everywhere: more startups, services and platforms launching and coming out of beta. Last month, CES was awash …

Live Out Your 80s Mech Combat Fantasies With A PC Shooter

Strike Vector, you had my curiosity at last year's E3. Now you have my attention.<p>Made by a small team and featuring some pretty amazing visuals, …

Amazing