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Fascinating research shows how going for a walk improves your creativity

Going out for a walk to clear your head is something a lot of us do instinctively, but scientists have revealed that there are actual biological …

Creativity

OSSIC X Headphones Calibrate to Your Head and Ears to Deliver Amazing 3D Sound

OSSIC X is the world’s first 3D audio headphone that instantly calibrates to you, increasing your sense of auditory space, and acoustically …

A look at the R6 billion Durban waterfront project

The eThekwini executive committee is set to break ground on the Durban Point Waterfront project, which will see the city’s coastal skyline changed by …

Where we're going we don't need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

The company looks to pack cameras, movement sensors, a transmitter and a display unit into contact lenses for an augmented reality experience.<p>With Gear VR, Samsung was one of the first companies to get its foot in the virtual reality door. Now, it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is …

Crazy Airplane Flies In and Out and Through a Wind Farm

You know those basketball or soccer dribbling drills where you snake through a line of cones, dribbling in and out one way on a cone and then …

Sick Swordfighting Skills Keep This Drone From Crashing

Obstacle detection and avoidance is one area in which drones fail utterly, which is too bad because human pilots just aren’t that good at flying …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

X-43A Soars on Scramjet Power

NASA's second X-43A hypersonic research aircraft flew successfully today, the first time an air-breathing scramjet powered aircraft has flown …

Reckon you were born without a brain for maths? Highly unlikely

Maths is not about learning times tables, it’s about spotting patterns in everything we experience and using them to plan and invent<p>It’s extraordinary what a badge of honour it is in our culture to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.”<p>You’d never get someone in India …

What's Happening In Your Brain During 'Microsleep'

Here's what you need to know about one of the most dangerous consequences of sleep deprivation.<p>We've all experienced it: You're completely exhausted after pulling an all-nighter, and despite your best efforts to stay awake, your eyelids keep closing and closing until suddenly you nod off for just a …

'Year Of The Monkey' Marketing Flops: How Luxury Brands Got It Wrong

Surely a collection of primate-themed goodies–in red and gold, of course–would drive Chinese consumers wild in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, right? Maybe not.<p>After a year of sluggish sales, global luxury brands have set their sights on China’s most shopping-frenzied season armed with a slew of …

Weibo

2016 BMW 7-Series review: Road-going private jet is the ultimate in contemporary luxury

We drive the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 7-Series.<p>Some cars are to drive and some cars are to be driven in – and the 2016 BMW 7-Series is …

Gear & Gadgets

Sleeping Air Force ❄️ #droneheroes // Photo by @myflybro

South Africa

See Star Wars Characters Drawn Like Calvin and Hobbes

Brian Kesinger<p>1 of 5<p>An animator has taken <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> to a galaxy far, far away.<p>Brian Kesinger, whose Instagram lists him as an artist at Walt …

A new life for Swiss military bunkers and fortresses, in pictures - Telegraph

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Teaching

L. TODD WOOD: Israel is the only army ISIS fears, says western journalist allowed into caliphate

Jürgen Todenhöfer was allowed into the territory of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and spent 10 days among the terrorists. The German …

Red Bull

They Call This Man 'The White Death'. The Reason Why Is Totally Badass.

This smiling soldier is Simo Häyhä.<p>He served one year of mandatory military service for the Finnish army and was a decorated marksman. During the …

Military

Rejection And Physical Pain Are The Same To Your Brain

We all know that rejection hurts, but neuroscience has concluded that it does in fact, literally, hurt. While the brain does not process emotional pain and physical pain identically, the reaction and cascading events are very similar, and a natural chemical (painkiller mu-opioid) is released during …

Cleveland

Six questions about your phone's battery answered

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, smartphone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use, or even moderate use after a few months.<p>The lithium-ion battery has been around for more than two …

Clean Energy

Archaeologists just uncovered $17 billion in sunken treasure, but that's not what they're excited about

However, as the San Jose was sailing off of the coast of Colombia, a British warship caught up with her and sent the ship, her vast treasure and the majority of her 600 crew to the bottom of the sea.<p>The actual location of the wreck has remained a mystery until now. On December 4, Colombian …

Archaeology

Where is Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb?

<i>Update, November 28, 2015: Click here for an update from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.—Ed.</i> <br>An intriguing new hypothesis as to one of Egypt’s …

Ancient History

the tuned muscle cars from SEMA 2015

SEMA hasn’t disappointed. From the manufacturer concepts to the army of tuned oddballs, we’ve seen much to amaze. Now get ready for some …

Sports Cars

Ancient Polish castle holds World War II secrets

WALBRZYCH, Poland — If you are fascinated by World War II secrets, treasures and ghosts, then Ksiaz Castle is the place for you.<p>The breathtaking site …

History

The inventor of the cellphone thinks Apple's new iPhone 6S is 'boring'

Martin Cooper, who previously worked at Motorola and demonstrated his invention back in 1973 by placing the first ever cellphone call from a Manhattan sidewalk, said he thinks the iPhone 6S is "boring" when speaking to GeekWire.<p>It's not that Cooper doesn't think the new iPhone is an improvement; …

Mobile Technology