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Selfies at night: Canadian photographer immerses himself in the wilderness - in pictures

Paul Zizka takes photos of himself in the wilderness of Canada. He began photographing night scenes but by adding himself into the shot he created a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him. Paul uses the HDR technique to achieve these results

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup …

CES 2014: Intel Shows Off Its Depth-Detecting Camera [Video]

For laptops and tablets, from the future<p>For Intel’s big CES press conference, they promised an ambitious goal: make computer sensors more like human senses. And I don’t know if the product they announced, the RealSense 3-D camera, is quite as amazing as the human eye, but it’s pretty darn rad.<p>Using …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

10 iconic mixes from the dancefloors of New York

<b>This article is part of a series of Music Tour City Guides put together with our partner Miller – for more inside info on clubbing in New York, visit</b> …

Alleged Snapchat hackers explain how and why they leaked data on 4.6 million accounts

The individual or team claiming responsibility for SnapchatDB has responded to <i>The Verge</i>'s requests for comment the morning after the database went online, containing a leaked collection of some 4.6 million apparent Snapchat usernames and partial phone numbers. "Our motivation behind the release was …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

Google Street View Glitches Become Beautiful Art

Google Street View isn't just for getting directions and looking at your childhood home anymore. Italian artist Emilio Vavarella has turned Google Street View into something beautiful.<p>As Wired first discovered, Vavarella's project "Report A Problem" consists of 100 screenshots of Google Street View …

New drugs to come from cone snail venom?

The extinction of cone snails—and their venom—could mean the loss a yet-undiscovered reservoir of pharmaceuticals.<p>Cone snails live in warm tropical …

Zoology

Virus grows a temporary tube to inject DNA

During an infection a certain type of virus forms a tube-like structure to deliver DNA to its host. The tube dissolves when the job is done.<p>The …

Biology

New island in Japanese waters

As of December 24, 2013, fresh lava was still pouring from a submarine volcano, building the new island.<p>NASA Earth Observatory reported this week on …

China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

China watchedthis month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.<p>It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the redand gold Chinese flag on the moon for the first time.<p>"Now as Jade …

Space Exploration

Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism?

For President Obama, 2013 wasn't just the year of Obamacare. It was also the year of the brain.<p>In April, Obama announced his Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative — an effort to unlock "the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our …

This date in science: Dawn spacecraft closer to Ceres than Vesta

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at the asteroid Ceres — to be captured by Ceres’ gravity — in late March or the beginning of April 2015.<p><b>December</b> …

Cuttlefish ink could power devices that you swallow

Cuttlefish ink provides the right chemistry and nanostructure to power tiny electronic devices that could be ingested or implanted in the body.<p>The …

Nanotech

3D models find real reason for Rome’s ‘Altar of Peace’

Virtual simulations challenge the usual theory about why and when the sun aligns with the ancient Roman ‘Altar of Peace’ and a giant obelisk.<p>For …

Ancient History

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Mars Curiosity Rover becomes a Lego set, while real rover wheels suffer damage

Here's another use for your newfound holiday cash: On New Year's Day, the Mars Curiosity Rover will become an official Lego set. It's the latest success from the crowdsourced Lego Cuusoo project, which previously brought us the <i>Back to the Future</i> Lego DeLorean and — fittingly — a miniature <i>Minecraft</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Element of the week: ununoctium

This element's dubious origins launched a scandal in the world of nuclear physics.<p>This week, we meet the last element that has been synthesised so far. This element is ununoctium, which has the temporary atomic symbol, <b>Uuo</b> and the permanent atomic number, <b>118</b>.<p>This element probably a non-metallic …

Pictures of the year 2013: space - Telegraph

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

Architecture

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

Pikes Peak

I’ve Learned To Love (Wearables) Again

As a dedicated watch nerd, I felt that smartwatches were, on the whole, awful. A watch was a watch – if made correctly and correctly handled it’s a miracle of technology in its own right. The movement, the face, the metals, the design – all of these came together in a beautiful whole. There was …