Thomas Collin

10 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @tcolli | Keep up with Thomas Collin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Thomas Collin”

Qualcomm launched a smartwatch too with wireless earbuds

Hey guys, Qualcomm wants some attention, too. The company announced today that it, also, is launching a smartwatch, despite the huge hype around Samsung’s similar announcement this morning.<p>The chip maker says it will be releasing a smartwatch sometime during the fourth quarter of 2013, and it will …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Citizen Science

Mega-Canyon Discovered Under Greenland Ice

Scientists find a chasm as deep as the Grand Canyon tucked under a sheet of Arctic ice.<p><b>Buried beneath a mile of ice</b> in the center of Greenland is a beautifully preserved canyon more than 460 miles long and reaching depths of 2600 feet—similar in scale to parts of the Grand Canyon. Geoscientists who …

Earth Science

Scientists Demonstrate Leaner System For Quantum Encryption

Scientists have demonstrated the ability to scale-up an 'uncrackable' computer encryption system that utilizes quantum physics to ensure security.<p>The technique is based on information that is carried by photons, the basic particles of light. While it's been demonstrated on a small scale, the team …

Why Do Skyscrapers Melt Things?

How did a London skyscraper melt a parked car?<p><b>What happened?</b><br>Talk about a hazardous parking job. Last Thursday, Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar XJ across the street from the curvy 37 story, glass-and-steel skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in London, and walked away. When he came back, his car had …

Clear Cranial Implant Lets Doctors See Into The Brain

Some skulls really just need a window view.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have debuted a new transparent cranial implant that could let doctors peek inside the brain without having to drill a new hole in the skull every time--a technique that could allow for easier …

5 Reasons Why The Kindle's Touchscreen Is Worse Than Buttons

The newest Kindle is great! But touchscreens on ebook readers have serious problems. Not everything has to be a touchscreen, okay?<p>To get it out of the way: Kindle rules. But, Amazon's flagship Kindle, now the Kindle Paperwhite, continues a trend that very much does not rule: forcing us all to use a …

These Are The World's Deadliest Killers

HIV, cancer, malaria, and more, up close--plus some non-killers, to show what this new microscopy system can do.<p>At three Australian universities, a new tool is allowing researchers to see things that have never been seen before. GE's superfancy new microscope, the DeltaVision OMX Blaze, is designed …

Watch This Tiny Robot Leap Over Walls [Video]

Hello, TailBot!<p>With the goal of making a robot that can run, jump, and maneuver in the air, a student team at Michigan State University came up with this monkey-like miniature machine: TailBot. It is <i>super</i> goofy. For example: to run, it doesn't run on its legs so much as knock itself over with its …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …