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Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing "Wood Wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back

For 29 years, Alcatraz — the notorious prison off the coast of San Francisco — housed some of the nation's worst criminals: Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Birdman Robert Stroud.<p>Today, 50 years after it closed, it's a museum. And earlier this year, the National Park Service gave Bill Baker, a former …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

This Entrepreneur Helps People Hear

No consumer product is more ubiquitous than the earbud. Unfortunately for the youth of the world, hearing impairment is a closely-associated …

Internet of everything – any time now

The Internet is expanding beyond PCs and smartphones into enterprise assets such as field equipment, and consumer items such as cars, refrigerators, …

3 Ways The 'Internet of Everything' Is Improving Our World

Every day, we're bombarded with seemingly unsolvable issues -- health care crises, struggling schools, poverty, and climate change are just a few. These issues may at first seem too big for any of us to solve. But in today's technology-driven world, we actually have more power than ever.<p>The growth …

The Computer Of The Future Will Be An Electronic Human Brain

Qualcomm is perfecting new software that can better process information from huge amounts of sensors and deal with uncertainty–just like the powerful computer already in our heads.<p>Earlier this year, President Obama announced what is perhaps the biggest collaborative scientific undertaking in the …

Self-healing metal could lead to longer-lasting airplanes

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>MIT researchers recently pulled on a piece of cracked metal so hard that they expected it to break apart. Instead, …

Knowing Everything -- When You Need To Know It

Imagine a future where learning happens spontaneously within and beyond the walls of educational institutions -- where you have immediate, contextualized access to what you need to know to improve every aspect of your life. Imagine learning institutions that work effectively and efficiently to …

A New Programming Language That Can Shape Our DNA

Get ready for a time when telling a cell to do something is as easy as coding a website.<p>Scientists have studied the behavior of complex biological molecules such as DNA for decades. Now they are moving to being able to control that behavior in test tubes and inside cells.<p>Last month, a team led at …

Researchers plan to develop a 3D printer that prints graphene

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>3D printers are becoming compatible with new materials all the time, including metals, paper, resin and even pizza …

A Robo-Desk for Weary Office Workers - MIT Technology Review

There’s an old episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> in which Homer lies in a hospital bed while waiting for heart surgery, raising and lowering the bed while …

Heart Surgery

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Leadership

Amazon: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Amazon is a cloud computing giant and the largest American e-commerce company. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos.<p>Originally known for selling books through its website (and later digital versions via its Kindle e-reader), Amazon has built up a customer service, inventory, and shipping empire …

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

New Evidence Suggests That Mars Was Once Covered By Huge Oceans

The latest clues were found in photos from NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the planet. The images show what appears to be an ancient river delta, which may have emptied into a vast Martian ocean that inundated up to one-third of the Red Planet long ago, a new study …

Geophysics

Trayvon Martin supporters gather a Denver's City Park

20 Movies You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

'Jurassic Park,' 'Free Willy,' 'Rudy' and more<p>Do you still quote <i>Dazed and Confused</i>? Or roll your eyes whenever someone mentions <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i>? …

Movies