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Squid-Inspired Tape Could Help Camouflage Soldiers

It could even cloak them against night-vision goggles<p>No matter the color or texture of their surroundings, squid are masters of camouflage, blending in to the scenery to avoid detection. Now, researchers from the University of California Irvine have isolated the source of the creature's …

Bacterial spore turned into tiny graphene-coated cyborg - ExtremeTech

By on March 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Advances in nanotechnology …

Nano-sized audio recordings could signal storage breakthrough - ExtremeTech

By on March 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The motion picture industry …

US-led coalition pounds ISIL targets in Tikrit

US-led coalition warplanes have launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Tikrit, in a boost to Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-backed militia on the ground.<p>A US defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that …

WAR JUST BROKE OUT: Saudi Arabia In Unity With Gulf States And Egypt (The Sunni Coalition) Just Launched A WAR On Yemen

By onMarch 25, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Walid Shoebat</b><p>Warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of Yemen’s Houthi militia and …

3 Things the Greatest Generals of History Can Teach You About Strategy

1) <b>Don’t do what your enemy is prepared for.</b><p>Frontal assaults against prepared defenses are stupid.<p>Via How Great Generals Win:<p>From the beginning of …

25 Photoshopped Images To Celebrate Adobe Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary

<b>Adobe’s graphics editing program Photoshop turned 25 years old in February.</b> The program, which allows the ordinary person to transform an image, has …

Tutorials

Can Walmart Save The Planet?

Yes…with a little help from our friends.<p>There is no fundamental reason why capitalism has to trash the planet. Not if you “value” human health and the environment in some balanced way along with profits.<p>Enter the Environmental Defense Fund. EDF has launched new energy and environmental initiatives …

Sustainability

What Happens When The World’s Biggest Solar Nation Gets Hit With A Solar Eclipse?

That’s because the country has spent years building up its solar energy capacity, which makes up over a quarter of all solar capacity on the planet. …

Renewable Energy

NASA Hiding Evidence Of Alien Life On Dwarf Planet Ceres? Dawn Spacecraft In Orbit 10 Days But NASA Silent

The Dawn Spacecraft has accomplished something amazing: It is the only spacecraft to ever orbit two extraterrestrial destinations. Dawn finally …

Astronomy

The Awful Truth Is That Terrorism Works

Politicians and government officials like to proclaim that acts of terror change nothing, but history says otherwise. For proof, look no further than …

Have A Happy Pi Day with this Baker’s Dozen of Raspberry Pi Projects

The Raspberry Pi is a great platform to rapidly build fun electronics projects. And since it’s Pi Day here in the States —yes, we really do order the date by month/day/year, 3/14/15— we thought it’s a great time to share thirteen of our favorite Pi projects.<p>This collection of projects —hyperlink in …

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Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Childbirth

Jazz singer Gregory Porter: I sing about my son

The Grammy Award-winning artist on the best places to hang out in Brooklyn, New York and how he has been inspired by Jamie Oliver<p>When I have days off, I put as much into them as I can. On a perfect weekend <b>I’d choose to be at home in Brooklyn, New York City</b>, and on Friday evening I love going out …

Mini Metal Maker, Affordable Metal Clay 3D Printer, Relaunches on Indiegogo to Fund Mass Production

Affordable metal 3D printing seems like the Holy Grail of additive manufacturing. The ability to print items with metal, on the fly, at prices which …

This Synthesizer Magically Transforms Into Any Musical Instrument

The futuristic Artiphon is like something straight out of Star Trek.<p>There’s no shortage of digital guitars, keyboards, and drum machines you can connect to your iPhone or iPad. If you’re a guitarist, a keyboardist, or a drummer, these controllers are great. They let you translate the expressivity …

Ceres Science: NASA Probe to Study Dwarf Planet's Bright Spots and More

There's something highly reflective on Ceres twinkling at NASA's Dawn spacecraft, and scientists hope to figure out what it is after the probe …

The Koenigsegg Regera has 1500 hp and no gearbox

This might be the most interesting hypercar development in recent memory.<p>It's hard not to think of the hybrid supercar in Darwinian terms when you come to realize that the Koenigsegg Regera has transcended the transmission altogether in a rather incredible evolution. Instead of an electric motor …

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Hot New Tech Stuff from MWC

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

Hella Jongerius calls for "new holistic approach to design"

<b>Design Indaba 2015:</b> the design industry has lost touch with its social and cultural values and is producing "too much shit design", according to …

Banksy Goes Undercover in Gaza, Releases New Works and Eye-Opening Video

The world's most famous street artist, Banksy, returned to Palestine to create a series of powerful new works. In 2005, he made several paintings on Israel's West Bank barrier wall. This time, the artist goes undercover, making a satirical travel advertisement for Gaza. The 2-minute film shows …

Israel

Russia’s Putin can ill afford an energy war with the EU

If you think the conflict in Ukraine is mainly about ethnic nationalism in a backward corner of Eastern Europe, you have not been paying attention. Within hours of the publishing of plans by the European Commission for an EU Energy Union, the Russian president delivered a threat: Gazprom will cut …

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq

Iraqi antiquities officials are calling on the Obama administration to save Nineveh and other sites around jihadist-occupied Mosul. But are drone …

How To Design The World’s Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

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