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10 Cities Visualized By How Cleanly Their Streets Are Laid Out

Getting around London without a map or a GPS device is hard. The streets go off in all kinds of directions because the city grew organically with little central planning. Paris is more ordered, because of Haussmann’s monumental re-engineering in the mid-19th century. And Chicago is perfectly …

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

Watch Surgery on the Oculus Rift, But Maybe Do It After Lunch

While the early prototype Oculus Rift headsets may have given some an upset stomach, a new virtual reality demo is taking queasyness to a new …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

‘Note Drawings’ Photo Series Turns City Skylines Into Musical Notation

Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi has created a interesting series of work that combines photography and music to create an experience, rather than only …

Nike’s Secret New York Vending Machine Trades Free Swag For FuelBand Points

Free Nike gear sitting in the middle of a public place? This will either go down in the books as a damned clever marketing move or a great way to cause a panic.<p>Early this morning, we started hearing whispers of a vending machine that had been plopped down somewhere in New York. But there’s a twist! …

No service? goTenna hardware and iOS app let you text off-the-grid

If you’ve ever been on a hike, out of the country, or at a crowded concert with no service, goTenna is aiming to be your connectivity solution. The hardware accessory combined with an application for both iOS and Android says it will allow you to create a local network that works reliably. The …

The Iron Man of Firefighting

Imagine climbing upwards of a grueling 50 flights of stairs while wearing 30 pounds of gear. That’s the reality for many high-rise firefighters. A …

Beautifully Charming and Romantic Photos of Flowers

Belgian photographer Isabelle Menin produces some beautifully charming portraits of flowers, which are lovely in shape and color in addition to being …

Digital Photography

Photographer Pushes the Boundaries of the Bizarre with His Collection of Surreal Images

Iranian photographer Hossein Zare’s reputation precedes him with his trademark anti-gravity photography, however his newer work raises the bar for …

Anti-gravity

Infusion of Young Blood Reverses Age-Related Impairments in Mice

Wyss-Coray and his collaborators are working to discover the specific factors in the blood of young mice that can recharge the brain of an old mouse. …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Photographer Captures Long Exposure Images of Choreographed Camera Movements in Photo Series 'Quanta'

<i>…Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3</i><p>…

Freerunners’ Vertigo-Inducing POV Bridge-Top Adventures End with Getting Arrested

If you’re going to illegally climb tall buildings and other structures, and then do backflips while you’re up there, expect to attract some attention …