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Supersonic subs look to cross the Pacific in under two hours

The distance between Shanghai and San Francisco is around 6,135 miles (9,873 km), and a team of scientists aims to make that trip possible in 100 minutes. Researchers at Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab have developed new tech that allows submarines to traveling a …

A Temporary Tattoo to Track Your Workout and Charge Your Phone

Scientists have invented a biosensor that can monitor exercise and store electricity.<p><b>Researchers have developed a battery in the</b> form of a temporary tattoo that can monitor your workout and even make electricity from your sweat. Eventually, biobatteries like this may be able to charge your watch, …

Invisible vibrations reveal hidden soundtrack

The Tomahawk Missile Gets Smarter—and Deadlier

Congress throws money at the venerable cruise missile, seeing a big future in long-distance precision warfare.<p><b>In late July, Congress actually agreed on</b> something: House and Senate committees announced plans to add $82 million for Tomahawk cruise missile production in 2015. The venerable cruise …

Fuel-Less Space Drive May Actually Work, Says NASA

Travel through space without filling up the gas tank.<p>Whenever NASA’s space shuttle was launched into orbit, it made the trip with the help of a very important tagalong: the external tank. Acting as the shuttle’s “gas tank,” the massive orange chamber housed all of the liquid hydrogen fuel—and …

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Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

Reprogramming Cells to Make a Bio-Pacemaker

In pigs, scientists have succeeded in turning cardiac muscle cells into specialized pacemaker cells. Such technology could eventually replace electronic pacemakers, researchers say.<p><b>Each year, about 300,000 patients</b> in the U.S. with slow or irregular heart rates receive electronic pacemakers. …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

16 Easter Eggs Hidden in Apple Products

Apple designers and programmers have hidden some fun Easter eggs—you just need to know where to look.<p>1. PLAY MINI GAMES<p>You have the ability to play a …

Clean storage: These scientists are making an organic, water-based battery for the power grid

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of USC Photo / Gus Ruelas.<p>Most batteries — whether they’re embedded in your iPhone or they’re plugged …

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

The electric eel's powerful ability to deliver deadly shocks — up to 600 volts — makes it the most famous electric fish, but hundreds of other species produce weaker electric fields. Now, a new genetic study of electric fish has revealed the surprising way they got electrified.<p>Electric eels aren't …