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IBM's 'smart' lake could be the solution to deadly red tides

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in seven coastal counties this week as a red tide laps at the state’s shores. While officials and scientists on the scene react, IBM and some of its friends are 1,000 miles away asking Lake George why these things happen.<p>Lake George, to be …

Andrew Cuomo

Ex-NASA Engineer Made the Perfect Rock Skipping Robot

His little robot can make over 60 skips, and teach you how to skip rocks better, too.<p>Ex-NASA engineer and Youtube inventor Mark Rober has made a perfect rock-skipping robot. Not only can the robot perform impressively, but it can help you learn how to skip rocks better too. Rober built the robot by …

Robotics

This tweet contains an entirely playable, retro-style arcade game

Hey, it actually works<p>A 280-character tweet might not seem like a lot of space, but if you’re crafty enough, it’s actually <i>just</i> enough to program a video game.<p>That’s the challenge that security engineer Alok Menghrajani gave himself: to squeeze a CD-ROM holding a retro-style video game into the …

Retro

Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless is coming August 23. Here’s what experts expect

Mirrorless cameras have evolved — but the category has grown up largely without much help from some of the industry’s biggest players. Afraid to …

Cameras

Ada Lovelace manuscript and algorithm fetch $125,000 at auction

A manuscript written by Ada Lovelace, who's considered by many to be the first computer programmer, was just sold at auction for more than $125,000, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. A first edition and just one of six known copies of the book, it contains Lovelace's translation of a paper written by Italian …

Mathematics

Alto’s Odyssey arrives on Android as a free-to-play endless runner

<i>Alto’s Odyssey</i>, the relaxing endless running game that followed the original <i>Alto’s Adventure</i> earlier this year, is finally out for Android – and you can play it for free.<p>The title launched on iOS back in February, and has racked up an Apple Design Award since then. It’s not for nothing: <i>Alto’s</i> …

App Store

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon.<p>A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up in Siberia …

Space Travel

This dexterous humanoid has robot fingers that almost perfectly mimic human hands

'MELTANT-α' is a robot created by a Japanese company called Meltin. Meltin focuses on studying the human body to the finest details and applying that …

Now you can 3D print an entire bike frame

Arevo’s new bikes are made from a thermoplastic embedded with carbon fiber, and can be printed locally, instead of waiting for parts to ship.<p>A typical bike sold in a U.S. bike shop today was made in China and shipped thousands of miles to the store. But a new bike-building robot makes it possible …

MIT researchers automate drug design with machine learning

Developing and improving medications is typically a long and very involved process. Chemists build and tweak molecules, sometimes aiming to create a new treatment for a specific disease or symptom, other times working to improve a drug that already exists. But it takes a lot of time and a lot of …

Machine Learning

Review: The BenQ ScreenBar is a really neat Mac/monitor desk light that takes up no space

Many years ago, I used a desk striplight with a clamp. I clamped it to the back of my desk, then adjusted the angle arm so it was just above and in front of my monitor. That way, it lit the desk, didn’t cast any light onto my monitor, and effectively took up no space.<p>It took some time to find a …

Social media is making you miserable. Here’s how to delete your accounts.

So long, and thanks for all the Likes.<p>In theory, social media promises to connect you with the world. In practice, it compromises your personal privacy, puts you at risk of online abuse, and makes you unsatisfied and unhappy with your real life. If you're irritated by Twitter or depressed by …

Social Media

How to find your home on Pangea

Step through time, or to the opposite part of the globe<p>Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the …

The Nix Mini Sensor lets you capture colors from the real world

popsci shop<p>This useful design tool is now 30 percent off.<p>Color makes a big difference in our lives—whether it's for a work project or designing your living room. When you find the perfect shade for your project, the Nix Mini Color Sensor will let you capture the color so you never forget it. This …

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

Zoetrope effect could render Hyperloop tubes transparent to riders

An optical illusion popular in the 19th century could make trips on the Hyperloop appear to take place in a transparent tube. Regularly spaced, narrow windows wouldn’t offer much of a view individually, but if dozens of them pass by every second an effect would be created like that of a zoetrope, …

2018 Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic kit is amazingly detailed

<i>By Joel Stocksdale</i><p>Lego has finally followed up its amazing Porsche 911 GT3 Technic kit with a kit that's arguably more amazing, and certainly has more pieces. It's the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, and the 1/8 scale kit features 3,599 pieces, which is nearly 1,000 more than the 911.<p>Those pieces make up an …

Lego

AirFly connects your AirPods to anything with a headphone jack

Apple's AirPods are apparently a hit, but they're not perfect. One of the major drawbacks of iPhone's wireless headphones is the fact that they're, well, wireless, and aren't compatible with anything lacking Bluetooth. Twelve South, which has a reputation for making attractive, smart Apple …

Motorless swimming robot powers ahead as the temperature rises

When we think of robots, we normally think of motors and batteries and electronics, but engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have created a swimming …

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook Review

Easy-to-use app; Erasable via pen and microwave; Cool futuristic design<p>Reusability is nulled by indents; Pen is an eyesore<p>The Rocketbook Wave is a …

NASA will send a tiny drone helicopter to fly through the Martian skies

After landing several miniature dune buggies on Mars to cruise around the surface of the planet, NASA has decided it wants a birds-eye view next …

This app analyzes text with intelligent algorithms to save you from grammatical errors

PopSci shop<p>WhiteSmoke wants to make sure you never send an email with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors again.<p>Even the best writers make errors. So there is no shame in getting a little help with important emails and work reports. WhiteSmoke is a powerful app that uses intelligent algorithms …

Apps

Amazon’s running a lightning deal on the device that lets your phone see where no other phone can

The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a new and improved version of one of the most popular products we’ve ever covered. In a …

Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story ‘Zoe’

Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, <i>Zoe</i>, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of <i>Like Crazy</i>, <i>Douchebag</i> and <i>Breathe In</i> will premier his eighth film on Saturday as the Tribeca Film Festival's headlining title. According to <i>Deadline</i>, Amazon has …

Love Stories

Nintendo Labo templates are now available for spare parts

You’ll still need the software to make it all work, of course<p>Nintendo Labo’s blueprint patterns are now available for free, online, through Nintendo itself — but remember that Labo requires more than just cardboard to work as designed.<p>Software, of course, is needed to govern the Joy-Con …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

'Prototype' Bose Sleepbuds are selling for $800 on eBay

Back in November audio specialist Bose did something unusual -- for Bose, anyway. To get feedback on a new product it was creating, in-ear wireless headphones called Noise-Masking Sleepbuds, it presold "prototypes" by way of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.<p>"They're tiny, comfortable and replace …

Apple's macOS 10.13.4 brings full external GPU support to recent MacBooks

Apple’s latest macOS update is the one we’ve all been waiting for. Available now, version 10.13.4 brings support for external graphics cards (eGPU) first announced last June at WWDC.<p>The update solves one of the biggest disadvantages for Apple’s pro-level users. After increasingly shifting even the …

Razer Core V2

<b>Pros</b><p>Slick design. Compatible with a wide range of graphics cards. Easy to use. Customizable lighting.<p><b>Cons</b><p>A bit pricey. Limited compatibility outside …