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15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Spirituality

A Google Glass App That Would Be Hard for Even the Haters to Hate

A startup called Wearable Intelligence is dreaming up uses for Google Glass that may actually help save lives.<p>Many people have already made up their minds that they’re uncomfortable with people wearing Google Glass.<p>But here’s a use that’s hard to argue with: An emergency room doctor at Beth Israel …

The first large-scale invisibility cloak that hides objects from visible light - ExtremeTech

By on April 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Among all of the sci-fi tech we see …

Florida

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.<p>It reportedly just agreed to purchase high-altitude drone maker Titan Aerospace for an unspecified amount.<p>The search (and tons of other technologies) giant said today that it will be purchasing the company, whose drones are …

Woman wins competition, clones her dog

If your lover left you and you still pined painfully, would you have them cloned?<p>This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I consider the news that a woman has cloned her dachshund.<p>As the Mirror reports, 29-year-old Brit Rebecca Smith entered a competition. The winner would receive a …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

Why the American Dream will forever remain a waking nightmare

Admittedly that title was a bit of an exaggeration. But allow me to elaborate.<p>It’s not so often that I run into the predicament that is the American …

Trends

Fantastic Illustrations of Places by Nick Bear - The Fox Is Black

I’m a huge fan of Sketch Dailies, a Twitter based collection of artists creating work around a theme, and because of it I came across the work of …

Fairy-tale Treehouse Hovers Amid Cherry Blossom Trees

This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying …

Cherry Blossom

Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

The family of a Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder say they have been forced into hiding after coming under intense pressure from the police, who are facing national humiliation over the incident.<p>One police officer has been suspended and an official inquiry has been ordered into how …

Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Spring is finally here, bringing with it warmer temperatures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For people living in Japan, the arrival of spring signifies one more thing: the beginning of cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms, or <i>sakura</i> in Japanese, are a cultural symbol of Japan, admired for …

Japan

Giant Game of Tetris Played on 29-Story Building

Tetris fans leveled up — and up and up — this weekend.<p>Hundreds of enthusiasts played the classic video game on the 29-story Cira Centre high-rise …

Robotic kangaroo generates its own energy

<i>(Credit: Festo)</i><p><b>Automation company Festo has once again turned to nature to build a gesture-controlled robotic kangaroo that stores and uses the</b> …

How Whatsapp beat Facebook

<i>This article was taken from the April 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

Elephant Trunk Robot Learns Like A Child

You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.<p>Four years ago, German engineering firm Festo came up with a concept for a robotic arm. Somewhere between an iron snake, a mechanical claw, and a sci-fi tentacle, the Bionic Handling Assistant is functionally most similar to an elephant's trunk.<p>But …

Robotics

What Project Ara and modular phones could mean for the future of mobile customer service

When we first heard about modular phone projects like PhoneBloks, initially mobile tech publications like <i>Android Authority</i>, industry experts and even tech enthusiasts were skeptical about whether such a concept could ever be anything more than just a pipe-dream.<p>Although a smartphone that can have …

Mobile

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …

The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot

Shakespeare's 'The Empire Striketh Back' pits Elizabethan Jedi Knights against Sith Lords

It's once again time to head to a galaxy far, far away as though it were written a long time ago. Last summer, Ian Doescher created a Shakespearean adaptation of the first <i>Star Wars</i>, and now he's back with the second installment. <i>William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back</i> turns the …

Indonesia Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Indonesia (including Borobudur Temple, Bali, orangutans, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Indonesia

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Sweep Our Dirty Rivers Clean

The amount of plastic debris in the oceans has grown a hundredfold in the past 40 years. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade but instead floats in giant, …

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors and colored Stormtrooper black and white, …