Cool Stuff

Fake Towns Could Help People With Alzheimer’s Live Happier Lives

When San Diego’s Glenner Town Square opens, it will be like stepping into a time warp. Everything from the hospital to the local diner to the city …

Alzheimer's Disease

Plastic Cigarette Wrapper Found Inside a Jellyfish

Environment<p>The still legible label is a reminder that plastics are everywhere.<p>If you look closely, you can just make out the words “Philip Morris International.” The tobacco company's name can be seen on the translucent strip of a cigarette box wrapper that was photographed inside a mauve stinger …

Jellyfish

Peugeot E-Legend Concept proves what's old is new again

Nissan received a whole heapin' helpin' of praise when it dropped the IDx concept, a throwback to the two-door Datsun 510 of yore. Then it disappeared, never to be seen or mentioned again. Let's hope that doesn't happen with Peugeot's latest concept, which follows along the same lines.<p>The Peugeot …

Concept Cars

Nintendo Online Store opens 'Cool Stuff' section

Nintendo's Online Store has just opened up a new section called 'Cool Stuff.' The section sells things like apparel, board/card games, toys, figures, …

Nintendo

California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants — unless customers ask

California restaurant-goers, your days of sipping from a straw are numbered.<p>California just became the first US state to go strawless: banning the sippers at sit-down eateries in the state, starting in 2019.<p>On Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1884, a rule that …

U.S. Politics

Well, DC Comics Has Shown Everybody Batman's Junk

Batman has been around for decades, and barring another yet another shift in the nature of the DC Comics multiverse, there's little we don't know …

Humor

Human skeletal stem cells isolated in breakthrough discovery

Isolating skeletal stem cells in humans<p>Still, it wasn't clear these skeletal stem cells existed in humans because we're vastly more complex than …

Stem Cells

Genetic Analysis of Seized Elephant Tusks Exposes Three Major Cartels

By performing a DNA analysis of elephant tusks nabbed at ivory busts, scientists have successfully backtracked the contraband to three major African …

Science

Spray-on 'invisibly thin' antennae could usher in a new era of ultra-slim gadgets

Ultra-slim gadgets could be the next big breakthrough in technology if an 'invisibly thin' material leaves the lab.<p>Made from a two-dimensional …

Mobile Devices

These new superthin antennas are made from metallic nanomaterials

Superthin antennas could bring household devices and wearable technology online.

Science

Google reveals new Daydream controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Google's Daydream VR offers one of the best mobile virtual reality experiences around, and today, a few big improvements for the platform were …

Mirage Solo

If a triathlete's body could talk, what would it say?

In this letter to its owner, an unnamed triathlete’s body lays bare the torture it has to endure day in, day out.<p>Dear cruel owner,<p>Alright, we need to …

Triathlete

Researchers Create “Spray-On” 2D Antennas

The titanium carbide antennas are thinner, lighter, and more flexible than traditional metal antennasEngineers are good at making minuscule antennas. …

Electromagnetism

ISTE 2018

Using a Design Thinking Framework In a Makerspace<p>Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 2<p>Participate and share : …

Prototyping

Racing with Merck, Pfizer wins FDA 'breakthrough' tag for 20-valent pneumococcal vaccine

Pfizer and Merck are racing to the market with their next-gen pneumococcal candidates, and on Thursday, Pfizer's program got a major boost. The FDA …

Breakthroughs

17 things to salivate over at this year’s New York Art Book Fair

The annual, weekend-long celebration of print media is nice on the eyes, but a little overwhelming. We’re here to help.<p>I went to the New Year Art …

Puerto Rico

Realizing the Dream World of Anodyne on Xbox One

Realizing the Dream World of Anodyne on Xbox OneI’m happy to announce that <b>Anodyne</b>, our surreal, dream-like adventure game is now available on Xbox …

Concept Art

Destiny 2 Breakthrough Mode Detailed

The day destroys the night, night divides the day, but in the upcoming Destiny 2 Breakthrough mode, players will be trying to break on through to a …

Breakthroughs

Buy a Nintendo Switch online subscription cheaper, for 3 or 12 months of Ninty joy

You can now get a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, and take advantage of the console's network features! It's a seriously exciting time to be a …

Nintendo Switch

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 / RTX 2080 Ti review by Digital Foundry

If you have been patiently waiting for the awesome team over at Digital Foundry to review the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 / RTX 2080 Ti graphics …

Nvidia GeForce

European Union trashes Theresa May's Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit blueprint is in tatters after it was rejected by the European Union at a summit the U.K. media branded a …

European Union

Montana Photographer Sues Netflix for Using His Photo for 'Stranger Things' Without Permission

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is one of the biggest shows on TV right now.<p>But the show's parent …

Judiciary

Cool Stuff: New Life-Size LEGO Porg Probably Won't Taste Very Good

There are plenty of <b>Star Wars</b> LEGO sets out there, but there has never been one as adorable as this.<p>LEGO is bringing a life-size, building brick …

Lego

Peugeot reimagines their 504 Coupe into a modern, all-electric concept car

Retromodern done right.<p>Peugeot just knocked it straight out of the park with their latest concept, an all-electric take on their 504 Coupe, which …

Peugeot

World's Largest River Floods Five Times More Often Than It Used to

Extreme floods have become more frequent in the Amazon Basin in just the last two to three decades, according to a new study.<p>After analyzing 113 …

Floods

Tweaking the Design of Volvo's 360c Concept Car

ID wish fulfillment FTW!<p>Like everyone else, industrial designers can gripe about products or concepts. But unlike everyone else, industrial designers …

Concept Cars

Vans, buses and trucks at the German IAA Commercial Vehicles fair

A long haul electrified Scania truck with a pantograph at the IAA Commercial Vehicles fair in Hannover, northern Germany, 20 September 2018. The show is the most important European trade fair for business mobility with about 2,100 exhibitors from 50 countries. Main focuses are on e-mobilty and …

IAA

25 Unused Wonder Woman Concept Art Designs Way Better Than What We Got

DC finally got it right with <i>Wonder Woman.</i>The DCEU had a promising start with a solid but slightly flawed <i>Man of Steel</i>. However, instead of building on …

Steve Trevor

After 150 Years, a Breakthrough in Understanding the Conversion of CO2 to Electrofuels

Recent research in electrocatalytic CO2 conversion points the way to using CO2 as a feedstock and renewable electricity as an energy supply for the …

Chemical Engineering

Scientists Use Light to Control Nanobots

Semiconductor nanoparticles under the influence of an electric field are directed by the intensity of lightIf nanotechnology has one clear image in …

Breakthroughs