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WEARABLE electronics have been stuck in a design rut. Bulky watches, bright wristbands and Roman-gladiator-meets-the-Jetsons arm straps have been the go-to look for manufacturers like Nike and Jawbone. But these wearable gadgets - often a dull representation of function over form - are finally getting a fashion-industry makeover.
A modern interpretation of the 19th century glass-and-iron greenhouses, the Invisible Garden House clusters customizable modular domes in varying shapes and sizes. For their triple pod pilot project, SHJWORKS refined the large, central dome into a gazebo space by adding a wooden platform and seating.
An Apollo class asteroid is expected to whizz between the Earth and the moon on March 5. The 98-foot-wide space rock is expected to come within 218,000 miles of earth (0.9 lunar distances), creating quite the site for stargazers.
This little "dress" has been conjured from just thin air and sunlight. Various groups are investigating the use of bacterially derived materials for BioDesign, and most notably, the production of bacterial cellulose using Gluconoacetobacter xylinus or Kombucha . The production of these materials, however, relies on the provision of some feedstock for the bacteria,...
In advance of tonight's 86th Annual Academy Awards, NASA toasts Gravity-which has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture-with an amazing 31 picture gallery of real-life images from space. The album was uploaded this weekend to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Flickr page, which consistently provides some of the most awe-inspiring images you will ever see.
From radiolaria to each unique snowflake, pattern is the language of nature. Human-made artifacts expressing these natural occurrences can be riveting, like this collection of embroidered spheres made by an 88-year-old Japanese grandmother, who started crafting these in her sixties.
Cleverly combining solar PV with solar thermal to reach 80% conversion efficiency Concentrating the sun's ray onto solar photovoltaic (PV) modules requires walking the fine line between optimizing power output and not literally melting your very expensive super-high-efficiency solar cells. A team led by IBM Research seems to have found a way to push back the line.
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Most of us probably thought the first species that would be brought back from extinction would be large, scaly, and wreak havoc on a theme park. While not nearly as intimidating, scientists have revived one of the most interesting amphibians the world has ever seen.
Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-feet towers, where water is turned to steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.
The Oculus Rift is a game changer. It is the first truly immersive 3D virtual reality experience. I've seen it modded for Skyrim, I've wet my pants on the rollercoaster, and seen artists use it to create virtual displays for their work. The only problem is the cables.
Some of these sleek, weird houses look like they've been ripped out of the twenty-second century - and some look like they're from the next millennium. Get ready to move into the freaky saucer homes of tomorrow.
Despite its image as a sleek, technologically advanced society, Japan really sucks when it comes to free wi-fi hotspots. In fact, when the Japan Tourism Agency surveyed tourists about difficulties traveling in the country, a lack of free Internet access was far and away the number one answer.
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October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth's surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and broke the speed of sound while free falling safely back to Earth.
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