This centimeter-long lump of silicon could soon be inserted under your skin to measure the chemical make-up of your blood—then send the results straight to your phone. »
The vagus nerve brings information from all over the body to the brain – but is it being hacked by the bacteria in our gut?
A newly discovered bug seems to cause Messages on iOS to crash when a specific string of text is received—and if it happens while the phone is locked, it also seems to reboot the iPhone too. »
I’m writing this seated on a plane heading to San Francisco. We’ve been in the air for under an hour, and the drink cart is just starting to make its way down the aisle. As the cart rolls nearer I’m forced to decide what drink I’ll be having. Since the cups are miniscule, and the liquid is largely displaced by ice… »
A new drug based on a genetically modified herpes virus has been used to successfully treat patients with aggressive cases of skin cancer—and it’s hoped it could be used to treat other forms of cancer, too.
The U.S. Air Force has announced that SpaceX is now certified to launch military and spy satellites. That means that the United Launch Alliance, a joint effort between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, no longer holds the monopoly on national security space missions. »
Airports around the world are slowly being upgraded to accommodate all the electronics we now travel with, but the process is slow. Finding an available outlet while waiting for a flight is often still a challenge, but with Bluelounge’s new Portiko in your carry-on, you’ll at least never end up sitting on the floor to… »
Everyone loves Lego bricks. Everyone loves gummy bears. So why not combine the two to make gummy Lego bricks that you can eat and build stuff with? Grant Thompson shows you how a few simple ingredients and a little bit of creativity can make fun gummy Lego bricks that are both better than gummy bears and Lego bricks… »
If there is no snow to snowboard it only makes sense to hook yourself onto a helicopter and take your snowboarding to the clouds. Watch as stuntman Wildman Adrian Cenni carves on clouds 6,000 feet in the air while the helicopter flings him around at 80mph. It looks so sick. Like a human Silver Surfer or something. »
Really bad things happen. Though everyone should know this, here’s a lovely slow motion video reminder on what happens when you pour water onto an oil fire in an attempt to put it out: the fire gets even crazier because the water vaporizes into steam which expands causing it to spit out the oil which makes the flames… »
This doesn’t seem like the most efficient way to get a car onto a ship but who am I to judge? It’s not like the planks were going to break or the wheels of the car were going to run off the edges or that anything could possibly slip out of position or anything like that could happen, right? »
You know all those GoPro videos you see on the Internet? You know the ones. Where crazy people skydive off planes and fly in wingsuits and snowboard and ride motorcycles and jump off cliffs and live Very Extreme Lives. All of that happens in the trailer for the remake of Point Break. Only they slapped a dark and… »
Watch as we slow down time to see this guy fire off 20 bullets in just 1.5 seconds from two double barreled pistols. It’s a ballistics ballet that looks almost unreal at certain angles. The top down look of the guns firing is especially cool to see, like a first person shooter video game view only in real life. »
It has been a month of supertall news to top them all, with the World Trade Center’s record-breaking 1,776-foot height possibly getting scooped by a surprise spire in Midtown Manhattan. Now a new rendering from Visualhouse posted at New York Yimby gives an idea of how dramatically the New York City skyline will change… »
Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, is a favourite target for everyone from serious exobiologists to optimistic science fiction authors as a likely setting to find alien life in our solar system. Today, NASA announced the nine instruments that will be on-board the next robotic explorer to investigate the enigmatic world. »
“Nothing says 3-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update this morning. I don’t think he knows how lucky he is to have a cubicle.
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