There are some old and new faces in this week’s app roundup. But all of them have something fresh to add to the lineup. We’ve got a doodling app, an app for your health, and app for finally digitizing old photos, an app for the sports lovers out there, and more. Enjoy!
The robots are coming, thick and fast. A team of researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California has successfully lofted 50 drones into the air at once, all controlled by a single person — making it the biggest drone swarm ever to enter the sky.
What's more gross than a fungus gnat larva? Thousands of fungus gnat larva swarming together to look like a giant blob snake. From afar, it just looks like a rotten log or snake trying to slide by on the sidewalk but when you get up close, the horror, the horror.
The ESA's SWARM trio of satellites are up-and-running. Here's a sweet animation put together using its first set of high-resolution scans showing the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.
Foursquare is about to radically change the way you use it faltering service—or at least, that's what it hopes to do with a forthcoming app called Swarm. The new app will be centered around a more general idea of where your friends are, rather than a specific spot on a map.
When you get hundreds of reindeers together and try to move them around, they turn into one gigantic sentient-seeming swarm that spins around together. This footage, taken from above with a drone by photographer Jan Helmer Olsen, shows the stunning spirals that are created when herding reindeers. It's got to be…
Their intelligence told them that adhesive notes would provide the perfect disguise for their drones: innocuous and ubiquitous, found in the highest levels of government and the private sector. But they failed to understand just how out of place the neon bits of paper would be sailing about outdoors. One of many…
The European Space Agency has successfully launched its mission to study how Earth's magnetic field protects us against cosmic radiation onboard a Russian rocket. And then, the awesome thing above happened: the payload divided into three in a cool maneuver worthy of a (good) Ridley Scott sci-fi movie.
Written by Skins scribe Geoff Bussetil and shot by Misfits director Tom Harper, this surprisingly entertaining alien invasion short film (titled Swarm) was made entirely using smartphones. Little did we know the whole thing was actually a promotion for Sony's Xperia Arc S — we were too busy watching these people…
Oh no. A Swiss Research team conducted 83 experiments and found that mobile phone calls cause bees to leave their hive, become disoriented and die.
As a cyclist and a drinker of fine craft beers I can't see much fault with these bottle-opening bike seat clamps. If they make it out of Kickstarter and you procure one, please enjoy responsibly.
Researchers are working towards mass-producing a bunch of tiny, flea-sized robots to do our bidding. Bring on the miniscule robot helpers!
Are you an artist or maker who loves to build robots whose sole purpose in life is to be artistic rather than to destroy humans or build ships? Then we've got the perfect art expo for you, and you can enter your art robots now!
This is the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer. Or GOCE for short. Or the most amazingly good looking spaceship orbiting around planet Earth. Or Darth Vader's racing shuttle. Call it whatever you want but when it's launched next month on a Russian Rockot, this vessel will be the first of the…