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The Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign can only be properly construed as a legitimate game changer.
This week a 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas named Cody Wilson made international headlines when he used a 3-D printer to "print out" a functional .38 caliber pistol.
For my third year, I spent yesterday at the Maker Faire , in Silicon Valley.
In 1931, a Swiss explorer named Auguste Piccard took a record-breaking balloon flight to over 50,000 feet in the air.
Healthcare: there’s an app for it.
27.03.13 - A new-generation analog-to-digital converter (ADC) developed by a joint IBM-EPFL team has the potential to greatly increase the speed and volume of data that can be transferred over the Internet.
Touchscreen gestures on gadgets have become second nature to many of us — so much so that even babies have tried to swipe physical magazines and books , before realizing they don't work that way. In an era when kids become intimately familiar with tablet and smartphone devices at a young age , designer Gabriele Meldaikyte captured today's touchscreen gestures in analog form. As shown in the video above, Meldaikyte's mixed-media exhibit reimagines the language of smartphone communication as sculptures; there's pinching, tapping, scrolling, flicking and swiping.
It used to be that a Star Trek replicator was just a far away fantasy that we all wished was true but never really expected to become a reality.
SAN FRANCISCO — Brittany Morton used to cringe when her boyfriend would whip out his smartphone over dinner. Imagine what she'll think when it's attached to his face as computerized glasses or strapped to his wrist, demanding his attention at every glance. It's a familiar scene today: romance at restaurants with a gaze across the table to another transfixed — by a smartphone.
As the first apps start to come out for Google’s augmented reality glasses, we’re starting to see how viewing the world and consuming digital content could be transformed.
Talk of an Apple watch has created an intimacy problem for personal technology. “What happens when it jumps outside of the computer screen and becomes part of our body?” says Daan Roosegaarde, who runs the eponymous design studio in the Netherlands.
By SVEN GRUNDBERG Getty Images State-of-the-art eye tracking technology may change the way we operate computers and mobile devices.
Green roofs are red hot in North American cities, with Chicago, Portland, Philadelphia, and Toronto leading the charge. In 2010, Toronto became the first city in North America to require the installation of green roofs on new commercial, institutional, and multifamily residential developments across the city. Is San Francisco next?
Physics laboratories around the world house amazing machines that probe the heart of matter and unlock the secrets of the universe. Incredible as their scientific work is, these particle accelerators, heavy ion colliders, gamma ray detectors, and neutrino experiments are also beautiful. That’s the takeaway from the 2012 Global Particle Physics Photowalk , a competition that looked at the intersection of art and high-energy particle physics.
Inside an airy glass building in Boston, the future is being invented.