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Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Apple made a big deal about the advanced technology it developed to facilitate the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s. But engineers at the University of Michigan have not only recreated the feature such that it can work on any smartphone, they’ve also...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Regular users of Photoshop have probably come across this problem before: After you’ve straightened a photo by slightly rotating it to one side or the other, your ability to then crop the image is severely limited without having to clone in missing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Tim Cook is many things: executive businessman, native Alabaman, multi-millionaire. Unfortunately, we can’t all be everything, and Tim recently revealed two things that he is most definitely not: art historian and someone who makes good jokes.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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If you live in British Columbia, don’t try to sneak out a quick text while driving just because you don’t see any cops on the road. The RCMP., Canada’s version of the FBI, have started using DLSR cameras attached to massive scopes to spot distracted...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The so-called spidercam has changed the way we watch sports, allowing camera operators to shoot footage while moving vertically and horizontally above where the action happens. And now they’re being disguised as... airplanes?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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At a rally in Fresno, California today, newfound irrigation expert Donald Trump finally revealed the solution to the drought that’s been crippling California for the past five years: Turn the water back on, idiots.Read more......
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Yesterday SpaceX planned the trickiest rocket landing yet. Unfortunately technical glitches meant it had to delay the attempt until today .Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Friday, May 27, 2016
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SpaceX has been having an incredible run of rocket launches lately—the most notable part is that it’s been successfully landing its rockets on a barge in the ocean. Not easy. Today, it will attempt one of its most complicated landings yet. Let’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Learning to play any instrument isn’t just about correctly following every last note on a sheet of music. Being expressive, and imaginative, is just as important to learn. That’s what led MIT’s Xiao Xiao and Hiroshi Ishii to develop Andante, which...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Earlier this week The Information reported that Apple is making a smart hub to compete with the very cool Amazon Echo and recently announced Google Home. This is not shocking . Consumer technology companies new favorite thing is to get their remarkably...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Friday, May 27, 2016
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The bar is made of 120 tons of pure Canadian ice. So are the walls, and all the furniture, along with intricately carved ice sculptures, including a replica of the Vegas skyline and an icy Iron Throne just for Game of Thrones fans. Walking into Minus...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jennifer Ouellette | Friday, May 27, 2016
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In 2013, the world’s first lab-grown burger was unveiled to the world. It carried a $330,000 price tag, and apparently, it wasn’t all that tasty. But the scientists behind the idea have been hard at work, and artificial meat that’s both cost-effective...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, May 27, 2016
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New Horizons may be millions of miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt right now, but that hasn’t stopped the spacecraft from continuing to beam back glorious imagery of its encounter with our solar system’s weirdest little ice world. A new NASA video...
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If the only reason you’re worried about global warming is that it will mean a shorter ski season, you can go ahead and buy that gas-guzzling SUV you’ve been eyeing. A new type of snow machine can churn out the white stuff when it’s as hot as 90...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, May 27, 2016
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A real-life version of Pong would actually be just a ping-pong table since that’s what the classic video game was based on. But a bunch of clever hackers in Uruguay have succeeded in making a real-life version of the video game that’s still played...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, May 27, 2016
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You’ve heard of math savants and chess geniuses, but Barnaby Dixon might be a young prodigy when it comes to designing puppets. His latest creation is easily the most detailed and animated finger puppet you’ve ever seen, and Dixon spent two entire...
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Images: NASA Earth Observatory Years of drought have not been kind to Lake Mead , the largest man-made reservoir in the United States formed by the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. The lake, which hit its lowest level since 1937 this week, is a shadow of its...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Let me get this out of the way: the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program is an embarrassing mess . But it’s hard not to marvel at the very expensive technology’s promises. This conflict squeezed my brain this week, when the Air Force stopped...
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To help alleviate long lines at Atlanta’s airport, Delta spent more than a million dollars to install a pair of new high-tech security lanes that can handle more passengers simultaneously. When even the airlines, who are happy to charge passengers...
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It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of a mass die-off, nor that scientists believe the coral bleaching event is related to climate change. But apparently, Australia couldn’t bear the thought of putting these inconvenient facts...
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An outdoor projection screen, Adidas hiking shoes, and a FoodSaver starter kit lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more......
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If an afternoon spent lounging on the beach is part of your long weekend plan, you’ll need to make sure you bring along all the snacking staples. That includes sodas, hot dogs, burgers—and thanks to this over-the-top cooler with a dedicated freezer...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Mars is our closest planetary neighbor, but even it is still pretty far away—which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable opportunity. Here’s how and why to watch Mars’ close approach, and what you should be looking for when...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tipbox@gizmodo.com, send them directly to any of our writers, or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Katie Drummond | Friday, May 27, 2016
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The longstanding joke about fusion—that it’s the energy source of the future, and always will be—may be the field’s biggest problem.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Anker’s PowerCore 10000 is part of your favorite line of USB battery packs , and you can pick one up on Amazon today for just $19, an all-time low. That comes complete with an 18 month warranty and a nice travel pouch, but the real reason to get this...
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If you think you had a hard time filling out pages of algebra at school, spare a thought for the three mathematicians who have just published the world’s largest ever proof. It takes up 200TB of storage space.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Lian Marrero has an unusual job. When a customer arrives at his studio, he takes their photograph in whatever they happen to be wearing. Then, he fires up phot0-editing software, so his subject can leave looking smarter in print than in person.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, May 27, 2016
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If you’re hard up and in the market for a tablet-come-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer’s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are pretty damn cheap.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, May 27, 2016
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It was a big deal for the people of Vietnam when the President of the United States visited their country earlier this week . But sadly, posting about the event on Facebook proved rather difficult.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, May 27, 2016
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It’s a big sweeping question that can’t possibly have an answer. Is it the story? Is it the characters? Is it the cinematography? This examination by Now You See It attempts to break down what makes a movie elevate from good to great, and focuses...
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A traveling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered Strandbeests (“beach animals”) makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, opening tomorrow and running through Labor Day. We got a chance to talk to Jansen...
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We all love watching cooking videos, and we all gasp and drool over food documentary videos. We simply can’t stop ourselves. But the truth is, this trend is totally silly and a lot of is treated way too seriously. It’s just food, after all. This...
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The world of Westeros in Game of Thrones is so impressively detailed, and the history of its characters is so well crafted, that it’s amazing George R.R. Martin could even come up with something so imaginative on his own. Of course, as we know, that’s...
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Earlier this month, a frightening report warned of an antibiotic-resistant superbug which might kill as many as 10 million people worldwide by 2050. Now it looks like the first case of that superbug has been documented in the US.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Google just won a major court battle with software giant Oracle over Google’s use of elements of Oracle’s Java programming language. If Google had lost, it could have held major ramifications for the ways in which almost all software is developed....
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Peter Thiel,Read more......
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You may have noticed a subtle change on your food ingredients list. Big, bad sugar is being replaced by the fresher, greener sounding evaporated cane juice. But how does this ingredient differ from sugar? It doesn’t, says the FDA.Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Ria Misra on Gizmodo, shared by Cheryl Eddy to io9 | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Jalopnik Use This Chart To Not Look Like A Chump Who Doesn’t Know The Difference Between An IndyCar And An F1 Car | Lifehacker The Surprising Things You Can Safely Wash In Your Dishwasher | io9 A Harry Potter Theory That Both Explains Harry’s Tiny...
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Investing in undersea internet cables has been a big part of data strategy plans for tech giants in recent years. Now Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up for the mother of all cables: A 4,100-mile monster that can move 160 Tbps, which will make it...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Probuphine, the first implantable drug for the treatment of opioid dependence. It’s a welcome development at a time when scores of Americans are addicted to painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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It’s simple physics really: The faster a car is going when it hits you, the more likely you’re going to get killed. But there’s a correlation between the speed of the car and the likelihood you’ll be killed, especially when you take age into...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Google is pissed—or at least that’s what it sounds like when you read Bloomberg’s look into the company’s relationship with smartphone manufacturers. According to the report, Google is aggressively addressing Android’s biggest problem: fragmentation,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Ever wonder what the dreams of a professional animator must look like? Adult Swim’s Off the Air videos continue to be some close approximate of that breed of visual weirdness, and Shapes is the latest installment.Read more......
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To test the sticking power of the glue used inside its Gokiburi Hoi Hoi roach traps, a Japanese pest control company called Earth Chemical created a human-sized version and then made a scientist, athlete, and sumo wrestler attempt to get from one end...
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For friends and family, fewer things are more agonizing than not knowing if or when a loved one in a coma will regain consciousness following a severe head injury or drug overdose. Researchers have shown that a common test can measure awareness in comatose...
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The exorbitant costs of the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub have been well-reported: the station cost FOUR BILLION DOLLARS. As of today, New Yorkers can now walk through the station in its entirety, but they’ll want to take note of one particularly...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a “warm phase.” Scientists are now reporting the first observational evidence that Mars recently emerged from...
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