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Frequently seen on TV shows like CSI, luminol is a chemical used by forensic investigators, which glows blue when exposed to trace amounts of blood at crime scenes. It's typically combined with hydrogen peroxide as a coreactant, although this can produce false positives. Scientists have recently had better luck by instead mixing it with artemisinin, which is commonly used as an antimalarial t
At some point in the evolution of VR and AR, controllers will fade away and the headsets themselves will have sensors that track our bare hands in what's essentially real time. One firm already has an SDK – launching today – that allows developers to bake hand tracking directly into their apps, using the camera that's already on your smartphone, tablet or laptop...Continue Reading AR and VR h
With all of the fine entertainment now on TV, you'd think that watching a baby condor go about its business on a remote mountain perch near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in California wouldn't be that captivating. But somehow it is. Thanks to a livestream video from the Cornell Lab Bird Cams Project, you can check up on the little bird with big feet whenever you want and, if you'r
A hobbit house, a Doctor Who-style Tardis, a secret underground bunker, and a flight simulator all feature in the 2017 Cuprinol Shed of the Year. The competition highlights the cream of the British shed scene and this year's finalists are made up of 32 weird, wacky, and ingenious sheds made by passionate hobbyists...Continue Reading From a hobbit house to a secret bunker: The best sheds of 20
The organizing committee and judges at Concorso di Motociclette Villa d'Este are a breed apart, often conjuring new classes for the elite motorcycle beauty pageant from areas where most concours organizers fear to tread. This year the eccentric category choices all offered an opportunity to celebrate different aspects of transportation heritage...Continue Reading Concept bikes & cafe racers s
Ducati has picked up two prizes at this year's Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este for concept bikes based off the Scrambler. The concept Café Racer, with its funky headlight and shiny aluminum bodywork, took top honors, with a redesigned Scrambler Desert Sled coming in third...Continue Reading Two Ducati Scrambler concepts take prizes at Concours d'EleganzaCategory: MotorcyclesTags: Con
Last year, the Paris Agreement saw almost 200 countries pledge to cut greenhouse emissions, in order to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2° C (3.6° F) above pre-industrial levels, before the end of the century. But just curbing the rise in emissions won't be enough – technologies that actively pull more CO2 out of the atmosphere will also be vital. To that end, a new CO2-filteri
An international team of scientists is halfway through a month-long journey surveying the ocean floor along Australia's eastern abyss, a previously unexplored stretch of marine territory reaching depths of between 4,000 and 6,000 m (13,100 and 19,700 ft). So far, the team has uncovered a startling array of bizarre abyssal animals, including a weird faceless fish and blind deep-sea spiders...C
After making its debut at CES earlier this year, LG's ProBeam laser projector has hit the shelves. At $US1,499, this compact unit offers a decent price point for those interested in a portable device that can provide big screen entertainment wherever there's a blank white wall...Continue Reading LG's light, bright, portable laser projector hits storesCategory: Home EntertainmentTags:
Over the past few years, a variety of cyborg animals have been unleashed, as scientists kit out cockroaches, locusts and even turtles with electronic accoutrements. Back in January, researchers from Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) outlined plans to fit dragonflies with tiny electronic backpacks, allowing them to be controlled remotely. In a new video is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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