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Like fireworks that linger for millennia, nebulae are some of the most photogenic objects in the universe. These vast clouds of dust and gas represent both the birth and death of stars, and their swirling forms lend themselves well to creative names based on whatever shapes observers happen to see in them. New Atlas has collected some of the most breathtaking nebula images ever taken... Co
There are already plenty of smartwatches that allow fitness-conscious users to monitor their heart rate. The iBeat Heart Watch also tracks heart rates, but it can additionally summon help if it detects that something is wrong... Continue Reading iBeat smartwatch is ready to call for heart help Category: Wearables Tags: Heart attack Heart Rate Monitor Smartwat
Persistent bullying could lead to a structural deformation in the brains of teenagers, according to a new study. Bullying is a serious problem for many children and teens that can cause a myriad problems in later life, including long-term impacts on mental health... Continue Reading Chronic bullying could be causing parts of teenagers' brains to shrink Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:
Sony was the first to market with an OLED TV in the form of the XEL-1. Released in December 2007, it boasted an 11-inch screen with 965 x 540-pixel resolution and cost US$2,500. Unsurprisingly, it didn't exactly sell like hotcakes, and it was a decade before the company released another OLED TV – the A1E (which can now be found for the same price but with a 55-inch screen rather than a mea
Like other automakers around the globe, Kia is getting serious about electrification. In the coming years, the Korean automaker will build on its current collection to offer more than a dozen different electrified vehicles. A first look at what that electrified future might look like, the Niro EV concept is a fully electric crossover with a few other tricks up its sleeve...Continue Reading Ki
We live in a connected world. We can use our smartphones to control all sorts of gadgets and appliances around the home – from controlling lighting to remotely feeding the pooch. But what of your "dumb" tech? You can break out the multitool and soldering iron for some homebrew hacking, but the latest project from the Frolic Studio could offer an easier way to teach your old gadgets new tri
If you're building a spacecraft that's going to be landing on a planet that has an atmosphere, then you'd better equip it with a heat shield. Although some approaches to such shields can be heavy and/or complex, a University of Manchester PhD student has developed one that's simple, cheap and lightweight... Continue Reading New spin on heat shields could cut cost of spacecraft Category: S
Revolutions is our new series that brings together a hand-picked selection of recent articles canvassing cutting-edge insights into major scientific advances. This first rundown brings you up to date with the ground-breaking science surrounding our gut microbiome... Continue Reading Revolutions: The gut microbiome Category: Medical Tags: Gut Bacteria Microbiome
While technology is getting better at cramming more and more data on discs and drives, there's another whole dimension that's essentially going unused. Holographic storage devices could make use of that, and now a team of Chinese scientists has developed a new nanoparticle-based film that can store information as 3D holograms, improving data density, read and write speeds and stability in har
Artist and environmental sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has just completed his most remarkable work to date, a semi-submerged tidal gallery exhibiting a number of artworks designed to evolve over time as they are colonized by algae and weathered by the environment... Continue Reading The Sculpture Coralarium: The world's first semi-submerged tidal art gallery Category: Marine Tags: 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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