Science and Technology

News : It's Hot, It's Creamy. It's Three Course Gum as a Meal

Remember Willy Wonka's magical gum? Wonka promised the flavors of tomato soup, roast beef, baked potato, blueberry pie and ice cream. As the avid gum lover Violet Beauregarde tested it out, she exclaimed: “It’s hot and creamy, I can actually feel? it running down my throat!” U ...more

News : Yes, more 3D.

This is a follow up to my last post on watching games in 3D. My main concern (because apparently I'm something of a technical snob, since no one else I went with considered it an issue), was that I perceived a lack of definition for a theater presentation. Apparently, Brazil ...more

News : Level 3 Cars Could Be Required to Spy on Drivers

Both the US and UK seem to be leaning toward requiring level 3 autonomous cars to train their "eyes" not just on the outside world, but even on the driver itself. Earlier today, the British House of Lords' Science and Technology Select Committee released a report detailing th ...more

News : The Government Is Coming for Your HMDs!

Beware: After a new caucus — the Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Technologies for the 115th Congress — formed in the US House of Representatives, the government has decided to go after all mixed reality head-mounted displays. The HoloLens, Magic L ...more

News : The Scariest LiDAR Vulnerability We've Seen Yet

A vulnerability in the design of LiDAR components in driverless cars is far worse than anything we've seen yet outside of the CAN bus sphere — with a potentially deadly consequence if exploited. The hack is also going to be hard to fix, researchers Hocheol Shin, Dohyun Kim, Y ...more

Brief Reality : AR Hits the Conference Circuit

Every Tuesday, Next Reality will give readers a rundown of the augmented and mixed reality news briefs from the preceding week that we didn't cover already. This way, you'll never miss anything of importance in the Next Reality landscape, and will always know what's going on w ...more

How To : 3 Tips to Better Tasting Beer

We are living in a golden age of craft beers. Originally invented by the ancient Egyptians, every culture now has its own tastes regarding beer. The process of making beer is so multi-faceted, it's a miracle that any gets made at all. However, there are lots of steps along th ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

SPLOIT : How to Strip Off MetaData in Images Using Python

NOTICE: Ciuffy will be answering questions related to my articles on my behalf as I am very busy. Hope You Have Fun !!! Hello Guys, Welcome to my tutorial and in this tutorial, We are going to talk as well as know of the possible dangers of metadata in our day to day images. ...more

How To : 10 Must-Have Chrome Tools for Lazy Students

Chrome apps and extensions are powerful tools for students: they can help optimize your web browsing experience by helping you take notes, check your grammar as you compose documents and emails, and even help you squeeze a little more juice out of your laptop's battery by free ...more

How To : Understand an electronic weathervane

This simple weather instrument is an example of electronic instrumentation, it uses a swinging pendulum conductor and four LEDs to indicate wind direction. This simple, but sophisticated, device is suitable as a science fair project or as a project in the grades 6/7/8 technolo ...more

How To : Fold and fly a tumblewing walkalong glider

The science-fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, once said, "That any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Who would have thought that we could create a wave of air with a piece of cardboard, and fly a folded sheet of telephone book paper on the wave ...more

How To : Get lithium metal from an Energizer battery

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to get lithium metal from an Energizer battery. They show you how to get Lithium Metal from an Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery. There are a great many types of lithium batteries and the particular chemistry of interes ...more

How To : Beat Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3

Mass Effect 2 may have been around for a whole year... but not on the PlayStation 3. And last Tuesday, January 18th, PS3 gamers finally got their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed RPG. Actually, this is the first time any Mass Effect game has been available on the PS ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Detect disease with Nanotechnology

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to detect disease using Nanotechnology. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, this is a demonstration about a new technology that lets us detect diseases earlier and faster than we could before. Science ...more

A Kit-of-No-Parts : "Crafting" Electronics at MIT

I recently came across this amazing MIT media lab site, Kit-of-No-Parts. Though not directly related to the content Cory has been posting, it is an interesting "craft" approach to technology/science. The site was created as documentation of a student's thesis work in the High- ...more

News : Stinky? Try Eliminating Your B.O. With Science

Where would we be without science? Not everybody's always fresh as a daisy; try Odegon Technologies' iron-on "Odour Tags". When attached to clothing, the patches capture your odoriferous molecules in a carbon mesh. Somehow the patches don't come off in the wash and run about 1 ...more

News : If the World Were Made of Pixels...

Texas based artist Shawn Smith brings the digital world to reality with his woodcut pixelated sculptures. The combination of a traditional material (wood) with a contemporary concept results in surprisingly fresh work. Plus, the craftsmanship appears to be impeccable. Check ou ...more

How To : Get Rid of All that Space Junk

How about a laser? One that is strong enough to nudge debris out of earth orbit. That's what NASA contractor James Mason wants to do, and his lab simulations suggest that the idea is possible. Mason wants to use a 5kW ground-based laser and a ground-based 1.5 meter telescope t ...more

How To : Understand what science & why it's important

Chris tells us how to understand what science is and why it's important. If you didn't have science, you wouldn't have any technology! This includes televisions, cell phones, portable devices, and everything else that science relies on. Basically we would be living like we wer ...more

How To : Make a pecan crusher out of junk parts

MAKE zine brings the DIY mindset to the technology in your life, encouraging you to break things apart and put them back together in a new and better way. In this video, MAKE and KipKay show you how to build a pecan crusher out of junk parts. Pecans are delicious, but their sh ...more

News : Scientists Grow World's First DIY Eyeball

DIY is a far-reaching term—though culturally it tends to refer to hacks, mods, crafts and constructions, its meaning can also extend to the ongoing trials and tribulations of the evolution of mankind: astonishing developments in technology, desperate acts of self-preservation ...more

News : Get an Invisibility Cloak. Seriously.

Well, maybe not a real invisibility cloak—sorry Harry Potter fans—but a team of scientists at MIT's SMART Centre are on their way to producing materials that mimic actual invisibility. Like something straight out of an H.G. Wells novel, scientists are using materials to refra ...more

News : James Cameron to Shoot Alien Lifeforms in 3D

How do you top a movie like Avatar? James Cameron's recent release pioneered in 3D technology, and was the first film to gross more than $2 billion, as well as being the highest grossing 3D movie of all time. What do you do after wrapping up a project like that? Well, Cameron' ...more

Altruistic Hacking : The Rise of the DIY Radiation Detector

Understandably, the tragedy in Japan has substantially risen the level of worldwide radiation-related hysteria. So much so, as an alternative to stampeding health food stores for iodine tablets, crafty individuals and organizations are hacking together personal radiation detec ...more

News : Are You Noob-Positive or Noob-Negative?

noob - Short for "newbie." Someone with little to no experience or skill. In some gaming communities, there is fierce debate over the distinction between "noob" and "newb"—one being derogatory while the other simply indicates being a novice. While some may argue the semantic d ...more

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