Balloon Chair by h220430 appears to float above the ground

11.04.2014 [20:13]
Japanese studio h220430 has created a chair that looks like it is held in mid-air by balloons, which will go on show at Ventura Lambrate in Milan on Tuesday. A follow-up to the Balloon Bench designed by h220430 in 2011, the Balloon Chair appears to ...

US Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016

11.04.2014 [17:42]
The US Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the ...

32 Billion Devices Plugged in and Generating Data by 2020

11.04.2014 [15:28]
The EMC Digital Universe study today launched its seventh edition. This highly anticipated study always makes a big splash because it focuses industry attention on the incredible growth rates of data. By 2020, the amount of data in our digital universe is expected to grow from 4.4 trillion GB in 2013 to 44 trillion GB. Some other points from the research that stood out for me include ...

Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'

09.04.2014 [18:18]
Authorities in central Italy have discovered a villa transformed into a private museum, housing hundreds of Roman artefacts allegedly stolen from the state. Treasures filled the “splendid villa” in Lanuvio, south of Rome, which was transformed into “a small private museum”, Italy’s financial police said on Monday ...

Common Web Encryption Tool Is Flawed, Researchers Say

09.04.2014 [16:52]
An encryption tool used by a large chunk of the Internet is flawed, potentially exposing reams of data meant to be hidden from prying eyes. The bug, nicknamed Heartbleed by researchers at Google Inc. and cybersecurity firm Codenomicon, could have affected two-thirds of active websites when it was disclosed Monday, they said ...

Stradivarius? You'd be better off with a modern violin

09.04.2014 [15:19]
The name Stradivarius has been synonymous with musical excellence for three centuries with instruments selling for millions amid claims that their sound quality is unparalleled. However it may pain purists to learn that professional violinists cannot actually tell the ...

Bill Gates wants China to encourage wealthy Chinese to be more giving

08.04.2014 [15:55]
China should do more to encourage wealthy Chinese to donate to charitable causes and to make philanthropy a common practice in the world's most populous country, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Sunday. Gates, who runs the $38 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he thought people ...

US Navy tests robotic fire-fighters

08.04.2014 [10:34]
Fire-fighting robots designed to withstand intense heat are to be tested by the US Navy this summer. The Shipboard Autonomous Fire-fighting Robot (SAFFiR) has been built by engineers at ...

U.S. Navy testing more sophisticated pilotless helicopters

07.04.2014 [17:53]
The helicopter kicked up a cloud of freshly fallen snow that partly obscured the ground below, but despite the poor visibility, it gently touched down in a landing that was unremarkable except for the fact no one was at the controls. The helicopter, filmed during testing by the Naval Research Laboratory, was piloted by a ...

Samsung makes graphene breakthrough

07.04.2014 [17:05]
The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), in partnership with South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) have announced a new breakthrough in the mass manufacturing techniques for graphene, the substance that is widely expected to take over from silicon as the material of choice in next generation ...

Tightrope walker Denis Josselin completes walk over the river Seine in Paris

07.04.2014 [16:53]
A famous French tightrope walker, Denis Josselin, completed a walk over the river Seine in Paris on Sunday. It took him 30 minutes to walk over 150 meters (492 feet) of rope, while 25 meters ...

Good teeth may help sporting success

06.04.2014 [12:03]
Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they look after their teeth. The Oral Health and Performance in Sport conference in London heard that athletes' oral health was often bad and could impair training and performance ...

Graff Diamonds’ $55 million dollar Hallucination watch

05.04.2014 [19:29]
British jeweller Graff Diamonds hits unprecedented heights at Baselworld 2014 by unveiling the most valuable timepiece ever created. Set with 110 carats of rare coloured diamonds, the Hallucination watch is based on a concept developed by Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds. Hallucinating is not only the price, but also the ...

Morning light can help you lose weight

04.04.2014 [16:43]
While early birds may get that proverbial worm, they also seem to have an easier time managing their weight. A new study suggests people exposed to at least 20 to 30 minutes of bright, morning light tend to have a lower body mass index. It all has to do with how light impacts the brain. "It affects hormones that regulate appetite,” said Dr. Phyllis Zee, Northwestern Medicine ...

U.S. National Institute unveils new, accurate atomic clock

04.04.2014 [15:48]
A new atomic clock, so accurate it will lose or gain only one second every 300 million years, was unveiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST-F2 had been in development for about a decade and is three times more ...

Edible water bottle created by London-based design students

01.04.2014 [17:30]
London-based design students Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Pierre Paslier and Guillaume Couche are now making headlines, all thanks to their developing a so-called edible water bottle ...

Vatican library goes digital

31.03.2014 [21:24]
The Vatican Apostolic Library has announced a €18m deal with a Japanese IT company to digitise 3,000 ancient manuscripts over the next four years. In a press conference last week, the library prefect, Monsignor Cesare Pasini, said the partnership with NTT Data Corporation continues “a task we have been undertaking for ...

Camera Used by Astronauts on Moon "Pulls $940 Gs" at Auction

30.03.2014 [11:41]
Apollo relic was one of a kind due to later weight policies Westlicht Photographica Auction house in Vienna, Austria saved a whopper of an item for its 25th Anniversary Auction. The auction house sold one of the only cameras used by a human on the moon, and then returned to Earth. The camera sold for €682,000, roughly ...

Samsung announces Bluetooth-controlled Smart Bulbs

29.03.2014 [19:28]
Samsung Electronics announced it will launch a range of LED lamp solutions at Light + Building 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from 30 March to 4 April 2014. The new models are a lighter and more efficient PAR-series, lamps with a swivel-head PAR ...