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  • Scientists developing drug that could prevent sun-related aging of skin

    3:55pm By Ben Coxworth
    Excessive exposure to sunlight is the leading cause of skin deterioration, causing it to age prematurely. We need some exposure, however, in order to synthesize vitamin D – plus who wants to stay in the shade all the time? Using a good sunscreen definitely…
  • DefenDoor keeps an eye on your house when you're not home

    2:53pm By Dave LeClair
    Across crowdfunding sites, we're seeing more and more smart doorbells and other devices designed to protect user's homes. A new one from Glate, called DefenDoor, aims to combine some of the best features from all of them, as it serves as a doorbell, camera,…
  • Kipstr will start recording the TV show you're watching when you fall asleep

    2:47pm By Stu Robarts
    If you've ever sat down to watch a program on TV only to wake up as the closing credits are rolling, there's a new wearable device in which you may be interested. Kipstr makes sure you don't miss your show by dozing off. The wristband recognizes if you fall…
  • Jack lets you leave the cables in the gig bag and go wireless

    2:15pm By Paul Ridden
    Let's face it, we live in wireless times. The living room hi-fi has been replaced with Bluetooth speaker systems, the home telephone by smartphones and the USB charging cable by induction mats. Though cable-free technology for guitar players has been around in…
  • US Navy tests GhostSwimmer "roboshark"

    1:39pm By Ben Coxworth
    Should you be swimming in the ocean sometime soon and spot a shark-like dorsal fin cutting through the water towards you, just relax – it might simply be a military robot, that's made to look like a shark. A US Navy team has recently been testing just such a…
  • Like a rolling stone: Tiny Alpine cabin resembles an oversized rock

    1:00pm By Adam Williams
    Here's an example of small living that's a little different from the norm. What appears on first glance to be a large boulder is actually a tiny cabin that contains all the basics you'd need for a short stay in the mountains. The cabin is the work of Swiss…
  • Ghost ship projected onto Amsterdam canal

    12:53pm By Stu Robarts
    Visitors to Amsterdam at the moment better have nerves of steel. A ghost ship has been spotted moored on one of the city's famous canals. There's no need to be scared, though. The spooky apparition has been created with some clever visual trickery, as part of…
  • Vert wearable measures athletes' jumps

    12:37pm By Chris Wood
    While there are many fitness trackers designed to log metrics like heart rate and steps, the Vert Jump Rate Monitor sets itself apart by specifically targeting sports and workouts that require the athlete to jump... Continue Reading Vert wearable measures…
  • SpaceX’s ISS cargo resupply mission gets postponed (again)

    11:51am By Dario Borghino
    SpaceX and NASA announced earlier today that the fifth cargo resupply mission (CRS-5) to the International Space Station scheduled for tomorrow has been once more delayed, this time to no earlier than January 6th. .. Continue Reading SpaceX’s ISS cargo…
  • Deloitte's Amsterdam HQ becomes world's most sustainable office building

    11:37am By Stu Robarts
    Deloitte's new corporate headquarters in Amsterdam has been certified as the most sustainable office building in the world by BREEAM. The Edge was awarded an "Outstanding" rating with the highest ever BREEAM score of 98.36 percent. It takes the title from One…
  • Smaller, faster, greener "high-rise" 3D chips are ready for Big Data

    11:03am By Dario Borghino
    Stanford engineers have pioneered a new design for a scalable 3D computer chip that tightly interconnects logic and memory, with the effect of minimizing data bottlenecks and saving on energy usage. With further work, the advance could be the key to a very…
  • Quadriplegic successfully uses mind-controlled robotic arm

    8:52am By Richard Moss
    In 2012, a quadriplegic woman managed to move a robotic arm, using only her thoughts, to a level of proficiency that allowed her to eat a chocolate bar using said arm. The University of Pittsburgh team behind the study didn't stop there, though. By improving…
  • New crowdsourcing project calls on citizen scientists to catalog images of cities at night

    7:58am By Anthony Wood
    A new crowdsourcing initiative is calling upon the public to help catalog the ever increasing library of images snapped of our planet, and more importantly its cities, at night from the International Space Station (ISS). With your help, the Cities at Night…
  • Curiosity finds active organic chemistry on Mars

    3:59am By David Szondy
    The hunt for present or past life on Mars got a boost as NASA's Curiosity rover records spikes in atmospheric methane ten times greater than previously measured by the unmanned probe. Though the levels are far below those found on Earth, methane is a key…
  • The Odyssée desalinator: Using the power of the ocean to cleanse its own salty waters

    1:38am By Nick Lavars
    Watching on as the waves crashed against the cliffs of South Corsica, France, mechanical engineer Dragan Tutić knew some were already drawing on power from the ocean to generate electricity. But a possible use for all that motion in the ocean that had been…
  • Top personal health and fitness gear of 2014

    1:23am By Karen Sprey
    Technology has made monitoring our health and fitness easier, cheaper and more convenient than ever, with a dizzying array of apps and wearable devices – from fitness trackers and smartwatches, to headphones and clothing – designed to improve our…
  • Near-transparent mice could improve understanding of organs and tissues

    Wed 10:59pm By Helen Clark
    Japanese researchers have found a way to turn tissue transparent in mice, allowing them to see cellular networks and gain a better understanding of biological systems. Researchers say this may ultimately lead to deeper comprehension of autoimmune and…
  • ZumZum balance bike's wooden frame offers natural suspension

    Wed 10:44pm By C.C. Weiss
    Among the many bicycle designs we look at here at Gizmag, we see a fair number of balance bikes, including the multifunctional LittleBig Bike. We've even seen a wooden one or two, but we've never seen a balance bike quite like the ZumZum, which is built around…
  • Audi keeps the five-cylinder alive for new RS3

    Wed 8:53pm By Scott Collie
    Audi has bucked the trend for downsizing engines with its new five-cylinder RS3 Sportback. Instead of moving to a four-cylinder engine for its hottest hatch, the German manufacturer has stuck with the bigger engine, working to reduce the fuel consumption…
  • New study finds parallels between past and present climate change

    Wed 8:37pm By Antonio Pasolini
    There's an element of déjà vu in the most recent political news on climate change: UN-led talks, like the recent Lima summit, that end with disgruntled environmentalists and plans for yet another summit. At this point, our best hope is to mitigate the…
  • New space race aims at creating breathable air on Mars

    Wed 6:11pm By Eric Mack
    The race to reach Mars is more like a decades-long marathon, but in the short term the latest space race involves inventing ways that might make setting up shop on the Red Planet possible. In the past few months alone, three teams have unveiled their visions…
  • Samsung Gear VR review: Oculus goes mobile

    Wed 6:08pm By Will Shanklin
    When we met with Oculus VR earlier this year, the team mentioned that future versions of the Rift headset could skip the PC, and instead use mobile devices for brains. Now we see what they were cooking up. Read on, as Gizmag reviews Oculus' collaboration with…
  • Disabled dog is now able to run, thanks to 3D-printed prostheses

    Wed 4:10pm By Ben Coxworth
    Derby the dog faced a challenge right from Day One. Due to a congenital deformity, he was born with very small forelegs and no front paws. This resulted in his ending up in the care of Hillsborough, New Hampshire-based dog rescue group, Peace and Paws.…
  • Africa's tallest skyscraper slated for construction in 2015

    Wed 3:22pm By Adam Williams
    In June 2015, Dubai-based Middle East Development plans to begin work on a new skyscraper that will be the tallest in Africa. Based in Casablanca, Morocco, the mixed-use tower will rise to a height of 540 m (1,771 ft), easily dwarfing all other buildings on…
  • 2014 Entry-Level to Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera Comparison Guide

    Wed 3:19pm By Simon Crisp
    Mirrorless cameras are now able to offer comparable image quality and performance to their DSLR rivals, but they have the benefits of being smaller, lighter, and arguably more stylish. However, choosing the right one for you can be difficult. Luckily we're…