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  • TNT-Coated Carbon Nanotubes Could Generate Future Electricity

    28 August 2014, 8:52 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Light the touchpaper and stand well back, because we're about to... make sustainable electricity? That's the idea according to a researcher from MIT, whose vision for future power generation involves a healthy dose of TNT.Read more...
  • Look at These Images From the First Public High-Res Imaging Satellite

    28 August 2014, 7:32 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3—set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space—launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth.Read more...
  • These Fascinating New Nanobots Seek Out And Destroy Cancerous Tumors

    28 August 2014, 6:42 am by: Pranav Dixit

    Whether they're sneaking between cells or turning cockroaches into living 8-bit computers , nanobots are insanely fascinating. Now, they're about to become an army of impossibly small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors…
  • How We Could Cool Quantum Computers

    28 August 2014, 6:20 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Cooling modern-day computers is hard work: fans, heat sinks and even pumped liquid struggle to keep the temperatures of our hardware down. But how might we cool tomorrow's computers—those powered using the strange and exotic power of quantum physics?Read…
  • Good morning, Stockholm

    28 August 2014, 6:08 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

    There are few cities in the world as beautiful and full of beautiful people as Stockholm. This time-lapse video by Enrique Pacheco shows it in all its splendor.Read more...
  • Camera mounted inside fireworks captures head spinning video

    28 August 2014, 6:06 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

    Matt Roach thought it would be a great idea to mount a camera inside a girandola—a spinning fireworks wheel —launched at the 2014 Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention in Mason City, Iowa, and sent us the video. And a great idea it is, indeed.Read…
  • This Crazy Ping Pong Table Houses a 2,800W Sound System

    28 August 2014, 5:54 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    If you feel like your table tennis set-up needs a little more... oomph, then look no further than Stiga's new Studio table: a regulation playing surface that happens to pack a 2,800 watt sound system. Beer pong will never be the same again.Read more...
  • Pandora has released an app for Google Glass that will let you control your music with voice command

    28 August 2014, 5:20 am by: Pranav Dixit

    Pandora has released an app for Google Glass that will let you control your music with voice commands and touch gestures. You can also access your radio stations and create new stations using voice. [Pandora Blog]Read more...
  • This Is What Your Average Instagram Picture Looks Like

    28 August 2014, 5:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    If you've ever wondered what the average Instagram picture looks like, then wonder no longer. The web app Metagramme lets you create an average image based on the last 32 pictures you uploaded to Instagram.Read more...
  • Schrödinger's Cat, Caught on Camera

    28 August 2014, 4:20 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round , you probably know about Schrödinger's poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there's a picture of the ill-fated feline.Read more...
  • UN Climate Report: Large-Scale Climate Shifts Are Inevitable

    28 August 2014, 3:40 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    A new draft report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been seen by the New York Times, and the message seems to be clear: our planet is at risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" and current attempts to curb it are…
  • Hackers Steal Gigabytes of Customer Data From JPMorgan And Other Banks

    28 August 2014, 3:11 am by: Pranav Dixit

    Hackers broke into the computer networks of at least five U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase and siphoned off gigabytes of data, which included checking and savings account information of millions of customers, the New York Times reports. Security experts are…
  • The original BioShock aka the best game ever has finally landed in the iOS App Store for $1

    28 August 2014, 2:15 am by: Pranav Dixit

    The original BioShock aka the best game ever has finally landed in the iOS App Store for $14.99. Get it, get it, get it! Read more...
  • Microsoft Purges 1,500 Fake Apps From the Windows Store

    28 August 2014, 1:49 am by: Pranav Dixit

    The cesspool that is the Windows Store available in Windows 8 is finally getting a clean up. Microsoft is getting rid of 1,500 fake apps from the Store and will refund your money if you fell for a scam. Read more...
  • Olympus E-PL7: Great Imaging Guts, Now With a Slick Selfie Redesign

    28 August 2014, 1:00 am by: Mario Aguilar

    Olympus interchangeable-lens cameras are some of the best out there, and that doesn't change with the new Pen E-PL7. As with the E-PL5 , you get amazing imaging tech crammed inside a very small body. What's surprising is that the redesigned selfie-friendly LCD…
  • These walking fish raised out of water on land help explain evolution

    27 August 2014, 11:47 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and…
  • Good night, Los Angeles

    27 August 2014, 11:00 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Gavin Heffernan sent us a compilation of his time-lapse city traffic videos, all of which except one are shot in the City of Angels. A nice way to shut down for the day. Go have a cocktail, Angelenos.Read more...
  • Samsung Gear S: Finally(?) a Smartwatch That Can Make Phone Calls

    27 August 2014, 10:12 pm by: Eric Limer

    Yes, the rumors are true: Samsung just announced a smartwatch with a data connection. The Samsung Gear S can make phone calls. Because why the hell not?Read more...
  • The beauty and scary power of Mother Nature in one GIF

    27 August 2014, 10:01 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Aw look, it's a rainbow. Maybe that means the rain is going to stop. Maybe that means the dark clouds are going away. Maybe it means we should go outdoors soon... NOPE. Maybe not. As these people were filming a rainbow, Mother Nature decided to blast out a…
  • Watch Out Moto 360, There's Another Gorgeous Android Wear Watch

    27 August 2014, 10:00 pm by: Eric Limer

    Motorola's 360 was the first beautiful round Android Wear, but it's certainly not the last. LG is bringing one to the table as well, the LG G Watch R. Not to be outdone, LG's second Android Wear outing has a few fancy special features of its own: No "flat…
  • This guy is driving a batcycle around Japan in a perfect Batman costume

    27 August 2014, 9:24 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Apparently there's a crazy dude going around in Japan in full Batman uniform driving a batcycle. And that's perfectly fine by me, quite honestly. Go Batman go!Read more...
  • This $10.8 Million Crowdfunded Cooler Better Be Awesome

    27 August 2014, 9:00 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    In the relatively brief but inexplicably deep-pocketed history of internet-enabled crowdfunding, people have proven their insatiable thirst for investing in stuff that may—or may not—ever make it to reality. Some of these proposals are very cool; some are…
  • The World's Tiniest 3G Modem is Barely Bigger Than a Penny

    27 August 2014, 8:26 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    One factor limiting the integration of your home's appliances into the so-called Internet of Things is the size and ruggedness of the device's modem. But with this miniscule new modem from Intel, anything bigger than a penny will be granted cellular…
  • Civilization Proves History Documentaries Used to Be Way Better

    27 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Michael Hession

    Television documentaries have become overproduced messes that focus too much on glitz and personality, and not enough on facts. Send me back to the time when series like BBC's Civilization graced the TV screen. It's all about the history, and its minimal style…
  • NASA gives the go-ahead to the world's most powerful rocket

    27 August 2014, 7:36 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Today, NASA has officially committed to build the new Space Launch System, the world's most powerful rocket ever, which hopefully will take us to Mars by 2030. The program is now set for development—the 'first time that an exploration class vehicle has…

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