"CANNOT UNSEE: the Brazil 2014 logo has been criticized for "looking like a facepalm." - @hollybrocks

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Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart
Nick Stockton,

It’s no secret that the world’s pop­u­la­tion is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is hap­pen­ing. In a study released in today’s Sci­ence, a team of geo­g­ra­phers used data snap­shots to cre­ate a broad analy­sis of…

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Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft

It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

Why don’t they do this at the Saturday morning open house at Singapore’s fire stations?

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Inside The Crazy Google Glass Fitness App That Makes You Run For Your Life

A couple of years ago my brother worked on killer smartphone app, Zombies, Run. This seems like the next logical extension of the idea.

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Asteroid mining, orbital 3-D printing, and—of course—manned spaceflight are all part of the modern-day space race. Read>


Run An Empire, a smartphone game that uses local neighbourhoods as an arena for play with players competing against each other to capture territory by running or walking around it.

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How To Moonwalk In 5 Easy Steps

Because its never too late to learn!

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Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

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Adidas and Nike are in a foot race to see who can perfect a knit—not sewn—shoe that will wastes less material and doesn’t need as much cheap labor to make.


Spacecraft on a Chip - the first mission of a new kind of spacecraft is getting close to launch. A swarm of 104 “sprites” is about to make it into space for the first time. Each sprite is an inexpensive miniature spacecraft, mass produced using modern electronics manufacturing technology.

In a few weeks time, a fleet of 104 spacecraft the size of small cheese crackers should be released into space. This will be the first free-flying test of what could be a new approach to space exploration, one that aims to use bare integrated circuits as spacecraft. Since chips are small and easy to mass produce, it might be possible to launch them by the thousands for use as distributed sensors to monitor space weather, measure the ionosphere, or explore other planets.


They’ll all be released from a specialized satellite called KickSat, which will jettison them in a matter of seconds after about two weeks in orbit.

Kicksat is manifested to launch as a secondary payload on the next SpaceX flight to the International Space Station. Originally planned earlier this month, the latest news put the launch window on March 30th.


This printable smart hive could save bees from dying out

Not everyone enjoys having bees in their back garden, but the insects’ pollination is vital to the global ecosystem and there has been a dramatic decrease in their number past few decades. Companies such as Bee Landing have in the past created handcrafted hives to encourage more homeowners to help the creatures thrive. Now the Open Source Beehives project, currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, has developed a downloadable and printable beehive that can be equipped with smart tech to help crowdsource data about the insects living inside. READ MORE…

The $1 paper microscope that could revolutionize healthcare

A $1, origa­mi micro­scope made from paper and a cheap lens has the poten­tial of improv­ing health­care and the detec­tion of dis­eases world­wide.

Origa­mi, an ancient Japan­ese art of paper fold­ing …

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