Technology & Science

NASA’s color show in the east-coast sky

NASA’s color show in the east-coast sky

  East Coast residents in the United States will have the chance to catch a colorful sky in the early hours of Sunday morning as NASA launches a sounding rocket that will create artificial red and blue clouds. The clouds may be visible along the Atlantic Coast stretching from North Carolina up to New York, […]

Paperfuge – hand-powered paper & string ‘centrifuge’

Paperfuge – hand-powered paper & string ‘centrifuge’

  Inspired by a whirligig toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required. A centrifuge is critical for detecting diseases such as malaria, African sleeping sickness, HIV and tuberculosis. […]

“Ransomware” Locked Up Over 100,000 Computers:

“Ransomware” Locked Up Over 100,000 Computers:

Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary. The pace of the attack by a destructive virus dubbed WannaCry slowed late on Friday, after […]

Become a Tree with a biodegradable burial pod for your body

Become a Tree with a biodegradable burial pod for your body

The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains. Capsula Mundi — “world’s capsule” in Latin — is an egg-shaped, organic casket, where after being encapsulated in the […]

Google Home will recognize your voice

Google Home will recognize your voice

Google Home, Alexa’s and Amazon Echo’s newest competitor, has voice recognition. Google Home — the company’s voice-controlled smart speaker that plays music, searches Google and lists recipes — can now tell the difference between you and others based on voice. As of Thursday the square, cylindrical device will now recognize partners, roommates, kids and guests who […]