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Concept Earth flag could stake our claim across the galaxy (Tomorrow Daily 185)

Designer Oskar Pernefeldt conceived of this design after wondering what flag humans would stake into the ground if we ever set foot on Mars. It's a simple design at first glance, but Pernefeldt put quite a bit of thought into the process.

By May 28, 2015


NASA's potential squid rover is straight out of sci-fi

The space agency is studying the use of a soft, tentacled robot to explore watery moons like Jupiter's Europa.

By May 14, 2015


Swedish group has neon, gay sonar message for Russian subs

"The Singing Sailor" is deployed in the waters off Stockholm, sending a very friendly message to any foreign subs that might pass its way.

By May 13, 2015


LumiLor lets you literally paint with light

LumiLor is electroluminescent paint that can be applied to a range of different surfaces and lights up when it receives an electrical charge.

By January 6, 2015


Appliance Science: How LED lights work

LED lights are the latest thing in home lighting, using less energy and lasting longer than their incandescent cousins. How do they work? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science.

By November 18, 2014


Next-gen NASA spacesuit gives serious sci-fi vibe

Space fans voted and the winning futuristic design will become a reality in NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit prototype. Now Johnson Space Center plans to test the suit so that future versions can head to the cosmos.

By May 1, 2014


Acer's new Haswell PCs include S3 and S7 ultrabooks, 8-inch Iconia W3 tablet, and new Z3, V7, and V3

A small tablet, two ultrabooks, and a new all-in-one round up Acer's hardware news from Computex in Taipei.

By June 2, 2013


Bill Moggridge, early laptop designer, dies at age 69

The industrial designer crafted the Grid Compass, a clamshell computer that debuted in 1982 and that is widely regarded as the first laptop computer.

By September 9, 2012


Add lighting effects to your stereo

Turn your home stereo into a party-worthy conversation piece by pimping it out with some sound-activated lights.

By August 31, 2012


Google Smart Glove: 'seeing with your hand'

Google has been granted a patent for a smart glove, which includes cameras in the fingertips.

By August 26, 2012