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Absent-minded sun worshipers can retrofit a regular hat with a UV index sensor to remind them to re-slather on sunscreen.
It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell launches an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for children with cancer. One lucky winner to play video games with Mr. Burgundy himself.
When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail of comic books" is up for grabs!
They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.
If you really want to know how many calories that exercise burned, the BodyMedia Fit easily beats other popular trackers. But being an armband, rather than wristband, isn't particularly comfortable.
Don't forget to pack this week's freebies, which include a pocket-size wireless access point and a set of international travel plugs that work in the U.S., U.K., European Union, and Australia.
This successful Kickstarter project lets you make anything from printed circuits to brass earrings and molds for precision parts.
Is it hot in here? The Earth is as close to the sun today as it will be all year. Time to break out the sunscreen.
We've seen a lot of solar activity in the last few months as the sun nears the active peak in its 11-year cycle.