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Gizmos

‘New era for off-world manufacturing’: NASA prints first 3D object in space
In a historic move, the International Space Station’s (ISS) NASA-installed 3D printer has manufactured its first object – a replacement part for itself.

26.11.2014 20:31

Watchdog lists '10 worst' toys NOT to give kids this holiday season
World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (WATCH) has listed the ten worst toys for children – not based on their appeal, but on those that can be deemed most hazardous in the clumsy hands of small children… Among them is a pencil catapult and a doll.

21.11.2014 14:54

Anti-Barbie goes on sale – complete with acne, cellulite and stretch marks
An “anti-Barbie” – the Lammily doll – has gone on sale, creating the image of a “normal” 19 year old woman of real proportions, complete with the possibility for adding a plaster cast, freckles, acne, scars and temporary tattoos.

20.11.2014 12:44

​Solution for the absentminded? Swede gets microchip key implanted in hand
After getting a rice grain sized microchip inserted into her hand for unlocking her office door, a Swedish woman can stop worrying about losing her work keys.

19.11.2014 17:42

WhatsApp starts encrypting user messages on Android devices
WhatsApp, the world’s most popular mobile messaging application, is adding a default encryption service for messages sent on its platform, what is said to be the largest encryption service of its kind.

19.11.2014 19:22

Fabulous fjords! Norway’s new passports get stylish, minimalist Nordic makeover
With a stunning series of simple yet elegant landscapes, from signature fjords to the Northern Lights, Norway has lived up to its reputation as a world design leader with a cool, minimalist new passport design.

18.11.2014 14:11

​NASA invents self-destructing bio-drone made of fungus and bacteria
A biodegradable drone made out of fungus, bacteria and wasp spit built by NASA-affiliated scientists may pave the way for future spyware, which would simply self-destruct if it crashes, leaving behind only minute remnants.

14.11.2014 11:47

US government warns iOS users their devices may be in danger
​Apple customers are being warned by computer security experts, including the United States government’s own cyber squad, to watch out for a new bug affecting iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad.

13.11.2014 20:31

'No way!': Pentagon trashes Iranian replica of US drone
An Iranian replica of a US spy drone, seized by Iran in 2011, is inferior to the US version, which was initially captured by Iran, according to the Pentagon. Iran released a video of their similar design earlier this week.

13.11.2014 15:21

Space Net: Elon Musk confirms plans to provide global internet from 100’s of satellites
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he is working on a program to launch hundreds of lowcost satellites that could provide worldwide WiFi. The project is still in the early stages of development, with Musk promising more information soon.

12.11.2014 06:08

SpaceX’s Elon Musk mulls 100s of ‘lighter, cheaper’ internet satellites
Billionaire business magnate and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reportedly expressed hopes to start developing space satellites that could provide global internet access through hundreds of small, inexpensive models.

09.11.2014 08:23

Cycling on sunshine: World’s first solar bike lane opens in Netherlands
The Dutch now have a wholly solar-paneled cycle path connecting two suburbs in Amsterdam – the first of its kind in the world. The SolaRoad will convert the sun’s energy into electricity for the grid.

06.11.2014 17:05