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Transforming travel adapter packs an auto-resetting fuse

10 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With different plugs, voltages and outputs in different regions around the world, well-traveled globetrotters know the value of a versatile travel adapter. Many are designed with fuses to protect electronics from surges, but replacing them and lugging spares around can be a hassle. Show More Summary

Arcadia A85S cruises on diesel, floats on solar power

11 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Look past their overt flashiness, and some luxury yachts offer fascinating takes on how to effectively use limited space. With a simple hull design, airy interior and auxiliary solar power system, the Arcadia A85S aims to pack a clean,...Show More Summary

NASA: You Could Probably Make Wine In Space

As humanity expands to become a multi-planetary species, some important questions must be considered. Can we bring cats? What about dogs? Also, can we make wine in space? More »      

Zillow Sends Cease And Desist Letter To McMansion Hell, The Architectural Criticism Blog We Need Right Now

Real estate aggregator site Zillow has sent a cease and desist letter to the creator of McMansion Hell, the most popular lampooner of suburban ticky-tacky monstrosities. Zillow claims that by using photos from their site, the architectural criticism blog violates their terms of service. More »      

MIT origami algorithm creates any 3D shape with minimal seams

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Back in 1999, Erik Domaine was a PhD student who created an algorithm that determined the folding patterns necessary to turn a piece of paper into any 3D shape. However, the algorithm was far from perfect, often resulting in an inefficient final product with many visible seams. Show More Summary

Measuring Tape In Augmented Reality Is Way More Exciting Than It Should Be

There are a few reasons to be bullish about augmented reality. It's just neat is the most important reason. Its practicality is another great factor. But above all, the fact that Apple is about to unleash its app developers to go crazy with AR in iOS 11 means that a ton of content should be coming. This humble measuring tape app is just the tip of the iceberg. More »      

One Day, Your Car Horn Might Be A Quack

Beep beep. South Korean researchers say that the new car horn they've developed is equally effective at alerting anyone within audible distance, while being less painful for the delicate ears of motorists and nearby pedestrians. Oh, and it sounds like a duck's quack. More »      

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards more powerful X-ray technology. The researchers focused their Diocles Laser to a brightness...Show More Summary

Without Chrono Trigger, The SNES Classic Is Just A Fancy Brick

Today, Nintendo formally announced the feverishly-anticipated Super Nintendo Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved 16-bit console coming to stores this September. Twenty-one well-chosen titles will be cooked into the device -- with one critical omission. More »      

It Looks Like Ford Is Making A Ranger Raptor

We've known since the beginning of the year that there's going to, finally, be a new Ford Ranger coming to the U.S. market by 2019. The Ranger has been alive and well overseas, but that's not the one that will be coming here. We'll be...Show More Summary

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cufflinks

These Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cufflinks will up your style and let the world know that you are a Quidditch champion. Wear the coveted golden snitch on your cuffs. They have a fixed back with HP initials and look amazing. They are a must for [...]

Using Machine Learning To Cut Down Surgical Videos

Recording video of medical surgeries is a great way to both educate doctors in training and identify process improvements. However, surgeries can be very time consuming, and it can be a gargantuan task to sort through endless hours of video searching for relevant points where the action happens. Show More Summary

Here's A Real, Semi-Accessible Way To Become A Race-Car Driver

Evolving from race-car customer to race-car driver seems impossible. But Porsche, and its Motorsports Pyramid, is unique in that it shows you just where -- and how -- you can hone your skills to do so. More »      

The Impacts Of Deep Ocean Mining Will 'Last Forever', Scientists Warn

The search for raw materials to feed the all-powerful Sarlacc of capitalism is pushing industries to increasingly remote and alien environments. One of the most exciting frontiers to emerge of late is the deep ocean -- rife with valuable metals such as copper and zinc, as well as the rare Earth elements that drive our smartphones and computers. Show More Summary

First all-electric Aston Martin to debut in 2019

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Aston Martin has been playing with the concept of an electric Rapide for a while now, but the engineers in Gaydon have never followed through and delivered a production version. Now, after a few false starts, the company has unveiled...Show More Summary

How Hogwarts Crushed All Other Fantasy Schools Under Its Heel

Harry Potter turned 20 yesterday. (Technically, because of how the publishing world works, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone turns 20 next year, on September 1, when the US version came out.) Pottermania is so well-entrenched that all you need to see is a red and gold scarf to instantly know a lot about the person wearing it. Show More Summary

Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Backpack

This Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Backpack is going to be a must have accessory for fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Rocket raccoon is all over this backpack and ready for action. Carry your stuff in style with some help from Rocket. [...]

Magnetic implants keep "dancing eyes" in place

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Nystagmus is a condition involving an involuntary flickering of the eyes. Resulting in reduced or limited vision, this condition that affects nearly one in 400 people, and is euphemistically referred to as "dancing eyes". A new procedure...Show More Summary

NASA's supersonic X-plane project passes key milestone

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Those still nostalgic about the Concorde can take heart because a new era of supersonic flight just came a step closer. NASA says that its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) project has passed its preliminary design review (PDR), opening...Show More Summary

This Could Be The Most Detailed Image Of A Distant Star Yet

Orion is the Beyonce of constellations. Pretty much everyone has heard of it and seen it (you can even see it in New York despite the light pollution). It's hard not to like it. And if you spend some time studying its behaviour and meaning, you'll only appreciate its intricacies even more. More »      

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