Frog Species Kermit

Newly discovered frog species looks exactly like Kermit

By on April 21, 2015 at 5:06 PM.

Newly discovered frog species looks exactly like Kermit

I’ve always found it fascinating when researchers discover entirely new species. Not only does it serve as a helpful reminder that there’s still so much more on this earth left to discover, it also introduces us to some ridiculously crazy creatures, such as this cartwheeling spider from Morocco.

The most recent species discovery comes to us from Costa Rica, where researchers uncovered a completely new species of glass frog. While the new frog species can’t do any cartwheels, it’s worth highlighting because it bears an uncanny resemblance to a much more famous frog: Kermit the Frog from The Muppets, to be exact.

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SpaceX Rocket Ocean Platform Landing Video

Watch SpaceX’s reusable rocket come agonizingly close to safely landing on an ocean platform

By on April 15, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

Watch SpaceX’s reusable rocket come agonizingly close to safely landing on an ocean platform

SpaceX on Tuesday once again tried to safely land one of its game-changing reusable rockets onto an ocean platform and it came agonizingly close to being a success. Unfortunately, however, the rocket swerved slightly during the landing process and toppled over, thus marking the second time SpaceX has tried and failed to land on a moving platform in the ocean. All the same, SpaceX came much closer to succeeding in its second attempt than in its first, which resulted in an immediate explosion on impact. More →

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GoPro Astronaut Spacewalk Video

Watch: Amazing GoPro footage shows what it’s like to walk in outer space

By on April 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Watch: Amazing GoPro footage shows what it’s like to walk in outer space

The versatile GoPro camera never ceases to amaze us, as the tiny gadget lets users capture all sorts of interesting moments that might otherwise go unrecorded. We have already seen some impressive clips recorded with the popular gadget – check out our GoPro hub to see some of them – but we’re hardly done finding remarkable GoPro videos. Such is the case with this incredible one-hour GoPro clip recorded in outer space. More →

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Google X Lab Battery Project

Google has a top-secret project to revolutionize smartphone battery technology

By on April 10, 2015 at 4:09 PM.

Google has a top-secret project to revolutionize smartphone battery technology

Gadget fans’ most common gripes usually revolve around their favorite devices’ battery power. Although battery life is certainly improving every single year, it sounds like Google is working on ways to make it leap forward like never before. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google’s X laboratory is working on a top-secret project to dramatically improve battery power and efficiency as part of a broader plan to control more of the hardware supply chain. More →

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Michigan Micro Note M^3 Tiny Computer

This incredible mini-computer is no bigger than a grain of rice

By on April 9, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

This incredible mini-computer is no bigger than a grain of rice

One of the problem with computers, regardless whether they’re desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones or connected devices, is that they require plenty of electricity to deliver the features we’ve grown accustomed to, and battery life is never on par with our requirements. However, that might change in the future thanks to research that recently came from The University of Michigan. More →

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Stanford Aluminum Ion Battery

Elon Musk is not impressed with Stanford’s amazing new battery that fully charges in 1 minute

By on April 7, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Elon Musk is not impressed with Stanford’s amazing new battery that fully charges in 1 minute

If there’s one common complaint shared across Android and iPhone users it’s that battery life could always stand to be better. Though there have been advancements in lithium-ion battery technology over the years, the software we run these days is much more complex than it was during the early smartphone era days. In other words, battery efficiency is having a tough time keeping up with how rigorously we use our devices.

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Google Maps in Medicine

Key Google Maps tech finds an amazing new use

By on April 3, 2015 at 4:42 PM.

Key Google Maps tech finds an amazing new use

Technology similar to a popular Google Maps feature you probably use all the time is now helping scientists better study and understand how certain organs work on the molecular level, PopSci reports. Developed at the University of New South Wales in Australia, the new imaging tech uses Google Maps algorithms to crunch data, allowing doctors to zoom in and out of views of certain organs in order to monitor cellular activity while looking for secret clues that might help cure diseases.

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Opinions
How To Contact Aliens

Scientist concocts a truly horrifying plan for contacting extraterrestrial life

By on March 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

Scientist concocts a truly horrifying plan for contacting extraterrestrial life

If aliens are really out there, do we really want to wave a flag at them letting them know we’re here, especially when we haven’t yet created a global planetary defense system? More importantly, do we want to contact them in a way that will make them instantly hate us and want to vaporize us as quickly as possible? That’s what Seth Shostak, the director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, is proposing in The New York Times with a zany plan to beam the entire Internet into space. More →

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Valspar Color For The Colorblind Video

Watch: Colorblind people react to seeing colors for the first time

By on March 30, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Watch: Colorblind people react to seeing colors for the first time

Being colorblind can make the world a duller place since it means you see some of the world’s most gorgeous colors as shades of gray. To fix this, Valspar Paint has been teaming up with glasses manufacturer EnChroma to create special glasses to help colorblind people see exactly what they’ve been missing. More →

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Night Vision Eyes

Crazy Science: Biohackers develop night vision eyedrops

By on March 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Crazy Science: Biohackers develop night vision eyedrops

A group of biohackers based out of California recently developed eye drops which, when inserted into the human eye, provide users with some semblance of night vision. According to researchers over at Science for the Masses, a human test subject injected with the eye drop solution was not only able to make out shapes and sizes from 10 meters away, but was also able to locate individuals outside in the dark from a distance of 50 meters.

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Movie-inspired Gadgets and Technology

8 sci-fi movie gadgets that might soon become real products

By on March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

8 sci-fi movie gadgets that might soon become real products

Some of the wild tech concepts shown in sci-fi movies are closer than ever to becoming real, and The Wall Street Journal has listed eight such gadgets that seem to have been inspired from movies and may soon be available to interested buyers. More →

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Google Surgery Robot

The first Google robot worth truly getting excited for

By on March 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

The first Google robot worth truly getting excited for

It’s not a secret that Google is interested in robotics and that’s developing its own robots with technology purchased from no less than eight robotics companies. Various video clips have already shown the advancements made by the company but the search giant has an even more interesting robot in the works that could be a literal life saver. More →

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