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18

Apr

The more we come to rely on the latest, greatest gadgets, the more often obsolete technology ends up in landfills, contributing to a growing environmental problem.

The more we come to rely on the latest, greatest gadgets, the more often obsolete technology ends up in landfills, contributing to a growing environmental problem.

5 creative ways people get around citiesIt’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?

5 creative ways people get around cities
It’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?

17

Apr

Why that FarmVille rabbit looks like Natalie PortmanOn the occasion of the game’s new mobile launch, we talked to the FarmVille animators about Saturday morning cartoons, heirloom chickens and Hollywood muses.

Why that FarmVille rabbit looks like Natalie Portman
On the occasion of the game’s new mobile launch, we talked to the FarmVille animators about Saturday morning cartoons, heirloom chickens and Hollywood muses.

16

Apr

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicineA team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicine
A team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

13

Apr

Technology made ancient humans less activeMen’s bones gradually lost strength over time as their roles in society changed due to various inventions. Women’s bones, however, changed less consistently.

Technology made ancient humans less active
Men’s bones gradually lost strength over time as their roles in society changed due to various inventions. Women’s bones, however, changed less consistently.

11

Apr

Heartbleed: Which passwords you need to changeNot all websites have been affected by Heartbleed, and for some sites, it’s best not to change your password just yet. Here’s the run-down.

Heartbleed: Which passwords you need to change
Not all websites have been affected by Heartbleed, and for some sites, it’s best not to change your password just yet. Here’s the run-down.

04

Apr

New atomic clock is most accurate timekeeper yetUltraprecise timekeeping is critical for maintaining electrical grids, global telecommunications and GPS systems.

New atomic clock is most accurate timekeeper yet
Ultraprecise timekeeping is critical for maintaining electrical grids, global telecommunications and GPS systems.

03

Apr

Are robot doctors in our future?
Voila! Electric scooter folds up into a briefcaseThe Commute-Case electric scooter will also double as an actual briefcase.

Voila! Electric scooter folds up into a briefcase
The Commute-Case electric scooter will also double as an actual briefcase.

A solar dress instead of a sun dress?: The future of wearable techAnother possibility is a suit that also just happens to be a Wi-Fi hotspot.

A solar dress instead of a sun dress?: The future of wearable tech
Another possibility is a suit that also just happens to be a Wi-Fi hotspot.