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Freshwater swimming pond opens in London's King Cross


A new attraction in London, UK, gives visitors a place to swim, relax and experience nature. The King's Cross Pond Club is said to be the UK's first ever public swimming pond.

Driving a real car blind through a virtual world with an Oculus Rift


Formula Drift driver Matt Powers has successfully driven his Roush Stage 3 Mustang at high speed in the real world while immersed in a 3D virtual world (via an Oculus Rift headset).

New world record set for farthest hoverboard flight


A future in which we're all flying around on hoverboards may not have materialized just yet, but it does appear to be getting closer.

Scientists turn blood into nerve cells in pursuit of better pain relief


As it stands, there's not a whole lot we know about pain. Where a tissue or blood sample can be drawn and studied, our nervous system comprising different kinds of cells running signals through complex piping around the body presents a difficult task for scientific research.

Greaseless ball bearings: A revolutionary spin on a design that's been around for ages


The humble ball bearing is a key component of nearly every device with moving parts, taking advantage of the vastly reduced friction you can achieve when rolling a ball between two surfaces as opposed to sliding them across one another.

US Army installs electronic stabilty control on MRAP vehicles


It's not uncommon for technology developed for the military to eventually find its way into consumer products, but the US Army is taking things in the other direction.

Could NASA take CubeSats interplanetary?


CubeSats, tiny satellites about the size of a loaf of bread or smaller, hold the promise of opening space up to low-budget space missions, but currently they're largely restricted to Low-Earth Orbit (LEO).

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness


Diabetic retinopathy is one of a number of nasty effects diabetes can have on the human body. The disease sees the development of leaky blood vessels in the eye that over time lead to permanent loss of vision.

Hyperlens significantly boosts image resolution of microscopic objects


Using visible light magnified through a compound series of lenses to image small objects, standard optical microscopes have been with us for many centuries.

Phree smartpen digitizes your doodles, no matter where you draw them


Devices like Smart Kapp and Livescribe's extensive line of clever pens are just some of the ways you can stream your scribbles to digital displays in real time.

TheraTryke combines upper and lower body exercise for paraplegics


After taking a look at the Jet Blade hydroplaning watercraft last week, we thought it was worth highlighting another senior design project from Calvin College, Michigan.

Motorcycle connoisseurs find inspiration in Alabama


Two hours west of the Atlanta airport is a five story, state of the art monument of glass, steel and concrete generally considered to be the finest motorcycle museum in the world.

Nano Tornado drone swaps props for ducted fans


Although personal drones are becoming increasingly popular, a lot of people are still understandably intimidated by their exposed propellers.

Pixelkabinett 42 brings industrial chic to retro gaming


We've seen retro arcade-style video gaming consoles that are tiny, as well as ones that utilize an iPad and that even serve beer.

Halo WX warns of smoke, fire ... and tornadoes


A smoke detector is necessary for keeping your home safe, and with the rise of smart devices, it only makes sense for them to be one of the first items to get connected.

ShopInstantShoe instant-fit shoe system is heading for stores


For women, buying the wrong shoes can be about more than just esthetics. If they end up with shoes that don't fit properly, they can develop foot disorders such as bunions, hammertoes or ingrown toenails.

Audi claims first synthetic gasoline made from plants


Just weeks after producing its first batch of synthetic diesel fuel made from carbon dioxide and water, Audi has laid claim to another synthetic, clean-burning and petroleum-free fuel called "e-benzin." The fuel was created by Audi's project partner Global Bioenergies, in France.

GekkoPod flexes its camera and smartphone-holding muscles


GekkoPod is a flexible mount for compact cameras, action-cams or smartphones, which can give them the support they need by clinging onto, gripping and wrapping around everyday objects.

Rain Lamp makes a splash at home


A new light by designer Richard Clarkson puts two elements together that are ordinarily kept well apart.

New process prints electroluminescent layers directly onto three-dimensional objects


Electroluminescent (EL) panels are found in many electronics applications, particularly as backlighting for LCD displays, keypads, watches, and other areas requiring uniform, low-power illumination.


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