Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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BedJet v2 Smart Mattress Companion Lulls Users To Sleep

New products like the BedJet v2 and Luna Smart Mattress Cover provide climate control bed systems that offer rapid cooling and heating options for consumers that don't want to break the bank.

Artificial Chameleon Skin Promises New Developments In Wearable Tech

As scientists get better and better at making lightweight and flexible electronics, artificial “e-skin” is becoming increasingly viable. E-skins find application in a variety of industries including wearable tech, health monitoring, prosthetics, and smart robots by mimicking some of the key properties of the natural organ. Now scientists have developed an artificial skin that actually surpasses natural human skin by incorporating the color changing capabilities of a chameleon.

Asus' New Router Has Eight Antennae, 5.33Gbps Bandwidth

With 802.11ac support, three bands, and a whopping eight antennae, Asus can lay claim to the notion of world's fastest wireless router with the spider-like RT-AC5300. This thing should have no problems with 4K video and online game streaming... provided your ISP can keep up.

Made With Code: So Much More Than Just a Pretty Interface



Read all about designer Zac Posen’s partnership with Google’s Made For Code Program, which enables young students to explore computer programming in new and unexpected ways.

Asus Displays Water-Cooled Gaming Laptop At IFA 2015

If you thought MSI's GT80 laptop with its full mechanical keyboard was weird, take a look at the 17" Asus GX700. As the first of its kind in the world, the GX700 gaming laptop has an external, detachable water-cooling system, promising higher performance and more overclocking than any other laptop of its size.

Smog-Sucking Vacuum Eases Pollution, Creates Jewellery

A new public structure just opened in the forward-thinking European city of Rotterdam is being described as a vacuum cleaner for the air. The remarkable air purifier is 23 feet tall and can clean 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour while utilizing just 1,400 Watts of electricity – about the same as a water boiler. The installation is just the first step in its designer’s proposed worldwide Smog Free Movement and has already attracted over $90,000 in crowdfunded investment thanks to an innovative product: smog jewellery.

Corsair Updates Bulldog With Cleaner Look, More Options

After all the lukewarm feedback Corsair received on its Bulldog's edgy exterior design, the firm has (we'd like to assume) listened. This upcoming 4K-capable console-replacement PC has had its look cleaned up a tad, and Corsair have announced some new hardware bundling options to boot.

New Sensor Based On Human Nose Could Have Multiple Applications

According to a recently published study, a team of researchers in South Korea has developed an advanced bioelectronic sniffer for detecting stinky molecules in water that could one day be practically applied to multiple safety and consumer-based applications.

When The Livestream Went Mainstream a la Twitter & Facebook

It’s been reported widely that ‘livestreaming’ video apps are having their moment in the sun! It’s taken a while, but similarly to when social media first captured our zeitgeist a little over a decade ago, livestreaming seems to be tapping into that same need by both the viewer and the citizen journalists who are out there, capturing stories on-the-go.

Art-Inspired Solar Cells Track The Sun

Unsurprisingly, solar panels that can track the sun as it arcs across the sky show much higher efficiencies than those fixed at a given angle; on the order of 40%. However, for standard home installations, the energy expended to rotate the heavy panels counteracts the potential gains. Scientists this week report that cells based on the Japanese art of kirigami are able to circumvent this problem. Read on to find out how an old art-form is being used for thoroughly modern technology.