Scientists create world’s tiniest 3-D glasses to show bugs 3-D movies.

This is real life, people.

Scientists create world’s tiniest 3-D glasses to show bugs 3-D movies.

This is real life, people.

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This computer simulation of a hummingbird in flight, surrounded by turbulent vortices of air.  Haoxiang Luo, a professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt, built this incredibly detailed simulation based on videos of the real thing (captured by Ty Hedrick at UNC):

When most birds fly, they produce lift as their wings flap downwards, but when their wings flap back up, they do the opposite - they produce a little negative lift.  But hummingbirds tilt their wings so they produce positive lift on both upstroke and downstroke.

Luo’s research could be used to help perfect a hummingbird drone. One company in California has already given it a try. Here’s an early prototype, in slow mo, followed by a newer version with a camera attached:

NPR’s new science blog SkunkBear is amazing. Check it out.

Hypnotizing, no?

What happens when technology meets classical art?
You get MIT Media Labs’ “opera robots.”
Learn more.

What happens when technology meets classical art?

You get MIT Media Labs’ “opera robots.”

Learn more.

The National Security Agency placed software on almost 100,000 computers that give the agency the ability to not only spy on the affected technology, but use them in possible cyber attacks.

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How much is 140 characters worth? A cool $31 billion.

How much is 140 characters worth? A cool $31 billion.

Have you ever wanted to control a cockroach with a smartphone? In a month, your weird wish could be granted. A company called Backyard Brains is releasing the first commercially available cockroach cyborg in the form of some microelectronics that the user would attach to the back of a cockroach.
The whole thing costs about $99, and comes with the electronics, a cockroach and surgical equipment to fuse the two together. 
Learn more here.

Have you ever wanted to control a cockroach with a smartphone? In a month, your weird wish could be granted. A company called Backyard Brains is releasing the first commercially available cockroach cyborg in the form of some microelectronics that the user would attach to the back of a cockroach.

The whole thing costs about $99, and comes with the electronics, a cockroach and surgical equipment to fuse the two together. 

Learn more here.

Harvard scientists have created a lightsaber…kind of.
Before you start thinking of amputating arms, they didn’t actually “create” a lightsaber. Instead, a joint Harvard-MIT research team has “managed to coax photons into binding together to form molecules”, creating “photonic molecules.”
Those molecules basically behave like the green (or red, if you’re a Sith Lord) glowing stuff you’d find in a lightsaber.
May the force be with you.

Harvard scientists have created a lightsaber…kind of.

Before you start thinking of amputating arms, they didn’t actually “create” a lightsaber. Instead, a joint Harvard-MIT research team has “managed to coax photons into binding together to form molecules”, creating “photonic molecules.”

Those molecules basically behave like the green (or red, if you’re a Sith Lord) glowing stuff you’d find in a lightsaber.

May the force be with you.

You know the GPS software that boats, planes and even you rely so much on for directions? New research shows that it can be hacked and manipulated to take you unknowingly off course.
Just how easy is it for a person to perform GPS spoofing? Learn about it here.

You know the GPS software that boats, planes and even you rely so much on for directions? New research shows that it can be hacked and manipulated to take you unknowingly off course.

Just how easy is it for a person to perform GPS spoofing? Learn about it here.

How virtual reality could be used to help improve your life, financially.

He was born in a lightning storm and came up with smartphone technology in 1901. 
He hated pearls and had a fear of germs.He is…Nikola Tesla.

He was born in a lightning storm and came up with smartphone technology in 1901.

He hated pearls and had a fear of germs.

He is…Nikola Tesla.