Avatar Director Sinks to a New Low UPDATED

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No, it’s not Avatar 2. James Cameron is diving all the way down to floor of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The journey is 7 miles down and hasn’t been attempted since 1960. Cameron commissioned a specially-designed sub, Deepsea Challenger, to make the journey and return with 3D footage, but the potential for [Read More...]

Power-Generating Fabric?

Scientists at Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials are working on “Power Felt”: a thermoelectric cloth that converts heat into electricity. The group is using carbon nanotubes (cylindrical molecules of interconnected carbon atoms) to create a flexible fabric that can be made into covers for cell phones, flashlights, radios, and other electronics. The method is cheaper [Read More...]

Mapping Abortion in New York

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Thomas Peters writes about the Chiaroscuro Foundation’s efforts to highlight New York City’s shockingly high abortion rates. This interactive map shows the abortion numbers by zip code over a span of 10 years, with much of the map painted blood-red to show abortion rates of 50% and higher. It would be interesting the correlate this data [Read More...]

Reinventing the Wheelchair

Just go ahead and watch it. From Tek RMD. More at Reuters. [Read more...]

Tactile Touch Screens? They May Be Closer Than You Think

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And by close I mean, “As near as the next Apple press conference.” [UPDATE 3/7/12: Nope.] Check out Pocket-lint for the whole scoop. Here’s an excerpt: “The aim is to make a corrugated surface feel corrugated, a rough surface rough, a soft surface soft. The first products will ship by the end of this year [Read More...]

Faith in the Digital Age

Our lives increasingly are defined by technology. This is not news. These words are not printed in black ink on folded broadsheets made of mechanical wood pulp and tossed in your driveway or hawked from streetcorners. That era is passing away, but in its time, cheap and efficient printing was a technological, world-changing revolution, able to [Read More...]


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