Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

When they hear the word “Styrofoam”, most people think about disposable food containers or packaging material, but for one Japanese modular home manufacturer, it is the building material of the future. Its increasingly popular Styrofoam dome houses are hi...

Loud “Booms” Occurring All Around the World Leave Experts Scratching Their Heads

Loud “Booms” Occurring All Around the World Leave Experts Scratching Their Heads

Mysterious boom sounds have baffled people all over the planet throughout the past year. There have been 64 recorded incidents within the last 12 months, with the majority heard on the east coast of the USA, but also reported everywhere from the Middle Ea...

Artist Creates Stunning Body-Paintings That Glow under Black Light

Artist Creates Stunning Body-Paintings That Glow under Black Light

Artist John Poppleton combines his love of painting and his knowledge of photography to create stunning landscapes that glow under black light. But the cynosure of his work isn’t the painting itself, it’s the unusual canvas he paints on – the human body!...

Smart Umbrella Lets You Know It’s Going to Rain Half an Hour in Advance

Smart Umbrella Lets You Know It’s Going to Rain Half an Hour in Advance

Giving Mary Poppins’s magic umbrella some serious competition is the all new high-tech ‘Oombrella’ – not only can it predict the weather, it’s also impossible to lose. The smart umbrella syncs with a smartphone app, sending users updates about weather con...

The world’s most precise clock keeps time within quadrillionths of a second

The world’s most precise clock keeps time within quadrillionths of a second

Think your internet-connected smartwatch or expensive Rolex is the best way of keeping time? An international team of physicists want to challenge that assertion, courtesy of their new atomic clock — which is capable of measuring time down to a couple qua...

HERE’S HOW AMAZON COULD CHANGE WHOLE FOODS (AND GROCERY SHOPPING)

HERE’S HOW AMAZON COULD CHANGE WHOLE FOODS (AND GROCERY SHOPPING)

What would the world be like if Amazon owned actual retail stores? We’re on the cusp of the answer to that question. Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market has been finalized. Amazon now owns 431 Whole Foods supermarkets. But don’t worry — Whole Foods...

It seems like the majority of Americans aren’t quite ready for Amazon Key

It seems like the majority of Americans aren’t quite ready for Amazon Key

Most people seemed to be intrigued when they first heard about Amazon Key last week. The service, which launches in just a few days, gives Amazon delivery personnel access to your home so they don’t have to leave your package exposed on the doorstep if...

SpaceX could launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ by year’s end

SpaceX could launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ by year’s end

SpaceX has been launching and landing its Falcon 9 rocket on such a regular basis recently that the missions hardly make the news these days, a testament to the impressive progress made by Elon Musk’s private space company in recent years. So now atten...

Having seconds thoughts? Here’s how to recall an email in Outlook

Having seconds thoughts? Here’s how to recall an email in Outlook

We all know how it feels to click “Send” on an email, only to realize you’ve included an embarrassing mistake in it. Or even worse, you accidentally hit “Reply All” and sent your embarrassing mistake to the entire office. Before you start cringing at the...

THE YELLOW PAGES HAVE FINALLY BEEN KILLED OFF BY THE INTERNET

THE YELLOW PAGES HAVE FINALLY BEEN KILLED OFF BY THE INTERNET

The internet has claimed its latest victim. Don’t worry, it’s not the collective mind of our progeny (though that might be at risk as well), but rather the venerable Yellow Pages, that guidebook that you once thought you couldn’t live without. Alas, the r...