It's always helpful if materials let you know when they're under stress, so that changes can be made before catastrophic failures occur. A new polymer is designed to provide such a warning, as it glows when stretched... Continue Reading Polymer uses "dumbbells" to glow when it's stressed
Though sets of colorful building bricks made of plastic can usually keep the kids entertained for hours at home, Lego is also used in the classroom. The Lego Foundation and the Lego Group have now unveiled some special bricks aimed at helping blind kids to learn braille through play... Continue Reading Lego makes learning Braille fun and engaging
Most of the tiny houses by Canada's Minimaliste are specifically built to withstand extreme cold weather, but the firm says its models are just as well-suited to sunnier climes too. With this in mind, it recently completed a new tiny house for a client in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
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When you're out and about and need to take a photo, chances are pretty good that you just whip out your smartphone and grab the moment. So is there still a market for dedicated compact cameras? The big manufacturers think so, and Nikon has just announced the Coolpix W150 to prove it... Continue Reading Nikon launches colorful, feature-packed rugged compact camera
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An "Autonomy day" for Tesla investors put a microphone in front of Elon Musk, and we all know what happens when you do that. Here's a collection of typically outrageous and colorful quotes from Captain Moonshot, who stands to go down as one of this era's most fascinating innovators... Continue Reading What Elon said: Tesla CEO goes big on promises at Autonomy Day event