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The FCC (Still) Stinks At Defending The Internet

The US Federal Communications Commission’s soon-to-be-proposed rules on net neutrality reportedly won’t stop American broadband providers from giving better service to people that pay for it. That stinks. This was the agency’s big chance to lock down a set of regulations that will keep the internet free and open, and it’s letting America down.


Italy Wants To Turn Its Old Bridges Into Inverted Skyscrapers

Southern Italy is dotted with hulking aqueducts that went out of service years ago. In an attempt to find a new use for the structures in lieu of tearing it down, the government held a competition. One of the winning designs will blow your mind.


WSJ: FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Will OK Pay-To-Play

Initial reports about the FCC’s hotly anticipated net neutrality rules are out, and they are foreboding. While they will prevent broadband providers in the US from blocking legal content on the internet, it does not explicitly ban companies from paying for better service. While that’s bad for net neutrality, it’s not entirely a surprise.


This Vertical Take-Off Drone System Is So Versatile It's Scary

Drones are getting pretty advanced, and they’re continuing to prove their usefulness. They can do anything from dodge bullets to land on aircraft carriers. And up next is an emerging new class of drones that can take off and land vertically, thanks to the likes of the new Arcturus UAV Jump system.


Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Is A Serious Stunner

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world’s first light field camera. It hasn’t replaced normal cameras, but now Lytro now has a new toy: a professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you’ll never look at still pictures the same.


Scientists Figured Out A Way To Help Power Homes With Toilet Flushes

A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your home.


This Sleek Table Is Hiding A Playground For Cats

Cats love climbing through cosy spaces. That’s why the CATable, a beautifully functional work surface with built in tunnels for burrowing, is so appealing to them. In the words of designer Ruan Hao, “It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats.”


New Wireless Power Setup Charges 40 Smartphones From Across The Room

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they’re one step closer to making that fantasy a reality with new wireless power transfer technology that works from over 4.5m away. And it works pretty damn well too.


Man Explains Why He Prefers $50 3D-Printed Hand To $42,000 Prosthesis

Everybody’s excited about the possibilities of 3D printing, but, for some people, the technology stands to improve their lives on a daily if not hourly basis. Jose Delgado Jr, a 53-year-old man born without most of his left hand, is one of them. Thanks to 3D-printing, Jose got a new hand.


Nine Of The Coolest Prefab Houses In History

Prefab is a buzzy topic in architecture and design circles right now, but it’s hardly a new concept. The idea of building houses in factories and shipping them to their destinations is at least a century old. Now, Taschen has published the history of these homes in a lovely coffee table book.