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Tiny Bubbles Can Help Ultrasound See Blood Vessels In Amazing Detail

A new ultrasound technique that uses tiny micro-bubbles to help improve the contrast of its images is capable of producing highly detailed pictures of blood vessels inside living animals.

This Tiny Device Can Wirelessly Spoof Magnetic Stripe Readers

This humble-looking piece of circuitry, little larger than a coin, can be used to wirelessly fool magnetic stripe readers into thinking you’ve swiped your card, by generating hefty magnetic fields that mimic the data held on it.

This Building's Swooping Curves Were Fabricated By A Robot

An architecture firm called Studio RAP has built what it claims is the”first robotically fabricated building in the Netherlands,” using automated milling techniques to craft a unique, swooping structure.

Final Destination V Has A Frighteningly Accurate Bridge Collapse Scene 

Hollywood isn’t exactly known for the most accurate depictions of science and scientists — hence the long tradition of nerdgassing over the details any given film gets wrong. Add one more disgruntled engineer to their ranks.

Here's Why The Nerf Gun Is Actually Brilliantly Engineered

When wandering the aisles of your local toy store, it’s pretty easy to write Nerf guns and blasters off as just toys for kids. When you take one apart, however, you realise how much engineering has gone into shooting foam bullets. Let an engineer explain.

These Speedy Microscopic Submarines Are Powered By Light

Holy Fantastic Voyage, Batman. A team from Rice University has developed single-molecule nanosubmarines that could eventually be used to deliver medicines directly inside the body.

The ISS Has A (Small) Electrical Fault That Can't Be Fixed Until 2016

NASA has announced that the International Space Station has suffered a small electrical fault that’s reduced the number of power channels available to the astronauts aboard.

This Dry Glue Only Becomes Sticky When You Crush It

Usually, dry glue is a sign that you need a new tube of adhesive. But researchers in Japan have developed a new type of glue that’s perfectly dry until you crush it — at which point it becomes super sticky.

Huawei's Researchers Can Charge A 3000mAh Battery To 48 Per Cent In 5 Minutes

Battery life is one of the biggest headaches in tech — but while capacity remains a problem, manufacturers are at least making big improvements to charge times. Like Huawei, whose new experimental set-up can take a dead battery to 48 per cent change in about five minutes.

Sound Waves Could Power The Hard Drives Of The Future

Our need to store data is growing at an astonishing rate. An estimated 2.7 zettabytes (2.721) of data are currently held worldwide, equivalent to several trillion bytes for every one of the 7 billion people on Earth. Accessing this data quickly and reliably is essential for us to do useful things with it — the problem is, all our current methods of doing so are far too slow.

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