electromagnetic

Our Electronics Are Messing Up How Birds Navigate

Our Electronics Are Messing Up How Birds Navigate

The air is thick with electromagnetic noise these days. AM radio waves, the electromagnetic hum of computers — it’s invisible to us, but birds seem to detect them with their internal magnetic compass. A new study finds that electromagnetic noise disorients European robins, raising the intriguing and frightening possibility that…

In Soviet Russia, Chefs Will Use Lasers, Not Knives

In Soviet Russia, Chefs Will Use Lasers, Not Knives

In the future we may no longer need knives in the kitchen, at least not food prep knives. That is the idea behind the “Innnovative Laser Device for Cutting of Foodstuff” — entered by a Russian design student into this year’s James Dyson Award competition for problem-solving inventions.

LED Wand + RFID Waves = Beautiful

LED Wand + RFID Waves = Beautiful

Sometimes it’s the unseen that’s the most terrifying. In the case of RFID we think there’s plenty to dread, but never actually looked at those scary, scary waves. Thankfully someone at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design did.