When the Space Shuttle retired last year, it wasn't the last old-school spacecraft. That would be Russia's Soyuz, which had its first mission in 1967.
You've got a favorite coffee mug, right? It turns out there may be a scientific reason for your preference, since color could influence the taste of the contents.
Software engineer Kevin Gill is no stranger to creating virtual models, and he decided to create a rendering of what Mars might have looked like in its distant past.
This crack in the universe hanging on a Dr. Who fan's bedroom wall is so realistic you could be forgiven while in a moment of daydreaming, for thinking the good Doctor might just peer out one day. Added cool factor? It's completely handmade.
We've seen many miniature cameras designed to capture an photographic record of a person's every day life, but what of the sounds of your life? The tapping of your keyboard, your dog barking, or the leaves rustling in the wind all paint a picture as well. Now a designer has created a "sound bottle" that captures your favorite sounds.
Photographer Thierry Cohen has gone to great lengths to create a series of cityscapes that show what our great cities would look like if the lights went off. The streets and monuments take on strange gothic illumination by the lights of the starry night skies.
Smartphones and cars have been coming together for some time now, but Hyundai is moving experimentation forward with its new "Connectivity Concept." The basis of the concept is using NFC tags attached to a car, allowing the driver to swipe their phone over the tag to unlock the car and perform other functions.
It was a scientific breakthrough when a Russian team broke through some 12,365 ft. of ice to tap Lake Vostok, buried under Antarctica for 14 million years last February. The U.S. and Great Britain soon followed with efforts to tap into similar buried lakes in the hopes of finding ancient forms of life. Sadly on Christmas Day, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) announced the shuttering of their operations due to technical problems.
The State of New York thinks beets might be the answer to their icy roads, planning to pour some 50,000 gallons of the juice on state roads to help stop dangerous road conditions from forming.
Apparently, there are men out there who don't like to shop. The problem is serious enough that several stores are tackling the issue on how to make shopping easier to get men what they need without all the usual difficulties. The latest effort comes from a Seattle based store, Hointer that uses QR codes to guide men to the perfect pair of jeans.