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Bulletproof skin actually works

08/18/2011, What happens when you cross spider webs with human skin cells? Why, you could very well end up with an interesting new material that could repel bullets – as long as they travel within reasonable speeds, of course. This is made possible thanks to a...

Thermal imaging cameras help steal PIN numbers

08/18/2011, According to a team of researchers from the University of California at San Diego, they realized that there is one rather interesting – and unorthodox manner of finding out the PIN number at the ATM, thanks to the use of thermal imaging cameras. Yes...

Cocoon Grid-It! used in NASA experiment

08/15/2011, One of the best ways to attract the attention of the public when you’re selling a product is by attaching big names to it. And that’s what Cocoon Innovations did when it got NASA to use its Grid-It! storage system in its latest series of...

Facial recognition IDs apes

08/15/2011, You know, there was no need for facial recognition technology for apes in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes when it came to identifying Caesar – this ringleader certainly knew how to get to the top of the command chain with his wit and allies from...

Angry Birds mooncakes spotted at Hong Kong

08/15/2011, You know that your company’s icon has “made it” when it starts to appear as bootlegged merchandise across the globe – while others decide to literally make a meal out of it – case in point, Angry Birds mooncakes that were...

Cyborg roaches love Lady Gaga tunes

08/15/2011, Cockroaches, or roaches for short, are more or less the pariahs of the insect world, even though they are most definitely going to survive and perhaps even thrive in a post-nuclear world compared to us humans, but for the moment, our homes seem to have...

Air conditioner thieves make life miserable for Texans

08/12/2011, As if the intense heat wave and drought over in the sunny state of Texas wasn’t enough for its citizens to deal with, it looks like the state has to deal with yet another menace – air conditioner thieves. It’s been reported that there has...

Text, photos and videos coming to 911

08/11/2011, “Dial 911” – that seems to be the standard operating procedure for folks who are in a tight spot, especially if you’re in a medical emergency or a life threatening situation and need help, pronto! According to FCC Chairman Julius...

File extension panties look cute

08/11/2011, Check out just what kind of underwear you can get for your other half if she’s a true blue geek at heart – one that has its file extension printed on the rear end. Of course, it does not only come in sizes just for women, but there are also...

Teeth art tattoos the next crazy thing in Japan

08/10/2011, You know that the Japanese are rather quirky at times when it comes to the question of fashion, and this time around here is something weird that might just pique your interest. We’re talking about teeth art tattoos, and while it does not originate...

iPad Head Girl: The Making Of

08/10/2011, Remember the iPad Head Girl that, well, literally turned heads wherever she walked in New York? That was a stunt pulled off by the latest iPad only magazine, Cosmo for Guys, thanks to viral marketing agency Thinkmodo who did the job on behalf of Hearst...

Bikinis with barcodes makes for an interesting ad platform

08/10/2011, Let’s face the facts – sex sells, and so it is no surprise that Zara Dampney, 24, and Shauna Mullin, 26, have managed to market their bottoms into their bottom line (pardon the pun) through the inclusion of a Quick Response (QR) code being...

eBooks sales increased more than 1,000% since 2008

08/09/2011, It looks like eBooks are one of the few things that are still selling well in the country’s current depressing economy. According to BookStats, a company that studies the US publishing industry, eBooks have been doing really well. Sales of eBooks...

Hackers can help inmates break out of prison

08/09/2011,   Just when we thought that hackers freeing prisoners only happened in the movies, at the recent DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, researchers revealed that it is possible for hackers to help prisoners escape from prison. They realized this was...