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World’s Smallest Washing Machine Fits In A Purse

If, like me, you’re always spilling things on yourself, and you don’t want everyone you meet to know what you had for lunch, this could be the answer. The newly designed Coton handy washer, produced by Chinese electronics firm Haier, is the same-size as an electric shaver and can remove anything from dirt to those […]

Country star Willie Nelson will also brand bongs and stores. Willie Nelson takes a hit of the cigarette-sized vaporizer in his gnarled hand, exhaling a small cloud, before placing it on the foldout table in front of us. We’re seated in the cool enclave of his tour bus, at the entrance to his sprawling property […]

There’s a battle shaping up between competing live Twitter video services Meerkat, which has a several-week head start in usage and buzz, and Periscope, the just-released app from Twitter. Both applications allow users (of iPads and iPhones) to stream live video to Twitter users, although Periscope says an Android version is on the way. At […]

It’s being called a gigacoaster, the Fury 325, the world’s tallest, faster roller coaster. Carowinds ran its first test of the new Fury 325 roller coaster earlier this month. The 32-passenger train climbing to the top of a 325 foot hill. The hill is followed by an 81 degree first drop and then races through […]

These girls used LEGOs t0 build a device to help people with arthritis turn pages in books. Among the best parts: Getting girls interested in science fields is important, especially because women are leaving STEM careers at an alarming rate, so it’s a big deal that the president stopped by to encourage them and show […]

If you don’t want yourself on the toast, use a picture of someone you hate and then you can say you ate them for breakfast. Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, the toaster uses custom heating inserts crafted from a submitted headshot photograph. A subject‘s full facial details are converted into twin removeable stainless steel inserts, […]

The purpose is to improve the memories of troops who sustain brain injuries. But, certainly, the Pentagon wouldn’t use this for nefarious purposes. DARPA’s previous program, Revolutionizing Prosthetics, implanted tiny electrodes into the brain of 55-year-old woman who was paralyzed. The electrodes allowed her to control a prosthetic arm so that she could feed herself […]

It’s the next best thing to being there. Keyanna Rivera was at her doctor’s office in Newark Thursday and within 10 minutes of arriving went into labor. Little Rafael was ready to come into the world. The problem was that her OB/GYN — Dr. Meena Devalla — was a few miles away at Clara Maass […]

An organ like a kidney can be removed from a human fetus, transplanted to a rat, and then allowed to grow before it is transplanted into another human. “Our long-term goal is to grow human organs in animals, to end the human donor shortage,” said study co-author Eugene Gu, a medical student at Duke University […]

This probably means you’d need a better retirement plan. “If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California. The president and managing partner of Google Ventures just turned 40, but he looks more like a 19-year-old college […]

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