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Scientists Have Successfully Grown Human Blood Vessels in a Petri Dish

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Human Blood Vessels in a Petri Dish

IMBA – Institute for Molecular BiotechnologyAs the thing which links every organ in our bodies together, through the circulatory system, blood vessel ...
Too buzzed to drive? Don’t worry — this autonomous car-bar will drive to you

Too buzzed to drive? Don’t worry — this autonomous car-bar will drive to you

It might just be the best or worst idea that we've ever heard: A self-driving robot bartender you can summon with an app, which promises to mix you th ...
Hexbot Robot Arm Does Everything from Drawing to Playing Chess

Hexbot Robot Arm Does Everything from Drawing to Playing Chess

Who wouldn’t want their own personal desktop robot arm to do everything from laser engraving to competing against you in a game of chess? That’s what ...
Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Lumia 950Peter Bright Windows 10 Mobile will receive its last patches and security updates on December 10 this year, as Microsoft ...
Meet Wiliot, a battery-less Bluetooth chip that pulls power from thin air

Meet Wiliot, a battery-less Bluetooth chip that pulls power from thin air

A tiny chip from a semiconductor company called Wiliot could harvest energy out of thin air, the company claims. No battery needed. The paper-thin dev ...
Now That’s What I Call Ars Technica, Volume 1: Favorite stories from Ars’ 20 years

Now That’s What I Call Ars Technica, Volume 1: Favorite stories from Ars’ 20 years

Enlarge / Actually, I think that was a popular timepiece style when the site first started. Ars Technica's 20th Anniversary View ...
Google buys $40 million worth of smartwatch tech from Fossil Group

Google buys $40 million worth of smartwatch tech from Fossil Group

Valentina Palladino Wearables have brought Google and the fashion-focused Fossil Group closer together. Today, Fossil announced i ...
Fears About Kids’ Screen Use May Have Been Overblown, Study Finds

Fears About Kids’ Screen Use May Have Been Overblown, Study Finds

Many people take it as gospel that digital technologies are harmful to young people’s mental health. But is this actually the case? A recent study fro ...
The Motorola Razr is coming back as a smartphone

The Motorola Razr is coming back as a smartphone

Enlarge / The Motorola Razr V3. Lenovo, the current owner of Motorola Mobility, will release a new version of the iconic Razr cel ...
Brainwave Headbands Show Teachers if Students are Concentrating

Brainwave Headbands Show Teachers if Students are Concentrating

BrainCoFrom students attending school in the form of telepresence robots to virtual reality field trips, the classroom of the future is going to look ...
How running websites has changed in the last two decades (for an Ars IT guru)

How running websites has changed in the last two decades (for an Ars IT guru)

The Pit, a BBS door game. In this shot, Lee Hutchinson was attacking these guys. Or, maybe they're attacking him.Lee Hutchinson A ...
Glowing space billboards could show ads in the night sky

Glowing space billboards could show ads in the night sky

Look up at the night sky in 2020 and you might see an ad for McDonald's floating among the stars. A Russian startup is working on a project that uses ...
Robomart’s Self-driving Grocery Store Is Like Amazon Go on Wheels

Robomart’s Self-driving Grocery Store Is Like Amazon Go on Wheels

Driverless grocery delivery sounds pretty cool, but what about having a part of the store itself roll up outside your home so you can just grab what ...
Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement

Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement

Enlarge / The Cortana button is now no longer part of the search box. Today's Insider build of Windows 10, number 18317, changes ...
Forget Fireworks. Japan is About to Have Artificial Meteor Showers

Forget Fireworks. Japan is About to Have Artificial Meteor Showers

The skies over Japan will soon be lit up by a giant meteor shower that will differ from all others that came before it in that it’s man-made. Tokyo-b ...
CERN plans to build a massive particle collider that dwarfs the LHC

CERN plans to build a massive particle collider that dwarfs the LHC

CERN already has the world's biggest particle accelerator. Now it wants a bigger one. Meet the 9 billion euro Future Circular Collider that will allow ...
Japan’s Crazy Robot Hotel has Fired Half its Robot Staff

Japan’s Crazy Robot Hotel has Fired Half its Robot Staff

KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty ImagesThere are plenty of concerns about robots stealing jobs from decent, hard-working, flesh-and-blood humans. However, to para ...
Google Play starts manually whitelisting SMS and phone apps

Google Play starts manually whitelisting SMS and phone apps

Google is implementing major new Play Store rules for how Android's "SMS" and "Call Log" permissions are used. New Play Store ru ...
Want to Know Which Drones are Flying Near You? There’s an App for That

Want to Know Which Drones are Flying Near You? There’s an App for That

With drones being used for carrying out deliveries, recreation, and other applications like mapping, spotting crimes, or checking up on infrastructur ...
CES 2019 recap: All the trends, products, and gadgets you missed

CES 2019 recap: All the trends, products, and gadgets you missed

CES 2019 didn’t just give us a taste of the future, it offered a five-course meal. From 8K and Micro LED televisions to smart toilets, the show delive ...
YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges

YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges

NurPhoto/Getty Images Pranks and challenges have always been popular on YouTube, but now the Google-owned company has set stricte ...
Ford’s Sweaty Robot Bottom Simulates 10 Years of Seat Use in Mere Days

Ford’s Sweaty Robot Bottom Simulates 10 Years of Seat Use in Mere Days

In dozens of research labs around the world, engineers and roboticists are working to build a complete, ultra-detailed humanoid robot. But they’re no ...
Intel reported to have a new 5GHz chip that’s literally priceless

Intel reported to have a new 5GHz chip that’s literally priceless

Enlarge / This is a 10-core Skylake-X processor. It uses the low core count (LCC) version of the Skylake-SP die. If the $1,979 Co ...
Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

Enlarge / The Calibri font. Don't use this if you're forging anything written before 2007.Peter Bright You'd think that people fo ...
In a first for humankind, China is growing plants on the moon

In a first for humankind, China is growing plants on the moon

Having recently landed a probe on the far side of the moon, China announced that it managed to grow the first plant on the moon, too. Here's why that ...
Yamaha’s Power Tuner App Lets You Tune Your Motorcycle With a Smartphone

Yamaha’s Power Tuner App Lets You Tune Your Motorcycle With a Smartphone

YamahaEver since the addition of electronic fuel injection and lightning-fast computers, motorcycles have become faster and more reliable than ever. ...
Millions of customers will now pay more for Netflix—here’s how much

Millions of customers will now pay more for Netflix—here’s how much

Enlarge / Netflix company headquarters in Los Gatos, California. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Another round of Ne ...
New Yorker Creates Amazing Robot Costumes From Household Trash

New Yorker Creates Amazing Robot Costumes From Household Trash

New York City resident Peter Kokis never fails to turn heads when he walks down the street. Though admittedly he’s usually wearing one of his extraor ...
Drones: New Rules Could Soon Allow Flights Over People and at Night

Drones: New Rules Could Soon Allow Flights Over People and at Night

Delivery drones took another step closer to becoming a reality this week after the U.S. government unveiled a set of proposals that would allow the m ...
The best PCs, gadgets, and future tech of CES 2019

The best PCs, gadgets, and future tech of CES 2019

Enlarge / Samsung's Space monitor in a lowered configuration. Ars at CES 2019 View more stories CES 2019 has finally come to an ...
Why wait? Here are some CES 2019 gadgets you can buy right now

Why wait? Here are some CES 2019 gadgets you can buy right now

Companies come to CES to wow us with their cutting edge technology, but only a few products are slated to hit the market right away. Here is our list ...
Researchers discover a way to make 3D printing 100 times faster using light

Researchers discover a way to make 3D printing 100 times faster using light

Researchers at the University of Michigan have invented a new method of 3D printing which is up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D-printing proc ...
Lasers and Breathalyzer Reveal How Much Methane Cows Produce

Lasers and Breathalyzer Reveal How Much Methane Cows Produce

Compared to a planet-obliterating meteor, massive cyber attack, devastating weather machine, or whatever other disaster movie scenarios Hollywood scri ...
Face-Scanning A.I. Can Help Doctors Spot Unusual Genetic Disorders

Face-Scanning A.I. Can Help Doctors Spot Unusual Genetic Disorders

Facial recognition can help unlock your phone. Could it also be able to play a far more valuable role in people’s lives by identifying whether or not ...
Apple’s HomePod officially goes on sale in China on January 18

Apple’s HomePod officially goes on sale in China on January 18

Enlarge / Apple's HomePod is the most hyped-up home speaker to hit the market in a long time.Jeff Dunn Those who have been waitin ...
Airlander 10: World’s Biggest Aircraft Moves Toward a Commercial Design

Airlander 10: World’s Biggest Aircraft Moves Toward a Commercial Design

Hybrid Air VehiclesThe Airlander 10 prototype is being retired as the company behind it moves toward building a production model of what was the larg ...
SpaceX nails its first launch and landing of 2019, but job cuts loom

SpaceX nails its first launch and landing of 2019, but job cuts loom

SpaceX has nailed its first launch and landing of 2019 with a mission that deployed more satellites for Virginia-based Iridium Communications. But the ...
Watch China’s Chang’e 4 Mission Touch Down on the Far Side of the Moon

Watch China’s Chang’e 4 Mission Touch Down on the Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang’e 4 mission to the far side of the moon landed successfully at the start of the month, and now footage has been shared of a lander’s-eye ...
Brightest quasar ever seen discovered by Hubble, may be star-producing machine

Brightest quasar ever seen discovered by Hubble, may be star-producing machine

The brightest quasar even seen has been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope using a technique called strong gravitational lensing. The quasar is ...
Scientists Debate Mysterious Flash of Light in Space, Known as The Cow

Scientists Debate Mysterious Flash of Light in Space, Known as The Cow

On June 16, 2018 there was an unusual flash in the sky which puzzled astronomers around the world. The flash event was called AT2018cow and has been ...
Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Shifting, Map Can’t Be Fixed Due to Shutdown

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Shifting, Map Can’t Be Fixed Due to Shutdown

The Earth’s magnetic field is behaving strangely, and no one is quite sure why. It has been known that the Earth’s magnetic pole moves over time since ...
Black Holes Devour Stars and Spew Brilliant X-rays During Outburst Phase

Black Holes Devour Stars and Spew Brilliant X-rays During Outburst Phase

Using data collected from the International Space Station (ISS), physicists have been investigating an explosion of X-ray light that originated from a ...
Scientists Find a Technique to Identify Electricity-Producing Bacteria

Scientists Find a Technique to Identify Electricity-Producing Bacteria

A new development in bacteriology could allow microbes to be used to run fuel cells and purify sewage water, according to a team at Massachusetts Inst ...
New Research Could Allow Fast, Mobile Diagnosis of Viruses Like Ebola

New Research Could Allow Fast, Mobile Diagnosis of Viruses Like Ebola

A new development in molecular biology is a step towards enabling mobile and instant diagnosis of viruses like Ebola or Zika in the field. The Oxford ...
The Best Electric Bikes of 2019

The Best Electric Bikes of 2019

While falling gas prices have temporarily halted years of gains in the number of bicycle commuters, more and more of us are using the bicycle to get ...
Booth Babes, Banned Sex Toys, and Other Odd Mishaps at CES 2019

Booth Babes, Banned Sex Toys, and Other Odd Mishaps at CES 2019

With an event as big as the Consumer Electronics Show, there are bound to be mishaps. In fact, with more than 180,000 attendees from around the world ...
The Absolute Cutest Companion Robots of CES 2019

The Absolute Cutest Companion Robots of CES 2019

It’s clear from our experience at CES 2019 that the future we all anticipated has finally arrived. Robots want to invade our homes. The good news is m ...
A citizen of the universe? Dutch startup wants to deliver a baby in space

A citizen of the universe? Dutch startup wants to deliver a baby in space

Netherlands-based startup SpaceLife Origin plans to be the company responsible for delivering the first baby born in space. And it wants to do it by 2 ...
Google kills the Chromecast Audio

Google kills the Chromecast Audio

Enlarge / The Chromecast Audio let you hook up just about any audio device to the cast ecosystem through a 3.5mm jack. RIP. Anot ...
VLC media player will add AirPlay support, soon reach three billion downloads

VLC media player will add AirPlay support, soon reach three billion downloads

Enlarge / VLC on the Mac.Samuel Axon Popular open source video and audio player software VLC will add support for Apple's AirPlay ...
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