Emerging Tech

Forget hands — this 3D-printed clock keeps time using nothing but marbles

[embedded content] Thanks to wearables like the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt that our timepieces are getting smarter and more high-tech. However, if you really want an attention-grabbing way to tell the time (albeit a slightly less convenient one), look no further than student Görkem Bozkurt’s amazing 3D-printed clock. Based on a “rolling ball clock” […]

Computer

This orange puck keeps you online in any country, with one hidden catch

Previous Next Staying online when you travel is more important than ever before. Whether you want to jump into Google Maps to get directions to your next destination, pull up your boarding pass for a flight, or research a great place for dinner, you’re going to need connectivity to do it. Hotel Wi-Fi is an […]

Gears & Gadgets

New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Enlarge / Adding powdered silica to the electrolyte used in lithium-ion batteries keeps them from catching fire. Gabriel Veith Exploding lithium-ion batteries can wreak havoc on airline flights or in waste facilities after people toss their old electronics into the trash. Now, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a new chemical […]