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The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

August 17th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over time, conducting electricity, repelling bacteria, […]



The rise of the computer-generated celebrity

July 31st, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms […]



A 20 second laser procedure that turns brown eyes blue

December 12th, 2017 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Considering that blue eyes feature quite significantly in pop culture, it is surprising that only 17% of the world’s population actually have them.



‘A new extreme’ for the sharing economy: Shoe rentals

October 12th, 2017 at 12:45 am » Comments Off

You may soon be able to rent a pair of designer heels at a nearby shoe store.



The retail apocalypse has officially descended on America

April 6th, 2017 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

Getty Images Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades. More than 3,500 stores are expected to close in the next couple of months. Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart are among the companies shutting down stores, along with middle-of-the-mall […]



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