Real-time cyber attack tracking
This – slightly hypnotic to watch – interactive view of the world shows cyber attacks zooming from country-to-country in real-time – well, when they are detected.
The clever tool, made by Russian security company Kaspersky Lab, lets you look at individual countries and see the number of attacks in each region of the world, with different malware attacks being shown in different colours.
Source: Motherboard / Vice
3D printing stronger than steel but lighter than water
These bone-like structures created by scientists using 3D printing are stronger than steel but also lighter than water.
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have created a few objects that are only tiny in size, but in the future the technology might lead to a range of neo-lightweight materials.
Source: 3d Printer World
Solar panels could be grown from bacteria
Solar panels and conductive materials could one day be made from bacteria thanks to researchers at MIT.
Using E. coli, the researchers found we could, at some point in the future, have conductive materials that can grow and self-repair – at least they won’t be self-aware.
The internet unlocking life’s mysteries
From identifying dead bodies to time travelling, the internet can be used by large groups of people to help solve the problems that life throws at us.
This list trawls through some of the best crowd-sourced investigations where strangers have come together to answer such questions.
Google Glass to get some Italian style
Google has teamed up with infamous Italian sunglasses firm Ray-Ban to try and help bring some style to their wearable technology.
Often criticised for its obvious and at times ugly look, Google Glass is now trying to make itself blend in with other glasses. Hopefully this move will give it some big-name street credit and much needed style.
Image courtesy of Aurimas Adomavicius via Flickr/Creative Commons
Get DOS download for free
The infamous (and slightly dated) Microsoft DOS has had its source code made available for free to the public.
The version of the code was made when Microsoft had fewer than 100 employees and DOS had less than 300KB of source code.
The source code for early versions of Word for Windows was also released.
Image courtesy of Tony Case via Flickr/Creative Commons Licence
First 3D printed Kayak
Coming in at a production cost of just under $500, the world’s first kayak is more than competitively priced and it’s certainly a lot more visible than traditional kayaks.
The kayak has been made of 28 different sections and silicone is used between the sections to ensure that is is watertight.
Source: Grassroots Engineering
Blob of water
This blob of water isn’t just a blob of water, it could help to put a stop to a serious wastage problem.
The water droplet is actually an edible bottle and has been made by three of London’s best design students.
The container holds water in a double membrane, which provides hygienic protection, and works like an egg yolk
Source: Fast Company