Sono

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Reclaim the silence in your apartment or office with an active noise-canceling system—blocking out noisy neighbors, sirens, construction and the like—with the new creation Sono. The small device that suctions right onto the windowpane eliminates noise which would otherwise pass through the glass, and it can even filter out some noises while allowing others to remain active. Having Sono is essentially like putting a volume …

Invisibility Cloak Development

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Though they’re yet to reach Harry Potter level, physicist Andrea Alu and his team are certainly making some headway in their study of invisibility. By scattering and bending light, they’ve totally changed the way you see what lies behind the materials they’re using, but nothing is invisible just yet. Here’s the trouble: The spectrum of light, both visible and invisible, is so vast that it’s …

Ken Block Gymkhana 6

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DC shoes founder Ken Block is a natural when it comes to charging a rally car. His precision and control are remarkable, and few videos really show off his talent as effectively as the recent Gymkhana 6, which we found from the car-crazed team at Top Gear. Here Block whips his 650-horsepower Ford Fiesta—capable of doing 0-60mph in just 1.8 seconds—around the custom course; weaving …