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A new technique reveals how butterfly wings grow into shimmery wonders
Butterfly wing scales could be the inspiration for new materials.
Everything you thought you knew about winter tires but didn’t
You probably still call them snow tires, don’t you?
Can you guess the tiny objects in these zoomed-in photos?
Tour the latest Nikon Small World award winners.
Hemp and maple work together to power these high-end headphones
It took Grado two years to get the sound just right on the $420 gadget.
Magnets make the Leatherman Free P2 multitool shockingly easy to use one-handed
Clever engineering touches make it usable with one-hand.
Your future smartphone could fix its broken screen by pulling carbon from the air
Scientists are getting closer to making self-healing materials a commercial reality.
Rolls Royce built a silent isolation chamber in its Phantom luxury car
It will likely command a hefty price hike on a car that's already well over $400,000.
Nike hacked a 3D printer to make its new shoe for elite marathon runners
The Flyprint sneakers are built to ditch water and increase airflow for long runs.
How to wash your clothes without wearing them out
Extend your t-shirt’s lifespan.
Nike’s Flyknit 360 sneakers fit like 3D-printed socks
Weaving specific yarns into complex 3D patterns give Nike's Flyknit 360 shoes a secure fit.