While the bread and butter of Gizmodo UK is in the bits and bytes of technology, we have a lot of fun in the off-topic areas, with many of the stories being filed in the WTF category. Bookmark this page for the sillier stories, from ridiculous examples of body-art, to... sausages made of skittles?
The Braille system has allowed blind people to read the written word since 1825. Unfortunately, Braille doesn't translate well to the glossy smooth surfaces of modern touch screen tablets and phones. A new app thinks it can change that.
UC-Davis researchers developed a lens that'll turn your iPhone or any camera-enabled smartphone into a 350X microscope. The mod is a simple 1-mm ball lens mounted in rubber that's taped to your phone's camera. It costs no more than £25.
Scosche's RDTX is a radiation detector for your iPhone. Seriously, it turns your iPhone into a Geiger counter — you just attach the wand to your iPhone and the RDTX will tell you the radiation levels around you.
Nobody's sure why the glass vial of Clostridium perfringens spores was buried in a cornerstone of Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1897, but its discovery could help scientists understand how much this common microbe has evolved in the era of antibiotics.
People who care about what audio products sound like can be divided into those who need to KNOW—scientifically—something sounds good and those who abide by the old Duke Ellington adage, "If it sounds good it IS good."
Ralph Steinman, a 68-year-old Canadian scientist, was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries regarding our immune system. Huge honor! Bigger celebration! Not exactly. Steinman passed away due to pancreatic cancer three days ago. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet had no idea and now might take his award away.
The Tevatron shut down yesterday. Before its duties were taken up by the the Large Hadron Collider, it accelerated highly charged particles through 4 miles of electromagnetic coil and vacuum tubes to discover the secrets of the universe. How do you turn a beast like that off?