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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Compound that Prevents Breast Cancer Cells From Activating in the Brain Identified, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A compound used to treat leukemia shows promise in preventing breast cancer cells from metastasizing in the brain.Source: Houston …

Cancer

Cyberpunk 2077's Single-Play Is An "Immense, Story-Driven" RPG; But Multiplayer Not Ruled Out

Cyberpunk 2077 is as highly anticipated as it is shrouded in mystery; the game has been in the works for six years, with little information on what it will actually be like. Now, developer CD Projekt Red is dropping a small hint as to what players can expect.<p>At a streamed CD Projekt Red financial …

Nintendo Switch

THE SINKING CITY - First Gameplay Trailer (New Open World Cthulhu Game 2018)

Finally, someone has reinvented the crutches 👏 https://t.co/jeMTm2t1It

Fasting, Longevity and the Mitochondrial Connection

To understand a disease properly, you need to focus on finding the right level. This is a ‘forest for the trees’ problem. Think about Google Maps. If …

The Hallmarks of Cancer

To understand cancer as a whole, rather than as individual cancers, it is useful to find out those traits that are common to all cancers. One of the …

Cancer — The Seed and Soil

For 50 years, cancer was considered to be caused primarily by genetic mutations. This line of thinking got us almost exactly nowhere. As the research …

Could this be the future of prosthetic limbs? https://t.co/tGfQ6vTBoA

Are You a Cognitive Designer? (Don Norman)

Cognition

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Augmented Reality

What Makes a Design Seem 'Intuitive'?

What Makes a Design Seem ‘Intuitive’?<p>by Jared M. Spool<p>In a recent usability test, I once again witnessed something I’ve seen a hundred times before: …

UX & Psychology Go Hand in Hand

In the age of AI and “Human Centered Machine Learning”, it’s essential that we understand the needs and behaviour of our users. This is doubly true …

/u/obscene_banana on A Zombie Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer: A new study reveals how 'an old gene that was no longer functional was recycled from the vast “genome junkyard” to increase the sensitivity of elephant cells to DNA damage, enabling them to cull potentially cancerous cells early.'

Research

IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours

The AI doctor analyzed a patient's full genome, then suggested drugs and clinical trials Illustration: iStockphotoIn treating brain cancer, time is …

Cancer

Expo: Towards Rapid VR Prototyping

VR development is exciting, in part because of the immense, unexplored territory for creating usable, engaging, and delightful experiences. However, …

Virtual Reality

Oculus

UX Design

Samsung's new Odyssey VR headset might be better than the Oculus Rift

Microsoft’s mixed reality headsets have the unique trick of being able to track your position in space without external cameras, but the actual specs have lagged a little behind premium competitors like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in order to reach a low price point.<p>Samsung’s new Odyssey headset …

Virtual Reality

First Impressions Matter: How Designers Can Support Humans’ Automatic Cognitive Processing

<b>Summary:</b> The first visceral reaction to a site’s design influence how users perceive relevance, credibility, and even usability. By incorporating …

Consciousness

More Human than Human?: Designing a Conversational UI

You can draw a direct line in the UX family tree from User Experience Design back to Human Computer Interaction. What if we could make the “computer” …

Chatbots

Forget 4K -- The Insta360 Pro Is An 8K 360-Degree VR Camera

China’s Insta360 has announced its 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films.<p>The company …

Micro interactions – what they are, how they work, and best practices

Micro interactions are the latest (possible biggest) UX trend to be recorded so far, thus critical for modern design which can’t go without them …

[E3 2017] Vampyr - E3 Trailer

The Psychology Principles Every UI/UX Designer Needs to Know

Psychology plays a big part in a user’s experience with an application. By understanding how our designs are <i>perceived</i>, we can make adjustments so …

UI Design

A Designer’s Guide to Perceived Performance

A well-designed site isn’t how easy it is to use or how elegant it looks. A site isn’t well-designed unless the user is satisfied with their …

UX Design

Zika Virus Kills Brain Cancer Cells in Mice

The Zika virus played the role of 2016's worst health story. At the center of that story was the virus’ heartbreaking link to microcephalic babies …

The ultra-portable Pico Goblin is the first fully untethered VR headset

Virtual reality has never been this accessible. Meet the Pico Goblin, heralded as the first all-in-one VR headset featuring a user centric design. …

Virtual Reality

Psychological Horror Game Set on Mars, Moons of Madness, Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Today, Norway-based independent studio Rock Pocket Games announced a brand-new, psychological horror, sci-fi game: <i>Moons of Madness.</i><p>An H.P. Lovecraft …

Horror

Etiquette and the Cancer Patient

I’ve failed to complete this post a number of times. It’s laden with caveats and nuances and limited to just my learning, but it’s important that …

San Francisco

Amazon is coming for you: Now’s the time to invest in bold modern commerce experiences

Yesterday’s CMO operates from a center of reference that is arguably dated. Their years of experience and successes were forged in an era of commerce that’s been disrupted to the point where their tenure may actually be working against them. The same is true for even the newest of digital and …

eCommerce