Avijeet Mukherjee

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Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The Brain

Is Obamacare working? | Consumer Reports News

Way back last fall, when HealthCare.gov was so dysfunctional we advised people to stay away while it was being repaired, few people imagined that the …

BMW Making Plans to Build 7-series–Based X7 SUV

BMW’s proposed 7-series–based X7 would grow substantially over this X5.<p><i>Update 3/28: BMW has confirmed the X7 is going into production at its Spartanburg, North Carolina production facility. So far, company executives have only described the X7 as being a “larger X model,” without elaborating. We</i> …

A Table That Charges Your iPhone

Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.<p>Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to …

Tech giants lose round in wage-fixing suit

US District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday quashed a request for summary judgment by defendant tech firms in a lawsuit filed against them by their employees, CNET has learned, setting the stage for a trial.<p>The class-action lawsuit was filed by a group of around 64,600 engineers, designers, quality …

Silicon Valley

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid AWD

Pump-whipped in the quest for fuel-efficiency.<p>Nissan’s Pathfinder emerged for the 2013 model year wholly retooled for life in the modern world. The ladder-frame construction, rugged squared-off exterior, and respected 4.0-liter V-6 of the previous-generation Pathfinder were all ditched in the …

Taliban launch attack on Afghanistan's electoral commission building

Afghanistan's electoral commission building has been attacked by suicide bombers, as part of an increasingly violent campaign to thwart the presidential election - with one week to go until the vote<p>Taliban insurgents attacked the <b>Afghan</b> election commission's heavily-fortified headquarters in Kabul …

Afghanistan

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