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How mixed reality is changing the game for healthcare, from performing live surgeries to delivering ultrasounds in 3D

Last year around this time I had the chance to write a <b>post</b> about one of my favorite mixed reality uses cases – healthcare.Since that time, we have …

Medical Technology

How to grow four tons of food a year in a metal box without sunlight - MIT Technology Review

Jaime Silverstein works on a farm every day. Inside a cargo shipping container. In Boston. She is a part of a growing movement of urban farmers …

Aquaponics

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical and mental). Learning is the act of taking conscious control of this process, and books are the …

Self-improvement

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

The Destructive Habit of Evaluating Everything We Do

You’re going through your day, and it’s like you’re a newspaper critic, constantly looking for things to praise and criticize.<p>Did a workout? Amazing …

This Is How I Managed To Finally Squeeze Meditation Into My Busy, Distracted Life

Research shows that practicing mindfulness has tons of advantages for mental and physical health, but I could never find the time. Until now.<p>It’s not easy to achieve a state of zen on a bumpy Megabus on the highway in Northern New Jersey. But it doesn’t stop me from trying. I’m hell-bent on keeping …

Mit Spucke einen Computer hacken

Dieser Hack ist haarsträubend komplex und völlig realitätsfremd – aber auch großartig: Forscher haben eine Schadsoftware in DNA versteckt und so …

Jill Bliss’ stunning arrangements capture the magical beauty of mushrooms

Flowers aren’t the only things deserving of artistic arrangement. Artist and self-proclaimed nature nerd Jill Bliss shows off the magical beauty of …

Your Greens Might Soon Be Grown in Warehouses

Technology-driven businesses such as New Jersey-based Bowery are bypassing traditional farming with warehouses and LED fixtures.<p>At a warehouse in New Jersey, beds of hydroponically grown greens sit under grow lights, eventually bound for high-end restaurants and grocery stores in New York City and …

Hit the Road With This Shou-Sugi-Ban Trailer Asking Just Under $50K

ESCAPE One is a road-ready tiny home with 276 square feet of adaptable space.<p>For those looking to downsize, Wisconsin-based builder of tiny homes-on-wheels ESCAPE has launched its latest unit, the ESCAPE One. The 276-square-foot Park Model RV resembles a minimalist cottage with a shou-sugi-ban …

Storage Ideas

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Support the news<p>Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary …

Transform your room into a real-life Holodeck with this 360 VR projector

Fancy a <i>Star Trek</i>-style Holodeck in your own home? A VR startup based in Barcelona, Spain, wants to make such a thing a (non-virtual) reality.<p>What …

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

World's smallest garden is a self-watering pot made from a repurposed glass bottle

<b>BYOB, add water, insert Urban Leaf device, and enjoy growing some of your own food in a small space.</b><p>Forgive me if I'm speaking to the choir a bit …

Wie es ist, als junge trockene Alkoholikerin feiern zu gehen

Bernadette ist 27 und seit einem Jahr bei den Anonymen Alkoholikern. Sie hat uns erzählt, wie sich ihr (Party-)Leben seitdem verändert hat.<p><i>Symbolfoto: Pete | Flickr | CC BY 2.0</i><p><i>Wenn du an Alkoholiker denkst, hast du vermutlich ein bestimmtes Bild im Kopf: Ein älterer Mann in Jeansjacke, der alles</i> …

15 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners

While we've already gone over how well-suited chicken is to making one-pot dinners, there's no reason for meat-eaters to have all the fun. I don't cook a lot of meat during the week, so when I'm putting together a quick weeknight dinner I typically turn to vegetables and grains to make healthy, …

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I tried microdosing LSD for an entire month and here's what happened

Tech bros and high-powered women are doing it ... so why can't a normal person?<p>Microdosing sounds like such a new concept (it is, after all, the latest "trend" in "drug culture"), but who <i>didn't</i> do some accidental recreational microdosing at uni? Like that time my friend and I decided to eat just a …

What I Learned from Meditating Every Day for Two Years

I used to be like you. I knew meditation could help reduce stress, curb anxiety, and help me sleep. But I never sat down and actually did it. Now …

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

The principles behind designing a backyard food forest

Remember that awesome video showing the first three years of a backyard food forest? Even with the slideshow explaining how Dan from Plant Abundance …

Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> 4.58/5 (45) Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and …

Google’s Long, Strange Life-Span Trip - MIT Technology Review

At a laboratory outside San Francisco, money from the founders of Google maintains a large number of naked mole rats. The hairless rodents require …

Medicine

High tech indoor food recycler has raised over 6 times its goal on Indiegogo

We love a good composting article here at TreeHugger. We've shown you how to compost in a small city kitchen, a big backyard and everything in …

Researchers are giving religious leaders hallucinogenic drugs to understand mystical experiences

A priest, a rabbi, and a Zen Buddhist roshi walk into a bar and order a beer prestigious university lab to trip on psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.<p>Wait, what?<p>In recent weeks we've heard more and more about the resurgence in psychedelic research, with scientists from Johns …

Mental Disorders

Scientists discover that your mind is not confined to your brain (or your body)

Neuroscience has found that the mind, rather than limited to within one's skull, can be thought of as “social.”<p>Advances in neuroscience have led, …

The Brain

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …