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Color-changing jacket taps your brain to display your mood

A new serpentine jacket from clothing design studio The Unseen is embedded with colour-changing inks that react to your brain activity.<p>The latest garment in self-described alchemist Lauren Bowker's The Unseen collection is called Eighth Sense: a jacket made of a flexible ceramic material which, …

Out-of-Body Experience Is Traced in the Brain

What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? A team of scientists may now have an answer.<p>In a new study, researchers using …

You Could One Day Be Identified By Your Unique 'Brainprint'

Our neurons respond differently to the same words<p>Sometimes, other people interpret your words differently than you may have intended--like you’re not on the same wavelength. Turns out that the neuroscience backs up that idea; words elicit unique neurological responses in different people's brains, …

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Internet-Based Psychotherapy Actually Works

Its effects may even last longer than face-to-face therapy, new research suggests.<p>Lying on your therapist's couch might be a thing of the past. Why bother, when you could duke it out with your depression by the pool? Online-based therapy could help patients overcome barriers to treatment like long …

Ergonomics with style: Microsoft launches a new Sculpt keyboard and mouse

It took almost 20 years, but Microsoft has finally developed an ergonomic keyboard you won’t be embarrassed to use.<p>Today, the company is introducing the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse, which bring some much-needed style to Microsoft’s family of healthy-computing devices.<p>The new keyboard cuts …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it. A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open-source brain-computer interface kit in the hands & minds of …

Programming is not math, huh? • Jeremy Kun

Now my biggest beef is with her conclusive dismissal of mathematics.<p>If a small and shrinking set of programming applications require math, so much so …

This Fibonacci clock forces you to do math to tell the time

Some people like a little challenge in the morning, and that’s what Philippe Chretien hopes to offer with his new device. He is the man behind the …

Mathematics

Want to learn computer coding? Alabama now counts it as a math course toward high school graduation

<b>MONTGOMERY, Alabama</b> -- Alabama is now one of 16 states that allow computer science courses to count as math credit for high school graduation.<p>The …

Practical Math Shortcuts For Everyday Life

It turns out, your school teacher was right. You need math on a regular basis. While most people won't typically have need of orthogonal …

Mathematics

Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it's talking about — because the …

Nvidia releases first WHQL-certified video driver for Windows 10

In yet another sign that Windows 10 is hurtling toward its official release at full speed, Nvidia has released Microsoft-signed certified drivers for …

Windows 10

Math and Computer Science in Academia

Math and music are incredibly inter-related, as has been understood at least since Pythagoras. But they are never studied in a single academic …

Finding the forgotten women who programmed the world’s first electronic computer

When Kathy Kleiman started researching the history of computer programming as an undergraduate, she came across old black-and-white photos of the people who worked on the ENIAC, the world’s first all-electronic programmable computer. But they seemed to be missing a key detail.<p>Both men and women …