Michael Crenshaw

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Facing drought, California farmers rally against regulations limiting water supplies

Thousands of farmers in drought-stricken California are rallying this week in opposition to regulations that have frozen water supplies across the state.<p>"It's devastating, it's like I'll have to sell something. I'll have to sell half to maintain the other half," Alfalfa farmer Michael Erskine …

Modern Home Modeled After Native American Pit Hut

Bercy Chen Studio is giving land in Austin, Texas a second chance. Taking what was once an industrial site, they designed the Edgeland House, a structure that's built into the landscape and keeps its carbon footprint small. The triangular roof is lined with lush green sod and the house is designed …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Need to filter some water? Just go peel a pine tree

In many parts of the world, the presence of harmful bacteria makes it vitally important that water from lakes or rivers be thoroughly filtered before …

Need This New Innovation? Eyelash Jewelry

Eyelash jewelry is kinds creepy and at the same time it is totally cool. It is a totally creative way to change standard false eyelashes into a major …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research

TED Talks

Coming Soon: An Insulin Pill?

Needle-phobes take note: Scientists take steps toward an alternative<p>Stronger erections. Weight loss. Better sleep. There’s a pill for almost everything and everyone—except for people who take insulin for diabetes. But that could change within the next few years, according to a new paper from the …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

By Jessica Leber4 minute Read<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret …

Cognitive Computing

Inside California's $25 billion plot to save its water supply

The state's key estuary is in serious jeopardy, but can a bold new plan solve the problem?<p>Behind many of the shiny fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle, there's a decidedly ominous backstory: California, supplier of much of our domestic produce, is just one earthquake away from drying up.<p>The …

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Will This Vending Machine For Burritos Change The Business Of Fast Food?

If Chipotle is Blockbuster, could Burritobox be Redbox?<p>Piping hot tortillas filled with free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, uncured bacon, and cage-free eggs. Cold guacamole and sour cream. Hot sauce. No hormones. No antibiotics. That may sound a lot like Chipotle. In reality, it’s a burrito cooked …

Take a deep breath: the stethoscope is dying

If you Google "Hugh Laurie" and "stethoscope", you will come up with a clutch of stories from February 2012 about how everybody's favourite pill-popping misanthropic physician is "hanging up his stethoscope" after eight seasons on the hit show House.<p>This underlines a more general truth: doctors …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

Brilliant Smartphone Design from Yota: Two Screens, and One's Persistent

Someone has finally taken note that throughout the day, we use our smartphones in at least two different ways. There's the active way, where you're …

Android News

Seth Rogen Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

I'm grateful that I'm kind of a late bloomer, or someone who's still challenged by needing to work on things. I don't envy people who just don't have to kind of work on it.

The humble actor opens up about Wes Anderson, teaching the next generation, and what it's like to leave home at 17. BUT FIRST, A VIDEO<p><i>Published in the March 2014 issue</i><p><i>A conversation with the actor over lunch at the Greek Kitchen, a Goldblum favorite in midtown Manhattan.</i><p><b>Scott Raab:</b> I like this …

Smart Locks Expected To Be $3.6 Billion Slice Of Smart Home Pie

For years, tech-savvy folks have talked about how the smart phone will replace things like cameras, wallets and the good old TV remote.<p>But that’s not the only everyday item under attack from these digital Swiss army knives. Turns out the latest victim of our iPhones might be our lowly old …

Amazon may launch an Amazon Prime Music streaming service

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly speaking to major music labels about launching its own streaming music service, according to a Re/code report that cites unnamed industry sources with knowledge of the talks.<p>Amazon currently offers its Prime membership, which costs $79 annually. In return, …

Netflix engineers experiment with bump-based video sharing and sleep tracking

Netflix uses its internal Hack Day competitions to encourage new thinking around its streaming video service, and its latest event has produced a few clever experiments that we wouldn't mind seeing in finished apps. One of them, Netflix Beam, uses Apple's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology to share …