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This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

SuperPhone is building a Salesforce for texting

The address book is the last, worst default app you rely on. It’s time it got as smart as the rest of our phones. That’s the idea behind SuperPhone.<p>Email isn’t how you build relationships anymore. Yet most business software sanctifies the spammy inbox when it’s the immediacy of text messaging that …

Transmedia

The quantum leap with EMF Motor

<i>Twenty years ago, this Engineer co-developed a new concept of electric motor, which was supposed to be far superior to the traditional motor. The</i> …

Engineering

These wirelessly-powered AA batteries pull energy from thin air

Did you know that more than 3 billion batteries are thrown away every year in the United States? The Cota Forever Battery is the world’s first …

Clean Energy

I made a great discovery when I stopped staring at a woman on the beach

It was the crack of dawn and I couldn't stop looking over at the woman a few feet away from me on the beach. I had come to watch the sunrise and she was getting on my nerves.<p>The woman, who was probably in her 60s, was hunched over, incessantly tapping and swiping on the screen of her cellphone …

Intensive Care

Nvidia's Latest Self-Driving Moves at CES May Have Just Put It Ahead of Google

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) CEO Jensen Huang started his company's CES event by giving a run-down of its gaming and data-center AI efforts. But when he got …

Automotive Industry

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Medical Research

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

Intel releases first Optane SSD for desktops, workstations

Starting at $389, the Optane SSD 900P Series will ship in either 280GB or 480GB in U.2 or HHHL form factors and provide speeds that will blow away …

Computer Hardware

Boeing Buys Autonomous Drone-Maker Aurora Flight Systems

Why the aerospace giant is buying up a drone and aviation tech innovator.<p>Defense and aerospace giant Boeing is buying its way into a bunch of new expertise in advanced aviation concepts, particularly unmanned and autonomous planes. The company said today it would buy Aurora Flight Systems for an …

What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap?

Singapore’s health care system is distinctive, and not just because of the improbability that it’s admired by many on the American left as well as the right.<p>It spends less of its economy on health care than any country that was included in our recent tournament on best health systems in the …

Health Care

This 3D audio soundbar promises to beat your home theater setup

Surround sound is an exercise in compromise. Surround speakers are cumbersome and expensive to set up. They require you sit in a ‘sweet spot’ to achieve a decent sense of positioning, and can’t really replicate the sensation of sound getting close to your head. Headphones can position sound more …

How To Make Natural Viagra Using Only 2 Ingredients

When it comes to sexual performance and function, Viagra is quite popular among men. However, many feel that the Viagra available in the market can …

Viagra

This Carbon Fiber Platform Is the Foundation of Future Electric Cars

The Williams FW-EVX has integrated cooling an suspension parts made from recycled carbon fiber.<p>Williams Advanced Engineering believes that if somebody wants to build an efficient and green electric car family, they should base it on their new platform instead of converting a regular one to electric …

The Tiny Country that Feeds the World

The U.S. exports more food than any other country in the world. Who is #2? Believe it or not, it's the Netherlands, which is tiny, only a thousand …

Arctic Circle

Magna shows Tesla that three motors work better than two

Automotive equipment supplier Magna demonstrates a three-motor electric drive system, with torque vectoring, in a Tesla Model S.<p>"Don't call it a Tesla," says Werner Ness, Product Manager for Magna Powertrain, as we walk towards the Magna E1 technology demonstrator vehicle in the parking lot. While …

Internal Combustion Engine

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

Heat naturally flows from hot things to cold things, and since there are few places colder than the vacuum of space, that's a great place to try to …

Babies go diaper-free with the 'elimination communication' potty-training method

<b>It's an old technique that was practiced by previous generations, but has been lost in the U.S. since the 1960s.</b><p>As Rosemary She and Jeffrey Bender …

Parenting

Practical Architect Uses Design/Build Skills to Erect Beautiful Family Home for $180,000 Less Than Quoted Price

Zui Ng's "Chameleon Shotgun House"<p>This is well worth the watch. Houston-based architect Zui Ng used a host of brilliant principles, intelligent …

Design

Get Instant Hot Water With a Standard Water Heater

01 of 05<p>How to Get "Instant" Hot Water!<p>Using a hot water recirculation pump for demand delivery, hot water is delivered to your faucet without having …

Home Improvement

This Startup Is Disrupting The Construction Industry With 3D-Printing Robots

Starting as a niche technology, 3D printing has been around for a long time. And talk of how this technology could transform the construction industry, largely theoretical, has long circulated, too. But now, thanks to Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs Chris Kelsey and Fernando De los Rios, we can …

3D Printing

Here are 100 PowerPoint shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Well, get ready to be even fancier (and more productive) because we've curated 100 of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Keyboard Shortcuts

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

Home Improvement

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes your house super efficient

Graphene – the strongest material known to science – is used to create everything from condoms to night-vision contact lenses. Now, thanks to the …

Nanotech

Eve V is like the Microsoft Surface Pro, but better

Designed with crowdsourced-input, the Eve V is a tablet that takes on the new Microsoft Surface Pro and wins.<p>Announced last year on Indiegogo, the Eve V from Finnish company Eve Tech will soon be shipping in a few weeks, but in limited batches.<p>That hasn't stopped the company from showing off its …

Gear & Gadgets

1360-HP Electric Supercar Just Smoked Gas-Powered Cars on the World-Famous Nurburgring

It broke its own record by nearly 20 seconds.<p>Last year, electric-car startup NIO brought its 1360-hp EP9 supercar to the Nurburgring and set a blistering time of 7:05.00, making it the quickest electric car at the famous circuit. Now, NIO says the EP9 has returned to the 'Ring and put down an …

Could direct drive actuators push robots into the mainstream?

Genesis Robotics has patented a new type of actuator that eliminates the need for a gearbox.<p>Despite major advancements in robotics and the huge …

Robotics

1 Sales Approach 34 Times More Effective Than Email, According to New Cornell Study | Inc.com

If you can measure it, you can manage it, goes the old adage. Partly, that's why email marketing is so successful. If your success rate is only 2 percent, you just send more. For larger campaigns, you have people who manage the email campaign, the A/B testing, the design, and all of the marketing …

Marketing