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Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Demonstration

New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.<p>New evidence reveals that they created the world's oldest known cave paintings and even wore seashells as body ornaments. Both behaviors suggest that they thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility like modern …

Humanity

After Analyzing 127 Studies, Scientists Prove Coffee Is Good for Everyone but 1 Select Group | Inc.com

In what's got to be the dumbest idea yet from the nanny state of California (sorry, guys, but it's true), coffee sold in the state may need to be labeled as a carcinogen.<p>The science is beyond feeble. You'd need to drink 2,000 cups of coffee a day to get to the level that caused cancer in mice. And …

Coffee

Why the blockchain revolution will accelerate in 2018

Serial technologists, business leaders, and government officials have long been awaiting a better ‘system of organization’ for the planet’s most important and lucrative information. In many of our most valuable industries, legacy, work-around infrastructures are hobbling on their last few limbs. …

How the Index Card Cataloged the World

Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything. An Object Lesson.<p>Like every graduate student, I once holed up in the library cramming for my doctoral oral exams. This ritual hazing starts with a long reading list. Come exam day, …

5 things to know about bitcoin

Bitcoin has been on a volatile roller coaster this past week. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $11,395 on Nov. 29 before losing over …

The biggest buzzword in Silicon Valley doesn’t make any sense

Algorithms have an inordinate amount of influence on our lives. The predominant ones largely dictate the friends we interact with online, the goods we buy, and the news we see. An algorithm (YouTube’s) even made Justin Bieber happen—and that’s probably the least impressive example.<p>In a society as …

Artificial Intelligence

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Happiness

Budweiser is sending barley to Mars to make outer space beer for humans

Although humans have yet to set foot on Mars, Budweiser is already planning what astronauts will drink when they eventually do. In March, the company …

Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments

Tesla dropped an electric semi truck and a new Roadster at a recent event, but it apparently launched another product that didn't get any stage time. The automaker has released, of all things, an external battery pack (the Powerbank) with USB, microUSB and Apple lightning connections that can …

Elon Musk met with controversial Turkish President to discuss potential 'cooperation'

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>Nov. 8, 2017, 1:16 p.m. EST</i> <i>Reuters</i> <i>reports</i> <i>that Elon Musk and Turkish President Erdogan met to explore potential "cooperation" between Tesla,</i> …

‘A Chuck Schumer beauty’: Trump calls for end to diversity visa program

President Trump and some of his allies on the far right have found a new culprit in Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Manhattan: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).<p>As details emerged about the incident, prominent right-wing commentators and news outlets seized on a report from …

Immigration

What is the diversity visa lottery?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that the 29-year-old Uzbek national suspected of killing eight people in a suspected terrorist attack in New York City the day before is a recipient of a "diversity visa," reigniting a long-simmering debate about immigration in the …

Immigration

GE Joins With Apple to Make Industrial Apps for Mobile Devices

General Electric Co. is teaming up with Apple Inc. to develop mobile apps for managing machinery, factories and power plants as the industrial giant …

Nobody Thinks About eBay

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.<p>“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like …

IBM launches cross-border blockchain payments to grease international commerce

IBM is announcing today that it has created a new cross-border blockchain payments solution with KlickEx Group and Stellar.org. The move is designed to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of making global payments for businesses and consumers.<p>For the first time, public blockchain technology — a …

FinTech

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

Neuroscience

Shell preps for the future with acquisition of EV charging network

Royal Dutch Shell (or just Shell, if you're into the whole brevity thing) has already committed a billion dollars toward alternative fuels, and now it's showing us where some of that money is going. The gas station corporation has agreed to buy NewMotion, a Netherlands-based company that owns some …

The internet's sleeping giant of news has awoken

A sleeping giant for news distribution has awoken.<p>Flipboard is now making it easier for any publisher to join the platform. On Tuesday, Flipboard …

Profit

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of<p>Nestlé’s …

When Working From Home Doesn’t Work

IBM pioneered telecommuting. Now it wants people back in the office.<p>In 1979, IBM was putting its stamp on the American landscape. For 20 years, it had been hiring the greats of modernism to erect buildings where scientists and salespeople could work shoulder-to-shoulder commanding the burgeoning …

Google's Pixel 2 phones don't need SIM cards

Google added a lot to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but one of its more intriguing upgrades comes from what it's taking away: the need for a SIM card. Both devices still have a nano-SIM slot (contrary to a few rumors), but they also use eSIMs like that on the Apple Watch Series 3. So long as your …

Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails

Exclusive: hackers may have accessed usernames, passwords and personal details of top accountancy firm’s blue-chip clients<p>One of the world’s “big four” accountancy firms has been targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients, …

Cybersecurity

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

The Brain

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

The cocktail hour at your wedding is a magical moment: You're officially a newlywed, drinks are flowing, and there are smiles all around. Create a playlist full of songs to match the golden vibes! Get inspired with this roundup of the best cocktail hour songs (in every genre) to play on the big day!<p>…

Türkiye, 55 yaş üstü erkeklerin tekelinde! Kadınların ve gençlerin esamisi okunmuyor

<b>Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı’nın eski başkanıydı, ama çok ön plana çıkıyor, hatta ismi Eğitim Gönüllüleri’nin önüne geçiyor diye uzaklaştırıldı,</b> …

MIT'nin 10 bin dolarlık robot mobilyası küçük evleri düzenliyor

Birkaç yıl önce MIT’nin tasarladığı 10 bin dolar fiyat etiketine sahip mobilya, tek bir düğme ile kendi kendini dönüştürebiliyor. Eskiden sadece test …

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …

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