Emily Schaffer

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Ohio's New Tourism Initiative Includes Changing Logo Colors

The colors in Ohio’s new tourism season will change with the seasons.<p>A spokeswoman with TourismOhio says the “Ohio. find it here,” logo will change …

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally just a sea of energy. <i>Architecture of Radio</i> is an app …

Routers

We like faces that show our culture's top feelings - Futurity

Why do we immediately like and want to approach some people, but not others? New brain research on culture and facial expression may have the answer.

Australia's using drones to protect its coasts from sharks

While shark attacks are rare in Australia, every year a handful of people lose their lives while swimming off the country's coastlines. New South Wales (NSW) government officials know there is no easy way to reduce risks, but have committed to spending AU$16 million ($11.6 million) on a new "shark …

New South Wales

Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location

Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called "Tech Tats," they're quite literally stick-on tattoos that look a bit embossed against the skin, since …

With These Animal Fitbits, Farmers Can Recognize The Patterns In Dairy Cow Mooovements

Building a “deep learning” platform for livestock.<p>Cows are going to be part of the network, like cars and buildings (though they’re not things, as in the “internet of things”). Livestock animals are too valuable not to be tracked and monitored, and now we have the technology to do it unobtrusively. …

5 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Courtesy fuadariff_user/SkyPixel</i><p>Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our …

There's a good reason why the next generation of robots will look like animals

Biomimetics.<p>That's the field dedicated to imitating aspects of nature to better understand, and potentially solve, complex human issues.<p>It's the reason why so many engineers and researchers are creating robot models of animals.<p>Robotic animals can help researchers better understand locomotion, …

The Integrative Future of Virtual Reality with Bublcam

An Inside Look at the Integrative Future of Virtual Reality with Bublcam<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your …

Gene Therapy For Brain Disorders Delivered by Eye Drops

<b>New system uses MRI for non-invasive monitoring of gene expression, treatment effect.</b><p>A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed …

Neuroscience

Cop pulls over Google self-driving car, finds no driver to ticket

<b>(CNN) —</b> No driver? No ticket.<p>That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California.<p>The car wasn't speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly -- 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the Mountain …

Autonomous Cars

Puppy bred to have muscular dystrophy saved by surprise mutation

Dog study provides potential pathway to new treatments for the disease.<p>Ringo, a golden retriever born in 2003 in a Brazilian kennel, was never …

Baby Dinosaurs Hatched Into a World of Danger

In 1985, three years before Littlefoot and gang would set off for The Great Valley, paleontologist Jack Horner, writer James Gorman, and artist Doug Henderson told the story of a different baby dinosaur on a perilous journey. Her name was Maia – short for <i>Maiasaura</i> – and while her adventure was …

Paleontology

Nissan IDS Concept Showcases The Future Of Autonomous Driving

The Nissan IDS Concept unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show is the company’s vision of what cars will become in the near future.<p>Central to that vision is autonomous driving, which Nissan says is close to becoming a reality.<p>Its plan is to roll out autonomous technology one piece at a time across …

Autos

If Cats Could Speak Human, What Would They Say?

The attempt to translate cat behavior and sounds<p>Chelsey Coombs doesn’t understand her cats. Her 18-month-old male tuxedo cat, Creature, “follows you into the bathroom—you can take a bath or a shower and he just sits there and watches,” she says. He jumps around a lot, meowing insistently whenever a …

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

On Friday, the New York Times Magazine decided to tweet this for some reason:<p>Given certain assumptions, this isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in …

Molecule stops body from making Alzheimer's protein - Futurity

A new way to attack a nasty Alzheimer's protein doesn't clear it from the brain. The compound prevents the body from making it in the first place.

Alzheimer's Disease

Today's Humans Ready to Love Tomorrow's Robots

A world of lonely singles finding comfort in the arms of a robot lover may be closer than expected in human hearts and minds. Only a few people have …

Parkinson's: Woman who can sniff out disease inspires new research

Scottish pensioner inspires new study to detect Parkinson's disease through body odour after she successfully identifies sufferers by smelling T-shirts<p>Scientists have begun research into if a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's after a "supersmeller" detected the disease by sniffing …

Dementia

13 Grown-Ass Grilled Cheese Recipes

Grilled cheese: While it's still appropriate for a six-year-old (no crusts, please), it's also a pretty sophisticated treat for all the grown-ups out there.<p>Here, 13 ways to go beyond the basics.<p><b>Beets, Goat Cheese and Arugula</b><p>It's loaded with veggies, so it must be healthy! <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Roasted</b> …

Bye, Oatmeal: You Should Be Making Buckwheat Porridge for Breakfast

Oatmeal is so five minutes ago. Here's why we're cooking buckwheat porridge for breakfast.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s</i> …

Breakfast

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

Why we need to rethink parenthood

<b>(CNN) —</b> An interesting though obscure discovery hit the headlines this month -- in the medical community at least. According to researchers at the Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad and Stanford University, mothers who use donor eggs to have children pass some of their genetic material …

What's the Least Amount of Running You Need to Do to Be Healthy?

<i>By: Candace Nelson</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>You've seen those people who wake up early, pep already in their step, to go for a five-mile run before work. They're successful, generally happy, and take care of their bodies, because they know they could eventually die of a heart attack if they don't.<p>You are …

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

'Psychic robot' predicts your intentions

For those worried about the singularity -- that time when computers or robots become smarter than us and start reproducing themselves -- new research out of the University of Illinois at Chicago might be a bit unsettling. Bioengineers there have developed a computer algorithm that can predict your …

University of Illinois

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

There is a lot of advice online about being more productive and time management apps are popping up by the day. This is because more people than ever …

How Humans Could Become 'Our Own Walking Hard Drives'

Futurist Nell Watson believes we are on the brink of a new Cambrian explosion of cyborgs.<p>At this year's Biohacker Summit in Helsinki, noted futurist, engineer, and tech entrepreneur Nell Watson outlined recent developments in nanotechnology, biomimicry, and the machine manipulation of organic …

6 Weird Diet Tricks That Actually Work

Some clients come to me in search of a complete eating overhaul, including a meal plan with specific portions and recipes. Many others, however, …

Holistic Medicine