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Air Pollution Linked to Increased Mortality Even Below EPA Limits: Study

That death rates among people over 65 are higher in zip codes with more fine-particulate air pollution, as a new study from Harvard School of Public …

Electronic skin makes your body a computer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings.<p>This is the premise of Professor John Rogers' Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user's temple, he has been able to track brain waves in real time …

Brainwaves

Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence? The Experts Can't Seem To Agree

Could machines that think someday pose an existential threat to humanity? Some big names in science and tech seem to think so--Stephen Hawking, for one--and they've issued grave warnings about the looming threat of artificial intelligence.<p>Other experts are less concerned, saying all we have to do …

Artificial Intelligence

Optical nanotech sensor can sniff out bad food and explosives

The days of having to rely on pricey lab sensors (or carefully trained canines) to detect bad food and bombs may soon come to an end. Oregon State University researchers have developed a hybrid optical and nanotechnology sensor that's at once super-sensitive to gas, but won't weigh a ton or cost a …

Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

When Eric Blue goes to the gym, he sports a wafer-thin shirt that tracks his every move.<p>Blue's shirt contains tiny sensors woven into the fabric. They monitor his heart rate, the calories he burns and other metrics, like breathing rate. A companion app on his smartphone informs him about the …

Leg Exoskelton Makes Walking 7 Percent More Efficient

The frame and spring act like an auxiliary calf muscle<p>A new leg exoskeleton can improve the efficiency of walking by 7 percent – and do it with no power source—according to scientists at North Carolina State University who published their research today in <i>Nature</i>. Their creation could be a big boon …

Google Launches a $100 Chrome OS Dongle for Your TV

Google is making a big push into Chrome OS today. The company just announced a $100 TV dongle that turns any TV into a Chrome OS computer, as well as new Chromebooks.<p>The new ASUS ‘Chromebit’ is the most interesting announcement. Due this summer, the dongle attaches to your TV via HDMI and turns …

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages > Well done GIF whoever crea...

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages ><br>Well done GIF whoever created it, thank you much! Added to collection!

New Android feature keeps your phone unlocked while it's in your pocket

Securing your smartphone is a must, but there's no denying that we all unlock our phones dozens of times a day when it simply isn't necessary. Google's hoping to solve that problem with a new Android feature called "on-body detection." Those who are willing to sacrifice some level of security in …

Someday, Doctors Could Prescribe You Video Games For Your Brain

This video game could actually be a medical therapy. Researchers are testing it in patients with cognitive disorders, like simultaneous autism and ADHD, although skeptics question so-called "brain games" in general.<p>You're a bright-yellow alien cruising down a river with icebergs at every sharp …

The latest ‘kidtech’ kits: tried and tested

Photograph: PR - Internet/PR - Internet<p>Technology Will Save Us DIY Thirsty Plant Kit<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425300765583/52bc652c-243b-48c6-a736-08c1e36250a6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR - Internet/PR - Internet<p>Technology Will Save Us DIY Thirsty …

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How Flexible Fibers Could Lead to Better, Cheaper Brain Implants

MIT researchers develop a cheaper way to make brain implants that could also allow the devices to work in the body longer.<p>The brain just doesn't react well to implants, such the so-called brain pacemakers that alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson's and other movement disorders. Neural tissue …