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Optimism is the enemy of action

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when positive thinking became the star of the self-help industry. The idea of optimism is older than America itself …

For a better brain, learn another language

There’s a certain sinking feeling one gets when thinking of the perfect thing to say just a moment too late. Perhaps a witty parting word could have …

Dawn of bionic age? Paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand

Ohio doctors insert microchip into Ian Burkhart’s brain allowing him to move hand for first time since accident<p>A young American paralysed in a swimming accident has become the first patient to move his hand using the power of thought after doctors inserted a microchip into his brain.<p>Ian Burkhart …

Team explains how mutated X-linked mental retardation protein impairs neuron function

There are new clues about malfunctions in brain cells that contribute to intellectual disability and possibly other developmental brain …

Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron - MIT Technology Review

It was an expedition seeking something never caught before: a single human neuron lighting up to create an urge, albeit for the minor task of moving …

University of California

Scientists cast light on the brain's social cells

Picture yourself hovering over an alien city with billions of blinking lights of thousands of types, with the task of figuring out which ones are …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Drones

If This Toaster Doesn’t Like You, It Will Leave You For Someone Else

In Simone Rebaudengo’s toaster experiment, called Addicted Products, a network of toasters goes to “host” families. Each toaster wants to be used, …

Stained Glass Windows That Double As Solar Panels

Transparent, colorful cells could decorate, and power, churches one day.<p>Solar panels usually get placed somewhere in the sun, but out of sight. Rooftops, deserts, mausoleums. But what if they were so beautiful we wanted to put them everywhere?<p>That could happen! Maybe. We've at least got the …

Solar Panels

Robotic arm turns man into a cyborg drummer

"I'll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now."<p>When Jason Barnes was electrocuted two years ago, he lost the lower half of his right arm, seemingly ending his dreams of being a drummer — but thanks to a new prosthetic he's able to finally achieve that goal. Barnes …

Meet K-Glass: 30x faster & more 3-12x more efficient than Google Glass

The researchers at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) announced that they developed a head-mounted display 30 times faster processing speed compared to that of Google Glass.<p>‘K-Glass’, developed by Yoo Hoi-Jun, Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and his team, is a …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …

Nanomotors controlled inside living human cells for the first time

Scientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn't afraid to talk up potential future …

Scientists just created some of the most powerful muscles in existence

In a surprising breakthrough for the world of materials science, researchers have created some of the most powerful artificial muscles we've ever …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Body suit 'can lift 50kg in each hand'

Engineers in Italy have developed a wearable robot which they claim is the most sophisticated built in the world to date.<p>The "body extender" has been built by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) at Pisa's Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.<p>The machine can enable users to lift up to 50kg in each …

Robotics

Quantum computing explained: harnessing particle physics to work faster

Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol University to explain.<p><b>In a normal computer, information is stored as bits. How is it</b> …

The World's Longest Aircraft Is Half-Blimp, Half-Zeppelin

A discarded U.S. Army concept gets a new life in Britain.<p>Unveiled last Friday, the Airlander is the world's longest aircraft. Developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles, the 302-foot-long Airlander was once a candidate military craft called "Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle," until Pentagon budget …

Aviation

Nano-Tweezers Can Move Molecules With Light

Just in case you were getting bored with the world, we bring you a tiny tweezer made of light beams.<p>Scientists have created the tiniest "tweezers" known to date, which can move around objects the size of single molecules with a "bow tie" of light.<p>"To my knowledge these are the smallest tweezers …

This Wearable Robot Lifts 110 Pounds In Each Hand

It's not exactly "Iron Man," but then again, it is real.<p>The days of idling wishing for a wearable robot are gone. Researchers at the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory in San Giuliano Terme, Italy, have created a "robo-suit" that is capable of lifting 50 kilograms (110 pounds) with each of its arms.<p>The …

Robotics

New Wearable Device Could Protect Against HIV and Pregnancy

This intravaginal ring will be the first of its kind to begin clinical trials.<p>If a sexually active woman wants to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy and HIV using a single method, she has always been limited to condoms. A new paper, released today in PLOS ONE details a first-of-its-kind device …

Northwestern University

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

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