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New Research Shows How "Lost" Memories Can Be Recovered

This Magnet Will Jog Your Memory<p>We believe we’ve figured out a lot about how our brains handle memories. We’ve identified the parts of the brain that …

Here's what it's like to use Webpass, the high-speed internet provider bought by Google

I can't remember the last time a browser tab froze on me or a video took a time-out to buffer.<p>It may be because, this fall, I got a taste of Google's plans for the future of high-speed internet. I closed my account with AT&T and tried Webpass, the virtually unknown, 13-year-old service provider …

Search the Invisible Web: 20 Resources

20 Ways To Search the Invisible Web<p>Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), …

This Scientific Study Could Rock Your Sexual World in the Best Possible Way

New findings suggest a simple way to take your sex from ho-hum to va-va-voom!<p>What do sex and music have in common? According to a recent study from …

I've taken AncestryDNA and 23andMe genetics tests — here's what I tell people when they ask me which one is best

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than I can count.<p>Each one I've tried so far has offered a different experience, a different approach to how they present the data, or what information they provide — whether it's my great-grand relative or how much Neanderthal DNA I have.<p>Every so often …

Mini jet engines blast out futuristic nanomaterial at supersonic speeds

From temporary tattoos that track your blood alcohol level, to a paper skin that responds to stimuli much like the real thing, to energy-generating …

The Future of High-Speed Travel: A New Kind of Hyperloop Pod Was Just Unveiled

Roll Before We Zoom<p>Australian Hyperloop contender VicHyper has unveiled their pod design, which is set to be tested on a 1.6 km (1 mile) long track …

This stick-on sweat monitor knows when you need a drink

It's being tested by the Air Force and sports beverage companies<p>Current fitness trackers can tell you how many steps you've taken or whether you've met your target heart rate. But a new sweat monitor in development could keep track of whether you need to hydrate and replenish your electrolytes.<p>The …

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Tesla's Electric Domination Moves Forward With Debut of Beautiful Solar Shingles

In a move that would make Steve Jobs boil over with envy, Elon Musk presented Tesla’s latest product in an over the top presentation at Universal …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Where does Jeff Bezos foresee putting space colonists? Inside O’Neill cylinders

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to settle humans on Mars. Others talk about a Moon Village. But Seattle billionaire Jeff Bezos has a different kind of …

Musk's 'Integrated Future:' Solar Roofs, Home Battery, Electric Car

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday unveiled new energy products aimed at illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car …

Google taught artificial intelligence to encrypt messages on its own

A team at Google has built a system to show that artificial intelligence can build its own form of encryption. While not very complex currently, this research could set the table for encryption that gets stronger as hackers attempt to crack it.<p>To see if the artificial intelligence could learn to …

Artificial Intelligence

A mysterious cloud moving 700,000 mph is going to collide with our galaxy — here's what will happen

Astronomers have discovered a massive cloud of gas that's on a collision course with our home galaxy, the Milky Way. What will happen when it slams into our galaxy in about 30 million years?<p><i>Video courtesy of NASA</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Inside the Quest for a Real ‘Star Trek’ Warp Drive

It may be a while before starship captains can race across the galaxy, but engineers and physicists have a few ideas for making it so.<p>Within the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, traveling across the galaxy is a breeze thanks to the famed warp drive. This fictional technology allows humans and other civilizations …

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Kernel’s Quest to Enhance Human Intelligence

<i>Today I’m announcing a $100M commitment to Kernel in an effort to enhance human intelligence and reimagine our future. Unlocking our brain is the</i> …

CRISPR-based startups are rushing to IPO and don’t seem to care that we don’t know who officially owns CRISPR

CRISPR Therapeutics—a Swiss startup hoping to harness the gene-editing technology it’s named after to develop treatments for genetic illnesses like sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis—went public today (Oct. 19), raising $56 million in its initial public offering. It’s the third CRISPR-related …

A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million

Veritas Genomics, a biotech company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999, just got another $30 million to pull it off.<p>Trustbridge Partners led the Series B round, and Lilly Asia Ventures (which had invested previously) and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical also joined in. In …

MIT Breaks a World Record For Nuclear Fusion

The record was broken on the day the reactor was scheduled to be shut down.<p>Scientists working at MIT's Alcator C-Mod experimental fusion reactor have broken the world record for fusion pressure. This achievement came on the day the reactor was scheduled to be shut down.<p>Nuclear fusion power has long …

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The Finnish startup turned to an online community of tech enthusiasts to shape the design of its new device. The result? Something ‘really different’<p>When Finnish startup Eve-Tech launched its first device, the T1 tablet computer, it received positive reviews for its premium feel and budget …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>4:02 p.m. …

U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities

The president of America’s largest police management organization on Monday issued a formal apology to the nation’s minority population “for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society’s historical mistreatment of communities of color.”<p>Terrence M. Cunningham, the …

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Seven Bridges Joins Cancer Moonshot Initiative with Cloud Platform to Speed Blood Profiling Research

<i>Blood Profiling AtlasProject Aims to Advance the Development of Simple, Blood-Based Test for Early Cancer Diagnosis</i><p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2016–<p>Seven Bridges today announces that its biomedical data analysis platform will be used by the Cancer Moonshot‘s <b>Blood Profiling Atlas</b> …

Simple mistake exposes businessman’s secret Dark Web drug store

It doesn’t matter how sophisticated your software is, users will always find a way to fail you.<p>It took DARPA smarts, government money and a cadre of …

One of the most controversial ideas in psychology just got a boost

Priming studies have suggested that hearing about old people makes you walk more slowly, and that holding a cup of hot coffee makes you feel "warmer" toward other people. Another: Describing a typical professor makes you perform better on knowledge tasks.<p>Most of these studies have failed …

WikiLeaks claims a 'state party' cut Julian Assange's internet (updated)

If you believe WikiLeaks, someone is trying to silence founder Julian Assange. The truth-through-disclosure group is claiming that a "state party" has cut Assange's internet access at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It isn't naming the culprit at this stage, but does say that it has "activated …

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'An incredible failure of leadership': Apple's car project seems wracked with internal strife

The key to the report is that Apple's car team has been rudderless and has had issues with direction and internal strife.<p>"It was an incredible failure of leadership," a source told Bloomberg.<p>In fact, the division, codenamed "Project Titan," has reportedly been given a deadline in late 2017 under …