Jillian Rueter

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Nokia's $60,000 virtual reality camera is now available for pre-order

In July, Nokia announced an interesting new direction for the company in the form of the Ozo, a ball-shaped, virtual reality camera aimed at …

Razer And Lenovo Partner, Will Co-Branded And Co-Market New Gaming Systems

Lenovo is the number one PC maker in the world. Razer is a long-time member of the hardcore gaming community that offers everything from thin-and-light gaming systems to ultra-sensitive mice. The two companies are partnering up, and leveraging the manufacturing, supply chain and channel …

Ann Arbor to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day

In 1492, when Christopher Columbus famously sailed the ocean blue, he discovered lands already inhabited by indigenous people.<p>In honor of the area's …

Drug Resistance: Worse, And Still A Lot To Learn

Today starts a week of observances about antibiotic resistance: “Get Smart About Antibiotics” Week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, World Antibiotic Awareness Week, sponsored by the World Health Organization, European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Wednesday, and similar …

Mind Over Palate: 6 Ways to Make the Science of Taste Work at Home

Even before Marcel Proust famously wrote a seven-volume novel from memories triggered by the taste of a madeleine, chefs have understood there’s more to tasting food than just flavor. Every day our minds create perceptions that affect how we register food’s deliciousness, working alongside our …

Van Gogh’s 1888 Painting, “The Night Cafe,” Animated with Oculus Virtual Reality Software

Vincent van Gogh's 1888 painting, "The Night Cafe," now hangs at the Yale University Art Gallery, accompanied by this description:<p>In a letter to his …

Why making art is the new meditation

Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do. Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings. <b></b><p>“Art is a guarantee to …

Everyone With HIV Needs Drugs, WHO Says

Everyone with HIV should be given antiviral drugs as soon as possible after diagnosis, meaning 37 million people worldwide should be on treatment, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>Recent clinical trials have confirmed that early drug use extends the lives of those with the AIDS-causing …

Public Health

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

I tried assigning students to particular desks as they walked through the door. This helped establish greater participation, but the noise level was …

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

There has been a sharp plunge in the population of honey bees, which pollinate about 70 percent of global crops, or one-third of food that humans eat including fruits and vegetables, raising fears over food security.<p>Researchers have said the falling hive numbers were caused by threats such as the …

Ecology

On closer look, researchers propose new species: African golden wolf

<b>(CNN) —</b> The golden jackals found in Africa, Europe the Middle East and Asia have long been considered the same species, thanks to their physical features and behavior.<p>Apparently, looks can be deceiving.<p>Extensive DNA analysis, backed up by previous studies, shows that the population consists of two …

Report: Apple in negotiations to use BMW i3 as basis for its own electric car

Apple and BMW have engaged in negotiations over Apple’s interest in using BMW’s i3 electric cars as a basis for its own electric car project, according to a new report from German publication…<p>News of Apple’s work on building an electric vehicle was first reported early this year with hundreds of …

Electric Vehicles

US: And now, the in-car smartphone cooler

A Message From The Editor<p>just-auto gives its paid members access to the very best automotive market coverage.<p>And now there’s just-auto plus, our …

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Control your home with thought alone

<i>The latest brain-computer interfaces meet smart home technology and virtual gaming</i><p>TWO friends meet in a bar in the online environment Second Life to …

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates

In January, WayTools announced the TextBlade, a compact, collapsible keyboard for iOS devices and Macs that's quite unlike anything else that's available on the market. It replaces a full keyboard with eight large smart keys that take advantage of multilayering, giving users access to a complete …

Customers

What It Really Means To Be Psychotic, According To Science

“What a psycho.” This could be referring to your crazy, deceptive ex-boyfriend (who is in reality a sociopath), the cat lady next door who does some …

Don't dismiss the link between smoking and suicide, researchers warn

To the long list of ways that smoking can kill you, experts should add one more cause of death – suicide.<p>So say some sharp-eyed readers of the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>In February, the trio spied a report in the journal that examined more than 100,000 deaths among smokers and former smokers …

Oculus Details Rift’s Recommended PC Specs, ‘Pauses’ Mac Development

We’re still a little while off from the Oculus Rift’s official consumer launch – pre-orders are starting later this year, the company revealed recently, with shipping beginning early next year. But the company has now revealed the recommended specifications for PC rigs powering the Oculus Rift …

'Avengers' fanboy makes laser Iron Man glove that can do some damage

He might not work at Stark Industries, but that hasn't stopped real-life inventor and YouTuber Patrick Priebe from creating a piece of gear that looks like it could have come from the Marvel-lous company's R&D department.<p>It's a working Iron Man glove that fires an aluminum slug and shoots a …

Brainwave’s “Mindfulness in the Workplace”

Do you have trouble concentrating on the task at hand? Be honest, how many new tabs have you opened between clicking on this blog and actually …

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes

Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes<p>Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing …

Seeing the Future: Innovations in Vision

Scientists Find a Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than the Sun

A team of international astronomers has discovered a black hole of almost unimaginable proportions.<p>At 12 billion times more massive than the sun, it …