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SCiO Shows Off Its Molecular Food Scanner In TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hardware Alley

Dror Sharon, the CEO of ConsumerPhysics, was showing off a prototype of his handheld “food scanner” at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, called the SCiO. The device is a pocket-sized spectrometer that analyzes the molecular structure of an object by first shining a light on the item …

Federal Regulators Approve Bitcoin for Political Campaign Donations

You might say bitcoin is gaining a bit of political currency.<p>The six-member Federal Election Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow political candidates and committees to accept bitcoin donations.<p>But there's a catch.<p>Any parties that accept bitcoins must first sell the virtual currency …


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 …

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens

Can we ever be ready for change?<p>What does it take to be fully prepared for a marriage, a baby, or a job? Or for a lover who's a foot taller than you?<p>Does intelligence really have anything to do with it? Some of the most clever people I know are some of the most dipsy, tipsy loons when confronted …

Study Skills

Watch the Disturbing Powers of Photoshop in This GIF

Watch the Disturbing Powers of Photoshop in This GIF