Myron Bergenske

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How loud does it hurt? Professor pushes alternative pain scale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How bad does it hurt? The standard method for gauging pain looks for a 1-to-10 rating, but it turns out that one person's 3 may well be another person's 5. And that can make a difference for how the pain is treated.<p>University of Florida psychologist Linda Bartoshuk has a …

Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; once learned in order and for the "sounds they make", you have the key to reading and the key to the way the world is classified. Or perhaps not.<p>Actually, in the course of writing my …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Gear & Gadgets

PengPod 1040: Quad Core Linux-Android Dual Booting Tablets

PengPod is back with a new GNU/Linux/Android Quad cored, dual booting, high resolution, paradigm defying 9.7" tablet. | Check out 'PengPod 1040: Quad …

Can a $249 Android-Linux 'hacker's tablet' take flight?

We all love to root for an underdog, especially in tech, where revolutions have so often been launched from garages or dorm rooms. But the past few years, there's been little room for Cinderella stories in the world of tablets and mobile computing as massive monoliths like Apple, Google, and …

Aereo: the cloud based content upstart that could upend the TV industry

America’s most powerful broadcasters are trying to shut down an emerging TV recording service. If their case is heard, the implications could be far reaching.<p>Late on Friday (Oct. 11) the major free-to-air broadcasters filed a petition in the US supreme court against Aereo, a start up backed by …

HTC to make future Amazon phones, according to report

Rumors of an Amazon smartphone have circulated for well over a year now, but a new report out today says that the retail giant will use HTC to help it make its upcoming devices. Three different smartphones are said to be in development, according to <i>The Financial Times</i> article, but one of the …

Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features

Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with this month's XE10 update, but what's hiding under the hood might be even more promising. <i>Android Police</i> posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon …

Samsung's Smart Bulb edges closer to launch as it gains US approval

Philips may be at the forefront of connected lighting with its Hue range, but could soon have a competitor in Samsung's "Smart Bulb," which has just popped up at the FCC. The Korean outfit first revealed plans for a wireless bulb earlier in the year, and expected to launch a three-piece kit during …

Europe’s experiment with open online education accelerates in Berlin

Europe’s interest in massive online open courses (MOOCs) is taking off as homegrown platforms set up shop to rival incumbents Coursera, Udacity and EdX in the US.<p>The latest to do so is Berlin-based Iversity. The two-year-old company, founded by Hannes Klöpper and Jonas Liepmann and led by new CEO …

Yup, Nokia's designing a watch too (update: video)

Plenty of companies have been noodling around with the idea of wearable tech, but Nokia's always offered up some of the most eye-popping concepts. The latest application to reach the Patent and Trademark Office, however, is a little more practical: a modular watch that you can customize to your …

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate realms in research. IBM, though, believes the time is ripe to bring them together.<p>Through research projects expected to take a decade, Big Blue is using biological and manufactured forms of …

Google And Android: Powering The Next Generation Of Internet Connected Things

When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine a future where most things aren’t connected to the Internet. Not because it’s fashionable, or because many of the largest technology companies are spending big money promoting the concept. Call it a fundamental law of things; if it …

Pregabalin

Clinical data<p>Pronunciation<p>/priˈɡæbəlɪn/<p>Trade names<p>Lyrica, others[2]<p>Synonyms<p>3-Isobutyl GABA<p>AHFS/Drugs.com<p>Monograph<p>MedlinePlus<p>a605045<p>License data<p>EU …

Stanford Neuroscience Leads With the New Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

World-class Expertise<p>As leaders in neurological disorders care and research, our team's vision is to translate innovations into leading-edge …

Neuroscience

Beddit, The Sleep Sensor You Tape To Your Bed, Looks To Build Cloud App With Indiegogo Stretch Goal

Smart pedometers are just the beginning. Sensors of all kinds are emerging to track the way we move, what we do at home and the way we sleep.<p>Last week, I wrote about a Helsinki-based company called Beddit that ran an Indiegogo campaign for a sleep sensor you attach to your bed. They say it is so …

YC-Backed Amulyte Is Building A Better Lifeline For Seniors On The Move

Commercial catchphrases like “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” have become the stuff of legend, but it’s not funny when one of your grandparents have been in that same situation.<p>University of Waterloo alumni Jaclyn Konzelmann and Perry Haldenby have been there with their own grandparents, and after …

Giant prehistoric elephant slaughtered by early humans

9/19/2013 02:00:00 PM<p>Research by a University of Southampton archaeologist suggests that early humans, who lived thousands of years before …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

Neanderthals, not modern humans, made first bone tools

9/21/2013 03:00:00 PM<p>One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, …

New archaeology apps may make you an armchair Indiana Jones

A new app for tablets and smartphones will soon transport you to actual dig sites and ancient civilizations around the world, from China to Egypt to Peru, without getting you down into the mud, muck and malaria that often characterizes an archeological site.<p>It should help keep a curious public …

Did You Know We Can Still Spot Voyager 1?

NASA’s Voyager 1, which last week made headlines after scientists announced it had officially left our solar system, is now more than 11 billion …

Space Exploration