Jan Koenraadt

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What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

NASA physicist Harold White and artist Mark Rademaker recently released spectacular images of the “IXS Enterprise,” a design for a hypothetical faster-than-light starship based on work being done in Dr. White’s lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.<p>Dr. White is Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the …

The Internet Of Things Meets Hydroponics: How To Grow A Better Vegetable

Fujitsu built a factory completely sealed off from the world, which turns out to be a world-class greenhouse.<p>About 60 miles from the site of the deadly 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima prefecture, inside a former silicon chip manufacturing facility owned by the Japanese computer company Fujitsu, …

A Slimmer Meal Tray Will Save Virgin Atlantic Millions Of Gallons Of Fuel

Some carriers put in lighter seats and even lighter seatbelts, some strip paint off the outside of the jet (paint alone can weigh hundreds of …

Google+ Stories Is an Automatic Scrapbook For Your Vacation Photos

Google announced a new tool that will automatically create a digital scrapbook of your vacation photos.<p>Google+ Stories, which will begin rolling out …

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah’s Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time

Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014: a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running techniques in real time and a heart rate monitor built into a T-shirt and bra. I got a hands-on demo with Sensoria Sock’s smartphone application that alerts users to …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Customer Service Is Next Job for IBM's Watson

Remember Watson? The supercomputer that in an elaborate but interesting publicity stunt beat humanity at the game show “Jeopardy,” and then for a …

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A Digital Wallet App That Stores Coupons, Credit Cards & More!

You might remember our post last fall about all the photos you should be saving on your smartphone. Well, I’ve found an app that takes that idea to the next level. Lemon Wallet not only saves your important info, but it makes it useable. Don’t believe me? Take a look:<p>First, thanks to Lemon you can …

August Smart Lock

We've seen everything from robots that work autonomously to clean your windows, to iPad apps that change your lights' hue, but the latest home improvement technology to deservingly catch our attention is the August Smart Lock. The most recent project from celebrated designer Yves Béhar, the August …

Groupon to launch POS app for iPad? Here are 5 alternatives

It looks like Groupon is adding yet another mobile payments solution to the already crowded space that includes its own Groupon Merchants app for iPhone and Android. as well as competitors such as Square and PayPal Here.<p>An iPad app called Groupon POS earlier today briefly landed in the iTunes store …

Google Glass Is Half Full

Technocrats have been lining up in a virtual line by the thousands to get their hands on the first release of Google Glass. Google started shipping the much anticipated computing spectacles to developers, industry analysts and early technology adopters a few weeks back. But early feedback on the …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Meet 'algoraves:' Raves with music generated by artist-controlled algorithmic software

You might never attend one, but keep this bit of information in your back pocket: A new trend today is the ‘algorave,’ in which people dance in a rave-like environment to music generated by algorithms.<p>According to a central algorave website – I abstain from dubbing it ‘official – the goal is to …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

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