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US Army tests TrackingPoint smart-rifle scopes

<b>The US Army is testing a "smart rifle" technology designed to improve the accuracy of shots.</b><p>A spokeswoman confirmed reports that its equipment testing specialists had acquired six TrackingPoint rifles as part of efforts to identify state-of-the-art kit.<p>The tech allows the user to place a virtual …

Military

A Watch That Teaches The Value Of Time

This single-purpose watch buzzes you every five minutes so that you can better appreciate every moment of your day.<p>Some days, I’ll start a project at 10 a.m. and forget to check the clock until 3 p.m. I’m left in a stupor as to what just happened and why I’m not even hungry for lunch. Yet other …

Productivity

How to catch up on retirement savings

If you’re age 50 or older, you can make extra “catch-up” contributions to certain types of tax-favored retirement accounts. Many people fail to …

Retirement

'Robot Olympics': 17 Cyborg Athletes to Vie for Glory in DARPA Challenge

Before athletes from around the world gather for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, 17 robotics teams will compete for glory — and funding — …

What to do when fraudsters use your credit card

The first time my oldest daughter got an email from her credit-card company reporting misuse of her card, she learned how to protect herself from …

Identity Theft

EU diplomats approve new anti-tobacco legislation

European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday placing new restrictions on how products are made and sold.<p>Graphic picture and text warnings will have to cover 65 percent of the front and back of packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products for smoking. Current EU …

Dengue fever is back: why the dangerous disease is here to stay

Once eradicated in the US, this mosquito-borne illness is once again thwarting prevention efforts<p>If the most efficient dengue fever carrier, a mosquito called <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, establishes itself in California, it won't be because the state didn't put up a fight. Since the mosquito was first spotted on …

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Let's admit it: Britain is now a developing country

We have iPads and broadband – but also oversubscribed foodbanks. Our economy is no longer zooming along unchallenged in the fast lane, but a clapped-out motor<p>Elite economic debate boils down to this: a man in a tie stands at a dispatch box and reads out some numbers for the years ahead, along with …

Ender's Game: Harrison Ford and director Gavin Hood discuss their adaptation of Orson Scott

Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

Maximum adult lifespan: Debate over how long humans can live.

There’s an oddly persistent myth that people have always had a good chance of living to a ripe old age if they could just survive childhood. Socrates …

For every major event, there is usually a theory that argues it was due to a conspiracy. Conspiracy theories are seemingly more popular than ever, so how do supposedly rational people get caught in their tangled webs? http://gu.com/p/3tgb4/tw

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

Five things you shouldn’t be telling the world on Facebook

The media love a scare story and it’s easy to get overly paranoid. But do you know how much information you’re giving away on Facebook and other …

Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business

<b>The psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of human motivation is 70 years old but continues to have a strong influence on the world of business. What is it, and is it right?</b><p>There is a commonly reproduced symbol which many believe holds the secret to personal fulfilment and business success.<p>It …

Behavioral Sciences

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