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Sony 1000X M3 review: supreme noise canceling headphones

Sony seizes the title for best noise-canceling cans with a winning redesign<p>There’s an enthusiastic “It’s a Sony” sticker on a kitchen wall in my childhood home. I put it there more than 20 years ago when my parents brought home a big-screen Sony TV and an accompanying Sony VCR. Since that day, I’ve …

Consumer Tech

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

USB Type-C

Audeze’s ambitious Mobius is more than a gaming headset

Tucked inside an unassuming office park just south of LA, there's a modest factory where some of the best audiophile-grade headphones are assembled on a daily basis. Audeze has built its reputation on planar magnetic technology, drivers that produce a more natural sound thanks to better frequency …

Audiophile

How to fix common PlayStation VR problems

PlayStation VR is a great system that's introduced many people to VR, but even the best systems experience problems from time to time. From tracking …

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, and her twin's. The condition is called chimerism.<p>Muhl, a model and singer …

Genetics

Halo and sundogs over Montana

Ski resorts are the best places to see fine halo displays, like this one. Why so beautiful and why so sparkly? Details here.<p>Kameron Barge captured …

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

It's Worse Than We Thought: 3 New Revelations in Sleep Health

Sleep BETTER<p>Not getting enough sleep is tied to everything from lack of productivity to Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes.<p>You undoubtedly realize that sleep is important, if for no other reason than you’ve experienced the grogginess and detrimental productivity effects firsthand after a night of …

Scientists Prove Nanomagnets Can Levitate, Expect More Exotic Quantum Phenomena

Researchers demonstrate in two new papers that despite a classic 175-year-old theorem saying it’s impossible, nanomagnets can be stably levitated in …

The Future of Anti-Aging

Experts believe that exciting new innovations in the longevity space may one day redefine the way we age—and help us look better as we do it.<p>A baby born within the past decade could live to be 150 years old. “Technology has reached a point where extending animal life span by 30 percent is routine,” …

Researchers Now Know in Uncomfortable Detail Exactly What Chewing Does to Our Teeth

This is what eating does on the nanoscale.<p>A new study of the nanoscale particles making up tooth enamel has given scientists the closest look yet at …

Breakthrough study confirms that sugar exacerbates cancer

A nine-year long study has confirmed that sugar feeds cancer cells, making them grow at a faster rate than normal<p>We’ve known for a long time of links …

Mag ICreatum All-in-One 3D Printer, Engraver, CNC Machine Launches From $99 (video)

An extremely affordable 3D printer and all-in-one desktop fabrication system that allows you to laser engrave, CNC carve as well as 3D print, has …

Some food choices (chocolate!) really may help you age better

By Consumer Reports<p>Consumer Reports<p>Bio<p>Would you rather add years to your life or life to your years? Smart food choices may help you do both.<p>Diet appears to play a role in free-radical damage (which alters cells’ functioning), inflammation and gut bacteria. Diet also affects the length of telomeres …

Diabetes

IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing -- The Human Brain

Technology isn’t what it used to be. 40 years ago, computers were strange machines locked away in the bowels of large organizations, tended to by an exclusive priesthood who could speak their strange languages. They were mostly used for mundane work, like scientific computation and back office …

Gravitational waves: Could this be the biggest physics discovery in decades?

Scientists may have proven Einstein’s last unproven theory. Watch Perimeter Institute panel right here at 1pm ET to understand why this changes the …

Physics

Why Biotech's Biggest Breakthrough Is Now In Dispute

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: A new gene-editing technology allows scientists to precisely locate and cut out bits of DNA from live …

Google’s mind-bending quantum computer actually works

A major breakthrough from Google’s quantum-computing team could eventually lead to artificial-intelligence systems complex enough to make sci-fi …

What are Brainwaves? Brainwave Entrainment & Deeper States of Meditation.

Your brain contains billions of braincells (neurons) that communicate with each other using electricity. When millions of these neurons are …

Brainwaves

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Chimpanzees

A robot called Hadrian wants to build you a house in two days

A West Australian company has a robot they say can lay 1,000 bricks per hour and build the frame of an average house in under two days.<p>The robot is …

Robotics

Hospital prints first 3D heart using multiple imaging techniques

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a …

Blade, the first 3D printed supercar

American start-up Divergent Microfactories has unveiled Blade, a surprising 700hp supercar whose chassis was entirely printed in 3D before being …

Carbon Fiber

Revolutionary Green Wheel hydroponic garden grows food faster with NASA technology

1/9<p>NASA Inspired Green Wheel<p>DesignLibero's Green Wheel is a revolutionary hydroponic garden that utilizes NASA technology to quickly and efficiently …

This Octopus Robot Has Tiny, Squishy Tentacles

All the better to probe your delicate veins with, my dear<p>Those other octopus-inspired robots are fine and all, but there are lots of things they can’t do. They’re all too thick to coil themselves tightly, and they manipulate tiny objects with about as much precision as a bulldozer. But a new robot, …

A SpaceX competitor just released plans they've been developing in secret for years that could revolutionize spaceflight

The warehouse belongs to one of Europe's leading aerospace companies, Airbus, and on June 5, the company unveiled design plans for a reusable Ariane rocket, made by the French-based company Arianespace.<p>Arianespace is a big competitor of the American company SpaceX, and SpaceX's promise for …

A new, game-changing technology can put electronics directly into the brain

All of these technologies are made possible by brain implants: electrical devices inserted into or attached to the brain. These implants have sensors or electrodes that can monitor activity, block or electrically stimulate processes in the neural network.<p>Applying these technologies to …

SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

When you drop a GoPro from space, two pretty obvious things happen.<p>One is that the camera gradually descends back to Earth, turning and twisting …

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery using the patient's own biological material could one day be an actuality.<p>The proof of concept, published this week in the journal Biomaterials, is …