Michelle Bimslager Robertson

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The news scarf mystery: A true story of fashion and coincidence

When Jana G. Pruden found a Chinese-made scarf with her name – and a newspaper story she had written years ago – printed on it, the riddle of how it got there was hard to unravel<p>The scarf is filmy and soft, with a blurred newspaper pattern and a wispy fringe on all sides. I have it in two colours, …

Orphaned by America's opioid epidemic | The Washington Post

Published on December 17, 2016<p><b>SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA.</b><p>The midmorning sun came in through the curtains and Zaine Pulliam awoke to the debris of a weekend party. There were blankets strewn across the floor and half-finished plates of food on the couch. Zaine, 17, picked his way around a sleeping …

Empathy

IBM is working on a robot that takes care of elderly people who live alone

In conjunction with Rice University, IBM is developing a series of sensors that can someday live inside a robot interface to help senior citizens stay safe.<p>Susann Keohane, senior technologist at IBM Research, says the project addresses a growing need for technology that helps aging populations …

idan moskona inflates fabric furniture with polyurethane foam

<b>experimenting with polyurethane, textiles, wood and metal, industrial designer idan moskona has created a series of chairs and benches assembled from</b> …

World

The Wee House

The design-build phases of Alchemy Architects' Wee houses are probably a bit different than most that you've seen. The first step in the process, for …

Shift Lamp: A Student's Exploration of Light, Color, and Space

So many of the things that we work on are shaped by the light that graces it. The relationship between light, medium, and artist is important—it …

Review: Griffin Cove 5-port USB Charging Station accommodates all your Apple devices in a hideaway design

I was never satisfied with the crop of charging station products for iPhones and iPads that mostly all use the same design with slots to accommodate tablets and smartphones. Little to no extra room for my many other devices– my MacBook, camera, external batteries, smartwatches, etc– meant the …

Gear & Gadgets

Design to code: Lessons for a unicorn workflow

To cut through the clutter, design requires a workflow.The post Design to code: Lessons for a unicorn workflow appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

Pay What You Want Learn to Web Design 2017

We have another great deal in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, the Pay What You Want Learn to Web Design 2017.<p>The best part about the Pay What …

health

Health

3 Ways To Develop Your Brain For Maximum Performance

This article was started with a purpose. Science is neglecting to approve mind training games. In the meantime, science is making meditation appear …

health

Health

15 Paranormal Images Even Non-Crazy People Find Creepy

We here at Cracked like to consider ourselves skeptical of everything. Well, <i>almost</i> everything. Because when it comes to the paranormal, something …

The 13 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (11/1)

Look, we get it. At this point in the election cycle, checking the news is just asking for a migraine. No reasonable person can be expected to keep …

People Admit the Dumb Beliefs They Had as Kids

Growing up I thought Sheryl Crow's name was Cher L. Crow. Sometimes when I'm down, I still like to think that.<p>-- shut up, mike (@shutupmikeginn) …

5 Insane Celebrity Reactions To Totally Justified Criticism

When you accept a life in the public eye -- whether that's in entertainment, politics, or just being a woman on the internet -- you open yourself up …

Pulitzer Prize

Most Hotly Contested Down-Ballot Measures Of 2016

As Americans head to the polls, they will be presented with a number of issues to vote on besides choosing their representatives. The Onion gives …

North Dakota

Introducing Sallie Mae’s Reincarnation Loan – The Loan That Lets You Pay Back Your Student Debt Over Several Lifetimes

Whether your path towards higher learning is about to start or is already underway, you’ll need a loan to see it through… and the time to repay it! …

5 Realities Of Life When You’re Born With No Imagination

Imagine, if you will, a naked Guy Fieri sitting on the toilet and going through his third bucket of spicy wings like a man (although now more like a …

20 Ways They Truly Were ‘The Greatest Generation’

We won’t soon see their like again.<p><b>1. They know that sacrifice isn’t just a word, but a set of meanings associated with that particular word.</b><p><b>2. They</b> …

The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future

Bryan Johnson Contributor<p>Bryan Johnson is the founder and chief executive officer of the neuroprosthesis developer Kernel and the founder of OS Fund and Braintree.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>An Investor’s Journey To Future Science And Technology<br>• Doing Good Tech Versus Doing Good With Tech<p>Through …

20 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality might be the new reality for concerts, home renovation, roller coasters, and commercial real estate.<p>Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Magic Leap, Google Daydream View, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have created immense buzz about the potential of Virtual Reality (VR). VR has been met …

The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. — The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.<p>No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which was nothing more than a machine that could be bought on …

Artificial Intelligence

Soon Your Doctor Might Prescribe Virtual Reality Instead Of Painkillers

The Happy Place VR app uses nature settings to distract patients from their pain–and there’s lots of evidence that this strategy works.<p>The next time you have a headache, a Swedish pharmacy wants you to strap on a virtual reality headset and pretend you’re sitting next to a campfire by a lake in …

Virtual Reality

Can the perfect diet be decoded from your DNA?

There's no end to Bay Area startups floundering with their promises to revolutionize health. Theranos tried (and failed) to democratize blood testing, the Apple Watch vowed to get people exercising (despite evidence to the contrary), and a company called Habit wants to fix our diets.<p>Habit is …

WTF is the dark web?

Maybe you heard your LinkedIn, Tumblr or Dropbox password was floating around there. Or maybe you read a news story about that guy who got busted for running Silk Road, that site that sold drugs and other illicit goods. Chances are, you’ve seen the words “dark web” splashed in a headline or heard …

New leak may show if you were hacked by the NSA

Shadow Brokers identifies hundreds of organizations it claims were hacked by NSA.<p>Shadow Brokers—the name used by a person or group that created …

Security

When the FBI Has a Phone It Can’t Crack, It Calls These Israeli Hackers

Earlier this year, at the height of a very public battle between the FBI and Apple over whether the computer maker would help decrypt a mass …

Forensics

America has one month to stop the FBI getting its global license to hack

Lawmakers call for action over Rule 41 changesIn one month, an obscure procedural rule tweak will come into effect allowing US cops and federal …

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