Mohamed Hassan

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

<i>This is the second in NPR's series "Inside Alzheimer's," about the experience of living with Alzheimer's. In part one, Greg O'Brien talked about learning that he had the disease.</i><p>A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, says Greg O'Brien, doesn't mean your life is instantly over. "There is this …

These stunning driverless trains are the future of London's Tube network

Want to see what the Tube could look like in the next ten years? Thanks to Transport for London and design studio PriestmanGoode, we now can, after they unveiled designs for a new fleet of driverless Tube trains due to be rolled out in 2022. The "New Tube for London" features a futuristic design …

Omar Hassan

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Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Height differences 'could be caused by DNA changes'

<b>Subtle changes in our genetic make-up could help to explain why some people are taller than others, the largest ever study of height has suggested.</b><p>About 400 genome regions have been identified that may be responsible for the extra inches, according to research involving more than 250,000 …

Microsoft Gives Early Look at Windows 10 Featuring Windows 7 Elements, Broad Adaptability

Microsoft today unveiled its next-generation Windows operating system, Windows 10, previewing the OS at an event in San Francisco focused on its corporate users. Like Windows 8, Windows 10 utilizes live tiles, but it also draws in design elements from Windows 7 to make it more appealing to users …

VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit

More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated onto the bag design, anyone can easily …

Cartoon Characters Brought to Life with @francoisdourlen

“It’s not a question of the camera lens, just a question of the moment, imagination and expression,” says Instagrammer François Dourlen …

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPteatime

The goal this weekend is to capture beautiful photos and videos around the theme of tea. Some tips to get you started:<p>From the preparation and …

Facebook to sell user-generated adverts on external sites

Facebook is set to announce plans to sell adverts on non-Facebook sites which use data collected from the social network<p><b>Facebook</b> plans to sell adverts using its own data on external sites, the company will announce.<p>Advertisers will be able to purchase ads via Facebook to display on sites external …

The first space photographers

Snapping photos in space wasn’t always so easy. Stephen Dowling discovers how the first astronauts battled radiation and more to take stunning cosmic images.<p>Anyone who learned to take photographs back in the days of film will remember how frustrating it could be. Quite apart from the trickiness of …

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

This month’s roundup of the best space-related imagery in the known universe includes a dramatic solar flare, a cosmonaut’s selfie and an improbable marriage between technology and the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding<p>On 24 August a flare erupted from the sun, seen on the left edge of our home …

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

Astronomy

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10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

Every Other Freckle

This Discovery Brings Us One Step Closer to Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak

Researchers at the University of Rochester seem to be taking the words of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s to heart: “any sufficiently …

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

We Found The ONE Reason Why Your Hotel Bed Is So Perfect

You know the feeling: you wake up after a long night's sleep in a hotel bed, slip into your fuzzy hotel-issued slippers and hotel-issued robe, step onto the fluffy hotel carpet and think "WHY is this so amazing?!"<p>The question is certainly intriguing. So we asked a handful of HuffPost editors for …

Taormina Is Perfection In Sicilian Form

Hello, perfection.<p>As far as balanced destinations go, Taormina is, well, the most perfectly balanced. This hilltop Sicilian town is a mesmerizing juxtaposition of medieval towers, luxury shopping alleys, a walkable island, crystal-blue beaches and its grand highlight: an ancient, ruinous theater …

Great Winter Escapes

From the January/February 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><i>Cold? This year's</i> Old Farmer's Almanac <i>predicts a chillier-than-normal winter. In the Northeast, January will bring "persistent cold temperatures with only brief thaws." Anticipated average thermometer reading in the Upper Midwest? A</i> …

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