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Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants

People with a severe drink-related liver disease are to be considered for transplant for the first time, reopening the debate over whether people who are thought to bring ill health on themselves deserve expensive treatment.<p>The decision by the NHS's blood and transplant service (NHSBT) comes at a …

Google's 'Glass' trademark held back by US patent office

The United States government is taking exception to Google's attempt to trademark the word "Glass." The search giant applied for the trademark last year, but <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports the US Patent and Trademark Office objected on two grounds. Firstly, that it would cause confusion between …