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Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

An Architecture Firm Packs Serious Style Into A Skinny Footprint

NatureHumaine turned the close quarters of a Montreal street into a collaborative space.<p>Architects, or the famous ones at least, have a reputation for neglecting the needs of their clients. And there are many, many leaky roofs in the history of the practice that give credence to the claim.<p>But …

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Information Systems

The world's smallest violin: scientist uses proteins to create a new musical instrument

You can now hear the sweet musical stylings of plant proteins, courtesy of this biotech gizmo<p>If proteins could talk, what would they say? Josiah Zayner still doesn't know — but he does have a sense of what they'd want to sing. That's because Zayner has developed a new musical instrument that relies …

Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

Neuroscience

3D Printing Is a Matter of Life and Death

<b>When Kaiba Gionfriddo was born</b> prematurely on Oct. 28, 2011, everything seemed relatively normal. At 35 weeks, his doctors' main concern was lung …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or you can't upgrade the memory. Or once the screen breaks, that's it, game over. Or you have found another phone with, say, a camera that better suits your needs. You have to …

Gear & Gadgets

Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading

Reports Say Tesla Is Developing A Self-Driving Car

With all the buzz over autonomous automobiles these days – among other automakers currently in the race, Nissan recently pledged it would bring a self-driving car of its own to market by decade’s end – it comes as no surprise that high-tech darling Tesla Motors would be working on its own auto …

World's First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world’s first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising …

Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they’re just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are …

'Body on a chip' uses 3D printed organs to test vaccines

<b>Miniature human organs developed with a modified 3D printer are being used to test new vaccines in a lab in the US.</b><p>The "body on a chip" project replicates human cells to print structures which mimic the functions of the heart, liver, lung and blood vessels.<p>The organs are then placed on a microchip …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

Colonies of wired microbes turn sewage into electricity - Futurity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini …

Can a blood test detect autism? Google Ventures is betting it can

As autism grows more prevalent, early detection is crucial<p>The chances a child will receive a diagnosis of autism has increased 72 percent over the last five years, a dramatic rise that has stumped many health care experts. While there is no cure for autism, early detection and treatment in the form …

WTF Is Calico, And Why Does Google Think Its Mysterious New Company Can Defy Aging?

The sad truth is that, if everyone on the Forbes 400 list simultaneously (and tragically) got cancer, or Parkinsons (or any given disease for that matter), the world would probably be well on its way to finding a cure for these illnesses, thanks to the enormous wealth that would be incentivized to …

Why Great Ideas Are Usually Worthless | Inc.com

Most people believe that success results from having great ideas. I beg to differ. In the real world of business, great ideas are almost irrelevant. What's important is the ability to to implement and execute. Allow me to explain.<p><b>1. Great ideas are dime-a-dozen.</b><p>Everybody in the world has at least …

Microsoft Office

Career change? 10 top tips to landing a hot tech startup job

From Berlin to Tel Aviv to San Francisco, it’s no secret that tech startups represent one of the few bright spots in the global and American job markets. For those already on the inside, finding your next stop is more or less straightforward.<p>But if you’ve been working at a bank or for a boutique …

Feeling Successful? Don't Get Too Comfortable (or Else) | Inc.com

I've had the unfortunate experience of walking over the metaphorical ruins of many businesses--previously vibrant, profitable, and growing--which simply expired over time without anyone seeming to know precisely why, or how, it happened.<p>While every business's story is different, I have noticed …

Woody Allen

Why I Came Back With the Million-Dollar Deal

Metal Mafia founder Vanessa Merit Nornberg describes what separates stellar salespeople from c-stringers.

11 Pictures Of Car Phones That Belong In A Museum

This exhibition made possible by hilarious outdated technology.

Hackers offered bounty to crack iPhone fingerprint security

Wine, whisky, Bitcoins and more than $10,000 in cash is being offered to the first person who can hack into Apple's new iPhone fingerprint security.<p>The online competition coincides with the launch of the iPhone 5s and will test whether prints left on beer mats and other objects can be used to break …

iPhone

Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop to receive $25m pay-off

<b>Former Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop, will receive a $25.4m (£16m) pay-off when Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia's handset business goes through.</b><p>Under the deal, Mr Elop will receive 18 months of his salary and money from incentive and share schemes.<p>Mr Elop moved from Microsoft to run Nokia in …

iPhone shortages frustrate networks on launch day

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1012000/1012155_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524689866_2319f614a09b5e171b73192bbea93b8d<p><b>Short supply of the latest Apple iPhone has left mobile networks "frustrated" and "concerned", the BBC has learned.</b><p>Several networks said that UK stock of …

Cloud customers have bigger worries than NSA gate

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / getinet<p>To say that the PRISM government data scooping program is not a concern to current or would-be cloud …