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Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

The Brain

Goodyear Concept Tires Shift Shapes and Create Electricity

There was a time when concept cars exhibited such radical pie-in-the-sky thinking that you wondered whether the designers used LSD or had their six-year-olds draw the first sketches. With automakers now rigidly focused on making money, it seems the tire manufacturers are the primary generators of …

How To Leave Work On Time

For many of us, leaving work on time seems impossible. Getting up from our desk, and walking out of the door at the time we are meant to should be simple, but it isn’t. We want to leave work on time, we aim to leave work on time, but yet, we don’t manage it.<p>Day after day, this cycle repeats.<p>So how …

Formula One Speaker Dock

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Design<br>• Formula 1<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Italian<br>• Luxury<p>The Formula One Speaker Dock you see above is made from an actual retired right …

Revisit Brass iPhone Case

Your iPhone may not be made in the USA, but at least your case can be. Blending protection with classic style, the Revisit Brass iPhone Case wraps …

Paralysed woman walks with robotic skeleton - video

Sophie Morgan, who was paralysed from the chest down when she was 18, tries out a robotic skeleton which has allowed her to walk for the first time in 11 years. The machine, called Rex, is being made available in the UK after being used for paralysed people in the US and New Zealand. Morgan says …

Second world war in Google Street View

Nazis march through Paris, London weathers the blitz and Hiroshima faces devastation as our Street View specialist Halley Docherty takes us back to the cities of the second world war

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's eyes while taking a photo.</b><p>As spotted by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Samsung has filed a patent in Korea that details a digital camera featuring a …

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use | Colossal

<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for …

Can we keep the elderly safe by tracking them with radar?

It tracks a person's breathing and heart rate — it even knows when someone falls<p>Americans are growing older, fast. In 2000, people 65 and over made up 12 percent of the population, and by 2030, that number is expected to climb to 19 percent. As a result, "elderly monitoring" products — products …

Shooting with an Anamorphic Lens on an Ordinary DSLR

Have you ever heard of an anamorphic lens? If you’re a movie fan then you may have, but if not you’ve certainly seen them used in many films made for …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO with Facebook

When Facebook purchased Oculus VR for $2 billion, both companies stayed fairly tight-lipped about their goals. The money would help Oculus build virtual reality headsets cheaper and better, while Facebook would have a chance to lead the next big computing platform. However, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe …

Background Burner: A Web App That Cuts Out Subjects in Photos

It’s probably safe to say many — if not all — of us know how to remove a background from an image in order to separate the subject of that image. …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …