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The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99

Our campaign is over! It’s been an incredible 30 days. Our team is excited and hard at work to bring you the Superbook.<p><b>To join our mailing list and</b> …

The new 'Metroid Prime' is made for the New 3DS

It's been eight years coming, but Nintendo has a new <i>Metroid Prime</i> game. However, it's a little bit unusual -- at least that's what a lot of people (including us) took away from the teaser trailer revealed during E3. The controls look pretty "<i>Metroid,"</i> but where's Samus? Why are there multiple …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

"The next shale": How solar is poised to transform America's energy markets

A lot of people didn’t see the shale oil and gas revolution coming, and now a new report says many are failing to anticipate a coming energy …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Connected Cycle debuts GPS-enabled bicycle pedal, tracks your bike whether you’re on it or not

Connected Cycle has just debuted the world’s first GPS-enabled bicycle pedal, and there’s more to it than just tracking your location.<p>The pedal …

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Robots roam hallways of SF's newest hospital, lending a helping hand

Meet Eve, a short, refrigerator-wide robot. While it doesn't have arms, or a head, its portly frame can haul heavy loads, dispense supplies and travel long distances.<p>Eve is one of 25 autonomous robots programmed to help the staff of San Francisco's newest hospital. When the University of …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

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