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Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Apple Said to Be Targeting Fall 2014 Launch for 12-Inch iPad Focused on Enterprise

Amid rumors of a larger "iPad Pro" perhaps arriving in 2014 with a larger display in the range of 12-13 inches, Evercore analyst Patrick Wang yesterday released a research report indicating that supply chain sources are indeed supporting the circulating claims.<p>According to Wang's sources, Apple is …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

How Playing Fruit Ninja Can Help Stroke Victims

Researchers discover that using a video game motion sensor such as Xbox Kinect has the potential to spur the brains of stroke victims to reorganize and restore some motion in limbs.<p><b>Video games that employ virtual reality and</b> motion sensors have been shown to help stroke victims recover function in …

The Brain

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green face, bloodshot eyes and stitched-up skin.<p>The …

The incandescent light bulb isn't dead

Reports were greatly exaggerated<p>Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the incandescent light bulb is dead. "When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year ends — and so does the ordinary lightbulb," read Fox News' website. CNN even penned an obituary. That’s because, according to countless media reports, …

No Such Thing as Organic Bamboo Clothing

While clothes marketed as organic bamboo fabric are gaining popularity worldwide, it turns out no organic bamboo textiles have actually been …

Organic Products

Sherlock Holmes is the archetypal scientist – brilliant but slightly scary

We are comforted by his ability to solve intractable problems, but our love of Sherlock, and science, is tinged with apprehension<p>More than 75 different actors have taken him on, making him the most portrayed character on film and television ever. Ian McKellen will be the latest to add his name to …

Can tamoxifen boost cognition in older women? - Futurity

Tamoxifen, commonly known as a medicine used to treat and prevent breast cancer, may improve cognition in post-menopausal women.

Cancer

Brain training works, but there's a catch - Futurity

Brain training exercises, games, software, and apps do work, according to new research—but there's a catch.

Where we experience emotions in our bodies

Researchers found consistent results, even across cultures. For example, anxiety might feel like chest pain, while falling in love might trigger …

National Academy of Sciences

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

Astronomy

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Home Automation

Evidence suggests a 12.2-inch Samsung Android Note Pro tablet in the works

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Samsung appears ready to try a bigger Android(s goog) slate in 2014, perhaps a tablet that can suffice as a …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Cute Critters Frolicking Around Forests of Holland

Netherlands-based Edwin Kats has a knack for capturing small critters in an incredibly cute way. Within a 10 mile radius of his home in Nunspeet, Holland, you can find Kats hunched down as he shoots squirrels and hedgehogs from ground level. “I like squirrels and hedgehogs, in particular. because …

Nature Photography

Schaut, wie toll ich bin!: Deshalb überschätzen sich Menschen gerne selbst

Der größte Wohltäter, der beste Autofahrer, die klügste Hochschulabsolventin – mehr als jeder Zweite neigt zu einem geschönten Blick auf sich selbst. …

Energy-Harvesting-Ring vorgestellt

Sean Hodgins, ein Student der McMaster-Universität in Hamilton, Ontario, hat einen Ring gebaut, der das Prinzip der Thermoelektrizität ausnutzt, um …

Un nouveau type de cœur artificiel, moitié machine, moitié bovin, implanté pour la première fois dans un humain

La semaine dernière, pour la première fois, des chirurgiens français (professeur Alain Carpentier et le professeur Christian Latrémouille) ont …

Sciences

Where’s My Water 2’s Energy System is Abolished

<i>Where’s My Water 2</i> is one of the more addicting mobile games on the market right now. Unfortunately it came with this free-to-play energy system that …

Gear & Gadgets

Suche nach Raubkunst: Bundestag prüft "Verdachtsfälle"

Das Thema Raubkunst gerät erneut in die Schlagzeilen: Jetzt könnte der Bundestag betroffen sein, der über eine große Kunstsammlung verfügt. Dort gibt es zwei "Verdachtsfälle".<p>Der Deutsche Bundestag überprüft bei der Suche nach NS-Raubkunst die eigene Kunstsammlung. Dabei gibt es zwei …

Psychisch kranke Eltern: War ich nicht lieb?

Kinder von psychisch kranken Eltern übernehmen häufig früh Verantwortung, stellen ihre eigenen Bedürfnisse zurück. Das Leid dieses Rollentauschs …

Cookiewall

Volkskrant.nl gebruikt cookies om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden<p>Volkskrant.nl gebruikt cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën (cookies) …

Räuber gibt Klapphandy zurück

Wer will noch ein drei Jahre altes Handy? Offenbar nicht einmal Räuber in New York. Einem Kriminellen im Central Park schien das Gerät seines Opfers …

BitTorrent : les 50 recherches les plus populaires en 2013

Les réseaux BitTorrent aiment bien faire leurs “rewind 2013” également. C’est le cas de Kickass.to, dans le top trois en terme de trafic, qui a bien …

Android im Auto: Audi und Google schließen angeblich Partnerschaft

Google hat angeblich eine Partnerschaft mit Audi geschlossen, deren Ziel es ist, Android als Betriebssystem für Fahrzeug-Unterhaltungs- und …

Samsung : Galaxy Gear 2 et Galaxy Band au MWC ?

<b>On verra ce que Samsung aura dans son grand chapeau au CES qui débute le 7 janvier prochain, mais l’événement à ne pas manquer pour le constructeur</b> …