Amanda Ng Dagreenteaconnoisseur

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The End Of Anonymity

Technology that matches faces to names can already single out criminals. What happens when it can identify anyone?<p><i>Click here to see how a useless photo turns into an identifiable face.</i><p>Detective Jim McClelland clicks a button and the grainy close-up of a suspect—bearded, expressionless, and looking …

"hidden storage" books

We have a lot of books - many of which we haven't read. We collected a lot of pretty hard cover books for the wedding (we used them with our center …

How Beats By Dre’s Designer Made An Office To Encourage His Team’s Best Work

Ammunition partner Robert Brunner’s design vision is behind some of technology’s most iconic forms–but he’s put just as much thought into how his team’s collaborative space supports creative work.<p>As a former industrial designer for Apple, world-renowned consultant, and designer of the now-iconic …

Team develops nanoscope to probe chemistry on the molecular scale

(Phys.org) —For years, scientists have had an itch they couldn't scratch. Even with the best microscopes and spectrometers, it's been difficult to …

Subtle, Yet Sexy: How Pheromones Can Change Your Perception of Attractiveness

Have you ever found someone particularly sexy without knowing why? It could be that you are lured in by their pheromones, invisible chemical signals that can subtly alter a person’s mood, mindset, or behavior. According to new research published last week in Current Biology, men and women give off …

Research

Housing The Homeless Saves Money–Here’s The Research That Proves It

That’s because living on the street exposes men and women to higher health risks, so they’re more likely to use expensive hospital services. …

Housing

Magma rising inside Mount St. Helens, but no eruption expected

There has been uplift and minor earthquake activity on Mount St. Helens, an active volcano in Washington state, but there are no signs that it is …

Geology

AMPLE SAMPLE Upcycling Design Contest

For those of you who work in a professional design office, you know how quickly we become inundated with samples of all sorts. From rubber to glass …

The (Psychic?) Dreams of Psychologists

Look, I blame myself. I took a few weeks off from writing Unpopular Science posts because I was traveling and then deathly ill (I couldn't talk, which for me is a kind of death). And what happens? Rick Dyer admits he didn't murder Bigfoot, a Texas couple shot a chupacabra, and Jesus appeared on a …

Osteoid is a 3D-printed cast that uses ultrasound to heal your bones 40% faster

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know firsthand just how horrible traditional casts are. Hell, even if you <i>haven’t</i> broken a bone, you still probably …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

These images of world cities from 'space' are not what they seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts from the International Space Station – but they are painstakingly constructed from public map data and finessed by artist Marc Khachfe

Five wonder materials that could change the world

"The history of materials is a history of mistakes," says Mark Miodownik, a materials scientist at University College London, who traces his own fascination with materials to the moment he was stabbed in the back with a razor while ambling to school one day.<p>The remark is spot on. Over the …

US Government Will Detail Internet Exploits, Except When It Doesn’t Want To

Heartbleed kicked off a new chapter in the rollicking discussion of privacy, digital security, and the role of government in protecting its citizenry from threats both real and imagined.<p>News of Heartbleed broke early last week, starting a soul-searching bit of Internet-scrambling by services large …

FDA Approves Handheld Device That Reverses Painkiller Overdose

The treatment, known as Evzio, injects a drug called nalaxone that "rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose."<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an auto-injecting device that can treat overdose from a variety of painkillers. The agency said in a statement today (April 3) that it …

Gear & Gadgets

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

French scientists are working on an acoustic earthquake shield

A group of French scientists has developed a method of shielding cities from the force of an earthquake, and after devastating earthquakes in Chile, the idea is drawing some much-deserved attention. It works on the principle of refraction, planting an array of boreholes to redirect the …

How One Little Yellow-Shouldered Bat Became Seven Different Species

The perils of taxonomy in the age of genetics<p>Deep within the labyrinthine interior of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, at the end of a cluster of corridors and stairwells, Bruce Patterson stands amid a collection of more than 58,000 bat specimens. The collection at the Field is a …

The Future of Fashion Is Code, Not Couture, Says Designer

Designer Francis Bitonti's Brooklyn studio is an airy space filled with dress forms and lacquered desks piled with books. At first, it looks every …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

Artist Turns Your Brainwaves Into 3D-Printed Sculptures

I'm sitting in artist Ion Popian's light-filled Long Island City, N.Y., studio, with a NeuroSky electroencephalogram (EEG) sensor pressing against my …

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 …

The Big List: 49 Smart, Money-Saving Creative Reuse Ideas

We get excited about stylish, functional, and innovative creative reuse ideas, from the myriad ways you can reuse a jar, to uses for chipped tea …

Crafting

Too Many Glass Jars Lying Around? Here Are 11 Cool Ideas For Reusing Them

<b>From Networx's Katie Marks:</b><p>We all know that mason jars are super hip in home decor right now, but what about jars in general? Because jars come in all shapes an sizes, not just the classic mason style, and chances are that if you buy peanut butter, spices, jams, and much more, you have some old …

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First Asteroid-Like Object Discovered With Rings

The most hip-hop of the small orbiters<p>Meet (10199) Chariklo. It's an asteroid-like object that's a little more than 90 miles in diameter. It orbits the sun between Jupiter and Neptune. And like its giant gas neighbors, it has rings. Asteroids have rings, too! (Go and brush your shoulders off.)<p>This …

Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch

For the first time, researchers have synthesized a eukaryotic chromosome in a lab<p>Synthetic biology has come a long way in recent years. In the last two decades alone, scientists have been able to go from synthesizing the genome of a relatively small virus, Hepatitis C, to creating what researchers …

Snow in the Canyon

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain