Arttu Viljakainen

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Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Alzheimer's Disease

Congress Wants NASA To Create A Deep Space Habitat By 2018

The next big step towards sending humans to Mars<p>NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody's really sure how we'll survive the journey or set up camp on the red planet.<p>The Orion spacecraft that will drive astronauts to Mars has a diameter that's …

Space Science

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Android News

Nasa delays next Mars probe due to leaky seal on instrument

Nasa is calling off its next probe mission to Mars because there isn’t enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument.<p>The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander’s seismometer, which was designed to measure ground …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

SpaceX Falcon 9 unmanned rocket launches and lands in upright position

Incredible moment SpaceX launches an unmanned rocket which then returns to Earth in a successful upright landing, paving the way for the use of reusable rockets in the future<p>A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable …

Space Travel

Samsung Galaxy S5 officially announced: here's what you need to know

Samsung has now officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 in beautiful Barcelona, bringing revamped specs and a whole new look — at least for the back of the device.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a brand new soft touch (removable) back plate that is somewhat reminiscent of the Nexus 7 …

Phones

Everything about Java 8

This post was last updated on March 27, 2014.The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. As of …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …