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Spotify launches an app for artists with real-time streaming data, audience demographics

In the music streaming era, access to data is king. Artists want to know how their music is being discovered, who’s listening, where, how many have streamed their release and what else their fans are into, among other things. Today, Spotify is releasing an app for artists that aims to answer these …

Apps

Cover installs its first prefab dwelling “for the masses” in L.A.

Thoughtful prefabricated design for the masses just moved one big step closer to reality. Tech company Cover just completed and installed its first …

Los Angeles

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

A silk casing enables long-lasting, implantable Wi-Fi medical devices

New technique eliminates the need to remove devices with harmful secondary surgeries.<p>For a variety of medical reasons, it’s useful to implant devices …

The Art of Not Dying

Or, being frozen until you can come back. Checking in with Alcor Life Extension CEO and philosopher Max More, who will freeze your head for $80,000.<p>Given the ubiquity of the phenomenon known as death, it is no surprise that people throughout the ages have gone to great lengths not only to describe …

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/26/1417001524832/97ca2784-409e-4ef2-a284-5e7bd4a3cc0f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: RIKEN …

5 things digital marketers should know about user experience

User experience is becoming an increasingly popular feature of the digital landscape. But as digital marketers, we don't always have a clear view of …

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons<p>Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning …

UK 'to lead moon landing' funded by public contributions

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1125000/1125109_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534489772_f0a68fa3edc201715e8b43214a97746b<p><b>A British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time.</b><p>Its aim is to raise £500m for the project from …

Space Exploration

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Brain-to-brain technology allows for partial 'mind control'

Humans could be much more efficient communicators if they could bypass language altogether and directly transmit thoughts, ideas and instructions …

The first thought-activated implant is an exciting hint of things to come - ExtremeTech

By on November 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The main achievement in …

Man embeds computer chips in hands to store Bitcoin

By implanting 12mm glass computer chips in his flesh Martijn Wismeijer has been able to store Bitcoins inside his body, create a personalised alarm clock and will even be able to install keyless doors in his home. But how painful is the injection?<p>A Dutch entrepreneur has had two wireless computer …

Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology

Up to 35pc of Britain's jobs will be eliminated by new computing and robotics technology over the next 20 years, say experts<p>Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots over the next 20 years, wiping out more than one in three roles.<p>Low-paid, repetitive positions are most …

Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.<p>In 1997, theoretical physicist …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …