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New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Coursera app educates you with video lessons for free

The web-based learning environment Coursera has been brought to the mobile platform this month for both iOS and Android. With Coursera, you’ll be …

See How Much It Costs to Hire Your Favorite Band...Or Your Least Favorite, For That Matter | 22 Words

Thanks to Priceonomics and an anonymous source at the booking agency Degy Entertainment, we have a list of the asking prices of hundreds of musical …

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless, Should Be Regulated Like Cigs, Study Says

It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.<p>E-cigarettes have only been around for about a decade, and it's not yet clear what all the health effects of "vaping" might be. But according to a comprehensive review of research on health effects and usage patterns of electronic …

Ubisoft launches games industry training program for recent graduates

Ubisoft will kick off a graduate program later this year to give recent college graduates who are interested in video game programming and project management the opportunity to gain industry experience.<p>The program, which will begin in September, will offer 25 graduates from around the world the …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

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 …

Microsoft’s Project Spark DIY Game Creation Software Beta Begins Today

Microsoft has recognized that people appreciate the chance to make their own stuff, possibly due to the success of PlayStation exclusive LittleBigPlanet, and that’s why it created Project Spark, previewed back in June at E3. Spark is an even more free-form game creation engine with a focus on …

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

Slashing Fossil Fuel Consumption Comes With A Price

Governments around the world have agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). That would require an 80 percent reduction in energy sources like coal, oil and natural gas, which emit carbon dioxide into the air.<p>Nations are far from that ambitious path. There are big …

gStick Pen Mouse

From the makers of the gScreen SpaceBook comes an ergonomic and intuitive mouse. The gStick is a wireless mouse with 1200dpi sensitivity. It has a …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

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Nix Color Sensor

A small device that lets you sample colors from surrounding objects. You can save the RGB values of colors and even look for paint stores that sell …

Gear & Gadgets

How does the body clock work?

Dr Stuart Peirson explains how our body clock keeps time and why we suffer from jet lag<p><b>Last month scientists</b> <b>discovered proteins within our cells</b> <b>that prevent us from drastically adjusting our body clock, leading to the familiar sensation of jet lag. We ask one of the study's authors,</b> <b>Dr Stuart …

CodeBender.CC Makes It Crazy Easy To Program Your Arduino Board From Your Browser

The official Arduino IDE is a dour piece of software designed for uploading code to the ubiquitous and super-cool micro controller. It is a standalone, non-networked app that isn’t very pretty to look at. But what if you want to share code and upload programs right from your browser? That’s where …

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Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

Mixamo’s Facial Expression Capturing Technology Helps Indie Developers Speed Up Character Animation

Mixamo, a startup that helps game developers animate 3D characters in their games and apps, is launching something pretty neat today. Face Plus is a service that lets developers animate characters simply by recording their facial expressions through a webcam. Basically, you can just sit in front of …

When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface

It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough in human-to-human brain interfaces. Using a non-invasive brain-to-brain setup, a researcher in …

Super Sweet Pot-Smoking Technology

3<p>SHARES<p>We’ve come a long way since the Bob Dylan days of twisting up some herb in paper. Pot technology has advanced almost as fast as some medical …

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The Procrastination-Killing Tactic To Try Now (Or In 10 Minutes)

How a task-avoidance strategy called “structured procrastination” can help you tackle your to-do list.<p>Procrastination is closely related to impatience. Their kinship is based on our bias toward the present over the future. Both are examples of the human tendency to overdiscount future events. In …

Kid Cannabis: The Wild Rise and Violent Fall of a Teenage Weed Kingpin

How one kid in Idaho moved $18 million worth of pot without telling his mom<p>Nate Norman was hanging out with his buddy Topher Clark when he came up …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Learn To Create An Android App In One Hour

We’ve all been there, right? An app freezes, or doesn’t really live up to the sales pitch. The first thing said is usually, “If I had made that…” and …

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