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Brain Injury That Turned Jason Padgett Into Math Genius Suggests Dormant Skills May Be Common

In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder. But the incident also turned Padgett into a mathematical genius who sees the world through the lens of geometry.<p>Padgett, a furniture salesman from Tacoma, …

New adhesive system makes a circuit board that is 90% recyclable

Three British companies have developed a system that means components can easily be separated by hot water<p>Three British companies have developed a 90% recyclable and reusable circuit board, whose components can be easily separated by soaking in hot water. Funded by the UK government's Technology …

Engineering

All the World's Glaciers, Mapped

The first statistical analysis of the world's glacier distribution offers insight into melting ice.<p>There are, at the moment, nearly 200,000 glaciers on Earth. They have a volume of nearly 106,000 miles cubed, and cover an area of about 453,000 miles squared. This means they cover an area roughly …

Scientists Just Created The Best Simulation Of The Universe Ever

A new simulation of the evolution of the universe is one of the most accurate ever created. The model, developed by a team of scientists led by Mark Vogelsberger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traces the history of the universe from shortly after its birth to present day and captures …

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Julie Bishop

Can a 24/7 Medical App Save Your Life? Better Thinks So.

Imagine this scenario: You’re flying across the world for a business conference, and something goes wrong — with your health. You’re in a foreign …

Health Care

Why Apple Is Making iRadio: To Help Discover Music In iTunes

Have you ever wondered: if Apple makes billions of dollars off of music downloads, why are they supposedly planning on launching their own music streaming service, iRadio, later this year? Wouldn’t such a service actually lead to less downloads?<p>It’s a good question, and there’s a good …

Smart TV

Here’s The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images

Yet again, third-party accessory makers have revealed an upcoming iPad design. Alibaba.com is awash in cases for a redesigned iPad. Nearly every case is for a device that has a thinner bezel and slimmer profile. In short, the next iPad will look like the iPad mini — except, you know, just not …

Apple wins patent for iOS app folders and 'jiggle mode'

The newly awarded patent describes the popular app and folder management feature first unveiled in iOS 4.<p>Apple has finally won a patent for a system that lets iOS users more easily organize their apps.<p>Granted today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent dubbed "Device, method, and …

Apps

OKCupid says it will accept Bitcoin, as currency falls to recent low

Cofounder: "I'm not crazy enough to hold Bitcoin as an investment strategy.”<p>On Tuesday, as Bitcoin’s exchange rate fell to its lowest level in days …

Apple makes up almost half of all PC operating profit

It’s no surprise that PC sales are tanking, thanks to what many believe is the beginning of the post-PC era, where smartphones and tablets are taking …

Profit

Gigabyte Aivia Uranium gaming mouse breaks cover

When it comes to computer gaming one of the most important peripherals for the gamer is the mouse. A mouse with too much or too little sensitivity …

PC Gaming