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Online reading behavior predicts stock movements

Web surfing patterns as people read financial news can be used to make accurate predictions of stock movements from a few minutes to up to a couple …

Research

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

Too many kids quit science because they don’t think they’re smart

For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way. And although teachers and parents may think …

Self-improvement

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car

Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.<p>In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in …

3D

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

Intel pulls ads from Gamasutra, and then apologizes for it

Under pressure from an increasingly fractious gamer movement, Intel pulled its advertising from the video game developer news website Gamasutra. Those gamers were upset that columnist Leigh Alexander took a pro-feminist stance on gender representation in the industry.<p>Then, after the world’s largest …

Code.org Launches 'Hour of Code' Crowdfunding Campaign

Code.org, a nonprofit that wants to make computer science widely available in schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring its ‘Hour of Code‘ to 100 million students.<p>The organisers are looking for $5 million before December 14 – when Computer Science Education Week comes to a …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this problem, Stanford University researchers have created a …

Updated: PayPal froze account of secure email startup ProtonMail due to “technical problem”

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / mkabakov<p>About 6 weeks ago my colleague Barb Darrow covered a new secure email startup called …

How to protect yourself from Gameover Zeus

Thousands of Britons are infected with dangerous malware and have just two weeks to protect themselves before it attempts to empty their bank accounts, warns the National Crime Agency. Here are the simple steps you need to take now to stay safe<p>More than 15,000 people in the UK have been infected …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

We could see physical matter created out of nothing but light within 12 months if a new particle collider works as posited.<p>Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of …

Physics

Researchers offer 'proof' that oxygen is the only light element in the Earth's core

(Phys.org) —A trio of planetary scientists from France, Switzerland and the U.K. has used seismic data, lab experiment results and theoretical …

Nightmares? control your dreams... with electric current

Researchers in Germany develop a way of enabling sleepers to control their dreams by applying electric current to the brain<p>Sweet dreams are made of this – electric currents pumped directly into your brain, claim scientists.<p>Researchers in Germany have developed a way of enabling sleepers to control …

Consciousness

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

You won't believe what The Onion is launching

Viral, click-baiting headlines are about to get The Onion treatment with ClickHole, an Upworthy-inspired satire site.<p>Buzzfeed and Upworthy are about to get some seriously silly competition. The Onion, known for its entertaining and sometimes controversial satire news stories, is promising to …

Satire

Russian gamer in dramatic collapse after experiencing Oculus Rift

The gamer is trying a rollercoaster demo using the virtual reality headset when a friend delivers him a well-timed shove, provoking a hysterical reaction<p>Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the hilarious moment a <b>Russian</b> games fan falls victim to a prank as he tries a rollercoaster demonstration using …

Exterminating Heartbleed: How To Clear It Out Of Your Data Center

If your house has ever been infested with roaches, you know that for every one you see, there are many more lurking hidden. The Heartbleed bug is the same way.<p>It’s not just in Web servers. It may be hidden deep throughout your organization in virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, virtual …

Flash update fixes bug unrelated to IE zero-day flaw

Adobe and Microsoft patch a critical zero-day security flaw in Adobe's Flash Player that is actively being used to target Windows users, but the bug is different from an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer.<p>Adobe and Microsoft have updated Flash Player across multiple platforms with an emergency …

Information Security

Revolutionary computers are on the way. Now we just need to know how to program them

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>A team of Stanford scientists has created a circuit board, dubbed “NeuroGrid,” …

Oculus Rift experiment warps reality by slowing down your vision

Virtual reality headsets are usually used to transport their wearer someplace fantastic, but a new experiment with the Oculus Rift has it doing something a bit more disorienting: warping reality by keeping its wearer's vision a moment in the past. The so-called experiment, which was filmed as an ad …

Diamond Teleporters Herald New Era of Quantum Routing - MIT Technology Review

The prospect of a quantum Internet has excited physicists for two decades. A quantum Internet will allow the transmission of information around the …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Chemistry

10 Habits of a Happy Node Hacker

This post is from 2014 - check out the update!<p>For most of the nearly twenty years since its inception, JavaScript lacked many of the niceties that …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

For one man, a $50 3D printed hand beats a $42,000 prosthetic

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Since 2012, people have been 3D printing robotic hands for those in need through projects like e-NABLE and Robohand. …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

AT&T wants to beat Google Fiber to the punch in 21 new cities

Bringing fiber-optic Internet access to Midwestern cities seems to be in vogue: AT&T is in the game too.<p>After launching its fiber-optic Internet service, Gigapower, in Austin, Tex. last December, and announcing earlier this month plans to bring it to six cities in North Carolina, AT&T has just …

Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, …