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How do dreams affect brain disorders?

Research presented at the latest Canadian Neuroscience Meeting connects fascinating insights into the science of dreams with the risk of developing …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

Python Programming

Microsoft HoloLens, hands-on: What it's like to wear the future

Testing out Microsoft's mixed-reality headset.<p>I'm floating in the middle of the solar system, watching the planets slowly revolve around me, idly …

Augmented Reality

New Flexible Solar Panels Could Be Put on Pretty Much Anything

The panels are almost as efficient as traditional rigid panels, and could be built into curtains or clothing.<p>Researchers from Virginia Tech have developed a thin, flexible solar panel that rivals current solar technology. Their results will be published in the journal <i>ACS Energy Letters</i>.<p>The new …

Smart pen measures the dimensions of virtually any object

Despite all the technological advances over the years, measuring items in your home still tends to involve old-school rulers and tape measures... and they can be inaccurate if there are curves. Instrumments thinks it has a better way. The team of former Misfit creators is launching the 01, a hybrid …

Outer Space Is Mountainous Terrain

Humans need to learn how to scale it before they colonize space.<p>It’s hard to conceptualize space. Movies have made it seem flat and empty, sort of a</i> …

Space Travel

How Men Experience Depression Differently Than Everyone Else

The condition isn't one size fits all.<p>Depression can be a real monster.<p>The mental health disorder, which affects nearly 350 million people worldwide, can include a range of emotional symptoms such as extreme sadness, loss of motivation and displeasure in activities and physical ailments like …

Not Your Mother's Artificial Intelligence

Back in the days when ‘Bubbles’ – the liquid-cooled Cray 2 – was the fastest supercomputer in the world and before LISP was the programming language of choice in Marvin Minsky’s new AI Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the pioneers of Artificial Intelligence had lofty goals.<p>They …

5 Ways to Attract and Retain Elite Software Developers

Finding great talent isn't easy, but you can make it happen with the right techniques.<p>Recruiting software developers has become more challenging than ever, due to increasing competition from large corporations with resources. Small businesses may not have the large budget to pay the salaries …

The Workplace

Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries

Wind blows. Water falls. But for the first time, one is now powering the other. Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines allowing the towers act like massive batteries once the wind stops blowing. It’s the first major example of the two technologies being …

Hydroelectric Power

Woman seriously burned after intestinal gas catches fire during surgery

A patient in Japan was hurt mid-surgery when she passed gas that caught fire causing serious injuries to her body, a university hospital in Tokyo said on Friday.<p>The woman, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus at the Tokyo …

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

The Latest Patent For The 'Impossible' EM Drive Has Just Been Made Public - And It’s Wild

So crazy, it just might work.<p>It’s been a big year for the 'impossible' EM Drive - a new kind of rocket engine that appears to generate thrust without …

Mourinho discusses the art of motivation

<b>Jose Mourinho has explained how he believes his players need to be self motivated as the manager strives to build his team at Manchester …