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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Forests

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Clean Energy

Ambri hopes liquid batteries are the future of clean tech

If all goes according to Ambri's plan, the problems with renewable energy will literally melt away.<p>The Cambridge, Mass.-based startup, founded in 2010, has developed liquid metal batteries that contain cheap materials that melt at 500 degrees Celsius. The cells store hours worth of energy, and …

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The teen who made a revolutionary robot arm

In the video above, watch the story of how a 19-year-old inventor came up with a truly remarkable robotic limb.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series, we’re bringing back some of our favourite articles about the</i> …

Loneliness

Qualcomm video shows how much smarter drones will get in 2016

A quick preview of the new Snapdragon Flight chipset<p>Earlier this year, chipmaker Qualcomm announced it would be producing a custom version of its widely used Snapdragon chipset for drones. The company says that its Snapdragon Flight processors will bring down the cost of drones, improve their …

How to turn a phone into a 3D scanner

A new algorithm could bring high-quality 3D scanning capability to off-the-shelf digital cameras and smartphones.<p>“One of the things my lab has been …

Researchers use Kinect to increase 3D scanning accuracy by 1000x

It’s hard to deny the fact that the Kinect has all but failed as a gaming device. Despite their initial decisions, Microsoft stopped including the …

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My son leaves his phone charger plugged in. What's that costing me?

My son is always leaving his phone charger plugged in when not in use. He leaves the switch on at the mains, but with his phone unattached. How much …

Regulation

WhatsApp Hack Attack Puts 200,000 at Risk

Up to 200,000 users of WhatsApp's web-based service may have been hit in a cyberattack that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number.<p>WhatsApp Web is a service that allows people to access the messaging service via a browser on a smartphone or computer, rather than the …

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

A Flaw In Android Could Let Hackers Attack You With Just a Text

It's a widespread problem that's also hard to fix.<p>Bad news for folks with Android phones; there's a flaw with how the operating system handles certain text messages. It's called Stagefright, and it could let hackers attack you by just knowing your phone number .<p>The flaw, discovered by mobile …

This Company Wants To Recycle Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

We recycle cans, we recycle clothes, yes, we even recycle bras and old prosthetic limbs.<p>But what if you could recycle some of your fossil fuels, the carbon dioxide (CO2) that’s emitted from using coal, oil and natural gas?<p>Carbon Engineering in Canada is powering up a plant which promises to do just …

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision<p>An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

Robotics

Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.<p>As part of its Future Design series, BBC News spoke to Prof Dale Harrow, head of the Vehicle Design Programme, along with one of his students, Yibo</i> …

Transportation

Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

Learn how small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion with this <i>New York Times</i> bestselling introduction to fifty …

Create apps for your quadcopter with 3D Robotics' free 'DroneKit' software

3D Robotics develops the open source software that powers a lot of home brew UAVs. Today it's introducing a new tool to the public: DroneKit, software that allows anyone to create apps for, well, drones! DroneKit works with any craft that uses 3DR's "APM" autopilot (a small device you add to your …

Thai mango curry with chicken

<b>Author Notes:</b> I remember having a Thai red curry with mangoes many, many years ago when we were on vacation - it was a small restaurant and the owner's wife was Thai, so there were some Thai inspired dishes on the menu and this red curry was one of them. The very fact that I remember it after all …

Typical French Salad Recipes

French cuisine is all about using classic cooking techniques and fresh produce to make mouthwatering dishes. French cooking is famous all over the …

Gianduja Creme Filling

When it comes to cravings, the women around here (including myself) simply refuse to ignore the call of the cocoa bean. In particular, my sister and …

Percepto adds an open-source app-controlled camera to existing drones

Though drones are capable of some pretty incredible things, different models tends to specialize at one incredible thing in particular, be it …

Drones

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). The situation is so dire that in late June the White House gave a new task force just 180 days to devise a coping …

What Fundraisers Can Learn From Rappers

Delivered by Nonsense London's Creative Director Rob Mosley and James Barker, Digital Development Manager at the Elton John AIDS Foundation at the Institute of Funding's National Convention in London on July 7th 2014.

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

WinSun<p><i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less …

Engineering

This Fish Drone Is The Future Of Underwater Surveillance

The so-called "bio-memetic" undersea vehicle is currently being developed as part of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell, or CRIC - a special unit set up by CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert in 2012 to explore the feasibility of rapidly turning around commercially available technologies …

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Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs

While 3D-printed organs sound like a great idea -- imagine no longer waiting around for a transplant -- a major hurdle for printing internal ones thus far have been creating intricate blood vessels and ventricles that are required for the organ to actually, you know, work. Now, a collaboration …

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