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MEMS and More: Sensor Technologies that will Drive the Internet of Things

MEMS – or Micro electro-mechanical systems – are a very tiny component, literally. The low-power sensors are just a thousandth of an inch in size, …

Internet of Things

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

Fears Can Be Reduced During Sleep, New Research Shows

First, it was shown that it's possible for us to learn new information as we sleep. And now, a new study shows it's also possible to <i>conquer our fears</i> as we snooze.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, suggests that <i>nighttime</i> treatment of phobias could be a good addition to daytime …

Can't sleep? Here are 6 gadgets and apps to help you nod off

Getting the right amount of sleep is vital for your health. Chronic sleep loss can put you at risk of a stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure …

Here's How Technology Is Destroying Your Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost all millennials go to sleep with their smartphone right next to their beds. But your iPhone might …

Sleep deprived? There's an app for that

Sleep used to be so simple. You put your head on a pillow, closed your eyes and drifted into unconsciousness.<p>Today, it’s fast becoming a high-tech …

5 Ways Technology Can Help You Sleep Better

Get a deeper sleep with these tech-y helpers.<p>The importance of eight hours of sleep cannot be overstated—from keeping your appetite in check to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, the proper amount of sleep ensures your body is functioning at its highest level. But according to a December 2013 …