Mohammed El-hassan

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Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

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Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.<p>If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed …

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Fernwood Coffee – Brand Identity by Glasfurd & Walker

Fernwood Coffee Identity.<p>Vancouver-based graphic design studio Glasfurd & Walker was commissioned to create the brand identity for the coffee company …

2,156 Spools of Thread Form a Modern Mona Lisa

Lebanon-based custom tailors Ejjeh & Sons recently renovated their shop and decided to promote the changes with a modern art installation. The company commissioned advertising agency Rpublique Beirut and the team produced this depiction of the Mona Lisa created out of 2,156 spools of thread in 63 …

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Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

<b>Serves 12</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1 3/4 cups sugar<br>• 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest<br>• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp. …

Kakao mobile social games made £205.8m in the first half of 2013

South Korean mobile social networking firm Kakao is quietly becoming a powerful platform for social games, judging by figures it has announced for …

Valve introduces Pipeline, teaches high school students how to get a job in gaming

Valve sounds like an incredible place to work, if its "Handbook for New Employees" is any indication, but the game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and <i>Portal</i> typically hires extremely experienced, talented individuals. Where does that leave you if you're a student who dreams of …

Watch This Untrippable Robot Strut Its Stuff

Boston Dynamics' latest 'bot doesn't fall down easily.<p>Boston Dynamics, makers of some of the coolest, most terrifying robots around, have already showed off prototypes of their humanoid Atlas robot, but we haven't quite seen it in action like this.<p>Look at them hit it with that wrecking ball thing! …

Your Current Supply Chain Is Toast, But Its Replacement Will Be Awesome

3D printing, intelligent robotics, and open source hardware stand to revolutionize modern-day manufacturing. These disruptive forces will usher in a new manufacturing paradigm that is managed by software and data files — something we call the “software-defined supply chain.”<p>For more than a year, my …

Silicon Alley has its first billionaire: Shutterstock CEO Jonathan Oringer

If you’re a startup founder looking to make it big, New York’s becoming a pretty good place to do it.<p>Jonathan Oringer, the founder and CEO of stock photography company Shutterstock, has become the first billionaire of Silicon Alley, as Bloomberg reports.<p>Oringer, who controls over half of …

How iOS 7's AirDrop Could Transform The Way We Share

Despite the persistent gnashing of teeth over Jony Ive’s re-making of iPhone’s apps, colors and iconography in the upcoming iOS 7, the real story is the many new features that Apple is incorporating into its highly lucrative mobile platform.<p>Features such as wireless content sharing AirDrop could …

Facebook reportedly working on a news reader

In a social media-driven world, we share and consume news on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.<p>To encourage this behavior, Facebook is reportedly working on a news-delivery service to add to its mobile offering. Sources familiar with the matter told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that the company …

Meet the Robotics Company Apple Just Anointed

The coming revolution in the toy aisle<p>During Apple's keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, it was all Apple all the time, <i>except</i> for one quick demo near the beginning of the event. The CEO of a relatively obscure company (as obscure as a company with $50 million in funding can be) came on …

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

Go-ahead to develop synthetic human blood in Scotland

<b>Scottish scientists developing synthetic human blood have moved a step closer to conducting clinical trials.</b><p>Researchers have been given a licence to use stem cells to manufacture blood that could eventually be tested on people.<p>Synthetic blood would help end supply shortages and prevent infections …

Should killer robots be a human rights issue?

Lethal autonomous robots (LARs) are robots that are programmed to kill enemies without any human intervention or control. Undoubtedly, they are the …

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NHTSA calls on states to legalize self-driving car testing

In California, self-driving cars are street legal. Florida, and Nevada allow for self-driving autos to be tested on their roads, and Michigan may soon join the club. But so far, the 46 other states in the US have steered clear of automated automobiles — something the Department of Transportation's …

Expect Multiple Alibaba Public Offerings

Industry insiders expect Alibaba Group’s multi-billion-dollar IPO to be announced imminently — some rumors point to a Q4 2013 listing — but those expecting the entirety of Alibaba to list all at once should rethink their stance.<p>Given the complexity of the company’s business, the future of Alibaba …

Motorola CEO: The Moto X Smartphone Is Coming By October, And It's Made In The USA

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside today confirmed the rumored Moto X phone as the company’s next big product launch, and its first “hero” product since being acquired by Google.<p>Speaking today at the D11 conference in Los Angeles, Woodside teased that he had the phone in his pocket, “but I can’t show it …

Brain-controlling magnets: how do they work?

If you were to tell people that the technology exists to manipulate the workings of people's brains, they may not believe you. That sort of thing is …

Google Reveals How To Hack Google Glass Device (And Void Your Warranty)

No sooner was Google‘s wearable Google Glass device released to early developers than those developers began to try hacking it.<p>Now, Google is encouraging developers–slowly–to hack the controversial device, which won’t go on sale publicly until next year. As one Google engineer tweeted recently: …

Google Bets $10.7 Million On Drone Intelligence

The company's venture capital arm has just made a big investment in unmanned systems.<p>Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company …

Google Glass Explorer Edition teardown reveals hits and misses on repairability

Bill Detwiler cracks open a Google Glass Explorer Edition beta unit and discovers that the wearable computer's sturdy construction makes some repairs impractical.<p>Not since the iPhone or iPad has a gadget generated more buzz than Google Glass. So of course I wanted to take it apart and explore its …

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COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

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