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Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC.<p>So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition …

Quantum Mechanics

E-ink turns one pair of shoes into many shoes

Volvorii is a pair of chic heels with an embedded e-ink panel that can be programmed with patterns to match your outfit.<p>It seems we're only just beginning to see the potential of e-ink. Its broadest usage is, of course, in e-readers; then there's the Pebble smart watch, the e-ink YotaPhone, the …

eReaders

HTC Vive: Virtual Reality That's So Damn Real I Can't Even Handle It

I saw the future today. I mean that. I got the chance here at MWC to try the new VR headset that Valve and HTC are developing. Is it good? It's …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

Aquaponics

Popcorn's perfect recipe revealed

<b>Scientists in France have worked out the critical temperature at which popcorn bursts.</b><p>They found that when the popcorn reached a threshold of 180C, the outer shell burst open regardless of the size and shape of the grain.<p>The research also revealed insights into the way that popcorn jumps as it …

Sea Level

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1139000/1139475_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524847527_ca2db7823b3f7d9b38ba1ff00dff422c<p><b>Physicists in the US have created metal surfaces that repel water to the extent that droplets bounce away.</b><p>They sculpted the surface of small pieces of …

Nanotech

Windows 10 to get 'holographic' headset and Cortana

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1139000/1139658_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675294_4fae18230b27800915c77b0c0b4eed04<p><b>Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will bring its voice-controlled assistant Cortana to PCs.</b><p>It also unveiled a headset that it said would one …

Software

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

A Three-Step Formula On How To Shun Corporate Life To Start Your Own Business

Corporate life.<p>Upon hearing those words, you either jump for joy, or double-over in agony.<p>If the latter, pull up a chair and take notes because today calls your name.<p>You see–in a prior article on Julia Beardwood, founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she shared her ten keys for success in the …

Entrepreneurship

11 Questions That Will Make Your Child Happier

Are you naturally carefree and happy? If so, it's likely a mix of your genetics (identical twins reared apart are usually the same level of happy) and your personal choices about how to live your life. The field of positive psychology centers on the idea that people can make themselves happy just …

The secret to a happy life - courtesy of Tolstoy

<b>We can learn a lot about the art of living from Tolstoy's War and Peace - a 10-hour dramatisation of which is airing on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday. It acutely observes vanity and folly, sexual jealousy and family relationships. But we can also learn from the life of the master novelist himself, writes</b> …

Literature

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Fossil Fuels

TNW's Apps of the Year: Scanbot makes it easy to go paperless

<i>In our</i> <i>Apps of the Year</i> <i>series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014.</i><p>On the rare occasions I come across paper documents these days, I make sure to scan them with my phone immediately for easy reference and retrieval. I’m terrible at filing things away …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Breast Cancer

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The best Android games of 2014

Monument Valley, The Room Two, Clumsy Ninja and much, much more in our pick of games released this year through the Google Play store.<p>• The best Android apps of 2014<p>1. Monument Valley<p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal …

Brain's 'internal compass' found

<b>The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.</b><p>People with stronger nerve signals in their "internal compass" tended to be better navigators.<p>The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggested people get lost when their compass …

University College London

How Microsoft redesigned the Surface Pro for the NFL

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million -- though neither party ever confirmed this. Powered by the Surface Pro 2, the Sideline Viewing System lets NFL …

Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed

<b>Landing on a comet, nuclear fusion with lasers and a tractor beam are among the 10 physics breakthroughs of 2014, as chosen by a leading science magazine.</b><p>The Philae spacecraft's touchdown on comet 67P was named as the year's most significant advance by Physics World.<p>It was singled out for its …

Physics

MacTrast Deals: The SoundFreaq Pocket Kick Speaker – Huge Sound In A Tiny Package

Haven’t you ever wished you had your own soundtrack you could play as you go through your day? I’ve always been partial to “The Theme From Shaft” …