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London New Year's Eve 2013: Bompas & Parr design the world's first edible, scented fireworks show.

It’s that time of year when every major city in the world vies to outdo the competition with an over-the-top fireworks display. This year Dubai is …

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Round Table, Square Table: Where You Sit Matters | Inc.com

Perhaps King Arthur was onto something; according to a new study published by the <i>Journal of Consumer Research</i>, seating people at either a round or an angular table can impact their priorities.<p>"The geometric shape of a seating arrangement can impact consumers by priming one of two fundamental needs: …

Furniture

Full body illusion is associated with a drop in skin temperature

Researchers from the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, show that people can be "tricked" …

Online Marketers Take Note Of Brains Wired For Rewards

Support the news<p>Ask yourself: Are you addicted to technology — any technology? Do you check email obsessively, tweet without restraint or post on …

Nordstrom sticks a pin in it

U.S. retailer Nordstrom has upped its social game by turning its in-store displays into real-life Pinterest boards.<p>The retailer, which plans to open …

Thirty Seconds To Mars - End Of All Days (VEVO Presents)

Saliency and Saccade Encoding in the Frontal Eye Field During Natural Scene Search | Cerebral Cortex | Oxford Academic

Inferring input nonlinearities in neural encoding models<p>A pure salience response in posterior parietal cortex<p>The “independent components” of natural …

12-channel versus 32-channel head coils for fMRI

At last month's Human Brain Mapping conference in Seattle, a poster by Harvard scientists Stephanie McMains and Ross Mair (poster 3412) showed yet …

What’s Computational about Computational Neuroscience?

When non-scientists ask me what I studied for my PhD, if I want to put a complete halt to the conversation, I answer ‘computational neuroscience.’<p>To …

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

We don’t have many rules at IDEO, but we do have some cultural values that we take seriously because we feel they make our teams more effective. We …

Here's What You Can Tell About Employees By Sticking Sensors On Them

We've culled the most interesting slides of a PowerPoint presentation they typically share with potential clients to find out what they see once a client's employees have been chipped and tracked.<p>The company has gathered reams of data for Bank of America, Steelcase, and Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., …

Bank of America

How Errors in Perception Improve Your Judgement

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>If you occasionally think your phone is vibrating or ringing when it's actually not, you are among the 80 percent of …

The five habits of famed fashion bloggers: study plumbs secret of social media success

Joe Average’s answer to the celebrity sex tape, blogs have long been mythologized as a quick and dirty path to fame. Unlike reality TV, where …

A Case for Regulating Sugar Like Alcohol

Robert Lustig on reining in what's toxic, addictive, and everywhere

A Neuroscientist Says Human Head Transplants Are Totally Possible

At least one Italian scientist is completely and totally serious that head transplants on humans might soon be possible. How the hell?<p>In a new paper, …

Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

One out of every 13 children has a food allergy, but the affliction still regularly stumps doctors. As Kari Nadeau, director of the Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research, told Terry Gross in April on <i>Fresh Air</i>, researchers still don't understand what "flips the switch between a food allergen …

BBC World Service - Global Business, Designs For Life

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>Designs For Life<p>Global Business<p>Peter Day explores a new trend - design thinking - which is becoming more fundamental to the way organisations function. This could have long reaching implications for governments and private enterprise alike.<p>Image: …

Jeff Fromm: Why Millennials Aren’t Who You Think They Are

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth …

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

These Gaze-Sensitive Garments Move When They're Looked At

Staring at another person's clothing is generally considered rude—in fact, the mere concept of <i>gaze</i> has its own history and critical literature. But …

Drunk Tank Pink author Adam Alter – video interview

Adam Alter tells John Plunkett about his forthcoming book Drunk Tank Pink: and Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave. He …

Sat Jun 21 '14 Announcement from KREYOS: The ONLY Smartwatch With Voice & Gesture Control

(...CONTINUED FROM THE LAST UPDATE)<br>As mentioned, the 1st batch of Meteors is still in the ocean so the plan is, IF the 2nd batch arrives in Singapore …