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Proposed device would instantly display the number of calories in any food

Although there are already devices that can tell you approximately how many calories are in your food, they typically require you to manually input …

Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce

Jeff Bezos has some very well-defined opinions and strategies about management, including keeping teams small and being confrontational when needed. That doesn’t mean he’s not up for trying something new.<p>In his annual shareholder letter, Bezos outlined a few specific initiatives and techniques that …

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Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls

An inside look at nine abandoned malls. There is nothing creepier and more fascinating.

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our …

Airline 'black boxes' are drowning in red tape

Tied up in bureaucracy and cost concerns, the flight recorder is growing ever more archaic<p>Air travel has left an indelible mark upon the 20th century. Before the advent of the internet, the worldwide web that brought disparate people and cultures together was composed of flight paths. The face of …

10 Facts & Myths about Mexican Cuisine

Follow Me Foodie to Mexico!<p>10 Facts & Myths about Mexican Cuisine<p>My knowledge of Mexican cuisine was limited, but I didn’t know how limited until a …

The Scam Of Olive Oil, And Its Antidote

Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.<p>A scam, meaning it probably contains less actual olive oil than you’d ever imagine. A scam, meaning it’s likely been …

'Furious' echoes in CIA-Senate spat

The court battle over the House’s investigation of Operation Fast and Furious and the new showdown between the CIA and its Senate overseers have something in common: aggressive executive branch claims for secrecy.<p>At the core of both fights are bold assertions from President Barack Obama’s …

These submarine drones will predict the weather months in advance

In the next decade, US Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather as far as 90 days into the future with the help of mathematical models, satellites, and submarine drones.<p>The mathematical models are the most important element in the ocean and weather prediction cocktail. But making those …

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Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

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What Should You Do With the World’s Most Powerful Laser? Study Proteins, Naturally

Forget about making James Bond wince or shooting down drones, scientists have found a much more appropriate use for the world’s most powerful laser — …

NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report

Through an operation called Turbine, the NSA crafted an automated system designed to hack "millions" of computers, new documents from Edward Snowden's leaks on government surveillance reveal.<p>According to documents published by The Intercept on Wedesday, Turbine created "implants" that let it gain …

How Republicans And Democrats Ended Up Living Apart

These are politically segregated times.<p>Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.<p>And Democrats and Republicans are much less likely …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

Cancer Will Be Leading Cause Of Death In U.S. By 2030, Report Says

Cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.<p>According to the most recent data from 2010, the current leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

This Scientist Helped Quietly Save The World From Soviet Nukes

Siegfried Hecker spent more than a decade securing a nuclear test site the size of New Jersey.<p>When the Soviet Union broke apart at the end of the Cold War, several of its military and science facilities fell into disrepair. One of them, the Semipalatinsk Test Site, just happened to be a nuclear …

Shorter Workday Isn't The Key To Happiness, Says Bummer Of A Study

Workaholics of the world, rejoice? We'll all be just as unhappy with a shorter work week.<p>When it comes to working hours, less apparently is not more. Proponents of the six-hour workday will be saddened to hear that, as delightful as shorter days sound, decreasing work hours might not make anyone …

New breakthrough could bring quantum encryption to smartphones - ExtremeTech

By on August 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In light of recent events, you …

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How to make a brain perceive an exoskeleton as its new body - ExtremeTech

By on August 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Miguel Nicolelis is a man with a …

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Researcher says a neurogame can improve multitasking skills

Brain researcher Adam Gazzaley has published research in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> that shows how a video game has helped the cognitive function of older people in the emerging field of neuro-therapeutics.<p>The research shows that prototype game NeuroRacer helped older people improve their ability …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Backyard Genius 2013: 8 Unusual, Unconventional, Awesome Inventions

PopMech's Backyard Genius Awards return with incredible exoskeletons, folding kayaks, DIY roadsters, and more.<p>PopMech's Backyard Genius Awards return with incredible exoskeletons, folding kayaks, DIY roadsters, and more.

The Science And Troubling Ethics Of Gene Therapy

A new feature in Wired highlights scientific advances that may make gene therapy much safer and more widespread. But it's important to check whether the regulation of clinical trials has advanced equally well.<p>Why is progress on gene therapy—the treatment of genetic disorders by giving sick people …

Bitcoin community donates £16,400 to model train enthusiast wrongly identified as reclusive creator

The Bitcoin community has raised £16,400 in donations for the 64-year-old man who denies Newsweek's claim that he is the digital currency's mysterious founder, to help "say sorry for the mess"<p>The 64-year-old model train enthusiast living near Los Angeles was named as the reclusive creator of …