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The City Where People Are Afraid To Breathe

HonorPoncaCityDotCom writes <i>"BBC reports that cases of an incurable illness called valley fever are multiplying at an alarming and mystifying rate in</i> …

Apple-Liquidmetal Joint Patent Could Enable Futuristic-Looking Mobile Devices

MojoKid writes <i>"Apple may be closer than previously thought to using Liquidmetal's technology to manufacture casings for its mobile devices. In a</i> …

Man creates “invisible headphones” by implanting magnets into his ears | Ars Technica

Will give himself echolocation ability via hookup to ultrasonic range finder.<p>A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones …

Thanks to dopamine, brownies are in the eye of the beholder | Ars Technica

Activity in the eyes seems to reflect what's going on in the brain.<p>We all need to eat. But for humans, food does more than keep up alive; it makes us …

Interstellar gas allows chemical reactions caused by quantum tunneling | Ars Technica

Reactions that are otherwise impossible become more likely as temperatures drop.<p>In recent years, astronomers have detected some simple organic …

8 Inventions That Were Way Ahead Of Their Time

The jetpack, the flying car, free electricity for the world - all these ideas are way ahead of our time in the practical sense.<p>With time on our side, however, the idea of what's out of our technological reach is always changing. Circuits get smaller, engines get more efficient, bored scientists …

Inventions

Credit Expert Answers 7 Burning Personal Finance Questions

Lin knows a thing or two about the subject matter. He's been a statistician by trade for more than a decade and runs a site dedicated to educating the masses on the lending industry.<p>On his threads, Lin candidly answers and explains the ins and outs of his business and calculating a credit …

Personal Finance

Quantum Computing Could Lead To A Gigantic Leap Forward

But once you understand it, and its vast processing power, you'll understand that this new Digital Age we're living in has barely scratched the surface of the computer potential.<p>Simply put, today's computers rely on electrons — electricity — flying around on circuits to deliver information in …

Quantum Computing

My Favorite Product Management Tools

I thought I’d share my top ten favorite tools for helping me accomplish my day-to-day responsibilities as a product manager. These tools fall into …

CloudApp | The Video & Image Sharing Platform

Over 2 Million People Trust CloudApp<p>SupportDevelopersDesignersMarketingSales<p><b>Screen Recorder</b><p>Record your screen to show or explain something. Use your …

Infographics

We Think We Know What Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is, And How It Can Get You From LA To San Francisco In 30 Minutes

He calls it the "Hyperloop" and he says it's better than a bullet train. The Hyperloop would get people to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 30 minutes.<p>However, he's been vague about how he's going to make the Hyperloop a reality.<p>The closest to detail he's gotten is when he said the Hyperloop is a …

San Francisco

Here's The New Smart TV Box Everyone Is Talking About This Afternoon

But Fan TV has a slightly different approach. It wants to integrate directly with your cable provider, effectively replacing your regular cable box. Fan TV also has a really nifty remote control that's pretty much just a touchpad.<p>The interface is really nice too.<p>As AllThingsD's Peter Kafka tweeted …

Smart TV

Parents have gastric bypass; children’s DNA may receive the benefits | Ars Technica

It's epigenetics: Kids' gene expression may occur a generation after surgery.<p>Gastric bypass surgeries would, at first glance, seem to tackle the …

Mary Meeker's Latest Masterful Presentation On The State Of The Web

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Honeybees trained to sniff out landmines in Croatia | Ars Technica

Landscape still littered with mines two decades after wars ended.<p>A team of Croatian researchers are training honeybees to sniff out unexploded mines …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …