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How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

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Incredible Spinal Cord Implant Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

Researchers have developed a thin, electrode-embedded ribbon which, when implanted along the spinal cord, lets paralyzed rats move again. Researchers …

iOS 7.1 makes everything faster — including your battery drain

iOS 7.1 may have only been released this week, but it’s already got it’s own “gate”-worthy issue: battery life is abysmal. Reports on Twitter and Apple’s support discussion forums indicate that users are seeing significant drain on their batteries after installing the new update.<p>[tweet …

The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing C.E.O.

If you’re a billionaire in Silicon Valley, you can wear what you want on your feet. Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, has made numerous public appearances in a hoodie and Adidas slide-on sandals. Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, is not shy about his Vibram FiveFingers barefoot-style …

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.<p>For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.<p>So the question is, …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Health kick 'reverses cell ageing'

<b>Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say.</b><p>The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect.<p>But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is …

Google Wants to Cheat Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google wants to make us all live longer, possibly forever, and doesn't see cancer as an enormous …

FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas You Can Wear

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and many other countries around the world. And unlike the more common acquired form of …

Lasers 3-D Print A Home For Bacteria

Microscopic bacteria cages contain communities for study.<p>Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are building a zoo. You can't visit its inhabitants, or look inside, but it's filled with cages where entire communities can thrive. Microscopic cages. Made out of what's basically Jell-O. Oh, …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

Space Sites- Top Ten

Space was once thought to be exactly that – an empty void, but thanks to science we now know that Space consists of a hard vacuum with particles, …

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

Apartment Designs Shown With Rendered 3D Floor Plans

• 1 |<p>The common feature in Dmitriy’s designs is that each of them has a recreation room/foyer, which would be hard to find in any apartment because of …

Space Pictures This Week: Mars Mini-Eclipse, Cosmic Crash

The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons

Among them: "the ten-pin," "the cross," and "the rainbow"<p>If you look at the number buttons on a phone -- smart, cell, landline, what have you -- those number buttons will feature, almost inevitably, a uniform layout. Ten digits, laid out on a three-by-three grid, with the tenth tacked on on the …

Meet the NASA scientist devising a starship warp drive

<i>To pave the way for rapid interstellar travel, NASA propulsion researcher Harold “Sonny” White plans to manipulate space-time in the lab</i><p><b>The idea that</b> …

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Via Fox Business: Workers at the nation's best known fast-food restaurants in seven cities across America are planning to walk off the job today to protest low wages. The workers are calling for wages of $15 per hour, more than double New York's current minimum wage of $7.25. Rick Berman of the Employment Policies Institute reacted on Varney & Co.: "At $15 per hour, many fast food restaurants are out of business. The business model just does not support those kind of wages." Let us know what YOU think.

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Grading Apple's digital textbook technology

Shortly after his world history students began a pilot program testing a digital textbook for the iPad, Ken Halla noticed something different: His …

Meet Kickstarter's Most Successful Project

With $8.5 million from 63,416 backers, the Ouya may not be the most funded Kickstarter project out there, but it comes close. And throughout the life …