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The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

KGoal: introducing the fitness tracker for your vagina

It can already stream the internet straight to your face, vibrate around your waist when you're slouching and track your health using only your wrist. Now, wearable technology is getting even more intimate and attempting to conquer the final frontier: the vagina.<p>Recently launched on Kickstarter, …

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would decide to start rebuilding technology last manufactured in the 1970s?<p>But in 2013, …

The 5 Most Incredible PCs Of 2013

PC modding has been a popular pastime amongst PC enthusiasts for decades but as people with skills in carpentry, engineering, metalwork and all-manner of other things turned their attentions to their PCs, the end results have often been spectacular.<p>Last year saw countless spectacular projects …

SanDisk Card Reflects Incredible Growth

This week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona SanDisk introduced a microSDXC card that provides a relatively incredible 128 gigabytes (GB) of storage. SanDisk tells us that this is the world’s highest capacity in this card format.<p>For those who don’t know cards very well, the microSDXC format …

Meet New Billionaire Jeff Rothschild, The Engineer Who Saved Facebook From Crashing

When Jeff Rothschild joined Facebook in 2005, he was old enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s father. At 50, the experienced entrepreneur who had already founded two successful companies seemed out of place, especially in khakis and a tucked-in shirt that did little to hide his age.<p>Nine years later, …

How ACLU Attorney Ben Wizner Became Snowden's Lawyer

“I learned Edward Snowden’s name the same day you did,” says Ben Wizner in a hotel room in Austin, Texas. “When that riveting video was posted to the Guardian’s website. But I knew about Ed Snowden before I knew his name.”<p>Wizner is the lead lawyer for the NSA whistleblower who set off a global …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Ripples From Crimea In Space: U.S. Seeks To End Reliance On Russian Engines For Satellite Launches

In the four decades since Americans last walked on the Moon, U.S. leadership in space has been gradually ebbing away. The Space Shuttle program begun in 1972 (the same year as the last Apollo mission) proved the feasibility of reusable, man-rated launch vehicles, but it sucked all the money out of …

Why World War III Could Start In Space

Nearly a century after Robert Goddard launched his first liquid-fuel rocket, we are now inextricably linked to the hundreds of spacecraft which race around our planet at speeds that would make Chuck Yeager envious.<p>But near-Earth space is reaching a saturation point — a detail driven home in James …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management