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Apple iWatch May Predict Heart Attacks (Rumor)

Wearables are becoming popular everyday. Like every other manufacturer, Apple is rumored to be working on an iWatch that will see the light of the …

Here's Why You Can't Get a Good Night's Sleep in a Hotel

By Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler<p>Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it--long hours on the road and jetlag can seriously hinder getting a good night's sleep. Travel-induced insomnia is something that The Benjamin Hotel, a luxury hotel in Manhattan, takes seriously. The …

Hospitality

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Disruptive innovation is key for a sustainable economy

Disruptive innovation is in vogue – for good reason. Businesses need to stay ahead in an environment of continual evolution and change.<p>The trends of change are many and include the rise of the middle class in China and India, among other countries, the expanding set of footloose well-educated …

Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?

Pandoraviruses opening up new questions about life as we know it.<p><b>Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.</b><p>Each about one micron—a thousandth of a millimeter—in …

Flavor-flipping neutrinos: Key to universe's anti-matter mystery?

Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?<p>Scientists have caught tiny, ghostlike particles called neutrinos in the act of turning from one type into another using the …

Physics

Chow Down In Sync With Your Circadian Clock

We've already nudged you this week about the benefits of breakfast. And this got us thinking more about the timing of our meals.<p>There's a growing body of evidence to suggest that when we eat during a 24-hour cycle is likely more important for our health than we realized.<p>Take, for instance, a study …

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.<p>Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program …

Rebuilding a Wounded Warrior's Face Using 3D Visualization

Prosthetics work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center combines high-tech scanning and 3D visualization tools to reinvent the way soldiers are treated.<p><b>Weapons maim the heads and faces of</b> soldiers in cruel ways. Because of this, facial reconstruction is as old as the ancient Egyptians, who …

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

This anti-tremor spoon could make it easier for Parkinson's patients to eat. It works by integrating an accelerometer to detect tremors and actuators to cancel out 70% of the motion. Watch: http://f-st.co/z56mMoA

World's First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world’s first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising …

3D Scanners

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

American and British spy agencies targeted Tor network with minimal success

Considering the NSA and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been trying to thwart encryption on the internet, it comes as no surprise that the two have spent significant resources trying to crack the Tor network. Tor, as some of you may know, is designed to keep a person's identity, …

Paris fashion week spring/summer 2014: 10 trends in pictures

The fashion circus has officially left town, and as the curtain falls on Paris fashion week for another season Helen Seamons recounts the week's highlights. Showgirls on escalators, sexed down fashion, Wild West fringing and a giant Chanel handbag were just some of the best bits from the French …

The Style Agenda, October 4 - 10

Head to Harvey Nichols to see a ballerina flash mob, snap up the wardrobe of a fashion editor or ask Susie Bubble her autumnal trend advice.<p>For beautiful separates in the finest fabrics, look no further than the new Best of British collection from Marks & Spencer (above). The name says it all, but …

Biker boots: get the look - in pictures

So you've read our fashion editor's column on biker boots, but how do you go about getting the look yourself? The Guardian's fashion team pick four of the best examples you can find on the high street

Sky at Night Cocktail

<i>Jetting off soon? Or perhaps wish you were? Why not try making this Sky at Night cocktail recipe via SkyLounge. Just because you’re not travelling</i> …

Hilton Worldwide

Celeriac with dill potatoes and shaken redcurrants recipe

This celeriac dish makes for a delicious meal that costs only a few pence to make.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>450g/1lb new potatoes, scrubbed<p>25g/1oz butter<p>A handful of dill, chopped<p>1 small celeriac, peeled<p>100g/3½oz flour<p>1 egg, beaten<p>200g/7oz panko breadcrumbs (or stale bread, blended)<p>Olive oil<p>200g/7oz redcurrants<p>2 …

Three smørrebrød recipes

Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) are wonderfully simple. Here are three toppings to try.<p><i>Serves four-six</i><p>Smoked-salmon fishcakes and remoulade sauce; cold roast beef, horseradish and raw beetroot; and brown shrimp, baby gem, crème fraîche and dill.<p><b>Smoked-salmon fishcakes and remoulade …

Dusan Djukaric https://www.facebook.com/dusan.djukaric Posted by Lara

Surreal Photos of Playing Cards Featuring Human Models

Christian Tagliavini‘s series, simply called <i>Cards</i> (spotted via Faith is Torment), is a wildly imaginative collection of playing cards featuring human …

Art

Artist: Vincent van Gogh Completion Date: 1887 Place of Creation: Paris, France Style: Post-Impressionism Genre: still life Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 34 x 41 cm Gallery: Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/vincent-van-gogh/a-pair-of-shoes-1887 Posted by Lara

Artist: Thomas W. Schaller https://www.facebook.com/thomaswschaller posted by Lee

Artist: Thomas W. Schaller https://www.facebook.com/thomaswschaller posted by Lee

Taking Some Alone Time in the Stunning Symmetrical City

German artist Kai Ziehl approaches architecture photography with a certain style that results in visually powerful, contemplative moments. Ziehl transforms architectural structures into stunning geometric shapes and lines that fill each composition. Light and shadow complement each other in the …

Architecture