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Cut-and-paste ‘tattoo’ monitors health 24/7

Engineers have figured out how to mass produce an inexpensive wearable patch that continuously monitors vital signs for health and performance …

The VW scandal could cost car owners $5,000

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn paid the price of losing his job after last week’s revelation that software designed to circumvent emission testing …

The Beer Hacks You Want And Need

This is essential.<p>There's nothing worse than getting ready to sit down to a beer only to realize there's no bottle opener in sight. Or arriving at a party with your favorite six pack and no space in the fridge to keep those babies cold. Or having to wait for a beer to cool when you <i>just want a beer</i> …

Why the 2015 Perseid meteor shower is going to be especially awesome

The Perseid meteor shower maximum is upon us, and this year especially, you don't want to miss it.<p>The annual August meteor shower is one of the most prolific natural light shows of the year with up to 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky per hour at its peak.<p>It's also the brightest of the …

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Microsoft patents a method for generating 3D models from objects

Microsoft has patented a method for quickly generating 3D models of physical objects for use in games, animation, 3D printing and more. PatentYogi breaks down the technology in the video above.<p>The patent describes the use of a single depth camera to capture images of an object from various angles, …

What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Eighteen years ago, Dean Karlan was a fresh, bright-eyed graduate student in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He wanted to answer what seemed like a simple question:<p>"Does global aid work?" Karlan says.<p>He was reading a bunch of studies on the topic. But none of them actually …

New for brain scientists: a census of neurons

The human brain is a noisy, busy place, teeming with diversity. To produce the wondrously complex mammalian behavior we take for granted every minute, cells of different sizes, shapes and chemical affinities buzz, hum, crackle and pop in conflict and cooperation with one another.<p>When everything is …

The Secret to Hubble's Success

Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i><p>Shuttle Mission STS-31<p>April 24-29, 1990<p>Hubble launched in 1990 with five primary instruments designed to capture images from space and transmit them back to Earth.<p>1. Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC)<p>This instrument was composed of two cameras: the wide field camera, which …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Fly Through Deep Space in This Hubble Simulation

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