Jacob Taggart

68 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 5 Followers | @jacobtaggart7 | Keep up with Jacob Taggart on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jacob Taggart”

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Scientists Just Made a Lightbulb That’s One Atom Thick

By creating a filament bright enough to be seen by the naked eye, scientists may have finally found a use for graphene—and it could change the future …

Dying white blood cells filmed for the first time

Dying white blood cells have been captured on film for the first time, showing them alerting their neighbouring cells to their plight.<p>Scientists from …

Inside The Bizarre World Of Scientific Research

Not all brilliant discoveries happen in MIT’s cutting-edge labs or Google’s over-the-top offices. In his new series <i>Ways of Knowing</i>, photographer Daniel Stier documents a less-glamorous setting for innovation: the scientific research institute. What he found tucked away in basement laboratories and …

Bacteria-powered folding batteries could power paper biosensors

We've seen flexible displays for some time now, and engineers at Binghamton University developed an origami-inspired foldable battery. The folding part is great, but these batteries are also powered by bacteria and made from paper, providing an low-cost option for remote locales where resources are …

Binghamton University

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Off-grid

The Future Of Buildings Is Powering Them By Green Gunk

Algae “bioreactors” absorb carbon dioxide, while producing oxygen, heat, and several types of biomass, including material that can be turned into fuel or food. That’s why they’re potentially very useful for cities that need heat and calories, and that want to cut down on pollution.<p>We’ve seen before …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain

Thync's mood-changing wearable arrives for $299

How eager are you to calm down (or psych yourself up) at a moment's notice? If the answer is "enough to buy a fairly expensive gadget," your solution is now within reach. Thync has launched its namesake mood-changing wearable at the hefty price of $299. That's a lot to pay simply to feel different, …

Wearable Tech

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Mosquitoes

Memory alloy bounces back into shape 10 million times

<b>Engineers have produced an alloy that springs back into shape even after it is bent more than 10 million times.</b><p>"Memory shape alloys" like this have many potential uses, but present incarnations are prone to wearing out.<p>The new material - made from nickel, titanium and copper - shatters previous …

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Solar Panels

Electronic skin makes your body a computer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings.<p>This is the premise of Professor John Rogers' Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user's temple, he has been able to track brain waves in real time …

Brainwaves

The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Android Phones

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Lifehacks

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

Graphene

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

OLED researchers working to make flat, futuristic lighting a reality

Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) might be the next big thing in lighting. Like regular LEDs, they promise dramatic cuts in power consumption, and with a naturally diffused glow that's a lot easier on the eyes, the potential for creative new design applications is immense. Above all, there's a …

New York State

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet

Faced with the threat of bullet fire, most people probably won't be giving much thought to the material inside their bulletproof vest. But better believe they'll care that it offers improved protection.<p>That's what Moratex Institute of Security Technologies is promising from an unlikely substance -- …

Engineering

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

Two unconnected wheels along with a good sense of balance power a new take on the old skateboard.<p>When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost …

Make Games On Your iPhone With Playr

Aside from the money-making behemoths like Candy Crush Saga, one of the most interesting trends in mobile gaming is the rise of flash-in-the-pan viral hits like Flappy Bird and Timberman. These games takes seconds to learn, days to master, are free or cost a few bucks each, and are basically …

Candy Crush Saga

Carbon3D printer is super speedy thanks to light and oxygen

3D printing startup Carbon3D has demonstrated a new approach to fabricating commercial-quality objects from resin using oxygen and light.<p>On stage at …