Jerod Lengacher

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Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

Will all-in-one electric bicycle wheels swamp electric cars?

When debating the merits of electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and other alternative fuels, it’s easy to get tied down in the notion they’re the solution to all our transport problems.<p>They aren’t, of course — they’re just a solution. Improvements to public transit, encouraging people to walk a little …

Under Armour Speedform Review: I Wore A Bra For My Feet, And I Loved It

Constructed in a bra factory, the Speedforms look completely ridiculous--but feels great.<p>I wanted to hate the Speedform, a new running shoe from the Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour. It's an unusual shoe, not least for the much-advertised fact that it was manufactured in a …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

Last night’s moon and Venus

Here are the moon and planet Venus in Saturday night’s evening twilight sky, as seen from a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy.<p>We saw many …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …