Joanna Åström

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Rhinos Get Camera Implants in Their Horns to Fight Against Poachers

A team of British conservationists have created a new system for stopping the killing of rhinos at the hands of poachers. The idea involves giving …

99 problems: Why Jay Z's Tidal streaming service became a train wreck

Tidal, the music streaming service bought for $56 million and relaunched by Jay Z earlier this year, seemed like it had everything going for it in …

Dutch Guy Was Annoyed By The Trash On His Way To Work So He Did This:

Tommy Kleyn, a guy in the Netherlands, has showed us just how easy it is to volunteer in your community. He cleaned up a heavily polluted waterfront …

Watch Engineers Extinguish Fire With Sound [Video]

It is, in fact, all about that bass<p>In the near future, putting out grease fires in the kitchen might be as easy as turning up the music, thanks to engineering students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson at George Mason University. The students just unveiled a 20-pound backpack prototype that blasts out …

Engineering

Woz goes off-leash — disses the $17K Apple Watch, says computers will make humans into pets

The cofounder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, says he has doubts about expensive Apple Watches, sees cars as a natural fit for Apple, and believes that machines will pose a serious threat to humans in the future.<p>All of Woz’s statements in a new interview given to The Australian Financial Review can be …

Singularity

The Pirate Bay goes offline after police raid server room

File-sharing site's homepage is mirrored at Costa Rica URL<p>Infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay was taken offline on Tuesday after a raid by Swedish police. Officers investigating the decade-old file-sharing portal's alleged copyright infringements targeted a server room in Stockholm, seizing …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

5 Must-Know Secrets for How to Use Your Money to Make You Happy

The surprising things you can do today and everyday with your money that will make you happier than you've ever been in your life.<p>When you're arguing …

Just how bad is your dog for the environment?

Who are you people? I never see you, though you must exist, because I witness daily what you leave behind: fetid brown piles of feces, which I hope issued from your dog and not from you (I live in Venice Beach; you never know).<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD:</b><p>A Nov. 2 op-ed about dogs and the environment …

EPA

These Breathtaking Pictures Won The Smithsonian's 'Nature’s Best Photography' Contest

Home to some of the most incredible nature photography in the world, the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum has just announced the winners from their "Nature's Best Photography" competition.<p>We've put 10 of our favorite images on display here. Large format versions of these — plus 50 more — will …

Survey: Asia Finds Money Brings Happiness | Inc.com

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money--and the stuff it buys--brings happiness.<p>Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, rich nations that have …

Demographics

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

In Honor Of Earth Day 2014, Here Are The Top 14 'Greenest' Countries In The World

Earth Day 2014 is a time to reflect on the great things Mother Nature has done for us – and how we can return the favor.<p>Over the past few decades, …

Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the announcement is due "within the next few weeks," and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness …

Why The Extinction Of All Rhinos Could Be Catastrophic

While other species of rhinoceros, such as the southern white rhino, still roam, all five species currently sit on the endangered list. If the entire population disappears from the globe, the result could spell catastrophe for African savannas — and potentially the whole world.<p>Poaching and habitat …

A house made with only Pallets. And the plans for it cost $75

Amazing, but true. And you can actually order one now!<p>This fantastic pallet home, built by i-beam designs, and it’s plans costs only $75. But what is …

Sustainability

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Fitbit enters the smartwatch game with the Surge 'fitness superwatch'

Leaked marketing materials show that Fitbit has a fitness-focused $250 smartwatch on the way, with GPS and continuous heart-rate monitoring.<p>Marketing materials leaked to The Verge reveal that Fitbit is preparing to enter the smartwatch market with the Fitbit Surge. The device is being marketed as a …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft reportedly ready to launch smartwatch in weeks

The device will sport a health-tracking features and work with multiple mobile platforms, Forbes reports.<p>Microsoft feels the time is right to enter the smartwatch sector, according to a Forbes report.<p>The tech giant is expected to launch a smartwatch in the next couple of weeks that will have …

Touchscreens

As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them

"Catastrophic drop" in pollinator's numbers this year means that species is "going to need all the help we can give it."<p>CAPE MAY POINT, New Jersey—Two years ago migrating monarch butterflies transformed the lush gardens of Cape May Point into a series of "giant orange snowglobes." That's how Mark …

Anthropocene: is this the new epoch of humans?

Geologists, climate scientists, ecologists – and a lawyer – gather in Berlin for talks on whether to rename age of human life<p>Humanity’s terrifying impact on Earth justifies new Anthropocene epoch<p>A disparate group of experts from around the world will meet for the first time on Thursday for talks on …

No More Woof

Thync's neurosignalling wearable will change your mind — literally

Wearable devices are everywhere. Most use sensor technology to measure things your body is or isn’t doing. Another class of devices, like insulin pumps, takes action on the measurement data to change some condition in the body.<p>One Los Gatos, Calif.-based company, Thync, is developing wearable …

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …

Is Civilization Natural?

So, there's the city and then there's the country, the built environment and the wilderness, nature and civilization. Whatever name the dichotomy goes by, we usually think of the world humans create and the world outside their creations as separate and unequal.<p>But as we enter the Anthropocene — an …

14 incredible animal gatherings

Giant Butterfly Study Unlocks The Monarch's Most Mysterious Traits

The monarch butterfly, one of the world's most beloved insects, is best known for its striking orange wings and spectacular annual migration — but the butterfly's most famous traits are also its most mysterious.<p>Until now, scientists haven't known much about the genetics behind the insect's bright …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Physics