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This Unique Mobile Keyboard Folds Smaller than an iPhone 4

Typing on cellphones and tablets sucks. Virtual keyboards can be effective, but they take up half of your screen’s real estate. On the other hand, portable keyboards then tend to be either too small (limited by your tablet’s screen size), or too clunky to carry.<p>A company called WayTools wants to …

MyBrain’s white headgear uses sensors and music to calm you down

LAS VEGAS — At the CES Unveiled press event Sunday night we couldn’t help noticing the booth with the pleased-looking Frenchmen wearing the funny white headgear.<p>There was a reason they were wearing the headgear, and a reason they looked happy. These men were here representing Paris-based myBrain …

The End: What Really Happens After You Die? Los Angeles Magazine

You’ve made some bargains. We all have. Maybe you allow yourself a single Tommy’s burger every six months. Maybe you’ve given up meat altogether, or …

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Give It Your Blood, And This Futuristic Device Can Diagnose 1,000 Pathogens In Hours

The origins of IRIDICA, which just received CE-Mark approval (the European equivalent of FDA approval) can be traced back to the mid-1990s, when four …

This Tiny Cardboard Battery Is Like A Vitamin For Your Smartphone

Having trouble keeping your smartphone charged throughout the day? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsule that could juice up your phone. It’s called the Mini Power. You just choose how much battery time you need–two, four, or six …

Can 3-D Printed Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

“3-D print homes speed up the construction process,” says Fabian Jean-Baptiste, owner of CNSTRCTN, a London-based development company, now launching …

Why String Theory Still Offers Hope We Can Unify Physics

In October 1984 I arrived at Oxford University, trailing a large steamer trunk containing a couple of changes of clothing and about five dozen …

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Imagine you live on a floating lake house. Open air. Chirping crickets. Clear, starry nights. Everything seems great until you need to use the bathroom.<p>The natural instinct might be to make a deposit in the water. But that wouldn't be safe. Microbes in your feces would contaminate the water and …

The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened?

Some 22,000 years ago, they were the largest group of humans on earth: the Khoisan, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in southern Africa.<p>Today, only about 100,000 Khoisan, who are also known as Bushmen, remain. Stephan C. Schuster, professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has published …

How One Man Hacked His Way Out Of Homelessness

A DIY workshop helped Marc Roth find a job. Now he's helping others overcome poverty.<p>In November 2011, Marc Roth spent the last of his savings on new work clothes. Two months after moving to San Francisco in search of a sales-engineering job, he had finally secured employment, and a six-figure …

Mobile phones unlikely to harm human health, scientists find

Key proteins in the human body are completely unaffected by the magnetic fields of mobile phones, scientists have found<p>The magnetic fields created by mobile phones and power lines are not harmful to human health, the University of Manchester has found.<p>Several studies have suggested that …

Are your toiletries making you infertile?

A recent report suggests chemicals found in bathroom products are affecting male fertility and causing testicular cancer. Is the EU doing enough to protect men, asks Gareth May<p>Toiletries causing the end of the human race might sound like the corny plotline in a Hollywood B-movie, but according to …

Mold on corn can cause liver cancer

Certain molds, such as those that grow on corn, pistachios, and peanuts, produce a deadly carcinogenic toxin that is the biggest risk factor for …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Head injuries cause young brains to act old

Traumatic brain injury can keep young brains from flushing away waste, causing a build-up of toxic proteins. The results mirror what happens in the …

AT&T installs free Wi-Fi along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena

AT&T and the City of Pasadena have teamed up to install free Wi-Fi along Colorado Boulevard for mobile device users -- regardless of wireless carrier.<p>The free Wi-Fi is available along a four-block stretch in Old Pasadena from Pasadena Avenue to Arroyo Parkway.<p>Smartphone and tablet device owners can …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

The Imitation Game: how Alan Turing played dumb to fool US intelligence

On 12 November 1942, the mathematician Alan Turing arrived in New York, bound for Washington DC and the headquarters of the US Secret Service, an organisation now known as the CIA. More than 500 American ships had been sunk by German U-boats since the US began sending supplies across the Atlantic …

Are seals mutilating and killing porpoises? Scientists investigate

A gruesome series of killings has left porpoises stranded on the shores along the North Sea, and scientists now think they have a culprit: gray seals.<p>Turns out those adorable gray seals aren't so cuddly after all. The findings, described in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, reveal a …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

High on Health: CBD in the Food Supply

Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found within the human body. They've been there for 600,000 years or more, but we've only just …

Why You May Be Passive-Aggressive, and Not Even Realize It

<b>We tend to overuse the term passive aggressive.</b><p>Real passive aggressive behavior is a coping mechanism we use when we are afraid of displaying anger, …

Twelve Things You Need to Know to Free Yourself From Anxiety

Anxiety is among the worst of feelings; some consider it the worst. If you suffer from anxiety, try these twelve interventions. Use them to feel …

How Sleeping Too Little Is Ruining Your Cognitive and Emotional Performance

The impact of 'burning the midnight oil' is more far-reaching than you think.<p><i>Firas Kittaneh is the CEO and co-founder of One Mall Group, a group of specialty e-commerce brands including Amerisleep, an eco-friendly luxury mattress company. His award-winning team is focused on bringing housewares</i> …

What to Do When You Can’t Freaking Sleep

It's 2 a.m. Do you know where your shuteye is?<p>You’re probably all too familiar with the easy ways to fall asleep naturally. (Make your bed a giant oasis of fluffy delight that looks like it could be featured in an Anthropologie ad, spray your feather pillow with relaxing lavender mist that you …