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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

Death in L.A. can be an odd undertaking<p>You’ve made some bargains. We all have. Maybe you allow yourself a single Tommy’s burger every six months. …

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

Europe’s FDA equivalent has just approved IRIDICA, a system that could change how doctors fight infectious diseases.<p>There is a diagnostic platform sitting in a hospital in Paris that can identify over 1,000 disease-causing pathogens in just six hours and could potentially save hundreds of thousands …

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 …

Rechargeable Batteries

Can 3-D Printed Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

A new project will print homes for charity–if it can get funding.<p>The best way of solving homelessness, many advocates argue, is just to give people homes. Though it sounds simplistic–and expensive–a “housing first” policy in places like Utah and Boston actually saves the government money. Now a …

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 …

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 - Futurity

Scientists are developing ways to fight a dangerous toxin found in food crops around the world.

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 …

Quantum Mechanics

Head injuries cause young brains to act old - Futurity

A traumatic brain injury can cause toxic waste to build up in a young brain—perhaps setting the stage for dementia later in life.

The Brain

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

AT&Tand 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 …

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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

One of the few who knew that Bletchley had cracked Enigma was Ian Fleming – working in naval intelligence – but the Americans were kept in the dark<p>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 …

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, …

Emotional Intelligence

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 …

Mark Twain

How Sleeping Too Little Is Ruining Your Cognitive and Emotional Performance | Inc.com

<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 online to a larger consumer base using cutting-edge technology. Learn more about</i> …

Sleep

What to Do When You Can’t Freaking Sleep

<b>Don't Think Past Tonight</b><br>Part of the problem with not being able to sleep is that you start overthinking your current situation. As you’re lying there with your dinner-plate eyes, you start thinking about how terrible tomorrow is going to be since you’ll be running on empty, and then you start …