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Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.<p>Reporting in the …

Mindfulness

Someone Has Finally Discovered Hangover-Free Alcohol

Say goodbye to feeling seedy.<p>Say goodbye to feeling seedy.<p>Enjoying a few beverages but avoiding a hangover is everyone's dream; however soon, it …

Virtual Touch: Inside Technology That Makes VR Feel Real

In a series of experiments in the 1980s, Roland Johansson, a professor of physiology at Sweden’s University of Umea, demonstrated just how important …

Here’s What the Dropbox Breach Should Teach Small Business About Cybersecurity - Small Business Trends

Days after it emerged that details of over 68 million Dropbox users has been leaked online, it now appears an employee reusing a password was to …

Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Reshape Retail

Your camping trip is coming up. You and a friend go shopping for a tent. Spotting one you like, you both crawl inside to check the capacity. But there’s something unusual about this scenario: You’re in Boston. Your buddy is in Houston. And neither of you is anywhere near a sporting goods …

Expert warns sex with robots could be dangerously good

Wanting to find something different when it comes to sex is nothing new, but apparently the craze for sex robots could be risky.<p>We’ve already …

Avoid Static Stretching, Especially Before Weight Training or Sports Practice | Poliquin Article

There’s an abundance of evidence showing that static stretching weakens muscles, making it the last thing you want to do as part of your warm-up.<p>A …

Exercise

Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

Aptonomy Inc. has developed drone technology that could make prison breaks, robberies or malicious intrusions of any kind impossible for mere mortals.<p>Dubbing it a kind of “flying security guard,” the company has built its systems on top of a drone often used by movie-makers, the DJI S-1000+, a …

Carnegie Mellon University

Driverless Cars Are Missing A Human Touch

Two recent highway accidents involving the Tesla Model S have left motorists, police and the general public scratching their heads. Meanwhile, Uber is preparing to introduce its first driverless cars in Pittsburgh. Driverless cars appear to not be ready for prime time, although drivers distracted …

The Exercise Even Lazy Girls Can Get Behind

I was buzzing when I climbed off my winged unicorn. I’d spent the previous 20 minutes soaring through clouds, Pegasus’ wings beating to keep me …

The A to Z of social media for academia

Why should academics be using social media? And which social media should they be using? There are so many tools and networks that could be of …

Artificial Intelligence Intersects with Autonomous Vehicles

In his tenth post in the series, Marshall Kirkpatrick focuses on the intersection between artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. By way of …

The bizarre psychology of the bronze medal win

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui's memorable stunned-yet-thrilled reaction to winning the bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke final at the Olympic Games in Rio last week made the Internet love her even more.<p>"I was that fast? I am so happy," she ecstatically exclaimed in a post-race interview …

Olympics

Why Smart People Are Lazier than Their Dumb Friends

According to a new study, people with a high need for cognition are more likely to spend their days lounging around and not exercising.<p>According to a new study published this month by the <i>Journal of Health Psychology</i>, people who prefer not to spend their time thinking tend to be more physically …

Audi’s New Technology Is the Beginning of the End of Traffic Lights - MIT Technology Review

Audi has announced it is rolling out a feature in some of its new vehicles that allows them to communicate with traffic lights. It’s a neat trick …

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!<p>In the old days (read: five years ago) lifting weights was simple. The "rules" went something like this:<p>To build …

Extreme Sports

Tesla faults brakes, but not autopilot, in fatal crash

Tesla Motors told Senate investigators that its crash-prevention system failed to work properly in a fatal crash but said its Autopilot technology …

Tesla Employees Say They Tried to Warn Elon Musk About Autopilot Dangers

Before fatal crash, Tesla CEO dismissed fears that autonomous driving feature was unsafe.<p>Sometimes you really don't want to have to say, "I told you so." Some of Tesla's employees are feeling that way right now. A few weeks ago, the company revealed that a Model S in autopilot mode crashed into the …

How Vector Space Mathematics Reveals the Hidden Sexism in Language - MIT Technology Review

Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The …

Machine Learning

The AI Bots Are About To Get Emotional

Straight out of science fiction, artificially intelligent machines could soon learn to mimic and manipulate human feelings<p>We already interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Furby and Clippy were early forms; driverless cars and Facebook's chatbots pick up the mantle today. But if …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's How Hackers Use Laptops to Steal Cars

Remember how car theft was becoming a thing of the past? Well don’t look now, but a new generation of thieves have figured out how to defeat the …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Now Scientists Are Teaching a Robot to Hunt Prey

Some scientists are hard at work making a “kill switch” to overpower a too-strong AI and protect us, if needed. Others are specifically teaching …

Why "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness" Is Wrong

Image source: Getty Images.<p>One of the most important decisions people face is what they'll spend the vast majority of their 9-to-5 time doing. Because adults spend about half their waking lives at work, there are countless pieces of advice for people considering different careers.<p>One adage for job …

Fast fluency: Can we identify quick language learners?

Ever wonder why some people seem to learn new languages faster? The secret might lie in the brain activity they generate while relaxing.

The Brain

Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode

The autopilot sensors on the Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright sky<p>The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors on Thursday evening, a development that is sure to cause consumers to second-guess the trust …

Tesla

Power to the People: How One Unknown Group of Researchers Holds the Key to Using AI to Solve Real Human Problems

In the last few years, a series of spectacular research results have drawn the world’s attention to the field of machine learning. Excitement for AI …

BMW to develop driverless car technology with Intel, Mobileye

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021.<p>The logo of German manufacturer BMW is seen at a 1957 BMW 503 Coupe Serie 1 car during a preview of an auction by Swiss …

A 10-year-old girl won a fellowship for PhDs to design a robot and make the sad streets of Paris happy again

Anyone who has ever felt underqualified for a job they were applying for just got a new hero. A fearless 10-year-old girl named Eva submitted an application for a summer fellowship program in Paris meant for experienced data scientists and urban designers—and won.<p>According to a viral Facebook post …

Robotics

The 1 Type of Complaining That Will Make You Feel Better, According to Science

Study after study shows complaining makes people miserable. This is the one exception.<p>Complaining is bad for your mood, your brain, your listener, and even your body, according to a boatload of scientific research. So why do people do it anyway?<p>We're not masochists, obviously. Most of us love to …