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U.S. Military Will Develop Brain Implants to Treat PTSD - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | May 27, 2014 1:27 pm<p>DARPA’s SUBNETS program seeks new neurotechnology for analyzing neuronal activity across sub-networks of the …

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

In The Future, 'MagnetoSperm' Robots Might Deliver Medicine Throughout Your Body

Super-small robots called MagnetoSperm (yes, MagnetoSperm) may one day swim around inside of us in order to deliver medicines to otherwise unnavigable parts of our bodies, such as blood vessels.<p>Named both for their dependence on magnetic fields in order to move around and their sperm-like …

Nail Polish Is the Next Wearable Tech

The best manicure of your life may be just around the corner. From a sensor that helps you quit smoking to an LED light that reminds you to take …

The High-Tech Headband That Can Make Your Stressed Brain Happy Again

Muse is wearable technology, but it doesn’t create mind-blowing experiences. Just the opposite. Muse is a brain sensing headband that measures how overwhelmed your brain is from everything life throws at it — and it helps calm your mind and rid yourself of unproductive and unhealthy stress. This is …

This Grocery Store In Berlin Will Have Zero Packaging

Original Unpacked won’t have any plastic containers or paper wrapping–but tell that to the line of other package-free grocery stores that have tried that, and failed.<p>Walk down the aisles of a typical grocery store, and basically everything is in a package–in some stores, even the produce is …

Sustainability

The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever Makes Its First Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 took 50 engineers, 80 technological partners, and 100 technical advisors 12 years to conceptualize, design, and build. All of their work culminated in this week's two hour-long test flight.

Beating brain tumours with a scorpion sting paint

Brain surgery is one of the most delicate operations a surgeon can perform. But soon they could be able to paint tumours to make them easier to see – thanks to one of nature’s deadliest venoms. (WARNING: Contains graphic footage of medical procedures)<p>Dealing with brain tumours can be tricky. …

Tumors

This Little Pill Can Tell You When Your Water’s Bad And Your Meat’s Rotten

The same type of technology used to make minty-fresh breath strips melt on your tongue could soon be used to detect dangerous contaminants in water.<p>At first, minty-fresh breath strips vowed to transform the way people prepared for a make-out session. But researchers say that the sugary, flexible …

Drugstore

Textual healing: are apps the future of therapy?

One company wants to connect patients and therapists on smartphones, but not everyone's convinced the idea has merit<p>Compared with finding a therapist in a big city, signing up for text-message therapy was a breeze. All I had to do was open an app on my phone, pick a username, and type my first …

This New Ceiling Fan Design Solves A Problem That All Ceiling Fans Have Had Since 1882

Big Ass Solutions, which started out in 1999 just making industrial ceiling fans, just announced that it will be selling a commercial and residential smart fan that learns from its environment to create optimal temperatures in a room.<p>"It was obvious to us that residential fans had not changed in …

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Africa's rising population and youth unemployment challenge

In Kenya, a social enterprise is creating work for young people by training them to sell products their communities need – can the model be scaled up?<p>If young people are a gift to both their communities and the world, as Wangari Maathai suggested on receiving the Nobel peace prize in 2004, then …

10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes Magazine

A Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes.<p>The interview …

A Guy With No Engineering Experience Invented A Wheelchair That Can Go Anywhere, Even Through Water

Brad Soden makes go-anywhere, do-anything wheelchairs under the well-chosen company name of Tankchair, and we learned all about his business in this excellent write-up on Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Tankchairs sit on treads, enabling them to cross all kinds of terrain that would leave a conventional …

Cyber Plants With Built-In Sensors Will Help Fight Climate Change And Pollution

“One day you will step into the garden to look at the flowers – and the flowers will look back at you”. That’s how researchers of the EU-funded PLEASED (Plants Employed As SEnsing Devices) project describe their vision. Plants, in this case are not seen only as inanimate objects – as we often tend …

Vine

Apple starts banning apps that reward video views and social sharing

With revamped policies in the iOS 8 App Store, <i>Candy Crush</i> and other apps that reward you for social sharing could soon be booted. Apps that provide users incentives for sharing on social networks aren't the only ones to violate Apple's latest terms and conditions for developers; those that provide …

Aston Martin Vanquish starts our engines in green (pictures)

An 11-Year-Old Created This Gorgeous Animated Google Doodle

The illustration on Google's homepage on Monday may look pretty whimsical, but it's spotlighting a very serious issue: clean water. Not bad for an 11-year-old from Long Island.<p>Audrey Zhang, a fifth-grader from Levittown, N.Y., is the winner of this year's Doodle 4 Google competition, rising to the …

WATCH: This Is What Grand Theft Auto V Looks Like on PlayStation 4

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to the PlayStation 4 this fall. Sony announced the port during its press conference Monday at E3. The …

Grand Theft Auto

Snapchat Wins Because You Have No Attention Span

What makes Snapchat so addictive, according to the standard refrain, is that it lets people send incriminating pictures guilt-free. Instead of us being self-destructive, it's the messages that self-destruct.<p>But for many Snapchatters, the appeal of the photo-sharing app lies somewhere else entirely: …

Sony Announces Its Apple TV Killer, PlayStation TV

The company announced it will release the PlayStation TV for $99 in the US and Canada this fall during its E3 conference.<p>Users will be able to play a variety of PS3, PlayStation One, and PSP classic games through Sony's streaming game service PlayStation Now. PlayStation TV owners will also have …