Laurella Dotan

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Mayor Bloomberg's Risky Business initiative will find out how much global warming hurts the national economy

The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City and its surrounding areas appear to have made a lasting impression on Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He created a $20 billion plan to prepare his city for future extreme weather events, and now he thinks that the entire nation needs a similar …

Flying cars: Radical concept design aims high

An ambitious firm has revealed their plans for a new type of personal air transport vehicle that takes off and lands like a helicopter. Will the idea fly?<p>I received an email this week from a researcher based in Los Angeles, who I wanted to interview. “I hope to be back before 4pm,” it read. “Of …

Wireless bio-absorbable circuits could kill bacteria

Remote-controlled, dissolvable electronic implants have been created that could help attack microbes, provide pain relief and stimulate bone growth.<p>The spread of bacteria resistant to antibiotics – popularly called superbugs – is threatening to put the clock back 100 years to the time when routine, …

Augmenting Social Reality in the Workplace - MIT Technology Review

Can we use data about people to alter physical reality, even in real time, and improve their performance at work or in life? That is the question …

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Cities: How crowded life is changing us

More than half the world’s population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too. And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people’s lives.<p>Cities cover just 3% of the planet's land surface, but are already home to …

A Chat With Alex Stupak; Awesome Restaurant Bathrooms

· Q & A With Empellon's Alex Stupak [JBF]<br>· 11 Awesome Restaurant Bathrooms [SENY]<br>· Long Island Restaurant Set to Make a Return [JVNY]<br>· Amanda Bynes Parties at Marquee [NYP]<br>· Someone Stole the Burger Shop Sign on St. Mark's Place [EV Grieve]<br>· DOH Shutters Simit & Smith [WSR]<br>· A Look at Lafayette's …

Here's One Way to Celebrate 420: With a Pot Leaf Nail Art Pop-Up

On Saturday, which is conveniently both <b>Record Store Day</b> and stoner holiday <b>420</b>, nail artist <b>Christina Rinaldi</b> is hosting a weekend pop-up shop featuring "the finest plant inspired nails, apparel and accessories." Plant here <i>not</i> having anything to do with marigolds.<p>The merchandise up for grabs will …

How your brain chunks ‘moments’ into ‘events’ - Futurity

PRINCETON (US) — Scientists say they have a new explanation for how the brain breaks …

Experiment Gives Phantom Limb Syndrome To People Who Have All Of Their Limbs

A simple illusion caused subjects to mentally process an extra hand.<p>You've probably heard of phantom limb syndrome. Because of odd wiring in the brain, a majority of amputees get the (frequently painful) sensation of having a limb, even after it's gone. But a team has shown that you don't have to …

Why your 'seesaw' brain can't stay on task - Futurity

U. FLORIDA (US) — When we try to concentrate on a specific task, different parts …

Selfishness can spread to the socially minded - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Individuals don’t want to be “suckered” into giving if others in …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

Can technology reduce our need to sleep?

Our pick of the week’s science and technology stories, including the search for sleep cures, why Facebook won’t install a Dislike button and medical crises on planes.<p>A beginner’s guide to immortality<br>Venkatesh Rao | Ribbonfarm | 10 April 2013<br>“Human life is like walking into a movie halfway through, …

The Violence Within Us : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we're all capable of violence.

33 Colorful And Airy Spring Living Room Designs

Only some days are left before spring comes but its light breath can be felt already. Here are some ideas how to decorate your living room in a …

Lounge on a Cloud in Your Living Room with the Cirrus Sofa

When we envision the comfiest, softest places we could possibly lie upon, clouds are often at the top of the list. The Cirrus sofa set by Dizajno may …

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