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Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

Protons

Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

Near-misses are never quite as exciting as a direct hit that splatters all before it.<p>Still, this week saw the second anniversary of an event that might have changed lives and, well, even wrecked Facebook's march to power. At least, that's what some scientists believe.<p>NASA's own Science News …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

Best rooftop bars around the world | CNN Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best Tours in the Pacific Islands and Oceania 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Australia: Oz for Kids</b><p>Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Port Douglas, Sydney: This private tour hits the highlights with an eye toward engaging kids, with activities like sheep-shearing, eating traditional bush foods, catching mud crabs, and surf lessons at …

Designing with Food

I've been seeing a lot of designs using real food and it's really refreshing specially if relates and reinforces the message. Today I decided to …

Architecture That Makes The Most of Indoor-Outdoor Living

One of the benefits of living in California is getting to spend so much time outdoors all year long and with that being said, it’s no wonder people …

Adobe Releases Two Experimental iPhone Apps Powered By Photoshop

Fix images and create silly photo mashups with these two new apps.<p>Last month, Adobe announced that it would allow developers to plug their mobile apps into some of Photoshop’s most popular features. Today, Adobe Labs (the experimental arm of Adobe) gives us our first taste of what that looks like …

Apps

How to Improve the Audio Quality of Vinyl Records with Wood Glue

One of the first things you learn in the ID shop at design school: Wood glue is for joining wood, welding is great for joining metal, acetone is the …

Woodworking

Social Media is a Spiritual Awakening, Not a Technological One

On January 24, 2012 I sat at my computer monitor in my home office. My heart was pounding, I felt the sweat beads forming on my upper lip, and my …

Social Media

Adventure travel in the age of the online connection

<b>Some of the most remote places in the world are starting to feel less isolated thanks to new technology. This may be good for people who live in them, but for travellers it's a mixed blessing.</b><p>Playa Nancite in the Santa Rosa National Park is a bit different this year. It is still one of Costa Rica's …

Costa Rica

Solar storm passes without incident

<b>A solar storm in the Earth's magnetic field has passed by the Earth with minimal effects, experts say.</b><p>"The freight train has gone by, and is still going by, and now we're just watching for how this is all going to shake out," said Joseph Kunches, a scientist with US weather agency Noaa.<p>The last of …

Magnetism

Forget About ROI, Start Thinking About 'ROE'

Word-of-mouth is gold and social media is the vessel we use to promote it, but how exactly is it accomplished? As businesses we are always looking …

Customer Experience

How to Track Traffic From Pinterest in Google Analytics

Jim Gianoglio is the manager of insight: social & mobile at Lunametrics, a Google Analytics certified partner that also specializes in social media, …

Why Women Are the Most Powerful Brand Ambassadors In the World

Last December I wrote of the need for more brand ambassadors. The need, as I surmised it, was based on a finding from a study conducted by Chief …

Public Relations

What Are the Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

<i>A:</i><p>On June 22, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named the Okavango Delta in Botswana the 1,000th site on its World Heritage List. The list spotlights the world's most important natural wonders and cultural sites, and the Okavango Delta certainly fits the …

iTunes Is Irrelevant. Now What?

The beta release of iTunes 12 is as much of a mess as ever, but Apple doesn’t think it’s worth rebuilding.<p>A tumorous coalescence of features added higgledy-piggledy over 13 years, iTunes is the definition of a Frankenstein app.<p>It’s a media player! It’s a media manager! It’s a mobile device manager! …

More Sex, Please

I thought I would emerge from Shh, a new women-only sensual healing retreat with outposts in England and on Ibiza, with skills to help hone my sexual prowess and render me goddess-like—in short, make me total catnip to men. Instead, I came home with an eyelid stye so hideous it forced me to cancel …

Eric Brunt's Flux Snowshoes Transform With Each Step

I love seeing this kind of nuts-and-bolts industrial design. Seattle-based designer Eric Brunt observed that what makes snowshoes work is their …

The 10 Best Small Cities in America

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots, voted among the best in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's readers, have plenty of cultural attractions, stylish hotels, and charm to spare.<p>See how …

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