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Google’s Project Ara founder creates a smart lamp to teach you better habits

We’re always looking for ways to motivate ourselves around learning new behaviors, whether it’s reading more, getting more exercise, or even spending more time writing. Perhaps technology is the obvious place to turn for help, and a new company has developed a lamp that it believes contains the …

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What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach President Obama's Critics About Equality

I was touring the Gettysburg National Park battlefields when I learned that Maine’s governor, Paul Lepage, had joined 10 other states in suing …

Tutankhamun’s blade ‘made from meteorite,’ study reveals

Ever since it was discovered wrapped in the folds of Tutankhamun's mummy in 1925, an ancient Egyptian dagger has puzzled historians.<p>How did the boy pharaoh's craftsmen make an iron blade of such quality that it survived more than 3,000 years inside a sarcophagus without turning to rust?<p>Scientists …

Egypt

OnePlus is ditching its invite system once and for all

The worst part about OnePlus phones? Trying to buy them. All three of the company's phones have been sold, at least initially, using an often frustrating invite system. Fans could obtain one by completing various competitions, responding to social media posts or by cajoling their friends who had …

This lamp is illuminated by your phone's LED

Do you really need to buy a lightbulb when your phone has a powerful LED already built in? This is the question an Israeli company hopes to answer with its new product the UpLamp, which it's describing as "the first lampless light." Instead of relying on a bulb, the lamp directs and distributes a …

Microsoft says partners can build Windows Holographic devices with wider fields of view

At its Computex Taipei keynote today, Microsoft announced sweeping plans to build off its HoloLens experiment by creating a fully fledged Windows Holographic platform for hardware partners. The platform is aimed at VR and AR headset makers; Microsoft demonstrated an HTC Vive working in tandem with …

Push for encryption law falters despite Apple case spotlight

WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a “back door” to encrypted communications and electronic devices, such as the iPhone used by one …

Privacy

ConAgra Foods stock seen rising 30 percent: Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ConAgra Foods’ stock (CAG.N) could climb up to 30 percent in the coming months as the U.S. packaged food company seeks to shed businesses, improve existing brands and achieve lower overheads, Barron’s said in its latest online edition.<p>ConAgra Foods production facility is seen …

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Data Analysis From Paris Raid on Google Will Take Months, Possibly Years

Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week’s raid of Google’s Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor …

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Swiss region: Muslim boys must shake female teachers' hands

GENEVA (AP) — A school board in northern Switzerland said Wednesday that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do so, ruling that their parents could face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (about $5,000) if they don't.<p>A …

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Welcome to the future of holographic computing

Ask Sebastien Motte and John Howard about the post-smartphone future of computing innovation, and the two Seattle-area technology industry veterans …

Augmented Reality

Why IQ matters more than grit

How to think about intelligence — a conversation with an IQ researcher.<p>Intelligence quotient — or IQ — can be an awkward topic.<p>As I wrote yesterday, there's a mountain of research showing that it's a genuinely powerful predictor of your health, prosperity, and well-being. But because IQ is …

Delving into the Welsh Dark Ages

<b>Manuscripts chronicling the history of Wales and Britain from Roman rule onwards are a new focus for experts.</b><p>The Welsh Chronicles are a collection of texts that both attempt to mark historical events - and according to some - act as propaganda.<p>It has been suggested that some of the texts even urge …

Scientists weigh in against the NFL’s war on physics and Tom Brady — Quartz

If you’re not an American football fan, think of this as a story of a $13 billion company that can’t get its head around basic science.<p>Fans are all too aware of the multi-year battle—with an estimated joint cost of $20 million—between the National Football League (NFL) and a marquee player, Tom …

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Lithium-Ion Will Be Tough To Beat, Says Argonne Battery Whiz

People who are working on next-generation batteries often put lithium-ion down, saying the current technology is too costly, too flammable, or too limited to meet the clean energy and clean transportation demands of the future.<p>But four years into a five-year effort to develop a better battery at …

Clean Energy

China's floating buses will ride above the roads

To ease congestions in its bigger cities, a Chinese firm has shown off a concept for a bus that drives over the traffic.<p>China knows that simply sending in more buses to its busier cities isn't going to help ease congestion. But put those buses on stilts? Now you're talking.<p>A Beijing company has …

Transportation

As Virtual Reality Grows, Augmented Reality Hits the Spotlight

With the excitement growing as Facebook's Oculus and HTC's Vive hit homes, the tech industry has begun to pay close attention to the sleeping giant of Augmented Reality.<p>Facebook's purchase of Oculus Rift in 2014 was, at the time, seen as confusing. It was, however, the spark that ignited an entire …

The work of Neanderthals: Ancient ring-like structures from 176,000 years ago

Deep in a dark cave in southwestern France lie half a dozen mysterious structures that scientists believe were built by Neanderthals 176,000 years ago -- about 140,000 years before the first modern humans arrived in Europe.<p>The structures, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, are located in …

Anthropology

The enduring whiteness of the American media

Over the course of 2014, America seemed to reawaken to one of its oldest preoccupations: the reality of how race is lived in the United States, and in particular the many stark disparities that persist between black and white people.<p>The continued existence of racial inequality in the United States …

Journalism

A new digital archive promises to unlock the stories of fugitive American slaves

Among the millions of people enslaved in the United States before 1865, hundreds of thousands attempted to flee from those who held them in bondage.<p>Some left temporarily to protest mistreatment. Others sought to reunite with loved ones from whom they had been forced apart. Many simply wanted …

Black History

23-year-old On A Mission To Overturn Costly Philippine Power Industry

When Leandro Leviste studied at Yale University, he heard about Elon Musk’s designs for Solarcity. Leviste had bought stocks in Tesla, Musk’s electric car brand, when they were cheap and sold them for $200 apiece at just the right time. Now he wants to cash in again: follow Musk’s mission by …

Renewable Energy

Is Mindfulness Christian?

The practice of mindfulness, coupled or uncoupled from traditional seated meditation, has exploded in popularity in recent years. Corporations and universities and even elementary schools bring in experts to lead workshops and foster ongoing sessions. Hospitals and doctors recommend it as a …

Top TSA official removed from his position in wake of scrutiny

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration's assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny.<p>The change was announced Monday night by the House Oversight Committee's official Twitter …

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Microsoft wants you to share your 3D printer over your network

Sure, you can use your old-school paper printer from virtually any device in your home. But what if you want to use your 3D printer in the den while you're lounging in the living room? Microsoft might just come to your aid. It recently released a Windows 10 IoT Core app (currently only for the …

A Battery Made From Metal and Air Is Electrifying the Developing World

Lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. After becoming the de facto battery in laptops and cell phones over the years, they’re now starting to …

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Socialism in America

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …