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How Scientists Hope to Improve Tornado Forecasting

Can warnings be issued as much as 30 minutes ahead?<p>Tornadoes have claimed 29 lives in six states since Sunday, while warnings remained in place for 75 million Americans on Tuesday. The devastation is a reminder that forecasting still needs to get better, says a leading government scientist.<p>Louis …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Top 10

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

Tim Tuttle was already very familiar with this letdown. He had dedicated the first part of his career to artificial intelligence (AI)–earning a Ph.D. …

Artificial Intelligence

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the …

Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB only has 10GB of user available storage | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB model will only offer 10.7GB of user available storage.</b><p>According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S5 will offer 10.7GB out of the …

Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do

The law has spoken: you can’t use your cell phone when driving unless it’s hands-free, except in cases where you want to look at your smartphone map. …

Nanotech roundup: turning seawater into drinking water, and body power

This month's roundup includes the promise of a filter that extracts salt from seawater, and a battery powered by the heart<p>Graphene, the sheet of carbon just one atom thick, has already featured a few times on this blog thanks to its unique promise for many applications. Could it even turn seawater …

These 3-D Printed Covers Make Prosthetics Stylish

Making prosthetics something to show off to the world, not something to hide.<p>A typical prosthetic leg looks pretty utilitarian–a thin metal or carbon fiber pylon rod that, unsurprisingly, many amputees would rather hide under clothing than show off. But why shouldn’t prosthetics look as good as any …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

New York Tests Laser Detection System For Subway Tracks

Lasers that scan for people on tracks might just save a few commuters' lives.<p>In December of 2012, Ki Suk Han was fatally pushed onto the train tracks at Manhattan's 49th Street subway station. The <i>New York Post</i> rain a picture of Han on its front page, showing him moments before death, clinging to …

MTA

Joshua Tree’s Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Joshua Tree

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

Silk Road 2.0 rises from the ashes - with improvements

The new login page pokes fun at the FBI's seizure boilerplate.<p>Just five weeks after the shutdown of the Silk Road and the arrest of the man who allegedly ran it, the world's most notorious Internet black marketplace for drugs and other contraband is back online. There's a new Dread Pirate Roberts …

A Space-Age Wheelchair, Without The Bumps And Stigma

“He said he gave up going even two blocks away,” Sugie says. “One reason was he didn’t want to be seen. There is a negative stigma attached to the …

San Francisco

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Cape Cod

3 Technologies That Could Have Prevented This Summer's Train Crashes

Three distinctly different, deadly train accidents happened around the world this summer, but they might have been prevented with technology that already exists.<p>Three distinctly different, deadly train accidents happened around the world this summer, but they might have been prevented with …

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or you can't upgrade the memory. Or once the screen breaks, that's it, game over. Or you have found another phone with, say, a camera that better suits your needs. You have to …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

Everything We Know About Nutrition May Be Wrong

For 40 years, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion has been ask­ing people what they eat in an at­tempt to un­der­stand the …

Holistic Medicine

FYI: Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Short answer: the egg.<p>Chickens, as a species, became chickens through a long, slow process of evolution. At some point, a chicken-like bird produced an offspring that, due to some mutation in its DNA, crossed the threshold from mere chicken likeness into chicken actuality. That is to say, a …