moxxers

937 Flips | 6 Magazines | 2,567 Likes | 32 Following | 145 Followers | @moxxatron | just passing through

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

An analysis of 10,000 scientific studies on marijuana concretely supports only three medical benefits

More than half the states in the US now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as at least 16 other countries. Yet of the hundreds of purported medical benefits, only three are concretely supported by scientific evidence: treating chronic pain, nausea after chemotherapy, and …

Multiple Sclerosis

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

British Startup Pointr Tapped By U.S. Department Of Homeland Security To Pilot Bluetooth Tracking In American Airports

[id=0]<p>A U.K. indoor navigation startup has secured a $104,140 contract to trial Bluetooth location tracking in U.S. airports, which could one day transform airport security.<p>Founded in London, Pointr works by installing tiny Bluetooth beacons around a venue that can be used by smartphones for …

Homeland Security

Schizophrenia's the Price of Neural Evolution?

Being human isn't all complex tool use and introspection. We also have to live with the side effects of our evolutionary ascent.<p>For instance, walking …

Neuroscience

Fake steaks to be exposed by invisible barcode scannable on smartphones

An “invisible barcode” which can be sprayed onto joints of meat and scanned by consumers using a smartphone will thwart future food fraud, scientists have claimed.<p>The accountancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) is developing an edible signature with an agent used in spices and powdered milk that …

Barcodes

Google DeepMind's AI can detect over 50 sight-threatening eye conditions

Tech industry insiders regularly herald AI as the solution to all of our problems, included those posed by health care.<p>London-based DeepMind, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, focuses heavily on the specifics of using artificial intelligence in health care, and on Monday it released a …

Artificial Intelligence

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

<i>This is the first part of the series,"Escape from the Mayo Clinic." Read the second part here.</i><p><b>Sherburn, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.<p>At the …

Mayo Clinic

A Particle Accelerator Between Your Fingertips

Normally, when you think of particle accelerators you think of very large structures that are made of lots of shiny metal, wires hanging from the ceiling and are normally located in remote locations. But imagine an accelerator that you could hold in your hand, or even just in-between your …

Physics

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

In May, the Justice Department told Americans to reboot their routers. But there's more to do — and NSA says it's up to device makers and the</b> …

Cybersecurity

Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest …

Atoms

Google Stores Location Data Even With 'Location History' Turned Off—Here's How to Stop That

When a user chooses to pause Google’s collection of location data with the “Location History” option, the search giant continues to collect and store …

AdWords

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Mind Games: The Tortured Lives of ‘Targeted Individuals’

Every morning, Liza wakes up and remembers that she’s been tortured. When she looks down at her hands, she can see slightly raised bumps where she …

Mental Disorders

How to Make a Whiskey Sour

We paid Teeling Distillery a visit in Dublin, Ireland, to get the low down on mastering a classic cocktail: the whiskey sour.<p>Teeling’s take—the …

Cocktails

Strange metals are even weirder than scientists thought

Some strange metals are odd in more ways than one, and that could help scientists understand high-temperature superconductors.

Magnetism

Starbucks Tries to Clean Up Its Bitcoin Mess

Starbucks would like to clear up all this Bitcoin confusion.<p>The coffee chain, in an an email to tech and science publication Motherboard, said that …

Bitcoin

"My Brain Made Me Do It" Is Becoming a More Common Criminal Defense

After Richard Hodges pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and residential burglary, he appeared somewhat dazed and kept asking questions that had …

Imaging

What economists still don't get about 2008 crisis

Macroeconomics tends to advance — or, at least, to change — one crisis at a time.<p>The Great Depression discredited the idea that economies were …

Economics

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to …

Silicon Valley

Reading Can Alleviate Loneliness For A Very Specific Reason, According To A New Study

As if you needed another reason to buy more books, a 2011 study found that reading fiction can alleviate loneliness, so schedule a visit to your …

Psychology

Communities Raise Their Voices on Genetic Engineering

Crispr technology may allow scientists to change the environment forever, but working with the affected localities presents a challenge.<p>In recent years, scientists have begun using the gene editing tool Crispr to experiment in the laboratory with altering embryos and changing the DNA of animals. …

Genetics

Creamy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Cake

This creamy Baileys chocolate mousse cake is so rich, chocolatey and really delicious! It is an ideal weekend dessert to impress your family and …

Dessert

Explaining Secret Surveillance

Americans are dangerously vulnerable to unchecked FISA surveillance, but the discussion of the Carter Page warrant misses the real problem.

Surveillance

In the Post 9/11 Era, Understanding the Targeted Individual Phenomenon is No Longer Optional

<i>In the Wake of the Attacks on September 11th 2001, the Targeted Individual Phenomenon Exploded Out from Obscurity, as Millions of Individuals of High</i> …

Surveillance

IBM Showcases Artificial Intelligence Superiority With Project Debater

The IBM algorithm Deep Blue beat chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. It was 2011 when IBM’s Watson won the game show <i>Jeopardy</i>. Shortly after, the IBM Research team was ready to go beyond game playing and began to brainstorm the next feat to challenge an artificial intelligence algorithm. They …

Artificial Intelligence

California mall owner's license plate readers send info to ICE (updated)

Some shopping malls in California are scanning license plates and sending that data to a surveillance vendor that works with -- and sells information to -- Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. That's according to a report by tech watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which discovered that …

Microsoft Azure is becoming a bigger cloud threat to Amazon, here's why

Microsoft remains second in the cloud race, but a new JP Morgan survey of CIOs gives it cause for optimism.<p>A recent CIO survey sent Oracle's shares …

The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification

Now the real work begins<p>It’s been a long time coming, but there’s finally a finished 5G standard. Earlier this week, the 3GPP — the international group that governs cellular standards — officially signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec. It’s another major step toward next-generation …

Report: Cops already have workaround for upcoming iPhone security patch

TNW yesterday reported iOS is getting a security update to block hardware that can unlock an iPhone without owner consent. Today, Grayshift, the company behind said hardware, claimed it could already defeat the features in the planned release.<p>Law enforcement agencies and Apple don’t see eye-to-eye …