Peter Torney

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Millennials want these 7 things in a store’s design

New research reveals elements of a store’s physical design that catch the attention of millennial shoppers, who represent $200 billion in annual …

eCommerce

Seniors with arthritis: here’s your minimum amount of exercise

Even a third of the recommended physical activity can be beneficial for older adults with arthritis, researchers find.<p>Federal guidelines suggest …

Northwestern University

On heartburn drugs? Kidney trouble could surprise you

People taking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors—Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, and Protonix—may not be aware of kidney damage linked to the …

Medicine

Projects

‘Mini Metros’ illustrates 220 subway and light rail systems from around the world

Metros from Ottawa to Mecca to Bangkok<p>These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by Washington, D.C.-based graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they’re also eye-opening. Called “Mini Metros,” the series comprises 220 metro and light rail …

The Psychology of Colors in Marketing

The Psychology of Colors in Marketing infographic is a comprehensive guide to what a colors means in marketing materials. The infographic, created by …

The Future, as Foretold in the Past

The Future, as Foretold in the Past is a timeline of future events based on the stories of famous works of fiction. The article that released the …

What's Your Ideal Workplace?

Based on your own individual personality, the What's Your Ideal Workplace? infographic from Quill.com examines the best types of office environments …

Even Major News Outlets Get DataViz Wrong

Data visualization can be the most powerful, inspiring, and effective tool of a storyteller—as long as it’s accurate. However, a visualization can go …

The U.S. Baby Bust

The U.S. Baby Bust is shown in 5 line charts by the Wall Street Journal. Sometimes a clean & simple line chart is the best way to show your data.<p><i>The</i> …

Mapping the Disciplines of User Experience Design

Mapping the Disciplines of User Experience Design is an uber-complex Venn Diagram. The original concept by Dan Saffer at KickerStudio was given a …

Earth's Temperature Timeline

A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature is another great data visualization design by Randall Monroe at XKCD.com! Real data and a humorous take on …

Earth has its own Star-Trek-like invisible shield

Scientists studying Earth’s Van Allen belts have found an invisible shield that blocks ultrafast electrons from moving deeper into Earth’s atmosphere.<p>…

Astronomy

With Tiny Smartphone Spectrometers, Everybody Can Be A Chemist

Find out what’s inside the stuff around you<p>Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science. By measuring the various properties of light coming from or bouncing off an object, the device can help scientists figure out what paint is made of, or detect the composition of faraway stars. …

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Each beacon will last 18 months, and they are water-resistant and UV-coated to protect the radios, circuitry, and processor inside. They work up to 50 feet from your phone indoors and 150 feet outdoors — all with an accuracy of under a foot. "It's not a proximity device. We're actually measuring …

Internet of Things

Best Home Automation Systems & Software Reviews: DIY & More

Home Automation

The Next Frontier of Medicine - presented by University of California and SlateCustom

The next frontier of medicine isn’t in the depths of an Amazon jungle or in an air-conditioned lab; it’s in the rich and mysterious bacterial swamp …

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

Practice and our genes are not the only factors when it comes to developing special abilities<p>My interest in the science of talent has a personal backstory. By the age of three, I'd had 21 ear infections and after an operation to remove fluid from my ears, it took me an extra step to process speech. …

Will Malaysia Airlines MH370 finally give up its terrible secret?

After a week of false leads, U-turns, wild speculation and outright contradictions, it was hard to believe there could be any more surprises in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.<p>But when Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, finally appeared before the media on Saturday afternoon …

The Week In Numbers: The Top Speed Of A Polar Bear, Quark Mystery Solved, And More

<b>25 miles per hour</b>: the sprinting speed of a polar bear (read about Google's quest to bring polar bears to Street View here)<p><b>500 trillion</b>: the number of particle collisions it took to discover the last as-yet-unproven way of making top quarks<p><b>2016</b>: the year the Hybrid Air powertrain, which propels a …

Star

Latest<p>'Borderlands' Claptrap Now Available as a Talking USB Hub and Car Charger<p>Borderlands 05/11/2018 03:47 pm<p>Borderlands<p>Picnic Aboard the Millennium …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Best New Apps: IFTTT

A Lego set made out of web companies<p>Since it launched in 2010, IFTTT (if this, then that) has been building a Lego set made out of web companies. The free service, which until now has existed only on the web, automates tasks using public APIs from companies including Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, …

Raspberry Pi Limelight Pi Enables Steam Machine Style Game Streaming (video)

If you fancy streaming your games from your PC to your HDTV but just can’t wait or want to purchase a Steam Machine you might be interested in the …

Amazon Bought GoPago’s Mobile Payment Tech And Product/Engineering Team, DoubleBeam Bought The POS Business

Last week, we wrote about how Amazon had quietly acquired mobile payments startup GoPago. Today, some more details about the deal: A source close to the situation confirms that Amazon bought the technology and the engineering/product team of GoPago, but none of the existing point of sale business …

Mozilla’s Asm.js Gets Another Step Closer To Native Performance

Mozilla’s asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that Firefox can run significantly faster than regular JavaScript code. Thanks to the so-called OdinMonkey module for Firefox’s built-in JavaScript engine, asm.js code was running at about 2x native speed in March and this week, the organization …

Greatest air travel mysteries exposed

From the safest seat on a plane to why some airlines don’t include row 13 and what really happens to your waste, we reveal the truth about air …

Flying lies: The most ridiculous mile-high myths

Most of what people <i>think</i> they know about flying is wrong, according to Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the book <i>Cockpit Confidential</i> and …

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire

The job search process is no walk in the park. Applying and interviewing for a job can be stressful and strenuous for the candidate—and the process isn’t always much easier for those trying to fill the open position.<p>Hiring managers take huge risks every day. They strive to recruit top tier talent, …