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Changhong’s H2 smartphone lets you scan objects for molecular authenticity

Chinese tech company Changhong is unveiling a new smartphone, the H2, that can scan objects for molecular authenticity using a technology developed by Consumer Physics and Analog Devices (ADI).<p>The H2 is the first smartphone to use the Scio molecular identification technology developed by Consumer …

LG's fancy smart fridge has Alexa and Amazon Fresh built right in

LAS VEGAS — Alexa integration is everywhere at CES 2017. The latest gadget to integrate with Amazon's digital assistant? LG's new Smart InstaView …

This robot could one day work aboard the ISS

There's a lot to do aboard the International Space Station (ISS). There are science experiments to be performed and cared for; at least two hours of exercise per astronaut per day to try to prevent loss of bone density and muscle; space walks to work outside the space station; and routine …

Robotics

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

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U.S. Condemns ISIS Kidnapping Of Christians And Other Civilians

Some 230 civilians were reported to have been abducted by the religious militants in the central Syrian province of Homs.<p>The Obama administration on Friday condemned reports that ISIS militants in Syria had kidnapped more than 200 civilians, including dozens of Christians, in the central province …

California child diagnosed with plague after camping at Yosemite

The child with the disease, which is carried by rodents and the fleas that live on them, is the latest of several people infected with it in the western US<p>A child who camped in California’s Yosemite national park has been diagnosed with the plague, the latest of several such infections in the …

Researchers Found A Way To Erase Memories Of Meth In Mice

A major stepping stone for treating addiction<p>The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive …

Official: Suicide car bomb explodes in Kabul killing 4

Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the bomb exploded near a government compound.<p>Dr. Fida Mohammad in the emergency unit of Ibnisina Hospital said early Friday that the injured include 15 children and 20 women. He said most of the injuries were caused by flying …

Articles about 16 modern bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>We’re handing the mic over to our friends at MyDomaine to gather some of the season’s must-haves for entertaining friends and...<p>Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel …

General Motors

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

The Brain

Cross Your Eyes To See Him!

Richard Borwick discovered another phenomenal optical illusion this morning. Sure, we’ve seen the effect in action couple of times before, but then …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba.<p>Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

Impolite Optical Illusions Gallery

I receive over a dozen illusion submissions each day, and sometimes these submissions include somewhat “edgy” content. The problem is, they often …

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Here's the luckiest basket you'll ever see in NBA 2K15

Last week, when an NBA basketball player hit this shot — the clock started with 0.2 seconds on it — I said there's no way we'd ever see that kind of thing in a video game. Now I think we've seen a video game shot that won't be seen in real life, courtesy of <i>NBA 2K15</i>'s MyCareer.<p>Plenty of own-goals …

Houses that Share One Lot in Montreal

Situated on a private lot in the center of Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal, the Siamoises Mentana Boyer project offers something a bit unexpected – …

Living Rooms

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Animal Murals by Fiona Tang Appear to Leap from Gallery Walls | Colossal

<p>Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang creates large-scale murals of animals using charcoal, chalk pastel, and acrylic on paper that at first glance …

Steve Jobs Meets “Swiss Family Robinson” In Awesome Glass Tree House

Designed by Russia’s A. Masow studio, this gorgeous glass confection is a modern-day tree house. The three-storied circular building will be constructed around a 40-foot fir tree; a cylindrical glass shaft and a circular staircase will encapsulate the trunk and its branches, allowing the home’s …

Ocean Park House / Campos Leckie Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is conceived as a domestic landscape that blurs the boundary between interior and exterior …

Architecture

Stop-Motion Animation of Wood Cut Millimeter by Millimeter Creates Waves that Ripple Like Water | Colossal

<p>Waves of Grain is a two minute strata-cut animation by filmmaker Keith Skretch who planed a block of wood in tiny increments and took photographs …

Poland's Forgotten Crooked Forest: What Were They Going to Build With These Strange Trees?

In West Pomerania, Poland, stands a rather odd grove of pine trees. Some 400 of the trees have taken the peculiar shapes you see pictured, while the …

Northern Europe

Exchange Transforms Your Notes or Drawings Into Digital Data

In a time where technology is becoming more and more prevalent in our lives, the intimacy of the handwritten message is fading away. Exchange …

Contemporary Ranch Style Residence Inspiring a State of Well-Being

There are quite a few design tricks out there that can transform a house into a home. This ranch style residence by Stephen Moser Architect achieves …