Scott Porter

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Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind

<b>Listen · 6:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When does our brain become our mind? Our heart? How does it become us, whatever we are? And how do we live with memories when they begin to burst inside?<p>E.L. Doctorow's new novel is called <i>Andrew's Brain</i>, and it plunges inside the brain of a man who …

Overflowing Garbage And Rats: There's (Gonna Be) An App For That

Wireless sensors could warn city planners when garbage cans are missing or broken, which often precedes rat outbreaks.<p>A new idea could help reduce overflowing garbage cans and rat outbreaks: fitting trash receptacles with sensors that can tell how full they are, and when they are broken or go …

CES 2014: This Ball Trains You To Have A Perfect Free Throw [Video]

"More arc, puny human."<p>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. This robot basketball uses sensors to detect how well you're shooting and dribbling, then gives you feedback until you're doing it flawlessly. Check it out …

Personal genetics firm GeneLink hit with an FTC lawsuit for false advertising

It looks like the FDA smackdown on 23andMe was only the beginning. Another personal genetics firm, GeneLink Biosciences, has been charged with false advertising by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on the grounds that the company didn't have the requisite scientific grounds to market its services …

CES 2014: Does Smart Jewelry Take Wearable Tech Too Far?

Believe it or not, a Bluetooth necklace could do some good.<p>From Razer's Nabu smartband to the Pebble Steel smartwatch, there are wrist-worn devices aplenty debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. But UK-based CSR is betting on a different kind of wearable tech: bling. They brought two …