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The app that makes music from your heartbeat could also save you a trip to the doctor

BioBeats, the big data company that made it possible for you to dance along to music tuned to your heartbeat, announced today that it now hopes to venture into more serious health and wellness apps. With $650,000 in seed funding, its team wants to get people thinking about their health before (and …

Digital Health

Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

A far fetched idea inches ever-closer to reality<p>IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It's a lofty, almost sci-fi task that's likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

Gary Marcus: Enhancing Creativity

Gary Marcus, who directs New York University's Center for Language and Music, talks with Kurt Andersen about scientific efforts to find and describe …

So You Think You're Creative?

We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with professor …

How Creative Are You?

The man nicknamed "the father of creativity" was psychologist E. Paul Torrance. In the 1940s he began researching creativity in order to improve …

Why Knowing Yourself Is Everything and How To Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If your understanding of yourself is not strong, you are doomed to interact far less effectively with family, friends and colleagues.<p>And yet, to see …

Outsourcing

4 Steps to Building Greater Resilience

Over the last seven years or so, I’ve been on a journey to discover what it really means to be ‘me’. This time has included some of the darkest …

The Twenty-Somethings Guide To Embracing Change, Running And The Quest Of Life. | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Some want to change their fitness because they want to look better. Some because they want to move better. Some because they want to feel better.<p>It …

Who You Are And Who You Think You Are | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is a difference between who you are and your IDEA of who you are. Furthermore, there is a GIGANTIC difference between the person you are …

Outsourcing

How to be Great at Delivering Bad News | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

One of the best scenes in the 2011 movie <i>Moneyball</i> is when assistant Peter Brand, played by Jonah Hill, is tasked with trading Oakland Athletics …

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

Motivation

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Maxx-Studio<p>Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

7 March 2018<p>I read recently that turtles were being "cold-stunned" and sharks were freezing to death in the ocean off the north-eastern US coast. …