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3D-printed splint used to help a baby breathe again

3D printing doesn't have to be limited to tchotchkes. The production method has already proven its utility in surgery, and now a doctor has used 3D printing to help save a baby's life. The baby was born with a condition known as tracheomalacia that left him with a trachea susceptible to collapsing …

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

The Future

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

The Garbage Man

Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.<p>In December 2001, American environmental activist Jim Puckett traveled to the town of Guiyu in southeast China to look for old computers. He’d learned that electronic waste from the West was finding its way to Guiyu, and the …

Pollution

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

Charlotte Moss's Wine List

Our guest pop-up editor for the November 2013 issue shares her favorite wines. Try a few of these at your next party.<p><b>White:</b><br>2010 One Woman Wines Estate Reserve Chardonnay, $40<p>2008 Baron de Ladoucette, Pouilly-Fume, $95<p>2010 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, $21<p>2010 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay, $60<p>2011 …

Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And …

SeedTabs on Twitter: "@seedtabs is now donating seeds to schools for every Twitter and FB follower! Join us! http://t.co/wP7BaJxqvy"

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Apple wins, Samsung loses, lawyers win, you lose, Samsung device bans likely, blah, blah blah

Apple won a round in its seemingly never-ending legal battles with Samsung today, making it more likely that Apple will be able to deny Samsung the ability to import some of its smartphone models into the U.S.<p>Which sounds scary, but is actually ultimately meaningless.<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far …

Grizzly Peak View

Man buys cheap desk on Craigslist, finds $98,000 inside

A Connecticut man snags an online shopping bargain for under $200 and then actually returns the small fortune he discovers inside.<p>In today's edition of "Your Morals, Tested," we ask what would you do if you found an ungodly amount of money attached to a casual online purchase?<p>Please imagine your …

Personal Finance

Smartphone microphone skin tattoos? Motorola already has a patent application on it

Motorola wasn’t kidding back in May during an interview when it said it’s working on a variety of mobile-related wearable devices, a recently discovered patent application reveals.<p>Filled a year before that interview, in May 2012, the patent describes “coupling an electronic skin tattoo to a mobile …

Mobile

Surprise! ABC Family and Fox Are the Gayest Networks on TV

The networks with the most LGBT are ABC Family and Fox—once considered the most conservative channels on television. Here's how they became out and …

Google Helpouts Is Here to Help You With Basically Anything

Have you ever been working on something, a special project or something outside the realm of normal day-to-day work stuff, and you find yourself …

Lockheed Martin Is Developing A Hypersonic Spy Plane

No need to be stealth if you're flying at Mach 6.<p>The SR-71 Blackbird, iconic supersonic Cold War spy plane adopted by the X-Men as their vehicle of choice, might finally have a replacement. The Blackbird was retired in 1999, and since then there's been a serious deficit in crazy-fast spy planes …

Aviation

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom coming exclusively to AT&T November 8

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is quite a strange device that Samsung took a risk releasing. It’s a mid-to-low-end device merged with a point and shoot …

Staples Begins Selling Square Stand

Mobile payment startup Square launched its Square Stand for the iPad in May, in a bid to help store owners replace cash registers, and now the accessory has gone on sale in Staples outlets in the US.<p>Back in July, the Square Stand hit its first physical retail stores — the Apple Store and Best Buy — …

'Poor people aren't making ends meet': inside payday lending

New School professor Lisa Servon worked at a check-cashing store and a payday lender, and was surprised by what she found<p>Lisa Servon is a professor of urban policy at the New School in New York who studies low-income communities. In 2012, she decided to take her research a little deeper.<p>"I have …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …

Public Speaking

Here Are The Airlines That Can Now Offer WiFi During Landing And Takeoff

WiFi provided by Gogo — used by American Airlines, Delta, United, US Airways and other carriers — does not work at low altitudes.<p>Spokesperson Steve Nolan told Business Insider the antennas on its towers are set up to beam WiFi to planes at cruising altitude, not on the ground. They could be …

American Airlines