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An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

These molecule-sized wires could stop the computer industry from hitting a brick wall

In case you missed it, the end of the age of ever-faster computers is nigh. In his speech (pdf) at last summer’s Hot Chip conference, Bob Colwell, Intel’s former chief architect, said Moore’s law—the prediction that computer power doubles every 18-24 months, which has held largely true since Intel …

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself More Creative, And Productive, Tomorrow

From Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People report: Simon Rich, one of the most productive writers we know, outlines 5 steps to upping your own creativity quotient.<p>As we’ve noted here before, Simon Rich is a mind-bogglingly prolific creative force. At 29, he’s built a body of work that includes …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things that <i>are</i> there." Which is another way of saying that physics is weird. And particle physics – …

Confronting The Reality Of US Broadband Performance

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Richard Bennett is a Senior Fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and co-author of ITIF’s 2013 report, “The Whole Picture: Where America’s Broadband Networks Really Stand.” Follow him on Twitter @iPolicy.</i><p>We’ve all heard the story: America’s broadband …

Free information, as great as it sounds, will enslave us all

Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors. Clothes are always brand new designs …

Computer Science

The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better

LinkedIn can accelerate your career–if you understand this key to the site.<p>For its founder Reid Hoffman, launching LinkedIn ten years ago was like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down–but what vehicle hath he wrought upon the working world?<p>Writing at <i>HBR</i>, social media …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

These 10 Countries Are The Most Prosperous In The World, And They Don’t Include The U.S.

Will we be left out of the “new economic world order”?<p>If you were to look at one measure of a country’s economic health, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) alone leaves out plenty of the factors that make a country a pleasant–or prosperous–place to live. That’s why, in the depths of a global recession …

Infographic: Where You Should Look For A Job

The unemployment rate may be down, but it’s hard to know if the economy is actually getting better. And it’s even harder to know if the economy is getting better for <i>you</i>. Recovery isn’t even across the board, which is why Justin Fox broke it down in a simple chart that asks “Who’s Been Hiring? (And …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

6 Habits Of Resilient People

What makes some people persevere through trying circumstances while others begin flailing at the first sign of crisis? Understanding the key qualities of resilient people is the first step to cultivating that bounce-back quality in yourself.<p>On April Fool’s Day 2011, I was unexpectedly diagnosed …

15 Tech Trends That Will Define 2014, Selected By Frog

Drones, driverless cars, and the digital dragon of China are just some of the things that will change our economy, and our lives, this year.<p>Through a pessimistic lens, 2013 looked like the dystopian future we’ve been warned about. We learned the NSA can spy on our every word, right as Google shared …

South Korea's 5G To Let Citizens Download A Full Movie In One Second

And the country's science ministry wants people on the fastest bullet trains to be able to surf the Internet.<p>South Korea's science ministry is investing $1.5 billion in building 5G wireless service for the country by 2020, AFP reports.<p>Some of the things the ministry wants 5G to do include …

A new equation for intelligence

Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It's F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex …

Artificial Intelligence

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car

The future of self-driving cars means working in gridlock. Joy?<p>In the age of self-driving cars, you’ll have no excuse for slacking off during your commute. That’s because the office of the future might very well be your car.<p>Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer that has specialized in designing …

Perlman's pCell: The super-fast future of wireless networking, or too good to be true? - ExtremeTech

Perlman’s pCell: The super-fast future of wireless networking, or too good to be true?<p>By on February 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

A New App Turns Fractals Into Ornate Art

As a mathematical concept, the fractal can be intimidating. Benoit Mandelbrot, the Polish-born mathematician who coined the term, defined a fractal …

How Texas Lost the World’s Largest Super Collider

When the discovery of the last particle in the Standard Model of physics, the Higgs boson, was announced in the spring of 2012 many physicists, …

Researchers close in on experiments that could solve physics' 'biggest single problem'

The theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity have held up time and again at describing the physics of our universe at a micro and a macro scale, but when it comes to gravity, the two pose a major problem that physicists haven't been able to resolve: for certain interactions, the two …

The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee

Think 8 a.m. is the perfect time for a big dose of caffeine? Think again.<p>Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially for those who have problems sleeping. But, do you ever …

Why does our universe appear specially made for us? – Tim Maudlin

Some things occur just by chance. Mark Twain was born on the day that Halley’s comet appeared in 1835 and died on the day it reappeared in 1910. …

The Experiments Most Likely to Shake Up the Future of Physics | WIRED

The current era of particle physics is over. When scientists at CERN announced last July that they had found the Higgs boson – which is responsible …

International Space Station Infected With USB Stick Malware Carried on Board by Russian Astronauts

<b>Renowned security expert Eugene Kaspersky reveals that the International Space Station was infected by a USB stick carried into space by a Russian</b> …

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: A Mini Course from Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hans Bethe

An émigré from Nazi Germany, Hans Bethe joined Cornell's physics department back in 1935. There, he built a remarkable career for himself. A nuclear …

1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Download 1,300 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 45,000 …

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Watch: LG G Flex smartphone heals itself after being scratched

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: YouTube<p>The LG G Flex features a curved screen, but that isn’t even the weirdest thing about it. More interesting, I’d …

Wolfram + Raspberry Pi Project: A Wolfram Engine on Every Raspberry Pi

Available for the Raspbian Operating System<p>Wolfram Language™ & Mathematica ®<p>FOR THE RASPBERRY PI<p>The Wolfram Language and Mathematica are bundled with …

Raspberry Pi