Matthias Brendler

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Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

Co-Living, Custom-Order Homes, and Creative Economies: Is This the Future of High-Density Housing?

<i>This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Customizable Communities Could Be the Key to the Future of Urban</i> …

Local Economies

Clouds are complicated, and these fabulous 3D renderings of real weather data prove it

Some people, when they look up at the sky and see a cloud, think “dog” or “fluffy.” And some people think “it’s a waning cumulus with a feathered edge suggesting a pressure system from the north ending in an updraft, which would probably cause turbulence. Also looks a bit like a dog.” Clearly one …

Weather

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Nanotech

Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He …

Donald Trump

Healthy Trader Joe's products nutritionists swear by

These are the TJs products dietitians can't live without.<p>As a dietitian, it’s my job to make eating well easy and accessible for people. And as a busy working parent, I need fast, nutritious solutions myself! The beloved grocery store Trader Joe’s does this so well, so I decided reach out to …

Healthy Eating

Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

Donald Trump

Robert Mueller

Robert S. Mueller III doesn’t seek deferments. After a classmate died in Vietnam, this well-to-do Princeton athlete traded his lacrosse stick for a …

Robert Mueller

Marijuana Legalization 2018: A State-by-State Guide to Legal Weed

For Jeff Sessions, few places are safe.<p>Although marijuana remains prohibited by federal law, an increasing number of states have legalized the drug …

Cannabis

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

Tesla

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Russian hacker warning: How to protect yourself from network attacks

Consumers are urged to check their devices are secure - but how many devices are just forgotten about?<p>Businesses and governments have been urged to …

Cybersecurity

Building Burning Man: The Unique Architectural Challenges of Setting Up a City in the Desert

Every year in August, a temporary metropolis is erected in Black Rock City, Nevada. This is Burning Man, an annual event of art and architecture that …

Burning Man

CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea

The president said the two nations were speaking directly ahead of planned talks in late May or early June.<p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un on behalf of the Trump administration.<p>The clandestine mission came soon after …

North Korea

Efficient Wireless Charger Deployment for Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks

Abstract<p>A wireless rechargeable sensor network (WRSN) consists of sensor nodes that can harvest energy emitted from wireless chargers for refilling …

Machine Learning

HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it's a first for Silicon Valley

Hewlett-Packard, a computer industry pioneer, is cashing in on the marijuana "green rush."<p>In a first for the fledgling marijuana industry, HP will start providing registers preinstalled with software made for marijuana businesses.<p>The $35 billion enterprise company, which sells and installs complex …

Cannabis

Nintendo’s new multi-screen patent isn’t just crazy—it might already hide in Switch | Ars Technica

Is this vaporware? A new system? Or a soon-to-be Switch feature?<p>Anybody familiar with Nintendo's hardware history knows better than to expect the …

Nintendo Labo

Best Waterproof Smartwatches 2018 To Buy

Waterproof smartwatches are still mostly niche products, but that is starting to change with the introduction of more models that are water-resistant …

Wearable Tech

Forces of Change: The Future of Mobility

The entire way people and goods travel from point A to point B is changing, spurred by a series of converging technological and social trends. The result is the emergence of a new ecosystem of mobility that could offer faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more customized travel. …

Autonomous Cars

Google demos natural language understanding w/ ‘Talk to Books’ search & ‘Semantris’ game

One particular advancement driven by machine learning is the ability for computers to understand natural language, with Google showcasing these improvements with Smart Reply. Its Research division has been exploring other applications and today releasing two fun and interesting demos.<p>Last year, …

Natural Language Processing

Box that unlocks iPhones is the hottest new gadget for police

Law enforcement agencies — despite protests from privacy advocates — have long lobbied to get access to your smartphone.<p>Now a mysterious U.S. startup …

Mobile Technology

Exclusive: Handwritten notes appear to back Comey claims on Trump

Rachel Maddow shares exclusive details from what are believed to be former acting assistant attorney general Dana Boente's handwritten notes taken …

Donald Trump

An Internal Email Contradicts Scott Pruitt's Account of Controversial Raises

The EPA administrator has said he “didn’t know” about unusual salary bumps given to a pair of trusted aides, but a message from one of those staffers claims otherwise.<p><i>This story was updated on April 9 at 4:26 p.m. ET</i><p>An email that suggests Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt …

Scott Pruitt

The FBI just proved Donald Trump wrong on attorney-client privilege

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "Attorney--client privilege is dead!"<p>That tweet was a direct reaction to the fact that the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday, seizing scores of documents including some privileged …

Donald Trump

Bolton Arrives At White House, And National Security Staff Start Leaving

WASHINGTON ― John Bolton began his first day as President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser ahead of schedule after a top aide to Bolton’s predecessor departed over the weekend in an apparent crackdown on suspected “leakers.”<p>National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton announced …

Donald Trump

Leap Motion’s “Virtual Wearables” May Be The Future Of Computing

“We are on the verge of a new era of human-computer interaction,” says Keiichi Matsuda, Leap Motion’s VP of design and global creative director.<p>I won’t mince words: Despite many advances, today’s VR and AR still suck. The former is cumbersome, requiring absurd hardware setups. The latter suffers …

Augmented Reality

10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

Apps

How Headspace Struck Content Gold With Soothing Animations, Voiced by Its Co-Founder

Andy Puddicombe’s voiceovers for Headspace, the guided meditation platform he cofounded eight years ago, aim to put users in a thoughtful, receptive …

Meditation

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Yoga