Silvia Zeng

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Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match

When Amazon unveiled the unique display panel of its Paperwhite Kindle e-reader, it revealed two impressive facts: The first is that Amazon’s internal hardware engineering team is more sophisticated than Amazon’s line of decent but not so revolutionary tablets and e-readers would suggest. The …

eReaders

Entrepreneurs Were More Likely To Cause Trouble As Teens, Study Says

"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.<p>In many respects, we view entrepreneurs as successful, self-made men and women. We value their innovation and charitable endeavors. Yet we also associate plenty of negative …

Stained Glass That Doubles As A Solar Power Source

Artist Sarah Hall’s collection of glass facades are beautiful and good for the environment!<p>A cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan recently installed stained glass windows embedded with solar panels that will connect to the local electrical grid. "Lux Gloria" is one of several large-scale glass …

Ambitious aims: the international push to understand and treat autism

A research collaboration called EU-AIMS will scan hundreds of brains and could lead to the first drug treatments for autism<p>Much of today's research involves big data and big projects – think of the thousands of physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider, or the global collaboration that was …

Electric avenue: Korean buses now wirelessly charge as they drive

Wireless charging hasn't quite yet made an impact in the smartphone market but that hasn't stopped scientists in South Korea from using a similar technology to develop the world's first road-powered electric vehicle network. Located in Gumi city, the 15-mile network uses specially adapted roads …

Why the world is awesome in 60 facts

Did you know it's possible to make diamonds from peanut butter? Or that 99% of Earth's gold is at its core?<p>As it is YouTube Geek Week, the Earth Unplugged crew give you epic facts that show why the world is awesome. If you have more facts to add, head over to their comments section.<p><i>For more videos</i> …

Food

Weaving power generation into the fabric of everyday life

For the final article in her series about alternative energy sources, Lou Del Bello interviewed a scientist who believes the future of energy production is all around us<p>Every year as summer in Rome grows brighter and warmer, colourful awnings spring up at every door to shield shops and homes from …

Distinct brain regions cooperate for reading - Futurity

USC (US) — New research suggests that people who have difficulty reading could benefit from …

The Molly Craze Is Back — & Buzzier

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p>“I don’t pop Molly; I rock Tom Ford,” boasts Jay Z on a track off his latest oeuvre, <i>Magna Carta... Holy Grail</i>. And while …

Space exploration as it was imagined in the '50s

Back in the 1950s, when the allure of space travel captured the imagination of a nation, <i>Collier's</i> magazine fed that desire with a series of articles that outlined in detail how the US would explore the reaches of space. While the scenarios detailed in the magazine over the span of two years didn't …

Want To Be A Morning Person? Take A Few Tips From Campers

In the first episode of <i>Downton Abbe</i>y, the Countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith, complains about the newfangled electrical chandelier installed in her family's 1915 estate. "Oh, dear, such a glare," she says, shielding her eyes with a fan.<p>The countess may have a point.<p>Too much artificial …

Wifi tooth to monitor eating and speaking habits

An artificial tooth that monitors eating, drinking and smoking habits along with how often someone coughs and even spends speaking has been developed.<p>The tooth, which is designed to be worn much like an artificial denture, collects data on the movement of the mouth before transmitting it to a …

Therapy filters cancer that chemo misses - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) —Many cancers, including breast and prostate cancers, can spread to the brain, …

Could Parables Help Solve The World's Thorniest Problems?

A finalist in our #CrowdGrant challenge hopes to inspire people to think about the world's toughest problems in positive, creative ways<p>A common response to global problems like climate change and overpopulation is apathy ("I won't be around to see the effects, so what does it matter?") or pessimism …

The NSA Sucks More Than You Thought

The Guardian just exposed the NSA's "widest-reaching" surveillance program, "XKeyscore."<p>While most of us keep going about our internet lives as if that pesky NSA thing never happened--demonstrating a "general giddy sense that privacy is kind of stupid," as Gary Shteyngart aptly describes it--the</i> …

Do We Expand With The Universe?

Parenting style tied to school success for preemies - Futurity

U. WARWICK (UK) — Parents of preterm babies can increase the likelihood of their child’s …

Tips for Booking Flights on Europe's Budget Airlines

It costs <i>how much</i> to fly from London to Berlin? I just searched for the flight for mid-October and found incredibly (some would say "suspiciously") cheap offers from easyJet (€40 / $52) and Ryanair (€46 / $59).<p>That's super cheapo, and not even unusual for Europe's budget airlines, which have been …

Flying

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

National Geographic Travel

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

Los Angeles

The New $75 Million Venture Fund That Will Invest Heavily in Travel Startups

Brad Gerstner, a serial angel investor in travel, and the hedge fund he founded and runs, Altimeter Capital, just closed on a $75 million venture …

Maven: Building a time machine for Mars

Our space correspondent goes behind the scenes at Nasa’s forthcoming quest to reveal how and why the red planet lost the majority of its atmosphere.<p>The high-ceilinged room resembles a brightly lit, white-walled operating theatre, and the people inside are dressed for surgery. It is impossible to …

Space

31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s

Get ready to be transported.

College Basketball

Jennifer Lawrence: America's Kick-Ass Sweetheart

How the 'Hunger Games' star became the coolest chick in Hollywood<p>'Dude!" Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. "I'm lost as fuck! I've been …

Jodie Foster

Way of lost souls