Travis Le Carson

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Why Tech Can't Help Us Find Missing Airplanes

<i>This article was originally published at the Daily Dot.</i><p>In an era where it’s possible to track a stolen Macbook Pro at the click of a button, it seems …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

The 'Extremely Deep Hidden Theme' of Borderlands

Cat herding, world building, and Robocop: Gearbox's Matt Armstrong outlines the origins of Borderlands’ massive universe.<p>When IGN interviewed …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

Google Found A Partner To Make Its Futuristic Contact Lenses

The device for diabetics would measure glucose in tear fluid and send the data wirelessly to a mobile device, Novartis said. The technology is potentially life-changing for many diabetics, who prick their fingers as many as 10 times daily to check their body's production of the sugar.<p>Success would …

Chronic Disease

Zoom! How to fix pokey WiFi at home

Q. The WiFi in our home is so slow, it's faster to look up things over my phone's 3G connection. How can we speed it up?<p>A. This question came from a relative who lives in Brooklyn, so I did some firsthand research during a visit to New York. She lives in a dense neighborhood that abounds in both …

Dazed and Confused: 10 Classic Drugged-Out Shows

1. Santana at Woodstock, 1969 – Mescaline<p>Many artists claim that the drinks backstage at Woodstock were spiked with LSD. Roger Daltrey said he was …

Finding NEMO: The Story Behind Hasbro’s ‘Nintendo-Killer’

This was the system that gave birth to Night Trap and Sewer Shark.<p>You’d be hard-pressed to find a gamer who hasn’t heard of <i>Night Trap</i>. The Sega CD …

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

The Rise and Fall of Jeremy Hammond: Enemy of the State

On a cold day in mid-December 2011, a hacker known as “sup_g” sat alone at his computer – invisible, or so he believed. He’d been working on the …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

HIV antibodies 'have potent impact'

<b>A potential new HIV treatment has a "profound and unprecedented" impact on the virus, according to animal studies published in the journal Nature.</b><p>Potent antibodies were able to wipe a hybrid of human and monkey immunodeficiency viruses from the bloodstream of monkeys within days.<p>The findings could …

Immunotherapy

Victims Of Tainted Steroid Injections Still Struggling

A year ago, public health officials were scrambling to figure out why people across the country were suddenly coming down with life-threatening cases of meningitis.<p>The outbreak eventually was traced back to contaminated steroids produced by the New England Compounding Center. All told, 751 people …