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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

This Software Won't Let You Look Away

The creepiest educational technology yet<p><i>Updated, 3:45pm.</i><p>It's hard to imagine a creepier educational technology than "FocusAssist," a new feature announced by online training company Mindflash last week. Designed to be used in corporate training courses on iPad, FocusAssist, according to <i>Businessweek</i>:<p>…

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …

Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel

Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stop–or even slow down–produces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUV’s chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the …

Dronestagram is the first social network for flying robot photography

Most drone-focused art projects seem to be using technology as a way to protest the continued attacks that the US military has been using them for. But a new website called Dronestagram is hoping to invigorate the creativity of commercial drone owners by giving them a place to upload the …

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

There was no shortage of stunned faces in the audience when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress 17 months ago. Who would have thought a Symbian-powered device would be a show-stealer -- in <i>2012</i>? After all, Elop had all but declared the platform dead one year …

How Apple's profits stack up against Google and Microsoft

With Apple's earnings posting today, and Microsoft's and Google's last week, we now have the financial results for three of the largest consumer technology companies in the world. It's safe to say that the second quarter of 2013 has been a tough one for all involved.<p>All three companies disappointed …

The Secret to Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything

The country has cheaper medical care, smarter children, happier moms, better working conditions, less-anxious unemployed people, and lower student loan rates than we do. And that probably will never change.<p>It's hard not to get jealous when I talk to my extended family.<p>My cousin's husband gets 36 …

Tiny winglet retrofit will cut United's fuel bills by millions

A successful test flight this week by a Boeing 737-800 equipped with a shiny new set of split scimitar winglets has given the green light for United's plans to install them widely across its 737 fleet. Designed to improve the plane's aerodynamic efficiency by routing air around it, winglets have …

San Jose's online education experiment on hold after disastrous initial results

Udacity's deal with San Jose Sate University to provide low-cost online classes to students has been temporarily put on hold. In a joint statement, the pair revealed that the innovative scheme to bring low-cost education to, as The Wall Street Journal puts it, "unusually needy students" had seen …

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

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Artificial and natural knowledge researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have IQ-tested one of the best available artificial …

Chinese PC Giant Lenovo Starts Manufacturing in U.S. - Bloomberg

On most iPhones, iPads and Macs, you'll find etched in the metal backs: "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." Lenovo Group is taking …

Kesäharjoittelijan mokasta seurasi nolo tilanne tv:ssä

Kalifornialaiskanavan uutislähetyksessä kerrottiin San Franciscon turmakoneen lentäjien nimet aivan väärin. EPA / AOP<p>Kyse oli San Franciscossa viime …

Lernstift is the vibrating pen that critiques your spelling (video)

One reason that we prefer keyboards to pens is the dignity-saving presence of a spell checker -- but that won't help your average schoolchild, obligated to learn their language scrawling on dead trees. Now, a pair of German inventors have developed Lernstift, a learning pen that'll ruthlessly nag …

Nokia Lumia 520 pushes Windows Phone to bigger than 10% market share in UK - MSPoweruser

We know the Nokia Lumia 520 is a success story, and the only question really is how big at the minute. AdDuplex shows the handset has in only 3 …

eBay opens customizable 3D printed trinket store with new 'Exact' iPhone app

They've been dropping in price, but 3D printers still cost enough to make all but the most enthusiastic buyers balk. That doesn't mean that you can't get your hands on a 3D printed trinket however: there are already a few options, but eBay has just joined the crowd with a new iPhone app called eBay …

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This is Nokia's Lumia 1020, a 41-megapixel Windows Phone camera (updated)

Nokia is holding a press event in New York on Thursday to "reinvent zoom," but here's the star of the show: the Lumia 1020. <i>The Verge</i> understands that Nokia will unveil its Lumia 1020 Windows Phone complete with a 41-megapixel camera and PureView branding. We're told the Lumia 1020 will come …

AdDuplex: Nokia Lumia 520 now the most popular Windows Phone - MSPoweruser

The Nokia Lumia 520 has continued its low-end assault on the smartphone market, and has been so successful, it appears, that it has now overtaken all …

Miselu launches C.24 wireless music keyboard for iPad, we go hands-on (video)

The last time we covered Miselu was during Google I/O 2012 when we took a second look the Neiro Android-powered synth. Fast forward a year and the company's shifted its focus on a completely new product -- the Miselu C.24 wireless music keyboard for iPad -- which is launching today for $99 on …

Mapping Giant Esri Adds Real-Time Traffic Information From Nokia’s Here

While Nokia continues to plug away at picking up more consumer users of its new Windows Phone-powered smartphones, it’s also looking for more licensees for its Here location data business. Today the company announced one such deal, in which Here’s real-time traffic information will get integrated …

FBI director nominee calls whistleblowers 'critical element of functioning democracy'

As conflicting reports emerge about the political status of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden today, President Obama's new pick to lead the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, just told a US Senate committee that he believes whistleblowers in the FBI are "a critical element of a …

Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia offer asylum to Edward Snowden

Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a …

Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1,350 (video)

Whether they run, jump or swim, there are plenty of robots around to be fearful of. None have quite exacerbated our arachnophobia as much as Robugtix's T8 octopod, however. The 3D-printed spiderbot not only looks the part, but employs 26 servo motors to drive its unnervingly life-like movement. …

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Lab-grown human cells used to recreate liver functions, hope to replace the organ donor

Using small pieces of human liver that were grown from stem cells, a team led by researchers at Japan's Yokohama City University was able to significantly restore liver function in mice through only a simple transplant — and they hope to eventually use the same method to save human lives. The team …