Varak Kalaydjian

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A Revolutionary New Type of Lens Focuses All The Colours of The Rainbow Into a Single Point

Wow wow wow.<p>A brand new type of lens called a metalens has just passed a major hurdle. A metalens is a flat surface that use nanostructures to focus …

Nanotech

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes | Inc.com

There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if any real work at all. We're overworked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable to burnout.<p>We all crave a …

Meditation

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Ethereum, patiently explained

Although ‘Bitcoin‘ and ‘Ethereum’ are terms that are often paired together, the reality is that they are vastly different. The only thing Ethereum shares with Bitcoin is that it’s a cryptoasset running on top of blockchain.<p>Instead of being just a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum also has …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

New discovery breaks the boundaries of Moore's Law

Moore’s Law<p>Technically speaking, Moore’s law began as a simple observation: In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore noticed that in the emerging …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Immunotherapy

How to learn 5 of the most important computer languages at home

<i>"The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Most of us understand that coding is important in today's workforce. We also understand that our society's increased dependence upon …

Scientists Have Discovered a Way to Make Alcohol Out of Thin Air

But it's not just for drinking.<p>Friends, the utopia is real. Researchers say they have a way to make alcohol out of thin air, and the technique might …

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Clean Energy

Insider Crypto Tips: Who to Back for Big Bucks

While there are a few ways in which to work cryptocurrencies, from day-trading to holding, it is still widely recognised that a long-term investment …

10 Blockchain Applications that will rule 2018 and beyond

Share28<p>Tweet<p>Share159<p>+15<p>Shares 192<p>One of the most discussed topics in tech industry today is blockchain technology. We are beginning to understand …

Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

Graphene At It Again<p>The discovery of graphene in 2004 began a flurry of studies to isolate other two-dimensional materials. Graphene was found to be …

5 Essential Podcasts for Entrepreneurs Serious About Cryptocurrency

Your buyer offers to pay you with bitcoins. Cool, but how do you spend bitcoin?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine that it’s October 29, 2012. You’ve just closed a deal to deliver a service or a product worth $100. But instead of sending you the funds by Paypal, …

5 Technological Innovations That Could Change the World

Scientists and technology companies are working to make us smarter, safer, and healthier -- and connect us all like never before.<p>Technology is often …

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals) | Inc.com

The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing others. To maximize your ability to navigate social, political, …

Emotional Intelligence

Move over Bitcoin, there’s a new cryptocurrency that could make you richer than God

Move over Bitcoin, there’s a new cryptocurrency that could make you richer than God<p>There’s been much talk on the internet about how Bitcoin could be …

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they’ve witnessed the subtle bending of one star’s light by another star’s gravity and used that distortion to measure a star’s mass.<p>The findings, …

Universe

Ryan Phillippe's total-body workout to burn fat and build lean muscle

Ryan Phillippe and his his longtime personal trainer, Happy Hill, refer to the actor’s training regimen as a “prison-style workout” for both its …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Exam revision students 'should smell rosemary for memory'

<b>With the exam season approaching and revision under way, university researchers have suggested that the smell of rosemary could enhance memory.</b><p>A study found that pupils working in a room with the aroma of rosemary, in the form of an essential oil, achieved 5% to 7% better results in memory …

The Brain

Hands-on With TurtleBot 3, a Powerful Little Robot for Learning ROS

We take an in-depth look at the new TurtleBot 3 Burger and Waffle from Robotis Photo: Erico Guizzo/IEEE SpectrumThe new TurtleBot 3 Waffle from …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

This "Smart Drug" Could Hack Your Brain Chemistry to Increase Your Intelligence

The Science of Nootropics<p>Nootropics, broadly speaking, are substances that can safely enhance cognitive performance. They’re a group of (as yet …