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The Real Secrets Hidden in Antarctica... Revealed

These Temporary Homeless Shelters Reverse To Stay Warm Or Keep Cool

For the last six months, a few families in the city have been testing a new tent-like design meant to make living on the street a little more …

This spaghetti-limbed pneumatic robot has weirdly human muscles

If there's one thing that motivates me to get out of bed in the morning and try my hand at this dreary carnival called Life, it's the thought of clocking my eyes on a freaky-looking robot I've never seen before. And thanks to the good folks at Suzumori Endo Robotics Laboratory in Japan, I've found …

Robotics

Segway creator's advanced prosthetic arm arrives in late 2016

Segway creator Dean Kamen's Luke prosthetic arm has been a long time in coming -- the FDA approved it two years ago. At last, however, it's nearly here. Mobius Bionics has revealed that it will offer the Luke arm sometime in late 2016. It's not clear what it will take to get one (you can register …

Bionics

Bacteria 'windfarms' could be used to power tiny machines

Tiny man-made machines could be powered by the movement of bacteria, a group of researchers has said.<p>The natural movement of bacteria and the chaotic …

Oxford University

Google’s Project Fi Is One Step Closer to Unifying the World’s Wireless Networks

Google is a few steps closer to unifying the world's wireless networks—and, in the process, providing your smartphone with a faster, more reliable, …

Google Fiber

This robo-stingray made from rat heart cells is controlled by light

Inspired by the elegant and highly efficient movement of a stingray, researchers have created a robotic equivalent made using cells from the heart of …

Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Scientists have created a synthetic stingray that's propelled by living muscle cells and controlled by light, a team reports Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>And it should be possible to build an artificial heart using some of the same techniques, the researchers say.<p>"I want to build an artificial …

Fish

Risky stem cell procedure for ALS may be done safely, study shows

The procedure was only tried on 15 patients<p>A complicated procedure for transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of patients with a fatal neurodegenerative disease may be done safely, new research shows. Although it’s unclear whether the stem cell treatment can actually slow down the …

A robot could deliver your next meal

Pizza delivery could be the next job to be replaced by machines, as self-driving robots begin delivering meals and packages in Europe.<p>Estonian company Starship, started by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, are behind the robotic delivery drones. The cutesy wheeled carts will deliver …

Prince death: What we know

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world is still reeling from the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, the multi-platinum-selling music legend who transcended genres as he brought the MTV generation into new realms of creativity.<p>Questions remain about the life and death of one of pop's most reclusive stars. Here's what we …

Training program week 3-2015

Gorgeoussss, the 3rd week of 2015 is on 🙂 We are going to work out short and effective. <b>How do you feel after last week’s workouts?</b> Was is enough or …

32 Minute Strength, Endurance And Brazilian Butt Lift Exercises Level 3

Gorgeous, this workout seems innocent and easy 😉 It tones great total body and all sides of the butt undergoe to special tortures.<p>— <b><br>If you enter the</b> …

The Secret History Of Thoughts

Co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, "Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?" The answer can have profound consequences for your life.<p>Dark Thoughts<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Locked-In Man<p><b>Toggle more options</b>

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

Rare Atari Games, Unearthed from Dump, Up For Sale

Atari

Secrets of Silicon Valley (That Only Women Know)

By Genevieve Field, <i>Glamour</i><p><b>The pay! The perks! The jaw-dropping sexism! Technology is an amazing--and amazingly challenging--field for women, but when Genevieve Field went behind the scenes to talk to women, she got the ultimate crash course in career confidence.</b><p>At some point today, did you get …

10 math talks to blow your mind

Numbers, patterns and equations are at the core of these talks, which will teach you how to fold better origami and how to quantify history.

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …

Tour A Tiny Home With A Tinier Hot Tub

Even skeptics might be sold on small-space living with this one.<p>The minimalist living trend certainly does not seem to be dying down. There are families of four who live in just over 300 square feet, surprisingly charming buses-turned-hotels, and cottages on wheels. And the latest home we've …

Astral Projection

Astral projection is a highly speculative yet immensely popular paranormal concept that has its roots in ancient esoteric religious practices. It is …

Researchers use virtual-reality avatars to create 'out-of-body' experience

In the film Avatar, explorers on the planet Pandora transmit their minds into alternative bodies. Now scientists have come a step closer to recreating the experience in the lab.<p>They have successfully "projected" people into digital avatars that can move around a virtual environment. The …

Scientists Scanned Woman’s Brain During ‘Out-of-Body Experience’ and This Is What They Found

Wait, you mean not everyone has out-of-body experiences at their own will?<p>It was apparently a surprise for a University of Ottawa graduate student studying psychology that it was unusual for her to be able to will herself out of her body, as she claims she can do.<p>Scientists monitored activity in …

What is Alzheimer's disease? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century …

What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our …

Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research May Have Focused on the Wrong Protein

Most researchers think the disease is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid. But over 100 drugs targeting it have failed. Have they been focusing on …

Hidden rays

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

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