Vinit Karkathar

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Nobody Declared Brain Dead Ever Wakes Up Feeling Pretty Good

<i>There's a difference between being in a coma and a vegetative state. The stories confusing the two are hindering organ donor education.</i><p>A day rarely goes by that I don't read a few sensational headlines: "Man Declared Dead Feels 'Pretty Good'" or "Husband Celebrates Miracle as 'Brain Dead' Wife …

Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt have invested in a startup that makes shower heads

The New York Times reports that Nebia has designed a new kind of shower head that it says can reduce the amount of water used by up to 70%. Average showers take around 20 gallons of water, but Nebia says that showers using its shower heads only use about six gallons.<p>The shower head reduces the …

Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

Scientists have discovered a group of microbes at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean that could provide new clues to how life went from being simple to complex.<p>"Suddenly we find something that no one has ever seen before. Some people even said that, well, maybe this organism existed but we'd never …

Biology

Exclusive: Meet the World's First Baby Born With an Assist from Stem Cells

Doctors in Canada have begun a new chapter in medical history, delivering the first in a wave of babies expected to be born this summer through a …

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

Cold atoms and lasers do what computers can't - Futurity

In an attempt to tackle a problem that has vexed physicists for decades, researchers turned to ultracold atoms, not supercomputers

Hypnotic Time-Lapse Shows Psychedelic Result of Paint Poured Onto Blocks

Watch what happens when artist Holton Rower and his team continually pour paint onto a block and let gravity do its thing. The result is like some …

Spider-Man Must "Choose" in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Fan Poster

Drug lets blind eyes 'see light'

<b>A drug can restore the ability of the eye to sense light after blindness, animal studies show.</b><p>Reacting to light is the job of the rods and cones in the retina, but these can be destroyed by disease.<p>A study, in the journal Neuron, showed a chemical could give "support-duty cells" in the eye the …

Four cups of coffee a day could save you from skin cancer

Wake up and smell the coffee - it may be protecting you from cancer<p>Coffee lovers may be on to something. Aside from a necessary aid to wake up in the morning, a new study published in the<b>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</b>has found that drinking coffee could protect you from skin cancer.<p>The …

Cancer

Apple Patents Crazy New iPhone Designs

When it comes to keeping secrets the US patent office is perhaps technology’s biggest nemesis and it has struck again with a beauty: Apple’s application for a flexible and even foldable new iPhone.<p>Picked up by the eagle-eyed folks at AppleInsider, this week USPTO awarded Apple a wide-ranging patent …

Galaxy Note

Evernote's new app turns your iPhone and iPad into a scanner (updated)

You likely already have a favorite scanner app if you regularly deal with documents outside the office. But in case you haven't found The One yet, there's one more contender to consider: Evernote's Scannable app for iOS. The company first announced it at Evernote's annual conference in October …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Google Wants To Make Android-Powered Cars

Not content to control your life on your PC and your mobile phone, Google is now going after your car.<p>The search giant is planning to build the next …

LG's phones are the first to get an Android Lollipop upgrade (updated)

So much for Google's Nexus phones being the first to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. LG has announced that it's rolling out the sweetened software upgrade to G3 users in Poland this week, ahead of seemingly every other smartphone on the planet -- yes, including the LG-made Nexus 4 and 5. As you might …

You can now buy the LG G Watch R from the Google Play store

If you’re been wanting a smartwatch with a circular display, but the Moto 360 isn’t quite to your tastes, you can now get the LG G Watch R from the Google Play store.<p>The watch costs $299 and comes in matte black with a steel frame and is the first wear watch with a fully circular AMOLED display …

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

A Stunned Australia Asks How the Sydney Siege Could Have Happened

Australian officials offered words of comfort and sympathy to a shocked nation after a 16-hour siege at a café in central Sydney ended with the death …

8 of our favorite smartphone highs and lows of 2014

CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.<p>This year, like all years in recent memory, has seen its share of highs and lows in the mobile world. On the one hand, you have key players making strides, like Apple successfully joining the big-screen party with its new …

74 Of The Most Amazing News Photos Of 2014

These are some of the most thought-provoking images you will see from this year in news.

Malaysia Airlines

Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.<p>It's the "beginning of the mission's primary objective: the exploration of Pluto …

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to …

New Iran Nuclear talks deadlines: March 1, July 1, 2015

A new deadline for a political framework agreement for Iran's Nuclear talks has been set for March 1, 2015, a Western diplomat tells CNN on Monday, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July 1.<p>Negotiators had been scrambling to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program before a …