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These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

With a Logitech Harmony Hub and an Amazon Echo, a few words can control your home entertainment system.<p>I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come …

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

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How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Stop Facebook's targeted ads from stalking you around the Internet

Facebook will now show you ads based on your Facebook preferences both on and off of the site. Oh, and it will also show its ads to non-Facebook users. OMG, Facebook, boundaries!<p>Facebook is now using your Facebook ad preferences -- your information, interests and browsing history -- to show you …

This guy just built a working miniature Death Star

The latest creation from a German laser hobbyist on YouTube threatens to create a terrible disturbance in the Force.<p>It could be that the Death Star, of Star Wars fame, doesn't only exist in a galaxy far, far away.<p>German inventor and laser fanatic Patrick Priebe equipped a large, disco-ball-size …

15 Things No One Ever Tells You About Marriage

It's time for some real talk about 'til death do us part.<p>Marriage is pretty freakin' awesome. It means you've found that person that you want to spend <i>forever</i> with—and chances are you celebrated that in a big way. But aside from all the unsolicited advice that brides and grooms are bombarded with, …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

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Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

15 Simple Steps To Escaping The Rat Race And Becoming Self-Sufficient

Image source: HuffingtonPost<p>The lifestyle that is self-sufficiency encompasses a huge array of different aspects. For some people, a life of …

An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

Car exhaust turns out to be the perfect fuel for making algae grow.<p>A highway overpass might seem like an unlikely place for a garden, but if you’re growing algae, it’s ideal: All algae need to thrive are sunlight and CO2. The pollution from cars driving below is actually an asset.<p>In a prototype …

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Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

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6 Ways to Make Your Bedroom the Sexiest Place Ever

None of which involve installing a sex dungeon or painting your walls red.<p>Setting the mood for sex is important. Anyone who's briefly considered getting busy while on vacation at a dirty/smelly/not-so-clean hotel (ha, no, thank you) can vouch for that. And while you might not think about your …

6 Weird Things You Never Knew About Kissing

Romantic kissing happens in more than 90% of all cultures, and with good reason: “It helps us find a partner and stay with them,” says Laura Berman, …

7 Science-Based Tips To Make You Sexier On Valentine’s Day

<b>1) Definitely stare deep in their eyes</b><p>Oliver Burkeman’s Help! How to be slightly happier and get a bit more done pointed me to evidence that staring …

The Best Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which means many of you are frantically trying to secure a reservation at that candlelit Italian place you love so much. Should you not prevail, worry not: There are a few other Valentine’s Day dates you still have time to plan. But if your idea of ultimate …

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