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The Solio Portable Solar Charger

Just yesterday we introduced an ultra compact power bank keychain, but if you need another option with larger battery capacity, the following Solio …

Gear & Gadgets

Study: Fish Oil Prevents Brain Shrinkage And Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Three more cases of Alzheimer’s disease will have been diagnosed by the time you finish reading this article. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s in the United States alone (44 million worldwide), and the rate of new diagnosis is about one patient every minute, with no cure on the horizon. …

Skylights for Everyone: Productivity-Boosting Optical Illusions for the Office (and Beyond)

For those of us who live on the top floors of the pre-war walk-up buildings that line the streets of certain New York neighborhoods, a skylight can …

Neurology

Meet Bunkie: A Tiny Prefab House from 608 Design and BLDG Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of having your own little house in the countryside, just big enough for you and friend or two to hang out and take in the …

Practice makes you better, but not perfect

No matter how much you do it, practice may never make you an expert. But it probably will make you better.<p>“This question is the subject of a …

Princeton University

Toll-free data plans are growing worldwide

BusinessInsider<p>While AT&T has been trying to expand the list of companies involved in their “Sponsored Data” program, interest in the program has been basically non-existent with just a few smaller companies having signed on. AT&T’s program only works if a number of big-named companies agree to be …

How Microsoft plans to give Cortana more brain power than anything Siri can muster

Microsoft’s Cortana assistant has earned a good deal of praise in the early going and the company this week unveiled plans to make it even better. …

Digging Up the Seafloor Makes Coral Reefs Sick

A new study links dredging, and the plumes of sediment it creates, to higher incidence of disease in coral reefs.<p>Australia's coral reefs are in danger, due in part to the expansion of ports to accommodate the growing number of ships loaded with coal or natural gas. That's the conclusion of a new …

How I Learned Link's 'Real' Name

"Link isn't even his real name," a friend told me recently. We were talking about <i>Zelda</i>, and the way people reacted to the new trailer for the next …

We Are Not Alone In Universe, NASA Scientists Say

It's highly unlikely we're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the next two decades.<p>NASA held a panel discussion at the agency's Washington headquarters on Monday, where space experts talked about the search for …

Jibo could be the robot assistant you fall in love with

The bot is ambitious and comes from a stellar pedigree<p>Whether it's a matter of price or functionality, robotic assistants have never really caught on. The Roomba is a genuine cultural movement, but no such luck for little bots with serious brains, the kind that sit on your desk, patiently waiting …

Tesla's 2017 mass-market EV to be called 'Model 3', Roadster to be upgraded to 400 miles range

While some might have liked for Tesla's upcoming, more affordable electric car to be named the Model E to complete the word (hint: Model S, Model X), …

Now they tell us: Microsoft says strong passwords are overrated

You know all the time and trouble you put into making and memorizing unique strong passwords for every website you visit? Well, Microsoft says a lot …