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US hopes a new model will change losing habits at Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson kept hearing the wrong tone of cheers coming from the 18th green, one after another, until he realized the singles match he was on the verge of winning would not prevent Europe from capturing the Ryder Cup.<p>This was 1995 at Oak Hill, where he went 3-0 in his debut at the most fervent, …

Game shows that ability to navigate declines at young age

<b>(CNN) —</b> A mobile game has revealed the navigational skills of people around the world in a bid to develop an accurate test for dementia.<p>The smartphone game, called "Sea Hero Quest," asks players to set sail on a global adventure in search of precious artifacts -- in the form of memories -- which …

Dementia

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back

As a half dozen of my colleagues toil away in Berlin bringing you the latest news from the likes of Samsung and Sony, I'm more than 4,000 miles away in the city of Chicago. Specifically, I'm in Motorola's headquarters, which spans 600,000 square feet across four floors high atop the Merchandise …

Maingear Pulse 15 gaming laptop arrives in 8 colors

A new svelte laptop for gamers is available from Maingear, and with it comes Intel and NVIDIA hardware under the hood. This is a smaller, more …

In Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief tackles his biggest enemy yet: A midlife crisis

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Saving the universe has finally taken its toll on Master Chief.<p>The iconic supersoldier will face a different kind of battle in Halo 5: Guardians, the next chapter in the Xbox-exclusive sci-fi saga. While Microsoft and developer 343 Industries revealed the name of the new game …

Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught

Students from 19 countries argue economics courses failing wider society by ignoring need to address 21st-century issues<p>Economics students from 19 countries have joined forces to call for an overhaul of the way their subject is taught, saying the dominance of narrow free-market theories at top …

Graphene based transparent memory brings us one step closer to futuristic transparent devices

Futuristic looking transparent electronics took one step closer to reality this week when a Korean research team announced that they had developed a way to manufacture transparent memory modules for use in transparent electronic devices, such as notebook computers and perhaps even smartphones.<p>The …

Nanotech

Samsung graphene breakthrough set to turn 'wonder material' into wearable tech

Samsung has made a breakthrough in a new 'wonder material' poised to build the next generation of wearable technology. The company's biggest brains have cooked up a technique for growing graphene on a larger scale that could take the atom-thin material from the lab to the real world.<p>Waving smoke …

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Graphene

Japan-China-U.S. Relations Reach New Lows While Arms Budgets Grow

Historians will write volumes about the momentous geopolitical and military/strategic changes happening now<p>in Northeast, East, and Southeast Asia. We have the luck (or will it be misfortune?) to be living them.<p>Items from the past few weeks and days:<p>On December 5 as Vice President Joe Biden was …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

Urban decay to be replaced with farmland in Detroit

Bankrupt and hemorrhaging population, the city of Detroit is banking on greener pastures to lead its rebirth.<p>A private company is snapping up 150 acres on the Motor City's East End -- property where more than 1,000 homes once formed a gritty neighborhood -- and turning it into what is being billed …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

Detroit's bankruptcy brings up more than finances

DETROIT — Sheilah Johnson was a building inspector for the city for 28 years, a college graduate who passed up jobs that paid more because a city job offered stability and the promise of a good pension.<p>But the city's recent plunge into bankruptcy — overseen by an outside emergency manager …