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November 18th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The future of the quantified brain


For years it was believed the brain was an elusive black box which we simply didn’t understand. And it’s true, scientific knowledge of the brain has been hard won.

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November 4th, 2015 at 3:22 pm

11 amazing pairs of futuristic shoes


Fashion designers are starting to use all kinds of technology in their garments.  Scientific progress has always been an important part of shoe design — the invention of vulcanized rubber by Charles Goodyear directly led to boots that could climb Mount Everest, for example — and pro athletes consistently turn to Nike, Reebok, and other companies to create performance-enhancing footwear.

Here are 11 pairs of shoes for the future, some that heal themselves, give you directions, and even generate electricity.

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October 21st, 2015 at 3:39 pm

XPrize’s Peter Diamandis and Google Venture’s Bill Maris discuss the future of technology

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Both Google Ventures’ Bill Maris and XPrize head Peter Diamandis discussed a gamut of subjects, including life extension research, sentient robots, and self-driving cars versus those that can fly at the Wall Street Journal Live conference in Laguna Beach, California this week.

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October 21st, 2015 at 11:32 am

The smart bathroom of the future

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The bathroom of the future is going to make your electric toothbrush look decidedly low-tech.  A futurologist has predicted that in less than 25 years smart mirrors could perform health checks, while robots will be able to do a person’s make-up and even paint their nails.

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September 28th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

MoveMor Lower Body Trainer is the first-ever multi-directional resistance system


MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is the first-ever multi-directional resistance system that provides gentle strengthening of hips, knees, ankles and feet for better physical function and falls reduction.

MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at the MoveMor™ and many other amazing inventions.

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September 25th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Making connections at work matters in the ‘age of loneliness’


We all would like to avoid that feeling of loneliness. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that people need strong social connections to feel happy and find meaning in their lives, and that many of us would actually rather receive mild electroshocks than be alone.

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September 23rd, 2015 at 6:28 pm

IBM’s Watson is finally getting closer to becoming your doctor


IBM’s Watson can beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy, tell you about your city, and dream up recipes for delectable delicacies. Watson is now doing something even more important than all previous capabilities combined — it’s finally getting closer to becoming your doctor.

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August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

New discovery of vessels linking the brain to the immune system


New research has found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.


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August 12th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Trees improve your health, and researchers develop tool to show exactly where cities should plant them


Pollution levels decrease and the health of people improves when cities plant trees. Studies show that America’s trees save thousands of lives a year, mainly by preventing breathing-related problems (they also make you feel like you have more money, if you’re into that sort of thing).

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Leading scientists reveal secrets for reaching the age 100

Leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length in study participants up to 115 years of age. Statistical regression lines belonging to these groups are indicated by the same color as the data. (credit: Yasumichi Arai et al./EBioMedicine)

According scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing in the U.K. and Keio University School of Medicine, they say they have cracked the secret of why some people live a healthy and physically independent life over the age of 100: keeping inflammation down and telomeres long.


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