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October 21st, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Researchers at Stanford use Google Glass to treat autism in children

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Researchers at Stanford University are using the Google Glass to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. The Autism Glass Project, a part of the Wall Lab in the Stanford School of Medicine, has launched the second phase of its study.

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October 21st, 2015 at 3:19 pm

New video game features create a placebo effect

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Whether it’s the new iPhone, a Blu-ray movie with deleted scenes or a simple firmware update people are obsessed with the new and improved, and according to researchers at the University of York, there’s a good reason: New features can create a placebo effect for an experience feeling more fun and immersive.

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October 20th, 2015 at 8:44 pm

The future of the burger

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A burger made with cultured meat.

By 2030, the average person is expected to consume around 45 pounds of meat annually, according to a study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  That’s a number that rises substantially in the United States. The strain that will put on the planet is extreme, to say the least. But according to developing lab science, soon you can have your burger and eat it too.

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October 13th, 2015 at 10:08 am

By 2025, 50% 0f consumers under 32 won’t pay for cable

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By 2025, half of all adults under 32 won’t pay for traditional cable subscriptions, according to a new Forrester study. An online survey of 32,000 U.S. adults found that 76 percent subscribe to cable. Of the 24 percent who don’t pay for cable, 18 percent are cord-nevers—people who have never paid for a cable subscription—while 6 percent are cord cutters, meaning they have canceled their cable subscriptions. The report notes that this year, digital cord-nevers have surpassed cord cutters and represent “the next stage of evolution in TV viewing.”

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September 30th, 2015 at 9:31 pm

High school suicide attempts can be cut by 23% with regular exercise: Study

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A new study has found that regular exercise for high school students can reduce suicide by 23%.  Exercise had a beneficial effect on both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.

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