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Time for Another Ultimate Wearable Tech Upgrade

Time for Another Ultimate Wearable Tech Upgrade

  “Alright sir, let’s see how those fit. Blink rate comfortable? Good, okay let’s try using some VR overlays at middle distance while walking…” The best concept art prompts you to make up stories and join in a fictional world...

September 4, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
How will today’s technology change our concept of “work”?

How will today’s technology change our concept of “work”?

Change is hard. We meet it with some trepidation and skepticism. This is certainly true when it comes to technology. Each wave of technological advancement has changed the economy; and in each age where it has done so, the there has been a ripple effect...

September 2, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
Used Tires Could Find Second Life in Batteries

Used Tires Could Find Second Life in Batteries

Hundreds of millions of tires reach the end of their first life each year in the United States. The majority of these tires are recycled into road paving materials, plastic additives, and other useful materials...

August 31, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

ScienceArt Exhibits Through September and Beyond

The inside scoop on the best science art exhibitions around the country: EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION LIFE: Magnified June – November 2014 Gateway Gallery Between Concourse C and the AeroTrain C-Gates station Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C...

August 29, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The Great Alien Debate: How Unlikely is Life?

This post is one in a series covering, and expanding on, topics in the book The Copernicus Complex (Scientific American/FSG).           The conversation usually goes like this: Do you think we’re alone in the universe?...

August 26, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

Octopus-Inspired Camouflage Flashes To Life In Smart Material

Octopuses and their cephalopod cousins are the undisputed masters of disguise. An octopus can change its color, texture and luminosity faster than you can say “camouflage.” So far our lowly human attempts at imitation have been quite crude...

August 21, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

How #Selfie Culture is Changing Our Lives

We've all done it: We're at an event, we take a bunch of photos with our phones, we take a selfie and maybe one with a friend, we post all the images online, and we're done.

August 19, 2014 — Mark Fischetti

These Spider Fangs Aren't Going To Photograph Themselves

Here is a photograph of a Sydney funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus: I won’t explain the biology of this delightful animal here – you may read about it at Wikipedia in greater arachnological detail. Instead, I want to show the process by which I arrived at this composition...

August 13, 2014 — Alex Wild
Europe Should Reject the Call to Eliminate Its Science Adviser

Europe Should Reject the Call to Eliminate Its Science Adviser

More and more often, societies around the world are facing a conflict that puts us all at risk. People reject scientific evidence when it does not fit their worldviews and values, challenging governments to make evidence-based policies that do the most good for the most people over the long term, but also respond to short-term [...]..

August 13, 2014 — David Ropeik

War Is Our Most Urgent Problem--Let’s Solve It

Is there a more urgent problem in the world today than war? And when I say “war” in this post, I mean also militarism, the culture of war, the armies, arms, industries, policies, plans, propaganda, prejudices, rationalizations that make lethal group conflict not only possible but also likely...

August 12, 2014 — John Horgan

The Glory of Math Is to Matter

In 1842, when the famed German mathematician Carl Gustav Jacobi was invited to speak to a scientific meeting in Manchester, he had a surprise in store for his English hosts.

August 11, 2014 — Amir Alexander

Come Climb a Jungle Gym of the Mind

Your brain is always changing. That's the message of Your Brain, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Covering topics ranging from basic neuroscience to cognitive psychology, Your Brain creates fun, hands-on experiences to look inside your own head...

August 8, 2014 — Jayatri Das
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