Attention span decrease due to distractions

Can Eye Tracking Games Be a Cure for Attention Deficit Disorder?

Our attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish The concentration-assisting app uHealth reminds me of the old prescription for when you have a hangover – take a drink of whatever caused the drunkenness. In this case, app developer Umoove is utilizing the very device that has been found guilty for causing everyone’s short… Read more »

wearable technology

Next Batch of Wearable Technologies Will Be Focused on Specialized Health

With the incessant development in mobile technologies, the devices we once deemed as revolutionary, such as the smartphones and tablets, are now being replaced by more portable high-tech gadgets in the form of wearables. The idea is not all new to consumers, as smartwatches have been around on the market for a couple of years now… Read more »

man thinking

Closing Your Eyes Makes You a Better Witness

Having trouble remembering where you left the car keys? Close your eyes. The details of when you last had your keys and where you placed them should return. This is according to a new study just published in the January 16, 2015 issue of the Legal and Criminology journal. Researchers at the University of Surrey… Read more »

empty park

Social Media Giant Facebook Joins the Effort to Locate Missing Children

Facebook to broadcast Amber alerts in its newsfeeds Facebook announced this week that it has formed a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Center’s well-known “Amber Alert,” which broadcasts across the nation as soon as a child is reported as “missing” will now be posted to Facebook. Thousands of missing… Read more »

olive oil in texas

What to Do When Shale Oil Goes Bust?

An old American TV show—the Beverly Hillbillies, opens with a song that tells the story of the miraculous transition from the poor hills of Appalachia to the mansions of Beverly Hills. The song includes this verse: “And up through the ground came a bubblin’ crude. Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.” We can change… Read more »

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing: Manifesting Endless Possibilities

Crowdsourcing—pooling together small amounts of ideas, money and expertise—has become the most popular way to advance visions that otherwise would never leave the drawing pad due to lack of resources. Just about every professional who needs to raise money is turning to crowdsourcing to launch their project. Initiatives benefitting from crowdsourcing span the spectrum from… Read more »

La Villita Park Chicago

From EPA Superfund Site to a Kid’s Paradise: An Amazing Transformation in Inner-City Chicago

For two Chicago neighborhoods devoid of playgrounds and open space, the completion of La Villita Park is a dream come true. The new park provides 22 acres of recreational activities, including basketball courts, soccer fields, a skate park, walking trails and large playground filled with all the latest, totally cool equipment for children. Coming on… Read more »

New material to reduce heat in buildings

Air Conditioning without Electricity? Sending Hot Air to Outer Space

Sounds a bit far-fetched, but researchers at Stanford University have invented a strategy to do just this. Air conditioning is expensive It is well established that electricity usage peaks during the summer months when air conditioning units are running practically non-stop. In fact, the existence of air conditioning has made it possible to live in… Read more »

The first step in protecting cancer patients at risk

Newly Discovered “Pre-Cancer” Gene Mutation May be Key to Identifying Cancer Risk

In a study soon to be released at the American Society of Hematology conference, two teams of Boston area international researchers have announced the discovery of a gene mutation that appears to be a predictor of leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases. The study was published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine…. Read more »

Baby in Incubator

Saving Babies: A Portable Incubator for Infants at Risk

The winner of the 2014 James Dyson Award, an international engineering design award, is James Roberts, a recent engineering graduate from England, who has developed an affordable, collapsible and easily transportable incubator that duplicates the protective shield given to newborns in a hospital. Roberts’ design—MOM—has a battery which lasts for 24-hours in cases of power… Read more »

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  • Attention span decrease due to distractions

    Can Eye Tracking Games Be a Cure for Attention Deficit Disorder?

    Our attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish The concentration-assisting app uHealth reminds me of the old prescription for when you have a hangover – take a drink of whatever caused the drunkenness. In this case, app developer Umoove is utilizing the very device that has been found guilty for causing everyone’s short… Read more »

  • wearable technology

    Next Batch of Wearable Technologies Will Be Focused on Specialized Health

    With the incessant development in mobile technologies, the devices we once deemed as revolutionary, such as the smartphones and tablets, are now being replaced by more portable high-tech gadgets in the form of wearables. The idea is not all new to consumers, as smartwatches have been around on the market for a couple of years now… Read more »

  • man thinking

    Closing Your Eyes Makes You a Better Witness

    Having trouble remembering where you left the car keys? Close your eyes. The details of when you last had your keys and where you placed them should return. This is according to a new study just published in the January 16, 2015 issue of the Legal and Criminology journal. Researchers at the University of Surrey… Read more »

  • empty park

    Social Media Giant Facebook Joins the Effort to Locate Missing Children

    Facebook to broadcast Amber alerts in its newsfeeds Facebook announced this week that it has formed a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Center’s well-known “Amber Alert,” which broadcasts across the nation as soon as a child is reported as “missing” will now be posted to Facebook. Thousands of missing… Read more »

  • olive oil in texas

    What to Do When Shale Oil Goes Bust?

    An old American TV show—the Beverly Hillbillies, opens with a song that tells the story of the miraculous transition from the poor hills of Appalachia to the mansions of Beverly Hills. The song includes this verse: “And up through the ground came a bubblin’ crude. Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.” We can change… Read more »

  • Crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourcing: Manifesting Endless Possibilities

    Crowdsourcing—pooling together small amounts of ideas, money and expertise—has become the most popular way to advance visions that otherwise would never leave the drawing pad due to lack of resources. Just about every professional who needs to raise money is turning to crowdsourcing to launch their project. Initiatives benefitting from crowdsourcing span the spectrum from… Read more »

  • La Villita Park Chicago

    From EPA Superfund Site to a Kid’s Paradise: An Amazing Transformation in Inner-City Chicago

    For two Chicago neighborhoods devoid of playgrounds and open space, the completion of La Villita Park is a dream come true. The new park provides 22 acres of recreational activities, including basketball courts, soccer fields, a skate park, walking trails and large playground filled with all the latest, totally cool equipment for children. Coming on… Read more »

  • New material to reduce heat in buildings

    Air Conditioning without Electricity? Sending Hot Air to Outer Space

    Sounds a bit far-fetched, but researchers at Stanford University have invented a strategy to do just this. Air conditioning is expensive It is well established that electricity usage peaks during the summer months when air conditioning units are running practically non-stop. In fact, the existence of air conditioning has made it possible to live in… Read more »

  • The first step in protecting cancer patients at risk

    Newly Discovered “Pre-Cancer” Gene Mutation May be Key to Identifying Cancer Risk

    In a study soon to be released at the American Society of Hematology conference, two teams of Boston area international researchers have announced the discovery of a gene mutation that appears to be a predictor of leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases. The study was published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine…. Read more »

  • Baby in Incubator

    Saving Babies: A Portable Incubator for Infants at Risk

    The winner of the 2014 James Dyson Award, an international engineering design award, is James Roberts, a recent engineering graduate from England, who has developed an affordable, collapsible and easily transportable incubator that duplicates the protective shield given to newborns in a hospital. Roberts’ design—MOM—has a battery which lasts for 24-hours in cases of power… Read more »

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