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Learning to be Alone in a World of Constant Connection

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Want to be more productive, focused and creative? Learning to be alone could be the answer - but ditch the cell phone first. There is no doubt that technology can be a useful thing. However, there are drawbacks to constant connectivity, one of which is that we are never really alone anymore. A recent study has shown [...]

6 Things I Am No Longer Impressed By

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Earth, Food for thought, Futurism & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a world of scarce resources, inequality and environmental meltdown, there are some things it’s no longer worth being impressed by. If we want to see a fairer, happier and more peaceful world, we need to re-evaluate our measures of success. Here are six things we should no longer be impressed by: 1. Square-footage With [...]

The Mystery of the 2,000-Year-Old Ancient Computer Has Just Been Solved

By | June 11th, 2016|Categories: History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

The world’s most ancient computer, Antikythera mechanism, has long been puzzling researchers. Who created it and most importantly, for what reason? It seems that after years of research, this mystery was finally solved. But first of all, let’s take a look at a brief history of the Antikythera mechanism. The World’s Most Ancient Computer The [...]

Biotech Company Will Try to Bring Brain Dead Patients Back to Life Using Stem Cells

By | May 15th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Can brain dead patients be brought back to life? Is death the end? Dr. Frankenstein would beg to differ. Basically, I guess it depends on how far gone we are. Zombies, for instance, leave a negative impression of what reanimation would be like, and yes, this would be too far gone for redemption, in my [...]

New Revolutionary Wearable Device Can Adjust Your Mindset in a Few Minutes

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

I have ALWAYS been uneasy about adjusting my state of consciousness via external means, yet even I’m enthusiastic about the social implications of the new “Thync” wearable technology. Some tech reviewers have been comparing its ambition-enhancing or emotionally centering effects to those of coffee or marijuana, but without the downsides. Its effects are definitely more [...]

Brain-to-Brain Communication Made Possible Thanks to Advancements in Neuroscience

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

As time goes on, science fiction becomes less like fantasy and more like reality. One of the most startling aspects of science has been the study of brain-to-brain communication, for instance. Linking minds, it seems, is very real. Through testing with animals and humans, results have shown that it is easier than we think to [...]

NO MORE PASSWORDS! This Intelligent Keyboard Identifies Users from Their Typing

By | February 5th, 2015|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science|Tags: |

How would you feel if your electronic device, say your personal computer, could be accessed, without your permission, when you were gone? This is not a pleasant thought, I am sure. Electronics offer opportunities we otherwise could not experience, but, unfortunately, put our personal information into a format which can prove to be self-destructive. In [...]

Swiss Scientists Control Genes with the Power of Mind

By | December 10th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Researchers from Switzerland have developed an innovative gene regulation device operated via brain waves. Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, biotechnology and biomechanics professor of the Department of Biosystems at Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, developed a gene network that uses brain waves to control gene expression, or the conversion of genes into proteins. The [...]

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