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Need This New Finding? A Plant Can Learn And Remember

To most of us a Mimosa is a tasty cocktail to drink with brunch, but to researchers a Mimosa is a plant native to Central and South America that has been shown to be able to learn and remember what it learned. The Mimosa pudica is a creeping annual or perennial herb that is also known as a "touch-me-not" that closes its leaves and droops to protect itself from predators.

Great Ideas For Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.) On February 14

As our coupled friends celebrate that mushy, heart-y February 14 “holiday”, the rest of us celebrate Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.).  We encourage giving gifts to yourself or your other single friends to celebrate S.A.D.  Go and share S.A.D. with each other! Here are some ideas from around the Internet for fun and funny S.A.D. gifts and activities.

Have Diabetes? Save Your Eyes With New Smart Lenses

Diabetes affects 1 in 19 people, that's 26 million people in the US, and patients need to be in constant control of their blood sugar levels, otherwise they risk damage to their eyes, kidneys or heart. Methods to measure blood glucose are painful (finger pricking and Ditto or Glooko), or invasive (constant glucose monitors, CGMs). Hopefully they will soon be replaced by Google's Smart Lens.

This Robot Has The Potential To Make Land Mines Obsolete

Currently, it's estimated there are 110,000,000 active landmines in the world. Not exactly a small number.Since humans aren't likely capable of clearing them out any time soon (never mind the danger involved), researchers at the University of Coimbra decided they could use a bit of robotic help.

Are Yakuza Action Figures Pokemon For Adults?

Gotta catch 'em all... before they catch up to YOU! These new Yakuza action figures bring the gritty intensity, tattooed imagery and distinctive fashion sense of Japan's criminal underworld to every collector's display shelf.

Best Fitness Trends To Try In 2014

Instead of  trying a nutty fad exercise trend or doing the same old exercise routine this year, how about trying what experts predict will be the hot exercises for 2014. These workouts also have serious exercise science behind them.

5 Fun Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes

Durr is a new type of watch that messes with your perception of time. It buzzes every 5 minutes, so you can feel how time passes differently depending on your situation. Use it in the following scenarios and see how long 5 minutes really is.

New Robot Rene Can Detect, Diagnose, And Help Treat Autism

Scientists in Croatia have developed a new robot that they say could be used to detect autism in children quickly and easily - and to help treat it, as well. The robot goes by the name of Rene, and is equipped with all the tools necessary to interact with sufferers of the illness, who are often incredibly timid around human beings.

Suffering From Incontinence? Try Playing A Dance Game!

It's already pretty common knowledge that games like Dance Dance Revolution help you burn off calories and lose weight. Turns out, weight loss isn't the only thing dancing's good for: a study published by Neurology and Urodynamics has revealed that dance games can help women with incontinence.

Need This New Innovation: The Revolving Cradle, A Drop Box For Unwanted Infants

The baby drop box, revolving cradle, baby hatch, or stork's cradle is actually something that had been around in one form or another for many centuries. They were very popular during the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th centuries when they were called foundling wheels. The custom has been coming back in the past few years and bringing with it controversy over making it "too easy" for women to abandon their children.

7 Crazy Fitness Fads That Really Should Die In 2014

How many people resolved to exercise more in the coming year.... again? Exercise is great, but some of the fitness fads of the past few years are past their prime.  Say goodbye to these nutty fitness fads this year and embrace reality.

Innovative Withings Aura Smart Sleep System

Unveiled at the Spring 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System has all the indications of a gadget that might actually help consumers. The Smart Sleep System monitors your sleep experience and actively works to improve it using light and sound.

This Mini Industrial Robot Arm Will Make Your Desk Feel Like A Factory

Hey there, folks! How would you feel about having your own personal robot arm? Inspired by the industrial-strength ABB PalletPack robot arm, the uArm adds a factory-esque feel to your office desktop, perfect for the motion-impaired (or the especially lazy).

7 Interactive Cat Toys For Nocturnal Cat Play - So You Can Sleep

Does your cat wake up in the middle of the night and want to play? Naturally; that's when cats in the wild do their best hunting.  But if you want to get your sleep, the jingle bells and scrunchy stuff are out.  What's a cat owner to do?  Try a few of these interactive cat toys designed especially for owners who prefer to sleep while their cats play.

Stay Warm This Winter With A Geothermal Heat Pump For Your Home

Geothermal heat pumps are a cost- and energy-efficient way to stay warm during the long, cold months of winter. They have been around since the late 1940s, but as the technology gets better and the prices continue to fall, they have recently become more popular for home use. Today, about 80,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed per year in the United States.  Here's how geothermal heat pumps work -- and how you can get one for your home.

Make Better Decisions - Don't Just Trust Your Gut

How do you make decisions? By trusting your gut? Or by making lists? David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University is advising us to stop trusting ourselves, so should we put our trust in technology instead? ChoiceMap and Feels are two iphone apps that claim they help us make better decisions.


Georgia Tech's Using Human Arms To Make Robots More Accurate

One of the biggest driving forces in robotics innovation is the manufacturing industry. See, the machinery used to construct cars could easily tear a human apart of miscalibrated. The latest development comes from the Georgia Institute of Technology: a control system developed using the human arm.

The Immersion Headset Will Teach You How Not To Rage At Video Games

As gamers, we're no stranger to frustration. Whether an incompentent teammate in League of Legends or a particularly brutal segment of Ninja Gaiden, some games can be downright infuriating. The problem is that some of us have no idea how to manage that stress. That's where Immersion comes in.

Need This New Innovation? Marijuana Vending Machine

As of January first the state of Colorado is either going to pot or up in smoke. Maybe both! The state had already made history by becoming one of the first two states to legalize the medical use of medical marijuana. As of the New Year the state became the first to legalize the drug for recreational use. Within days the marijuana dispensaries faced shortages and sold out. It may be time for a new distribution system for this hot (or pot) commodity -- vending machines.

Panasonic Announces Super-High-End 20” Windows 8 Tablet

Panasonic's new Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 packs an awful lot of power under the hood, and does so without compromising durability. Think of it as a heavily bumped-up Microsoft Surface 2. Pun intended.