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Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have evaded successful therapies though considerable research has focused on their development. One reason is that they have also evaded prediction, not even being recognized until memory decline and functional loss appear.  Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center made a significant breakthrough in identifying blood-based biomarkers of cognitive impairment that can be observed through blood testing up to three years prior to the onset of disease symptoms.

With Skulpt Aim You Never Need To Step On A Scale Again!

If you want to get in shape, you have to know where to start. Skulpt Aim is a new device that gives you a good starting point. All you have to do is press this portable device to your skin, and it measures your body composition, letting you know your weak spots, and gives you suggestions to improve those weak spots. 

Let Them Eat Grass! 6 Grass Products You Can Grow For Your Pets

If you have any size yard at all, you probably recognize this grass, Elymus repens, aka couch grass, aka dog grass.  Dog grass?  You guessed it. Dogs, and actually cats too, love to eat this stuff. But they don't love it enough to remove the roots of this obnoxious weed that insidiously takes over your entire yard.  So, get rid of the "dog grass," and let your pets eat some other grass that's even better for them.  Here are 6 of the most popular grasses you can grow especially for your dogs, cats, and other pets.

Why Weren't Malaysia Airlines' Passengers Texting or Tweeting? [UPDATED]

In 2008, Malaysia Airlines teamed up with the British company AeroMobile and launched a new service allowing passengers to send and receive calls and text messages on their mobile phones while in the air. The service was made available on single Boeing 777-200 aircraft including the Asian routes of China and Japan.

Coming Soon: Sexy Silicon Socks For Your Heart

Soon you will have to buy underwear for your internal organs. A silicon sock is the first bendy implant to be invented. It covers your heart with a sheath of electronics, measuring temperature, pH, and electrical activity in different regions of the heart. It's expected to eventually replace a pacemaker, stimulating the heart to regulate the heartbeat.

5G Internet is Coming - But How Will We Use It?

World governments and technology companies are pledging billions or dollars in to create the next generation of internet. But, they still haven't figured out just what it will be or how it will be used.

LIVR: New App Helps You Party Based On How Drunk You Are

With the invasion of granparents, baby pictures, and wedding photos on popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter, everyone is putting on their best face for their online profiles, and it seems there is no true place where one can "go wild."  LIVR, a new social network app, that only lets you enter if you are legally intoxicated, hopes to change that.

Harvard Scientists Clear Path For Study Of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at Harvard University's Stem Cell Institute have converted skin cells of patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease into neurons that are typically affected by the disease. This is the first time researchers have been able to study the disease in human, rather than animal, cells, and this ability enhances the possibilities for earlier treatments for the disease.

Japanese Researchers Unveil New Wearable Computer For Your Ear

With the arrival of the Samsung Gear, and the highly anticipated Google Glass on the horizon, wearable technology seems to be the new chapter in essential gadgets.  Enter "The Earclip-type Wearable PC," an ambitious project that will grant users complete control of a miniature ear computer with a wiggle of the tongue, a raised eyebrow, or even clenching your teeth.

Virtual Reality Gets A Boost As Zelda Gets Oculus Rift Treament

Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, is already changing the world and it hasn't even gone on sale yet. Here we see what happens when The Legend of Zelda is transformed from 2-D fantasy game to 3-D epic using Oculus RIft and some clever programming techniques.