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Want to be better at math? Electric shocks could help

In ongoing research with children and adults, an Oxford University researcher finds that stimulating the brain with low-dose electrical currents could help improve learning.

By February 14, 2014


Crowson TES 100 Couch Kit

The Crowson TES 100 bass plates vibrate your sofa like a giant subwoofer, adding "feel it in your gut" bass to your home theater.

By June 2, 2004

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Spain passes SOPA-like law that U.S. allegedly pushed for

The new anti-piracy law in Spain has similarities to the Stop Online Piracy Act bill in the U.S. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is alleging that the U.S. had a hand in Spain passing its law.

By January 5, 2012


Report: Uninterruptible power supply poised for growth

Pike Research predicts UPS will grow from a $3.4 billion worldwide industry in 2011 to a $4.8 billion industry in 2016, perhaps making blackouts or power surges a thing of the past.

By July 7, 2011


Clean Urban Energy raises $7 million

A Chicago start-up scores Series A funding for its thermal-energy efficiency software platform and services.

By July 7, 2011


Light at night linked to high blood pressure, diabetes

Yet another study finds adverse effects of light at night, this time showing that the profound suppression of melatonin could lead to higher blood pressure, diabetes, and poor sleep.

By January 13, 2011


Blingathon: Novero's Victoria Bluetooth headsets

Novero, a company formed by ex-Nokia managers keen to express their stylish sides, on Wednesday showed off a range of Bluetooth gadgets that target the fashion-conscious who still want to yell into empty space.

By May 12, 2010


Are stem cells Republicans or Democrats?

There are ways to see the debate in DC over federal funding for stem cell research as a typical partisan brawl between Republicans and Democrats. The reality, though, is not that clear as Americans overwhelmingly support increased government support for

By June 28, 2007


Do political bloggers matter? Of course not, except when they do

The political blogosphere, a technology that has shaken up politics, does not matter as much as they want to, but surely matters as much as any major constituency group in the Republican and Democratic Parties.

By June 19, 2007


The "fake news" virus spreads to San Francisco weekly

In this weeks SF Weekly, Nic Foit and Ira Tes deliver an article about the Barry Bonds' steroid scandal that is too far-out to believe. In fact, it's not even true at all. What happens when trusted news outlets churn out fanciful satire? Probably confusio

By September 28, 2007