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Women are better at picking out gifts than men. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Women are better at picking out gifts than men. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Photo: flickr/Prayitno/ more than 2 millions views: thank you! Although it is commonly believed that women are better at picking out gifts than men, this h
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Chinese experiment with 'car vending machines' to tackle problems of pollution, space and access to transport

Chinese experiment with 'car vending machines' to tackle problems of pollution, space and access to transport | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
WILL this Chinese car vending machine spell the end of the car salesman? With car manufacturing already in turmoil, this innovation may turn another Australian industry on its head.
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A smartphone app which uses "selfies" to check your cholesterol level

A smartphone app which uses "selfies" to check your cholesterol level | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it

A team of engineers has designed a smartphone accessory and app that allows users to monitor their own blood cholesterol levels. Think of it as a sort of cholesterol selfie — or maybe a healthie?

 

As researchers from Cornell University explain in a paper in the journal Lab on a Chip, all you need — aside from their attachment and a smartphone — is a reagent test strip and a willingness to draw your own blood.

 

Cholesterol tests tend to rely on reagent strips that turn different colors, depending on the cholesterol levels of the blood placed on them. The researchers’ achievement was to design an attachment to be placed over the smartphone flash and camera that can illuminate and capture the color of the strip, rendering unnecessary specialized equipment or an in-person health professional. The lab is working on a smartphone app that can determine vitamin D levels, too.

 

The technology is relatively straightforward, and the research group is one of many developing smartphone tools such as these. Already, apps can turn smartphones into heart-rate monitors, sleep monitors or ultrasound machines, to name just a few.

 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, half of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users worldwide will have downloaded mobile health applications by 2018.

 

Whether they use them regularly is another question. Still, the continuing spread of smartphones globally and the determination of health policymakers to drive down costs make such cheap, idiot-proof (at least, idiot-resistant) technologies all-but inevitable


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On Ice: 100 year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic

On Ice: 100 year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
    Conservators restoring an Antarctic exploration hut recently made a remarkable discovery: a small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives, frozen in a solid block of ice for nearly one hundred years.
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How the brain keeps track of who’s number 1 - Futurity

How the brain keeps track of who’s number 1 - Futurity | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
UCL (UK) — We use a different part of our brain to learn about who’s who in the social pecking … Continued
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Australian Sharks Will Now Be Tweeting Their Locations

Australian Sharks Will Now Be Tweeting Their Locations | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
There's a great, bloody shark war going on in Western Australia right now.
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Dial it Down: Noise-Cancelling Device for City Street Sounds | Urbanist

Dial it Down: Noise-Cancelling Device for City Street Sounds | Urbanist | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
The background sounds of urban environments can be invigorating when you are out and about, but enervating when you are at home and want to tune them out. Now ...
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Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free. 
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Why Mark Zuckerberg Gets Away With Hoodies

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How is nonconformity interpreted by others? Do we see it as a sign of status?
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Work stress now = More hospital visits later

Work stress now = More hospital visits later | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
If your job is stressing you out, it could cost you in hospital visits when you get older, a new study shows.
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British woman is first person to cycle to South Pole

British woman is first person to cycle to South Pole | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Adventurer raced two others for 805 km in ‘vicious’ conditions.
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Bo and Sunny Obama Are Definitely The Leaders of the Political Pets Pack

Bo and Sunny Obama Are Definitely The Leaders of the Political Pets Pack | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
From Bo and Sunny Obama to California’s Sutter Brown, politicians’ pets have captured our Insta-hearts. These are the ‘pelfies’ of 2013.
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Teens' Bonds with Parents Affect Their Sleep

Teens' Bonds with Parents Affect Their Sleep | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
A recent study suggests that social ties, such as relationships with friends and parents, may play a bigger role than biology in influencing teen sleep.
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Each Step on Smart Hallway Helps Power School : DNews

Each Step on Smart Hallway Helps Power School : DNews | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
These students' footsteps are keeping the lights on at their school. Continue reading →
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New Caffeinated Shaving Cream can give energy boost within five minutes

New Caffeinated Shaving Cream can give energy boost within five minutes | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
A new product has added caffeine to normal shaving cream. It is absorbed by the skin – and an energy boost can be felt within five minutes, even before you've put your trousers on.

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Man in China Builds Giant Transformers Replica to Propose to Girlfriend

Man in China Builds Giant Transformers Replica to Propose to Girlfriend | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
You know how when a guy courts a girl, sometimes the right move is a grand gesture? A bouquet of flowers to say you're sorry. A surprise weekend getaway to mark an anniversary. How about a giant Transformers replica to pop the question?
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Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity

Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.
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The Stain Proof Shirt that Won’t Get Wet

The Stain Proof Shirt that Won’t Get Wet | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Forget the club soda and leave the napkin on your lap. There is finally a shirt for every klutz who spills soda and drips soup on themselves.
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Why Men Can't Take Compliments

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Being the arbiter of someone's attractiveness can be interpreted as an expression of masculinity that women are not traditionally expected to adopt.
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Now Your Kid Can Get a Report Card on How She’s Doing in Lunch

Now Your Kid Can Get a Report Card on How She’s Doing in Lunch | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Introducing the weekly email that details everything your child picked out in the cafeteria
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Cheering for Themselves: Why Sports Fans Attempt to Set Noise Records

Cheering for Themselves: Why Sports Fans Attempt to Set Noise Records | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Team rosters change, and arena sponsors come and go, but setting the Guinness world record for loudest team roar? That might last forever.
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LEMs' Luggage-Friendly, Rollable Boots

LEMs' Luggage-Friendly, Rollable Boots | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
As I mentioned in this post on travel methodologies, I never travel with anything larger than a rolling carry-on.
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Medical Glasses Let Nurses See Patients' Veins Through Their Skin - PSFK

Medical Glasses Let Nurses See Patients' Veins Through Their Skin - PSFK | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Eyes-On Glasses help give doctors and medical staff the power of x-ray vision.
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Dog-to-English Translation Headset Gets Funding

Dog-to-English Translation Headset Gets Funding | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Christmas just came early for Doctor Doolittle, and anyone else who would like to talk with the animals.
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