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Spectacular Shots from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Competition

November 20, 2016

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An urban leopard in Mumbai, the spectre of a crow in London’s Valentine’s Park and a charnel house of dead wildebeest in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. All category winners in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Each year devoted wildlife photographers submit their best in the hopes of picking up the prized title of Wildlife […]

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet — Quartz

November 20, 2016

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Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up. You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details on the… via […]

Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Your Personal Data Can Be Bought For Tiny Fractions of a Penny So Why Do We Value It So Highly?

October 30, 2016

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The disparity between the value that people place on their personal information and how much it can be bought for online is shocking. In a survey from credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com the company reveals how little your privacy is worth. TotallyMoney spoke to UK consumers to find out how much they would be prepared to […]

Pokemon Go Works the Brain in Glorious Ways, Just Beware those Real World Issues

September 3, 2016

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Augmented reality is not just Pokemon Go, though you’d think it was, but by hooking gamers into the real world it may be much more than a brain workout. Cue the science. Apparently Pokemon Go refreshes the parts that other games don’t. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Margaret McCartney talks about the special […]

Money Comes Easier to Virtual Athletes than Sporting Olympians

August 14, 2016

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With every Olympics comes a renewed focus on how little money most Olympians actually make throughout their athletic lives. While a few newly made superstars (such as US gymnast Simone Biles) will strike it lucky by attracting the attention of sponsors, the vast majority of competitors at Rio will struggle to break even—let alone make… via […]

Inspire Project and Studybugs Smartphone App Aim to Improve Asthma Kids Prospects

August 13, 2016

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Keeping children with asthma healthy and in school is the aim of the Inspire mobile app project at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Inspire is the brainchild of researchers at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School whose aim is to tackle asthma at an early age using digital technology. Local schools and families have been […]

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