the-promised-wlan:

Foc.us: The first commercial tDCS headset that lets you safely overclock your brain

After an interminable wait, the first brain-boosting tDCS headset has finally received FCC approval and will begin shipping in the next few days. Dubbed the Foc.us, the headset jolts your prefrontal cortex with electricity, improving your focus, reaction time, and ability to learn new skills. The Foc.us is being targeted at gamers looking to improve their skillz, but tDCS has the potential to improve — or more accurately to overclock — almost every aspect of your life. »Continue Reading«

commandereyebrows:

sixpenceee:

This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal, I MUST share

It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.

It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.

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reblogging because this is seriously amazing.

App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing

emergentfutures:

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the latest crop of advanced hearing aids are better than the ears most of us were born with. The devices can stream phone calls and music directly to your ears from your phone. They can tailor their acoustic systems to your location; when the phone detects that you have entered your favorite sports bar, it adjusts the hearing aids to that environment.

Samsung says it refined its focus, but that’s not really true: there are still too many features, too many options, too many weird ideas about how we want to use our phones. It’s just all been tossed in a pile, thrown under a blanket, and swept into the corner where we hopefully won’t notice. The S5’s settings menu is 61 items long, and shows by default a grid of all-but-identical circular icons. Good luck with that.
If you build a city that is great for an eight-year-old and for an 80-year-old, then you build a city that is going to be great for everybody. They’re like an indicator species. We need to stop building cities as if everybody in them is 30 years old and athletic.

Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile. 

Photo: The Atlantic Cities

(via plantedcity)


palindromics:

Dining Etiquette Around The World, an infographic by Restaurant Choice

via Feel Design

(Source: rerylikes)

The secret, the evidence suggests, is that listening to music is an active process: We’re making the music in our heads as the sounds play our brains.

womeninspace:

Women in Control

The photos above show flight director Dina Contella (top) and lead U.S. Spacewalk Officer Allison Bolinger at work in mission control during spacewalks of ISS expedition 38.

Source: Nasa2Explore (1, 2)


futurescope:

Look Inside.™: Mick Ebeling

This is the story of Not Impossible Labs founder Mick Ebeling. After reading about a boy named Daniel who lost both his arms during the civil war in South Sudan, Mick turned to technology to help. He traveled to Africa armed with 3D printers, Intel 2-in-1s and spools of plastic and, with Intel’s help, established the world’s first 3D prosthetic printing lab in Daniel’s village #lookinside

[Not Impossible Labs] [via doktorsblog]