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Study turns selfies into a science

Study turns selfies into a science

Seflies -- images one takes of him or herself, often with the front-facing camera on their smartphone -- has become a digital world staple so common the word has made its way into the dictionary. As such, it isn't surprising one team of researchers conducted a mass study of thousands of images, breaking them down into details like pose, location, and gender.

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LightingScience Bluetooth bulbs claim to conquer jetlag; ease early starts

LightingScience Bluetooth bulbs claim to conquer jetlag; ease early starts

Remote control lights like Philips hue may allow you to change the color of your environment, but LightingScience claims its bulbs actually improve the quality of it. A Bluetooth-enabled downlighter, the Rhythm Downlight cuts out the frequency of blue light that tells the body to "wake up" and runs the user through a smartphone questionnaire to learn their living routines and automatically adjust what frequencies are emitted.

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Popular Science and the self-destruction of print media

Popular Science and the self-destruction of print media

One of the most surprising gifts I received this Christmas was a subscription to National Geographic. I didn't expect to get signed up for a printed publication, but I did - and I'm really excited to get the magazine in the mail each month. But when I see a story like the one Wil Weaton published today on how his name was sold to junkmail dealers by the likes of Popular Science, I become suspicious of the whole media once again.

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Intel awards science fair scholarship to teenager’s self-driving car

Intel awards science fair scholarship to teenager’s self-driving car

Intel has awarded its $75,000 scholarship at its international science and engineering fair late last week, giving the funds to 19-year-old high schooler Ionut Budisteanu of Romania. Budisteanu's project? A self-driving car, which successfully navigated through 47 out of 50 driving simulations and cost $4,000 to create. Rather than using the expensive 3D radar used by Google, the student uses a webcam.

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Former AOL VP becomes new head of CIA tech and science division

Former AOL VP becomes new head of CIA tech and science division

The CIA has appointed Dawn Meyerriecks, former AOL Senior Vice President for Product Technology, as its new Chief of Science and Technology. While it seems like a strange move on the CIA's part, after reading through Meyerricks's resume, we now understand why she is one of the best candidates. According to Wired, Meyerrick's is the first internet executive to ever take a top-tiered position in the CIA.

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Science taps “living fossil” for clues tipping first land animals

Science taps “living fossil” for clues tipping first land animals

If you want to find out what a millions-of-years-old creature was all about, you should only have to head to your local time machine and hit the button, right? As it turns out, studying the genes of one creature by the name of Coelacanth might not be far off. What scientists are doing here in 2013 and announcing this week is sequencing the genome of this deep-sea fish to compare it to the iterations of its being from a long, long time ago. Could Jurrasic Park be far off?

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