Technology

23andMe is Monetizing Your DNA The Way Facebook Monetizes “Likes"

If you paid 23andMe to take a look at your DNA, maybe you wanted to know more than why you like cilantro or are related to Genghis Khan, maybe you thought you were advancing science. Well, you are, in the same old way marketers have long advanced science- ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 22 2016 - 10:57am

Watt a Box: KFC Lunch Will Also Charge Your Phone

KFC is launching a 5-in-1 meal with a built in power bank so you can charge your phone while you eat lunch. Watt a Box is designed to offset the drop in discretionary spend brought on by the moribund economy. One way to gain a competitive advantage over o ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 26 2016 - 8:00am

Lack Of Voluntary Data Sharing From Clinical Trials

There has been plenty of criticism about academic clinical trial reporting mandated by government funding and now a new paper analyzing four companies finds that the private sector is better about it, though results vary. In JAMA, Isabelle Boutron, M.D., ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2016 - 12:51pm

How A Touch Screen Helped A Paralyzed Chimp Walk Again

The case of Reo, a male chimpanzee that learned to walk again after being paralyzed due to illness, shows how much can be done to rehabilitate animals injured in captivity. So says lead author Yoko Sakuraba of Kyoto University, in an article in Primates, ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2016 - 2:30pm

Pokemon Go Did Something, While Government And Academics Talked About Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2016 - 7:30am

Pokémon Go, its Hazards and Hilarities.

F riends, don’t let friends play Pokémon go alone unless they are known to be very situationally aware.  One or two images will show the problems that arise from not watching what you are doing while playing this game.  Consider where the “Pokéstops” are ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jul 17 2016 - 6:43pm

23andMe Debuts Genotyping Services For Research

23andMe has launched Genotyping Services for Research (GSR) so that researchers – no matter their level of genetics expertise – can infuse genetics into their studies. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2016 - 9:49am

Middle School Students Use 3-D Printing To Help Disabled Penguin Walk Again

A disabled African penguin at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut has gotten a new boot, thanks to 3-D printing and some middle school students. Yellow/Purple (AKA “Purps”), a resident of Mystic Aquarium’s endangered African penguin colony,  was left wi ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2016 - 11:08am

Avoid Showing The Jacksonville Jaguars And Other Ways To Optimize Monday Night Football

The NFL's schedule makers face a lot of uncertainty when they sit down every spring to put together the next season's Monday Night Football schedule. They want viewers and they want to give teams national exposure.  Yet the games won't be p ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2016 - 12:37am

Internet Of Clothes: Nanny Wardrobe Reminds You To Wear Items, Or It Gives Them Away

If you're the type of person who lets closet clutter creep into their lives, a connected wardrobe may be for you. It reminds you to wear unworn clothes or to give them away to charity. Like most things that invoke terms like "ethical" and &q ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2016 - 8:49am