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BY TROY TURNER What could an astronaut and ballet dancer possibly have in common? The answer is in their movement! In space, astronauts move almost as if they’re dancing between one place and another as they float around in zero gravity. Inspired by aerial and ballet dancers, this wearable, full-body device called Orpheus offers astronauts [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments releases a peanut-shaped temperature sensor is… a strange company. Take, for example, the fact that its website’s About section begins with a treatise titled “the meaning of life.” Or the fact that its smart sensor product is called “Mother.” When you realize that the whole thing was founded by Nabaztag co-creator Rafi Haladjian, the whole thing makes a little more [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Polar embeds a bunch of sensors into a workout shirt

The once-ascendant world of wearables seems to be on shaky ground of late, but you’ve got to hand it to polar for really going all in. The Finnish company’s certainly got the history to back it up, of course, having produced wearable heart rate monitors since the early 80s, decades before anyone managed to embed [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best meditation apps to help you de-stress, focus and fight insomnia

With hundreds of meditation apps available, the search alone is enough to induce the need to meditate! Are you antsy or already pretty Zen? Do you like music or do you prefer listening to someone’s voice? Do you need to visualize or do you prefer body scans? Whatever your style may be, we’ve (calmly) sifted [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Confessions of an Anxious Meditator

The poster-child picture of the meditator is often someone with a blissed-out beatific smile, looking as if they are about to float into space. In fact, meditation puts us in touch with the anxiety we all carry as living, breathing human beings. And that’s why it can be so helpful. Not long after I started [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Of Mice and Mindfulness

Mice do not, so far as we know, practice meditation. But in order to study how that activity affects human brains at the cellular level, researchers at the University of Oregon managed to put murine brains into a somewhat equivalent state. Their experiments, reported in March in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Electrical Brain Stimulation Could “Awaken” Comatose People

WAKING THE BRAIN After experiencing a severe brain injury, people can slip into a coma. Some of these people begin to show signs of intermittent awareness, but are still not able to communicate. This state is called “minimal consciousness,” and it can leave friends and loved ones of those who are trapped in it feeling [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neurohacker Collective – Sector Spotlight

Speaking to the co-founders of the Neurohacker Collective makes it obvious these people are more interested in nootropics and cognitive enhancement than the businessmen of the industry. Whereas many nootropics founders that create unique stacks have cursory knowledge of the substances, the Neurohacker crew seems light years ahead. Over the past 5 weeks, I’ve traveled [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Headspace Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

With more than 500,000 subscribers paying an average of roughly $100 a year, meditation aid Headspace has built a real business out of the ethereal realm of mindfulness. The app-based service, which is consistently among the most downloaded health and fitness offerings in the Apple App Store, removes the intimidation factor for beginners with an [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Future of the Human Brain: Smart Drugs and Nootropics

By Karla Lant A Scientific Way of Enhancing Performance? Futurism curates the products that could help reshape our world. Learn more about Qualia and ‘smart drugs’ here. Doing research to define what nootropics are is kind of like asking Tekkies which VPN is the best one to use. You get an avalanche of responses from [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments