More is Less? How Choice Overload Affects People, Businesses and Society

Bobby Miller Our society often acts on the assumption that more choices is always better. Businesses try to lure customers with a wide variety of products, colleges try to entice students with huge class lists and numerous amenities, and we ourselves often think we’re better off if we have plenty of activities to choose from. [&hellip

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Kirk, Einstein, and Obsolescing Wormholes: Making Warp Drive a Reality

Alison K. Lanier So often we see technology making its debut in the shadow of science fiction precedents. However, NASA’s latest media darling is, to say the least, not subtle in making its ties to legendary sci-fi inspiration. NASA’s Harold White hinted two years ago that a warp drive was possible; now he and a [&hellip

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Never Drain your Battery with the KERO Power Annex

Paloma Basilio We rely on technology to get through the day. Using computers, laptops, tablets, and most importantly cell phones—which in a lot of cases carry our entire lives— there is the always the inevitable that usage boils down to battery life. Without enough battery life we cannot stay connected to the electronic world, which [&hellip

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Skype Takes its Next “Evolutionary” Step: Instant Speech-to-Speech Translation

Alison K. Lanier Microsoft released a demo rendition of what Wired is calling a “near real-time translation tool.” This super-translator, aptly dubbed “Skype Translator,” would make instant communication between speakers of any supported language a reality. The company revealed this software, 10 years in the making, on May 27 at the Code Conference in Rancho [&hellip

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Why is Water Worth it? The Advantages of Drinking Lots of Water

Carolyn Hoy What causes some of the most destructive natural disasters known to man, yet covers 70 percent of the Earth? What is a crucial element in everything from cooking and summer camp games to electrical power? The obvious answer is water, the force that wipes out entire populations when it is in excess and [&hellip

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Out of the Rumor Mill, Into the Market: On the Lookout for Apple’s iWatch

Alison K. Lanier The much-awaited Apple iWatch finally has a release date, according to MacWorld UK, alongside many other excited and speculating articles across the tech sphere. With waves of wearable tech on the horizon, from Google Glass to Avegant Glyph, the iWatch is not by any means lonely on the smartwatch battlefield. Samsung’s Galaxy [&hellip

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Fast Food Buddy helps you Dip while you Drive

Paloma Basilio Fast food chains are constantly growing because of the high demand from consumers. Fast food has become the way that a lot of Americans get their food. The rapid growth of these fast food chains regularly makes national headlines. We live a fast-paced life where there is little time to do the things [&hellip

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Home, James: The Bright, Friendly Face of your New, Self-Driving Google Car

Alison K. Lanier Google’s endeavors to propel its consumers into the Star Trek age with, for instance, the newly-commercial Google Glass are yet again seeking to change how consumers see the world around them. This time, though, the company’s driverless car will be—fingers crossed—changing how the consumer moves through the Google-mapped world. The car’s first [&hellip

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Meditation around the World: New Research on Old Traditions

Bobby Miller At its core, meditation involves deep concentration to achieve tranquility and insight. In the 1960s, Americans usually associated the practice with hippies, who openly acknowledged meditation’s connections to Eastern religions. However, in the 1970s, medical researchers began examining the therapeutic effects of meditation, such as stress relief. According to Adiba Osmani, who dubs [&hellip

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Wellness Series: Live in Harmony, not Conflict

Carolyn Hoy Wellness.com defines wellness as “the awareness of our true potential, reliable information, healthy living, expert care and the lifelong pursuit of a more successful existence.” More generally, it is “the state of being healthy” in all aspects of life. What are those aspects that make up healthy? The National Wellness Institute outlines six [&hellip

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