Studies Link LSD Trips to Long-term Bliss

LSD normally conjures up visions of the Beatles, Woodstock, hippies and a kaleidoscope of colors. However, a new study taps into its long-term benefits like increased levels of happiness.A recent study from the Imperial College London reinforces the urban understanding that LSD improves mental wellbeing for mid to long term.In 1938, chemist Albert Hofmann first synthesized LSD. He...

This Cutting-edge Technology Stops Next-Gen Sequencing

Utah-based startup 23andMe looked to expand what customers could learn about their history through DNA testing.The company’s most popular product, a “spit kit,” told you about health and ancestry. 23andMe wanted to go a few steps farther by offering next-generation sequencing to tell users about diseases risks.But on Wednesday, the company stopped its pursuit of that technology.CEO and...

NASA’s “15 Days of Darkness” Hoax Strikes Again

The internet has its fair share of hoaxes, all brilliantly crafted and seemingly plausible. However, things often appear to be more accurate when you tack on a name like NASA.Despite rumors floating around, there will not be “15 days of darkness” next month. Similarly, there weren’t 15 days of darkness last year either.An article from NewsWatch33 started the...

Microsoft Unveils 3-D Image Capturing Software for Any Device

Microsoft just announced a new feature to capture images in stunning 3-D images on any device.The feature, announced on Wednesday, lets users walk around an object while it builds a 3-D image to save into photos.You can rotate that image just as you would with any other 3-D system. This new system allows you to get 3-D pictures...

New Manually-Powered Elevator is a Workout

Designers with the Rombaut Frieling Lab in the Netherlands created the strangest ‘elevator’ ever. They dubbed the part stairs, part elevator contraption Vertical Walking.The intent behind the strangely-named Vertical Walking system is to make dead space more used:“The price of urban land is skyrocketing. And another 3 billion people are expected to live in cities: we will be...

New Hydrogen Fuel Possible by Splitting Water Molecules with Nanowires

Nano Wires Coated in Teeny Crystals (Quantum Dots) Scientists are currently developing a technology using nanowires and crystals that have the potential to split water into its components.This ‘final solution’ to clean energy could come from combining crystals, called quantum dots, to teeny wires. The technology seeks to split water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel. That fuel could unlock...

Foldable Desktop Coming Soon from Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it’s developed its first-ever desktop PC.“We totally believe that Surface changes the way you produce, the way you create, the way you learn,” said Panos Panay, a leader with Microsoft devices. “The product I’m going to show you is all of that — but it’s one step further. It’s going to seem familiar,...

Have Car, Will Hammock: New Hammock Stand Doesn’t Use Trees

Live somewhere without trees? As long as you have a car, you can still string up a hammock.The ENO Roadie Hammock lets you use your car’s weight to anchor the stand. Once you park, get out the Roadie. Place the stands in front of your tires and drive the car forward until it parks on top of the...

IKEA Moves to Mushrooms to Replace Current Packaging

The ready-to-assemble furniture giant IKEA announced they might be using packaging made with mushrooms rather that traditional polystyrene.The mycelium packaging comes from mushroom roots, essentially, and the material boasts a slew of benefits. It’s naturally fire resistant. It can be safely designed and molded with ease. It comes at a competitive cost with traditional packaging product. The biggest...

Is Weed the New Kale? Study Shows Benefits of Raw Cannabis

New studies claim that cannabis could cure more ailments by consuming it raw than in any other state. Benefits range from anti-inflammatory to preventing fibromyalgia, bowel cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.Marijuana includes 400 different chemical compounds like essential oils, acids, vitamins, which are beneficial for the human body. According to Dr. William Courtney, weed has an important role in basic cell functions by its...