Do you actually use your laptop, y'know, on your lap? I sure don't — that heat's a killer. Turns out, a burning MacBook and the like can do some real damage to your familial future. If you don't know how to sit, that is.
Spending extended time in space can also be dangerous. Besides the inevitable meteor showers and hostile aliens, astronauts also have to contend with things that are harder to defend against, like slowly losing bone mass. A new elastic jumpsuit may be able to help astronauts stay healthy, and keep them looking like superheroes while doing it.
This may look like one of Japan's super odd vending machines, but in fact it's just the newest innovation in growing produce without sunlight.
We've had body fat scanning technology for a long time. It's called a mirror. If you want to get fancy, though, then you get this body volume index machine, a new 3D scanner that not only analyzes your amount of body fat, but where it is. Where it is could make all the difference.
It's fitting that the news comes during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — welcome, too — as a professor at the University of Manchester in the U.K. has developed a breast cancer scanner the size of a lunchbox.
Scratching your glasses usually means you've just ruined them, but an Israeli researcher has figured out a way to etch a lens so that it acts as a bifocal — letting the wearer see things both near and far — but without the hassle.
MIT grad student Ming-Zher Poh has managed to give the humble webcam a beefy functionality upgrade without too much extra work. In fact, your webcam could tell how healthy your heart is just by looking at you.
Aging isn't pretty. As we get older we gain weight, our skin gets less taut and we generally just get less attractive. It's a sad downhill slide! But really, trying to stop it with these ridiculous anti-aging glasses is probably just going to make things worse.
Lots of gadgets promise to help you get fit, but here's one that'll tell you if those gadgets are actually working. Over the course of the day, the KiFit armband counts the calories you burn and measures your sleep patterns — essentially telling you how healthy you're living.
Meet Kord Campbell, a man The New York Times says is so inundated with "two computer screens alive with e-mail, instant messages, online chats, a Web browser and the computer code he was writing" that he missed an email where someone offered to buy his Internet startup for a cool $1.3 million. And that's not all.