We all know that sleep is an essential part of keeping our minds and bodies sharp and restored. But is the typical 7 or 8 hours more or less than we should get? Life Noggin explores the human body’s need for rest, and how it changes as we age. TL;DW: Go take a nap.
It may look like a kid’s toy, but this simple contraption made from paper and string provides scientists in less developed areas with access to a critical piece of lab equipment at virtually no cost, and with no need for electricity.
Find out what you’re really breathing in with this high-tech indoor air monitor that can analyze and track chemicals, dust, CO2, humidity, and temperature. Its companion mobile app then makes recommendations, and can even control other smart devices to help improve air quality.
The so-called war on drugs is about short term gains and check marks for politicians. It goes after suppliers, but drugs are addictive. Users are willing to pay high prices for drugs, which encourages suppliers. The solution is to alleviate the demand for these substances.
Instant is a self-improvement app for iOS and Android. It keeps track of both your physical activity and mobile device usage. You can then set a time limit and be notified when you need to lay off your device.
A mechanical white noise generator, aka a horizontal fan. Its pitch video is funny, but it all boils down to this: does the sound of an electric fan help you fall asleep? If it does, Snooz is for you. You can adjust its tone and volume manually or with its app.
They may look tacky, but Magical Sticky Wipes are handy cleaning accessories. They’re washable microfiber cloths with a reusable adhesive back, so they’re always there when you need them. Each pack comes with two wipes.
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