Could this beetle end water scarcity?


This World Water Day, we’re asking, how will we beat the world’s water crisis? Science Insider says one tiny beetle could be the answer.

Nature’s answer to climate change impacts this World Water Day

In fighting climate change, nature could teach us our biggest lessons. Take this machine learning-based ocean microorganism preservation project, for instance. Now, according to Science Insider, one big (or small) source of inspiration could come from the Namib Desert Beetle. Why are scientists rushing to study its exoskeleton as a way to help overcome the water crisis?

Wake up refreshed this World Sleep Day


Today is World Sleep Day, but don’t hit the duvet just yet! Do you have smart tech that helps you achieve a better quality of health? Sleep is vital to help you live a better life. These three videos are sure to help you crack the code to feeling well-rested.

“How can you track your sleep?” – (above)

“What is the accuracy of these apps?”

“Simple tips for better sleep”

Sleep apps are one solution. Besides tech, a big part of better sleep is to relax. Try CyberSpa for novel ways to unwind online, like squeezing a virtual stress ball. Then switch off your devices to let your body and mind decompress before hitting the hay.

If you’re curious about what it means to share health data with apps, then read this story from Kaspersky.

How do you get the best night’s sleep? Share your tips with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Cyborgs: Would you trust this implant?


Cyborg, cyborg, where art thou? Right here. I’m joined by Kaspersky’s Marco Preuß to discuss the future of human augmentation with two people living augmented lives.

What’s the future of human augmentation?

Will the future be focused on human augmentation technologies meant to expand independence for people with disabilities, or as a launchpad to help push biological boundaries? Could it be both? That’s what we’ll be discussing on today’s edition of Tomorrow Unlocked livestream talks, this time in association with Kaspersky NEXT, the event about the latest research and technology realities of tomorrow.

Rainer Bock and Marco Preuß talk to two people living augmented lives that are worlds apart. Tilly Lockey lost her limbs at a young age to an illness no doctor thought she would survive. Now she’s one of the most important bionic influencers, leading a better life through AI-assisted arms. We’re also joined by Wojtek Paprota, founder of Walletmor. This tech startup installs a legitimate payment solution for its users in the form of a bio-implant. Cashless cyborgs built out of sheer curiosity.

What do Tilly and Wojtek have in common, and where do they think the future of human augmentation lies?

Celebrate Pi Day – with real pie


Pi Day is a celebration of the mathematical constant π, or Pi. It is observed today because when the date is written out in month/date format, it shows the first three significant digitals of Pi: 3.14. If you have a sweet-tooth, check out these four videos so that you can celebrate Pi Day with real pie!

“The sweet science of baking pie” – (above)

“Learn Pi’s digits with this irrationally long song”

“Understand Pi with Pie”

“A recipe for pie since isn’t a pi-party without pie”

What is your favorite flavor of pie? Let us know on our Twitter or Facebook!

It’s Mario Day! Uncover dark secrets about Mario


Surprising revelations about your favorite Super Mario characters

Wa-hoo, it’s Mario Day! This character leads one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. It’s celebrated today because March 10th, or Mar10, looks like MARIO. Aside from this fun fact, have you heard the dark secrets about Mario and friends?

Mario – “War vet turned hero-plumber” (above)

Luigi – “Don’t underestimate the sidekick”

Princess Peach – “Damsel turned dangerous”

Toad – “Cursed mushroom people”

Which of these secrets surprised you the most? Share your thoughts and stories about Mario with us on Facebook and Twitter!