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  2. The tenderloin
    Boring, actual name: Ultra-Sensitive Reconstituted Collagen Condom
    Developer: Mark McGlothlin at Apex Medical Technologies, San Diego

    Innovation: McGlothlin decided that the best way to make a condom that feels like a second skin is to reinvent the leather condom, in this case using collagen fibers from bovine tendons. Yes, it’s a cow condom.

    Meet the 11 condoms of the future selected by Bill Gates

     

  3. Why are smart kids more likely to do drugs?

    There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that a relationship exists between intelligence and drug use. Some of the greatest thinkers, artists, and musicians openly used illegal substances. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates both admitted to taking LSD in their youth, and Sigmund Freud and Thomas Edison were avid cocaine users.

    Now there is mounting scientific evidence of a correlation between genius and getting high as well.

     

  4. Wishful thinking…

    Check out the Bad Opinion Generator for more of history’s worst predictions and opinions.

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  5. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $1.1 million to study the effectiveness of a wristband that tracks a student’s level of engagement.

    The wristband uses the body’s natural electricity to measure emotional arousal, says Edwin Kee at Ubergizmo. Whenever someone gets excited, for example, their electrodermal activity shoots up. When they’re bored or relaxed, that level goes down. The bracelet, which is still in its early phases, seeks to chart a student’s mood while in class. 

    Keep reading

     

  6. Photo: Forbes

    Bill Gates remains on top
 of Forbes’ list, with a net worth of $54 billion, he is ahead of No. 2 Warren Buffett ($45 billion). This marks Gates’ 17th consecutive year at No. 1. The only African-American to make the list
 was Oprah, coming in at No. 130, with $2.7 billion. So why did Forbes put Jay-Z on the cover? asks Hamilton Nolan in Gawker. Ostensibly because the hip-hop mogul “‘will earn a spot on the Forbes 400’ one day — as soon as he doubles his wealth” — but more likely because “Jay-Z’s face on the cover sells magazines.”