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**Spørg Scientariet: Hvad er grænsen for lagermediers informationstæthed?**
En læser vil gerne vide, hvor tæt det er muligt at pakke elektroner, og hvilke kvantemekaniske fænomener der kommer i spil, når man pakker data. Professorer fra DTU Nanotech og DTU Fysik svarer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Sunlight sparks chemical reactions in the lower atmosphere**
Atmospheric aerosols such as smoke, fog, and mist are made of fine solid or liquid particles suspended in air. In the lower atmosphere aerosols play a major role in controlling air quality, as well as in scattering and absorbing sunlight. This interaction of aerosols with light varies widely and depends on their complex chemical composition that rapidly changes under the highly reactive conditions
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**Rare white wolf in Yellowstone park euthanized over injuries**
One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries.
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**Are Anti-Trump Protests Losing Steam?**
On Saturday, protesters plan to gather in cities across the United States, and around the world, to demand that President Trump release his tax returns, in an early test of the strength and staying power of the grassroots movement that has mobilized in opposition to the new administration. The tax marches are expected to be the biggest political demonstration to take place since the Women’s March
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**The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 15, 2017)**
This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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**Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings**
Uber on Friday provided a glimpse at its earnings, saying it is growing strong while working to overhaul company culture at the scandal-dented on-demand ride service.
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**Bioteknologi kan gøre økologisk hvede resistent over for ildelugtende svampeangreb**
Forskere fra Københavns Universitet har fundet frem til, hvordan planteforædlere kan avle korn, som modstår en irriterende svampesygdom. Den er især et problem for økologer, som ikke må bejdse såsæden.
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**Nasa udpeger to måner med størst chance for liv**
Månerne Europa og Euceladus har de bedste betingelser for liv i vores solsystem, siger amerikansk rumagentur.
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**Engineering the Perfect Astronaut**
Some scientists are thinking about what human space travelers will look like in the future. They might be extra-small and radiation-proof.
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**March Was Second Hottest on Record Globally**
March was the second hottest March on record, according to NASA, behind only 2016, a mark of rising global warming.
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Gizmodo
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**The Best Surge Protector Is APC's SurgeArrest Performance**
APC SurgeArrest Performance It was a photo finish in this week’s Co-Op, as all three finalists pulled in over 30% of the vote, but APC’s SurgeArrest Performance won out in the end. 11 outlets, 6 of them spaced for large adapters. I’ve had it for many years and never had an electronic device fried when plugged in to it. It’s only $20 on Amazon. Cheap but reliable investment to protect your home th
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**The Atlantic Daily: Tensions Rise**
What We’re Following Military Matters: As experts look ahead to a possible North Korean nuclear test this weekend, China warned that tensions over the country’s nuclear program must not rise to an “irreversible and unmanageable stage.” But President Trump’s volatile personality and unpredictable policy could increase the likelihood of dangerous mistakes . His strike on Syria, for instance, was un
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**"Legal Doesn't Equal Right." Here Are This Week's Top Comments**
Here are this week's top comments on Big Think content from across the Web. Read More
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**Why Wall Street’s Charging Bull Sculptor Has No Real Case Against Fearless Girl**
Wall Street’s Charging Bull sculpture is on the rampage this week. But there’s no reason to expect his new adversary, Fearless Girl , to back down. Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor responsible for the famous bovine bronze, challenged city officials this week over Fearless Girl , on the grounds that this new neighboring sculpture infringes on his copyright. Charging Bull has been a New York landmark
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Popular Science
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**The bunker-busting nuclear bomb that almost was**
Military Terrible decisions in radioactive packages In the mid-2000s, the United States considered a nuclear bunker buster.
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WIRED
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**North Korea Probably Can’t Strike the US Yet—But It’s Still Plenty Scary**
With tensions mounting in the Korean Peninsula, a look at how much---or how little---damage the Hermit Kingdom could cause stateside. The post North Korea Probably Can’t Strike the US Yet—But It’s Still Plenty Scary appeared first on WIRED .
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**Meet a Young Vape God and the Week’s Other Characters**
We're proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Meet a Young Vape God and the Week's Other Characters appeared first on WIRED .
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**Google is using AI to help humans and computers communicate through art**
Technology A program for people who can’t draw good Google went big on art this week, with two announcements at the intersection of machine learning and drawing. Read on.
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The Atlantic
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**The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Easter Bunny to Make Unlogged Visit to White House**
Today in 5 Lines The Trump administration announced it will no longer disclose White House visitor logs, citing “grave national security risks and privacy concerns.” The U.S. Department of Justice withdrew its lawsuit against North Carolina over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which barred transgender people from using bathrooms corresponding with their gender identities. The North Korean military t
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**Will The Ol' "Rubbing Two Sticks Together" Trick Help These Survivalists?**
#NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Tensions are high after a wet, rainy night and the lack of fire is not helping. Can Dawn and Chad get a spark going? Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Fol
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**Actually, Bread Crusts Are Good**
Image: Monica Arellano-Ongpin /Flickr The world might feel like it’s ending, but that doesn’t mean researchers should give up the pursuit of establishing truths via evidence-based science. Nor should they give up the aromatic crusts of a fresh-baked loaf of French baguette. Ooh la la, happy Friday. Eating food freaking rocks, in part thanks to the aromatic compounds, also known as volatile organi
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**Mother's Day gift ideas for the raddest moms you know**
Gadgets Say thank you. With presents. Products and gadgets your mom will love. Read on.
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**23andMe Is Selling Your Data, But Not How You Think**
Image: Getty Images Embedded in our genetic code is all kinds of sensitive data that could be compromising in the wrong hands. Without genetic privacy protections, the information stored in our genes might be used to discriminate against us or send us targeted ads. For these reasons, some have said we should skip out on consumer DNA tests if we value our privacy. Last week, after the FDA gave DNA
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**Photoshop Contest: Bernie Sanders Emerges From a Pint of Ben & Jerry's**
Image: Twitter/Bernie Sanders When it comes to a cool, refreshing pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, we all know Bernie would have one. On Friday, the Vermont Senator tweeted a photo of himself speaking at an undisclosed location with cow print curtains. Though Sanders’ account captioned the pic with an inspiring message, it was hard to ignore that the podium was made to resemble large pint of his
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**Q of the Week: What Would You Do in Your Free Time as President?**
President Trump has reportedly played golf 16 times since taking office—outpacing former President Obama, whose first documented golf outing happened near his 100-day mark. This week, we asked our Politics & Policy Daily readers: If you were president, what would be your preferred leisure activity, and why? Howard Cohen answered: Swimming. Unlike many other sports that are taxing on the muscles a
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**March Was Hot**
Global map of land and ocean temperature anomalies (departures from the mean) for March 2016. Image: NASA/GISS In the past 137 years, there’s only been one March hotter than March 2017, and it was March 2016. That’s according to the latest iteration of NASA’s global temperature dataset, released today, which points to the dreadfully predictable conclusion that our round Earth is still getting hot
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**Alphabet's Verily makes smartwatch for health research**
Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily on Friday unveiled a wrist-worn "Study Watch" designed to gather complex health data in clinical studies.
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**Th17 cells could facilitate wider clinical use of adoptive immunotherapy**
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) investigators report that long-term expansion protocols for adoptive cancer immunotherapy do not compromise Th17 cells' effectiveness against large tumors, in the March 9, 2017 issue of JCI Insight. This finding is important because rapid expansion protocols that are used to produce sufficient CD8+ T cell numbers for adoptive cell therapy (ACT) degrade t
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**Painting a Song: Lorde's Synesthesia Turns Colors into Music**
Lorde — the 20-year-old singer and songwriter of the hits "Royals" and "Green Light" — has a rare neurological condition called synesthesia, and she said it helps her to write her wildly popular music.
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**The Next International Science Megaproject**
Between 1990 and 2003, the world saw the completion of one of the biggest international scientific collaborations that led to the creation of the The Human Genome Project. Now, another international community of biologists, clinicians, technologists, physicists, computational scientists, software ... Read More
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**4-D Printed Shapes Bloom in Heat**
These plastic objects are designed to shape-shift when they warm up. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Fate of the Furious is like a James Bond flick, only better**
Universal About halfway through Fate of the Furious , the eighth flick in the ever-changing gearhead ninja series that started with The Fast and the Furious , I realized that my world had changed. This franchise had leapfrogged over James Bond in my long list of badass, high-tech, silly action flicks that I love to watch. After audiences take in the glorious insanity of this movie, I don't think
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**Are the Nationalists Losing the War for Trump's White House?**
No one symbolizes the populist nationalism on which Donald Trump ran more than White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News . So Bannon’s newly precarious position in the administration—an ascendant, more centrist faction associated with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is trying to take him down--is about more than just Bannon the man. It is about id versus su
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**Microsoft officially ends support for a bunch of Windows phones**
Lumia 950 (credit: Peter Bright) Microsoft has just released a couple of new Windows Insider builds for people on the fast ring, one for PC and one for mobile. The builds are surprisingly divergent. For PC, the build is numbered 16176; it's another Redstone 3 build, though as with the first Redstone 3 build , it doesn't change a whole lot. It adds access to serial ports from the Windows Subsystem
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**Ode to a Dead iMac**
A couple of weeks ago, I had to lay my eight year old iMac to rest. After years of faithful service, it had finally died beyond repair. I do not like shopping for new computers, nor do I like spending money on them. To me, buying a new computer is as exciting as buying a new dryer. Take a second to think back to 2009. President Obama was still in his first year of office, Sweden legalized gay mar
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**Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet”**
Enlarge / Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) A Republican lawmaker who voted to eliminate Internet privacy rules said, "Nobody's got to use the Internet" when asked why ISPs should be able to use and share their customers' Web browsing history for advertising purposes. US Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) was hosting a town hall meeting when a constituent as
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**Size matters to lizards, but numbers may not**
Scientists have sized up the quantitative abilities of lizards and found that reptiles may not be as good with numbers as other vertebrates.
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**Poem of the Day: ‘The Pianist Upstairs’ by Erica Funkhouser**
The first stanza of Erica Funkhouser’s lyrical, contemplative poem “The Pianist Upstairs” feels right to conclude a week of violence and military action in the Middle East: The world’s at war and he breaks into Brahms tonight—an intermezzo one might hum to lull a child or coax to life numb nerves after a round of deafening bombs. Read the full poem from our 2005 Fiction Issue here , and go here t
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**North Korea and the Risks of Miscalculation**
Not long after the United States Navy dispatched a carrier strike group in the direction of the Korean peninsula following a North Korean missile test last week, Pyongyang vowed to counter “the reckless act of aggression” and hinted at “catastrophic consequences.” The remarks came amid rising tension in the region as satellite images seem to indicate that North Korea is preparing for a possible s
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**Neuroquest: An Epic for the Ages**
Once upon a time, in the world we call Eywir, there lived a Neuro-Gnome in a humble little cube, alongside many other Neuro-Gnomes who shared a life of peace and plenty, devoted to their pastimes of cell farming and merger reaping. Their dendritic groves were nurtured by the light of the Golden Ganglion, which grew thousands of miles away but brightened the sky every day, nourishing as any sun; t
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**Get All of the Likes with Anker's $8 Selfie Stick**
Anker Selfie Stick , $8 with code BEST7160 Selfie sticks are still a thing, much to my personal dismay, so if you really have to have one, here’s an $8 deal on Anker’s . This one relies on a headphone jack connection for shutter control, rather than Bluetooth, which I think is actually preferable (assuming your phone has a headphone jack). It’s one less thing to keep charged, and you won’t have t
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Live Science
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**The First Mars Colony Could Be 3D Printed From Red Planet Dust**
A new method could mix dust from the moon or Mars with a series of solvents to create flexible, tough 3D-printed tools.
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Ars Technica
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**Alphabet’s Verily shows off health-focused smartwatch**
Enlarge / The Verily Study Watch, strategically photographed to not show how thick it is. (credit: Verily ) Alphabet's Life Sciences division, called Verily, is giving the world a peek at its health-focused smartwatch. The Google sister company introduced the " Verily Study Watch " on its blog today, calling it an "investigational device" that aims to "passively capture health data" for medical s
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**Why our eyes give away what we’re feeling inside**
Why are our eyes so expressive? It started as a universal reaction to environmental stimuli, new research suggests, and evolved to communicate emotion. For example, people in the study consistently associated narrowed eyes—which enhance our visual discrimination by blocking light and sharpening focus—with emotions related to discrimination, such as disgust and suspicion. In contrast, people linke
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Futurity.org
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**Locust brains suggest new way to deliver drugs**
A new drug delivery, tested with locusts, could someday make drug delivery to the brain as simple as a sniff. “This would be a nanoparticle nasal spray, and the delivery system could allow a therapeutic dose of medicine to reach the brain within 30 minutes to one hour,” says Ramesh Raliya, research scientist at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science. “The b
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Gizmodo
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**How to Build a Food Processor That Slices and Dices in a Thousandth of a Second**
Impressed by late-night infomercial ads for blenders that can hack and slash through ice, nuts, and rocks? They might as well be primitive neanderthal tools compared to NightHawkInLight’s latest creation, which can turn potatoes into slivers and cabbage into coleslaw in the blink of an eye. You also don’t need to worry about easy monthly installments for this blender. It’s based on an air cannon
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**The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Feels Like the New Empire Strikes Back. Hell Yeah**
Judging from the trailer, the next Star Wars movie looks to be headed straight to the dark side. We can't wait. The post The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Feels Like the New Empire Strikes Back . Hell Yeah appeared first on WIRED .
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**3-D-printed model of stenotic intracranial artery enables vessel-wall MRI standardization**
A phantom of a stenotic artery 3-D-printed by the University of Massachusetts using imaging sequences from a patient at the Medical University of South Carolina is enabling a global collaborative of US, Canadian and Chinese researchers to standardize high-resolution MRI protocols for intracranial atherosclerotic disease, the number one cause of stroke worldwide. This work sets the stage for using
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**AASM position: Delaying middle school, high school start times is beneficial to students**
A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high school students.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**The dangers of being a saber-toothed cat in Los Angeles 12,000 years ago**
Large saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they were fighting with other large animals, UCLA biologists report.
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Popular Science
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**The play-by-play of a total solar eclipse**
Space Excerpt: Mask of the Sun First contact in an eclipse has nothing to do with aliens. Read on.
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**A card-sized multi-tool for 74 percent off? I'd buy it.**
Gadgets 10 tools for $10. Card sized toolkit for 74 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.
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Ars Technica
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**Is Apple self-driving car software coming? DMV permit suggests so**
Apple wants to get on those California roads. (credit: nrg_crisis (off and on) ) On Friday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) updated its website to reflect that Apple now has a permit to test self-driving cars on public roads. Apple has been hiring automotive experts—particularly those with experience in autonomous driving—for years. (In 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk even taunted Apple
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**Shock-absorbing spear points kept early North Americans on the hunt**
Ancient Americans invented a way to make spear points last on an unfamiliar continent.
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**Get Outside: Visit a National Park for Free During National Park Week!**
The National Park Service celebrates National Park Week from April 15 to April 23.
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**3D-printed patch can help mend a 'broken' heart**
A revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch has been created that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a heart attack.
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**Unveiling how nucleosome repositioning occurs to shed light on genetic diseases**
For the first time, researchers have unveiled the three-dimensional structure of an overlapping dinucleosome, a newly discovered chromatin structural unit. This may explain how nucleosome repositioning occurs and provide valuable information for understanding chromatin dynamics during transcription and developing drugs to treat genetic diseases.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Computers create recipe for two new magnetic materials**
Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed.
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**Computers create recipe for two new magnetic materials**
Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed.
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**Look at the Profound Difference Between California's Drought and California Today**
All photos: Justin Sullivan / Getty California governor Jerry Brown recently declared an end to the state of emergency brought on by his state’s historically terrible drought. It’s a mid-level miracle, assisted by record rainfall earlier this year. If you don’t believe me, just look at these before and after images. The stark contrast between peak drought conditions of 2014 and the relative norma
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**Trans fat bans lessen health risks, research suggests**
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study.
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**15 Idiotic Internet of Things Devices Nobody Asked For**
Image: Getty. Humans contain multitudes. We have a demonstrated ability to work hard, sweat and toil for our daily bread, and, as a society, achieve magnificent feats of science and technology. We’ve literally reached the stars! However, we can also be incredibly lazy pieces of shit. We fight with our roommates over whose turn it is to get off the couch and find the remote, rage at Netflix for ma
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Ars Technica
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**Range Rover raids Manhattan with US debut of posh new Velar SUV**
In 1970, Charles Spencer King saw something no one else saw. King designed a new truck-like Rover model that year, which he gave the name "Range Rover." No one could have predicted that he was foreshadowing the future so accurately. King strove to simultaneously improve both the comfort and off-road capability of the traditional Land Rover. He wanted what Range Rover likes to call a "wide breadth
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**SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images**
A unique camera that can capture a detailed micron-resolution image from a distance uses a laser and techniques that borrow from holography, microscopy and "Matrix"-style bullet time.
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**Everything The Last Jedi Trailer Reveals About the Future of Rey, Luke, and the Star Wars Galaxy**
We finally have real footage from Episode VIII , and as mysterious as it is, there are a number of details hidden in there that give us some clues as to what’s in store for Rey, Finn, Poe, and the rest when The Last Jedi arrives this December—and we’ve broken it all down for you, frame-by-frame. We open—and we spend a lot of time—on Ahch-To, the planet where Rey (Daisy Ridley) met up with Luke (M
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**Detecting molecular hydrogen on Enceladus**
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**An AI stereotype catcher**
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**Allotropy by design--Carbon nanohoops**
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**Eating ecosystems**
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**Embryogenesis in a dish**
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**Managing cell and human identity**
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**Terawatt-scale photovoltaics: Trajectories and challenges**
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**Embracing the unqualified opinion**
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**A river runs through it**
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**After Chile's fires, reforest private land**
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**March for Science: Share your sign**
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**Europe's insufficient pollutant remediation**
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**Targeting nonviral antigens in viral-driven cancer**
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**Hydrothermal processes on Enceladus**
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**Transporter layers for greater stability**
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**Stitching a belt out of carbon rings**
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**One antibody for all and all antibodies for one**
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**Nucleosomes in contact**
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**Quantifying hunting-induced defaunation**
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**A target for preventing kidney damage**
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**The negative impact of EU enlargement**
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**Stitching one alkyl group to another**
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**An earthquake with a dozen faults**
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**In vitro embryogenesis**
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**Crustal rock strength from outer space**
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**Machines learn what people know implicitly**
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**Refined understanding of the preprophase band**
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**Making an unbiased library**
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**Coupling transcription and translation**
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**How the flagellum knows when to stop**
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**The evolving Ebola virus host response**
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**Adding a twist for enhanced performance**
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**Regulatory T cells sans FoxP3**
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**Heavy metals? No problem for this snail**
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**Near and far effects on gene expression**
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**Protectin and resolvin gut inflammation**
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**Mixing up isotopes in evolved stars**
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**Smashing ions to test a theory**
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**YAP is crucial for lung branching morphogenesis**
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**Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes**
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has an ice-covered ocean; a plume of material erupts from cracks in the ice. The plume contains chemical signatures of water-rock interaction between the ocean and a rocky core. We used the Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer onboard the Cassini spacecraft to detect molecular hydrogen in the plume. By using the instrument’s open-source mode, background processes of hydrogen prod
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**High-performance light-emitting diodes based on carbene-metal-amides**
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) promise highly efficient lighting and display technologies. We introduce a new class of linear donor-bridge-acceptor light-emitting molecules, which enable solution-processed OLEDs with near-100% internal quantum efficiency at high brightness. Key to this performance is their rapid and efficient utilization of triplet states. Using time-resolved spectroscopy,
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**Imaging the distribution of transient viscosity after the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake**
The deformation of mantle and crustal rocks in response to stress plays a crucial role in the distribution of seismic and volcanic hazards, controlling tectonic processes ranging from continental drift to earthquake triggering. However, the spatial variation of these dynamic properties is poorly understood as they are difficult to measure. We exploited the large stress perturbation incurred by th
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**Colloidally prepared La-doped BaSnO3 electrodes for efficient, photostable perovskite solar cells**
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) exceeding a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 20% have mainly been demonstrated by using mesoporous titanium dioxide (mp-TiO 2 ) as an electron-transporting layer. However, TiO 2 can reduce the stability of PSCs under illumination (including ultraviolet light). Lanthanum (La)–doped BaSnO 3 (LBSO) perovskite would be an ideal replacement given its electron mobility
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**Synthesis of a carbon nanobelt**
The synthesis of a carbon nanobelt, comprising a closed loop of fully fused edge-sharing benzene rings, has been an elusive goal in organic chemistry for more than 60 years. Here we report the synthesis of one such compound through iterative Wittig reactions followed by a nickel-mediated aryl-aryl coupling reaction. The cylindrical shape of its belt structure was confirmed by x-ray crystallograph
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**Enhancement of Zika virus pathogenesis by preexisting antiflavivirus immunity**
Zika virus (ZIKV) is spreading rapidly into regions around the world where other flaviviruses, such as dengue virus (DENV) and West Nile virus (WNV), are endemic. Antibody-dependent enhancement has been implicated in more severe forms of flavivirus disease, but whether this also applies to ZIKV infection is unclear. Using convalescent plasma from DENV- and WNV-infected individuals, we found subst
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**The impact of hunting on tropical mammal and bird populations**
Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation is lacking. We synthesized 176 studies to quantify hunting-induced declines of mammal and bird populations across the tropics. Bird and mammal abundances declined by 58% (25 to 76%) and by 83% (72 to 90%) in hunted compared with unhunted areas. Bird and mammal populations were depl
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**Semantics derived automatically from language corpora contain human-like biases**
Machine learning is a means to derive artificial intelligence by discovering patterns in existing data. Here, we show that applying machine learning to ordinary human language results in human-like semantic biases. We replicated a spectrum of known biases, as measured by the Implicit Association Test, using a widely used, purely statistical machine-learning model trained on a standard corpus of t
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**The preprophase band of microtubules controls the robustness of division orientation in plants**
Controlling cell division plane orientation is essential for morphogenesis in multicellular organisms. In plant cells, the future cortical division plane is marked before mitotic entry by the preprophase band (PPB). Here, we characterized an Arabidopsis trm (TON1 Recruiting Motif) mutant that impairs PPB formation but does not affect interphase microtubules. Unexpectedly, PPB disruption neither a
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**Single-cell whole-genome analyses by Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI)**
Single-cell genomics is important for biology and medicine. However, current whole-genome amplification (WGA) methods are limited by low accuracy of copy-number variation (CNV) detection and low amplification fidelity. Here we report an improved single-cell WGA method, Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI), which outperforms existing methods, enabling micro-CNV detection with kil
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**Architecture of a transcribing-translating expressome**
DNA transcription is functionally coupled to messenger RNA (mRNA) translation in bacteria, but how this is achieved remains unclear. Here we show that RNA polymerase (RNAP) and the ribosome of Escherichia coli can form a defined transcribing and translating "expressome" complex. The cryo–electron microscopic structure of the expressome reveals continuous protection of ~30 nucleotides of mRNA exte
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**Nanoscale-length control of the flagellar driveshaft requires hitting the tethered outer membrane**
The bacterial flagellum exemplifies a system where even small deviations from the highly regulated flagellar assembly process can abolish motility and cause negative physiological outcomes. Consequently, bacteria have evolved elegant and robust regulatory mechanisms to ensure that flagellar morphogenesis follows a defined path, with each component self-assembling to predetermined dimensions. The
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**Landscape of immunogenic tumor antigens in successful immunotherapy of virally induced epithelial cancer**
Immunotherapy has clinical activity in certain virally associated cancers. However, the tumor antigens targeted in successful treatments remain poorly defined. We used a personalized immunogenomic approach to elucidate the global landscape of antitumor T cell responses in complete regression of human papillomavirus–associated metastatic cervical cancer after tumor-infiltrating adoptive T cell the
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**Crystal structure of the overlapping dinucleosome composed of hexasome and octasome**
Nucleosomes are dynamic entities that are repositioned along DNA by chromatin remodeling processes. A nucleosome repositioned by the switch-sucrose nonfermentable (SWI/SNF) remodeler collides with a neighbor and forms the intermediate "overlapping dinucleosome." Here, we report the crystal structure of the overlapping dinucleosome, in which two nucleosomes are associated, at 3.14-angstrom resolut
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**Assembly of embryonic and extraembryonic stem cells to mimic embryogenesis in vitro**
Mammalian embryogenesis requires intricate interactions between embryonic and extraembryonic tissues to orchestrate and coordinate morphogenesis with changes in developmental potential. Here, we combined mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and extraembryonic trophoblast stem cells (TSCs) in a three-dimensional scaffold to generate structures whose morphogenesis is markedly similar to that of natura
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**Complex multifault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand**
On 14 November 2016, northeastern South Island of New Zealand was struck by a major moment magnitude ( M w ) 7.8 earthquake. Field observations, in conjunction with interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Global Positioning System, and seismology data, reveal this to be one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded. The rupture propagated northward for more than 170 kilometers along both ma
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**Transition metal-catalyzed alkyl-alkyl bond formation: Another dimension in cross-coupling chemistry**
Because the backbone of most organic molecules is composed primarily of carbon-carbon bonds, the development of efficient methods for their construction is one of the central challenges of organic synthesis. Transition metal–catalyzed cross-coupling reactions between organic electrophiles and nucleophiles serve as particularly powerful tools for achieving carbon-carbon bond formation. Until recen
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**Cassini embarks on twilight mission at Saturn**
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**Supremely Annoying: Female SCOTUS Justices Get Interrupted More**
Just because a judge makes it to the Supreme Court, that doesn't mean the person gets to speak freely: A new study finds that female justices are interrupted more than male justices.
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**Assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach**
Researchers may have just discovered a potential new method to diagnose and monitor atherosclerosis: the radial artery.
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**Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging**
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**How training patients for surgery shortens hospital stays and saves money**
Basic fitness and wellness coaching, administered in advance, could reduce a surgical patient's average hospital stay two days, from seven down to five, according to a study.
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**Snag a 128GB MicroSD Card For $33 - Perfect For Your Nintendo Switch**
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**Opioid use disorder in pregnancy -- medication treatment improves outcomes for mothers and infants**
Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a research review and update in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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**Spacecraft discovers possibility of alien life, then runs out of fuel**
Scientists say discovery of ingredients for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is bittersweet as spacecraft prepares to end 20-year mission Could there be life in our own solar system? This is the question posed by the discovery of hydrogen gas erupting in plumes from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, indicating the likely existence of an energy supply for microbial life. Continue reading...
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**You Are Not Connected**
Recently, Facebook users have noticed that when you add a new friend, you also get a message that looks like the person wrote to you. The red notification causes a surge of hope, or at least curiosity, that this new friend had something nice or meaningful to say. But it’s just an automated delivery that’s actually from Facebook, not the Facebook user. And all it says is, “You are now connected ..
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**Shucks.**
This week, David spends time with 18-year-old hip-hop producer Steve Lacy, and new co-host Arielle talks about iMessage behavior. The post Shucks. appeared first on WIRED .
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**Researchers Find A New Way To Make Water From Thin Air**
The device isn't the first technology that can turn water vapor into drinkable liquid water. But its creators say it uses less power and works in drier conditions — the key is something called a MOF. (Image credit: Courtesy Evelyn Yang, MIT)
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**Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens**
Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report.
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**With magnetic map, young eels catch a 'free ride' to Europe**
Each year, young European eels make their way from breeding grounds in the Sargasso Sea to coastal and freshwater habitats from North Africa to Scandinavia, where they live for several years before returning to the Sargasso Sea to spawn and then die, beginning the cycle again. Now, researchers have gained new insight into how the young eels make such a remarkable journey.
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**As mountains grow, they drive the evolution of new species**
Science A long-standing hypothesis gets hard data Why are mountains so rich in biodiversity? New research provided the first evidence for a popular hypothesis. Read on.
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**Kendrick Lamar's Complicated Political Score-Settling**
“Hip hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years,” the Fox news pundit Geraldo Rivera said in 2015. He was commenting at the time on Kendrick Lamar’s performance of his protest song “Alright” atop a police car at that year’s BET Awards. Now Lamar has a reply, and he doesn’t so much debunk Rivera’s dubious statement as use it for kindling on his explosive new al
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**Get A Load Of This Gold! Mr. Gold Tallies His Haul For The Season | Bering Sea Gold**
#BeringSeaGold Adding to $1 million worth of gold already mined this season, Shawn Pomrenke pulls in a colossal 1,316 ounces of Bering Sea Gold. Will it be enough to win him the Nome gold claim? Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://www.discoverygo.com/bering-sea-gold More Gold! http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/bering-sea-gold Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscove
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**NASA sees central and south Philippines bracing for Tropical Depression 02W**
NASA's Terra satellite passed over newly developed Tropical Depression 02W as it formed east of the central and southern Philippines in the Philippine Sea early on April 14.
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**Apple to begin testing self-driving car tech in California**
Apple will begin testing self-driving car technology in California, its first public move into a highly competitive field that could radically change transportation.
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**Chemists devise simple method for making sought-after boronic acid-based drugs and other products**
A broad and strikingly easy method has been developed for synthesizing a class of molecules that have demonstrated value as pharmaceuticals.
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**Immunotherapy for glioblastoma well tolerated; survival gains observed**
A phase one study of 11 patients with glioblastoma who received injections of an investigational vaccine therapy and an approved chemotherapy showed the combination to be well tolerated while also resulting in unexpectedly significant survival increases, researchers report.
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**Low-income children missing out on language learning both at home and at school**
Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study.
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**Research suggests bans on trans fats linked to healthier communities**
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine and Yale School of Medicine.
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**NASA sees central and south Philippines bracing for Tropical Depression 02W**
NASA's Terra satellite passed over newly developed Tropical Depression 02W as it formed east of the central and southern Philippines in the Philippine Sea early on April 14.
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**Maybe Apple’s Car Project Isn’t So Screwed After All**
Image: Gizmodo Apple’s secret car project may still have some life left in it. The company just secured a permit for testing autonomous driving technology in California on public roads, which is one of the first official confirmations that Apple is indeed researching self-driving technology in an effort to compete with Google and Tesla. The iPhone maker is just one of more than a dozen companies
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**Monitor Your Home From Your Smartphone With This $45 Security Camera**
TaoTronics Home Security Camera , $45 If you want a security camera to check in on your house without spending a ton of money, this model from TaoTronics has a ton of features for just $45 . You can pan, tilt, and even use the camera as a two-way intercom via your smartphone, and it’ll also send you a push notification when it detects motion. Unlike some higher end cameras, this one doesn’t have
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**One broadband choice counts as “competition” in new FCC proposal**
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Dimitri Otis) A Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market uses a new test for determining whether customers benefit from competition. Even if a business that needs broadband has only one choice today, the FCC would consider the local market competitive if there's a second broadband provider within a half
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**Radical Hope in Adrienne Rich’s ‘An Atlas of the Difficult World’**
In her 13-section poem “An Atlas of the Difficult World,” Adrienne Rich portrays an America of devastation and longing. The first 12 sections chart the geography of American history, traversing the country from California to Vermont, as well as a geography of human empowerment, from “some for whom peace is a white man’s word and a white man’s privilege” to: some who have learned to handle and con
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**How A Budget Squeeze Can Lead To Sloppy Science And Even Cheating**
The hypercompetitive world of biomedical research occasionally drives scientists to cheat. More often, scientists make decisions that undercut their results. That can lead colleagues astray.
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**World's most spoken language is 'Terpene'**
If you're small, smells are a good way to stand out. A team of researchers has demonstrated for the first time that two different types of micro-organisms -- bacteria and fungi -- use fragrances, known as terpenes, to hold conversations. And that's not all. The researchers suggest that terpenes are the most popular chemical medium on our planet to communicate through.
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**Relationship between drug injection risk behaviors, immune activation**
Investigators examined the relationship between injection drug use and immune activation in a sample of HIV infected and uninfected people who inject drugs. Findings suggest that efforts to encourage injection cessation or reduction in frequency can have positive health benefits through reducing immune activation.
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**Research unravels mysteries of mouthparts of butterflies**
A researcher has been studying how the mouthparts of butterflies and moths work since 2010. His research shows that the method in which flies and butterflies ingest liquids into their own bodies for nourishment may be used as a model for delivering disease-fighting drugs to the human body. Drug delivery systems are engineered technologies for the targeted delivery and/or controlled release of ther
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**Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries**
After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010. Risk factors for contracting cholera in Ben Tre province of Vietnam include drinking iced tea or unboiled water and having a water source near a toilet, researchers report.
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**Merit pay for teachers can raise test scores**
The right kind of merit pay program for teachers can boost student test scores, research suggests. Teacher merit pay, also known as incentive pay, performance pay, and pay-for-performance, offers financial incentives to teachers who meet certain criteria, usually involving improved student test scores. Despite substantial opposition on several fronts, teacher merit pay programs are growing in pop
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**NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers just dumped its most damaging release yet**
Enlarge / A computer screen displaying Eternalromance, one of the hacking tools dumped Friday by Shadow Brokers. (credit: Matthew Hickey ) Important Update 4/15/2017 11:45 AM California time None of the exploits reported below are, in fact, zerodays that work against supported Microsoft products. Readers should read this update for further details. What follows is the post as it was originally re
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**When it comes to your profile picture, let a stranger do the choosing**
When trying to pick the most flattering pictures for online profiles, it may be best to let a stranger do the choosing, a study suggests.
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**Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation**
Facebook on Friday said it disrupted an international fake account operation that was firing off inauthentic "likes" and bogus comments to win friends it would then pound with spam.
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**Why Is Easter So Late This Year? Blame the Full Moon**
Impatient for the seemingly late Easter? Blame the moon.
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**Amsterdam's solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep**
The city is successfully fighting fat by promoting tap water in its schools, along with healthy cooking classes and a ban on fast food sponsorship The city of Amsterdam is leading the world in ending the obesity epidemic, thanks to a radical and wide-reaching programme which is getting results even among the poorest communities that are hardest to reach. Better known for tulips and bicycles, Amst
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**This Ball-Balancing Segway Clone Uses Physics to Safely Scoot You Around**
Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation? Being pricier than a used car didn’t help the original Segway’s chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that problem with a ball-based self-balancing scooter that features a thousand dollar price tag. While the Segway balances riders on a pair of large
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**NASA examines New Zealand's extreme rainfall as Cyclone Cook's remnants move away**
Two extra-tropical cyclones recently dropped very heavy rain over New Zealand, Debbie and Cook. As Cook's remnants continue to move away, NASA analyzed the heavy rainfall generated from the double extra-tropical punch.Tropical cyclone Debbie dumped extreme amounts of rain over the northeastern coast of Australia when it hit the Queensland coast on March 28, 2017. After drenching northeastern Austr
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**Tabs could be coming not only to Explorer, but everywhere**
Enlarge / Microsoft's inspiration, evidently. (credit: Jerry ) Citing "sources familiar with the matter," Windows Central is reporting that Microsoft could be bringing a tabbed interface to Windows 10 apps. There have long been calls for Explorer to support tabs so that multiple locations on the file system can be browsed without a proliferation of windows, but the report says that Microsoft may
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**The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Promises a Dark New Installment**
“It’s time for the Jedi to end.” Thus speaks Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), by this point the godfather of the Star Wars saga, in the newly released trailer for The Last Jedi . Episode VIII of this really quite popular series, which has been chugging away for 40 years, has largely been shrouded in mystery up to this point. Outside of a title and a director (Rian Johnson, the man behind cult favori
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**New method for tapping vast plant pharmacopeia to make more effective drugs**
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**Helping students learn by sketching**
Although sketching exercises can help students learn many subjects, they are woefully underused in classrooms.
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**Wisconsin turns to Minnesota for new blood to restore grouse**
The entertaining springtime ritual of male sharp-tailed grouse twirling, nodding and strutting their stuff on the prairie to impress the ladies isn't as common a sight in Wisconsin as it used to be. So biologists are bringing in new blood from Minnesota to provide an isolated flock with a shot at survival.
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**Elon Musk Wants Fully Reusable Rockets—But That Won't Be So Easy**
Image: SpaceX via Flickr On March 30th, SpaceX made history when it became the first to launch and land a refurbished rocket into orbital space. Seriously, it was fucking awesome. But Elon Musk and co. aren’t stopping there. According to Musk’s Twitter , SpaceX aims to launch a reused upper stage by late next next year in order “to get to 100%” reusability. That’s right: Musk doesn’t just want to
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**Ranking the 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes, From Vesuvius to Santa Maria**
Volcanoes can be dangerous, but certain volcanoes pose the most danger to the people living in and around them. Let's count them down. The post Ranking the 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes, From Vesuvius to Santa Maria appeared first on WIRED .
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**Luke Who’s Talking! Watch the First Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi**
The first look at Episode VIII promises lots of Force-talk … not to mention a bit of lightsaber-rattling. The post Luke Who's Talking! Watch the First Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi appeared first on WIRED .
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**Latest version of Denuvo’s DRM cracked yet again**
Enlarge / This art for 2Dark also serves as a handy artist's conception of Denuvo trying to hold off crackers. In the endless back-and-forth war between DRM makers and crackers, it looked like Denuvo had established a temporary beachhead recently. A revamped version of the piracy protection (which the community is referring to as "v4") had started appearing in a handful of games in recent months,
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**Social scientists tell Congress: 'Don't cut our funding'**
Linguists, anthropologists and political scientists take to Capitol Hill to defend their research. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21801
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**Trump Isn't George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, or Obama—He's Trump**
In honor of Passover, let us pose a question: Why is this president different from all other presidents? What if, in fact, he is not? After a series of flip-flops over the last week, there’s a spring bloom of takes arguing that President Trump is just like other presidents, real or hypothetical. Jonathan Chait, for example, writes that “ Donald Trump is just George W. Bush but racist .” Chait poi
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**Photos of the Week: 4/8–4/14**
South African protests against President Zuma, thousands of bicycles in Beijing, refugees flee fighting in South Sudan, more scenes from Holy Week, a Russian space capsule returns from the International Space Station, Irish dancing in Dublin, and much more.
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**Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?**
Donald Trump is nothing if not flexible when it comes to his policy positions. He knows how to seize the limelight, as he did with a surprise strike on Syria, and has been moving along what has charitably been referred to as the “learning curve” on a host of other issues. No issue shows Trump’s willingness to transform more than NATO: “I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete,” he said rec
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**The Guardian view on computers and language: reproducing bias | Editorial**
The English language is full of value judgments. These are taken over by the computer algorithms that use it. What can we do about these unconscious biases? “Reason is and ought only to be the slave of the passions,” wrote David Hume . Language, our instrument of reason, is saturated with value judgments. So what happens when computers – apparently the embodiment of pure mathematical rationality –
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**Trans Fats Are Bad But So Were the News Stories About This New Trans Fats Study**
Image: wackystuff /flickr As a purveyors of supposedly factual content, it’s the job of science journalists to make sure we’re accurate about how bad things like trans fats actually are. A whole lot of our fellow fact-farters seem to have dropped the ball on that one this week. Lots of places wrote about a single new science study that came out on Wednesday saying that banning trans fats in a han
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**Half a Million Easter Toys Recalled for Risk to Kids**
More than half a million Easter toys sold at Target are being recalled because the products pose a serious health risk if ingested.
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**Facebook highlights its fight against “Fake News” in print**
Enlarge / A picture taken in Vertou, western France, shows Facebook logos. (credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) With the first round of the French presidential election just nine days away, Facebook is tightening up its game with regards to false information being shared in users' news feeds. Last week, Facebook said it would start publishing notifications about its "10 tips to spot fake news"
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**Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is basically an explosion of awesome**
The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is amazing. I mean, did you really think they would make a crappy trailer? Disney just dropped the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as part of this week's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. (You can watch a livestream of the Last Jedi panel here .) Suffice it to say that it looks amazing and delivers pretty much everything you'
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**Biologists Discover That Communities of Bacteria Timeshare Their Food**
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**Trump’s CIA Director Calls Out Rogue Information Warriors**
Mike Pompeo says the U.S. must do more to protect itself on the digital battlefield, particularly against “non-state” adversaries like WikiLeaks.
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**Uber in hot seat with California regulators over drunk drivers**
Enlarge California regulators are recommending that Uber pay a $1.13 million fine for not investigating rider complaints that drivers were working intoxicated. A division of the California Public Utilities Commission said Uber breached (PDF) so-called "zero-tolerance" guidelines demanding that transportation companies promptly investigate drunken-driving complaints consumers lodge with those comp
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**TSRI chemists devise simple method for making sought-after boronic acid-based drugs and other products**
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broad and strikingly easy method for synthesizing a class of molecules that have demonstrated value as pharmaceuticals.
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**This is why you should beat egg whites in a copper bowl**
DIY Yes, it really does help Perfectly whipped egg whites are hard—but they don't have to be. Read on to learn how to do it yourself.
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**A penguin-killing volcano, brain parasites, and other amazing images of the week**
Science Newsworthy eye candy A penguin-killing volcano, brain parasites, and other amazing images of the week…
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**North Korea's New Street and Fanta for Phantoms: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing**
The Useful Village Ben Mauk | Virginia Quarterly Review “It’s an oddly warm October morning when Grit Richter, sitting in her modest office in Amt Neuhaus, gets a phone call from the interior ministry in Hannover. An administrator explains to her that Sumte, among the smallest of the thirty-six territories under Richter’s purview, will receive 1,000 asylum seekers starting at the end of the month
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**Why Wasn't Trumpcare More Popular?**
Spring is a time for rebirth, and at least for some Republican leaders, that goes for health-care legislation, too. Talks have reportedly resumed on reviving a version of the Republicans’ Obamacare alternative, the American Health Care Act, as my colleague Russell Berman reports , even as House Speaker Paul Ryan called Obamacare the “law of the land” just a few weeks ago . The bare bones of the A
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**Zaps from a Laser Could 'Reverse Time' on the Quantum Scale**
Zaps from a Laser Could 'Reverse Time' on the Quantum Scale Physicists show how switching positive and negative charges in graphene could make the first quantum time mirror. TimeMirror_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Tommaso Lizzul via Shutterstock Physics Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:15 Charles Q. Choi, Contributor (Inside Science) -- One of the great mysteries of science is why time apparently onl
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**This Massive Videogame About High School Is All Demons and Angst—in a Good Way**
Persona 5 , the latest in a long-running series, is time-consuming and hard to get into, but at its heart it captures a profound feeling of heroic rebellion. The post This Massive Videogame About High School Is All Demons and Angst—in a Good Way appeared first on WIRED .
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**Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System**
The Shadow Brokers hacker group is back with another trove of NSA documents including Windows exploits and evidence of financial spying in the Middle East. The post Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System appeared first on WIRED .
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**Cadillac Cracks a Self-Driving Puzzle by Shoving a Camera in Your Face**
The long awaited "Super Cruise" only works if it knows you're watching the road. The post Cadillac Cracks a Self-Driving Puzzle by Shoving a Camera in Your Face appeared first on WIRED .
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**Doctor Who’s New Spin-Off Goes Places the Doctor Can’t**
Class delves into the darkest corner of the Doctor Who universe: high school. The post Doctor Who's New Spin-Off Goes Places the Doctor Can't appeared first on WIRED .
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**Beauty and the Beast: Why Are We Fascinated by Human-Animal Mates?**
What explains the enduring attraction of human-animal romances, like "Beauty and the Beast"?
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**Just Add Heat: New 4D-Printed Objects Morph on Cue**
Objects that can change shape within seconds after being exposed to heat demonstrate a novel 4D-printing technique that could one day be used to create medical devices that unfurl on their own in the body during surgical procedures.
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**Scientists seek citizens' help in first-ever census of Weddell seals**
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**Will Editing Your Baby's Genes Be Mandatory?**
Designing a baby, or editing the genes of an unborn child, strikes many as risky, unseemly, unnatural, unethical, or likely to lead to a dystopian future of one sort or another. Still, I predict that within my lifetime, the United States will arrest, try, and convict some parents for refusing to edit the genes of their child before he or she is born. Consider what is now punished. In The Kindly I
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**Inside the Lab That's Producing the First AI-Generated Pop Album**
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**Bushmen Painted Earliest Rock Art in Southern Africa 5,000 Years Ago**
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Companies seize our time and attention for absolutely nothing in exchange, and indeed, without consent at all. This isn't just an annoyance. It's stealing. The post The Crisis of Attention Theft—Ads That Steal Your Time for Nothing in Return appeared first on WIRED .
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**Pulsed ion beams reveal nonlinearity of radiation defect dynamics in silicon carbide**
Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) got a step closer to understanding defect interaction dynamics in silicon carbide.
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**Ultrathin semiconducting sheet showing gas-responsive electronic properties for highly sensitive gas sensors**
Gas detectors capable of sensing minute quantities of pollutants could help better monitor air quality. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers have discovered a two-dimensional electronic material that exhibits high sensitivity to gas molecules, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ammonia (NH3).
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**Understanding money reduces worry about old age**
People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.
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**Nano-sized sensors provide unprecedented data on how heat diffuses in and out of living cells**
Tiny flat sensors that stick to the surface of living cells can provide detailed measurements of heat transfer at the cell surface. Developed at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, these new sensors resolve some of the practical challenges of working with these tiny cells as well as enable novel diagnostic techniques.
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**Hubble spots possible venting activity on Europa**
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**Cassini gets close-up view of Saturn moon Atlas**
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**Chaotic flows and the origin of life**
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**Today's News: April 14, 2017**
—China says tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program must not reach an “irreversible and unmanageable stage.” More here —The Trump administration said it will no longer voluntarily disclose its logs of visitors who come the White House, saying the practice caused “grave national security risks and privacy concerns” for those visiting. More here —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below
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**How to embrace urban living, but avoid an apocalypse**
Cities – we are repeatedly told – are the future. Governments and global corporations seek to increase productivity by accelerating urban growth, while more and more citizens migrate to cities, in search of a better life. Indeed, the Chinese government recently unveiled plans to construct a city three times the size of New York, calling it a "strategy crucial for a millennium to come".
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**Biological sensor can identify and quantify the activity of a little-known class of plant hormones**
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**Black silicon prevents eye implant from gumming up**
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**AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals: "Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say"**
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**Shooting the messenger: how one protein allows germ cells to develop**
The first days of an embryo's development are a busy time for the molecules that regulate gene expression. A vast number of specific genes need to be turned on and off at precisely the right time for cells to end up in the proper place and in the appropriate quantity.
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**Researchers develop new tools to optimize CHO cell lines for making biologic drugs**
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**The dangers of being a saber-toothed cat in Los Angeles 12,000 years ago**
Saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they killed large herbivore prey such as bison and horses, UCLA biologists report in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.
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**A new mineral from the oldest solar system solids in meteorites**
Researchers have identified a new mineral in the oldest solar system solids from primitive meteorites. They've named it "rubinite" after Dr. Alan E. Rubin, a pioneering cosmochemist at University of California, Los Angeles. Rubinite was officially approved in March 2017 by the International Mineralogical Association.
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Lower pitches in voices or music in advertisements lead consumers to infer a larger product size, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University.
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**Researchers capture excess photon energy to produce solar fuels**
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat.
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**Simulation shows how transporter proteins do their work in cells**
Inside every plant or animal, proteins called transporters act as cellular doorkeepers, letting nutrients and other molecules in or out as need be. Although transporter proteins are critical for normal cell function – and are key targets for many drugs – scientists have never really understood how they open and close.
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**Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging**
When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the well's operators thought they would be able to block the leak within a few weeks. On May 9 they succeeded in lowering a 125-ton containment dome over the broken wellhead. If that measure had worked, it would have funneled t
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**Image: Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain**
ESA operates its Optical Ground Station (OGS) at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain, where a Zeiss 1 m-diameter telescope is used to survey and characterise objects near the 'geostationary ring' some 36 000 km above the equator. The telescope has Ritchey­Chrétien optics and highly efficient digital cameras.
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**Nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant could provide superior support to damaged bones**
Purdue University researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body after providing adequate support to damaged bones.
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**Synthetic imprinted polymers recognized by DNA**
A UNT chemist is part of an international team who just made a breakthrough in DNA research. Using a polymer matrix, the team was able to imprint a sequence of a single strand DNA.
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**Strengthening walls, saving lives**
Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes – it seems almost every week a deadly natural disaster is reported in the news. Now researchers at the University of North Texas are working to help create walls that will stand up to those disasters, with hopes of saving homes and lives.
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**Terpenes are the world's most widespread communication medium**
If you're small, smells are a good way to stand out. A team of researchers led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) has demonstrated for the first time that two different types of micro-organisms—bacteria and fungi—use fragrances, known as terpenes, to hold conversations. And that's not all: "We actually believe that terpenes are the most popular chemical medium on our planet to com

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