Category: Science

See How Purchases Directly Impact Climate Change

See How Purchases Directly Impact Climate Change

| January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever wonder how much that purchase you even-handed made affects climate change? Probably not, otherwise than that you should. Every time you pervert with money something, you directly affect the environment, whether its regimen or entertainment, hardware or software or anything in betwixt. Now an app from researchers at MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley, called [...]

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West Antarctica Warming in Triple Time

West Antarctica Warming in Triple Time

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The study by Bromwich and colleagues suggests that similar exceptional melting events as in January 2005 could grow more frequent in the future. Top: Map of Antarctica showing the size of surface melting in January 2005 observed from interval. Bottom: Time series of mean January degree of heat at Byrd Station from 1957 to 2011 [...]

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40,000 Dutch Take Polar Plunge: DNews Nugget

40,000 Dutch Take Polar Plunge: DNews Nugget

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

40,000 Dutch Take Polar Plunge: A testimony 40,000 people braved icy temperatures forward the Netherlands’ North Sea coast Tuesday to take a devoid of warmth plunge, setting a new record in opposition to the traditional New Year’s Day dip, organisers reported. “There were around 10,000 swimmers in Scheveningen and a enrolment number of 40,000 across [...]

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Plastic Could (Finally) Replace Glass

Plastic Could (Finally) Replace Glass

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Everyone loves a unimpeached touch screen — until it drops and gets demented. The only other material that was practicable for them was plastic, but there wasn’t one that was herculean and hard enough, until now. Dai Nippon Printing, of Japan, unveiled a pliable that resists scratching as well in the manner that glass does [...]

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Brain Pacemaker Implanted to Treat Alzheimer’s

Brain Pacemaker Implanted to Treat Alzheimer’s

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In November, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine implanted a pacemaker-like trick into the brain of a long-suffering in the early stages of Alzheimer’s ailment. This device provides deep brain stimulation and has been used in thousands of the multitude with Parkinson’s disease. It is seen since a possible way of boosting fame and reversing cognitive [...]

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A Twist on CAPTCHA

A Twist on CAPTCHA

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

When a situation shows those jumbled characters and asks users to manifest they are human, some people have power to’t read the distorted letters, make acquisition frustrated and leave the site. A startup called MintEye says it has each alternative to the jumbled characters called CAPTCHA, what one. stands for Completely Automated Public Turing example [...]

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Soldiers Dismissed for Obesity: DNews Nugget

Soldiers Dismissed for Obesity: DNews Nugget

| December 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Soldiers Dismissed as antidote to Obesity: Obesity is a national epidemic that could weaken the country’s national security. According to the Washington Post, fleshiness is now the leading cause of ineligibility in spite of military service. So far in 2012, additional than 1,600 soldiers were kicked out of the Army — 16 times the amount [...]

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Wild Dolphins Give Humans Gifts

Wild Dolphins Give Humans Gifts

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dolphin. Image Credit: Rodolfo Araiza G. via Flickr.Source featured

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2012: Science Fiction Dreams That Came True

2012: Science Fiction Dreams That Came True

| December 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a longtime reader of science fiction, it’s always interesting to notice how the visions of writers eventually come to be real. Take Arthur C. Clarke’s epistle to Wireless World in 1945, what one. details the geostationary communications satellite netting everyone uses today. The satellites are in the sort of is called the “Clarke Orbit.” [...]

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Google Maps, Apple Maps, What Each Can't Find

Google Maps, Apple Maps, What Each Can't Find

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

As you may bring forth heard Wednesday (unless bad directions had you forfeited in the Australian countryside), Google at present offers a standalone maps program during the term of Apple’s iOS. The long-awaited loose gives iPhone users a compelling choice to Apple’s occasionally underinformed, passage-handicapped mapping app for iOS 6. But instead of all of Google’s [...]

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