Amber Berkobien

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Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building.<p>The "chemical hearth," which dates back to the …

These tiny robots can turn into submarines for search-and-rescue missions

Now, the same minature robots are capable of diving and swimming in water, potentially providing a new tool for future search-and-rescue missions.<p>The RoboBee was originally created to act as a spy of sorts. Early funding for the project was provided by DARPA in an effort to create a literal fly on …

These Gorgeous Photos Get You Up And Close And Personal With Bees Before They’re Gone

Excuse me, bee, you’ve got a little pollen on your face.<p>For 10 days–almost without sleeping–Sam Droege did nothing but take incredibly detailed photos of bees.<p>Each fuzzy hair, and sometimes a tiny scrap of pollen, is clearly visible, using a technique that stitches together dozens of extreme …

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Protests outside British High Commission in Kigali as Rwandan spy chief due in court in London

Crowds of protesters gathered outside the British High Commission in Rwanda on Wednesday night, on the eve of their spy chief's appearance before a court in London<p>Scores of protesters staged a demonstration outside the British High Commission in Kigali on Wednesday night, ahead of Thursday's …

Scientists Make Friction Disappear By Coating Diamonds With Graphene

The discovery could help make cars, computers, and other machines more efficient<p>Diamonds are already one of the hardest natural substances known to science. But combine them with graphene, and diamond nanoparticles are also incredibly slippery, which can be useful if you want to reduce friction in …

7 Moves That Will Seriously Transform Your Butt

In just three weeks.<p>When you've exhausted every fitness class in the land and the plateau is real, one final frontier in the quest for change promises next-level results–New York City's Bodies by P. Founded by former athlete (and ModelFit alum) Stephen Pasterino, the hyper-precise workout is …

Screentendo can turn any part of your screen into a playable Super Mario Bros. level

Nintendo’s famous characters are everywhere, from adorning the top of retro-inspired amiibo stands, to a plethora of merchandise and soon, on mobile devices. But for developer Aaron Randall, that just isn’t enough. His new work-in-progress desktop app turns just about any part of your screen into a …

Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Gives New Freedom to Paralyzed Man

Erik Sorto’s first attempt to drink beer was a classic fail. ”I dumped it the first time because I lost concentration because I was so excited,” he said.<p>Sorto, who is paralyzed from the neck down, is the first patient to try a new type of brain implant that lets him control a robotic arm using the …

REPORT: Feds are questioning top Herbalife members

The inquiries are focused on the activities of about 10 top Herbalife members, CNBC said, citing sources. The company is offering members assistance in obtaining legal counsel, though it is unclear how many have taken representation, CNBC said.<p>The identities of the members and what law enforcement …

Google to build robot surgeons with Johnson & Johnson

Pair have entered collaboration to develop robotic tools for surgeons<p>Google is to team up with healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson to build robotic surgeons in the Silicon Valley giant's latest foray into healthcare.<p>The tech giant will work with J&J medical device division Ethicon to develop new …

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These Depressing Ski Resort Photos Show The Awful Impact Of California's Drought

Seven ski resorts in California's Lake Tahoe have closed early for the season because of the lack of snow.

How to Work Out Without Getting out of Bed

Eight moves to tone up all over using only your mattress as resistance.<p>We'd bet that even the biggest fitness junkies among us have had this moment: You've just woken up and the thought creeps in...<i>M</i><i>aybe I could just work out from bed, for a change?</i> When you're pressed for time, dreading the …

Blind Man Sees His Wife For the First Time In A Decade After Getting Bionic Eye Implant

A blind man is regaining his sight thanks to some groundbreaking technology.<p>Allen Zderad of Minnesota, has retinitis pigmentosa, an untreatable degenerative eye disease that caused his vision to deteriorate, according to the Mayo Clinic. While he wasn't able to see anything other than bright light, …

Most Popular Flowers for Spring!

<i>By Lilli Black, florist on BloomNation and Owner of Bella Calla in Denver, CO</i><p>Spring is always a highly anticipated time in the flower industry as SO many things come back into season, and life just pops back into our coolers. Weddings start to take off, and of course, Mother's Day is upon us. …