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Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Weird & Wild<p>Creatures like crabs, butterflies, snakes, and octopuses sense the world in unusual ways.<p>When humans sniff in order to smell something, we draw a quick puff of air into our nostrils and over chemoreceptors in our nasal cavity. But octopuses, butterflies, and other animals don't have …

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Scientists: Graphene's Weak Spot Could Revolutionize Fuel Cell Technology

The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and discoverer of graphene Andre Geim of Manchester University, said their finding also raised the possibility that, in future, graphene membranes could be used to "sieve" hydrogen gas from the atmosphere to then generate electricity.<p>"We are very …

The science and art of heart muscle

The classic work of Hugh Huxley and Andrew Huxley (no relation) began to reveal how striated muscle – the muscle in your arms and legs, and your heart – works. Some of the molecular details of how muscle works are still being worked out.<p>A team led by Mathias Gautel (Kings College London, UK) and …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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The man with the golden blood

Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood. By Penny Bailey.<p>His doctor …

Medical Research

3 Magic Words to Overcome Overwhelm | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever know what you need to do but have trouble getting started? There’s a good chance that there’s at least one thing that you habitually put …

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

The world's most advanced particle accelerator is just 12 inches long and sits on a lab bench in the US - ExtremeTech

The world’s most advanced particle accelerator is just 12 inches long and sits on a lab bench in the US<p>By on November 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm<p>This site may …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

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Dress created almost entirely with 3Doodler pen

3D printing has been taking off in fashion -- but this one is definitely a first. Hong Kong-based fashion art house Shigo has created a 3D-printed dress -- one fabricated almost entirely using the 3Doodler 3D-printing pen. The only parts of the dress not hand-printed are the buckles that hold it …

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The making of Raspberry Pi

Can this plucky microcomputer save the computing industry? Adventures in Tech heads to Raspberry Pi HQ to find out.

The Body-Fat Burner

This four-move, muscle-blasting challenge is brutal, and requires all the willpower you can muster. Do you have what it takes to finish as strong as you started?<p>This week's fitness challenge will leave you collapsed in a puddle of yourself—in a good way. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT!</i> …

Make Any Exercise Harder

Build balance and muscle with these two challenging variations you can apply to almost any standing exercise<p>If you want to make an exercise harder, add weight. If you want to make your whole body work harder while performing an exercise, change your stance. "Altering the way you place your feet on …

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How to build a "stealth" computer display

A liquid crystal display (LCD) depends on liquid crystals that can rotate the polarization axis of light as it passes through. Here's how an LCD …

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Microsoft boosts Xbox One graphics performance ahead of PS4 console war

Microsoft is increasing the graphics performance of its Xbox One console ahead of its release in November. In a Major Nelson podcast published on Friday, Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten outlines the changes the company has made to its upcoming console since its unveiling in May. An internal beta of the …

Google announces tool to track lost Android phones

Android owners will soon have a way to locate their lost devices. Later this month, anyone with a Google account will be able to locate their Android devices on a map in real time, activate their ringer, and even wipe their contents. The service will work as part of a new Android Device Manager …

President Obama vetoes Samsung patent ban on iPhone 4 and select iPads

The Obama administration has stepped in today to veto an import ban Samsung won from the International Trade Commission to prevent the iPhone 4 and some iPads from coming into the US. The move marks the first time since 1987 that a president has interfered with an ITC order. Such import bans, which …

Samsung debuts monster 1.6TB SSD with new, high-speed PCIe NVMe protocol - ExtremeTech

By on July 19, 2013 at 8:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Samsung unveiled its new XS175 line …

Sony to launch lenses with built-in image sensors, screenless cameras that can be attached to smartphones - ExtremeTech

By on July 19, 2013 at 10:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Not content with reinventing and …

Where Do Deleted Files Go?

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11Jun/18<p>If you’re a retailer reading this article, there’s a 50 percent chance that within the next 24 months you expect to gain the ability to send …

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Contactive is like a cheat sheet for incoming calls

Contactive is a caller ID contact overlay for Android that displays various information updates from callers.<p>Contactive acts and feels like an extension of the contacts or address book that exists within native Android 4.0. When you receive a call from a friend, Contactive will also pull up the …

Military robot deploys CO2 to lure ticks to their doom

Ticks are repulsive, blood-sucking, disease-carrying parasites that can do serious harm to people. They deserve no less than robotic death from above.<p>Thank the Maker, then, that researchers at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) have developed a tick-slaying robot that uses carbon dioxide to pretend …

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Instagram to get political with D.C. liaison

Politicians likely fall at the bottom of your list of must-follow personalities on Instagram, which perhaps explains why the Facebook-owned app for sharing photos and videos is looking to hire someone to assist these public figures with image-crafting techniques.<p>The social network is hiring a …

Social Media

More work ahead in Apple, Samsung antitheft crack attack

SAN FRANCISCO -- There's still more work to be done before the public learns whether experts were able to circumvent the latest antitheft measures from Apple and Samsung on their smartphones.<p>San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón told reporters here that results from Thursday's security …

San Francisco

Kite Patch makes you invisible to mosquitoes

Aside from tick-slaying robots, what we all need for summer is mosquito-slaying robots.<p>That could happen in the future, but for now there's Kite Patch, a square you stick on your clothing to make you practically invisible to mosquitoes for up to 48 hours.<p>The patch uses non-toxic compounds that …

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HTC Butterfly S review: Swift processor, fat battery offset by cheap plastic - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>HTC Butterfly S</b> boasts a 3,200mAh battery and a half day of uptime, a powerful processor, and a brilliant screen. Its camera performs well in low light, and a microSD card slot offers the option of adding more storage.<p><b>The Bad</b> The glossy plastic materials of the HTC Butterfly S lead to …

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