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New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar …

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

The new enzyme is called a ribozyme because it is made from ribonucleic acid (RNA). Modern DNA-based life forms appear to have evolved from a simpler …

Ebola outbreak: Ebola may not be a deadly disease for everyone, scientists find

Researchers have found that natural immunity may exist to Ebola, after discovering that some animals get over the disease quickly, without major symptoms<p>Ebola may not be a deadly disease for everyone, after scientists discovered that some people are likely to be naturally immune to the virus.<p>A …

Can pumpkins ward off diabetes? - Futurity

Pumpkins may or may not fend off evil spirits on Halloween, but scientists suspect they may possess medicinal properties that could help treat …

Diabetes

Breakthrough fibre optic technology can transfer the entire internet in a single glass strand

A new type of fibre optic cable developed by researchers in the US and Netherlands has smashed data transfer records, managing to squeeze 255 …

Nanotech

Denmark McDonald's Workers Get Paid Vastly Higher Wages

In response to the protests, McDonald's, one of the largest fast food chains in the world, has warned that wage increases would force franchisees to raise menu prices.<p>But in Denmark, McDonald's employees, along with all other fast food workers, make twice as much as they do in the US, and the Big …

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Are some humans born evil?

Scientists believe they’ve identified the genes responsible for high levels of rage and violence – does that make some men evil from birth?<p>There are many theories about why humans commit unspeakable evil, but none of them are particularly comforting. If the childhoods of serial killers are filled …

Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death, warn scientists

Drinking three glasses of milk doubles the risk of early death and does not prevent broken bones, new research has shown<p>Milk has long been recommended by doctors and nutritionists for boosting calcium intake and helping to keep bones strong.<p>But research suggests that it does little to strengthen …

Public Health England

Google X Nano Pill will seek cancer cells in your body

Google’s moonshot group Google X is working on a pill that, when swallowed, will seek out cancer cells in your body. It’ll seek out all sorts of …

Animations of unseeable biology

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- but Drew Berry wants to change that. He demos his scientifically accurate (and …

WATCH: Can You Erase Bad Memories?

Ever had a painful memory you just wish you could forget? It's the premise of cult movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but the science is …

The Brain

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How hospital trash could save lives abroad - Futurity

A collective donation program would save 2 billion pounds of perfectly sterile surgical supplies from hospital dumpsters each year.

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram - ExtremeTech

By on August 17, 2012 at 10:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A bioengineer and geneticist at …

Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind

Photography is powerful because we can place ourselves into the perspective of those we see in an image. Whether it’s street photography, …

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on …

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …

Street Photographs that Show How the Rise of Smartphones Means the Death of Conversation

Reminiscent of the Tumblr Blog <i>We Never Look Up</i>, London street photographer Babycakes Romero‘s series <i>The Death of Conversation</i> focuses on …

Expectations Vs. Reality: Getting Your Very First DSLR

Purchasing your first DSLR is a big, important moment in your photographic journey, whether or not you ever intend to make photography more than just …

Mesmerizing Underwater Photography by Mother-Daughter Tandem

Not too many people can brag of an underwater model/photographer tandem such as that which Sacha Kalis and Elena Kalis have. They also happen to be …

Here’s a Look at How Much Post-Processing Goes Into a L’Oréal Beauty Commercial

People can get really upset when you start using the P word. Magazine covers, professional portraits and even Instagram posts have been accused of …

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GM's new Volt to be faster, more efficient

General Motors' second-generation Volt will have more electric range, better performance and, GM promises, it will be even more enjoyable to drive.<p>"When we talk to our [Volt] customers, fuel savings isn't the first thing that comes out of their mouth," Larry Nitz, General Motors' executive vice …

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

Chemists Find A New Chemical Bond

Forming it requires replacing atoms' electrons with more exotic sub-atomic particles.<p>Fresh evidence suggests there exists a type of chemical bond that nobody has ever seen before, <i>Chemistry World</i> reports.<p>Not that they haven't looked. In the early 1980s, chemists searched for--but couldn't …

Why Your Wedding Photographer Won’t Give You a Disk of Unedited RAW Files

Oh dear. That was a bit awkward. Sitting on the floor at my nephew’s birthday party, trying to capture pass-the-parcel photos that weren’t anything …