Michael Trenkler

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ScienceCasts: Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon

This Sunday, Sep. 27th, the super Harvest Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a lovely amber total lunar eclipse.

Rare Super Blood Moon Total Eclipse: How to See It

A full moon, harvest moon, super moon, and total eclipse of the moon—this one has it all.<p>Everyone with clear skies across the Americas will have a front-row seat Sunday night to a rare total eclipse of the super-harvest moon.<p>On the evening of September 27, three separate lunar events converge. The …

Watch This Funny Gold PS4 Taco Bell Ad

If you end up winning a gold PlayStation 4 from Taco Bell as part of Sony's new partnership with the fast food giant, people might ask you how you got your hands on the nice-looking system. That's the theme for this new PS4 Taco Bell commercial that's airing now on TV. We won't spoil the story, but …

Taco Bell

iPhone 6s has a hidden 3D Touch feature: zoom

Early buyers of Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus discovered that settings for 3D Touch were buried within the Accessibility section of the Settings app, and very few in number: turn on/turn off, adjust sensitivity, and test the feature. But it turns out that there’s a hidden 3D Touch setting …

Kit helps children hunt new antibiotics

Designer and entrepreneur Vidhi Mehta has developed a biology kit that works with an app, to help children become ''citizen scientists''.<p>It allows them to crowdsource their investigations, as they hunt for materials with antibiotic properties.<p>All kinds of material in nature can have this power, …

Biotechnology

Apple could face penalty in Russia over same-sex couple emoji inclusion

Apple could potentially be facing a fine upwards of one million rubles in Russia (which is only about $15,000 USD) over its inclusion of same-sex couple emoji characters on the built-in iOS keyboard. <i>The Independent</i> reports that police in Russia have began an investigation into Apple to determine …

How to Sketch in Notes

Notes receives my award for most improved app of the iOS 9 update. One of the big upgrades is the Sketch feature. Now, Notes combines text, sketch, picture, and sharing to give you many note-taking options. With three different "marker" tips, a ruler, eraser, and color easel, it's a pretty basic …

Note-Taking

Tiny Motorized Robots Can Clean Carbon Dioxide Out Of Seawater

Love that flat water<p>In a restaurant you might prefer 'sparkling' carbonated water over the still variety, but in the oceans, carbonated water is a very bad thing.<p>Thanks to our penchant for burning fossil fuels, there are increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, which means there …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

Internet of Things
Google Doodle

Oculus teams up with 20th Century Fox to bring virtual reality to movies

Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company, has partnered with 20th Century Fox to make movies available on its new VR cinema, Oculus Video,</i> …

Virtual Reality