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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

This Might Be the Most Influential Menswear Outfit in Movie History

The roaming-the-countryside look from the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall is still inspiring men over a half-decade after its release.<p>The thing about James Bond—the <i>point</i> of James Bond—is that almost every man in the universe wants to be him. They want to date Halle Berry, stumble across a pen that’s …

Men's Fashion

Matcha Gtk Theme - A Beautiful Flat Design Theme for Ubuntu Linux

Matcha Gtk Theme is a modern and flat design theme which is made inspired by Arc gtk theme. This amazing dark theme supports GTK 3, GTK 2 and …

Linux

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

Gunpowder Moon is a chillingly realistic book about the fight to control the Solar System

We can leave Earth, but its borders will follow us<p>On September 12th, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University in Houston, Texas, about the need for America to land on the Moon “before the decade is out.” The space race was never primarily about exploration or science, but rather …

Habitats

Turn a Raspberry Pi 3 into a desktop PC | ZDNet

Building a Raspberry Pi 3 powered desktop PC<p>Assuming you have a Raspberry Pi 3 - and the new Model B+ is perfect for this - then what you need to …

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

Nasa will be unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2135, scientists warn

A Nasa spacecraft designed to save Earth from asteroids is ‘inadequate’ and will not be able to steer a gigantic space rock onto a course which …

Your Smart Home Is Spying On You. Here's How To Spy Back.

After Gizmodo's investigation into the data smart homes expose about our lives, many of you asked how you could monitor the digital emissions from …

Raspberry Pi

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

Build a Clock With Lixies, the Nixie-⁠Tube Lookalike

Simulate a retro-tech look without the fuss Photo: Randi Klett Photo: Randi Klett <b>Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction film</b> <i> 2001: A Space Odyssey</i> …

Arduino

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

People Are Stockpiling Special 'Radiation Blocking' Pills to Guard Against Nuclear Apocalypse

But here's what you would actually need.<p>Hopefully it won't be the tweet that launched 1,000 ships – or nuclear weapons.<p>"North Korean Leader Kim Jong …

Emergency Preparedness

Tiny Transmitter Tracks Targets

It is a staple of spy movies. The hero — or sometimes the bad guy — sticks a device never any bigger than an Alka Seltzer to a vehicle or a person …

The Biggest Little Chip: An Intro to the Versatile 555 Timer

Back in 1970, when barely half a dozen corporate seedlings had taken root in the fertile ground of Silicon Valley, a company named Signetics bought an idea from an engineer named Hans Camenzind. It wasn’t a breakthrough concept, just 23 transistors and a bunch of resistors that would function as a …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Quantum Mechanics

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health​ | Men’s Health

So far, the researchers have developed biosensors based on three biochemical data points. There’s the glucose sensor, which changes from blue to brown when blood sugar increases. A pH sensor changes between purple and pink as alkalinity increases, and a sodium sensor becomes a more intense green …

Linux malware enslaves Raspberry Pi to mine cryptocurrency

It's time to update your Raspberry Pi devices or risk them being infected with cryptocurrency mining malware.<p>Someone has developed a simple Linux …

Raspberry Pi

37 different sensor and effectors for Arduino $24

My daughter and I have set up a small maker space in our house and we are stocking it with components. Our latest acquisition: this 37-piece Arduino …

Arduino

Pixel-morphing technology can improve display resolutions by 200%

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have come up with a technique to squeeze three times the resolution out of a standard LCD monitor. …

How to Install TOR on Android and iOS Devices

Installing Tor on Android and iOS devices is not as difficult as you may think.<p>You can safeguard your online privacy when you are using an Android or …

The Next Earth May Be Even Closer Than We Imagined

Discovering Proxima B<p>In August 2016, researchers discovered a potentially habitable planet about the same size as Earth orbiting the closest stellar …

Universe

Kate Upton Goes Full Britney Spears To Perform ‘Baby One More Time’ On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

This season, Spike’s <i>Lip Sync Battle</i> has pitted the likes of late-night hosts Craig Ferguson and Jay Leno, NFL players Ray Lewis and Tony Gonzalez, and HBO stars Sam Richardson and T.J. Miller against each other. It’s unclear what Kate Upton and Ricky Martin have in common — besides recently …

Kate Upton

The Rick And Morty Mods For GTA V Are Way Too Real

The mods transform <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> into a bloodbath of surreal, familial dysfunction. Like the “Look Who’s Purging Now” episode from season 2, but …

Rick and Morty

We May Be Able to Build a Rocket That Can Go 99.999% the Speed of Light

Theoretical Spacecrafts<p>Theoretical physics often lifts the sanctions we set on our own imaginations. Whether it’s exploring the possibility of warp …

Physics

Wirelessly Charge Your Phone From High Voltage Power Lines

Using nothing more than an antenna, a spark plug, a flyback transformer, a diode, and a car phone charger, [Kreosan] have implemented the world’s …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is playable at 4K ... on the PC

Wii U emulator makes Breath of the Wild look amazing<p>The Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of <i>Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> run at either 720p or 900p resolutions depending on whether the Switch is docked or not, but some fresh updates to Wii U emulator CEMU allow the game to be played at much higher …

Gaming